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Below you will find a list organized A-Z with information about each organization you can volunteer with.

Organizations interested in being listed in our directory or that would like to update information listed, can complete the Volunteer Network Directory Registration form. 

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Aging + Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County

Aging + Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County

Address

721 Oxford Avenue
Suite 1130
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Betsy Henck
phone:  715-839-4735
e-mail:  betsy.henck@eauclairecounty.gov

Purpose of the Organization

Provide information, assistance and resources to individuals who are elderly, adults living with a disability and their caregivers. Operate Meals on Wheels, Health Prevention Classes, caregiver support groups and provide Dementia Care Services to the community. 

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Deliver Meals on Wheels Monday-Friday during lunch time. Takes between and hour and hour and half, can be done with a friend, volunteer does need their own vehicle. Flexible scheduling and as many or as few hours available.  45 minute orientation, background check and then you're ready to start volunteering. 

Categories
  • Hunger Relief
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Address

505 South Dewey Street #107
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Volunteer Coordinator
phone  715-836-7710 ext. 3202
fax  715-836-9844

Purpose of the Organization

ARCW is a statewide AIDS Service Organization. We provide HIV prevention and education, including HIV Counseling and Testing. We also provide a wide range of care
and treatment services for those living with HIV, including Social Work Case Management. Our Eau Claire office is one of 11 locations ARCW has in the state.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteer activities in prevention include helping with HIV outreach events and HIV testing in offsite locations, making up “safer sex” kits and assisting with activities in the office. Volunteer activities on the care side include helping with the food pantry and making up informational packets for clients. At times we also need assistance with clerical tasks.

Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
American Red Cross

American Red Cross

Address

3728 Spooner Avenue
Altoona, WI 54720
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday: Vary

Contact Information

Lee Borofka
phone  920-737-9974
e-mail:  lee.borofka@redcross.org

Purpose of the Organization

We can't control the storms in life--the force of a hurricane, the slowing beat of a pulse, the devastation of a house fire. But, we can control how we prepare for and respond to such events, and the American Red Cross can help. 

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Disaster Response (in-person and remote)
  • Bio-Med (blood drives)
  • Teaching youth preparedness and service to the Armed Forces.
  • We occasionally offer non-paid Public Relation internships
Categories
  • Emergency Assistance & Crisis Lines
  • Youth Services
Apple Pregnancy Care Center, Inc.

Apple Pregnancy Care Center, Inc.

Address

2600 Stein Boulevard
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Website

Hours

Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Other hours by appointment only

Contact Information

Melinda Gardner
phone  715-834-5254
e-mail  mgardner@applepcc.org

Purpose of the Organization

Support ministry (APPLE stands for Aiding Problem Pregnancies with Love and Encouragement). We provide pregnancy testing, education and support. All services free and confidential. "Earn While You Learn" Program offers education and clients earn points to get baby items - diapers, formula, clothing, strollers, cribs, car seats and more.

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Assist with mailings
  • Organize materials that clients receive
  • Work at a fundraiser (i.e., Walk for Life)
  • Work directly with clients as a mentor or teacher

*Training required and held twice annually

Categories
  • Adoption, Pregnancy Counseling & Family Planning
  • Family Counseling, Parenting & Child Care
The ARC of Dunn County, Inc.

The ARC of Dunn County, Inc.

Address
2602 Hils Court
Menomonie, WI 54751
website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Tina Joiner
phone 715-235-7373 ext. 20
fax 715-233-3565
e-mail tina@arcofdunncounty.org

Purpose of the Organization

Provides advocacy and quality services that enable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential, enhance their quality of life, promote independence and be active participants in their community. Provides residential, guardianship and respite services as well as community programs.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Activities Assistant — Assist with setup and clean-up for activities and assist members during activities. Some activities include health and wellness classes, art classes and social activities.
  • Mentors — Meet one-on-one with members in the community doing activities the members enjoy.
  • Office Assistant — Assist as needed with projects at the office.
Categories
  • Health & Fitness
  • Housing & Assisted Living Services
  • Information & Referral Services
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges

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Barron County Habitat for Humanity

Barron County Habitat for Humanity

Address

1311 S Main St#208
Rice Lake, WI. 54868
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Manned Remotely

Contact Information

Elizabeth Gray
phone  715-736-0088
e-mail  Office@barroncountyhabitat.org

Purpose of the Organization

Build new homes for low income persons/families and make repairs to homes to make them livable for low income homeowners.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Construction related: painting, cleaning, fetching for workers and working as experience allows.
Fundraising: preparing mailings and helping at events

Categories
  • Housing and Assisted Living Services
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
Beaver Creek Reserve

Beaver Creek Reserve

Address

S1 County Road K
Fall Creek, WI 54742
Website

Hours

Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Sunday: noon–4 p.m.

Contact Information

Outreach & Development Coordinator
phone  715-877-2212
e-mail  outreach@beavercreekreserve.org

Purpose of the Organization

Beaver Creek Reserve offers 400 acres of diverse habitats to explore filled with a variety of plants and animals. Upland woods, river bottom forests, wetlands and savannah areas are all found at Beaver Creek Reserve. Bordered by the Eau Claire river with two small trout stream that run through the property, there is an abundance of flora and fauna to be discovered.

Nearly 9 miles of hiking trails wind their way through our 400 acres. When visiting Beaver Creek Reserve make sure to stop at the Wise Nature Center first. There, visitors can gain a sense of the habitats of the Reserve in the Scheels Discover Room. Other Beaver Creek building and features a Youth Camp, Citizen Science Center, Hobbs Observatory, Wildlands Charter School, and Seasonal Butterfly House (open July 5 – Sunday of Labor Day weekend).

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Nature Center Host, Special Events and Program Support, Summer Camp Assistant, Volunteer Naturalist, Program Facilitators, Outreach Booth Staff, Trail Maintenance, Caterpillar Lab & Butterfly House Guide

Categories
  • Community Development
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Youth Services
Benjamin's House

Benjamin's House

Address

1107 Heart Island Pkwy
Rice Lake, WI, 54868
Website

Hours

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Nights and Weekends by appointment

Contact Information

Stephanie Melton
phone  715-736-2437
e-mail  director-ops@benjamins-house.org

Purpose of the Organization

Benjamin's House provides shelter, food and support services for the homeless and people in need. We are a 90 day program shelter and use a wraparound case management approach. The aim is to develop a personalized self-sufficiency plan with each resident. We work with resources already available in our communities to help residents find employment, housing, and medical assistance, and to remove other barriers that led to homelessness.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Meal Service
  • Fundraisers
  • Cleaning
  • Painting
  • Life Skills Development
  • Teaching Hobbies
Categories
  • Housing and Assisted Living Services
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin

Address

424 Galloway Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Cherity Germain
phone  715-835-0161
e-mail  cherity.germain@bbbsnw.org

Purpose of the Organization

To create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Become a ‘Big’ —  Our Big Brothers and Big Sisters are asked for a minimum of a one-year commitment and to spend an average of one hour per week with the child. Flexibility is given for students out of the area over the summers.

Categories
  • Youth Services
Bolton Refuge House

Bolton Refuge House

Address

807 S Farwell St
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Open 24/7

Contact Information

Mainhia Yang
phone  715-834-9578
e-mail  mainhia.y@boltonrefuge.org

Purpose of the Organization

Bolton Refuge House is a full service provider for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We believe we must serve these individuals with respect and dignity. 

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Crisis work, house keeping, building projects, children's group, court watch. Volunteer opportunities are always on going, please call to inquire current needs!

Categories
  • Domestic Abuse and Protective Services
  • Family Counseling, Parenting, and Child Care
  • Housing and Assisted Living Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Vocational Assistance
  • Youth Services
Boy Scouts of America — Chippewa Valley Council

Boy Scouts of America — Chippewa Valley Council

Address

710 South Hastings Way
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Tuesday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Matt Dienger
phone
  715-832-6671
email mdienger@bsamail.org

Purpose of the Organization

The mission of the Chippewa Valley Council is to Provide a Meaningful and Rewarding Scouting Experience to the Youth of the Chippewa Valley Council, Thereby, Developing Future Leaders and Promoting Good Citizenship.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

We have several opportunities ranging from helping with an event (Scouting or career Exploring related) to becoming a longer term volunteer or helping with a specific project. 

Categories
  • Youth Services
Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley

Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley

Address

1005 Oxford Avenue

Eau Claire, WI 54703


Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Contact Information

Xenia Rudolph

715-855-0081
e-mail xrudolph@cvclubs.org

Purpose of the Organization

Provides a safe, positive and productive place for youth to go after school and during school breaks. Youth ages 8–18 may participate in after-school programs and full-day summer programs, as well as enjoy a daily snack and dinner. Offers free tutoring and homework help. Plans daily activities under five core areas of programming: health and life skills; character and leadership; the arts; sports, recreation and fitness; and education and career.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Homework tutoring
  • Program planning and guidance
  • Meal and snack preparation
  • Interact with youth and have fun
Categories
  • Youth Services
The Bridge to Hope

The Bridge to Hope

Address

2110 4th Avenue NE
Menomonie, WI 54751
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Contact Information

Jamie Gibson
phone  715-235-9074
fax  715-235-9073
e-mail  jamieg@thebridgetohope.org

Purpose of the Organization

We are a domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking crisis center and shelter. We focus on helping families or single individuals that are currently fleeing abuse, and we help them to be able to leave the situation and provide the tools to be able to be on their own.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

We look for volunteers to help with outside work: helping with keeping our building looking nice for clients. We also ask volunteers to help with organizing, cleaning and folding newsletters. Volunteers may be asked to help with child care if able. 

Categories
  • Domestic Abuse & Protective Services
  • Emergency Assistance & Crisis Lines
  • Family Counseling, Parenting, and Child Care
  • Mental Health Services

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Cadott Community Library

Cadott Community Library

Address

331 N Main St
Cadott, WI 54727
Website

Hours

Monday/Thursday/Friday 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday/Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Contact Information

Samma Johnson
phone  715-289-4950
e-mail  johnson@cadottlibrary.org

Purpose of the Organization

A rural public library, serving a population of approximately 3200. Part of the MORE Consortium and IFLS library system, the library houses over 13500 items including books, movies, games, and more. The library is in the beginning stages of a building project, which will move it from Main Street to HWY 27/Mills St.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Library related tasks (shelving, cleaning, inventory, organizing, etc.), event/booth work at fundraising events, program hosting, etc.

Categories
  • Community Development
  • Literacy Services
  • Singular Event
  • Youth Services
Care & Rehab

Care & Rehab

Address

Wisconsin- Barron, Boscobel, Cumberland, Ladysmith  
Minnesota-Ostrander
Website

Hours

24 hours a day

Contact Information

Andrea Thayer
phone  507-269-5473
e-mail  info@careandrehab.org

Purpose of the Organization

At Care & Rehab – Barron, we provide many services including 24-hour skilled nursing, long- and short-term nursing, respite, post-surgical, hospice care, memory and Alzheimer’s care. Our facility strives to provide person-centered services, focused on individual needs. We respond to our residents’ and patients’ needs with nurturing support, prompt attention and the TLC they deserve. In addition to nursing care, we provide skilled therapy services to our residents, as to the community, through our therapy department. This includes physical, occupational and speech therapy services.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Contact us for current opportunities for volunteers.

Categories
  • Health and Fitness
  • Hospice Services
  • Housing and Assisted Living Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Senior Citizen Services
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities

Address

448 North Dewey Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Contact Information

Melissa Bowe
phone  715-832-6644
fax  715-832-6686
e-mail  mbowe@cclse.org

Purpose of the Organization

Offering services through four offices in 19 counties, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse proclaims Christ’s Gospel of Life and promotes human dignity by alleviating poverty and strengthening individuals and families. The Eau Claire office provides adoption, pregnancy support, post-adoption, emergency services, housing counseling, and a homeless shelter named Sojourner House.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Front Desk Receptionist:

  • Main duties include answering incoming phone calls, greeting clients, answering questions about Catholic Charities programs, processing mail, receipting donations, and assisting staff with projects as needed.  Training is provided. Must be able to work with a diverse group of people in a non-judgmental manner and be able to understand and maintain confidentiality. Various shifts are available Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.. Also looking for anyone with a flexible schedule to be an "on-call" volunteer to help cover others' shifts during the week.

Sojourner House Volunteers:

  • Greeter — Set the tone for the evening operations by the way you welcome residents into the shelter, understanding that the shelter is a place of hope, acceptance and restoration. Shift coverage 6:45–9 p.m.
  • Intake Interviewer — Get each resident checked in each and every night. Help create an atmosphere of mutual respect by assisting in the intake interviews, the rules and guidelines review, and the bed assignments. Understand that the shelter is a place of acceptance regardless of hopes and ambitions. Shift coverage 6:30–9 p.m.
  • Storage Room Monitor — Create a safe, comfortable environment for all. Collect personal belongings in exchange for evening bedding. Understand Sojourner House’s zero tolerance policy. Shift coverage 6:45–9 p.m. and 6–8 a.m.
  • Laundry Patrol — Maintain an orderly evening operation. Schedule showers and laundry use, and supervise laundry operations. Shift coverage 6:45–10 p.m.
  • Food Provider — Meet the essential need of healthy food by providing residents with an evening snack, small meal or breakfast.
  • Overnight Hospitality — Create a warm and dignified environment that offers help with basic needs of food, shelter and connection to a greater caring community. Understand that the shelter is a place of hope and restoration. Shift coverages 7:30 p.m.–1 a.m. and 1–7 a.m.
  • Kitchen Helper — Provide a warm smile and good food to set a positive tone for the evening or morning. Shift coverages 6:45–9:45 p.m. and 5:45–7:45 a.m.
  • Front Desk and Data Entry — Assist the emergency services case manager and client support assistant in answering phones and helping walk-in clients at the front desk. Input basic information into a database.
  • Adoption / Post - Adoption Volunteer — Help plan special events, create information packets for prospective adoptive parents, and help with various adoption administrative duties.
Categories
  • Adoption, Pregnancy Counseling & Family Planning
  • Emergency Assistance & Crisis Lines
  • Hunger Relief
  • Information & Referral Services
Child Care Partnership

Child Care Partnership

Address

418 Wisconsin Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website 1 Website 2

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

phone  715-831-1700 or 800-782-1880

Purpose of the Organization

Making child care work for the children of Wisconsin and for you. The goal is to increase access to consistent, affordable, and quality child care services. Serves Buffalo, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix and Trempealeau counties — including the Ho-Chunk Nation. The Child and Adult Care Food Program plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care and making it affordable. CACFP is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix, Trempealeau and Vernon Counties and the Ho-Chunk Nation.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Maintain library
  • Prepare newsletters and mailings
  • Data entry, filing, phone coverage
  • Assess environments in early childhood programs
  • Early Childhood Conference and Workshop planning and coordination
Categories
  • Family Counseling, Parenting & Child Care
  • Health & Fitness
  • Information & Referral Services
Children’s Museum of Eau Claire

Children’s Museum of Eau Claire

Address

40 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Hours vary - please check website for current hours

Contact Information

Sarah Zwiefelhofer
phone  715-832-5437
e-mail  sarah@childrensmuseumec.com

Purpose of the Organization

CMEC provides a safe, inclusive environment for children to learn and play with others their age. With interactive exhibits, kids can grow not only socially but also academically while having fun!

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers are the key to the success of the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire. Individuals and organizations are welcome. Applicants must submit to a background check and attend an orientation/training session. Duties may include staging and resetting exhibits, preparing materials for arts-and-crafts projects, visitor services responsibilities, and cleaning.

Categories
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Family Counseling, Parenting, and Child Care
  • Youth Services
Chippewa Falls Main Street

Chippewa Falls Main Street

Address

514 N Bridge St
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m. –5 p.m.

Contact Information

Teri Ouimette
phone  715-723-6661
e-mail  teri@cfms.us

Purpose of the Organization

Chippewa Falls Main Street's goal is to improve the community's quality of life by strengthening the Downtown as the center of the community.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Parade crowd control (opportunities in both August and December), distributing posters and promotional materials to downtown businesses

Categories
  • Community Development
Chippewa Valley Free Clinic

Chippewa Valley Free Clinic

Address

1030 Oak Ridge Dr.
Eau Claire, WI 54701


Website

Hours

Office hours: Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Clinic hours: Tuesdays 4 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Thursdays (1st and 3rd of the month) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Contact Information

Darla Eilen, Volunteer Manager
phone  715-839-8477 Ext. 213
e-mail  darla@cvfreeclinic.org

Purpose of the Organization

The Chippewa Valley Free Clinic provides health services and advocacy for the people of the Chippewa Valley who have no health care alternative.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Office Administrative Assistant - Support the work of the Executive Director, Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
  • Clinic Administrative Assistant - Support the work of the Clinic Director and Nursing Supervisor.
  • Clinic Receptionist - Assist patients in the registration process and answer the phones on clinic nights
  • Diabetic Educator - Provide education to patients and their families on diabetes, nutrition and medication and insulin adjustments
  • Executive Assistant - Assist the Executive Director with one-time and on-going projects
  • Interpreter -Work with Spanish speaking patients and acts as a conduit between patients and medical professionals by listening to the professional and orally translating information into a patient's native language in layman's terms
  • Lab Technician -Perform tests at the free clinic and draw samples to be tested at Mayo Health System or Sacred Heart Hospital
  • Meal Provider - Provide meals to the volunteers during clinic hours
  • Nurse - Efficiently move patients through the clinic process and ensure that all orders have been carried out and make sure that the patient has been given appropriate instruction
  • Office Receptionist - Answer phones, take messages, file charts, and other office tasks during daytime hours.
  • Patient Advocate - Helps patients complete the paperwork for the assistance program and mails in the completed paperwork.
  • Pharmacy Technician - Assisting the medication coordinator at the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic in dispensing medications to patients
  • Provider - Evaluate and treat low-income adults with minor urgent care issues or stable chronic diseases
  • Public Relations & Communications - Assist management in presenting the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic in a professional and timely manner. Manage all social sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, and keep them up to date on the company’s information.
  • Special Projects -Assist clinic staff in short term projects such as mass mailings, yearly raffle, open house or representing CVFC at community events
  • Technical Writer - Assist management in writing documents that include protocols, promotional materials, and grants
  • Website Management - Update and post content from the organization generated by writers and photographers
  • Pharmacist
  • Patient Navigator
  • Intake Coordinator
  • Dentist, Dental Assistant and/or Dental Hygienist
  • Vision Provider and/or Vision Tech
  • Janitorial/Cleaning
  • Dictation
  • Counselor
  • Psychiatrist
  • Graphic Design
Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Information & Referral Services
  • Mental Health Services
Chippewa Valley Museum

Chippewa Valley Museum

Address

1204 Half Moon Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Website

Hours

Sunday–Friday 1 - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 1 - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Information

Angela Allred
phone  715-834-7871
fax  715-834-6624
e-mail  a.allred@cvmuseum.com

Purpose of the Organization

The purpose of the Chippewa Valley Museum is to discover, collect, preserve, and interpret the history and culture of the Chippewa Valley and its people.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Ice Cream Parlor: Make ice cream treats, ring up purchases
  • Front Desk: Run Admissions register, greet guests, answer basic questions about the museum
  • Museum Store: Ring up visitor purchases
  • Programs/Special Events: Help set up/take down, help with registration, other tasks
  • Help Staff: Help in Curatorial with artifacts, in the Library with transcribing documents, in other departments with various tasks
Categories
  • Arts
  • History
Chippewa Valley Regional Airport

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport

Address

3800 Starr Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Erin Switzer
phone  715-839-6241
e-mail  admin@chippewavalleyairport.com

Purpose of the Organization

Regional Airport offering commercial airline service.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteer Greeters for arriving and departing flights.

Categories
  • Transportation
Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra

Address

402 Graham Avenue
Suite 205
Eau Claire, WI 54701


Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Contact Information
phone  715-832-6366
fax  715-832-0828
e-mail  info@cvsymphony.org

Purpose of the Organization

The CVSO currently performs five classical music concerts per year. In 2010 the CVSO also began backing rock and pops performers. Several fundraisers are held each year, including private recitals and garden and Christmas strolls. A music camp was started in the summer of 2011. Outreach activities include teaching local third-graders about orchestras and coordinating with local art classes to create works based on pieces of music. The orchestra consists of 65 members. Nobu Yasuda is Music Director. The staff consists of an executive director, an operations coordinator, a bookkeeper and a librarian. 

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteer opportunities include administrative help in the office, helping with the strolls, writing press releases, updating social media, publishing program notes, sales of tickets and advertising, mass mailings, newsletters.

Categories
  • Arts
Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild

Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild

Address

102 West Grand Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information
Ann Sessions
phone  715-832-7529
e-mail  cvtgact@aol.com

Purpose of the Organization

The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild is a volunteer-driven community theatre serving the greater Eau Claire area since 1981. The Theatre Guild develops, encourages, and promotes opportunities for community members of all ages to experience live theatre arts, whether on stage, back stage, behind the scenes, in the audience, or in a classroom. The Guild produces Broadway musicals, plays and children's shows throughout the year.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Artistic opportunities range from actors, musicians, directors, pianists, costumers, painters, designers and technicians. Office: box office, answering phones, mailings, and general clerical. Promotion: poster distribution, special events and fundraising/marketing. Education: teachers and classroom helpers. No experience is necessary. We will mentor/train.

Categories
  • Arts
City of Chippewa Falls

City of Chippewa Falls

Address

30 W. Central St.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Website

Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday 
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Contact Information

John Jimenez
phone  715-726-2772
e-mail  jjimenez@chippewafalls-wi.gov

Purpose of the Organization

Our Mission is to meet and exceed our community’s expectations by maintaining clean, safe, and beautiful parks and facilities for all to enjoy for generations to come. By providing leisure and recreational activities, we will promote healthy habits and educational, social and emotional development that last a lifetime.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Christmas Village
  • Haunted Hill
Categories
  • Community Development
  • Singular Event
The Classic at Hillcrest Greens

The Classic at Hillcrest Greens

Address

2455 Sawgrass Pl.
Altoona, WI 54720
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Rachel Schmidt
phone
  715-930-1207
email lifeenrichmentsupervisor@theclassichg.com

Purpose of the Organization

The Classic is a Senior Living Facility with Independent, Assisted and Memory Care residents.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Helping with special events, one on ones visits with residents in memory care or assisted living. Leading a card group, craft group, or sharing a special skill such as music, instrument, writing etc. 

Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Senior Citizens Services
The Community Table

The Community Table

Address

320 Putnam Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Contact Information

Marie Schug
phone  715-835-4977 ext. 7
e-mail  volunteer@thecommunitytable.org

Purpose of the Organization

Offers a free meal to anyone in need, 365 days a year. Each day a team of volunteers provides the labor, a donation of $125 and eight gallons of milk. Individuals may also volunteer. Enlightens the public on the needs of our community.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Food preparation, cleaning tasks, sorting clothing and hospitality.

Categories
  • Emergency Assistance & Crisis Lines
  • Health Care Services
  • Hunger Relief
  • Information & Referral Services

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Dove Healthcare - Barron

Dove Healthcare - Barron

Address

1333 Memorial Drive
Barron, WI 54812
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Emily Gudis
phone  715-537-1151
e-mail  info@dovehealthcare.com

Purpose of the Organization

Dove Healthcare consists of six skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities and six assisted living residences that serve the short-term and long-term care needs of people in Northwest Wisconsin. Core services include rehabilitation, post-acute care, ventilator care, skilled nursing, long-term and end-of-life care, as well as assisted living and memory care.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Assist with outings to shop or dine out
  • Assist with activities such as crafts, games, manicures, Wii
  • Share a talent or hobby, provide music entertainment
  • Assist bringing residents to/from activities
  • Provide individual visits to residents
  • Sponsor a group activity such as casino day, pet show, style show, prom dance, your choice
Categories
  • Health and Fitness
  • Health Care Services
  • Housing and Assisted Living Services
  • Senior Citizen Services
Dove Healthcare - Bloomer

Dove Healthcare - Bloomer

Address

2217 Duncan Rd
Bloomer, WI 54724
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Laura Odness
phone  715-568-9770
e-mail  info@dovehealthcare.com

Purpose of the Organization

Dove Healthcare consists of six skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities and six assisted living residences that serve the short-term and long-term care needs of people in Northwest Wisconsin. Core services include rehabilitation, post-acute care, ventilator care, skilled nursing, long-term and end-of-life care, as well as assisted living and memory care.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Assist with outings to shop or dine out
  • Assist with activities such as crafts, games, manicures, Wii
  • Share a talent or hobby, provide music entertainment
  • Assist bringing residents to/from activities
  • Provide individual visits to residents
  • Sponsor a group activity such as casino day, pet show, style show, prom dance, your choice
Categories
  • Health and Fitness
  • Health Care Services
  • Housing and Assisted Living Services
  • Senior Citizen Services
Dove Healthcare -Orchard Hills Assisted Living

Dove Healthcare - Orchard Hills Assisted Living

Address

1403 Truax Blvd.
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Contact Information

Michelle Pawlak
phone  715-930-6000
e-mail  info@dovehealthcare.com

Purpose of the Organization

An assisted living for the elderly. Residents are quite independent, with their own rooms. We are here just to assist them if they need help with anything. They enjoy a variety of activities and outings that are planned by the facility.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers assist according to their interests and talents — singing, talking to the residents, engaging in a board game or cards along with doing arts and crafts or participating in bigger activities.

Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Health and Fitness
  • Housing and Assisted Living Services
  • Senior Citizens Services
Dove Healthcare - Osseo

Dove Healthcare - Osseo

Address

51019 Ridge View Rd
Osseo, WI 54758
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Thea Kurth
phone  715-597-2493
e-mail  info@dovehealthcare.com

Purpose of the Organization

Dove Healthcare consists of six skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities and six assisted living residences that serve the short-term and long-term care needs of people in Northwest Wisconsin. Core services include rehabilitation, post-acute care, ventilator care, skilled nursing, long-term and end-of-life care, as well as assisted living and memory care.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Assist with outings to shop or dine out
  • Assist with activities such as crafts, games, manicures, Wii
  • Share a talent or hobby, provide music entertainment
  • Assist bringing residents to/from activities
  • Provide individual visits to residents
  • Sponsor a group activity such as casino day, pet show, style show, prom dance, your choice
Categories
  • Health and Fitness
  • Health Care Services
  • Housing and Assisted Living Services
  • Senior Citizen Services
Dove Healthcare - Regional Vent Center

Dove Healthcare - Regional Vent Center

Address

2815 County Hwy I
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Rachel Brion
phone  715-723-9341
e-mail  info@dovehealthcare.com

Purpose of the Organization

Dove Healthcare consists of six skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities and six assisted living residences that serve the short-term and long-term care needs of people in Northwest Wisconsin. Core services include rehabilitation, post-acute care, ventilator care, skilled nursing, long-term and end-of-life care, as well as assisted living and memory care.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Assist with outings to shop or dine out
  • Assist with activities such as crafts, games, manicures, Wii
  • Share a talent or hobby, provide music entertainment
  • Assist bringing residents to/from activities
  • Provide individual visits to residents
  • Sponsor a group activity such as casino day, pet show, style show, prom dance, your choice
Categories
  • Health and Fitness
  • Health Care Services
  • Housing and Assisted Living Services
  • Senior Citizen Services
Dove Healthcare - Rice Lake

Dove Healthcare - Rice Lake

Address

910 Bear Paw Ave
Rice Lake, WI 54868
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Nadine Williams
phone  715-234-2604
e-mail  info@dovehealthcare.com

Purpose of the Organization

Dove Healthcare consists of six skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities and six assisted living residences that serve the short-term and long-term care needs of people in Northwest Wisconsin. Core services include rehabilitation, post-acute care, ventilator care, skilled nursing, long-term and end-of-life care, as well as assisted living and memory care.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Assist with outings to shop or dine out
  • Assist with activities such as crafts, games, manicures, Wii
  • Share a talent or hobby, provide music entertainment
  • Assist bringing residents to/from activities
  • Provide individual visits to residents
  • Sponsor a group activity such as casino day, pet show, style show, prom dance, your choice
Categories
  • Health and Fitness
  • Health Care Services
  • Housing and Assisted Living Services
  • Senior Citizen Services
Dove Healthcare - Rutledge Home

Dove Healthcare - Rutledge Home

Address

300 Bridgewater Ave
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Kena Luzinski
phone  715-723-5566
e-mail  info@dovehealthcare.com

Purpose of the Organization

Dove Healthcare consists of six skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities and six assisted living residences that serve the short-term and long-term care needs of people in Northwest Wisconsin. Core services include rehabilitation, post-acute care, ventilator care, skilled nursing, long-term and end-of-life care, as well as assisted living and memory care.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Assist with outings to shop or dine out
  • Assist with activities such as crafts, games, manicures, Wii
  • Share a talent or hobby, provide music entertainment
  • Assist bringing residents to/from activities
  • Provide individual visits to residents
  • Sponsor a group activity such as casino day, pet show, style show, prom dance, your choice
Categories
  • Health and Fitness
  • Health Care Services
  • Housing and Assisted Living Services
  • Senior Citizen Services
Dove Heathcare — South Eau Claire

Dove Heathcare — South Eau Claire

Address

3656 Mall Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Mandy Alvar
phone  715-552-1035
e-mail  info@dovehealthcare.com

Purpose of the Organization

Dove Healthcare consists of six skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities and six assisted living residences that serve the short-term and long-term care needs of people in Northwest Wisconsin. Core services include rehabilitation, post-acute care, ventilator care, skilled nursing, long-term and end-of-life care, as well as assisted living and memory care.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Assist with outings to shop or dine out
  • Assist with activities such as crafts, games, manicures, Wii
  • Share a talent or hobby, provide music entertainment
  • Assist transporting residents to/from activities within the facility
  • Provide individual visits to residents
  • Sponsor a group activity such as casino day, pet show, style show, prom dance, your choice
Categories
  • Health and Fitness
  • Health Care Services
  • Housing & Assisted Living Services
  • Senior Citizen Services
Dove Healthcare - West Eau Claire

Dove Healthcare — West Eau Claire

Address

1405 Truax Boulevard
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Tricia Thatcher
phone  715-552-1030
e-mail  info@dovehealthcare.com

Purpose of the Organization

Dove Healthcare consists of six skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities and six assisted living residences that serve the short-term and long-term care needs of people in Northwest Wisconsin. Core services include rehabilitation, post-acute care, ventilator care, skilled nursing, long-term and end-of-life care, as well as assisted living and memory care.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Assist with outings to shop or dine out
  • Assist with activities such as crafts, games, manicures, Wii
  • Share a talent or hobby, provide music entertainment
  • Assist transporting residents to/from activities within the facility
  • Provide individual visits to residents
  • Sponsor a group activity such as casino day, pet show, style show, prom dance, your choice
Categories
  • Health and Fitness
  • Health Care Services
  • Housing & Assisted Living Services
  • Senior Citizen Services
Downtown Eau Claire, Inc.

Downtown Eau Claire, Inc.

Address

203 S. Farwell St.
P.O. Box 5148
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Website

Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Dustin Olson
phone  715-839-8877
e-mail  frontdesk@ecct.org

Purpose of the Organization

The mission of Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. is to promote the development of business, housing, cultural resources, and activities within downtown Eau Claire. 

Our vision is to be the premier civic alliance that creates a vibrant downtown everyone recognizes, appreciates, and enjoys.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers can help at individual events, including the Our City Spring Cleanup, Family Nigh in the Park, International Fall Festival, Downtown Trick-or-Treating, and Christmastime in the City.  Commitments are usually limited to a few hours work.

Opportunities are also available to work year-round on Downtown Eau Claire committees.

Categories
  • Community Development
D.R. Moon Memorial Library

D.R. Moon Memorial Library

Address

154 E 4th Ave
Stanley, WI 54768
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Miniatt
phone  715-644-2004
e-mail  stanleypl@stanleylibrary.org

Purpose of the Organization

Built in 1901, the D.R. Moon Memorial Library is a public library located in Stanley, WI. The mission of the library is to provide quality materials and services which fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and professional.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteer opportunities include helping with library events and programs, organizing and cleaning, delivering books to home-bound and at-risk patrons, and assisting with the day-to-day of the library.

Categories
  • Information and Referral Services
  • Literacy Services
Dunn County Historical Society

Dunn County Historical Society

Address

1820 Wakanda Street NE
Menomonie, WI 54751
Website

Hours

Wednesday–Sunday Noon–4 p.m.

Contact Information

Jan Theberge
phone  715-232-8685
e-mail  dchs@dunnhistory.org

Purpose of the Organization

Discovers, preserves, interprets and disseminates knowledge about the history of
Dunn County and its role in local and Wisconsin history. We have an active exhibit schedule, including engaging exhibits that change out numerous times throughout the year. To accompany the exhibits, the Dunn County Historical Society offers many additional opportunities for hands-on learning through adult and children’s programming.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

The Dunn County Historical Society offers many hands-on volunteering experiences related to the history of the area. Opportunities range from Family Fun Day volunteering to specific internship opportunities related to research, exhibit construction and archival and collections management.

Categories
  • History
Dunn County Humane Society

Dunn County Humane Society

Address

302 Brickyard Rd.
Menomonie, WI
Website

Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Contact Information

Lisa Drenckhahn
phone  715-232-9790
e-mail  lisad@dunncountyhumanesociety.org

Purpose of the Organization

The Dunn County Humane Society (DCHS) is dedicated to improving the lives of companion animals in our community and finding permanent and loving adoptive homes for the animals in our care. DCHS promotes the humane treatment of animals and operates as a no-kill facility, a philosophy that has been with the organization from the beginning. We do not forfeit the life of one animal to make space for another. Our goals include:

  • To educate the public about animal needs and responsible ownership
  • To operate a top-notch animal shelter and find loving homes for animals in need
  • To conduct fundraising activities to provide for the care of the animals
  • To increase the number of active members and volunteers
  • To promote spay/neuter programs
Volunteer Opportunities Available

We have opportunities on site for socializing the cats and dogs in our care, and at a number of off site events throughout the year. For volunteers that wish to help with socializing the DCHS residents a Volunteer Orientation will need to be completed first. Off site volunteers do not need to have completed the class.

Categories
  • Animal Services

E

Easter Seals Wisconsin Respite Camp

Easter Seals Wisconsin Respite Camp

Address

1550 Waubeek Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Contact Information

AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator
phone  608-254-2502
e-mail  volunteer@eastersealswisconsin.com

Purpose of the Organization

Since 1926, Easterseals Wisconsin has been creating life-changing solutions for individuals with disabilities and their families. Our mission is to increase independence, maximize opportunities, minimize barriers, and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. Imagine a place where campers with disabilities are free to be themselves and valued for it. Where they are able to try new things and make new friends in an accessible, inclusive, and fun environment. Campers of all ages and abilities can challenge themselves, set goals and accomplish them – making the most of their camp experience. In this relaxed environment, families and caregivers can be confident their loved one is safe and taken care of, and in return, they receive a respite. Campers will have the time of their lives at a place they’ll never forget.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers are matched with a camper and help them in all activities throughout the fun-packed camp session. Camp counselor for weekends September-May or Counselor for a week during June-September! They are responsible for all of the camper’s personal care and participation in activities. Many people need assistance with their daily activities at camp. Each weekend there is a wide variety of activities such as swimming, bowling, or other community trips, arts and crafts, tractor rides, nature activities, a dance and much more.
No experience is needed.

Categories
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
  • Volunteer Placement
  • Youth Services
Eau Claire Area School District Special Olympics

Eau Claire Area School District Special Olympics

Address

500 Main Street
Eau Claire, WI, 54701
Website 

Hours

Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Contact Information

Stephanie Travis
phone  715-852-6742
e-mail  stravis@ecasd.us

Purpose of the Organization

Eau Claire Area School District Special Olympics program. We follow all guidelines from Special Olympics Wisconsin. Out program provides sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons age eight and older with intellectual disabilities.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

We are looking for volunteers to assist at elementary, middle school, and high school practices during 3 sports seasons. (Fall: Bowling; Winter: Basketball; Spring: Track & Field) Practices for all levels are Monday and Thursdays. Elementary practice is 3:45-5:00pm; middle school practice is 3:00-4:30pm; high school practice is 3:00-4:30pm. Volunteers will be assigned specific tasks from the coaches based on athlete, team, and/or sport need.

Categories
  • Health & Fitness
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
  • Youth Services
Eau Claire Area School District Title I Reading Partnership

Eau Claire Area School District Title Reading Partnership Program

Coordinator:  Jennie Cimino (Eau Claire Area School District Employee)
UW-Eau Claire, Centennial Hall 3210
Phone:  715-836-2873
Email:  ciminojl@uwec.edu
Website

Hours

Monday – Friday 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. (during the ECASD calendar year)

Purpose:

The primary goal of this program is to increase the chances that a child will enjoy reading by providing opportunities to read with a volunteer partner.  The partner provides various kinds of reading experiences, helping the child build background knowledge, increasing comprehension of what is being read, and fostering joy and a feeling of success in reading.  A secondary goal of the program is to help a child see that reading is a process to be enjoyed and that it is something that you do for yourself, not just something that takes place at school under more formal conditions. 

Process:

Volunteers (usually from the university pool of students) are matched and provided with an orientation from the Reading Partnership Coordinator, an Eau Claire Area School District employee housed on the UW-Eau Claire campus.  Once matched, the reading partners usually meet meet in the school setting. The volunteer brings a variety of literature to these meetings (often checked out from the Reading Partnership Program's Student Resource Center) and the partners take turns reading the material and playing literacy based games that the coordinator provides. 

Who is referred?

Children (from Title I designated schools in the Eau Claire Area School District) are usually referred to the program for one of two reasons.  The first reason would be that the child is falling behind the average reading level for most students in his/her grade level.  This situation affects the student's coursework in all subject areas.  The second reason that a child might be referred is because the student is learning English as a second language and needs to have some one-to-one practice using English outside the school setting. Additionally, some children are placed in the program with the hope that he or she will develop a greater interest in reading!

Why are university students used as volunteers?

Students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are required to document 30 hours of service learning over the course of their time at UW-Eau Claire.  This program can fulfill that need.  There are also several courses in the Education Studies Department that require time spent working with elementary students and this can also serve that purpose.  In addition, majors from the foreign language department and minors in the TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) programs can obtain extra practice in their fields of study.

Additional events and activities:

Throughout the school calendar year, special large group events are held for children in the program, as well as their families. Each child's reading partner is also encouraged to attend. These events have fun literacy activities to participate in, and every child attending chooses free books to take home so that they can build their own personal libraries.

Categories:
  • Literacy Services
  • Youth Services
Eau Claire Children’s Theatre

Eau Claire Children’s Theatre

Address

1814 Oxford Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Contact Information
phone  715-839-8877
e-mail  info@ecct.org
Purpose of the Organization

A nonprofit, volunteer-driven community theatre providing quality theatrical and educational experiences for western Wisconsin residents of all ages.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Production Volunteers — Set painting and construction, costumes, make up, spotlight operators, light and sound board operators, fly rail, running crew, props.
  • Musicians — Choral music director, rehearsal accompanist, pit musician, orchestra conductor.
  • Front-of-House Volunteers — Box office, ushers, marketing, special events
Categories
  • Arts
Eau Claire County Crisis Response Program

Eau Claire County Crisis Response Program

Address

721 Oxford Avenue, Ste. 1001
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Information

Megan Schumacher
phone  715-839-6975
fax  715-831-7363
e-mail megan.schumacher@da.wi.gov

Purpose of the Organization

Crisis Response Volunteers will be utilized to enhance crisis response services to crime victims in Eau Claire County by responding to crisis calls and meeting face to face with victims or others associated with the victim or the crime who have suffered a traumatic reaction to the crime. Response will be made within twenty four hours of the occurrence of the crime, whenever possible. By applying critical incident stress debriefing skills, volunteers will reduce the level of stress and enhance coping abilities of victims in crisis, as well as provide victims with an opportunity to ventilate and have validated the seriousness of the impact of the event.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Will be available on scheduled nights and weekends to respond to crisis calls. When paged by the law enforcement agency or notified by some other authorized source of the need to respond to a victim of a crime, the volunteer will immediately gather appropriate information to assess the level of response required.
  • Volunteers will meet with victims and apply debriefing and defusing techniques to assist the victim stabilize, assess immediate safety needs of the victim, and provide victims with an opportunity to ventilate and have validated the impact of the crime, including physical, emotional, and financial impact. Volunteers will provide information about other community resources and assist victim with accessing resources. Volunteers will spend as much time as necessary to assure victim is informed and secure before leaving the scene.
  • After each crisis call, volunteers will immediately document required statistical information as well as a brief summary of the crisis call for the Crisis Response Specialist to review the following day and note any special circumstances or need for follow-up.
  • Volunteers must complete all required initial training and attend any ongoing training and keep training manuals updated. Volunteers must take initiative educate themselves on community resources and criminal system procedures.
  • Volunteers must maintain a valid driver's license and insurance requirements at all times and immediately report any lapses in either to the program directors. 
  • Volunteers must do a minimum of one ride-along per month with any law enforcement agency in Eau Claire County
Categories
  • Domestic Abuse and Protective Services
  • Information and Referral Services
Eau Claire County Humane Association

Eau Claire County Humane Association

Address

3900 Old Town Hall Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Open to Volunteers
Monday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Open to the Public
Sunday
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Contact Information

Tracey Newhouse
phone  715-839-4747 Ext. 24
e-mail  volunteer@eccha.org

Purpose of the Organization

The Eau Claire County Humane Association is here to be a voice for all animals by providing education, resources, and support for the community, compassionate care for homeless animals until they can be placed in forever homes, and coordination with other organization to promote animal welfare.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Our volunteer's general function is to help provide shelter animals with their physical needs of water, food, a clean kennel, and healthy environment. The other important function is mental stimulation and training. Volunteers not only help out at the shelter but we also have many volunteers helping offsite; such as, nursing home visits, fundraisers and events, PetSmart cat caretakers, and poster distribution. ECCHA is looking for compassionate individuals to help ease the stress many of these lost, stray, or surrendered animals face in a shelter setting with lots of love.

Categories
  • Animal Services
Eau Claire County Restorative Justice Program

Eau Claire County Restorative Justice Program

Address

3605 Gateway Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website (Currently Unavailable)

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Annette Truitt
phone  715-835-6521
fax  715-835-6513
e-mail  annette@eccrjp.org

Purpose of the Organization

Dedicated to building a safer community by discouraging crime, restoring victim well-being and emphasizing direct offender accountability.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Accountability Mentor — Meet with at-risk youth ages 12 to 16 at school once weekly. Together work on identifying strengths, developing empathy and accountability among other topics. This position requires at least a one-year commitment.
  • Accountability Workshop Facilitator — Facilitate workshops for small groups of juvenile offenders with ECCRJP staff. Topics include choice-making, accountability, values and empathy. Workshops are Tuesday evenings 5:30–8:30 p.m. during the school year.
  • Victim Offender Conference Facilitator — Coordinate and facilitate meetings between victims of crime and the offender(s) in their case. Responsible for conducting preconference interviews with each party individually to explain process and ensure a safe conference environment. This position requires at least a one-year commitment.
Categories
  • Criminal Rehabilitation
  • Juvenile Delinquency Services
  • Youth Services
Eau Claire Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department

Eau Claire Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department

Address

915 Menomonie Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Julie Booth
phone
  715-839-5032
e-mail  recvolunteers@eauclairewi.gov

Purpose of the Organization

The Recreation Division provides a diverse selection of programs, services, and facilities for the citizens of Eau Claire that focus on healthy lifestyles, social
equity, and collaboration within the community.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Amazing Eau Claire Clean-Up April 22, 2023 9AM-12PM
  • Adopt-A-Park
  • Adopt-A-Trail
  • Adopt-A-Flowerbed
  • Carson Park Concessions
  • Clearwater Winter Parade December 2, 5PM-8PM
  • Specialized Recreation Programs
  • Youth Recreation Programs (Flag Football, Soccer, T-Ball, & Baseball Coaches/Leaders)
Categories
  • Community Development
  • Health and Fitness
  • Multicultural Services
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
  • Youth Services
Eau Claire Regional Arts Council, Inc.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Council, Inc.

Address

316 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday + Wednesday + Friday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Abbey Goers
phone  715-832-2787
fax  715-832-0828
e-mail  abbey@eauclairearts.com

Purpose of the Organization

The Eau Claire Regional Arts Council's mission is to transform people's lives through the performing and visual arts. We house the State Theatre and Janet Carson Gallery, offering over 250 performances, arts exhibits, and workshops every year.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers most frequently help at State Theatre performances, acting as greeters, ushers, and doing concessions sales. Customer service and safety are our priorities for our patrons.

Categories
  • Arts
Epilepsy Foundation of Wisconsin

Epilepsy Foundation of Wisconsin

Address

41 Park Ridge Dr. 
Ste C
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Contact Information

Alicia Thompson
phone  608-665-1848
e-mail  athompson@epilepsywisconsin.org

Purpose of the Organization

As a non-profit charitable organization, we exist to increase public awareness and understanding of a neurological disorder that affects so many people, more than 100,000 living in Wisconsin.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Fundraising events, program volunteer opportunities (support groups, youth program, adult retreat program), and social media.

Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
  • Youth Services

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Family Support Center

Family Support Center

Address

P.O. Box 143
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Lori Borg
phone  715-723-1138
fax  715-723-8460
email resourcedev@fsccf.org

Purpose of the Organization

Provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We also provide prevention education in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • On-call Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate — Provide services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault on weekday evenings and weekends.
  • Child care — Provide child care in the evenings during classes and groups.
Categories
  • Domestic Abuse & Protective Services
  • Emergency Assistance & Crisis Lines
  • Family Counseling, Parenting & Child Care
Feed My People Food Bank

Feed My People Food Bank

Address

2610 Alpine Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact Information

Ken Sitzman
phone  715-835-9415 ext.101
e-mail  ken@fmpfoodbank.org

Purpose of the Organization

Feed My People rescues nationally and regionally donated food from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and growers that might otherwise be thrown away. Most of this nutritious food passes through our 45,000 square foot distribution center in Eau Claire before being distributed to 242 hunger-relief programs throughout west central Wisconsin.

These programs include our network of non-profit agency partners like food pantries, meal sites, shelters, other programs, and our service programs that directly feed the hungry.

Once our agency partners order food from us for their programs, it is delivered to their door by our fleet of nine trucks that travel through our 14-county, 15,000+ square mile service region.

This is possible through the generosity of our community. Together we fuel healthy futures.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

We provide volunteering opportunities to individuals & groups of up to 12 people.  These opportunities include repacking of bulk cereal and other products into smaller bags in our Clean Room.  Individuals can also pick orders in our warehouse, that go out to our agencies.  Driving truck to deliver orders to our agencies.  Helping distribute food at one of our pop-up food sites.  Sorting food or produce.  Please go to our volunteer site to see all of the opportunities, including dates, times and number of people needed.  Groups please contact Ken for opportunities.  https://www.fmpfoodbank.org/get_involved/volunteer.phtml

Categories
  • Hunger Relief
First Congregational United Church of Christ

First Congregational United Church of Christ

Address

310 Broadway Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information
phone  715-834-2668
fax  715-834-0674

Purpose of the Organization

Acts to support values of acceptance and love in our local community, our state and in the world. Volunteers are involved in community organizing, developing events in support of Okora, Uganda, maintaining and advancing intergenerations relationships, and connecting youth with meaningful actions in Eau Claire. This is a very hospitable and active congregation willing and able to welcome and support the actions of volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • JONAH Congregation-Based Community Organizing — Participate in developing leaders and advancing action for the current issues: environmental sustainability, micro-lending circles, treatment instead of prison, voter registration and hazardous waste recycling. Participation is project based. Volunteers may join actions that are already in motion or may have the freedom to create and develop a project with support from the larger organization.
  • Okora, Uganda, Project — This is a five-year project raising $28,000 annually to support the resettlement of this northern Ugandan village. Volunteers assist in planned projects (sustainability festival in February, auction in May, golf outing in June) or develop an event that would complement their own career goals.
  • Senior Program — This vital program provides regular visitation with members of the congregation and regular events for socialization. Volunteers participate in this program under the supervision of a licensed social worker.
  • Youth Programs — Programs for middle school and high school students focus on involvement in the community. Students take weekly mission activities within the community. High school students are beginning a puppet troupe to provide information on the effects of underage drinking.
Categories
  • Criminal Rehabilitation
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Family Counseling, Parenting & Child Care
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Youth Services
Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Address

400 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Many volunteer opportunities take place during the library's open hours. The Friends do not work all of those hours, but please send us an email, leave a message, or fill out a volunteer form and we'll get back to you. 

Contact Information

Astrid Hayden
phone  715-831-5301
e-mail  friendsofthelibrary@eauclaire.lib.wi.us

Purpose of the Organization

The mission of the Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is to encourage literacy, expression, and discovery in the Chippewa Valley through support to the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and the surrounding community.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Adopt-a-Shelf
  • Book Store Assistant
  • Library Program Volunteer
  • Event Volunteer
  • Online Book Sale
  • Books for Babies
  • Give a Kid a Book
  • Home Delivery
  • Laundromat Libraries
  • Executive Board Member
Categories
  • Community Development
  • Literacy Services
  • Youth Services
Friends of the Menomonie Public Library

Friends of the Menomonie Public Library

Address

600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie WI
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Contact Information

Lori Charbonneau
phone  715-232-2164
e-mail  friends@menomonielibrary.org

Purpose of the Organization

The Menomonie Public Library provides lifelong learning resources, fosters a sense of community, and enriches the lives of Dunn County citizens in a welcoming environment.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Volunteer sorting books
  • Community programs - face painting, activities for children
  • Book sales
Categories
  • Literacy Services

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Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes

Address

4222 Oakwood Hills Parkway
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Contact Information

Lauren O'Connell
phone  715-944-4498
e-mail  loconnell@gsnwgl.org

Purpose of the Organization

Girl Scouts are a viable, visible, girl-centered organization responsive and appealing to our members, volunteers, and staff. We engage quality individuals to help us deliver relevant programs that offer a lasting, positive impact.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Troop Leaders - Training provided to lead small groups of school age girls in activities that help them grow in their leadership skills. About 5 hours a month. Application required.
  • Reach Out Volunteers - Training provided to help staff lead small groups of girls in self esteem programming. Application required.
  • Program Volunteers - Lend a helping hand at area events where girls get a chance to learn or practice something specific.
  • Clerical Volunteers - helping as needed at our office to complete various clerical duties.
Categories
  • Youth Services
Grace Adult Day Services — Altoona

Grace Adult Day Services — Altoona

Address

2441 New Pine Drive
Altoona, WI 54720
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Volunteer Coordinator
phone 715-832-8811
fax  715-838-2424

Purpose of the Organization

Provides a safe, structured environment in which adults can maintain and enhance social and health care aspects of daily life while having the opportunity to remain in their homes. Person-centered services; state-of-the-art facility.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers who are willing to socialize, interact, assist with community outings, initiate craft and or baking groups, individualized special interest groups and one-on-one activities.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and agree to abide by all policies and rules set forth by Grace Lutheran Foundation for its volunteers. Student volunteer groups are also welcome. Prior to volunteering, all adults must submit to a criminal background check. Volunteers attend a program orientation and tour. Volunteer schedules are flexible, with day, evening and weekend hours available.

Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
Grace Adult Day Services — Chippewa Falls

Grace Adult Day Services — Chippewa Falls

Address

2050 County Trunk I
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Volunteer Coordinator
phone 715-738-1925
fax  715-738-1927

Purpose of the Organization

Provides a safe, structured environment in which adults can maintain and enhance social and health care aspects of daily life while having the opportunity to remain in their homes. Person-centered services; state-of-the-art facility.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers who are willing to socialize, interact, assist with community outings, initiate craft and or baking groups, individualized special interest groups and one-on-one activities.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and agree to abide by all policies and rules set forth by Grace Lutheran Foundation for its volunteers. Student volunteer groups are also welcome. Prior to volunteering, all adults must submit to a criminal background check. Volunteers attend a program orientation and tour. Volunteer schedules are flexible, with day, evening and weekend hours available.

Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
Grace Edgewood Assisted Living Community

Grace Edgewood Assisted Living Community

Address

2512 Spooner Avenue
Altoona, WI 54720
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Volunteer Coordinator
phone 715-832-5813
fax  715-738-1927

Purpose of the Organization

Community-based residential facility that provides a supportive environment for older persons who need assistance with daily living tasks.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers with sociable pets to come in and visit with residents once a week. Volunteers needed to guide devotions Tuesday, Thursday or Friday mornings. Volunteers needed to assist with resident craft projects. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and agree to abide by all policies and rules set forth by Grace Lutheran Foundation for its volunteers. Student volunteer groups are also welcome. Prior to volunteering, all adults must submit to a criminal background check. Volunteers attend a program orientation and tour. Volunteer schedules are flexible, with day, evening and weekend hours available.

Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Housing & Assisted Living Services
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
Grace Willowbrook Assisted Living Community

Grace Willowbrook Assisted Living Community

Address

4868 Otteson Lane
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Volunteer Coordinator
phone 715-835-0429

Purpose of the Organization

Community-based residential facility that provides a supportive environment for older persons who need assistance with daily living tasks.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers needed to assist with both group and one-on-one activities. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and agree to abide by all policies and rules set forth by Grace Lutheran Foundation for its volunteers. Student volunteer groups are also welcome. Prior to volunteering, all adults must submit to a criminal background check. Volunteers attend a program orientation and tour. Volunteer schedules are flexible, with day, evening and weekend hours available.

Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Housing & Assisted Living Services
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
  • Senior Citizens Services

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Hope Gospel Mission

Hope Gospel Mission

Address

2650 Mercantile Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54702

Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Linda Velie
phone 715-491-0905
fax  715-552-5563
e-mail  lindav@hopegospelmission.org

Purpose of the Organization

Helps the homeless and poor in Western Wisconsin by providing clothing, food, furniture, education and short-term shelter to those in need, especially through a life-change program called the Renewed Hope Program (for those dealing with addictions or chronic homelessness).

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Bargain Center donation processors — Help sort, organize, price, merchandise and research the donations we get from the community so that we can sell quality items at great prices that benefit the homeless and poor in our area. Some areas to get involved in include clothing, housewares, electronics, antiques, furniture, toys, shoes and linens. Volunteer hours are extremely flexible.
  • Cooks and foodservice assistants
  • Maintenance volunteers
  • Shuttle drivers
Categories
  • Chemical Dependency Services
  • Domestic Abuse & Protective Services
  • Emergency Assistance & Crisis Lines
  • Housing & Assisted Living Services
  • Literacy Services
  • Vocational Assistance

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Joshua's Camp Corporation

Joshua's Camp Corporation

Address

P.O. Box 177
Altoona, WI  54720
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Wendy Carey
phone  715-271-9807
e-mail  joshuascampwc@gmail.com

Purpose of the Organization

Non-Profit serving families who have a child on a cancer journey.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

4 programs throughout the year held at the Metropolis Resort - volunteers help with activities, child care and just overall hanging out with the families and children who attend our programs.

Categories
  • Youth Services
Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement

Address

2004 Highland Ave
Suite 2C
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website 

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Susan Peterson
phone 715-214-1124
e-mail  speterson@jawis.org

Purpose of the Organization

Nonprofit organization that specializes in economic education to youth grades K–12.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteer opportunities available for college students at the elementary, middle and
high school level to teach Junior Achievement educational programming.

Categories
  • Education
  • Youth Services

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Lakeshore Elementary School

Lakeshore Elementary School

Address

711 Lake Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

Contact Information

Deborah Lewis
phone  715-852-3407
e-mail  dlewis@ecasd.us

Purpose of the Organization

Lakeshore is a diverse populated elementary school in Eau Claire, close to UWEC campus. Our school is on the number 9 Eau Claire City Transit bus route.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Working with students, grades K-5, in reading and math.
  • One on one or small groups at the classroom teacher direction.
  • Work in our school media center, checking out books to students, shelving books, help with class projects.
  • Recess volunteer during lunchtime recesses or afternoon recesses.
  • Have a passion you would like to share? Lead an after school enrichment class. Ask for more details.

A ECASD Background Check must be completed (no cost to you) and Volunteer Form before volunteering can begin. We work with your schedule and availability.

Categories
  • Education
L.E. Phillips Career Development Center

L.E. Phillips Career Development Center

Address

1515 Ball Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

Contact Information

Debbie Stanton
phone  715-577-5857
email debbie@lecdc.org

Purpose of the Organization

Our mission is to be a viable business enterprise as a means to provide meaningful and appropriate vocational services and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities or disadvantages.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Events: Golf Outing, Summer Bash, Christmas Party, Express Game
  • Packaging and Assembly
  • Bariatric Briefs
Categories
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges 
  • Vocational Assistance
L.E. Phillips Senior Center

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Address

1616 Bellinger Street
Eau Claire, WI  54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Contact Information

Jackie Minor
phone  715-839-4909
e-mail  jminor@lep-sc.org

Purpose of the Organization

We are a membership organization of adults 50 and older that each day participate in programs and activities that emphasize growth in social, physical and mental well-being.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Teach classes, give orientations in fitness room, help with special events, spend time with members and much more!

Categories
  • Community Development
  • Health and Fitness
  • Senior Citizen Services
Literacy Chippewa Valley

Literacy Chippewa Valley

Address

510 S Farwell
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Thursday 8 a.m. –12 p.m.

Contact Information

Deb Erwin
phone  715-834-0222
e-mail  Deb.Erwin@literacycv.org

Purpose of the Organization

Literacy Chippewa Valley has been a leading educational non-profit in the Chippewa Valley for 35 years. We have programs in Eau Claire, Chippewa and Dunn counties ranging from Adult Literacy and English Language Learning classes to GED test assistance and vocational training for incarcerated individuals. All of our services are free of charge and on-site childcare is provided at our Eau Claire offices during class. We serve individuals from all over the world, and volunteering with LCV is a great opportunity to meet and serve a diverse group of people within our community.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

We have openings for office assistants, classroom aides and childcare assistants. Our opportunities are flexible depending on the volunteer's needs. We are both a service learning and work-study opportunity for university students.

Categories
  • Education
  • Family Counseling, Parenting and Child Care
  • Literacy Services
  • Multicultural Services
  • Vocational Assistance
Little Berry Farm LLC

Little Berry Farm LLC

Address

W1832 Maple Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Saturday 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Contact Information
phone  715-456-5196
e-mail  berrygirls@littleberryfarmec.com
Purpose of the Organization

Little Berry Farm is a place where people enjoy picking quality fruit in a country setting, close to town. Owner, Gaye, welcomes you to her U-pick berry farm where strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are naturally grown. Although we are not certified organic, we strive to be herbicide and pesticide free to grow fruit that tastes delicious and is good for you. The farm is located just 4 miles south of Eau Claire.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Because we are an all natural berry farm and have decided not to use weed-killers on our plants, we need lots of help picking weeds in our strawberry and blueberry fields. It is recommended that you wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Bring your gardening gloves, a water bottle, and a smile!

Categories
  • Environmental Concerns
Locust Lane Elementary

Locust Lane Elementary

Address

3245 Locust Lane
Eau Claire, WI.  54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Contact Information

Christina Geissler
phone  715-852-3701
e-mail  cgeissler@ecasd.us

Purpose of the Organization

Elementary School with grades K-5.  

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Helping in the library - restock books and etc.
  • Help teachers in the classroom (read, activities)
  • Field trip volunteers
  • Volunteer for school events
Categories
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Volunteer Placement
  • Youth Services

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Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

Address

205 Main Street East
Menomonie, WI 54751
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Abbey Goers
phone  715-235-9726
fax  715-235-9736
e-mail  boxoffice@mabeltainter.com

Purpose of the Organization

An active historic performing arts center dedicated to enriching peoples’ lives by broadening their cultural horizon.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteer opportunities include ushering for performances, helping at special events like our Fine Arts and Crafts Faire and annual fundraiser, delivering posters to local businesses, and giving tours of the building to large groups.

Categories
  • Arts
  • History
Main Street of Menomonie, Inc.

Main Street of Menomonie, Inc.

Address

342 East Main Street
Menomonie, WI 54751
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Contact Information

Joanie Dulin
phone  715-235-2666
fax  715-235-2824
e-mail  mainstreet342@wwt.net

Purpose of the Organization

Supports downtown businesses in Menomonie and encourages community support and growth of the downtown through activities and events throughout the year.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

We hold events throughout the year such as the WinterDaze Parade and Community Cookout in the summer. Volunteers are often needed to help organize participants, set up, tear down, and sell tickets.

Categories
  • History
  • Information & Referral Services
Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) - Community Connections Team

Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) - Community Connections Team

Address

1701 N. Fig Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Jen Paape
phone  715-221-8400
e-mail  paape.jennifer@marshfieldclinic.org

Purpose of the Organization

Our health care providers and staff know your health is affected by your community more than by the care you receive within the clinic walls. Patients are screened during health care visits to identify areas of need, such as food, transportation, clothing and utilities. Our Community Connections Team (CCT) enlists volunteers to connect patients with local resources to meet their needs and helps individuals improve their health and quality of life.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Our Community Connections Team (CCT) enlists volunteers to connect patients with local resources to meet their needs and helps individuals improve their health and quality of life. This is a 2 semester commitment of a 3 hour shift once a week. The shifts are 8-11am, 11-2pm and 2-5pm. All application and health information needs to be completed 4 weeks prior to the start of the semester.  

Categories
  • Emergency Assistance and Crisis Lines
  • Health Care Services
  • Information and Referral Services
Mayo Clinic Health System Home Health and Hospice

Mayo Clinic Health System Home Health and Hospice

Address

P.O. Box 2060
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Bonnie Baskett Harvey
phone  715-831-0100
fax  715-831-0108
e-mail  baskett-harvey.bonnie@mayo.edu

Purpose of the Organization

Home health agency serving over 11 counties in northwest Wisconsin. Offering both nonmedical and skilled nursing services, including hospice care.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteer opportunities exist in our hospice program. Volunteer training and opportunities are available in patient and family support, bereavement support, clerical support, and fundraising projects.

Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Hospice Services
Meadowview Elementary School

Meadowview Elementary School

Address

4714 Fairfax Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Contact Information

Sue Lindstedt
phone  715-852-4007
fax  715-852-4004
e-mail  slindstedt@ecasd.k12.wi.us

Purpose of the Organization

Public school that educates children grades K–5

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Tutoring after school 3:15–4 p.m.
  • Assisting in classrooms 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • After School Study Club Wednesdays 3–3:45 p.m.
  • Listening to reading
  • Helping with math
  • Helping with writing
  • Assisting with office duties 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Categories
  • Youth Services
Menomonie Area Bread for the World

Menomonie Area Bread for the World

Address

926A Tainter Street
Menomonie, WI 54751
Facebook

Contact Information

Julie McNaughton
phone  715-235-9377
e-mail  mcnaughtond@uwstout.edu

Purpose of the Organization

Works to change government policies so that they are more helpful for hungry people. Raises funds for the Stepping Stones Food Pantry of Dunn County and supports other hunger-relief programs.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Empty Bowls Volunteers — Make ceramic bowls, homemade soup, homemade bread. Set up displays, greet, run children’s activities, work at a letter-writing table, set tables, serve soup meal and clean up.
  • CROP Walk Volunteers — Help set up or participate in CROP Walk, Rock & Roll, on Sunday, October 14, 2012.
  • Volunteers can be on an e-mail list and contact members of Congress on legislation.
Categories
  • Emergency Assistance & Crisis Lines
  • Health & Fitness
  • Health Care Services
  • Hunger Relief

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National History Day in Wisconsin

National History Day in Wisconsin

Address

816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
Website

Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Paul Olson
phone  608-628-4775
fax  608-261-2465
e-mail paul.olson@wisconsinhistory.org

Purpose of the Organization

National History Day is an exciting academic enrichment program that helps students learn about historical issues, ideas, people and events. Learn more about the program and upcoming competitions using the website link above.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Eau Claire hosts a Regional contest where judges are needed to help review student produced websites, papers, exhibits, performances, and more. All projects relate to the National History Day theme and judges decide which students will continue onto the State Competition in Madison, WI. Dinner will be provided for all judges.

Categories
  • History
  • Singular Event
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Address

1120 James Dr.
Ste. A
Hartland, WI 53120
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 

Contact Information

Ashley Wissinger
phone  262-369-4426
fax  262-369-4410
e-mail  ashley.wissinger@nmss.org

Purpose of the Organization

The Wisconsin Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Wisconsin and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS. 

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Walk MS: Eau Claire Planning Team; Members on the planning team are responsible for assisting with event logistics, marketing, sponsorship, volunteer coordination and day of implementation.

Walk MS: Eau Claire Day-Of Team; Help make the walk a success by volunteering for registration, breakfast, finish line celebration, t-shirt station and more!

Categories
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges 
Nature's Edge Therapy Center

Nature's Edge Therapy Center

Address

2523 14 3/4 Ave.
Rice Lake, WI 54868
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Kristin Lulich
phone  715-859-6670
e-mail  naturesedge@citizens-tel.net

Purpose of the Organization

At Nature’s Edge, we engage nature’s calming beauty and the human-animal bond to take speech and occupational therapy to a new level.

Nature’s Edge is nestled on a beautiful 65-acre ranch in the heart of Northwest Wisconsin.

Licensed therapists combine conventional treatment methods with innovative rehabilitative strategies that include hippotherapy (using the movement of the horse), horticulture therapy and animal-assisted therapy to accelerate rehabilitation for functional living.

At Nature’s Edge, we treat any patient of any age needing speech, occupational, and physical therapy. Patient care is provided through our outpatient services, scheduled by appointment for one-hour treatment sessions, and through our Diane’s House intensive program. At Diane’s House on the Nature’s Edge ranch, a patient and his or her family may stay for visits of up to one week while receiving intensive therapy.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Facility maintenance
  • Small animal care and feeding
  • New construction
  • Large animal care and feeding
  • Assisting in fundraising
  • Tack care
  • Assisting in therapy sessions, including hippotherapy side-walkers
  • General cleaning
  • Gardening/landscaping
  • Stable attendant
Categories
  • Animal Services
  • Community Development
  • Health Care Services
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
  • Volunteer Placement
  • Youth Services
Northwoods Elementary School

Northwoods Elementary School

Address

3600 Northwoods Lane
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8:45 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Laurel Erdman
phone  715-852-4107
fax  715-852-4104
e-mail  lerdman@ecasd.k12.wi.us

Purpose of the Organization

Public school that educates children grades K–5. We are a cluster school, which means we offer extensive special education on our site. Northwoods Elementary has two computer labs, a great library, three sections per grade, art, music, physical education, speech and language pathology, OT, PT, special physical education. Staff includes school psychologist, social worker, counselor.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Assist lower elementary classrooms with language arts through guided reading.
  • Our library can always use some help with books.
  • All classrooms have children who need extra attention and homework help.
Categories
  • Youth Services

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The Open Door Clinic, Inc.

The Open Door Clinic, Inc.

Address

130 W Central Street
Chippewa Falls, WI, 54729
Website

Hours

Tuesdays 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Kim Renaud
phone  715-720-1443
e-mail  coordinator@chippewaopendoor.org

Purpose of the Organization

The Open Door Clinic, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides free basic health care services and a connection to community resources to Chippewa County residents who are without a health care alternative.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

The Open Door Clinic, Inc. has many volunteer opportunities for individuals with and without healthcare experience.  Some of the volunteer services/positions the clinic has include the following: Reception, Registration, Intake, Transcription, Pharmacy/Pharmacy Technician, Dietitian/ Diabetic Educator, Nursing, Rooming, MD/DO, Chiropractor, Physical Therapist, Counselor, and PA/NP.

Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Mental Health Services

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Peace Corps

Peace Corps

Address

1275 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20526
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

David Abundis
phone  505-440-6834
e-mail  dabundis@peacecorps.gov

Purpose of the Organization

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Peace Corps Volunteers live, learn, and work at the community level in communities around the world. Depending on degree, experience, and interests, Volunteers serve as leaders in business, education, health, agriculture, environment, and youth development programs. A job with varying measures of structure awaits each Volunteer who then has the flexibility and opportunity to pursue secondary projects in his or her community based on needs and interests. Secondary projects often include things like summer camps, English speaking clubs, environmental clubs, income-generating project for local organizations, and countless other pursuits.

Volunteers receive up to three months of training, which includes language, job skills, and cross-cultural preparation. They are with other Volunteers as well as Peace Corps staff during this time. After training, Volunteers welcomed into their communities with established contacts in place, including a workplace counterpart available for support.

In 2014, Peace Corps announced a first-ever opportunity to apply to specific assignments, so information about location, job duties, living conditions, and more is available for consideration. View current openings anytime at https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/volunteer-openings/

Categories
  • Education
  • Health and Fitness
  • Inter/national Services
  • Multicultural Services
  • Volunteer Placement
  • Youth Services
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin

Address

302 North Jackson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Website

PP Health Center
1231 Menomonie Street
Eau Claire WI 54701

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m..

Contact Information

Molly Swank
phone  414-289-3750
fax  414-271-2237
e-mail  molly.swank@ppwi.org

Purpose of the Organization

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin is the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, the state's largest and most trusted reproductive health care provider. PPAWI educates and lobbies on behalf of reproductive rights and works to elect candidates who support family planning and a woman's right to choose.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin deeply believes that all individuals should have the information and means to decide the number and spacing of their children; and that all women, men and teens should have access to basic prevention health care. PPAWI engages in legislative and educational activity and works to elect candidates to state and federal offices that support these goals.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Community Action Teams:

  • Raise awareness about Planned Parenthood programs and services
  • Engage the community around reproductive health policy
  • Meet quarterly to discuss current legislation affecting women's health
  • Get insider personal e-mails and "what's at stake" updates
  • Write letters to the editor of your local newspapers
  • Contact area legislators on issues affecting women's health
  • Attend local public hearings or town halls
  • Plan gatherings to bring Planned Parenthood supporters together
  • Staff outreach tables at local community events

Advocates for Choice at UW-Eau Claire:
Advocates for Choice is a program that educates students about the threats to reproductive health rights and mobilizes them in support of reproductive freedom. A4C is a part of Planned Parenthood Advocates for WI, a proactive advocacy and service initiative to expand and secure reproductive rights into the next century.

Categories
  • Adoption, Pregnancy Counseling & Family Planning
  • Health Care Services
  • Information & Referral Services

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REACH Inc.

REACH Inc.

Address

2205 Heimstead Rd.
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Contact Information

Anne Woolever
phone  715-833-7755
e-mail  awoolever@reach-inc.org

Purpose of the Organization

REACH Inc. provides supported employment, prevocational and day services for adults with disabilities. We have several locations in Eau Claire and Menomonie. REACH Inc. also owns and operates a fully inclusive childcare center in Eau Claire.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Assist individuals with disabilities to participate in scheduled programming at REACH and in the community. Teaching opportunities at the childcare center. 

Categories
  • Family Counseling, Parenting, and Child Care
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
  • Vocational Assistance
Romeis Millstream Apartments

Romeis Millstream Apartments

Address

607 N. High Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Maria Halpin or Kalina Kline
phone  715-723-7552 (Maria)
phone  715-720-5888 (Kalina)
e-mail  mhalpin@zmeridian.com or kkline@zmeridian.com

Purpose of the Organization

Romeis Millstream Apartments, located in Chippewa Falls, is one of the properties Meridian Group Inc. manages. This property is HUD subsidized housing for those living independently who are 62+ and/or 18+ with a disability.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers would be asked to implement recreational/educational activities for the residents to encourage socialization, independence and personal growth. The recreational and educational activities could include, but are not limited to, bingo, arts and crafts projects, knitting, crocheting, homemade holiday gifts, games, healthy living, and current events. Volunteers can be as creative as they want to assist them in growth of their own education and experiences.

Categories
  • Health and Fitness
  • Housing and Assisted Living Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges

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Sacred Heart Hospital

Sacred Heart Hospital

Address
900 West Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Mary Pengra
phone  715-717-4255
fax  715-717-6188
e-mail  mpengra@shec.hshs.org

Purpose of the Organization

An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System that is a 344-licensed bed acute care hospital and also provides an Emergency Medical and Trauma Center and Regional Cancer Center services. Volunteers are integral members of our hospital’s healthcare team. Our volunteers are men, women, college students and teens 14 years and older. They are interested in maintaining high-quality patient care and are active in performing a variety of functions throughout the hospital.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

We need information desk volunteers (answer phones, face-to-face customer service), waiting area attendants (face-to-face support of families dealing with surgery/critical care and other health-related concerns), gift shop clerks (customer services), people to provide transport duties such as delivering communication between departments and assist in other support duties. A more complete list of volunteer opportunities and an application can be found under Services & Institutes on our website. Hours are flexible, including evenings and weekends. You can serve once or twice a month to multiple times a week.

Categories
  • Health Care Services
The Salvation Army of the Chippewa Valley

The Salvation Army of the Chippewa Valley

Address

2211 South Hastings Way
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–noon + 1–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Alyssa Dawson
phone  715-834-1224 extension 15
fax   715-834-3167
e-mail  Alyssa_Dawson@usc.salvationarmy.org

Purpose of the Organization

An international movement located in over 100 countries around the world that has served communities in western Wisconsin for 100 years. Last year more than 300,000 meals were served to more than 40,000 people. Shelter was provided for 1,000 individuals, who were helped in finding jobs and taking control of their lives. The Salvation Army has a long history of service that is founded in Christian faith and doctrine.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Food Pantry Assistant — Responsible for intake work of new program participants, assisting food pantry participants, stocking food pantry shelves, packing food bags, and other miscellaneous related to the food pantry, as assigned.
  • Thrift Store Team Member — Sort donations, complete rag truck work, price items, clean, and help pick up donations when needed.
  • Office Assistant — Answer the telephone, greet program patrons, answer frequently asked questions, assist with social services intake, and other miscellaneous administrative tasks, as assigned.
  • Seasonal opportunities available.
Categories
  • Domestic Abuse & Protective Services
  • Emergency Assistance & Crisis Lines
  • Family Counseling, Parenting & Child Care
  • Housing & Assisted Living Services
  • Information & Referral Services
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges 
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges 
Second Harvest Heartland

Second Harvest Heartland

Address

SHH East
1140 Gervais Avenue
Maplewood, MN 55109

SHH West
6325 Sanburg Road
Suite #1700
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Kaia Arthur
phone  651-282-0901
fax   651-484-1064
e-mail  karthur@2harvest.org

Purpose of the Organization

Works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation. As the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization, our goal is not only to help our hungry neighbors today, but to provide the means for everyone to be fed tomorrow. We’re known for distributing great amounts of food quickly and efficiently. In 2012 alone, we collected, warehoused and distributed more than 76 million pounds of food, but we’re also constantly pioneering ways to reduce waste and better use the abundant resources available in this land of plenty. Second Harvest Heartland is a member of Feeding America, a national network of more than 200 food banks serving every state in the United States. Membership means access to millions of pounds of surplus food and grocery donations from manufacturers and producers throughout the country. Working with our network of partners, volunteers and donors, our 90,000+ square feet of dry, refrigerator and freezer space is constantly accepting and distributing donations. Our fleet of trucks travels nearly half a million miles a year, picking up food donations and delivering them to local food shelves, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior community centers and children's after-school programs.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Volunteers sort and re-pack food from food drives and donations, re-package bulk food such as pasta or cereal into consumer size packages, sort and salvage damaged products or food items, or label cans. These items go to our partner agencies, including food shelves and soup kitchens that serve people at risk for hunger.
  • In partnership with Target, Second Harvest Heartland coordinates monthly grocery distributions through a mobile food pantry in local elementary schools. Each child leaves the Meals for Minds Pantry with 30 lbs. of food, enough for 25 meals and a chance at a full future. Volunteers sort food, set up food stations, provide friendly service and put food directly into the hands of our hungry neighbors.
  • Internships also give interested partners an opportunity to explore Second Harvest Heartland’s work through various internal positions, including SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) outreach, food service program outreach, accounting, human resources and more.
Categories
  • Health and Fitness
  • Hunger Relief
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Youth Services
Senior Citizens Employment & Training, Inc.

Senior Citizens Employment & Training, Inc.

Address

800 Wisconsin Street
Unit 88
Building D2
Suite 206
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Liz Anderson
phone  715-839-5058
fax  715-831-5854
e-mail  liz.anderson@co.eau-claire.wi.us

Purpose of the Organization

Paid training and job development services for eligible people age 55 and older in an eight-county area. Career counseling for anyone age 55 and older. Basic computer training for those age 55 and older using online programs and peer coaches. Assessment and job development services for people working with Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Project-oriented volunteer opportunities include database enhancements, marketing plans and event planning.

Categories
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
  • Vocational Assistance
Sherman Elementary School

Sherman Elementary School

Address

3110 West Vine Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–4 p.m.

Contact Information

Kim Winkelmann
phone  715-852-4800
fax  715-852-4804
e-mail  kwinkelmann@ecasd.k12.wi.us

Purpose of the Organization

Public school that educates children grades K–5

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Classroom Help — Reading with children, mathematics
  • Library Help
  • Art Room Help
  • Filing
  • After-school clubs for kids
Categories
  • Arts
  • Family Counseling, Parenting & Child Care
  • Literacy Services
  • Youth Services
Shirley Doane Senior Center

Shirley Doane Senior Center

Address

1412 Sixth Street East
Menomonie, WI 54751
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Shari Homstad
phone  715-235-0954
fax  715-235-1346
e-mail  eml seniors@wwt.net

Purpose of the Organization
  • Senior activity center
Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Tuesdays 9:30–10:30 a.m. — Help with prep work for Wednesday’s meal
  • Wednesdays 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. — Help with preparing and serving meals and cleanup
  • Thursdays 12:30–3 p.m. — Serve, clean up 500-card group
  • Fridays 12:30–2:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. — Serve, clean up-bingo group
Categories
  • Senior Citizens Services
Special Olympics Wisconsin — Indianhead Region

Special Olympics Wisconsin — Indianhead Region

Address

2023 Fairfax Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Karen Kraus
Melissa Maxwell
phone  715-833-0833
fax  715-833-0507
e-mail  kkraus@specialolympicswisconsin.org
            mmaxwell@specialolympicswisconsin.org

Purpose of the Organization

Provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 10,000 cognitively disables kids and adults in the state. The Indianhead Region serves more than 1,100 athletes by providing 15 Olympic-type sporting events and fundraising opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers have responsibilities including fundraising efforts, sports coaching, handing out awards, organizing sporting events and office duties. Volunteer opportunities often revolve around preparing for a fundraising event or a sports tournament, with tasks can including making phone calls, delivering brochures to businesses, stuffing campus mailboxes, recruiting other volunteers, helping athletes during competition, filing and food service.

Categories
  • Health & Fitness
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges 
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
Stand in the Light Choir for People with Memory Loss

Stand in the Light Choir for People with Memory Loss

Address

1102 Cedar Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Rehearsals are Thursday mornings but there are volunteer opportunities that can be done at different times.

Contact Information

Cathy Reitz
phone  715-874-9876
e-mail  czreitz@gmail.com

Purpose of the Organization

The choir uses the power of singing to move people with memory loss and speech difficulties, and their singing partners (can be care givers), to rediscover themselves, make new friends, learn together, and contribute to their community. The website can supply more information.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Singing with the choir, help with marketing, grant writing, creating promotional videos of varying length, organizational and secretarial projects.

Categories
  • Arts
  • Health and Fitness
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
Successful Children's Network United Way Greater Chip. Area

Successful Children's Network of United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley

Address

3603 N. Hastings Way
Suite 200
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Kathy Cooper, Volunteer Coordinator
phone  715-834-5043
fax  715-834-0425
e-mail  kcooper@uwgcv.org

Purpose of the Organization

The vision of Successful Children’s Network is “all children in the Chippewa Valley will enter school ready to succeed.” Children from the target population (children ages birth to five, in households below 200% of the poverty guidelines) will enter school with age-appropriate development in the following areas: health and physical well-being; social and emotional development; and language and general knowledge. The Successful Children’s Network is designed to be a regional early childhood system, pulling together existing resources, establishing a strong connective service web, and facilitating the addition of supplemental services, when needed.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers are needed throughout the year. We are currently recruiting looking for volunteers to mentor parents, locate local resources to help out families, assist at rural playgroups and provide child care for parent education classes, and give support to staff of local service providers. Contact United Way for the most current opportunities.

Categories
  • Family Counseling, Parenting & Child Care
  • Information & Referral Services
  • Literacy Services
  • Youth Services
St. Croix Hospice

St. Croix Hospice

Address

1280 W. Clairemont Ave.
Suite 4
Eau Claire, WI, 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Missie Peterson
phone  715-598-2635
e-mail  mpeterson@stcroixhospice.com

Purpose of the Organization

Provide hospice services for persons living in their own home or with family, an assisted living, or a nursing home "anywhere a person calls home." Work with facilities to enhance services.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Companion--provide friendly visits for about an hour a week
  • Vigil-provide supportive presence during the active phase of dying--may be 2-4 hours at a time
  • Administrative volunteer duties (making copies, putting admission packets together; answering phones
  • Pet Therapy--trained dogs are used to provide interactive therapy for patients
Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Hospice Services
Syverson Lutheran Home

Syverson Lutheran Home

Address

816 Porter Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

24-hour services

Contact Information

Volunteer Coordinator
phone  715-832-1644 extension 104

Purpose of the Organization

Combines licensed long-term skilled nursing with short-term rehabilitative care in
one close-knit community. Offers a restorative nursing program as well as palliative
and hospice care.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers with sociable pets to come in and visit with residents once a week. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and agree to abide by all policies and rules set forth by Grace Lutheran Foundation for its volunteers. Student volunteer groups are also welcome. Prior to volunteering, all adults must submit to a criminal background check. Volunteers attend a program orientation and tour. Volunteer schedules are flexible, with day, evening and weekend hours available.

Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Hospice Services
  • Housing & Assisted Living Services
  • Senior Citizens Services

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Team Hope Walk Eau Claire - Huntington's Disease Society of

Team Hope Walk Eau Claire - Huntington's Disease Society of America

Address

Regional Office
HDSA Great Lakes Region
P.O. Box 72
Richland, MI 49083
Website

Hours

After 5 p.m.

Contact Information

Natasha Wilkens
phone  715-491-1950
e-mail  Natasha.rasmussen13@gmail.com

Purpose of the Organization

Walk with us as we support the mission of HDSA to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington's disease. The Society is a national, voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Huntington's disease and their families, and to achieve our goals we need your help!

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers would help set up for the event, put up signage, create directions for walkers, help with stretching, hand out t-shirts or water, help people register for the event if they have not already, and cheer people on at the finish line and along the walk/run route.

Categories
  • Health and Fitness
  • Information & Referral Services
Tiny Tots Children's Playhouse

Tiny Tots Children's Playhouse

Address

302 S. Wisconsin Street
Fall Creek, WI 54742
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.– 6 p.m.

Contact Information

Sally Ellison
phone  715-267-6823 & 715-937-2417
e-mail  Sally@tinytotsplayhouse.org

Purpose of the Organization

A non-profit children's playhouse and museum located in the village of Fall Creek, WI. Parents and caregivers can bring their children to spend quality playtime together using custom built play station areas on two floor levels giving plenty of choices for how children want to play.  No cell phone use is permitted since it is a space to interact with your child and engage.  Tiny Tots Children's Playhouse is not a daycare, babysitting service, or a drop-off service - parents must stay with their child. As a non-profit, all staff are volunteers which allows all admission fees to be used directly on the children's needs within the playhouse and not on salaries. 

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Front Reception Desk - Greeting guests, making them feel welcome, taking admission fees
  • Craft Class Volunteers - Throughout each month, the playhouse offers free craft classes to the children.  Crafts are organized ahead of time with all        supplies purchased.  Volunteers would then need to head up the class, with parents being involved with their children 100%
  • Lawn Maintenance - Self propelled lawn mower provided. Cut grass on a weekly basis during the growing season. Snow removal in the winter with self     propelled snow blower provided. 
  • Cleaning - General wipe down, disinfecting of toys, vacuum of playhouse areas, etc.
  • Office Clerk - General office duties, creating monthly craft class calendar, computer importing of data, filing, etc. 
Categories
  • Arts
  • Family Counseling, Parenting and Child Care
  • Youth Services
Triniteam Caregivers

Triniteam Caregivers

Address

202 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Hours

Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–noon

Contact Information

Diana Stenner
phone  715-836-8106
fax  715-836-8104
e-mail  diana@triniteam.org

Purpose of the Organization

Provides services to elderly (age 60 and older) or disabled individuals, especially those who do not qualify for other services, or have needs greater than can be met by their existing resources. Volunteers provide transportation to medical appointments and for grocery shopping, provide companionship, and assist with recreational activities.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Volunteers are needed for individual services and occasional group activities in Eau Claire County and occasional group activities in Chippewa County. Volunteers are matched with individuals located conveniently near them.
  • Transportation Volunteer — Drive individuals to and from medical appointments or for grocery shopping.
  • Food Pantry Volunteer — Pick up food from St. Francis Food Pantry and deliver to homebound individuals.
  • Joy Day Volunteer — Assist at a social gathering on selected Thursdays from September through May, either in the Rotunda at Sacred Heart Hospital or in Chippewa Falls or Bloomer.
  • Companionship Volunteer — Visit an isolated person living in his or her own home or in a health care facility.
  • Respite Volunteer — Stay and visit with a person in his or her home while the primary family caregiver has a needed break.
Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges 
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
Trinity Equestrian Center

Trinity Equestrian Center

Address

S5300 State Road 37 
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Contact Information

Katie Nelson
phone  715-835-4530
e-mail  katie@trinity-ec.com

Purpose of the Organization

Trinity Equestrian Center provides hope and healing by offering Equine-Assisted Therapies. These services include a Veteran Wellness Program, Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Therapeutic & Adaptive Riding, Equine-Assisted Life Skills Building, and corporate Ethics & Boundaries trainings. We have a strong youth Development program as well; Trinity Mentoring provides daily living skills and skills workshops.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Therapeutic & Adaptive Riding: Horse leader/side walker
  • Facility Barn: Facility maintenance, barn chores, site workdays, lawn care/gardening
Categories
  • Animal Services
  • Family Counseling, Parenting, and Child Care
  • Health Care Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Services for Persons with Developmental Challenges
  • Services for Persons with Physical Challenges
  • Youth Services

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United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley

United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley

Address

3603 N. Hastings Way
Suite 200
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Contact Information

Andy Neborak
phone  715-834-5043
e-mail  aneborak@uwgcv.org

Purpose of the Organization

Advances the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. We invite everyone to be part of the change. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers are needed throughout the year for a variety of projects. Projects can range from clerical duties to serving on a committee in our focus areas of education, income and health. Projects for our special events are also available. Contact United Way for the most current opportunities.

Categories
  • Information & Referral Services
  • Volunteer Placement
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Center for Internation

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire  Center for International Education

Address

105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Sarah Vowels
phone 715-836-4411
fax  715-836-4948
e-mail  vowelssj@uwec.edu

Purpose of the Organization

The Center for International Education International Student Services supports international students during their time at UW-Eau Claire.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Volunteers for our organization will serve as either Peer Guides for our International Student Orientation to welcome and lead a group of incoming international students to UW-Eau Claire or as general orientation volunteers to assist with general orientation duties.
  • Peer Guide is a 2-week commitment -- 1 week of training and 1 week of orientation. Peer Guides are volunteers who can complete service learning hours and all Peer Guides are given a stipend to off-set personal costs of orientation (meals, etc). Recruitment for Peer Guides begins in late February for Fall semester orientation. To apply, complete the eForm application found on our website.
  • Orientation volunteers do not need to apply but merely express interest. We accept volunteers for all hours of orientation week -- volunteers can work as many hours as they wish. Service learning is also available for orientation volunteers. General duties include helping students retrieve their textbooks, guiding students around campus, taking students on tours of downtown Eau Claire, and general office duties.
Categories
  • University Services
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Continuing Education

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire  Continuing Education

Address

210 Water Street
P.O. Box 4004
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Kelly Holzer
phone 715-836-3636
fax  715-836-5263
e-mail  holzerk@uwec.edu

Purpose of the Organization

We strive to be our communities' preferred resource for lifelong learning and professional development. Our mission is to fulfill the "Wisconsin Idea" by serving our communities with UW-Eau Claire-quality educational resources. We serve non-traditional students and community members in areas like nursing, health and human services, business, education, nonprofit, youth and community classes for adults.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

If you're looking for a wide variety of experiences where you can learn office skills and/or interact with the public, Continuing Education is the place for you to volunteer!

We seek volunteers to assist with our community programs, performing tasks such as working at the registration/check-in desk, directing participants, interviewing participants about their experience and more. We also seek volunteers to assist with the administrative, behind-the-scenes work of these programs, including preparing mailings and participant folders/binders, making phone calls to registrants and clients and helping to set up for programs.

Categories
  • University Services

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Valley Media Works

Valley Media Works


800 Wisconsin Street, Mailbox 55
Building D2, Suite 405A
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Hours
Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information
Heather Rigby
phone  715-839-5067
e-mail outreach@valleymediaworks.org

Purpose of the Organization

Chippewa Valley Community Television (CVCTV) is a local, independent, nonprofit source of news, information and entertainment. We broadcast on cable 993 and 994, simulcast of 101.9FM and provide streaming video and video on-demand on CVCTV.org/video. CVCTV is an educational institution which specializes in training community producers to video--including all phases of pre-production, production, and post-production. Members can check out cameras and use the editing suite and the station.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Videography--use your camera skills or we will train you. You will have the opportunity to work on CVCTV productions, which include The Sue Orfield Show (music),Keeping it Green (gardening), Wisconsin BBQ (grillin'), Kids Get Fit, and many others recorded both on-location and in the studio.
  • Pre and post production--how to set up shots, do a story board, then learn how to edit.
  • Clerical and office work: We have mailing lists to maintain, filing, etc. ,
  • Technical--if you have the skills, you can assist with repairing equipment.
  • Communications: There are press releases, web content, appeal letters, newsletters, grant requests and many other writing tasks to be done.

You will be working with our experienced professional staff and other dedicated volunteers.

Categories
  • Arts
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Health and Fitness
  • History
  • Media
Village at White Pine

Village at White Pine

Address

921 22nd Avenue NE
Menomonie, WI 54751
Website

Hours

Monday + Wednesday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Tuesday + Thursday Noon–4 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Contact Information

Cathleen McCoy
phone  715-231-2100
fax  715-231-2101
e-mail  villagewhitepine@wwt.net

Purpose of the Organization

Senior apartment community for people age 55 and older; 48 independent living apartments, built and designed to create community. Large community room,
resident-driven events calendar. Located in North Menomonie.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Organize an event, assist in event planning and implementation.
  • Offer a class.
  • Give a talk about a subject that you are passionate about.
  • Provide office assistance.
Categories
  • Housing & Assisted Living Services
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The Wellness Shack

The Wellness Shack

Address

505 S. Dewey St. Suite 101
Eau Claire, WI  54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 1 p.m.–6 p.m.

Contact Information

Bob Schrader
phone  715-855-7705
e-mail  wellnessshack@yahoo.com

Purpose of the Organization

The Wellness Shack is a peer-run mental health recovery center.  People who have learned how to manage their psychiatric condition help those who are struggling.  Using nationally recognized programs, we support and educate people to understand and manage their unique conditions.  We provide peer-to-peer support through empathetic listening, validation, recognition, and hope.  

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Engage members in activities such as board games, cards, chess, arts & crafts in order to give them an opportunity to open up and share what may be challenging them.  Participate in support groups to assist the facilitator in keeping the group participants focused on relative topics and forward thinking toward stability and recovery.

Categories
  • Mental Health Services
Western Dairyland Community Action Agency

Western Dairyland Community Action Agency

Address

Eau Claire Office:
    418 Wisconsin Street
    Eau Claire, WI 54703
Main Office:
    23122 Whitehall Road
    P.O. Box 125
    Independence, WI 54747
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Volunteer Coordinator
phone  715-985-2391
fax  715-985-3239
e-mail  info@westerndairyland.org

Purpose of the Organization

Alleviate poverty-related conditions and provide opportunities that enable people to
advance economically and socially.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Refer to website

Categories
  • Emergency Assistance & Crisis Lines
  • Family Counseling, Parenting & Child Care
  • Health Care Services
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Vocational Assistance
  • Volunteer Placement
  • Youth Services
Wisconsin Conservation Voters

Wisconsin Conservation Voters

Website

Contact Information

Maddie Loeffler
phone  715-513-9136
e-mail  maddie@conservationvoters.org

Purpose of the Organization

Wisconsin Conservation Voters advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-conservation candidates who will champion our priority issues. Wisconsin Conservation Voters is committed to ensuring who we are and who we work with reflects the state as a whole and our guiding principles reflect that commitment.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteer opportunities vary - they may include, but aren't limited to: Canvassing local neighborhoods to get folks out to vote or discuss environmental concerns Phonebanking, textbanking, or postcard-sending Relational organizing - talking with your networks (friends, family, colleagues, classes, organizations, etc) about voting and the issues, encouraging them to take action and do the same with their networks Joining a campaign team - using your unique skills and experiences to support an initiative like clean water for all or institutional sustainability and climate action

Categories
  • Environmental Concerns
Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Public Radio

Address

1221 West Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Ellen Zamarripa
phone  715-839-3868
fax  715-839-2939
e-mail  ellen.zamarripa@wpr.org

Purpose of the Organization

A civic and cultural resource that enlightens and enriches the quality of life for the people within its listening area. Produces, acquires and delivers high quality audio programming that serves the public’s need to discuss ideas and opinions, and that provides cultural enrichment, intellectual stimulation and intelligent, enlightening entertainment.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Tasks vary based on ability.

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  • Arts
  • Media

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Young Life

Young Life

Address

P.O. Box 1305
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Website

Contact Information

Eric Johnson
phone  651.239.2430
fax  715.831.1444
e-mail  eric/farmington@gmail.com

Purpose of the Organization
  • Faith-based outreach organization for teenagers that seeks to mentor and care for teens.
Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Young Life Leader — Mentor teenagers.
Categories
  • Youth Services
Youth for Understanding

Youth for Understanding

Address

National Office
641 S. Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20001
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., EST

Contact Information

Sharon Ann Jones
phone  734-646-2784
fax   989-777-3270
e-mail  sajones@yfu.org

Purpose of the Organization

YFU is one of the oldest and largest high school intercultural exchange programs in the world. We are a volunteer-based nonprofit educational program dedicated to advancing understanding, mutual respect, and social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth, families, and communities.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

If you enjoy working with young people and families and want to make a difference in the world, volunteering with Youth For Understanding (YFU) USA may be right for you. YFU Area Representatives act as mentors for international students who are attending local high schools, and are the liaison between host families, schools, and YFU. This role will allow you, as a YFU Area Rep, to build relationships at a global level and expand friendships at home.

YFU provides training and support for all volunteers and hopes you will consider becoming part of our international family. 

Share Your Time, Change the World!

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  • Inter/National Services
  • Multicultural Services
  • Youth Services
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