Volunteer Directory

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

A

Aging + Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County

Address

721 Oxford Avenue
Room 1550
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact Information

Volunteer Coordinator
phone:  715-839-4763
fax:  715-839-4866
e-mail:  volunteer.coordinator@co.eau-claire.wi.us

Purpose of the Organization

Helps people age 60 and over and adults with disabilities secure needed services or benefits, live with dignity and security, and achieve maximum independence and quality of life. ADRC is a grant program through the Federal Department of Health & Human Services Administration on Aging, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The grant program helps states create a single coordinated system of information and access for all persons seeking long-term care support. The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County is a single-county standalone ADRC. There are no income requirements to utilize ADRC services, which are also available to family members, friends, caregivers and professionals working with these populations.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Monthly Newsletter Volunteers — Help fold, label and sort the monthly Aging & Disability Resource Center newsletter. Time commitment is approximately two hours per month.
  • Monthly Newsletter Delivery — Deliver ARDC newsletters to various locations throughout Eau Claire County. Time commitment is approximately one to two hours.
  • Liquid Supplement Delivery — Deliver cases of liquid nutritional supplement to the Aging & Disability Resource Center and to the homes of elderly, homebound people in Eau Claire County on Wednesdays 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Some lifting is involved.
  • Telephone Coverage — Answer telephones and take messages during ARDC staff meetings.
  • Meals on Wheels Volunteers — Provide hot meals and a friendly visit at lunch time to people with disabilities and to the homebound elderly. Delivery takes about one hour and can be done once a week, once a month, or whatever fits your schedule.
Categories
  • Information & Referral Services
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons
  • Senior Citizens Services

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
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 Physically Challenged Persons

American Red Cross

Address

3728 Spooner Avenue
Altoona, WI 54720
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Volunteer Services
phone  608-232-5822
fax  715-834-4888
e-mail:  volunteerwestern.wi@redcross.org

Purpose of the Organization

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

  • Build a Red Cross Club
  • Manage volunteers
  • Respond to local disasters
  • Prepare your neighbors
  • Teach life-saving skills
  • More opportunities are available online

Training is free of charge to registered volunteers.

Categories
  • Emergency Assistance & Crisis Lines
  • Volunteer Placement

Apple Pregnancy Care Center, Inc.

Address

2600 Stein Boulevard
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Website

Hours

Monday–Wednesday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Contact Information

Pam Marucheck
phone  715-834-5254
fax  715-834-6565
e-mail  pmarucheck@applepcc.org

Purpose of the Organization

Support ministry (APPLE = Aiding Problem Pregnancies with Love and Encouragement) that encourages life-affirming choices. All services are free and confidential. Offers pregnancy testing, education and support. Earn While You Learn program offers education, and clients earn points to purchase baby items.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

  • Assist with mailings
  • Organize materials that clients purchase
  • 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.

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
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
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Health & Fitness
  • Housing & Assisted Living Services
  • Information & Referral Services

B

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.
Closed Mondays December 1–March 31 

Contact Information

Volunteer Coordinator
phone  715-877-2212
fax  715-877-2212
e-mail  bcr@beavercreekreserve.org

Purpose of the Organization

Environmental education and recreation facility that connects people with nature. The facility offers miles of hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails that are open all year. 

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Nature Center hosts, trail maintenance workers, butterfly house guides, caterpillar lab assistants, greenhouse workers, gardeners, summer camp assistants, volunteer naturalists, one-day special event volunteer needs, small program needs that include maple syrup and candlelight snowshoe hikes.

Categories
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Health & Fitness

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

Erin Andresen
phone  715-835-0161
fax  715-835-2636
e-mail  erin.andresen@bbbsnw.org

Purpose of the Organization

Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported
one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Our focus is on establishing strong and long lasting relationships between the child and the adult volunteer.

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.
  • Community-Based Mentoring — The volunteer and the child set up their own meeting times and activities each week and participate in community activities such as going to the park, baking cookies, playing basketball.
  • Site-Based Mentoring — The volunteer and the child meet at a set date and time each week, either at the child’s school or at the Boys & Girls Club. The child and volunteer can meet only at the specified site and participate in activities (games, crafts, read, play catch, etc.) at that site.
  • Volunteer at special events.
  • Join a committee (Big/Little events, Marketing, Bowl for Kids’ Sake).
  • Volunteer at the office.
Categories
  • Youth Services

Boy Scouts of America — Chippewa Valley Council

Address

710 South Hastings Way
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Joe Carlson
phone  715-832-6671
fax  715-832-6711
e-mail  joe.carlson@scouting.org

Purpose of the Organization

Provides youth programs to elementary and middle-school aged males through Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting programs. A wide variety of leadership development programs target male and female youth age 14 –20.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Students can be involved as volunteers in a Cub Scout Pack or Boy Scout Troop, helping to provide programming to elementary-age boys (Cub Scouting) or boys age 11–17 (Boy Scouting).
  • Students can also be involved as a Merit Badge Counselor where they would be able to teach a specific skill to Boy Scouts.
  • Students can also be involved with the administrative structure of our program, gaining valuable experiences for someone interested in non-profit management. Students can be involved with training, fundraising, promotions and communications, as well as many other specialty areas.
  • Paid program aides for outreach Cub Scout programming (ages 6–10)
  • Volunteers for special projects as needed, typically a one-time commitment
  • Facilitators working with high school outreach program teaching teambuilding games and activities on a regular basis
  • Facilitators for high and low ropes course programming
Categories
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Health & Fitness
  • Youth Services

Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley

Address

201 East Lake Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Contact Information

Travis Ida
phone  715-855-0081
fax  715-855-0082
e-mail  travis@bgca-chippewavalley.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

Address

1901 South Broadway Street
Menomonie, WI 54751
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Nicole Johnson
phone  715-235-9074
fax  715-235-9073
e-mail  nicolej@thebridgetohope.org

Purpose of the Organization

A nonprofit organization committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Our purpose is to empower those who have been affected by violence, provide options, and give support to individuals so that new beginnings away from violence can start.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Childcare (flexibility is a must for these volunteers)
  • Plowing and snow shoveling
  • Lawn and garden upkeep
  • Office and shelter maintenance
  • Client transportation (current insurance and valid driver’s license required)
  • Assisting advocates with presentations to promote awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Event/fundraiser assistance
  • Internship
  • Additional opportunities upon request
Categories
  • Domestic Abuse & Protective Services
  • Emergency Assistance & Crisis Lines
  • Information & Referral Services

C

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

Address

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

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Mai Bao Vang
phone  715-831-1700 or 800-782-1880
fax  715-836-7580
e-mail  maibaov@westerndairyland.org

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

Address

220 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

School Year
Tuesday–Wednesday, Friday–Saturday 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday noon–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Lynn Gautsche
phone  715-832-5437
fax  715-832-5732
e-mail  lynn@cmec.cc

Purpose of the Organization

Offers an interactive environment for children and their grown-ups in the Chippewa Valley that inspires imagination, discovery, creativity and the love of learning. Everything in the museum is designed for learning through play. When children take part in the activities of the museum they enter a world created just for them.

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.

Categories
  • Arts
  • Health & Fitness
  • Youth Services

Chippewa Valley Community Television

Address

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

Hours

Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Brad Hoffmann
phone  715-839-5067
e-mail  Brad@cvctv.org
contact hours 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

Chippewa Valley Free Clinic

Address

836 Richard Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–1 p.m..

Contact Information

Charlotte Hudgins
phone  715-839-8477
fax  715-839-8521
e-mail  charlotte@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
Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Information & Referral Services
  • Mental Health Services

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

Jill York
phone  715-834-7871
fax  715-834-6624
e-mail  j.york@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 Symphony Orchestra

Address

316 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Contact Information

Gordon Murphy
phone  715-832-6366
fax  715-832-0828
e-mail  gordon@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

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

The Clairemont & TruRehab of Eau Claire

Address

2120 Heights Drive
Eau Claire WI 54701
website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Jenny Gruber
phone  715-832-1681
fax  715-832-8367
e-mail  jenny.gruber@theclairemont.com

Purpose of the Organization

A 161-bed facility, including private rooms, that offers an array of amenities and services for our residents. We offer four distinct specializations, which are managed by its own Registered Nurse Manager, Social Worker, and team of Certified Nursing Assistants: Therapy, Life Enrichment, Housekeeping, Laundry. Dietary Staff also provide comfort and convenience to our residents.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Looking for volunteers that have a caring nature to visit with residents one-to-one and assist with facility events.

Categories
  • Health Care Services

The Classic at Hillcrest Greens

Address

2455 Sawgrass Pl.
Altoona, WI 54720
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Matt Kendziera
phone  715-930-1207
fax  715-839-0203
email  mattkendziera@theclassichg.com

Purpose of the Organization

The Classic is a senior living facility with independent living, assisted living, and memory care.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers would work with residents in our memory care community.  They would either lead activities, assist with projects, or simply spend time with residents by chatting over coffee, looking at photo albums, listening to music, or playing games.

Categories
  • Senior Citizens Services

Community Beautification Association, Inc.

Address

P.O. Box 413
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website (Website Temporarily Disabled i.e. "Not Found")

Contact Information

Kelley Simon
e-mail  eml info@cbaec.com

Purpose of the Organization

Nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to beautifying Eau Claire by developing landscape and floral plantings; maintains six gardens located throughout the city. Volunteers have planted and maintained thousands of annuals and perennials in Eau Claire since 1992.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Planting — Plant annuals in May and tulips in October.
  • Weeding — Choose from four gardens at Hwy 12/53 intersection, Phoenix Park or the Senior Center to weed during the summer
  • Planning — CBA board of directors plans and organizes all planting and maintenance events. We are always looking for people who want to be on the board.
Categories
  • Environmental Concerns

The Community Table

Address

320 Putnam Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Contact Information

Rachel Keniston
phone  715-835-4977
e-mail  Rachel@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 $100 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

D

Dove Heathcare — West

Address

1405 Truax Boulevard
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Kris Metcalf
phone  715-552-3953 extension 122
fax  715-552-1033
e-mail  Kmetcalf@dovehealthcare.com

Purpose of the Organization

An innovative healthcare provider and community partner providing compassionate care and service to those needing skilled nursing or rehabilitation.

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 Care Services
  • Hospice Services
  • Housing & Assisted Living Services

Downtown Eau Claire, Inc.

Address

203 S. Farwell St.
P.O. Box 5148
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Website (Website Currently Unavailable)

Hours

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

Contact Information

Kyran Hamill
phone  715-839-4914
e-mail  kyran.hamill@eauclairewi.gov

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

Dunn County Historical Society

Address

1820 Wakanda Street
Menomonie, WI 54751
Website

Hours

Wednesday–Sunday Noon–4 p.m.

Contact Information

Rose Mary Stoll
phone  715-232-8685
e-mail  carolt@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

Address

302 Brickyard Road
Menomonie, WI 54751
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Contact Information

Jim Lilli
phone  715-232-9790
fax  715-232-9795
e-mail  info@dunncountyhumanesociety.org

Purpose of the Organization

Dedicated to improving the lives of companion animals in our community and finding permanent and loving adoptive homes for the animals in our care. 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. All incoming animals are evaluated, medically treated and rehabilitated when possible. DCHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on the goodwill and generosity of individuals and corporations.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Socializing Animals, Office Support, Shelter Maintenance, Fundraising, Foster Program —  We need your help! Can you give just a few hours a month? Volunteer opportunities are available for both adults and children.  
  • Dog and Cat Socialization and Exercise — This involves walking and playing with the dogs to keep them comfortable with human interaction and increase their adoptability. It also involves playing with the cats and kittens.
  • Office Support and Shelter Maintenance — Assist with general office duties such as answering phones, making copies and assisting the public at the shelter. Improvements always need to be made to the building.
  • Special Events and Fundraising — Special events include the Walk for Paws, dog washes, thrift sale, grant writing and extra-added events. Community awareness and advertising are needed both for the shelter and special events.
Categories
  • Animal Services
  • Domestic Abuse & Protective Services
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Health & Fitness

E

Easter Seals Wisconsin

Address

1235B Menomonie Street
Eau Claire, WI  54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–Noon + 1–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Jennifer Bailey
phone  715-379-4787
e-mail  jbailey@eastersealswisconsin.com

Purpose of the Organization

Increase independence, maximizes opportunities, minimizes barriers, and enhances the quality of life for people with disabilities. We are proud to create innovative programs to address the needs of increasingly diverse populations. Since 1926, Easter Seals Wisconsin has been creating life-changing solutions for individuals with disabilities and their families. Whether providing recreational opportunities for children, respite care for families, helping farmers continue to farm after a disabling accident or illness, or helping children and adults with disabilities gain greater independence in everyday living, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to address life's challenges and to help individuals achieve personal goals.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers are needed during our fundraiser events. Tasks may include event set-up, registration attendee, game attendee, server, and clean-up. Opportunities vary with each fundraising event.

Categories
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Information & Referral Services
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons

Easter Seals Wisconsin Respite Camp

Address

1550 Waubeek Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Contact Information

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

Purpose of the Organization

Provides weekend and summer recreational opportunities for campers with physical and mental disabilities. Serves individuals of all ages with a diagnosis of physical, cognitive, behavioral or multiple disabilities in a one-to-one setting. Campers have the opportunity to have fun, make friends and try new things, all while giving their parents and caregivers a much needed break. Camp Wawbeek serves individuals able to function in small groups. There are also specialty weekends offered for teens to learn life skills at Transition Weekends, as well as a chance to serve those who have served us at our Veterans Family Weekend.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers are matched with a camper and help them in all activities throughout the fun-packed camp session. 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 Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons
  • Youth Services

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

Kevin Grady
phone  715-839-8877
e-mail  frontdesk@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 — Cocal 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

Address

721 Oxford Avenue, Ste. 2310
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

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

Contact Information

Kristin Wojtalewicz
phone  715-839-6975
fax  715-831-7363
e-mail  kristin.wojtalewicz@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 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

Address

915 Menomonie Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Jenny Vick
phone  715-839-5032
fax  715-839-1685
e-mail  jenny.vick@eauclairewi.gov

Purpose of the Organization

Municipal organization offering recreational opportunities and organized programs to adults and youth in the city of Eau Claire. Recreation division includes youth athletics and Par-Te-Rec, a program that serves physically and cognitively challenged adults.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteer Coaches:

  • Youth Hockey Leagues — October–February. Practices scheduled on weekday evenings. Games played on Saturdays, Sundays and Monday–Friday evenings. Ages 6–12, various age divisions.
  • Junior Basketball League — November–March, various season lengths. Practices one night per week. Games played on Saturdays. Grades 1, 2, 3–4, and 5–6.

Par-Te-Rec Volunteers:

  • Weekly activities include bingo, cards, dancing, games and special events.
  • Volunteers may work one-on-one with a client, set up games, serve refreshments, assist with crafts or supervise games.
  • Par-Te-Rec meets Wednesdays 6–8 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Community Center, 915 Menomonie Street.
Categories
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons
  • Youth Services

Eau Claire Area School District Special Olympics

Address

633 West MacArthur Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website (Website Currently Unavailable)

Hours

Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Contact Information

Todd LaValley
phone  715-852-4239
fax  715-852-4204
e-mail  tlavalley@ecas.k12.wi.us

Purpose of the Organization

Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons age eight and older with cognitive disabilities.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteers assist at practices that generally meet Monday–Thursday 3–5 p.m.
Practice times and hours vary.

Categories
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Health & Fitness
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons

Eau Claire Area School District Title Reading Partnership Program

Coordinator:  Jane Rockwell (Eau Claire Area School District employee)
UW-Eau Claire, Centennial Hall 3210
Phone:  715-836-2873
Email:  rockweja@uwec.edu

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 a brief 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 in the home of the student, although some may be asked to 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.

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.

Eau Claire County Humane Association

Address

3900 Old Town Hall Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701
website

Hours

Tuesday–Wednesday: noon– 5 p.m.
Thursday: noon–7 p.m.
Friday–Sunday: noon–4 p.m.

Contact Information

Karen Rabideaux
phone  715-839-4747
fax  715-839-1664
e-mail  volunteer@eccha.org
contact hours Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm

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
  • Adoption, Pregnancy Counseling and Family Planning
  • Animal Services
  • Environmental Concerns

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 Western Wisconsin

Address

1812 Brackett Avenue
Suite 5
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Contact Information

Lou Kelsey
phone  715-834-4455
fax  715-834-4465
e-mail  lkelseyefww@sbcglobal.net

Purpose of the Organization

We assist approximately 14,000 clients and families with client services and community resources in a 22 county service area of Western Wisconsin. 

Volunteer Opportunities Available

We have office and marketing tasks along with other varying duties. Volunteers are also needed to assist with various fundraisers.

Categories
  • Health Care Services
  • Information and Referral Services
  • Senior Citizens Services

F

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

Ellen Kiefer, Julie Yohnk
phone  715-723-1138
fax  715-723-8460

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

Address

2610 Alpine Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

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

Contact Information

Maggie Fischer
phone  715-835-9415 ext.101
fax 715-835-3844
e-mail  Maggie@fmpfoodbank.org

Purpose of the Organization

Since 1982 Feed My People Food Bank has been concerned with hunger, rescuing food before it is wasted and distributing it to people who need it most. We are a cost effective way to provide food pantries, community meal sites, and shelters with enough food so thousands of people can be helped each month.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

We have a repack program that utilizes up to 15 volunteers per shift to help us break down bulk quantities of food in to more family friendly packages.

Categories
  • Health and Fitness
  • Hunger Relief

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

Jan Smith
phone  715-834-2668
fax  715-834-0674
e-mail  jans@firstucceauclaire.org

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

G

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

Karen Hauck
phone  888-747-6945
fax  920-734-1304
e-mail  khauck@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

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
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Health Care Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons
  • Senior Citizens Services

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
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Health Care Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons
  • Senior Citizens Services

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
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons
  • Senior Citizens Services

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 Physically Challenged Persons
  • Senior Citizens Services

Grace Woodlands Memory Care Assisted Living Community

Address

3214 Gala Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Volunteer Coordinator
phone 715-831-8100

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
  • Mental Health Services
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons
  • Senior Citizens Services

H

Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival

Address

1221 Whipple Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Maria Seibel
phone  715-838-3177
e-mail  seibel.maria@mayo.edu

Purpose of the Organization

The Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival is held annually at Half Moon Beach in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  Teams paddle sleek, Hong Kong-style dragon boats along a 250-meter course on Half Moon Lake.  This fresh and exciting festival promotes community wellness and teamwork to support hospice services.  Event information and training dates can be found using the website link above. The Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Checking in teams
  • Distributing life jackets and paddles
  • Assisting at the docks
  • Cleaning up
  • Parking

All volunteers will receive a t-shirt to wear the day that they volunteer.

Categories
  • Health and Fitness
  • Singular Event

Hope Gospel Mission

Address

P.O. Box 1127
Eau Claire, WI 54702

Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Justin Vajko
phone 715-552-5566
fax  715-552-5563
e-mail  volunteer@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

Hope in the Valley

Address

506 Water Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Contact Information

Renelle Oldenburg
phone  715-831-9500
e-mail  angelussalonandspa@yahoo.com

Purpose of the Organization

Hope in the Valley strives to bring the community and business owners together to raise money for the American Cancer Society. For several years, Renelle Oldenburg, owner of Angelus Salon, has hosted a VIP Event where they performed a live runway hair and fashion show with all the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. With the desire to do more, Renelle expanded the event to the community creating an exclusive sit-down dinner with a silent auction, raffles, a fashion show and live entertainment.  Hope in the Valley began and had over 1,200 people attend during the first year. Other events are held throughout the year to help raise funds for this cause and continue to bring the community together. 

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Race Mini Stop Set Up
  • Race Sign Set Up
  • Registration Table
  • Packet Pick Up
  • Race Corner Directions
  • Race Mini Stops to reset the stations for the next groups
  • Cheer on racers
  • Help at the Mayo Station
  • Help in the Retreat Center with the business session setups
  • Dance in the Retreat Center
  • Race Clean-Up
Categories
  • Community Development
  • Health and Fitness
  • Singular Event

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Junior Achievement

Address

505 South Dewey Street
Mailbox 10, Suite 204
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website (Website Currently Unavailable)

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Deidre Garrett
phone 715-835-5566
fax  715-831-0274
e-mail  dgarrett@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
  • Youth Services

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Lakeshore Elementary School

Address

711 Lake Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 7:45 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

Contact Information

Deborah Lewis
phone  715-852-3407
fax  715-852-3404
e-mail  dlewis@ecasd.k12.wi.us

Purpose of the Organization

Public school with diverse population of approximately 400 students enrolled, grades K–5.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Teaching an after-school enrichment class in whatever your interest or passion is.
  • Some classes we have offered include foreign languages, science, cooking, drama, yoga and basketball. Typically classes meet once a week from 3:15– 4:15 p.m. for 6–8 weeks. Most supplies are taken care of and a snack is given to students.
  • Library Helpers — Shelving books.
  • Assisting teachers in classrooms working with a student or small group of students in reading or math.

All volunteers working with children must complete a background check and sign a volunteer agreement. The background check is free of charge.

Categories
  • Youth Services

L.E. Phillips Career Development Center

Address

1515 Ball Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Contact Information

Erin Riddle
phone  715-834-2771
fax   715-834-1123
e-mail  americorps@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
  • Peer Mentors; Workforce Development Specialists; and Skill Development Specialists – serve as a mentor to an individual seeking employment in the community by assisting with resume writing, filling out applications, job searches, teaching computer skills, working on soft skills etc.
  • Woodshop – assisting with projects, paperwork and filing.
  • Office Assistant – organizing and filing documents
  • Chippewa Falls Community Cupboard – sorting through and organizing donations
  • Upholstery – organizing work area, sewing or upholstering furniture
  • Special Projects – assisting and motivating clients in completing time sensitive projects for customers
Categories
  • Arts
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Vocational Assistance

Little Berry Farm LLC

Address

W1832 Maple Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Saturday 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Contact Information

Gaye Brunkow
phone  715-456-5196
e-mail  gayebrunkow@gmail.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

Lutheran Social Services - Positive Avenues

currently inactive

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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.

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

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

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 Public Library

Address

600 Wolske Bay Road
Menomonie, WI 54751
Website

Hours

Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 1–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Lisa Murray
phone  715-232-2164
fax  715-232-2324
e-mail  murrayl@menomonielibrary.org

Purpose of the Organization

Provides a diverse selection of information, entertainment and programming resources to enrich the lives of the citizens of Dunn County. Strives to foster a sense of community in a welcoming environment.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Help with our bi-annual book sales in April and October.
  • Organize and shelve AV items, do light housekeeping, or pull hold items for other libraries.
  • Volunteers should apply online or complete an application available at the information desk.
Categories
  • Arts
  • Information & Referral Services
  • Literacy Services
  • Youth Services

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

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
  • Arts
  • History
  • Singular Event
  • Youth Services

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 Physically Challenged Persons

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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Orchard Hills Assisted Living

Address

1403 Truax Blvd.
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Website

Contact Information

Ashley Nayes
phone  715-552-1030 extension 186
fax  715-552-3949
e-mail  anayes@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 — signing, 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
  • Senior Citizens Services

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Peace Corps

Address

c/o Peace Corps Midwest Regional Office
55 W. Monroe Street, #450
Chicago, IL 60603
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Janice McInerney
phone  651-210-2011
fax  312-353-4192
e-mail  jmcinerney@peacecorps.gov

Purpose of the Organization

Founded in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, Peace Corps is a federal agency that supports American citizens making a difference in communities around the world. Volunteers are currently making a lasting impact in 60+ countries as they lead projects to develop business, health, education, agriculture, environment, and youth programs. Peace Corps provides full support for Volunteers including international airfare, housing, full medical/dental care, possible student loan deferment/forgiveness, grad school benefits, vacation days, $8,000+ after completion of 27 months of service.

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 www.peacecorps.gov/openings.

Categories
  • Inter/national Services

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.

Address

1324 West Clairemont Avenue
Suite 1
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Heidi Colonna
phone  715-552-2763
fax   715-552-4511
e-mail  hcolonna@reach-inc.org

Purpose of the Organization

Community-based private nonprofit corporation providing innovative opportunities for adults and children in Eau Claire County, to promote self-determination and full participation in the community regardless of ability.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Volunteer opportunities vary with the individual program; all involve providing support to adults and children with disabilities. Tasks may include reading to children, doing arts-and-crafts projects with children or adults, studying current events, cooking projects, and assisting to develop job readiness skills.

Categories
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons
  • Vocational Assistance

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)
fax  715-723-5995
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
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Health and Fitness
  • Housing and Assisted Living Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons
  • Senior Citizens Services

Rutledge Home

Address

300 Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Barbara J. Stodola
phone  715-723-5566
fax  715-723-9272
e-mail  bstodola@rutledgehome.com

Purpose of the Organization

A home for people who need help in doing daily tasks. We also take care of people who have memory problems.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

We would love volunteers to play cards or games, to read to our residents, sing songs or play music for them, or spend time talking with residents. Residents love to talk about their childhood.

Categories
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Hospice Services
  • Housing & Assisted Living Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons
  • Senior Citizens Services

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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

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
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Domestic Abuse & Protective Services
  • Emergency Assistance & Crisis Lines
  • Family Counseling, Parenting & Child Care
  • Housing & Assisted Living Services
  • Information & Referral Services
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons

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.

Address

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

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. Assessement 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
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Vocational Assistance

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

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

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
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Health & Fitness
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons

Stand in the Light Choir for People with Memory Loss

Address

1120 Cedar Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Contact Information

Carol Parsons
phone  715-962-3189
e-mail  cjparsons.parsons@gmail.com

Purpose of the Organization

The Stand in the Light Choir for People with Memory Loss (sponsored by the Aging & Disability Resource Center) is for people in early to mid stages of memory loss.  They are partnered with another person to come together to share their love of music.  This choir provides an opportunity to bring joy, well-being, purpose, and a sense of community to people with memory loss. There are two sessions held every year: summer/fall and winter/spring. For rehearsal days and times, please contact Carol Parsons.  All rehearsals are held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Volunteer Opportunities Available

If you love to sing and help others, this is a great opportunity to become a singing care partner.  Some of the members may need a partner and could use some help holding music notebooks, turning pages, answering questions and guiding to and from the cafeteria where we have coffee and snacks prior to rehearsal.  No formal music training is needed.  There is a volunteer training available for specific strategies, but it is not mandatory.  It is extremely important to have consistent rehearsal attendance and a commitment for one whole session. 

2017 - 2018 hours for volunteering are Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. August 31st to November 16th and January 4th to April 20th.

Categories
  • Senior Citizens Services

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

Address

2700 Hudson Blvd.
Suite 100
Oakdale, MN 55128
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Contact Information

Linda Fike
phone  715-579-5675
fax  651-735-0126
e-mail  lfike@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

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 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

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

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
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Health Care Services
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons
  • Senior Citizens Services

Trinity Equestrian Center

Address

S5300 WI - 37
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Website

Hours

Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Kelly Collins
phone  715-835-4530
e-mail  kellycollins930@gmail.com 

Purpose of the Organization

Trinity Equestrian Center is Eau Claire's only full-service horse center.  We offer boarding, lessons, summer horse camps and child care, youth mentoring, therapeutic riding, equine assisted therapy, a Veteran Wellness program, and corporate and team development workshops.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • Therapeutic Riding: Lead horse/side walker
  • Ranch Care: Child care assistant; horse day helper
  • Day Camp Assistant
  • Facility Barn: Facility maintenance, barn chores, site workdays, lawn care/gardening
  • Administration: Fund raising, volunteer recruitment, photography/video, grant writing, community connections, supply acquisition
Categories
  • Animal Services
  • Services for Developmentally Challenged Persons
  • Mental Health Services
  • Services for Physically Challenged Persons

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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

Jan Porath
phone  715-834-5043
fax  715-834-0425
e-mail  jporath@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 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

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
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • University Services
  • Youth Services

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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
  • Senior Citizens Services

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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 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.

Categories
  • Arts
  • Media

Y

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

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!

Categories
  • Inter/National Services
  • Multicultural Services
  • Youth Services
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