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Volunteers Sought in Muskego and Throughout County

Local opportunities exist to help seniors and little kids; give back to the Waukesha County community as a historic gardener, adult companion and more.

Summer's here and it's likely the kids are bored already. Depending on their age, they can be put to good use helping out the community.

In Muskego

is always looking for extra hands to help with the care of its 'creatures of rehab' and basic upkeep around the five-acre property. Contact the facility at 414-422-4882.

Teens are being sought to help out the younger set at the annual . The classes teach youngsters bike safety and safety around the house, and teens help with 'coralling' the students to ensure the classes run smoothly. Contact Gary Mrotek at the Muskego Police Department with your interest by emailing gmrotek@ci.muskego.wi.us.

As always, the fills a growing need in the community and many hands are needed on Thursday mornings to help with organizing the donations in preparation for 'shoppers' later in the day. Contact the pantry at 262-679-6448.

Many hands are also needed for the celebration at Veteran's Memorial Park next to City Hall. The event gathers those from law enforcement groups locally and from the county, and like all festivals includes food, music and lots of hands-on opportunities for kids young and old to learn from and enjoy. Organizer Terri Boyer stressed that they need your volunteer help to make the night a success, so if you are able to help out for an hour or more that evening please call her at 262-679-3889 or email her at TerriBoyer@wi.rr.com

Muskego's seniors could also use a helping hand getting from place to place, and has been an invaluable resource to fill that need. Licensed drivers with a clean record are needed to drive the 'limos' provided by the service. If you have a few extra hours every week, contact them at 262-679-4754.

Around Waukesha County

To sign up for any of the below volunteer opportunities, check out the United Way Volunteer Center. The following volunteer opportunities are available through the

Adult Day Center Caring Companion, Catholic Charities
Are you looking for a meaningful opportunity where you can share your compassion and learn about another person? Consider volunteering in our Adult Day Center, as one of our Caring Companions. Visit with program participants, read, talk about life experiences and encourage them to participate in activities. Volunteers are asked to commit to one visit per week, two to four hours in length. Visit times are Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This opportunity is located in New Berlin.

Provide a Meal for a Group, Parents Place
We are looking for meal providers on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 5 p.m. The meal will serve low-income families prior to a group they will attend at Parents Place. This family meal for Thursday serves between 30 to 40 people. The meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. Please call ahead to reserve your place on our schedule. We also need donations of juice and snacks for other group meetings. Families are welcome, Boy Scouts, churches or anyone wanting to make a difference. Waukesha location.

Costumed Historic Gardener, Old World Wisconsin
Volunteers are needed to role-play as historic gardeners at Wisconsin's largest living history museum! Volunteer historic gardeners will assist with planting, maintaining & harvesting crops at fifteen historic ethnic vegetable gardens on our grounds. Volunteers will dress in costumes, provided by our facility, and utilize 19th Century tools/techniques to maintain the gardens. Volunteers are needed from May-October, during museum hours. Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years old and complete an application process that includes a background check. Located in Eagle, Wisconsin.

Donation Center Assistant, Safe Babies Healthy Families
Share your friendly spirit with pregnant young women or young families who will be coming to our Donation Center in downtown Waukesha, which is supplied with donations both new and gently used.  The young women and families in our program participate in our Earn As You Learn program. As they earn Baby Bucks, they are invited to come to the center to shop for items they need for their baby or child. We need two people to oversee the center when it is open and to monitor the "shopping". Hours will be determined by availability of volunteers. There will be a brief training and orientation. A volunteer application including a background check will be completed prior to the training.

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