One of the best feelings is giving back to your community, and what better way to do that than volunteering for one of Wisconsin’s many charitable organizations. Find a charity close to your heart, and devote your time and passion to it. Here are 15 great places to volunteer in the state.
Every year, people plunge into freezing cold water to raise money for the Special Olympics in Wisconsin. Take a plunge or volunteer to work the Polar Plunge in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Last year they raised over $150,000 for the Special Olympics in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Humane Society is Wisconsin’s largest humane society located in the area. There are three different branches: Racine, Milwaukee, and Ozaukee. There are so many different positions for the entire spectrum of animal lovers. Help make a different in the humane society field today.
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is a hunger relief program that offers operating food banks in both the Milwaukee and Fox Valley areas. Not only do they provide meals but also they provide nutritious meal to those who are hungry. Choose to volunteer in either area to help end hunger in Wisconsin.
Volunteer to help the homeless at The Road Home located in Dane County. Volunteering can be as short as a single event or can be an ongoing mission that you continuously fulfill. The Road Home helps families overcome homelessness in the area by providing weekly dinners, kids activities, and language barrier help.
Beach Bay is a 700-acre urban wildlife sanctuary located in Green Bay. Choose between their animal care, critter counter, R-Paws, invasive species management, grounds crew, gift shop, office support, special events worker, or environmental education liaison. There are plenty of options to fit all types of peoples’ interest.
Donate your time in the Fox Valley area at the American Red Cross Donor Center in Green Bay. There are so many different roles that need to be filled within the program from getting the word out, to blood donation, to group/ business involvement. The Red Cross is always looking for people with a diverse background that can provide a unique skill set to their, already successful, campaign.
Become a part of a volunteer group that is dedicated to preserving the beauties of Kohler-Andrae State Park. They are accepting all types of volunteers including a nature center host, and campground host.
Hospitals everywhere are searching for those willing to donate their time. Volunteer at UW Health Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin, isn’t as much of a commitment as some people think. Most volunteers work one 2-4-hour shift per week. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
Between the leaves falling in autumn and the snow billowing down in the winter, the City of Madison Senior’s Center could use your help. Meet new friends and donate your time to help the senior citizens in the surrounding areas.
The Adopt-A-Highway program was put into place in order to lessen the amount of litter found on Wisconsin system highways. Any group is allowed to adopt a stretch of highway. Furthermore their mission statement goes on to educate the public on how to properly dispose of trash as well as rejuvenating Wisconsin’s roadways beauty.