Youth & Family Volunteering


Youth & Family Volunteering



United Way’s priority is the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, nonprofit partners and their clients. Our listing of volunteer opportunities is more limited at this current time to reflect that. We will continue to add safe volunteer experiences to this page as they become available!


Youth Volunteering

(Ages 13 & up)

Volunteering adds experience to a resume or college application and provide new opportunities to learn about your community.  Many local schools requires service hours and we are happy to connect you to local nonprofits in need of support.  

Snow & Yard Angels Needed!

Help senior clients of ERAs Senior Network in Waukesha County with snow removal and/or yard work, depending on what Wisconsin weather sends us.  


Prep and Serve To-Go Meals!

Assist St. Vincent de Paul in preparing and serving to-go boxed meals to families in need.



Outdoor Park Projects!

Enjoy the warmer weather and help Waukesha Parks with ongoing park projects to keep community parks enjoyable for all.



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Family Vounteering

(All ages)

Volunteering as a family strengthens your bond, offers quality time together, and helps create positive change in our community.  Family opportunities offer volunteers ages 2 and up a way to safely make a meaningful difference.  

Assemble STEM Activity Kits!

Support COA Youth & Family Centers by making pre-packed STEM and activity kits for kids to stay engaged at home.



"Building a Love of Reading" Book Drive!

Collect gently-used or purchase new books for United Community Center's book drive encouraging a love of reading among students of all ages.


If You Love to Clean!

Help Friedens Community Ministries get the Hope House pantry squeaky clean for the clients they serve.



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Six Ideas to Spring into Community Service

Help family or an older neighbor with cleaning their front yard when the snow is gone.

Take a walk around the neighborhood and pick up trash and other debris or join a community clean-up.

Fight Spring Fever by getting out of the house. Sign-up and participate in fun fundraising walks and runs.

Plant vegetable seeds, watch them grow, and gift the produce or seedlings to local neighbors or your favorite community garden.

Roll up your sleeves and do some spring cleaning.
Donate new or gently used clothes, books or toys to a local youth serving agency.

Celebrate Earthy Day (April 22nd) by discovering ways you can help make the planet healthier.
Make a plan with your family to try some of these ideas.


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