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.  

Help at the Food Pantry!

Organize and pack food orders for pantry guests of Neighborhood House.. 


Beautify the Outdoors!

Dig in to St. Joseph Academy's outdoor beautification projects.



Drive for Snacks!

Host a snack drive for items to be included alongside St. Ben's Meal Program.



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Family Volunteering

(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.  

Decorate Calendars!

Decorate calendars and planners for shelter guests at Guest House.



Support Veterans!

Support veterans and help with the Moving Wall event hosted by Waukesha Parks.


Create Activity Bags!

Make activity bags for the clients at Meta House.



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Ways to Do Good During Warmer Weather!

Check in with your local or favorite park to help with trail-clearings or clean-ups.

Host a lemonade stand and collect non-perishable food items for a local pantry.

Invest in a box of sidewalk chalk and draw cheerful and uplifting messages and pictures for the neighborhood to enjoy.

Write a letter to a teacher or coach thanking them for their work this past school year.


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