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 12 & 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.  

Be a Snow Angel!

Sign up to help shovel snow for a neighbor near you.  


Food Pantry Delivery Day

Assist in unloading a large food delivery at the Zion Rock Food Pantry.



Make Cozy Tie Blankets!

Spread warmth and kindness in Waukesha County.



Browse Youth Opportunities  

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.  

Adopt a Clinic!

Make treats or goodies of appreciation for healthcare staff at a Sixteenth Street Community Health Center.



Prepare a Dessert or Dish!

Purchase, prepare and deliver a dessert or side dish to be served alongside a meal at the Guest House.



Get Crafty and Creative!

Design and make everyday greeting cards for Salvation Army to deliver to isolated older adults in nursing homes.



Browse Family Opportunities 

A Handful of Happy Holiday Volunteer Ideas

Create and set out a basket of appreciation snacks for mail and delivery drivers.

Give thanks to friends, family, teachers and more by creating thank you cards, making and sending a video, or giving them a call.

Make art and activity bundles for a youth-serving agency or shelter.
(So kids and families will have fun activities to do when the weather gets cold.)

As you start bundling up with the colder temperatures, pick-up and donate some extra winter gear for a local shelter or school.

Go on a healthy winter walk with your family and wave to community members.

Sing carols virtually or outside in your neighborhood to spread cheer.
(Consider reaching out to a local older adult community center to do a window caroling for their residents.)


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