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.  

Make Summer Special with the Miracle League!

Milwaukee YMCA 


Assist with Indaba Nights Summer Events!

St. Ann Center, Milwaukee



Cashier for a Cause at ReStore!

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, Greenfield



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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.  

Help with Healing Spaces & Little Libraries!

ERAs Senior Network, Milwaukee



Tend the Green Power Garden!

HOPE Center, Waukesha


Tidy and Clean the Shelter!

FRIENDS, Inc, West Bend



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Seven Summertime Service Projects

Plant flowers in pots for a neighbor or older adults at a senior center.

Coordinate a neighborhood garage sale and donate the proceeds to non-profits with summer education programs.

Donate gently used or new books to a free library in your area.

Create uplifting and inspiring posters and greeting cards for children in the hospital.

Get your hands dirty helping tend a community food garden.

Assist with summer programming at your local library.

Make summer fun packs and give them to local family shelters. Include items such as sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and jump ropes.


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