Waukesha County

ADRC (a division of HHS): Volunteer Services

Welcome and Thank You for Your Interest!

Welcome to the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County. We are a division of Health and Human Services and provide information, assistance and access to community resources for older people and people with disabilities, as well as their familites. Volunteers bring a unique spirit in which the Center works towards this goal. To become a integral part of our team please see our current opportunities.

Mission Statement

Waukesha County is committed to serving adults and their families with issues of aging and /or disability. We provide information, assistance and education to promote independence and improve the quality of life, while offering choices to the consumer. Our goal is to advocate for and affirm the rights , diginity, and value of individuals served while limiting risk to those most vulnerable.

Contact Information

If your would like additional information about our current needs please contact Karen L. Straw at kstraw@waukeshacounty.gov or call 262-548-7829.

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Emergency Reception Center Volunteer 02/07/17

Summary:

An Emergency Reception Center, also called a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) screens and organizes volunteers during a disaster. They are a critical component to managing a volunteer workforce in emergency response and recovery. Waukesha County is building a team of volunteers to help manage and run our VRC in times of emergency. Volunteers will assist with screening, interviewing, basic safety training and more. The VRC is activated as needed when a disaster arises. Waukesha County will contact our VRC Volunteer team and ask for your assistance in opening the VRC. Shift lengths will vary depending on the disaster or emergency. The location of the VRC will also be dependent on these factors but will be in Waukesha County.

All those interest should contact us for more information and to sign up for one of our trainings. Volunteers will be asked to attend minimally 2 trainings per year.

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Volunteer Guardian 04/18/16

Summary:

Help someone in need. Waukesha County is looking for volunteer guardians. A volunteer guardian is appointed by probate court to help make decisions for another adult who the court has determined incapable of making decisions for themselves. The person will not be responsible for making financial decisions but will assist with decisions concerning the person's well-being and safety. The volunteer must be 25 years of age or older, pass a criminal background check, submit a copy of current Wisconsin driver's license and proof of car insurance. Training and ongoing support provided.

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Meal Driver 01/02/14

Summary: Help deliver a hot nutritious meal to homebound seniors over the lunch hour Monday- Friday. Drivers generally drive from 11:00-1:00 once a week or twice a month. Mileage reimbursement offered. Drivers must be a least 18 years of age, have a valid WI driver's license and proof of car insurance. A meal delivered with a smile can do amazing things for those we serve.

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Dining Assistant 07/10/13

Summary: Dining assistants help pack meals for home delivery as well as set up, serve and clean up for in-house dining. Help is needed from 9:30-12:30. Help out once a week or twice a month.

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Greeter 04/08/13

Summary: Courthouse Greeters greet visitors and provide direction to offices and departments throughout the Waukesha County complex. Volunteers are needed Mondays and every other Thursday and Friday. Shifts are three hours in length.

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Volunteer Leaders to promote health & wellness 05/02/12

Summary: Workshop Leaders facilitate evidence based programs such as Matter of Balance, Healthy Eating for Successful Living, Boost Your Brain, Stepping On, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Living Well with Chronic Conditions, and Healthy Living with Diabetes. Training and mileage reimbursement provided. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone comfortable with promoting health and wellness.

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