Waukesha County

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Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Mentor

Individuals are needed to assist with the AODA Speaker Program. AODA Volunteers are recovering people who faciliate a variety of recovery groups for individuals at all levels of recovery. As a volunteer, you will partner with a veteran volunteer to visit these facilities to share your experience, strength and hope with men and women who suffer from alcoholism and other drug addictions. Daytime and evening options available. For more information please check out the informational brochure

Location:

Varied

Dates:

Ongoing

How to Apply:

If you want to get involved and become a volunteer please contact us! An interview, application, and background screening are required for this position.
Kara Moore at kamoore@waukeshacounty.gov or (262)-548-7284
 

 

Client Volunteer Driver

If you seek a flexible opportunity to strengthen families, ensure a greater quality of life for someone in need, and be part of an incredible team, then you are invited to join our Waukesha County Volunteer Driver Team. 

Individuals who are part of programs offered by HHS and who do not have access to local transportation resources may be able to receive transportation to vital appointments such as medical, educational, foster care and other family-stability services. This transportation program helps them maintain their well-being and access to important services. Volunteer Drivers provide transportation throughout the week, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 Mileage reimbursement, flexible scheduling, ongoing training and support, and gratitude from clients included. You choose your own schedule. This is the perfect opportunity to truly make a difference in another person’s life and have fun doing it! 

Location:

Waukesha County and neighboring communities

Dates:

Ongoing 

How to apply:

Please contact us for more information! An interview, application, and background screening are required for this position.

Kara Moore at kamoore@waukeshacounty.gov or (262) 548-7284


Emergency Reception Center Volunteer

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 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.
Location:
Waukesha County, specific location dependent on emergency
Dates:
Ongoing, scheduled as needed
How to Apply
Contact Kara Moore, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at kamoore@waukeshacounty.gov or 262-548-7284 for more information and to sign up for an initial orientation/training.

Home Delivered Meals Driver

Meals on Wheels is a national network of local community organizations that serve seniors facing the threats of hunger and social isolation. Volunteers deliver between the hours of 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM Monday – Fridays, excluding holidays. With 10 Meals on Wheels centers throughout Waukesha County, you can select the community in which you would like to serve. 
Location:
Several locations throughout Waukesha County
Dates:
Ongoing
How to Apply
Contact Karen Straw 262-548-7829 or e-mail kstraw@waukeshacounty.gov  An application along with a copy of your driver's license and proof of current car insurance are required.

Home Delivered Meals Packer

Help pack meals for the Meals on Wheels program.  Volunteers are needed from 9:30-11:00 at various locations throughout Waukesha County. Help out once a week or twice a month. Children ages 14-17 are allowed, but must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult at all times.
Location:
Various locations throughout Waukesha County
Dates:
Ongoing 
How to apply:
A completed application and background screening are required for this position.
Please contact Karen Straw for more information 262-548-7829 or by e-mail 
kstraw@waukeshacounty.gov

Park System Habitat Restoration Workdays 

Volunteer to help the Park System maintain, improve and restore our natural areas.

Dress for the weather (events are held rain or shine). Long sleeves and pants are recommended, wear boots and bring your own work gloves.

Opportunities/Dates:

 
How to Apply
Register online for the event. Questions? Contact Julia Robson, Conservation Biologist, at parks@waukeshacounty.gov

Park System Adopt-A-Trail Program 

The Waukesha County Parks Adopt-A-Trail program is an opportunity for groups of all sizes and types to become actively involved in maintaining and protecting the beauty of the County's recreational trail systems.

Currently, Waukesha County manages and maintains just over 35 miles of paved recreational trails with unique and scenic experiences for all! Volunteers will assist with keeping these trails clean and safe.

Location:

  • Bugline Trail
  • Lake Country Trail
  • New Berlin Trail


Dates:
Groups commit to three clean-ups a year, once in spring, summer, and fall.

How to Apply
Complete volunteer interest form.


Parks & Land Use Adopt-A-Drain Program 

The Waukesha County Adopt-A-Drain program is an opportunity for individuals or groups to become actively involved in maintaining local storm drains. Adopters are asked to clean the surface of their storm drain twice a month and report the quantity and composition of debris removed.

Dates
Twice a month, clean around your storm drain.   
How to Apply
Choose your drain and sign-up: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/adoptadrain

Park System Citizen Science – Wildlife Camera Trapping

Volunteers will deploy and monitor trail cameras for wildlife in assigned locations throughout Waukesha County. Volunteers will be required to check trail cameras every 2 weeks to assess for any potential damage or tampering, reposition the camera, and swap out SD cards. Volunteers will also download and submit photos from their assigned camera for active review. Volunteers are encouraged to attend a mammal monitoring program hosted at Retzer Nature Center prior to conducting camera surveys. Volunteers are also required to apply for a trail camera permit through Waukesha County Parks and Land Use (the permit is free).  All equipment necessary to conduct surveys including trail cameras and SD cards.

Location:

Various natural areas in the County.
Dates:
Wildlife cameras can be deployed and checked year-round during normal park operation hours (sunrise – 10:00pm). 
How to Apply:
Contact Julia Robson, Conservation Biologist, at parks@waukeshacounty.gov.

Social Media Volunteer

The Social Media volunteer will assist with Social Media projects including updating websites, adding pictures and information about program areas, updating Facebook, Twitter, and other Web accounts, etc. Volunteer must be 18 years old or older and have a personable and friendly demeanor. 

Location:

Waukesha County Administration Center 
Dates:
Contact us after June 1st
How to Apply:
Contact Staci Griffiths at sgriffiths@waukeshacounty.gov

  

Telephonic Friendly Visitor Volunteer

Provide a social connection to seniors recieving home delivered meals and wanting a friendly voice to talk to weekly. Volunteers make calls to Meals on Wheels customers weekly, track and report monthly volunteer hours. Training  provided. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

Location:
From the comfort of your own home
Dates:
Ongoing 
How to apply:
A completed application and background screening are required for this position.
Please contact Karen Straw for more information 262-548-7829 or by e-mail 
kstraw@waukeshacounty.gov

Victim Impact Speaker: Youth Mediation Program

Youth in our juvenile justice system often have trouble connecting actions with consequences and recognizing the impact of their actions on real people. We are seeking to connect youth who have committed crimes against people or property with people who have experienced crimes against them or their family. Volunteer Victim Impact Speakers will share their story with youth who are part of our Youth Mediation program. Approximately 8-10 youth will listen to your story, and with your approval, ask questions. This group is geared towards restorative justice and helping youth understand how their actions impact victims and themselves. Volunteer speakers are asked to speak quarterly, or four times per year. Speaking engagements take place weekday evenings. Ideal volunteers should have a passion and patience for helping youth understand their decisions. Volunteers should also be comfortable speaking and connecting with diverse populations and be able to present their story in an appropriate way that is suitable and impactful for youth.
Location:

Virtual, and in-person (Waukesha County Health and Human Services: 514 Riverview Ave, Waukesha)

Dates:

Ongoing, quarterly, evening

How to Apply:

If you want to get involved and become a volunteer please contact us! An interview, application, and background screening are required for this position.
Kara Moore at kamoore@waukeshacounty.gov or (262)-548-7284

Youth Impact/ Motivational Speaker: Youth Mediation Program

Youth in our juvenile justice system need role models. And not just any role model. They need people who have experienced the youth criminal justice system, who have suffered consequences of negative decision making, and who are ready to share their story and help youth learn from it. These Impact Speakers will share their personal story and experiences in hopes of helping youth currently involved in the system make different decisions and help steer them in a positive direction. We are seeking a quarterly speaking commitment- roughly four times in one year. Speaking days/ times are weekday evenings. Volunteers will be part of our Youth Mediation program, speaking to 8-10 youth who have committed crimes to persons or property. The group is geared towards restorative justice and understanding crime impact and consequence. Volunteer speakers should be prepared to answer questions from youth; have a passion for working with and supporting positive change in youth; have demonstrated maturity and dependability, and have the utmost comfort effectively working with diverse populations. 
Location:

Virtual, and in-person (Waukesha County Health and Human Services: 514 Riverview Ave, Waukesha)

Dates:

Ongoing, quarterly, evening

How to Apply:

If you want to get involved and become a volunteer please contact us! An interview, application, and background screening are required for this position.
Kara Moore at kamoore@waukeshacounty.gov or (262)-548-7284