Waukesha County

 

 

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Mentor

Individuals are needed to assist with the AODA Speaker Program. AODA Volunteers are recovering people who facilitate a variety of recovery groups for individuals at all levels of recovery. As a volunteer, you will partner with a seasoned volunteer to visit local facilities as a pair to share your experience, strength and hope with men and women who suffer from alcohol and  drug issues. 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. Contact us for details.
Kara Moore at kamoore@waukeshacounty.gov or (262)-548-7284
 

 

Adopt-A-Drain Program
Parks & Land Use 

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 tidy the surface of their storm drain twice a month and report the quantity and composition of debris removed.

Dates
Twice a month, clear your "adopted" storm drain(s)   
How to Apply
Choose your drain and sign-up: www.WaukeshaCounty.gov/AdoptADrain

Habitat Restoration Workdays
Waukesha County Parks 

Volunteer to help maintain, improve, and restore our natural areas. Call it a "parks visit with a purpose"! Get started:

View + Join Habitat Restoration Workdays

There's more! Browse more Parks volunteers opportunities and info:
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Questions? Contact us anytime at parks@waukeshacounty.gov


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


Health Promotion Program Leader Volunteer

Help educate seniors to a healthy way of life. Under the direction of the Community Health Promotion Coordinator, you will be trained to facilitate one of our health promotion programs. Program topics include: falls prevention (Stepping On), Healthy Living with Diabetes, Women’s Incontinence (Mind Over Matter-Bowel and Bladder Incontinence), Healthy Living with Chronic Pain, and strength building (Strong Bodies.)

How to apply:

Contact Sherry Williams for more information 262-548-7829 or by e-mail siwilliams@waukeshacounty.gov


 

 

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 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Monday – Fridays, excluding holidays. Mileage reimbursement is available. With 7 Meals on Wheels centers throughout Waukesha County, you can select the community in which you would like to serve. 
Location:
Locations throughout Waukesha County: Brookfield, Menomonee Falls, Mukwonago, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Sussex and Waukesha.
Dates:
Ongoing
How to Apply
An application along with a copy of your driver's license and proof of current auto insurance are required.
Contact Sherry Williams at 262-548-7829 or e-mail at siwilliams@waukeshacounty.gov.

Home Delivered Meals Packer

Help pack meals for the Meals on Wheels program.  Volunteers are needed from 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. to pack hot and cold meal items for drivers to deliver to home bound seniors. Help out once a week or twice a month schedules may be flexible. You may have the option to stay and serve meals to seniors depending on the center you choose to volunteer with.
Location:
Various locations throughout Waukesha County: Brookfield, Menomonee Falls, Mukwonago, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Sussex and Waukesha.
Dates:
Ongoing 
How to apply:
A completed application, background screening and training are required for this position. 
Contact Sherry Williams for more information 262-548-7829 or by e-mail 
siwilliams@waukeshacounty.gov

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. For more information check out the brochure or video.
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.


Senior Nutrition Re-Assessment Volunteer

Senior Nutrition Re-Assessment Volunteers are needed to perform Home Delivered Meals eligibility reassessments. Volunteers are trained to assess the needs of the person they visit and report those needs to the ADRC. Training is provided.

How to apply:

Contact Sherry Williams for more information 262-548-7829 or by email siwilliams@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

Volunteer Guardian

Volunteer Guardians serve a very important role in making essential decisions for vulnerable adults regarding safety and well-being. The volunteer guardian advocates for the best interest of the ward they are assigned. Applicants must be at least 25 years of age, pass a criminal background check and DOT check as well as interview for the position.

How to apply:

Contact Sherry Williams for more information 262-548-7829 or by email siwilliams@waukeshacounty.gov


 

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