• Waukesha County Volunteer Opportunities


  • Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Waukesha County.  Volunteering with Waukesha County is a great way to connect with your community, be part of an incredible team, and have fun!  County volunteer opportunities range from one-time events to long-term participation and include options for all interest and expertise levels.  We encourage you to give back to your community whether that be through community education, cleaning up parks, delivering meals, or transporting people in need, just to name a few options.  Join our Volunteer Team, and you will help build a stronger Waukesha!

    Below are opportunities to volunteer throughout our various programs in Waukesha County.  Please select the title for more information on the specific opportunity.  For more information on specific volunteer program areas or the volunteer process, please select the related program on the left.

  • ADRC
    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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    Waukesha County Volunteer Job Opportunity

    Title: 
    Volunteer Guardian

    Location: 
    Waukesha County    

    Department:
    ADRC

    Description (Qualifications/Requirements):

    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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    UWExt
    Social Media 07/30/15

    Summary:

    Social Media volunteer will assist with Social Media projects.

     

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    Waukesha County Volunteer Job Opportunity

    Title: 
    Social Media

    Location: 
    Waukesha County    

    Department:
    UWExt

    Description (Qualifications/Requirements):

    The Social Media volunteer will assist with Social Media projects. Various duties include updating websites, adding pictures and information about program areas, updating Facebook, Twitter, and other Web accounts, etc. Required skills and experience include knowledge of and experience with Social Media. 

    Volunteers must be 18 years old or older and have a personable and friendly demeanor. Those interested must be available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm. Other times may be available as needed.

       


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    UWExt
    Receptionist 07/30/15

    Summary:

    Receptionist volunteer will assist by sitting at the reception desk, answering phone calls, and greeting the public.

     

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    Waukesha County Volunteer Job Opportunity

    Title: 
    Receptionist

    Location: 
    Waukesha County    

    Department:
    UWExt

    Description (Qualifications/Requirements):

    The Receptionist volunteer will assist by sitting at the reception desk, answering phone calls, and greeting the public. Various duties may also include; covering the front desk area while staff is in meetings, lunch, or vacation, filing, assisting educators with program materials, mailings and other various duties as assigned.  

    Volunteers must be 18 years old or older and have a personable and friendly demeanor. Shifts are 4 hours in length. We prefer weekday availability between 8 am to 4:30 pm. However, only when needed. 

       


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    ADRC
    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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    Waukesha County Volunteer Job Opportunity

    Title: 
    Meals On Wheels Driver

    Location: 
    Pewaukee, Sussex, Waukesha, Brookfield, Butler, Hartland, Oconomowoc, Muskego, Mukwonago, New Berlin    

    Department:
    ADRC

    Description (Qualifications/Requirements):

    Help deliver a hot nutritous 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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    ADRC
    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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    Waukesha County Volunteer Job Opportunity

    Title: 
    Dining Assistant

    Location: 
    Butler, Menomonee Falls, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Sussex & Waukesha    

    Department:
    ADRC

    Description (Qualifications/Requirements):

    Help pack meals for home delivery as well as set up, serve and clean up for meals served at a senior dining center nearest you. Volunteers are needed from 9:30-1:00 at most locations. Help out once a week or twice a month. Volunteers ages 14-17 are allowed, but must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult at all times.
       


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    ADRC
    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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    Waukesha County Volunteer Job Opportunity

    Title: 
    Courthouse Greeter

    Location: 
    Waukesha County Courthouse    

    Department:
    ADRC

    Description (Qualifications/Requirements):

    Courthouse Greeters are located in a booth near the main entrance to the courthouse. Courthouse Greeters greet visitors and provide directions to offices or departments throughout Waukesha County complex. Shifts are three hours in length and help is needed on a Friday. You must be at least 18 years of age or older. Training is provided.
       


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    PLU
    Park Maintenance 11/12/12

    Summary:

    The Waukesha County Park System has volunteer opportunities for various groups and organizations that would like to volunteer in the parks.

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    Waukesha County Volunteer Job Opportunity

    Title: 
    Park Maintenance Projects

    Location: 
    Waukesha County Park System    

    Department:
    PLU

    Description (Qualifications/Requirements):

    The Waukesha County Park System has volunteer opportunities for various groups and organizations that would like to volunteer in the parks. Here at the Waukesha County Park System we have eight parks, two ice arenas, and a nature center all of which welcome volunteer help. Past projects include wood chipping trails, invasive species removal, painting picnic tables or trail markers, litter pick ups, etc. We prefer weekday availability between 8am to 4:30 pm, but are willing to try and accommodate groups on weekends and evenings as well. We can accommodate groups from 2 up to 100 people and can find a project that meets the needs of your group. Requirements: All projects are outdoors and proper footwear is recommended (no sandals or flip flops). We also ask volunteers to wear work gloves if they have them, wear sunscreen and/or bug repellant, and bring a bottle of water to drink. All training and orientation is provided by park staff.
       


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    PLU
    Teacher Naturalist 11/01/12

    Summary:

    Assist Retzer Nature Center Staff Naturalists with environmental education programs for school and scout groups. Programs are held at Retzer Nature Center and occasionally at other County Park locations.

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    Waukesha County Volunteer Job Opportunity

    Title: 
    Teacher Naturalist

    Location: 
    Retzer Nature Center    

    Department:
    PLU

    Description (Qualifications/Requirements):

    Assist Retzer Nature Center Staff Naturalists with environmental education programs for school and scout groups. Programs are held at Retzer Nature Center and occasionally at other County Park locations. Teacher Naturalists teach specific field lessons from the Retzer Environmental Education Handbook to groups of 10-15 children and programs typically last 1 to 2 ½ hours. Children in programs range from Pre-School to High School age. Both indoor and outdoor program opportunities are available. Hours: Primarily weekdays for school groups, some evenings and weekend special events as needed. We request a minimum of 15 hours of volunteer commitment per year for this position. Requirements: A genuine love of nature is needed, as well as a desire to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with children. Prior experience working with children and specific knowledge of nature’s wonders is NOT necessary – training will be provided. Physical ability to hike on and off set trails is necessary for outdoor programming. Must be 18 years or older.
       


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    ADRC
    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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    Waukesha County Volunteer Job Opportunity

    Title: 
    Volunteer Leaders

    Location: 
    Waukesha County    

    Department:
    ADRC

    Description (Qualifications/Requirements):

    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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