Department of Health and Human Services: Volunteer Services
Join Our Team!Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Waukesha County Health and Human Services. We offer the chance to get involved in your community and find greater meaning in life by helping others. We have numerous opportunities to match schedules, interests, and experience. We will work with you to find the perfect opportunity.
We know that volunteers are an integral part of our services and we really appreciate all that you do. We look forward to your time and expertise and welcome you to join our Team!
To get started, please review our available opportunities and select any you may be interested in. Our Volunteer Coordinator will schedule some time to meet with you, discuss the opportunity, and get you started!
Mission StatementThe mission of Volunteer Services is to promote health, self-sufficiency, and an improved quality of life for Health and Human Services clients and other county citizens. We can accomplish this with people helping people through volunteerism, education and fundraising. In partnership and coordination with other community resources, organizations and our trained volunteers, we provide for some basic human needs such as clothing, emergency funds, education, and transportation.
Contact InfoInterested in any of these opportunities or have questions on any of our services? Please contact Kara Moore, Volunteer Services Coordinator at email@example.com or 262-548-7284.
Individuals are needed to assist with the AODA Speaker Program. AODA Volunteers are recovering people who regularly visit area facilities and reach out to those who are considering abstinence or are new in 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.
Waukesha County Volunteer Job Opportunity
Title: AODA Mentor
Individuals are needed to assist with the AODA Speaker Program. The program works with clients who have alcohol, drug dependency and other addictions. AODA Volunteers are recovering people who regularly visit area facilities (Waukesha County Jail, Waukesha County Huber Facility, Lawrence Treatment Center, Waukesha County Alcohol Education Series, Waukesha County Mental Health Center, and the Century House half-way house) and reach out to those who are considering abstinence or are new in 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. This can be a very rewarding opportunity. It will give you a chance to make a difference in someone's life. And the positive impacts on the community are immeasurable. Our program gets people back to work, strengthens families, reduces domestic violence and prevents dependency-related accidents and illness.
The volunteers carry the message to the alcoholics and drug addicts who still suffer, and to the community at-large. We carry the message in many small, subtle, but powerful ways. These quiet behaviors help rebuild confidence and change behaviors so that recovering men and women can become productive members of society.
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. The location of the VRC will also be dependent on these factors but will be in Waukesha County.
All those interested 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.
Title: Emergency Reception Center Volunteer
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