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Community: Volunteering

Volunteering can be very important. It can give a person a way to contribute even when they cannot work. It can also give a person contact with other organizations that may become useful to them.

Join the New Horizons Un-Limited Volunteer Network!!! Right here at New Horizons Un-Limited we have several ways that you can volunteer at our office or from your home through our website. When you join the NHU Volunteer Network, you can receive our NHU Volunteer Network newsletter. We would love to hear from you!

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New SignPoints of Light Foundation website. Fill in your zip code under “Find a Local Volunteer Center” or choose your state to get a list of all the volunteer centers in your state.

New Sign Retired Senior Volunteer Programs (RSVP) is a volunteer program for people 55 and older. To investigate this program go to the Senior Corps website and click on “RSVP” under “Our Programs”. Choose your state and you will get a list of the RSVP programs in your state including phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

New Sign Volunteer Match - You can use the Volunteer Match website to find local opportunities in your community or to find virtual volunteering opportunities. To find opportunities in your community, fill in your zip code and choose a “distance” and “interest area”. To find virtual volunteer opportunities, choose “virtual” (bottom of the list) for your “distance”. Virtual volunteer opportunities include positions that can be done completely at home but not all virtual positions can be done completely at home.


New Sign Habitat for Humanity - ReStore offers many volunteer opportunities to match your intersts, schedule and skill level. Find out how to get involved! Fill out their volunteer form on their website, or call 414-316-5653 or send an email to ReStoreVolunteer@milwaukeehabitat.org. Volunteer at ReStore West: 3015 N. 114th Street, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin or ReStore East: 420 S. 1st Streeet, Milwaukee, Tuesday - Friday: 10-6 and Saturday: 10-4.

New Sign Hunger Task Force Farm: Volunteer at the Farm has regular opportunities for volunteers to get their hands dirty and help Hunger Task Force provide a steady supply of fresh fruits and vegetables to Milwaukee’s hungry! Activities include preparing new plants in the greenhouse, planting and harvesting fresh produce, fish hatchery work, and more! Opportunities are great for individuals, families or groups! For information on volunteering at the farm, contact the Community Relations Manager at (414) 238-6473. The farm also offers 3 miles of accessible hiking trails from 8am to 6pm, - 7 days a week through the Hidden Oaks Savanna woodlands surrounding the farmland, a publically owned restoration of land. You can also volunteer to assist with woodland and river ecology restoration. For more information on volunteering for restoration contact the Parks and Natural Areas Manager at (414) 315-3348. The Hunger Task Force Farm states there are many volunteer opportunities for people with all abilities. Fill out their Volunteer Form on their website. The Hunger Task Force Farm is located at 9000 S. 68th Street, Franklin, WI 53132. For more information, visit the website or contact the farm at (414) 238-6477.

New Sign Mequon Nature Preserve: Volunteer offers volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, in education, advocacy and land restoration. Fill out the Volunteer Form on their website. For more information on volunteering, contact the Education and Land Restoration Director, 262-242-8055 Ext. 103. The Mequon Nature Preserve, located in Mequon, Wisconsin, is the bridge between urban Milwaukee and its nearby rural areas. The preserve provides an outdoor classroom to youth groups, K-12 students, technical colleges and universities. It is also free and open to the public for passive recreational use. Over five miles of accessible trails, open sunrise to sunset, can be enjoyed year round. Enjoy the wildlife and wildflowers which have begun to reinhabit this 400 acre preserve. The fully accessible Pieper Power Education Center is open  8:30am -4:30pm Monday –Friday and for special events. The Mequon Nature Preserve is located at 8200 W. County Line Road, Mequon, WI 53097. For more information, Phone: (262) 242-8055, or Fax: (262) 242-8056.

New Sign Milwaukee Riverkeeper: Volunteers are the lifeblood of Milwaukee Riverkeeper. Would you like to help keep the Milwaukee River Basis clean, fishable for years to come? The Milwaukee River Basin is over 800 square miles and they could use all the help they can get monitoring it and keeping it clean! They protect and improve water quality and wildlife habitat in the river corridors and advocate for sound land use in the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic River Watersheds. Some of the volunteer jobs they have available are office work, river cleanup at the Annual Spring Cleanup and monthly Water Monitoring. Fill out the volunteer form on their website and they will contact you periodically with different opportunities in which to get involved. As a member they offer canoe and kayak events. For more information, contact them at 1845 N. Farwell Ave., Suite 100, Milwaukee, WI 53202 or Phone (414) 287-0207 or send email to info@milwaukeeriverkeeper.org

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