United Way Volunteer Opportunity Column for Week of Jan. 24
For the City Times
United Way of Inner Wisconsin’s Volunteer Center promotes the volunteer needs of local non-profit organizations in both south Wood and Adams Counties on a weekly basis. Here is how you can get involved and volunteer for these great organizations.
The Neighborhood Table- Lead Cook: Directs all operations in the kitchen, prepares food and makes improvements to recipe if needed. In charge of kitchen helpers. Assists in preparation of to-go orders at 3:00. Hours: 12:30 – 4:00 p.m on Thursdays; 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on the last two Tuesdays of each month. Some experience with cooking for larger groups needed. Organizers will provide a menu. Occasionally will need to come in the day before depending on the menu.
Security Person: Oversees meal, patrol parking lot, handles conflicts. No formal training necessary. 4-7PM. Sponsors are introduced to security person at 4:00 p.m. before each meal.
Wood County Head Start- Office Helper: Volunteer opportunity available: would be part time helping maintain staff files, collecting paperwork and possibly making phone calls. This would take place at our Central office located at 1011 8th St S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. The time of day is flexible but would be within our business hours of M-F 8-4.
Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce-Become an Ambassador: Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that will give you the chance to network, meet new people in the community and learn about local events? Consider becoming an Ambassador at the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce!
The Family Center- Shelter Assistant: This is a direct services position. You will be working with the families who are currently in residence by helping with any of their immediate physical needs. Your job is to keep the shelter and the occupants feeling safe & secure. Other duties will include: listening when clients want to talk, answering phones, responding to crisis calls, logging any information that will help the next person on duty, helping to maintain order, and taking in fresh food donations. You are also welcomed to cook, to bake or to do a craft with the clients during your shift. There is always a staff person on-call should any problems occur while you are on duty. The shifts are 4 hours on weekends – no overnights. Occasionally, we need coverage during weekdays to help cover the shelter for staff meetings and trainings.