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United Way Weekly Press Release-Volunteer Opportunities

March 13, 2013

For Additional Information:
Kristen Gardner-Volle, Manager of Volunteer Engagement and Impact Strategies
United Way in Waukesha County
(262) 547-8459

United Way Connects the Community to Volunteer Opportunities
(March 13, 2013) – Waukesha, WI – United Way in Waukesha County would like to invite volunteers to the following opportunities:
Office Volunteer & More, Waukesha
The Addiction Resource Council, Inc., a local non-profit organization and local affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), is currently seeking volunteers to assist with: Office/Clerical, Social Media, Helpline, Special Events & Community Awareness and Recovery Support activities. Interested volunteers need not worry about experience…on site training will be provided. This opportunity is for volunteers who are at least 18 years of age.

Bake Sale Helpers, Waukesha
Each year on Good Friday, the Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha holds a bake sale at the downtown branch of The Waukesha State Bank. The proceeds from the bake sale support LCGW's programs of matching volunteer tutors with adults and children who need to improve their basic skills including reading, writing, spelling, math and English as a second language. Tutors also help prepare students for the GED or citizenship tests. Volunteers are needed to help at the Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha Bake Sale on Friday March 29, 2013. The day will be divided into about 2 hour shifts between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. One or two people will be assigned to each shift. There will be more people assigned to the first shift. Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old. Families are invited to help as long as there is parental supervision.

YMCA Special Olympics Swim Meet, Oconomowoc
The YMCA at Pabst Farms is offering the opportunity of training, competition and motivation to 200+ swimmers with special needs that participate in Special Olympics around the state. The YMCA’s Special Olympic Swim Meet is on Sunday, March 24th, 2013 from 11a.m. to 4:30p.m. They are looking for help in Concessions, timers, staging, awards and various other areas. Teen and adult volunteers are welcome to this opportunity.

Marketing Volunteer, Brookfield
The TMJ Association is a national nonprofit organization that works to improve the quality of health care and lives of everyone affected by temporomandibular disorders. The TMJ Association is in need of a volunteer to assist them with writing, updating and editing their existing publications, which include brochures, newsletters, announcements, letters, and work on their website. A background in marketing is required and experience or interest in the health or medical field would be helpful as well.

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