Weekly United Way Press Release-Volunteer Opportunities

June 13, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
(June 13, 2013) – Waukesha, WI – United Way in Waukesha County would like to invite volunteers to the following opportunities:
Assistance at Employee Picnic – The Women’s Center, Waukesha
On Friday, June 21st, The Women’s Center Friends Committee sponsors a Picnic Lunch for The Women’s Center employees. They are looking for some help breaking down the tables outside after the picnic and getting them back inside. They Women’s Center is asking for volunteers to work the timeframe of 1:30-2:00 pm.

Farmers Market Parking Fundraiser – The Backpack Coalition, Waukesha
Help collect parking fees for the Waukesha Farmer's Market to benefit the Backpack Coalition. Volunteers arrive at 7:30am to set up with a group to block off entrances to parking lot with sawhorses, cones and yellow rope. All needed items are provided. A Berg employee will help you get set up the first time. Berg Management will provide “flyers” to hand the drivers as they arrive. There are two entrances for parking. Each entrance should be manned with at least 3 people including at least 1 adult. Backpack Coalition keeps all money collected. At the end of the time slot, all equipment is returned to the on-site building by your group. The parking lot is located on the north side of the river, east of Waukesha State Bank and surrounding the two former antique mall buildings Requirements: Volunteers under 18 years of age should have at least one adult supervisor.

Dining Assistants–ADRC, Various Locations
The Aging and Disability Center is in need of volunteers to help pack meals for home delivery as well as set up, serve and clean up for in-house dining. Volunteers typically work from 9:30-12:30 once a week or twice a month. ADRC will work around your schedule. Help is needed in the following communities: Butler, Menomonee Falls, Mukwonago, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Sussex and Waukesha. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Helpline Volunteers – Addiction Resource Council, Inc., Waukesha
Addiction Resource Council, Inc. is looking for volunteers to assist with the Helpline. The primary responsibility of the Helpline Volunteer is to take information and crisis calls from the Council's Helpline. Volunteers should possess excellent oral communication and active listening skills, as well as the ability to provide feedback in a positive, non-judgmental manner. The minimum age is 18 years and older and training will be provided.

For more information on United Way in Waukesha County, call (262) 547-8459 or visit www.UnitedWayWaukesha.org/volunteer or www.VolunteerWaukesha.com

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