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Volunteer Center of Racine County, Inc



The Values of Volunteering

Volunteering is an incredibly valuable activity for both the community it serves and the volunteers themselves. Volunteerism gives you a chance to develop, utilize and share your skills, stay busy during a job search, retirement or time off, enhance your resume or applications and develop a network. If you’re new to the community, it allows you to practice, improve and maintain your language skills. It allows you to become a valuable role model to one or to many. Most importantly, it allows you to give back to your community and help to make it a better place for all. If you are at all interested in volunteering, please contact Michelle Ortwein at 262-886-9612 or mortwein@volunteerracine.org.

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Date Specific Volunteer Opportunities

Moving Wall 2019: needs your help, please volunteer:  The Moving Wall, a half scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC will again be in Racine in mid May 2019.  We are looking for volunteers to assist people at the Wall locate names; work the computers locating names; and security.  These will be 6 hour shifts from 6AM till noon, noon to 6 PM, and 6 PM till midnight. This will be the 35th anniversary of the Wall and probably its last visit to Racine.  Days volunteers will be needed will be the Thursday of the week to set up the Wall (starting at 6AM)and following set-up, the other positions will be needed until Monday noon when we will need volunteer to help disassemble the Wall and the rest of the site. If you are interested, contact Pat Adams at 262-634-6859.

Pat Adams BA MS CST CSHM WCEM District Coordinator, Team Rubicon Coordinator, Racine County Medical Reserve Corps

On going Volunteer Opportunities with a little more detail  

Volunteers needed!     Siena Retreat Center

For: Dining Room, Welcome Desk,      Bookstore and overnight

  • Dining room volunteers enjoy a flexible schedule, setting up and serving meals.  A complimentary meal and a chance to serve and interact with retreatants from all over the country are part of the fun!
  • Welcome desk/bookstore and overnight volunteers also have a flexible schedule, help register and welcome retreatants, serve as a point person in case of overnight needs, and spend a night in our beautiful, peaceful facility.

Since 1966, Siena Retreat Center has served approximately 6,500 people annually. Our mission is to nurture healing and wholeness in an environment of joy, peace, and beauty. Siena Retreat Center relies on the generosity of volunteers to help support the many programs that make such a difference in people’s lives.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, please call or email Jane at 262-898-2591 jczarnezki@racinedominicans.org

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers Needed

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide seeks volunteers to provide free, in-person tax preparation assistance to those who need it most. Volunteers are needed weekdays, and at sites throughout Racine County.  Some experience with tax preparation and computer skills are needed for volunteer counselors preparing tax returns.  However, no experience or special skills are needed to serve as a client facilitator.

An orientation meeting for all new volunteers will be held in early November. Volunteers interested in tax preparation will need to attend a day-long introduction to tax software and tax law which will be held in December and a week-long training session takes place in early January.

Tax returns are completed on weekdays, during February, March and early April. Volunteers work at least one day per week.  If interested or want more information, contact Mary Johns at maryjohns29@gmail.com or call (262) 456-1015, or visit http:\\www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide to register as a volunteer.

The St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry, 926 LaSalle Street, invites you to visit any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. There are one hour volunteer opportunities any of those days. SVDP also has openings for “Behind the Scenes” volunteers that do not involve heavy lifting or paper work. New this autumn are opportunities in the “Fall Spruce Up” project for the Pantry’s grounds.  Call Mary Ann at 262.633.6467.               .

The Meals on Wheels Senior Nutrition Program has volunteer driving opportunities. Volunteers may drive any two hour shift Monday – Friday.  Some volunteers start as substitute drivers.  Meal pickup is at Ridgewood Center, 3205 Wood Road.  Call ADRC’s Meals on Wheels: 262.898.1370.

Racine Area Retiree Council (RARC). Help recent military retirees re-enter the civilian world with the  Volunteers provide retirees current benefits information, vocation opportunities updates and travel options.  Call RSVP – Racine County to enroll for training:  262.886.9612.

Real Racine Visitors Center Be a Front Desk Volunteer. Outgoing helpful people are needed to staff visitor information center at I-94 and Hwy 20. You will greet visitors and answer questions, answer the telephone, assist with driving directions and distribute various travel publications and maps.

Shifts: 4 hr shift, 9 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm every day.

You’ll work with a staff person during the shift you have selected. No computer skills are needed. On site training will be provided.

To volunteer contact Elisa by calling 262 884 6400

The Racine Police Department Has volunteer opportunities to staff the Regency Mall Community Information Center. Duties include answering phones, taking messages, greeting the public and handing out literature. All applicants must be over 21 years of age. Training will be provided. Call 262.598.4140 and leave a message.

The Veterans’ Treatment Court Has volunteer opportunities for veteran mentors and volunteer coordinators. call 262.632.1780. or Email: hofmeister.jen@live.com.

SafeAssured ID Volunteers Sought The Volunteer Center of Racine County is looking for volunteers to help create Safe Assured ID CD kits.

Volunteers tape streaming video of the individuals walking and talking, take digital fingerprints, and capture still photographs. Families or caregivers receive a CD containing the encrypted data as well as a credit card style ID. If your loved on should wander, you have current information to hand over to law enforcement. Officers have the capability to UN-encrypt the data and get it out to the public as soon as possible. Early retrieval means a safer recovery. Contact Dave at the Volunteer Center 262-886-9612 or email dvoss@volunteerracine.org.

 Local Schools in need of Mentors for students.    The Volunteer Center of Racine County Inc. is recruiting Mentors
Would you like to make a positive difference in the life of an elementary or middle school student? Our Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is recruiting candidates to become mentors next semester. In addition to attending monthly debriefing and support sessions and receiving training at the Volunteer Center, all mentors are eligible for complimentary mentor classes at the Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin-Park side.

Send your indication of interest to:bdavis@volunteeracine.org.

Jerstad School needs Volunteers for call rooms
Classroom helpers are needed at Jerstad Elementary School. Contact Leslie at 262.664.6068.

The Volunteer Center of Racine County is looking for a volunteer receptionist
We need a person(s) who can work mornings or afternoons with flexible schedules. Duties would include answering the telephone, and data entry. Computer friendly and exposed to Word, Excel, PowerPoint would be a plus. Call 262.886.9612 ask for Michelle . or e-mail mortwein@volunteerracine.org

Inspire Wisconsin needs your expertise
Volunteer to be an online “Career Coach” for middle and high school students exploring careers throughout Racine County. Share the advice and wisdom you’ve gained from your own career with our future workforce. Contact John Siegert at the Racine County Workforce Development Center at 262.638.6632; .mailto:john.siegert@goracine.org

 The Caledonia Historical Society
Has volunteer opportunities to paint and seal the log cabin under restoration at Linwood Park. Call Royce at 262.639.3139 for more information.

The Caledonia Conservancy
Has volunteer opportunities at its monthly trail cleaning, 6301 Seven Mile Rd. Wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and gloves. If you have pruners or loppers, please bring them along. Contact Sandy at mailto:sdewalt@wi.rr.com

Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility (RYOCF)
Has volunteer openings in its Community Services Gardening Program. Up to four volunteers will facilitate the program and instruct inmate workers this summer and early fall. Call Brenda LaBelle for more information: 262.638.1999 x2907.

Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility (RYOCF) has volunteer opportunities in its Arts and Crafts Program. Up to four volunteers are needed to instruct inmate workers this fall. Call Brenda LaBelle for more information: 262.638.1999 x2907.

Harmony Club Make friends for a lifetime by volunteering
Held at different sites throughout Racine County, Harmony Club’s unique social programs provide quality care, companionship and activities for older adults. Volunteer opportunities are available daily from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. GinaVlach@ourharmonyclub.org or call 262.898.2731 for more information.

The Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)
Social Enterprises Committee has openings for volunteers interested in providing local food initiatives, marketing and project planning strategy and support. Contact 262.633.3235 or email amacenmon@haloinc.org.

River Bend Nature Center
Has volunteer opportunities immediately available in their office and for teaching assistant-ships, land stewardship and other special projects. Contact mailto:rkchernik@gmail.com or call 262.989.7530.

The Wisconsin Veterans Home
Union Grove offers skilled nursing services and an assisted living facility serving veterans in an environment of excellence and integrity. Volunteer opportunities are currently available. Call Volunteer Coordinator, at 262.878.6756.

Love, Inc. in Burlington
Has volunteer openings on the Family Cupboard Food Pantry project that serves 436 families a month throughout the year. Call 262.763.6226, x117 or email www.love-inc.net . 

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Racine County
Seeking volunteers to spend two to four hours per week with people who have memory loss. As part of the Language Enriched Exercise Plus Socialization Program (LEEPS), volunteers perform doctor-approved exercises with individuals as well as accompany them on social outings in the community. Please contact Amy Frankiewicz, Dementia Care Specialist at 262-886-8445 or at email  amy.frankiewicz@goracine.org.

MyRide needs Drivers MyRide has immediate openings for volunteer drivers to provide transportation to Racine County seniors  55 and older to medical appointments and other needs.   Assignments are coordinated will your availability.  Drive one day a week or as often as you like.  If interested contact Jenny at 262 417 7544. or email  jchap@volunteerracine.org for more information.