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Volunteer Opportunities in Waukesha County

Dec. 22, 2011

United Way Volunteer Center in Waukesha County
1717 Paramount Drive, Waukesha

For Immediate Release**PRESS RELEASE ** PRESS RELEASE ** For Immediate Release

TO BE RELEASED: December 21st, 2011

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lori Hayes – Division Manager of the Volunteer Center
This information is prepared by the United Way Volunteer Center in Waukesha County, 1717 Paramount Drive, Waukesha (262) 547-8459 x117


Produce Bagging and Boxing with SHARE (Butler)
Help count and bag produce into individual portions for SHARE members on 1/23 and 2/20. This is a fun opportunity and all ages from school-age children (with adult supervision) to seniors are welcome. The project is simple and repetitive. Stand or sit at raised tables with other volunteers while bagging. Lifting not required and groups are welcome. Groups receive a tour, SHARE story and group photo. A secondary box assembly project occurs during this time as well. Project finish times vary. Lunch is served at Noon. Requirements: Ability to follow instructions and be consistently accurate. Minimum age without adult supervision is 13. Individuals can volunteer for any block of time within our work day. Half day shifts are recommended for groups.

Waukesha County Daffodils Program Sales Coordinator with American Cancer Society (Pewaukee)
We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate orders and donations for this inspirational event. Daffodil Days involves offering daffodils to donors in appreciation for their contributions. Orders and donations are taken throughout December, January and February for various Daffodil Days products. The fresh daffodils are delivered during the week of March 12-16, 2012. It is about sharing hope for a world with less cancer and more birthdays, where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. Daffodil Days is a fun and easy way to get local community members and businesses involved with the American Cancer Society.

Music Remedy Volunteer with Horizon Home Care and Hospice (Waukesha)
Mend hearts and bring peace to hospice patients and families with your musical talent. Horizon knows firsthand how the serenity of music positively impacts those in their final stages of life. This special volunteer role is convenient for your schedule and travel needs, depending on how and when you can make yourself available. You may share your talents with in-home hospice patients or community facilities throughout all of southeastern Wisconsin. Volunteers are matched by proximity and request and must be comfortable with those facing end of life challenges and be able to play a musical instrument.

Special Projects and Marketing Intern with United Way in Waukesha County (Waukesha)
Our Investor Relations department is looking for a Special Projects and Marketing intern for January-May 2012. Major project areas include assistance with our annual “Champions in Giving” event, and our “United We Dine” program. Intern would also assist with incentive solicitation, various press releases to media, and would be responsible for creating and organizing print/visual materials as needed. This is an unpaid internship, but would provide numerous benefits to the right person! Minimum age is 18. Individual should have background in areas of marketing/communications or related field.

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