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u n i t e d w ay o f t h e g r e a t e r Chippewa Valley

Volunteer Guide


VolunteEr Opportunities Arts & Culture

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Children & Youth

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Emergency Services

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Environment

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Faith-Based Services

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Health Agencies

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Housing

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Information Services

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Library, Literacy & Media

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Other

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People with Disabilities

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Making a Difference…. Volunteering in your community is a great decision! You’ll find that not only do the organizations you work with benefit from your time and expertise, but you will benefit as well. You will learn more about the great people and services in the Greater Chippewa Valley, and feel better about your commitment to give a little back. The following pages are filled with local organziations who rely on the help of volunteers throughout the year. Once you find an organization that interests you, you can contact them to see what opportunities they have available. If you’d like more information on volunteering or to learn more about our community, visit our Website at www.uwgcv.org, or call 715-8345043.

What it Means to Live United

When we reach out a hand to one, we inlfuence the condition of all. The way we live our lives can impact the way others live theirs.

JOIN HANDS. OPEN YOUR HEART.

LEND YOUR MUSCLE. FIND YOUR VOICE.

HELP UNITED WAY

You can give, YOU CAN ADVOCATE AND YOU CAN VOLUNTEER­­—AND IN DOING SO, HELP MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR ALL OF US. tHAT’S WHAT live united IS ALL ABOUT.

ADVANCE THE COMMON GOOD.

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Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 Carson Park Drive PO Box 1204 Eau Claire, WI 54702 Website: www.cvmuseum.com

Contact: Jill York Title: Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 715-834-7871 Fax: 715-834-6624 Email: j.york@cvmuseum.com

Volunteer Description: Visitor Services: work with the public at the front desk/museum store, ice cream parlor (year round), Interpret history in school and log house (summer). Docents: giving educational tours and present programs to children and adults. Special Events: assist with events including 4th of July. Crafts: meet once a week to make crafts and sew items to sell at museum store. Shop: help build and maintain exhibits.

Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild

102 West Grand Ave Eau Claire, WI 54703 Website: www.cvtg.org

Contact: Ann Sessions Title: Executive Director Phone: 715-832-7529 Fax: 715-832-0828 Email: cvtgact@aol.com

Volunteer Description: Artistic: actors, directors, musicians, pianists, costumes, painters and technicians. Office: box office, answering phones, mailing and copying. Promotion: poster distribution, special events and fundraising. Education: teachers, classroom helpers.

Eau Claire Children’s Theatre

Contact: Wayne Marek 1814 Oxford Ave Title: Executive Director Eau Claire, WI 54703 Phone: 715-839-8877 Website: www.ecct.org Email: info@ecct.org Volunteer Description: Artistic– actors, musicians, technicians, painters, choreographers. Office assistants: box office, mailings, clerical tasks, grant writing. Promotions: ad and poster design, develop and help with special events, fundraising, marketing.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin

Contact: Erin Andresen Title: Business & Customer Relations Coordinator Phone: 715-835-0161 Fax: 715-835-2636 Email: erin.andresen@bbbsnw.org

312 South Barstow, Suite S1 Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.bbbsnw.org Volunteer Description: Adult volunteers to mentor children facing adversity. There are community based and site based program options. Need special event and fundraising volunteers.

Bolton Refuge House

PO Box 482 Eau Claire, WI 54702 Website: www.boltonrefugehouse.org

Contact: Alyssa Birkholz Title: Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 715-834-0628 Fax: 715-835-9634 Email: volunteerbrh@yahoo.com

Volunteer Description: Clerical/Reception, Maintenance, Children’s Services and Transportation.

Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley

Contact: Sara Antonson

Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin

Contact: Barb Knutson Title: Secretary Phone: 715-835-5915 Fax: 715-835-8112 Email: barb.knutson@cssw.org

Title: Executive Director 201 E Lake St Phone: 715-855-0081 Eau Claire, WI 54701 Fax: 715-855-0082 Website: www.bgca-chippewavalley.org Email: sara@bgca-chippewavalley.org Volunteer Description: Serve on committees, assist with special events, serve as mentor, lead youth and teen activities, and help with meal preparation.

2004 Highland Ave, Suite N Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.cssw.org

Volunteer Description: Help organize our annual golf fundraiser; general office work including: copying, data entry, maintaining lending library, organizing donations, etc.

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Chippewa Valley Council Boy Scouts of America

Contact: Joe Carlson Title: Senior District Executive Phone: 715-832-6671 Fax: 715-832-6711 Email: jcarlso@bsamail.org

710 S Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54703 Website: www.bsa-cvc.org Volunteer Description: For information related to volunteer opportunities, please contact the Scout Office.

Flynn Elementary

Contact: Sherri Klingensmith 1430 Lee St Title: Partnership Coordinator Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone: 715-852-3300 Website: www.flynn.ecasd.k12.wi.us Email: sklingensmith2@ecasd.k12.wi.us Volunteer Description: Book Brigade: reading weekly to small groups of children. Classroom Volunteer: work with individual students in the classroom setting. Special events.

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Inc. 4222 Oakwood Parkway Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.gsnwgl.org

Contact: Karen Hauck Title: Membership Manager Phone: 715-835-5331 Fax: 715-835-2768 Email: khauck@gsnwgl.org

Volunteer Description: Leaders, Assistant Leaders, Trainers, Special Event Volunteers, Task Force Committees, Camp Volunteers and Service Area Volunteers

Immaculate Conception PREP

1703 Sherwin Ave Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.ic-ec.us/

Contact: Linda Corey Title: Director of Religious Education/Youth Min. Phone: 715-835-7721 Fax: 715-835-7721 Email: icprep@hotmail.com

Volunteer Description: Adult leader at youth activities such as retreats, service projects, mission trips and fundraisers. Must be able to work as a team member. Catechist (Religious Ed. Teacher) preprare and teach weekly lessons based on provided Catholic curriculum/text. Individuals who work well with middle or high school aged youth especially needed. Catechist Aide: assist the lead catechist in teaching weekly lessons. High School youth-adults accepted.

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Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc-Northwest District

Contact: Deidre Garrett

Lakeshore Elementary School

Contact: Deborah Lewis Title: Partnership Coordinator Phone: 715-852-3407 Fax: 715-852-3404 Email: dlewis@ecasd.k12.wi.us

Title: Operations Manager 505 Dewey St South, Ste 204, Mailbox 10 Phone: 715-835-5566 Eau Claire, WI 54701 Fax: 715-831-0274 Website: http://eauclaire.ja.org Email: dgarrett@jawis.org Volunteer Description: Volunteers are needed to help teach Junior Achievement programs in the Chippewa Valley to youth grades K-12. Junior Achievement programs teach youth about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. We need retirees, students and business professionals to help us teach youth the necessary skills to be productive citizens within their communities.

711 Lake St Eau Claire, WI 54703 Website: www.lakeshore.ecasd.k12.wi.us

Volunteer Description: Teach an after school enrichment class; plan and facilitate a class in whatever your passion may be, ie: Drama, Science, Dance, Foreign Languages, Cooking, Sports; work in a classroom helping students from struggling to gifted with their studies. We will work with you!

Locust Lane Elementary School

Contact: Heather Currier-Clark 3245 Locust Lane Title: Partnership Coordinator Eau Claire, WI 54703 Phone: 715-852-3765 Website: www.locustlane.ecasd.k12.wi.us/ Email: whcurrierclark@ecasd.k12.wi.us Volunteer Description: Reading with students; assist in: classrooms, library, computer lab; share a talent or hobby with mini-club after school; assist student learning in extended day programs in reading or math; special events, evening or daytime programs.

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Longfellow Elementary School

Contact: Holly Larson 500 Balcom St Title: Partnership Coordinator Eau Claire, WI 54703 Phone: 715-852-3800 Website: www.longfellow.ecasd.k12.wi.us Email: hlarson@ecasd.k12.wi.us Volunteer Description: One-on-one reading with students; help in: a classroom, library, or after-school program.

Manz Elementary School

Contact: Stephanie Thurner 1000 E Fillmore Ave Title: Partnership Coordinator Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone: 715-852-3907 Email: sthurner@ecasd.k12.wi.us Website: www.ecasd.k12.wi/us/schools/elementary/manz Volunteer Description: School library volunteer helping with book check-out/check-in and reshelving. Tutor students during school hours. Share a talent or interest with students through a classroom lesson or after-school program.

Meadowview Elementary School

4714 Fairfax St Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.meadowview.ecasd.k12.wi.us

Contact: Sue Lindstedt Title: Partnership Coordinator Phone: 715-852-4007 Fax: 715-852-4004 Email: slindstedt0057@charter.net

Volunteer Description: Working with children K-5th grade: tutoring after school, assisting in the classroom and in the media center, special events.

Roosevelt Elemetary School

3010 8th St Eau Claire, WI 54703 Website: www.ecasd.k12.wi.us

Contact: Tammy Ries Title: Partnership Coordinator Phone: 715-852-4707 Fax: 715-852-4704 Email: tries@ecasd.k12.wi.us

Volunteer Description: Throughout the year we are in need of tutors, mentors, after school club leaders, and classroom helpers. We also have special events throughout the school year that we need individuals to assist with.

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Sam Davey Elementary School 3000 Starr Ave Eau Claire, WI 54703 Website: www.samdavey.ecasd.k12.wi.us

Contact: Jennifer Warren Title: Phone: 715-852-3200 Email: jwarren1@ecasd.k12.wi.us

Volunteer Description: Assist in a classroom; help student with reading, writing, or math. Read with students during our extended school day program. Tutor a student during Wednesday homework club. Help out with special events; please call or email for a schedule of events.

Sherman Elementary School

3110 W Vine St Eau Claire, WI 54703 Website: www.sherman.ecasd.k12. wi.us

Contact: Kim Winkelmann Title: Partnership Coordinator Phone: 715-852-4807 Fax: 715-852-4804 Email: kwinkelmann@ecasd.k12.wi.us

Volunteer Description: Classroom help, various grades and subjects; after school activities; library help.

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American Red Cross – Western Wisconsin Chapter

Contact: Linda Soltis-Schroeder

Bolton Refuge House

Contact: Alyssa Birkholz Title: Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 715-834-0628 Fax: 715-835-9634 Email: volunteerbrh@yahoo.com

Title: Volunteer Coordinator 3728 Spooner Ave Phone: 715-834-4182 ext 109 Altoona, WI 54720 Fax: 715-834-4888 Website: www.redcrossww.org Email: soltisl@redcrossww.org Volunteer Description: Help your neighbors affected by disaster; respond to small, local disasters to provide food, shelter and clothing. Teach children or neighbors the skills they need to respond to disaster, become a community disaster educator. Promote the Red Cross Mission by involving your office and computer skills. Save a life! Donate blood.

PO Box 482 Eau Claire, WI 54702 Website: www.boltonrefugehouse.com

Volunteer Description: Clerical/Reception, Maintenance, Children’s Services, and Transportation.

The Community Table, Inc.

320 Putnam St PO Box 1903 Eau Claire, WI 54702 Website: www.thecommunitytable.org

Contact: Rachel Kengsinton Title: Director Phone: 715-835-4977 Email: Rachel@thecommunitytable.org

Volunteer Description: Volunteer teams of 6-10 to prepare, serve a meal, and clean area. Individual volunteer opportunities available; call or email for more information.

The Salvation Army

2211 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.saeauclaire.org

Contact: Jennifer Bailey Title: Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 715-834-1224 Ext 12 Fax: 715-834-3167 Email: Jennifer_Bailey@usc.salvationarmy.org or Robert_Duskin@usc.salvationarmy.org

Volunteer Description: Office assistant, food pantry assitant, driver newsletter specialist, church musician, Sunday school teacher assistant, advisory board member, volunteer task force, emergency disaster team member, food services, janitor, kids night-assistant youth leader, teen night-assistant youth leader, special events volunteer, on-call volunteer. Chippewa Falls: Thrift store team member, food pantry stocker.

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Emergency Services


Western Dairyland Community Action Agency Contact: Karman Briggs

418 Wisconsin St Title: Office Manager PO Box 540 Phone: 715-836-7511 ext. 174 Eau Claire, WI 54703 Fax: 715-836-7580 Website: www.westerndairyland.org Email: kbriggs@westerndairyland.org Volunteer Description: Volunteer opportunities exist within a wide range of program areas identified at www.westerndairyland.org. Specific tasks include general office clerical duties, cleaning homeless shelters, computer lab maintenance, graphic design and event planning.

Beaver Creek Reserve

S1 County Road K Fall Creek, WI 54742 Website: www.beavercreekreserve.org

Contact: Angie Sommers Title: Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 715-877-2212 Fax: 715-877-2212 Email: angie@beavercreekreserve.org

Volunteer Description: Weekday and weekend receptionists needed to answer phones, ring up sales and answer any questions visitors might have. Volunteers needed to work in the caterpillar lab and butterfly house during the summer months. Volunteers needed to help at the Citizen Science Center with programs such as stream monitoring, aquatic invasive species study, clean boats clean water act and worm studies. Volunteers needed to help with Beaver Creek’s various summer camps that are offered during the summer months.

Trinity Equestrian Center

S5300 State Road 37 Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.trinity-ec.com

Contact: Toni Mattson Title: Director of Programs & Ministries/Co-Owner Phone: 715-835-4530 Fax: 715-832-3229 Email: toni@trinity-ec.com

Volunteer Description: Healing with Horses Therapy Program, Ranch Care (Summer Child Care Program), barn chores, horse care and feeding and special community events.

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Catholic Charities Diocese of La Crosse 448 N Dewey St Eau Claire, WI 54703 Website: www.cclse.org

Contact: Cynthia Blum-Johnson Title: Office Liaison/Social Worker Phone: 715-832-6644 ext 11 Fax: 715-832-6686 Email: cblumjohnson@cclse.org

Volunteer Description: Front desk/reception: answer phones, greet clients, and provide information regarding services or community referrals. Data Entry: basic data entry skills with a high degree of accuracy. Special events planning: assist with special event planning and execution here in the Chippewa Valley. Coordinate a Diaper Drive or Baby Shower at your work/place of workship/school/etc: donate packaged baby diapers (all sizes) or baby items for use by low income families who are seeing our assistance for Pregnancy Support or Emergency Services (to meet basic living needs). Congratulate a Forever Family (through adoption): individual or groups can: 1) Sponsor a gift bag of new or handmade items for the adoptive child/family. Each bag would contain such items as a blanket, picture frame, and toy. 2) Volunteer Time to put the gift bags together, or help out in the planning/running group acitvities for adoptive families (such as summer picnics), or producing our quarterly newsletter.

Hope Gospel Mission

8 South Farwell St PO Box 1127 Eau Claire, WI 54702 Website: www.hopegospelmission.org

Contact: Justin Vajko Title: Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 715-552-5566 Fax: 715-552-5563 Email: volunteer@hopegospelmission.org

Volunteer Description: Many opportunities available, including cooking at the Men’s Shelter or Ruth House, sorting donations at the Bargain Center or Building Hope, driving, etc. Visit our website or call for the most current available opportunities.

REACH, Inc.

1324 W. Clairemont Ave, Ste 1 Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.reach-inc.org

Contact: Heidi Colonna Title: Vice President Phone: 715-552-2763 Fax: 715-552-4511 Email address: hcolonna@reach-inc.org

Volunteer Description: Direct involvement working with adults and children with disabilities.

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Faith-BAsed Services


AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin 505 South Dewey St, #107 PO Box 11 (54702-0011) Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.arcw.org

Contact: Cheryl Thiede Title: Associate Director Phone: 715-836-7710 ext 3213 Fax: 715-836-9844 Email: Cheryl.Thiede@arcw.org

Volunteer Description: HIV prevention and education through outreach events at bars, on the streets, and with groups. AIDS walk activities such as distribution of AIDS Walk materials, recruiting walker, obtaining pledges (as a walker). Food Pantry volunteers are needed to bag monthly orders, stock shelves, and perform cleaning. Long-term volunteers provide practical and emotional support for people living with HIV. Volunteers can also help with ofice and clerical tasks like copying, making informational packets and help with mailings.

American Cancer Society

2519 North Hillcrest Parkway, #100 Altoona, WI 54720 Website: www.cancer.org

Contact: Gayle Mittelstadt Title: Administrative Support Phone: 877-423-9122 X10 Fax: 715-514-2485 Email: gayle.mittelstadt@cancer.org

Volunteer Description: Many volunteer opportunities available: project management, clerical support, computer data entry, mission support for service programs.

Chippewa Valley Free Clinic

421 Graham Ave (54701) PO Box 231 Eau Claire, WI 54702 Website: www.cvfreeclinic.org

Contact: Maribeth Woodford Title: Executive Director Phone: 715-839-8477 Fax: 715-839-8521 Email: volunteer@cvfreeclinic.org

Volunteer Description: Medical professional positions/projects: physicians/providers (including specialists), nurses, social workers, pharmacists, lab techs, physical therapists, diabetic educators, clinical practice committee members, policy/protocol development, quality assurance, etc. (Malpractice insurance is available through the State of WI by request) Non-medical positions/projects: reception, fund development, grant writing, public relations, government relations, policy/media research, statistical analysis, custodial, maintenance, web design, information technology, writing, food preparation, organizing, donation processing, inventory/stocking, etc.

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Northwest Wisconsin HomeCare

PO Box 2060 Eau Claire, WI 54702 Website: www.northwestwisconsinhomecare.org

Contact: Bonnie Baskett-Harvey Title: Patient Services Supervisor Phone: 715-831-0100 Fax: 715-831-0108 Email: baskettharvey.bonnie@mayo.edu

Volunteer Description: Provide companionship and care to hospice patients and families, assist with fundraisers, complete clerical projects such as mailings, filing, data entry, and craft projects.

Sacred Heart Hospital

900 West Clairemont Ave Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.sacredhearteauclaire.org

Contact: Mary Pengra Title: Director of Volunteer & Community Services Phone: 715-717-4074 Fax: 715-717-6188 Email: mpengra@shec.hshs.org

Volunteer Description: Gift Shop: serve customers in retail setting. Information Desk: provide patient information face-to-face or over the telephone. Lounge Host: work with families in Family Waiting Center, Regional Cancer Center, Emergency Medical and Trauma Center by arranging visitations, escorting visitors to waiting areas and creating a comfortable waiting area. Central Transporters: transport equipment for various departments, transport visitors in wheelchairs, run errands, and deliver flowers. Deliveries: deliver patient mail, newspapers, flowers, and other items. Clerical/Computer: assist with data entry, filing, and bulk mailings. Visitor Services: greet visitors and escort to destination.

Mayo Clinic Health Systems

1221 Whipple Street PO Box 1510 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1510 Website: www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org

Contact: Vicky Zehms Title: Director Phone: 715-852-3800 Fax: Email: volunteerservices@exeau.mayo.edu

Volunteer Description: Mayo Clinic Health System volunteers are men, women and teens, age 14 and older. They volunteer for many different reasons--exploring health careers, sharpening skills for re-entry into the business world, staying active during retirement and putting their free time to good use. May Clinic Health Systems offers a variety of opportunities, each of them very improtant to the organization. Volunteer service areas include: clerical tasks, waiting room attendant, Information Desk, Family Liason Servcies, Gift Shop, Library, Mail sorting/delivery, S.T.E.P. (patient and item transport program), Cancer Center, and more.

The Open Door Clinic

Contact: Deb Bieging 130 W. Central Street Title: Clinic Coordinator PO Box 271 Phone: 715-720-1443 Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Fax: 715-720-4656 Website: www.chippewaopendoor.org Email: deb@chippewaopendoor.org Volunteer Description: Medical skills such as clinicians, nurses, medical transcriptionists, other medical skills. Social workers, office help, computer skills (data entry, website management, other). Groups to provide food on Tuesday night for volunteers. Business/Management skills.

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Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity 2233 Golf Road Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.cvh4h.org

Contact: Tim Haukeness Title: Administrative Director Phone: 715-833.8993 Fax: 715-833.2447 Email: info@cvh4h.org

Volunteer Description: In-season (Spring-Fall): construction, office/clerical, painting, landscpaing. Off-season (Winter): office/clerical, miscellaneous construction, small indoor projects.

Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network 309 East Lake St PO Box 2063 Eau Claire, WI 54701

Contact: Kelly Christianson Title: Executive Director Phone: 715-834-4357 Fax: 715-834-1886 Email: ecihn@sbcglobal.net

Volunteer Description: Overnights and meals—please see if your place of worship is already involved. Organizing donations, maintenance, board or committee members.

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AARP Wisconsin 222 W. Washington Ave. Suite 600 Madison, WI 53703 Website: www.aarp.org/states/wi

Contact: Mariann M. Muzzi Title: Associate State Director-Outreach Phone: 608-286-6303 Fax: 608-251-7612 Email: mmuzzi@aarp.org

Volunteer Description: Stay informed, get involved, act now! As a strong non-partisan advocate for positive social change, join AARP as we work with legislators, citizens and partner organizations to strengthen social security, expand long-term care choice, and improve affordability of Medicare and health care.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County

Contact: Brook Berg

The Open Door Clinic

Contact: Deb Bieging Title: Clinic Coordinator Phone: 715-720-1443 Fax: 715-720-4656 Email: deb@chippewaopendoor.org

Title: Executive Director Phone: 715-833-1735 Fax: 715-833-1215 Email: frcec@frcec.org

2105 Heights Drive Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.frcec.org Volunteer Description: Childcare, cleaning, marketing and fundraising projects, newsletter distribution, and document scanning.

130 W. Central Street PO Box 271 Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Website: www.chippewaopendoor.org

Volunteer Description: Medical skills such as clinicians, nurses, medical transcriptionists, other medical skills. Social workers, office help, computer skills (data entry, website management, other). Groups to provide food on Tuesday night for volunteers. Business/Management skills.

United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley 3603 N. Hastings Way, Suite 200 (54703) PO Box 232 Eau Claire, WI 54702 Website: www.uwgcv.org

Contact: Kelly Markrof Title: Director of Marketing Phone: 715-834-5043 Fax: 715-834-0425 Email: info@uwgcv.org

Volunteer Description: Office assistant (answer phones, bulk mailings, computer skills), Day of Caring event preparation and project volunteers, Taste of the Valley volunteers for planning committee and day-of help, special events, fund distribution volunteers, campaign account managers, graphic design assistance with print materials.

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Information Services


Friends of L.E. Phillips Memorial Library

Contact: Angie Sommers 400 Eau Claire St Title: Administrative Coordinator Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone: 715-831-5301 Website: www.ecpubliclibrary.info Fax: 715-839-3822 Email: angies@eauclaire.lib.wi.us Volunteer Description: book sale helpers, Adopt-A-Shelf, Home Delivery, Surveys and Give-A-Kid-A-Book project.

Literacy Volunteers-Chippewa Valley 800 Wisconsin St, #70 Eau Claire, WI 54703 Website: www.lvcv.org

Contact: Mary Beth Kelley-Lowe Title: Executive Director Phone: 715-834-0222 Fax: 715-834-2546 Email: info@lvcv.org

Volunteer Description: Volunteer tutoring (education); special events

Wisconsin Public Radio 1221 West Clairemont Ave Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.wpr.org/eauclaire

Contact: Claire Couillard Title: Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 715-839-2935 Fax: 715-839-2939 Email: claire.couillard@wpr.org

Volunteer Description: Front office coverage: answering phones, greeting public, data entry; assist staff with: mailings, plan and prepare for fundraisers, revise and maintain members’ volunteers and other lists, and telephone contacts. Community awareness: taking WPR’s display board to area events, answering questions, taking comments and spreading the mission of Wisconsin Public Radio.

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Clear Water Kiwanis

Contact: Dana Knudtson PO Box 347 Title: Secretary Eau Claire, WI 54702 Phone: 715-834-7755 Website: www.clearwaterkiwanis.org Fax: 715-834-3968 Email:dknudtson@mcdonough-mfg.com Volunteer Description: Members choose activities/committee assignments which fit their personal interests. Categories include: Community Services, Youth Services, International Relations, Human & Spiritual Values, Membership, Fundraising, Communications and Programs.

Eau Claire County Humane Association 3900 Old Town Hall Rd Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.eccha.org

Contact: Candice Rapley Title: Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 715-839-4747 Fax: 715-839-1664 Email: candice@eccha.org

Volunteer Description: Help provide shelter animals with their physical need of water, food, a clean and healthy environment, mental stimulation, and training. These needs must be provided in a compassionate manner to help minimize the stress and trauma that lost, stray, or surrendered animals may experience.

Feed My People Food Bank

2610 Alpine Rd Eau Claire, WI 54703 Website: www.fmpfoodbank.org

Contact: Emily Moore Title: Executive Director Phone: 715-835-9415 Fax: 715-835-3844 Email: info@fmpfoodbank.org

Volunteer Description: Repacking of food, labeling of food, filling orders, packing weekend kids meals, inventory, data entry, truck driving, committee work, graphic design work.

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum 1110 Carson Park Drive PO Box 221 Eau Claire, WI 54703 Website: www.paulbunyancamp.org

Contact: Diana Peterson Title: Executive Director Phone: 715-835-6200 Fax: Email: blueox@clearwire.org

Volunteer Description: Volunteers do a variety of things. They can help out at a one time activity like July 4th, or on a weekly basis greeting customers and running the gift shop.

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Other


Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County

Contact: Kelli Holty Title: Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 715-839-4763 Fax: 715-839-4866 Email: aging@co.eau-claire.wi.us

Clairemont Nursing & TruRehab

Contact: Corinna Bosinske Title: Program Director Phone: 715-832-1681 Fax: 715-832-8367 Email: corinna@theclairemont.com

721 Oxford Ave, Rm 1550 Eau Claire, WI 54703 Website: http://www.co.eau-claire.wi.us/adrc Volunteer Description: Monthly newsletters-help fold, label and sort the monthly ADRC newsletter. Deliver newsletters to various locations throughout Eau Claire County. Liquid Supplement Drivers: Deliver cases of liquid nutritional supplement to ADRC and to the homes of elderly homebound individuals. Telephone volunteers: answer telephones and take message during ADRC staff meetings. Meals on Wheels-Deliver a hot meal and a friendly visit at lunch time to those with disabilities and to the homebound elderly. 2120 Heights Drive Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.theclairemont.com

Volunteer Description: Personal visitors-offering walks, reading, companionship, social greeter-Sat & Sun visiting during social groups, shopping assistants-helping push and shop with residents during our monthly shopping trips.

Dove Healthcare-West

1405 Truax Blvd Eau Claire, WI 54703

Contact: Kris Metcalf Title: Recreation Director Phone: 715-552-1030 ext 122 Fax: 715-552-1033 Email: kmetcalf@dovehealthcare.com

Volunteer Description: Looking for volunteers to assist with activities such as crafts, cards, games, bingo, Wii, manicures, parties and special events. Also, volunteers to assist with outings to shop, eat, ball games, Joy Day, or to visit with residents or to share a special hobby, talent or interest.

Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin 1812 Brackett Ave, #5 Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.epilepsywesternwi.org

Contact: Rick Wallin Title: Interim Executive Director Phone: 715-834-4455 Fax: 715-834-4465 Email: kbergefww@sbcglobal.net

Volunteer Description: Volunteer drivers for support group meetings, occasional clerical assistance and variety of event volunteering opportunities throughout the year.

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Indianhead Area Special Olympics

2023 Fairfax St Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.specialolympicswisconsin.org

Contact: Melissa Maxwell Title: Phone: 715-833-0833 Fax: 715-833-0507 Email: mmaxwell@specialolympicswisconsin.org

Volunteer Description: Various day of duties at competition and fundraising events. Administrative office duties. Unpaid internships available.

L.E. Phillips Career Development Center

Contact: Betty Reinke Title: Executive Vice President Phone: 715-834-2771 Fax: 715-834-1123 Email: betty@lecdc.org

Meals on Wheels for Eau Claire County

Contact: Kelli Holty Title: volunteer Coordinator Phone: 715-839-4763 Fax: 715-839-4866 Email: aging@co.eau-claire.wi.us

1515 Ball St PO Box 600 Eau Claire, WI 54703 Website: www.lecdc.org Volunteer Description: Mentors in the workplace, individualized computer tutors and case management assistance.

721 Oxford Ave. Room 1550 Eau Claire, WI 54701 Website: www.co.eau-claire.wi.us/adrc Volunteer Description: Deliver a hot noon meal Monday-Friday. Check on the well being of those homebound.

REACH, Inc.

Contact: Heidi Colonna 1324 W. Clairemont Ave, Ste 1 Title: Vice President Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone: 715-552-2763 Website: www.reach-inc.org Fax: 715-552-4511 Email address: hcolonna@reach-inc.org Volunteer Description: Direct involvement working with adults and children with disabilities.

The Arc Eau Claire

800 Wisconsin St, MB86 Eau Claire, WI 54703 Email: thearcec@clearwire.net

Contact: Maritt C. Waack Title: Executive Director Phone: 715-514-1825 Fax: 715-514-1827

Volunteer Description: Help with social and fundraising events and help with monthly newsletter.

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People with Disabilities


THank You.

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GIVE.

No matter what you give, giving to help your neighbors is one of the most powerful experiences you can ever have.

ADVOCATE.

Be a voice for the voiceless. Advocate for solutions that change lives today and improve our tomorrow.

VOLUNTEER.

Give an hour. Give a Saturday. Whether it’s reading to children, delivering meals to seniors, or helping restore nature trails—get out and volunteer.

3603 N. Hastings Way, Suite 200, Eau Claire, WI 54703 • 715-834-5043 • www.uwgcv.org


UWGCV Volunteer Guide  

Volunteer opportunities in Chippewa and Eau Claire County.

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