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Weekly United Way Press Release - Volunteer Opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Additional Information Contact:
Mary Makowski, Manager of Volunteer Engagement
United Way in Waukesha County
(262) 547-8459

United Way Connects the Community to Volunteer Opportunities

(January 29, 2014)—United Way in Waukesha County would like to invite volunteers to the following volunteer opportunities:

Camp Sneak Peak – Waukesha or Milwaukee
Be a Girl Scout Event Volunteer and share your passion, have fun, and positively impact girls' lives. Activities are already created and materials provided. Assist or lead a group of 15-20 girls grades K-3. Assist girls as they enjoy games, songs, crafts and a camp snack while parents and troop leaders have a chance to meet the camp director, view the camp and have questions answered. Sessions at two locations on March 8, 2-4pm. Events may require additional set up and clean up time, beyond the scheduled event. Staff will provide a detailed confirmation prior to the event. Volunteers must be a minimum age of 18 years old. All volunteers must complete a brief application and background check.

Volunteer Handyman Needed - Waukesha
Are you good with your hands? Do you have a little extra time to spare for a great organization? Safe Babies Healthy Families needs help putting up shelves in our PAT room. Shelf supplies include wooden doll and metal brackets to hold up the doll. We are looking for generous volunteers to supply the manpower and the supplies for this project.

Data Entry Volunteer - Hartland
Compile, sort and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered. Locate and correct data entry errors, or report them to supervisors. Read source documents and enter data in specific data fields using keyboard. Conduct basic searches within a database and create accounts for new clients and donors. Attention to detail and ability to read computer screens for long periods of time is key. Must be comfortable using office equipment and type at least 25 key strokes per minute.

Volunteer Driver – Waukesha or New Berlin
Gain just as much as you give when you choose to provide transportation services to client infants, children, teens or adults, and will connect them to family visitations, medical and dental appointments, therapy meetings, mentoring, and more. As a volunteer, you will have a unique opportunity to really get to know our clients and oftentimes will provide support and encouragement. If you seek a flexible opportunity to strengthen families, ensure a greater quality of life for someone in need, and be part of an incredible team, then you are invited to join our Volunteer Driver Team. With your help we will be able to continue to connect people in need to vital services. Mileage reimbursement, flexible scheduling, ongoing training and support, and gratitude from clients included. You choose your own schedule, and will be reimbursed plus more for your mileage. Opportunities are available Monday-Friday, including weekday and some evenings. We provide car seats or booster seats as needed. This is the perfect opportunity to truly make a difference in another person’s life and have fun doing it! An interview and training are required for this position. Volunteers must have their own vehicle. Volunteers must also have a valid drivers license and auto insurance.

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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