Volunteer Resource Center

    Location: Government Center/Administration
    Phone: (262) 741-4223
    Fax: (262) 741-4213
    Contact: Colleen Lesniak, Walworth County’s volunteer organizer

    There are many volunteer opportunities offered by Walworth County departments and programs. You can make a difference.

    Lakeland School:
    · Assist in the library
    · Be a classroom aid
    · Help with landscape maintenance
    · Be a ceramics/crafts leader
    · Be a swimming pool assistant
    · Assist with clerical support
    · Be a computer lab assistant

    Lakeland Health Care Center:
    · Be a therapy or activity assistant
    · Be a receptionist during lunch breaks
    · Lead activities
    · Go on outings and shopping trips with residents
    · Bring in well behaved pets
    · Be a friendly visitor
    · Share a talent with residents
    · Help with landscape maintenance
    · Lead worship services
    · Provide music or entertainment
    · Escort residents to medical appointments

    Department of Health and Human Services (Aging Division):
    · Be a senior dining center volunteer
    · Drive seniors to medical appointments
    · Be a “meals on wheels” volunteer
    · Be a senior visitor
    · Be a court appointed guardian

    Department of Health and Human Services (Children’s Division):
    · Be a family resource aid
    · Be a mentor or friendly visitor to children in foster care
    · Assist with clerical duties
    · Oversee and support juveniles needing community service hours
    · Provide childcare during foster parent training (early spring)

    Public Health:
    · Assist with immunization clinics, hand out forms and line numbers
    · Clerical support needed
    · Assist with seasonal flu clinics (professional volunteers needed, ie LPN, RN or EMT's)
    · Support staff volunteers needed for seasonal flu clinics

    Land Use and Resource Management:
    · Assist with a large scanning project and clerical work
    · Clean boats/clean water program

    Emergency Management:
    · Be an emergency operations center specialist
    · Be on a damage assessment team
    · Be an on-scene specialist
    · Be a planning specialist

    UW-Extension Office:
    · Be 4-H leaders/fair assistants
    · Be a camp counselor at 4-H camp in July
    · Be a master gardener/assist with gardening/planting programs with nursing home residents and Lakeland School students

    Sheriff’s Office or Jail:
    · Minister to inmates
    · Be part of the literacy council
    · Assist with clerical duties as needed
    · Assist in organizing the library and mobile bookcarts, reshelve books, and general duties (no contact with inmates)

    Treasurer’s Office:
    · Help with short term projects during property tax time and at different times of the year

    Other departments need help with clerical duties at different times of the year.

    If you would like more information on any of these opportunities, please contact Colleen Lesniak at (262) 741-4223. All that is needed to get started is to fill out an application, pass a background check and (for some jobs) sign a confidentiality statement.

    volunteer application.pdf


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