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Volunteer Opportunities

Cookie Days…YUM

Royal Credit Union holds a Cookie Day in each office that the beginning of every month.  Members enjoy a quick snack when they stop in to take care of their transactions.  Volunteer Program Members can volunteer their time to help greet Members, offer cookies and coffee, and help restock supplies, all with the help from office staff.

If you are interested in volunteering at a Royal Credit Union office for Cookie Days, please contact Holly by email at holly.hermanson@rcu.org

St. Croix Valley and Minnesota

ONGOING

Amery Regional Medical Center

When you volunteer at Amery Regional Medical Center, you’ll enjoy many rewards.  You will feel a sense of accomplishment, learn new skills, meet new people, make new friends, and make an invaluable contribution to your community.  Volunteers have the opportunity to match their skills and interests with meaningful assignments.  As part of the health care team, volunteers broaden and diversify staff efforts to meet the hospital’s goal of providing comprehensive health care.  There are many areas in which volunteer help is needed and scheduling is very flexible.
265 Griffin St. E., Amery, WI 54001
Contact:  715-268-8000
www.amerymedicalcenter.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin

Help Start Something BIG through the power of mentoring! Being a mentor can help a child experience other possibilities which can result in setting higher goals, achieving higher levels of education, and being more successful in life.
Site-Based Mentoring: The child and the volunteer meet at a set date and time each week at the child's school or at the Boys & Girls Club (late afternoon or early evening) and participate in activities at that site (i.e. making crafts, playing a board game, playing catch, etc.).
Community-Based Mentoring: The child and the volunteer arrange their meetings based upon when it fits into their schedules and participate in activities in the community (i.e. going out to dinner, playing in the park, going for a walk, flying a kite, etc.).
For additional information call 715-835-0161, email info@bbbsnw.org or go to bbbsnw.org

Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley

This organization is designed to strengthen and empower parents by promoting healthy child development during the critical early childhood years.  Programs include hospital and home visits, screenings, play and learn groups, “Baby and Me” classes, parent education, resource networks, and a teen parent program.
857 Main St, Baldwin, WI 54002
Contact:  715-684-4440
www.frcscv.org

Hope 4 Youth

We focus on providing meaningful one-time and long-term opportunities that allow volunteers to make a difference in the lives’ of the young people we serve. If you’d like to learn more about HOPE 4 Youth, how you can become a volunteer or partner with us at any of our locations including the Drop-In Center, HOPE Place and hope’s closet, please sign-up to attend A Look Inside HOPE.
Questions? Contact Kate Ziegler, Community Engagement Coordinator, at kziegler@hope4youthmn.org or 763.323.2066, ext. 114.

Interfaith Caregivers

Interfaith Caregivers assists seniors and adults with disabilities to maintain their dignity and quality of life in their local communities.  Their volunteers help in Amery, Balsam Lake, Clayton, Clear Lake, Cushing, Dresser, Frederic, Luck, Milltown, Osceola, St. Croix Falls and the surrounding areas of Polk County.  The volunteers provide rides, friendly visits, yard chores, local shopping, read the newspaper and provide the respite visits so a family caregiver can take a much needed break.
PO Box 65 Milltown WI 54858
Contact:  715-825-9500
www.interfaithpolk.org

Kinship of Polk County

118 Center St, Amery, WI 54001
Contact: 715-268-7980
www.polkkinship.org

New Richmond Area Centre

428 South Starr Ave, New Richmond, WI 54017
Contact: 715-246-2252
www.nracentre.com

Osceola Medical Center

2600 65th Ave, Osceola, WI 54020
Contact: 715-294-5757
myomc.org

Our Neighbors’ Place

122 W Johnson St, River Falls, WI 54022
Contact: 715-426-9000
www.ourneighborsplace.org

Reading Partners

Every day, thousands of volunteer reading partners make a lifelong difference for kids who struggle with reading. More than simply reading with a child, our volunteers follow a proven, structured curriculum to help students learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers. It’s simple, and it works. Each lesson comes with step-by-step instructions and materials. A trained site coordinator is always available to answer questions, assist with the materials, and solve problems.
For additional information call (612) 362-0430 or email VolunteerTC@readingpartners.org

Rice Lake Public Library

Volunteers play a vital role at The Rice Lake Public Library. By donating their time, talent and skills, they support and enhance the Library’s programs, services, and mission.
2 E. Marshall Street, Rice Lake, WI 54868
Contact:  715-234-4861
http://www.ricelakelibrary.org/

SCV Senior Center

Senior Centers are located throughout St. Croix County and serve as welcoming focal points where older adults come together for services and activities that reflect their experience  and skills, while responding to their diverse needs and interests.  Senior Centers support independence and encourage older adults' involvement in their communities.  Each of the Senior Centers are independent non-profits.
748 Highway 35 Somerset, WI  54025
Contact:  715-247-5354
Senior Center

Chippewa Valley and Extended Region

ONGOING

American Red Cross

You can make a difference every day with the American Red Cross, whether you are interested in community services, international services, disaster services, or any of the other lines of services in the Red Cross. There are two American Red Cross locations in the Chippewa Valley: 3485 East Hamilton Avenue in Eau Claire, and 3728 Spooner Avenue in Altoona, WI.
To volunteer or for more information, call 715-835-4020 (Eau Claire) or 715-834-4182 (Altoona). You can also visit their website at www.redcrossblood.org.
Through American Red Cross, you can also save lives by donating blood. To donate blood around the Chippewa Valley, or for more information, call 800-444-3543. You can also sign up at their website at www.redcrossblood.org.

Ruby's Pantry

Ruby’s Pantry will be held at Chippewa Valley Bible Church - 531 E. South Ave. in Chippewa Falls, WI.   Over 75 volunteers are needed each month.  We unload a semi full of food, set-up and distribute the food and clean-up all within a matter of hours. It is the third Tuesday each month,  with registration beginning at 3 p.m. (until 6 p.m.) and distribution by 4:30 p.m. until all have been served. If you would like to volunteer, we welcome you to join us. Please fill out the application form and bring it with you when you come, forms available day of also. If you would like a food share, it is a donation of $20 cash. Don’t forget to bring your baskets, bags, or boxes to bring your bounty home. If you have questions about this program, open to all – no financial restrictions – please call the church office at 715-723-2872.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin

Help Start Something BIG through the power of mentoring! Being a mentor can help a child experience other possibilities which can result in setting higher goals, achieving higher levels of education, and being more successful in life.
Site-Based Mentoring: The child and the volunteer meet at a set date and time each week at the child's school or at the Boys & Girls Club (late afternoon or early evening) and participate in activities at that site (i.e. making crafts, playing a board game, playing catch, etc.).
Community-Based Mentoring: The child and the volunteer arrange their meetings based upon when it fits into their schedules and participate in activities in the community (i.e. going out to dinner, playing in the park, going for a walk, flying a kite, etc.).
For additional information call 715-835-0161, email info@bbbsnw.org or go to bbbsnw.org

Hope Gospel Mission

Hope Gospel mission is a non-profit corporation that was formed to deal with the problem of homelessness in the Chippewa Valley. Hope Gospel Mission’s vision is to see homeless men and women transformed through the life-changing power of Jesus Christ into productive members of society. Volunteers assist in many areas, such as male and female mentorship, office assistance, meal preparation, transportation, fundraising, special events, and various bargain store opportunities. The Hope Gospel Mission office is located at 8 South Farwell Street in Eau Claire, WI.
For more information or to volunteer, call 715-522-5566 or email volunteer@hopegospelmission.org. You can also visit their website at www.hopegospelmission.org.

Mayo Clinic Health System

This organization is dedicated to promoting health and meeting the healthcare needs of patients. Volunteer opportunities include information desk, gift shop, coffee shop, transport and escort program, nursing units, clerical support, and community outreach. New volunteer orientations are held and training is provided. Mayo Clinic Health System has three campus locations: 1221 Whipple Street, 1400 Bellinger Street, and 733 West Clairemont Avenue in Eau Claire, WI.
For more information or to volunteer, call 715-838-3262. You can also visit their website at www.mayohealthsystem.org.

Children’s Museum of Eau Claire

The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire provides an interactive environment for children and their grown-ups that inspire imagination, discovery, creativity, and the love of learning.  Volunteers help with special events, assist with grant writing, participate in public relations and marketing projects, work as weekday office assistants, and help with building upkeep.
For more information or to volunteer, call 715-832-KIDS or email info@cmec.cc. You can also visit their website at www.cmec.cc.

Chippewa County Humane Association

Volunteers are needed to help with walking dogs, petting cats, folding laundry, helping with daily cleaning, fostering, fundraising, and special events. The Chippewa County Humane Society is located at 10501 County Highway S in Chippewa Falls, WI.
For more information or to volunteer, call 715-382-4832. You can also visit their website at www.chippewahumane.com.

Eau Claire County Humane Association

Volunteers are needed to help with walking dogs, petting cats, folding laundry, helping with daily cleaning, fostering, fundraising, and special events. Volunteer orientation program is available. The Eau Claire County Humane Association is located at 3900 Old Town Hall Road in Eau Claire, WI.
For more information or to volunteer, call 715-839-4747 ext. 27 or email info@eccha.org. You can also visit their website at www.eccha.org for volunteer information.

Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

400 Eau Claire St Eau Claire, WI 54703
Contact:715-831-5301
www.ecpubliclibrary.info/volunteering/ 
friendsofthelibrary@eauclaire.lib.wi.us

Chippewa Area Mentor Program

1130 Miles St Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Contact: 715-726-2400 ext. 2474
camp@chipfalls.org

United Way of Dunn County C3 Center

1620 Stout Rd Menomonie, WI 54751
Contact: 715-231-3066
uwaydunn.org/c-3-center/

Happy Tails Dog Park

841 Chippewa Crossing Blvd Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Contact: 715-382-3529
www.happytailsdogpark.org/ 
karen@happytailsdogpark.org

Stepping Stones of Dunn County

1602 Stout Rd Menomonie, WI 54751
Contact: 715-235-2920
www.steppingstonesdc.org/?page_id=1614 
communityconnect@steppingstonesdc.org

Chippewa Valley Museum

The Chippewa Valley Museum preserves and interprets the history of the Chippewa Valley. Volunteers are needed to work both behind the scenes (design, curatorial, or library) and with the public in the ice cream parlor, at the front desk, in the museum store, as a tour guide, or assisting with special events. Volunteer receive training, work in a supporting climate, and make new friendships! The Chippewa Valley museum is located in Carson Park in Eau Claire, WI.
Contact: 715-834-7871 
www.cvmuseum.com
j.york@cvmuseum.com