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Community Service Opportunities

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Community Service has long been a major focus of Girl Scouts. To help you to find ways to make the world a better place, we have designed a webpage dedicated to Community Service Opportunities.

Guest House of Milwaukee  NEW
HALO, Inc.
HAWS
Hospice Advantage
St. Nick Helper
United Way Volunteer Center in Waukesha County


Guest House of Milwaukee NEW
Grades 6-8
The Guest House of Milwaukee provides shelter for 86 men; permanent housing for over 300 men, women, families, and we have onsite counseling.

Collect items and create "Getting Started Kits" for homeless people moving into permanent housing. Kits include items like towels, dishes, cleaning supplies, sheets, blankets, laundry detergent and more. A full list will be provided. Contact us for more information at erik@guesthouseofmilwaukee.org or 414-316-2012.


HALO, Inc.
Racine, WI

Adopt a Room
HALO is a 120 bed facility for men , women, children who are currently, temporarily experiencing homelessness. HALO is currently looking for older Girl Scouts to adopt a room. Girls will have an opportunity to paint walls and possibly bring some donations to spruce up the adopted room. Halo will supply the paint.
   
Meal Program
Girl Scouts can come in with adult volunteers to serve dinner through the HALO meal program. Girl Scout troops will donate and prepare the dinner for HALO women and children. There is also an opportunity to complete crafts or carve pumpkins and serve as a treat.

To volunteer, please contact the HALO Development Assistant at 262-633-3235 x142.


HAWS
Waukesha, WI

The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County leads the community in animal welfare and assures sanctuary for animals in need.
   
Wish List
Our "Wish List" contains things we use on a daily basis to keep our shelter running smoothly.  Please note:  List items can change when we have an adequate supply.  We add items back to the list when necessary - please check this list often!  Please call us if you have any questions about our needs.
   
Want to Get Crafty?
We get many calls from organizations wanting to donate their time or do volunteer work for us.  While it's almost impossible for us to find work for groups of kids, we do appreciate other efforts.
Some ideas include:

Braided Fleece Tug Toy
Operation Happy Sock
Salmon Treats
Scratching Post
Sorting Newspapers
Tennis Ball Rope Toy


Hospice Advantage
Pewaukee, WI

Craft projects that are best received by hospice patients would be handmade blankets & lap robes, "thinking of you" & birthday cards, holiday decorations or gifts --- anything that might brighten someone's room. There is no age requirement for our Craft & Special Project volunteers - just a willingness to help.  For more information, please contact Peggy Czarnik by email at pczarnik@hospiceadvantage.com or by phone 262-746-6950.


St. Nick Helper
Waukesha, WI

Make Christmas Stockings all year long. We are already preparing for next Christmas and we will need over 1,000 Christmas Stockings to use for our Stocking Stuffing events starting in November. There are many people of all ages that enjoy crafts and this is a great opportunity. Girl Scout Groups, Crafters Groups, and individuals that like to keep their hands busy, will love this activity. The children and seniors who receive your creation will truly appreciate it as well! Please use the Stocking Patterns and the Stocking Tag templates to help you design your Christmas stocking!

Please contact Rob Young at stnickshelperswaukesha@hotmail.com for deadline and drop off information or with any questions. Volunteer phone: 262-547-8459. This opportunity is sponsored by: Waukesha County Volunteer Council and United Way in Waukesha County




United Way Volunteer Center in Waukesha County
Waukesha, WI
   
Food Pantry Assistance
Salvation Army, Waukesha
This agency needs help in their food pantry, which is accessible to their clients year-round. Volunteer duties may include: packing food orders, sorting donations, checking expiration dates on donated food, stocking shelves, and light cleaning. Available days and times vary throughout the week. Volunteers must be able to lift 30 lbs, be able to stand for the entire shift, and wear closed-toed shoes.
  
A minimum 10 day advance sign-up for any volunteer opportunity is required to assist with a rewarding experience. If you would like to sign-up or receive more information, please call the Volunteer Engagement Team at 262-547-8549 or email lori@unitedwaywaukesha.org or ashley@unitedwaywaukesha.org

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Community Service Activity Info

Are you interested in offering a Community Service Event or Activity to Girl Scouts in southeastern Wisconsin? Fill out a Community Service Activity application and return to smolina@gswise.org.



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