Ozaukee Family Services meets the needs of children, families and seniors through dedicated, compassionate, and caring volunteers. We offer the opportunity to serve in many capacities:
- Senior Services – Rides or Chores
- RAINBOWS Facilitators
- Childcare assistance for on-site programs
- Organizational leadership and board participation
- Fundraising and auxiliary members
- Special Projects
Driver - on an “as needed” basis
You can make a big impact in the life of a local senior by providing an occasional ride to medical appointments, the grocery store, the pharmacy, etc. Your assistance will allow them to continue to live in their own home. Very flexible. Help only when it is convenient for you. Just an hour a month can make a huge difference in someone’s life.
By assisting a local senior citizen with miscellaneous tasks (mowing, raking, pruning, removing snow, etc.), you can help them remain living in their own home. Work can be done at volunteer’s convenience.
Facilitators for Rainbows Program
Caring, empathetic volunteers are needed to facilitate groups in our Rainbows program. Rainbows is a 12-session program for kids (K-12th grade) who have suffered a loss in their family due to death or divorce. Volunteers lead participants through a curriculum that help them understand and express their feelings and direct their energy toward a healthy acceptance of the changes that have taken place. Rewarding opportunity. Training is provided. Volunteers need to be available from 6:00-8:00 pm on select Tuesdays from the end of October through the beginning of April.
Take a Senior Grocery Shopping
Several area senior citizens are looking for volunteers to take them grocery shopping – either every week or every other week. Provide a ride to and from the grocery store (some of them need a little assistance at the store as well). We can match you with a senior that lives in your community. Help once a week, once a month, or as needed – whatever works for you.
Put your organization and event planning experience to good use and join our Auxiliary. This group plans and organizes two major fundraisers each year. Meetings are held once a month in the morning. Be prepared to have fun!
Play with and supervise children while their parents attend one of our workshops. Volunteers needed for a variety of weekday mornings and evenings in the Spring and Fall.
By assisting a local senior with misc. projects, you will be allowing him or her to continue to live in their own home. We’ll contact you as projects arise. Some of these might include: minor fix-it jobs, changing a hard to reach light bulb, cleaning gutters, etc. This is a great opportunity even if you work full time. Projects can be done when it is convenient for you and the time commitment is minimal.
Student Volunteer Opportunities
Some of our volunteer opportunities are great for high school students looking to make a difference.
- Child Care
- Yard work assistance & snow removal
- Office help
- One-time projects