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Volunteer Opportunities

Great Partnership opportunities with the Mathy Center Boys & Girls Club

Opportunities involved at the club and we want your help. Contact Daron Householder at 784-6065.

African American Mutual Assistance Network (AAMAN)
2709 South Ave – 1-800-765-4050
AAMAN's Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy Program is looking for volunteers to work with their pre-K to 2nd grade students. This is an excellant opportunity for education majors and individuals who love teaching children. Our literacy program will gain you the experience of working with the latest teaching tools, new and innovative computer technology, such as IBM's Young Explorer computer center. Our Morning Session is Monday-Friday 7–9 a.m. and our After School Session is Monday–Friday 3–5 p.m.

A Place of Grace Catholic Worker House
919 Hood Street – 608-782-6224
Volunteers help prepare and serve meals, clean-up, play with children, talk with guests, and provide general hospitality.

  • Sundays 1–4 p.m., meas from 2–3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m., meal 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Thursdays 2–7 p.m., meal 5–6:15 p.m.

American Cancer Society
1285 Rudy Street, Suite 103 – 608-783-5000
Volunteers for the American Cancer Society will make a meaningful difference in our community. You will help cancer patients and their families, build relationships  and networks that last a lifetime, and learn and grow personally and professionally.

American Red Cross
2927 Losey Blvd. South – 608-788-1000
If you can handle emergency situations, you may be a candidate for the Disaster Action Team,our first line of defense in the event of a disaster. Members rotate serving on call and respond to disasters. Other volunteer opportunities include helping with blood services, an office assistant, and working with the Health and Safety Services. 

Bethany Riverside/Bethany Lutheran Homes
2575 South 7th Street – 608-775-4741
One-on-one visits, manicures, reading to residents, sing-a-longs, coffee hours 1–3 p.m., Bingo Tuesdays 1–3 p.m., and Wednesdays 6–8 p.m.

Bethany St. Joseph Care Center
2501 Shelby Road – 608-788-5700 
Volunteers to assist with meal time, one to one visits, religious services, entertaining
residents through music, playing games with them, and possible projects with the
dietary department to provide special meal displays. Nursing students with CAN
training may also assist in other various projects with the residents.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Regions
1707 Main St # 438 – 608-782-2227
You're effectively matched with children to mentor, share time, experiences, friendship and
fun that will help them becomecaring, confident, competent adults. Community Based Bigs
spend 2-3 hours weekly with their little for one year. Site Based Bigs meet 1-2 hours weekly
during the school year with their little during lunchtime or after school at a designated location.
Other volunteer opportunities include office work and committee membership. Internship is
also possible to assist with various aspects of operating a community mentoring program.   Boys & Girls Club of Greater La Crosse             811 8th Street South          608-784-5656  In need of game room volunteers, tutors, peer court volunteers, and special event
volunteers (sports tournaments, fundraising events, and special holiday events).    Catholic Charities             3710 East Ave South          608-782-0710 Help wanted with programs involving Advocacy and Human Rights,
Children and Youth, Crisis Support, Homeless & Housing, Immigrants
and Refugees Children's Museum               207 Fifth Avenue South            608-784-2652 ext. 226 Volunteers needed in assisting the kids in learning, discovering, creating, and having fun!!
Drop and shop - museum guests can drop off their children, ages 4-12, at the museum
so they can shop, dine, or rest in peace. Museum staff and volunteers will supervise,
play, provide snacks, and more.  City of La Crosse - Park and Recreation             400 La Crosse St.          608-789-7533 Volunteers wanted to help with recreational programs and activities for the residents of La
Crosse. Events include winter rec-fest, punt-pass-kick contest, softball tournaments, sports
camp, coaching, playground/afternoon school youth leaders, and adult support official. Community Teen Center          137 11th St. S            608-784-8490Volunteers will interact with teenagers from local high schools, be positive
role models, and help with homework as needed. Coulee Council on Addictions             921 West Ave South            608-784-4177   Volunteers wanted to assist with services aimed at ADDA prevention, intervention,
 and continuous care.   Coulee Region Humane Society             911 Critter Court, Onalaska            608-781-4014   In need of volunteers to provide the following: care for the animals, helping with mountains
 of laundry and tons of dirty dishes, dog kennel assistant, cat kennel assistant, and grounds

Coulee Region Literacy Council             304 6th Street North          608-789-4752     Volunteers wanted to work as tutors with adult students who want to improve
 their reading skills. Volunteers will meet once a week for one hour with their
Coulee Region, (RSVP) Retired and Senior Volunteer Program  
2929 East Ave. South, Suite 104   608-785-0500            RSVP offers flexibility and choice to volunteers as it matches the personal interests
 and skills of volunteers with opportunities to serve in their community. Volunteers
 serve at a variety of sites throughout La Crosse and Monroe Counties.

Clearwater Farm          911 Critter Court, Onalaska               608-780-0441 Volunteers needed in areas involving animal team duties (working with the
animals, learning about their eating habits, needs, and so much more) and
Easter Seals Wisconsin             1550 Waubeek Road, Wisconsin Dells          608-254-2502 Wanted: volunteers to work at a camp for individuals with disabilities. Respite
weekends counts 50 volunteer hours and volunteers stay on site during these
times to care for their campers. Also, they do provide all meals and snacks, as
well as a brief training session, and you will be working with an experienced
co-counselor who can give you pointers, moral support, etc. This is a great
experience for anyone looking into health professions, teaching, psychology,
therapies, or anyone who would like to work with people.  Family & Children's Center             1707 Main St          608-785-0001 Wanted: motivated individuals to volunteer in one of our many programs
working with at-risk youth and families. Opportunities include tutoring,
mentoring, independent living skills, job training,courier, clerical, and
event planning. These volunteer positions give you the chance to be
directly involved in the treatment of their clients. Groups and organizations
are also welcome. Please note that due to licensing restrictions, they can
only employ or have as a volunteer individual who is 21 years old, or
within six months of being so
 Family Resources            1500 Green Bay Street           608-784-8125, ext. 234 Wanted: co-child facilitator (work with children's program for group parent
education), child care assistants, office assistant, receptionist, and general
help cleaning

     Opportunities also available at Family and Children's Center:

Play Shoppe and Parent Connection
While parents are in their weekly meetings, you'll be playing and watching
over the children!

Looking for people to volunteer at the front desk.


 Franciscan Skemp Medical Center            700 West Avenue South          608-785-0940 Volunteers needed in different departments (physical therapy, cardiac rehab,
elder service occupational therapy, and emergency department), Clinic Hospitality,
Hospice, and Lifeline callers.   
Girl Scouts of Riverland Council            
2710 Quarry Road         608-784-3693‎ Volunteers needed to be a starter troop leader, badge box creator, photographer,
grant writer, web site creator, marketing and recruitment assistance, or an assistant
troop leader.      Other opportunities available for Girl Scouts of Riverland Council:  Challenge and Change Program Volunteer
Challenge yourself, Change the World is a national teen leadership program
of Girl Scouts of the USA for rural communities. The program teachers teen
girls how to: design and lead projects that create positive change in their own
community, gives girls real-world experiences that builds skills of leadership,
problem solving, and social entrepreneurship..Volunteer Support Coordinator
Volunteers will serve as a resource person for troop leaders in the membership
area, providing support mainly through telephone contacts and an occasional
meeting, as well as helping the membership area retain girl and adult members
by supporting leaders. 
 Great Rivers United Way             1855 East Main Street, Onalaska          608-796-1400 There are a number of volunteer opportunities available upon this website
within every field of interest. Check it out and make a difference!  Gulf Coast Opportunities (Oil Spill clean-up)
Deepwater Horizon Unified Command          

     Other websites to look at: Help needed in Louisana Help needed in Mississippi Help needed in Flordia Help needed in Alabama And perhaps one of the easiest ways to think about philanthropy and this situation: text
"WILDLIFE" to 20222 to donate $10.
 For students and faculty who are expressing an interest in traveling to the gulf coast to help assist
with the oil clean up efforts, look at the websites above with information!
Gunderson Lutheran Hospital             1910 South Ave           608-775-6755, ext. 56755 Volunteers to help with escort services (transporting non-hospitalized patients
throughout medical center), pharmacy volunteer, physical therapy assistant,
family rooms volunteer, and therapeutic recreation.                         Other Volunteer Opportunities with Gunderson Lutheran Hospital: 
Our Patients and Families Need Your Help!
Wheeling or walking clinic patients to appointments - transporting patient
care related items such as x-rays and charts - escorting discharged
hospital patients - answering calls from our staff who need
volunteer assistance.Habitat for Humanity            434 3rd Street South           608-785-2375 In need of construction volunteers, committee members, and fundraising help.

 Hillview Health Care Center            3501 Park Lane Drive          608-789-4800 Volunteers wanted for help with group project volunteers (such as bingo),
activity therapy assistant, friendly visitor, alzheimer unit assistant, book
volunteer, and help with lounge program.                         Other Volunteer Opportunities with the Hillview Health Care Center include the following: 
Assist with Community Outings
They are looking for volunteers whom would like to assist the Rec Therapy
staff with taking residents on community outings and assist with shopping,
pushing wheelchairs or walking with residents at the zoo, etc. Assistant Gardeners
Looking for volunteers that would be interested in planting and
maintaining flower beds, weeding, and watering. Chess Players
Looking for volunteers that may be interested in playing Chess with a
resident on a 1:1 basis. 500 Card Group Leader
Looking for a volunteer to lead a 500 card group. The volunteer would
assist and potentially play 500 with a small group of residents. Hillview Auxiliary Members
The auxiliary members assist with fundraising, social hours, and morning
coffee. Hillview Health Care Center Holiday Craft & Gift Show
Looking for volunteers to assist with their Holiday Craft & Gift show.
Volunteer duties would include: greeting, giving directions, assisting
vendors with carrying their items in and out of the facility; assisting
with serving the meal at the food booth, and assisting the residents
with browsing the variety of booths. Hillview Health Care Center Safe Trick or Treat Volunteers
Looking for volunteers to assist with their Annual Safe Trick or
Treat event. Pretty Nails Volunteer
Looking for volunteers to assist removing fingernail polish, filing,
and polishing nails. Resident Restore Volunteer Assistant
Looking for a volunteer that would like to guide and assist a very
capable gentleman resident to the Restore to volunteer. This
opportunity would include riding the taxi to/from Hillview to/from
the Restore with the resident on Fridays from 9:30am - 1:00pm. Resident Volunteer Assistant
Ride with a male resident to/from the Habitat for Humanity Restore;
guide the resident in the volunteer duties; volunteer alongside the resident. Wii Games Volunteers
Looking for volunteers whom would enjoy playing Wii games with the residents.  Hixon Forest Nature Center             789 Myrick Park Dr             608-784-0303 Volunteers wanted for special events (spikers for hikers volleyball
tournament, haunted hollow, enchanted forest, river to ridge run/walk)
and volunteer naturalists to take school groups through the forest.  Ho Chunk Learning Center               724 Main Street                   608-783-6025 Volunteers to tutor students ages 6-14 in all subject areas from 4-5 p.m.
on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Horsesense for Special Riders           PO BOX 906          608-791-4868 (HSSR Answering Machine) In need of volunteers for all aspects of their program: side walkers, leaders,
barn chores, fundraising, board members and committee members.  

Housing Authority of the City of La Crosse             1307 Badger Street          608-782-2264 Volunteers to assist resident services with groups and actives, individuals to
organize and lead activities on own or with other volunteers, deliver newsletters
to the family units and high-rises, post flyers on various buildings, assist with
special door-to door deliveries, and make sample crafts. Houston County Women's Resources         114 Main Street           507-894-2676 Volunteers and interns to work with human services to provide services to
victims of violence.        Another Volunteer Opportunity at Houston County Women's Resources: 
Advocate of Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse and Homelessness
HCRW provides non-judgmental crisis intervention and advocacy to victims of
domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and homeless. Volunteer advocates
assist by answering their 24 hour crisis line some nights and weekends from their
own phone or cell phone. La Crescent Animal Rescue          315 Main St., La Crescent, MN          507-895-2066 Fundraiser for Animal Shelter: La Crescent Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers
to serve on a fund raising committee. They need to raise money for their new animal
shelter which is nearing completion. They also will be raising funds for the costs
associated with housing the cats and dogs at the shelter.  La Crosse Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association          1815 Ward Ave.            608-781-5744

           Volunteers wanted for youth program assistants, office assistants, tutoring, and mentoring La Crosse Area Salvation Army           223 8th St. N           608-782-6126
Wanted: volunteer positions in many areas including meal site, office, pantry,
drivers/unloaders, and canteen. La Crosse County 4-H          400 4th St. N            608-785-9563
Wanted: volunteer positions in many areas (call for more information). La Crosse Area Family YMCA           1140 Main St.           608-782-9622
Volunteers wanted to help with special events. Volunteers will work with both
youth and adults on making the events successful.Miracle League: Volunteers needed to assist children with disabilities (ages 4-19) in learning the fundamentals of baseball, soccer, and fitness. Call 608-783-9622 ext. 749 for more information. La Crosse Special Recreation      400 La Crosse St.           608-789-7533 There are a number of volunteer opportunities available ranging
from Crazy crafters to the Special Olympics. Check out the
details below of what there is to offer:Crazy Crafters
Crazy Crafters club meets twice a month. Participants create a
seasonal, holiday or general craft. If you are artistically inclined
or just like to be creative, we would love for you to volunteer
with the participants.Drama Club
The Drama Club, made up of volunteers, participants, and their
staff, meet to rehearse the current play they are perfecting.
Meet once a week. Special Olympics Aquatics    
The Special Olympics Aquatics season runs from March through
June. Practices are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Volunteers are needed to help make this a successful year for the athletes
involved. Special Olympics Basketball     
Team basketball holds basketball practices Wednesday and Friday
Evenings. All athletes participating will participate in an Area
tournament in March. Volunteers will help instruct the athletes,
aid coaches, and make each event a success. Special Olympics Bocce Ball  
Special Olympics Bocce season runs from June through August.
Athletes work as a team developing their skills in the game of
Bocce. Volunteers are needed to help instruct, encourage, and
make this years program a success. Special Olympics Bowling  
Over 150 athletes from the local La Crosse metro area participate
in the bowling sport season. Volunteers are needed at practices to
help athletes become the best bowlers that they can. Volunteers
will work with athletes one on one in small groups. Special Olympics Cycling    
The Special Olympics Cycling Season runs from June through
August. Athletes bring their own bike or use a bike that is
provided. Volunteers are needed to instruct, encourage,
and to make this years program a success. Special Olympics Golf  
The Special Olympics Golf season runs from June through August.
Volunteers are needed to help instruct, encourage, and to make
the years program a success. Special Olympics Gymnastics    
The Special Olympics Gymnastics runs from January through April.
Volunteers are needed to help teach and instruct athletes in the skills
of gymnastics. Special Olympics Power Lifting  
The Special Olympics Power lifting season runs from March through
June. Volunteers are needed to help teach and instruct athletes in the
skills of power lifting. Special Olympics Soccer  
The Special Olympics Soccer season runs from March to June.
Volunteers really make each practice and tournament competition
a success. Special Olympics Softball   
This season runs from June through August. Athletes scrimmage and
do drills to become a great softball team. Volunteers are needed to
help instruct, encourage, and to make the year a success.        Special Olympics Tennis   
This season runs form June through August. Athletes-both beginners
and advanced participants-work to improve their tennis skills.
Volunteers are needed to help instruct and encourage the athletes. Special Olympics Track & Field   
This season runs from March through June. Volunteers are needed
to help train, instruct, and encourage athletes to excel in their areas
of interest. Special Recreation Fantastic Voyages       
Special Recreation Fantastic Voyages are long distance one day trips
that are offered to their participant. These are held once a month.
Volunteers are needed to help program staff on the trips. Special Recreation Open Events    
These are local events that are held once a month. Volunteers are
needed to help with these events. La Crosse Area Sports Commission      410 Veterans Memorial Drive            608-782-2250 Help out with events that are put on throughout the year. La Crosse Citizen Advocacy           1035 Green Bay St. Apt. 4            608-782-4760La Crosse Citizen Advocacy is looking for individuals to assist with fundraising and
marketing strategies. The organization is also seeking individuals to assist with event
planning and implementation, coordination of fundraising, and public awareness
activities. Assistance with general clerical/office tasks is also a need.

La Crosse Community Center Theater
         118 5th Ave. N            608-784-9292Want to work with the Community Center Theater Program? Call now for
volunteer opportunities! La Crosse County Historical Society           112 9th St.            608-782-1980 Volunteers are needed in many areas. Duties include greeting visitors, monitoring
museum property, gift shop sales, and assisting office staff when asked. La Crosse County Jail           333 Vine St.                 Volunteers are needed to entertain and watch children who arrive with a visiting adult, to provide a chance for the two adults to meet without distraction.
For more information please contact John Hempstead at  La Crosse County Republican Party    PO BOX 772            608-498-3221 Help out with upcoming events throughout the year. Call for more information. La Crosse County Democratic Party       PO BOX 1861            608-781-0737 Need many volunteers for positions taking place Monday through Friday. Call
for more info. La Crosse Police Department Reserve Liaison Officer          400 La Crosse St.            608-789-7230 Volunteers wanted to work at the La Crosse Police Department. La Crosse School District           807 East Avenue South            608-789-7659 Volunteers are an important part of the schools and students' success.
Volunteers are utilized differently in each school, based on the needs of
the school. Examples of volunteer activities includes: listening to a child read,
working with a small group of students, completing simple tasks requested 
by a teacher, etc. The La Crosse School District is also in need of tutors
as well as limited paid positions running assorted after school classes.
This is a great chance to interact with students of all ages and ability levels.
Lakeview Health Center           902 Garland St. E, West Salem            608-786-1400  Volunteers wanted for one-on-one visitors, read to residents, play cards/table
games, assist with various activity programs, entertain musically, and much more.
Internship opportunity at La Crosse County Health Center serving the elderly and
individuals with physical and psychological disabilities. Mary Mother of the Church Early Childhood Center           200 Weston St.            608-788-5225 Volunteers to work with K-3 students on their homework and to teach mini-units on a variety of skills. Meadow Wood Assisted Living           2904 East Ave. S            608-788-7489 Volunteers wanted to assist with programs such as happy hour, birthday parties, bingo,
etc., one-to-one visits, pet therapy with Humane Society, play card games, help tenants
with computer skills, assist in transporting tenants to church on Wednesday, Friday,
or Sunday, give manicures, etc.
          Mississippi Valley Conservancy        201 Main St. Ste 1000            608-784-3606 Our volunteers accomplish land protection that otherwise would not happen, and
they leave a lasting legacy for people today and for future generations. Field
workdays encompass tasks like see collection, brush removal, pulling invasive
plant species, sign posting, etc. If outdoor physical labor isn't your thing or if
you prefer using computers to chain saws, there are other opportunities to help                     
out. Mississippi Valley Conservancy's volunteers help perform important
ecological restoration work, office tasks, and provide guidance through
our board of directors. Mobile Meals of La Crosse      2600 Quarry Rd.            608-784-4623 Volunteers are necessary to any local non-profit senior meal program and you
don't have to be a good cook or have a lot of time in order to volunteer.
Program volunteers do more than drive from door to door. Volunteers are
needed to help prepare and package dinners to be delivered, organize    
schedules, make phone calls, load delivery vehicles, and deliver meals. Myrick Hixon Eco Park     Myrick Park Dr.            608-784-0303 There are many volunteer opportunities available. Some of the many
opportunities available include Program Leaders, Public Program
Speakers, Prairie & Trail Work, Mailings, River to Ridge Run/Walk,
Baking, etc. There is something available that will meet everyone's interest.     Othe Volunteer Opportunities with the Myrick Hixon Eco Park include the following:
 Baking Volunteers  
They occasionally need goodies for their Summer Adventure Programs,
River to Ridge, Enchanted Forest and other promotions. If you like to bake,
sign up for this opportunity.
Butterfly Garden Volunteers
They'll be moving the butterfly garden from the old Nature Center to the
Eco Center and will need help with that this spring/summer. Eventually
they will also need staffing and gardening maintenance help.
Enchanted Forest Children's Trick or Treat Hike
Dress up as a story-book character and hand out goodies to young
trick-or-treating hikers. If you don't like to dress up, you can help
with registration, refreshments, popcorn, hot chocolate making, etc.
Frog Call Survey Volunteers 
Learn more about frogs, their vocalizations and population trends. Groups
of at least 2 people go out after dark from April until August and listen for
frog calls at the La Crosse River Marsh.
Gift Shop/ Reception Desk  
Need people to staff the front desk/gift shop at the eco center. Duties
include answering phones, greeting visitors, and gift shop sales.
Help during the week with newsletter, special event and many other mailings.
These occur during a weekday about once a month for 1-3 hours.
Prairie & Trail Work Volunteers 
Help restore the native prairies on the top of the bluff. Work on burns, seed
collecting, planting, and sumac cutting. Help maintain the existing trail system
by clearing and chipping trails.
River to Ridge Run/Walk      
This annual run/walk from the Mississippi River to the top of the bluff needs
many volunteers for registration, course marshals, water stations and finish.
Get a yummy burger and a t-shirt for you hard work.
Volunteer Naturalist   
This is an opportunity to lead a small  (8-10) group of children on the trails in
Hixon forest and the Marsh. National MS Society    1120 James Dr. Suite A, Hartland, WI 53029    262-369-4400 Join the fun by volunteering for Walk MS on Sunday, April 28th at the LaCrosse Center! Volunteers can assist with a variety of tasks. 
Register at the website above.
  Neighbors in Action    703 11th St., La  Crescent, MN            507-895-5155  Volunteers needed in developing relationships with the elderly. Also, volunteers
are needed to do lawn care or other various maintenance.
New Horizons
          PO Box 2031            608-791-2600 Volunteers to help with children's advocacy, crisis phones/shelter assistance,
donations/inventory, legal advocate, office assistance, public relations/fundraising,
transportation, and women's advocacy. Norskedalen           N455 County Road P, Coon Valley            608-452-3424 Norskedalen has many ongoing volunteer opportunities with our many committees.
You can also browse their list of volunteer tasks to find an opportunity to share your
skill, find community service projects, or choose a short term task that fits your
interests. Whether you volunteer as an individual, with your group, club or
organization, for a class or to earn community service, everyone is welcome!

 Our Savior's Lutheran Church           612 Division St.            608-782-3468 Volunteers wanted to work with community out reach programs. Pump House    119 King St.            608-785-1434    Front Desk Greeter 
The volunteers will welcome guests who are interested in the cultural
aspects of our community and answer the telephone.
Ticket Takers for Concerts and Productions
Volunteers are needed in the evenings to hand out tickets that have
been ordered in advance and to take tickets at the door. Red Balloon Child Care Center       1417 13th Street South            608-784-9406 If you enjoy working with children, this is the place to be! Contact
phone number listed above for volunteer opportunities! Riverfront, Inc.          3000 South Ave.            608-784-9450 Volunteers to assist in day services with art, music, drama and other
group activities, assistants to answer phones from 11 am - 12:30 pm.,
and in the production plant as mentors and quality control helpers,
along with many more volunteer opportunities. Detailed job descriptions
are available on the Website.     Other Volunteer Opportunities at Riverfront:
Art Mentors Needed at Riverfront, Inc.  
Riverfront is looking for people who have an interest, knowledge or
experience in arts genre to men to our participants. These experiences
can be in the areas of drama, writing, poetry, photography, any art
mediums, dance and music.
Cheerful, Energetic Persons Needed to Support Their Receptionists 
Riverfront, Inc., is looking for persons that have lots of enthusiasm and
enjoy working with people. This position assists the receptionists with
greeting and assisting visitors, answering phones and establishing and
maintaining a positive welcoming environment.
Mentors and Role Models Needed For the Production Plant 
Caring individuals will help staff as they work with participants
with disabilities by mentoring and role modeling; each
participant has the goal of working independently to
the best of his/her ability. Shelby Terrace Assisted Living           2501 Shelby Rd.           608-788-5700Wanted: volunteers to work with senior adults to: complete crafts, play games,
entertain through music, and help with manicures.    
Special Olympics WI-South Central Area           5900 Monona Drive, Madison            608-789-7596 Volunteers wanted for sports coaches, chaperones for trips, and for special events.
Volunteer orientation is required. St. Joseph Rehab Center           2902 East Ave. S            608-788-9870Wanted: singers, musicians, escorts (wheel-chair pushers), visitors,
readers to residents, special party helpers, baking helpers, cake
decorators, rosary helpers, etc.

Stein Counseling and Consulting Services
          571 Braund St., Onalaska            608-785-7000 Volunteers wanted to tutor at risk youth for 1 hr./week. Swifthaven Assisted Living           3715 Mormon Coulee Road           608-788-2933Wanted: volunteers to play cards, organize short act plays, musical rehearsals,
educational presentations, plan parties, facilitate non-denominational bible study,
plan a baking day, crafts, exercise sessions, etc. The Salvation Army     223 8th St. North            608-782-6126Jeff: Volunteer CoordinatorWanted: volunteers and interns to work with a variety of projects within
the organization.     Other Volunteer Opportunities for the Salvation Army:
Food Pantry Registration Assistant     
Do you like to meet and greet people? Are you good with paper work? They
are in need of volunteers to work at their registration table, helping clients fill
out a simple form before they receive food from their food pantry.
Food Pantry Volunteer 
Help is needed in their food pantry packing grocery bags for distribution.    
On-call Office Volunteers Needed 
The Salvation Army is in need of friendly, competent people to help in their
office on an "as needed"basis. They need these people to be willing to fill in
at the office by answering phones, greeting clients and providing basic
information about their service. Villa St. Joseph          W2658 State Road 33            608-788-5100Wanted: volunteers to help serve cookies and drinks, help with bingo,
provide music on each floor, and sometimes help feed sisters.  Viterbo University Fine Arts           900 Viterbo Dr.           608-796-3749Call for a listing of volunteer opportunities. Volunteer Center- Great Rivers United Way           1855 East Main St., Onalaska            608-796-1400Volunteers to work in a variety of places. Check out the website for more information. WAFER Food Pantry    403 Causeway Boulevard            608-782-6003         
http://www.wafer Volunteers wanted to unload, weigh, and sort food, stock shelves, and
wait on clients. No experience necessary. From time to time, WAFER
needs help with maintenance and building up-keep. No specific time
commitment. Spur-of-the-moment volunteers welcome. Hours: Monday,
Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 4:00-7:45 p.m.     Please contact Susan Clements at for volunteering
Pantry Volunteers  
WAFER volunteers assist on a weekly basis, some help once a month,
and some help a few times a year. Volunteers help prepare food
packages, sort and stock non-perishable items, repackage bulk
items, unload trucks, etc.
Volunteer for Senior Share  
Once a month, food is delivered to the senior meal sites. In need of help
with driving and delivering. World Services of La Crosse, Inc.       1601 Caledonia St. Ste B            608-781-4194                                 Hospitality Host Volunteers Needed to Help With: 
Driving visitors, Hosting an evening meal and inviting visitors to a community event, 
providing respite, back-up overnight home hosting, assisting with shopping and group
social activities, providing a cultural tour of the area and invite visitors to participate
in community activities, assisting World Services with periodic office support, and
help World Services recruit volunteers.                                                                WWTC, Goal Oriented Adult Learning           400 Seventh St. North            608-785-9535Wanted: adult tutors (one-semester commitment), conversation partners
(speak with non-English speaking person to improve conversation skills). YES AmeriCorps    Wilson St., Rm. 456, Madison, WI            608-261-6604 YES AmeriCorps members strengthen our communities by helping youth
experience success, assisting in public safety, reducing hunger, promoting
literacy, expanding volunteer services, and...Getting Things Done! YES
AmeriCorps is a multi-site national service program that has served the
La Crosse area for 13 years. Y.W.C.A. of the Coulee Region          3219 Commerce St.            608-781-2783  There are many different ways to get involved and volunteer with the YWCA.  The YWCA believes everyone  has something to contribute and  receive from participation within the YWCA community. The YWCA has volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups.  We currently have nine program areas that are accepting volunteers, if you are interested in working with women and children in supportive housing, advocacy or recreation, we have something for you.  Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you are interested in learning more about how to make a difference in the lives of women, children, families, and the Coulee Region community.                 

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