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Volunteer opportunities for young adults in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Brew City Catholic has been asked to share the following volunteer opportunities for young adults. Brew City Catholic is not formally affiliated with any of these organizations. For specific questions, please contact the individual groups.

Parish Service Opportunities

Parishes around the Archdiocese of Milwaukee offer opportunities for you to love your neighbor neighbor. That is, find an opportunity in your actual neighborhood. For a list of what's happening at a parish near you, download our Parish Outreach Opportunity List (Excel spreadsheet), and contact the parish directly to get involved.

Brew City Catholic Missionary Project

The Brew City Catholic Missionary Project calls, forms, and sends missionaries for the college campuses within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. These missionaries are recent college graduates who have a sincere desire to impact college campuses by giving a year to accompany students. Get the details

Riverwest Food Pantry

The Riverwest Food Pantry is a community of generosity where all have a place at the table. We alleviate food insecurity by providing access to healthy food through an interactive shopping experience. We grow and cook food together since solidarity is the best entry point into our shoppers lives.  We sit and listen so we can create nurturing mentor relationships that connect people to needed resources. We invite young adults to find greater meaning in their lives through a year of service and living in community.  We create a space where members of our community discover the gifts they are meant to offer and the gifts they are meant to receive.

If you're an individual, the easiest way to get involved with the Riverwest Food Pantry is to drop in to one of our sites on Saturday morning at 8am – no need to sign up or apply. Tasks vary based on need and volunteer interest. Volunteers assist pantry clients with registration, grocery selection, helping shoppers carry bags, serving snacks, cleaning up -- and anything else we can use help with. Hands-on training and assignments are given upon arrival. 

Individuals are always welcome to drop in at our St. Casimir site on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday mornings. Groups of 3 or more, please contact volunteer@riverwestfoodpantry.org or leave a voicemail at 414-301-1478.

If you are a young adult, or know a young adult, who is interested in giving a year of service with the Riverwest Food Pantry, please email Samantha Vosters at samantha@riverwestfoodpantry.org.

For more info see www.riverwestfoodpantry.org

Reach Out Reach In

Consider serving as an adult leader for teens serving on Reach Out Reach In (RORI). RORI is a local summer service week for teens aged 15 through 18, who have completed 9th grade and who want to be involved in direct service and social action in our community.  The sites, located around the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, include homeless shelters, adult day care, community organizations, meal programs, farms, child care and more. The experience includes community, simple living, prayer, and justice education.  Adults serve as worksite leaders who accompany youth to their service sites, supervise during the week, and help young people reflect on their experience. Contact Mary Osep, Administrator of Reach Out Reach In for more info and to apply:  262-825-6012 or osepm@outlook.com 

Tutoring at St. Michael’s

Participate in this wonderful volunteer opportunity at St. Michael’s Parish, 1445 N. 24th Street. We are looking for tutors to help the adult refugees from Myanmar, the former Burma, in learning English. Tutoring would be on a one-on-one basis for one hour once a week. The day and time are agreed upon by the teacher/tutor and the student. Easy to follow materials are provided. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Pat Roehrig, at proehrig@wi.rr.com

Vitae Corps Members (Live-In Volunteer Staff)

Living The Pro-Life Calling, Hand-in-Hand with Mothers & Their Babies
Aid for Women is seeking full-time and part-time Vitae Corp members (VCs). Vitae Corps members are recent female college graduates who volunteer by living and working together in community at Aid for Women’s residential programs, Heather’s House and Monica’s House.  Vitae Corps members must possess a passionate commitment to Aid for Women’s vision and mission, which include a strong commitment to pro-life and sexual integrity values.
 
Vitae Corps members assist staff in providing our residents with safe and nurturing homes.  Vitae Corps members play a vital role in affirming and supporting each mother in her decision to choose life — providing her with the emotional, practical and spiritual support she and her baby need while participating in our residential programs. To be considered for this position, please submit cover letter (including a pro-life statement), resume and three references to Frances Jimenez, Assistant Director, at fjimenez@aidforwomen.org, 8 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 812, Chicago, IL, 60603, or fax to 312-275-7532. No phone calls please.

 

Catholic Charities Volunteer Opportunities

Interested?  Please apply here: https://www.ccmke.org/Volunteer-Opportunities.htm 

Adult Day Center

Are you looking for a fun and meaningful activity to do with a group of friends, colleagues, family or just by yourself? Consider volunteering at Catholic Charities Adult Day Center! We welcome volunteers with a friendly smile and gentle voice!
Our volunteers work closely with our staff and clients doing activities such as:
• Arts, Crafts, Games 
• Exercise
• Socialization 
• Lunch and snack-time
• Entertainment- Playing an instrument or singing
• Daily Cares (Certified Nursing Assistants and Nurses only) 
• And more!!!

Help us as we help this wonderful population of elders! Our Adult Day Center hosts volunteers Monday through Fridays 9 am- 5 pm.  Interested?  Please apply here: https://www.ccmke.org/Volunteer-Opportunities.htm 

In-Home Support

Volunteers are responsible for providing light housekeeping and compassionate care to elderly and disabled clients.  These services are designed to help maintain and strengthen a client’s life and enable him/her to remain active and involved in their community. Volunteers will perform household duties, such as: dusting, vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, laundry, etc. The services that are provided are essential to cleanliness and safety in the home.   Interested?  Please apply here: https://www.ccmke.org/Volunteer-Opportunities.htm  

 

Food Pantries

There are many food pantries throughout the archdiocese. Find one near you and get information on how you can help!

Young Adult Ministry Contacts

Pete Burds
Campus and Young Adult Ministry - Director
414-758-2219
burdsp@archmil.org

Margaret Rhody
Evangelization - Associate Director
414-758-2218
rhodym@archmil.org

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