February 9, 2010

Volunteer Opportunities: HALO needs a Facebook expert

RacinePost compiles a weekly list of volunteer opportunities in the Racine area. This week's list comes from the Volunteer Center of Racine County and Young Professionals of Racine. Have a volunteer opportunity you'd like to share? Send it to: racinepost@gmail.com

Volunteers needed: Racine Founders Rotary Club "Vegas Night" Saturday, February 13 at Festival Hall raising funds for Racine Youth Sports and Camp Anokijig. With a variety of games (blackjack, roulette, craps, etc.) we will need volunteers will help support each station. All volunteers will be assisted in the rules of each game, so don't worry if you have limited experience! Click here to register as a volunteer or e-mail Tracy Nielsen directly at tnielsen@unitedwayracine.org.

HALO (Homeless Assistance Leadership Org) - is looking for a volunteer to help the org get connected on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and any other social media tools. If you can help, please contact Dorothy by clicking here .

Express Employment Professionals and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Racine and Kenosha
Annual Bowl for Kids Sake, Sunday April 11, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
We are looking for individuals, companies or just groups of friends to form bowling teams.You provide the bowlers, Express Employment Professionals provides the adult beverages and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Racine and Kenosha Counties will provide the pizza and some great prizes! For more info email Jeff at Jeff.McKeown@ExpressPros.com

Volunteer Center of Racine County

If you are interested in any of the listed volunteer opportunities below or others on file at the Volunteer Center of Racine County, call 262-886-9612 or toll free (Racine County only) at 1-800-201-9490 or email us at volunteer@volunteercenterofracine.org or visit our web site atwww.volunteercenterofracine.org. Office hours are weekday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 6216 Washington Avenue, Suite G.

The Senior Companion Program is constantly seeking volunteers who have a few hours each month to spend visiting or calling an older person who is homebound. The Program’s mission is to enhance quality of life for older adults through friendship, socialization, and advocacy. This is a Ministry of the Racine Dominican Sisters.

Lincoln Lutheran of Racine is seeking volunteers to help out with a variety of activities at the Becker Shoop Center, 6101 16th Street. Opportunities include pet visits, Bible study group, care of the aviary, and helping write the quarterly newsletter. Schedules are flexible, but volunteers should be 16 or older unless accompanies by a responsible adult.

Volunteers are needed to facilitate discussion, learning activities, arts and crafts related to their curriculum. Curriculum includes wellness, education, employment, family support, financial literacy, health, housing, personal development, transportation, arts and crafts. Volunteers will work at 1501 Albert St, Racine. Days and times to volunteer are flexible. Background checks will be necessary. When calling RYOCF, please indicate which curriculum area you are interested in working with.

Lincoln Lutheran’s Becker Shoop facility needs volunteers to assist with sorting coupons for the overseas Military program. So far, they have been able to send over $18,000 worth of coupons for the service people stationed in Japan. This can be a work-at-home project.

The Racine Public Library, 75 7th Street, has openings for individuals interested in assisting library patrons in performing basic functions on the computers such as printing, navigating the Internet and creating documents. Computer and Internet proficiency required. Hours are flexible

The Racine Public Library, 75 7th Street, is expanding its service to the unemployed by opening a Job Lab on the second floor. Volunteers will assist job seekers with searching and applying for jobs, writing resumes, applying for benefits, and basic computer skills. Training is provided.


  1. For all you negative posters out hers e.g. Mr. Angry, here are some great opportunities for you to volunteer and help those individuals you have great concern for. Rather than whining out here - get involved and help.

  2. Barbara Pavlik Riegelman2/10/2010 7:08 PM

    As a current volunteer at Becker Shoop, and the daughter of a resident there, I cannot tell you how much the residents appreciate the time spent with them and assisting with activities. These are mothers, fathers, grandparents and great-grandparents of people of our community who have given so much to each and every one of us, in one way or another. Please, consider taking an hour or two a week to spend with our elderly, who so much appreciate the time you give. The feeling you come away with is incredible!

  3. I would do the work for HALO, have they found someone? There is no click here link lol.

  4. Steve - call Kevin Cookman at Halo - the number is in the phone book.

  5. Thanks, I shot an e-mail via their website right after I posted, have not received a return call nor e-mail. I will call tomorrow. Thanks for the info...