At NEWaukee, our mission is to build a beacon of belonging inside the communities and companies we work with. Many people often ask us where they can get involved in community volunteer projects. Here are just a few of our favorite local nonprofits and their volunteer opportunities:

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin 

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the leading hunger relief organization in the state, operating food banks in Milwaukee and the Fox Valley. They, along with their network of organizations, provide food to nearly 400,000 people every year. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that you can find here.

Running Rebels 

The Running Rebels Community Organization engages the community, youth, and their families to prevent involvement in gangs, drugs, violence and the juvenile justice system. They also intervene and guide youth by assisting them with making positive choices and coach youth through their transition into adulthood. Running Rebels is currently looking for volunteers in the following areas: 

  • Community Event Support: Connect with the community by helping manage resource booths and support basketball tournaments.
  • Computer Literacy Instructor: Teach high school youth the ins-and-outs of Excel, InDesign, coding and Photoshop.
  • Gardening Volunteers: Help plant and maintain their vegetable garden, which is used to teach healthy food education to youth.

To sign up or learn more, click here

Milwaukee Rescue Mission

Milwaukee Rescue Mission offers assistance like food (approximately 290,000 meals this year), clothing (nearly 55,000 items), and shelter (over 85,000 nights). And they offer programs that equip people to get off the streets and turn their lives around for good. They offer short- and long-term assistance, education, pastoral care, help in overcoming substance abuse, job training and much more. They address the root causes behind their problems. 

If you’d like to join Milwaukee Rescue Mission in the fight against homelessness, poverty and hunger in the Milwaukee metro area, you can donate or volunteer

United Community Center 

United Community Center has been a catalyst for community growth, building, and betterment on Milwaukee’s south side since its founding 50 years ago. What started as a small youth center has grown into an intergenerational safe haven that serves more than 15,000 people each year. UCC serves individuals 6 weeks to 103 years old through educational services, senior support, homebuyer counseling, and much more.

To aid their mission and volunteer as an individual or a group, click here.

Capuchin Community Services

The Capuchin Community Services attend simply and directly to basic human needs, especially those of the poor and disenfranchised, promoting justice for all. When you volunteer, you help them serve the hungry, poor and homeless. To aid their mission and volunteer as an individual or a group, click here.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a science-based advocacy organization working for swimmable, fishable rivers throughout the Milwaukee River Basin. Here are a few ways you can help:

Courage MKE

In 2019, Courage MKE opened Wisconsin’s first home for displaced LGBTQ+ youth. Courage MKE believes that in order for youth to work on themselves, they must be able to be themselves. The Courage House is a licensed group home on Milwaukee’s south side committed to creating an environment in which each resident feels like they are a part of the entire Courage MKE family. They assist residents with counseling, life skills, family reunification and provide them the same experiences every child deserves in a family setting. To get involved, click here.

We hope to see you benefiting your community by participating in a mission that you support!


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