Volunteer

Bremer Bank volunteersVolunteering your time and skills to help the community is rewarding. United Way St. Croix Valley welcomes your help in various ways during our campaign and fund distribution processes. Our nonprofit partners also have opportunities. If you are interested in posting a volunteer opportunity, email the details to Lara.Otsuka@unitedwaystcroix.org.

Opportunities with United Way St. Croix Valley

  • We have opportunities for groups to volunteer at our John Coughlin Food & Resource Center.
  • Fund distribution volunteers review selected agencies each spring and make funding recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  • If you attend the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, you can join its Student United Way organization and learn about even more volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community.

Contact Lara Otsuka for more information on volunteering with United Way St. Croix Valley.

Opportunities with United Way Partner Agencies

Safe Haven Animal Shelter 

Safe Haven Animal Shelter needs technical help. Our website needs updating. Our Facebook page can use some TLC.  Please call 715-222-1994 or email safehavenforanimals@gmail.com if you can help. Thank you. 

YMCA - Hudson

YMCA is looking for volunteers to help rebuild their community garden and scrape paint and prep their Skate Park ramps. Email YMCA or call them at (715) 386-1616 if you can volunteer. 

Camp Avanti

Volunteers are needed to assist with the therapeutic horseback riding program. Duties include leading the horses during therapy sessions and side walking next to the horse to keep riders safe. Training and supervision will be provided by a certified therapeutic riding instructor.
 
Volunteers are needed Sunday July 1, 2017 to Friday July 6, 2018. Hours are 8:30 – 5:00 pm. Part time volunteers also needed: either 3 full days or 5 half days. Volunteers must be 18 years old to stay at camp without a parent. Experience with horses preferred, but not essential. Training will be provided. To volunteer, contact Heather Schmidt by email

ADRC of St. Croix County

The DayAway Program is a day respite program for older adults who are frail or have memory issues. It is offered through the ADRC of St. Croix County. This program supports caregivers' well-being by giving them time to recharge and replenish themselves. It is a fun, safe and structured environment for the care-receiver. The day includes a home cooked meal, a variety of games, crafts, exercises and movies. There are lots of laughs throughout the day. Volunteers are currently needed 9am-3pm Mondays in Hudson. Contact Tara at 715-381-4366.

The ADRC always needs volunteers to deliver meals and take older adults to medical appointments. Contact Tracy at tracy.davis@co.saint-croix.wi.us.

Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County

Receive instant gratification. Help a senior citizen or disabled adult in your community with yard work. Assist with simple chores, like raking, picking up branches, washing outside windows. Volunteer solo or as a team. Help a couple of hours. Schedule is flexible based on your availability. Contact Sheila at 715-485-9500 or info@interfaithpolk.org.

St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers are needed at both our upcoming home build in Hammond, WI as well as at our Roberts ReStore location. ReStores are thrift stores focused mostly on building and construction materials, items for home renovation, and everything in between. All of the profits generated at the ReStores go directly back to Habitat for Humanity to help build and renovate more homes, as well as reduce landfill waste.
 
Volunteers are needed Tuesday-Saturday to help run the cash register, pick up donations, create floor displays, and to fix and place donations on the floor. This is the perfect opportunity for people who love to tinker, upcycle, and DIY and/or those who are interested in learning how to do them.
 
Do you have a passion for or are interested in learning construction? Do you want to help provide safe, decent, affordable homes for people in your community? Volunteering to do construction with St. Croix Valley Habitat is for you. We currently are starting construction in Hammond and are looking to undertake multiple home renovation projects in Pierce and St. Croix counties, but we need your help in getting there. We also allow specific Build Days for various corporations, congregations, and other entities who are interested, Contact Randy at Executive.Director@scvhabitat.org or call 715-760-3300 for more information about this.
 
Flexible scheduling is available. Contact Debbie at debbie.murtha@scvhabitat.org at 715-760-3300.

Other Opportunities

Somerset Community Food Pantry

Volunteers are currently needed Tuesdays and Thursdays. Visit the pantry website to download the volunteer form.

Search for Opportunities

United Way Worldwide has partnered with civic-minded web developers to create Volunteer Solutions, an online volunteer matching tool that is managed by local Volunteer Centers. Visit to find opportunities in the St. Croix Valley area is to use the database provided by Community Thread.