Volunteering 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 Kate Smith.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity
Volunteers are needed at both our River Falls and New Richmond ReStore locations. ReStore is a thrift store 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.
Volunteers are needed Tuesday-Saturday to help run the cash register, pick up donations, create floor displays, and to fix and donations. This is the perfect opportunity for people who love to tinker, upcycle, and DIY or who are interested in learning how to do those things.
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 finishing construction on four homes in River Falls and are looking to undertake multiple home renovation projects in Pierce and St. Croix counties, but we need your help in getting there.
Flexible scheduling is available. Contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org at 715-425-5623.
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 Volunteer Solutions to create a profile and find other ways to help locally. Another option to find opportunities in the St. Croix Valley area is to use the database provided by Community Thread.