Holiday Opportunities

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Winter 5k Volunteer -

Looking for something fun to do and help two worthwhile community agencies raise needed funds to support their mission? Volunteer at the Enchantment in the Park 5K Fun Run/Walk on Friday December 2, 2011. Help ensure the participants stay on the course, cheer them on and pass out water along the way. Lots of fun in the middle of a beautiful holiday light display!

Winter 5k Volunteer


Gingerbread House -

The Gingerbread House is Washington County's holiday gift-giving program organized by The Youth and Family Project. There are a variety of different volunteer positions available. Please click on the position below for a description and to register!

Gingerbread Core Team
Gingerbread Gift Wrapper
Gingerbread General Store Assistant
Gingerbread Maintenance Volunteer
Gingerbread House Runner
Gingerbread Meal Runner


Enchantment in the Park -

Get in the holiday spirit by helping at the 3rd Annual Enchantment in the Park Light display put on by the Washington County Rotary Clubs. Volunteers are needed to help set up light displays, collect food donations, provide traffic control and greet visitors! Click on the position descriptions below to find out more and to regsiter!

Enchantment in the Park Volunteer
Enchantment Lighting Volunteers


Salvation Army Bell Ringers -

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help ring and sing through out the holiday season. This is a great opportunity for groups and families! All are welcome, young and old, wanting to help those less fortunate within our community! Click below to sign up!

Salvation Army Bell Ringers & Christmas Carolers





Holiday Wish Lists -

The needs of our member agencies can be found on the Donations Connection section of our volunteer registry. Click below to be redirected and see how you can donate items to agencies in Washington County this holiday season!

View Agency Wish Lists!













Food Needs -

The Food Pantries in our county will need a wide array of holiday foods. Consider adding a donation of food to your shopping cart!

Deliver Your Donation to:

Full Shelf Food Pantry - 231 Municipal Drive, West Bend, 7 am to 9 am every weekday 262-335-0685

Hartford Food Pantry - 24 N. Johnson Street, Hartford, WI - 262-673-5747- - Opened Tuesdays 10:00am to 1:00pm, Thursdays 12:00pm to 3:00pm, 1st Saturday of the Month from 9:00am to 12:00pm, and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Germantown Food Pantry - St. Boniface W204 N11940 Goldendale Rd, Germantown, WI
262-628-2040 - - Opened November 5th & 19th and December 3rd & 17th @ 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Jackson Food Pantry - Christ Lutheran Church 262-677-2440 - - Saturdays from 9:00am to 10:00pm

Slinger Food Pantry - 119 Kettle Moraine Drive Slinger, WI - 262-644-0507- - Opened Mondays 10:00am to 12:00pm, and Wednesdays 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Kewaskum Food Pantry - Kewaskum Municipal Annex - 1308 Fond du Lac Ave, Kewaskum, WI 53040 - Opened on Tuesdays and Thursday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:00am

You can also deliver your nonperishable donation to the Volunteer Center. We deliver to the Full Shelf Food Pantry!

Harvest House - Saint James Episcopal Church
148 S. 8th Avenue
West Bend, WI 53095

Food Donations Needed and On Call Volunteers!
Please call Peg Cechvala Director 262-227-8630

Large cans of any vegetables and fruit
Tomato sauce and canned tomatoes
Canned and instant potatoes
Noodles and macaroni
Minute Rice
Cream of Mushroom, Celery, Chicken soups
Canned chicken and beef broth
Bleach and 39 gal. Garbage bags



















Additional Needs -

Holiday Meals- 20 families are in need ofChristmas dinner through Friends of Abused Families. Requests are frozen hams, canned or frozen veggies, fresh or boxed potatoes, pies, and any other non perishable staple food or additional holiday meal ideas are greatly appreciated. The items need to be delivered by Monday, December 19th, 2011 for Christmas. Please contact Kate Ebert by email or at 334-5598 X106.

Adopt a Family
- Information available by contacting: Linda White @ 262-339-5534 or Email: yfpgingerbread@sbcglobal.net

Gingerbread House, West Bend -
Accepting toy donations now through December 16th, 2011.
Please contact Linda White @ 262-339-5534 or
Email: yfpgingerbread@sbcglobal.net

Our Kids' Closet -
Columbia St. Mary's - Germantown Clinic N112 W15415 Mequon Road, Germantown, WI 53022 - Currently accepting children's and maternity like new condition clothing. Please drop off at St. Boniface Parish in Germantown or if you have a group that would like to sponsor a clothing drive or participate in one of 4 NEW Christmas Projects:

Brand New Pajama's, Brand New Socks, Brand New Underwear, Small Gift Bag (small toy, McDonalds Gift Card, Markers, etc) Collect as a group one of these items, coordinate a drop off date with Dianne by sending an email to: ourkidscloset.gtown@gmail.com









Volunteer Center of Washington County | 215 N. Main St. | West Bend, WI 53095 | (262) 338-8256
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