Service Week | Volunteer Opportunities
Our theme for 2021 is ‘the environment’ – and our shared goal is to get as many RRA team members as possible to join in extending helping hands in our local communities, focusing on the environment, green spaces and waterways. In 2019, we had 145 volunteers donate over 450 hours in a single day. We’re ready to get back in gear this year and make a positive difference!
This year we are joining together as office teams and/or with family/friends for half-day activities during the week of October 25-29th. We invite you to step away from your desk and lend a helping hand in our communities, waterways, a greenspace that needs a pick-up, an environmental outreach program or a non-profit that needs assistance. Your half-day away from the office is on RRA, we just ask you coordinate with backups where necessary.
SIGN UP! We thank you in advance for your volunteer efforts to continue to make Service Week for us a success. Please review the volunteer opportunities below and email the contact letting them know you are signing up to assist.
Make sure to wear your Green RRA Volunteer Service Day Shirt and take photos along the way. Photos/ videos can be emailed to Maria Rogers throughout the week ending October 29th.
ADOPT A ROADWAY – CITY OF MEQUON
Activity: Meet at the Mequon Office and carpool to location for site clean-up. Safety vests, trash bags, traffic safety signs are provided, all volunteers need to watch a safety prep video before assisting.
Date: Tuesday, October 26th at 9 AM – Noon.
Rain Date: Wednesday, October 27th at 9 AM – Noon.
Location: Mequon Office, 12308 N. Corporate Parkway, Ste. 600, Mequon, WI 53092
BAIRD CREEK PRESERVATION FOUNDATION
Activity: Our Green Bay and Sheboygan Offices are joining forces to help a Green Bay nonprofit organization with fall clean up
Date: Wednesday, October 27th at 11 AM – 3 PM
Location: 149 Baird Creek Rd Green Bay, WI in Apple Maps, and 324 Baird Creek Rd Green Bay, WI 54311in Google Maps
Activity: Pack-up donations and deliver them to the areas in need; Sharing Center Trevor, WI, Party Bags for Kids, Dry Cat/Dog Food Drive and Love Inc. Burlington, WI Food Drive.
The Mangold Group | 1050 Milwaukee Ave, Ste. 100, Burlington, WI 53105
The Weis Group | 204 East Chestnut Street, Burlington, WI 53105
FLORIDA – REMOTE
Location: Bokeelia Office, 10700 Stringfellow Road, Unit 10, Bokeelia, FL 33922
FLORIDA – BEACH CLEAN UP
Activity: Beach Clean Up
HARTFORD – SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
Activity: Support our Troops, this is an ongoing fundraiser for donations both monetary and wish list. Donations list is available on the Intranet located here. We will need assistance with packing up the items to ship out to the Troops all throughout the week.
Date: Thursday, October 28th
Location: Hartfod office, 870 W Sumner Street, Hartford, WI 53027
HELP A NEIGHBOR WITH THEIR LAWN, GARDEN OR ANY OUTDOOR CLEANUP
There are so many who cannot do their own fall yard clean up this year. Their garden may need tending, weeding or just getting their yard ready for winter. There are so many who would love the extra help. You can do this on your own time in the evening, over the weekend or whenever works best for you!
Activity: Help a neighbor clean up their yard
Location: Your Neighborhood!
HUNGER TASK FORCE – THE FARM
The Hunger Task Force Farm is a unique 208-acre farm in the suburb of Franklin. During the growing season, The Farm infuses half a million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables into our food bank’s supply, enhancing the nutrition of those who normally rely on canned or nonperishable foods. Hunger Task Force Farmers grow a variety of different produce, including peppers, tomatoes, corn, watermelon, beans, spinach, greens, broccoli, cauliflower, apples, pears and more. Last year, Hunger Task Force delivered more than 9 million pounds of food to serve Milwaukee’s hungry.
Activity: Help with late harvest crops, weeding in the hoop houses.
Monday, October 25th at 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Monday, October 25th at 1 PM – 4 PM
Tuesday, October 26th at 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Tuesday, October 26th at 1 PM – 4 PM
Wednesday, October 27th at 1 PM – 4 PM
Thursday, October 28th at 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Friday, October 29th at 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Friday, October 29th at 1 PM – 4 PM
Location: 9000 S. 68th Street Franklin, WI 53132
Activity: Aptiv is an insured and a local non-profit who specializes in finding jobs for handicapped and disabled adults in the community. We will be assisting with outdoor garden and lawn maintenance. Visit the Aptiv website here
Date: Wednesday, October 27th at 1 PM – 4 PM
Location: 3000 South Ave. La Crosse, WI 54601
LAPHAM PEAK TRAIL CLEAN UP
Activity: Trail clean-up in the Kettle Moraine State Forest
Date: Wednesday, October 27th at 9 AM – 1 PM
Location: W329 N846, County Rd C, Delafield, WI 53018
Join us to tackle the green space where the Hank Aaron Trail, underwood Creek and Oak Leaf Trail converge behind Target between Bluemound Road and I94.
Cleaning up trail-buckets, grabbers and gloves are provided. M-F AM or PM shifts
Activity: Clean up the walkway trails near our waterways
Location: Green Space behind Target located at, 12725 W. Bluemound Rd Brookfield, WI 53005 (Monday – Friday with 9 AM – Noon or 1 PM – 4 PM)
URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER – OUT DOOR CLEAN UP
At the Urban Ecology Center’s three locations the wonders of the outdoors bring curious people together. Our programs bring our city’s children and families into nature and as a result our urban parks are safe to visit, our kids are acquiring the science skills they need to succeed, and adults keep on learning about how our changing world around us works.
The Urban Ecology Center provides year-round educational programs for kids, families and adults of all ages. The cornerstone program is the Neighborhood Environmental Education Project serving kids in 60 urban Milwaukee schools each year. This program enables students to take a walk in the woods, stand in a river in hip waders, or run along the beach at Lake Michigan when they might not have other opportunities to do so.
Activity #1: Park Clean-up at all 3 locations. Parks are open Noon-6pm daily and grabbers, buckets are available for self-led cleanup.
Riverside Park – 1500 E. Park Place Milwaukee WI 53211
Washington Park – 1859 N. 40th Street Milwaukee WI 53208
Menomonee Valley – 3700 W. Pierce St. Milwaukee WI 53215
Activity #2: Fall Plant-A-Thon at Riverside Park 9 AM – 11 AM on Wednesday, October 27th. Help clear out UEC’s native plant nursery and help plant both trees and herbaceous plants throughout Riverside Park. Meet at the warehouse and head out to the park from there!
Riverside Park – 1500 E. Park Place Milwaukee WI 53211
WISCONSIN INDEPENDENT LEARNING COLLEGE FALL CLEANUP
Date: Thursday, October 28th, from 9:00 AM to Noon
Activity: Garden clean-up (weeding and transplanting) along with building a new raised garden bed and filling it. This is a Waukesha Office insured and all are welcomed to join!
Location: 1936 Mac Arthur Rd, Waukesha, WI 53187