Newman Parish Community Outreach
These volunteer activities are aligned with Catholic Social Teaching and need Newman group and/or individual help. Most of these organizations also qualify for UWEC service learning hours. If you are a college student interested in volunteering please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stationary members interested in volunteering can contact email@example.com
Address: 618 S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire, WI
Sojourner House, a homeless shelter for men and women, needs help from 6:45 - 8:15 pm. Join a Newman team or volunteer individually in serving a prepared meal, registering guests, handing out bedding and securing guests' belongings.
Newman Contact: Ken Ripp
The Community Table (TCT)
Address: 320 Putnam Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
TCT provides a daily meal for those in need of nourishment for body and for soul. Join a Newman team or volunteer individually to prepare/serve a meal and help with clean up. Teams serve 3 to 4 times a year for 2-hour shifts.
Newman Contact: Laurie Hittman
Beacon House (Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley)
Address: 309 E. Lake Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Beacon House is a shelter for homeless families and pregnant women. Join a Newman team or volunteer individually in preparing and serving meals, visiting with clients, and helping children with home work.
Newman Contact: Lou Hoeschen
Bolton Refuge House
Address: 807 S. Farwell Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Bolton Refuge House addresses needs of victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Volunteers are needed to help with cleaning/organizing, answering phones and clerical/reception work, maintenance, lawn and yard work, receiving and sorting donations, fundraising, special events, language assistance, and/or special skills. Volunteers of all ages are welcome; although, volunteers who are under the age of 13 must be volunteering with an adult and with the permission of their guardian/parent. Volunteers ages 13-17 must have guardian/parent permission. Visit the website and click on Get Involved/Volunteer to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
College students: Bolton Refuge House, Inc. offers a variety of internships for individuals looking to gain valuable knowledge of the non-profit domestic violence/ sexual assault services field.
Newman Contact: Kay Magadance
Chippewa Valley Free Clinic
Address: 1030 Oak Ridge Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701
The CV Free Clinic provides health care to and advocacy for Chippewa Valley residents who have no reasonable health care alternative. Medical professional volunteers are needed during clinic hours such as pharmacists, pharm- techs, doctors/NP’s, and dentists. During non-clinic hours 15-20 volunteers are needed. These include administrative assistants (filing, mailings, data entry, general office help), office receptionists, social media specialists, meal preparers, technical writers, special project workers (fundraising/grant writing/ work projects), public relations assistants, and website management volunteers.
Newman Contact: Sue Tienor
Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity
Address: 145 North Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Habitat for Humanity builds homes so everyone has a decent place to live. Volunteer activities available: work at a build site, at the ReStore, at special events or on fundraising. You may also serve on one of their committees.
To Volunteer: https:// www.cvh4h.org/volunteer/ to sign up for the volunteer information.
Feed My People Food Bank
Address: 2610 Alpine Road, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Feed My People provides food to hunger-relief agencies in West Central Wisconsin. Teams and individual volunteers are needed between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and occasionally in the evening to repack bulk food, sort food donations, label cans, etc. To see a full list of the current volunteer activities, go to https://www.fmpfoodbank.org/ get_involved/volunteer.phtml. Volunteers must be aged 12 or above.
IM Church: Inclusive Ministry of Eau Claire
Address: 337 Lake St, Eau Claire, WI 54703
IM Church offers a monthly, ecumenical worship and fellowship for people with cognitive and other disabilities, friends and families. Services, followed by a meal are held at Lake Street Methodist Church. Volunteers help with lessons, music, meal preparation, serving, and clean-up.
Newman Contact: Kathie Schneider
JONAH (Joining Our Neighbors Advancing Hope)
JONAH brings people of various faith traditions together to work on local social justice issues to create positive living conditions for all and to strengthen our local communities. JONAH organizes its work through specific task forces, such as, Immigration, Environmental, and Affordable Housing. Members are free to join any of the task forces, create a new task force or simply be a supporting member.
Newman Contact: Betty Hurst
Literacy - Chippewa Valley
Address: 510 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire, WI 54701
Literacy - Chippewa Valley helps adults and their families move ahead by developing stronger literacy skills. Volunteers work 1:1 or in small groups with either English language learners or native English speakers. In addition to language skills, tutors are needed for math, computer skills, GED, and citizenship. Tutor training is enjoyable and required. Other volunteer opportunities may include office work or helping with the Scrabble Bee fundraiser. Some work-study employment is also available for qualifying students.
Newman Contact: Donna Raleigh
St. Francis Food Pantry
Address: 1221 Truax Blvd, Eau Claire, WI 54703
St. Francis Food Pantry distributes food to the needy. Volunteers, individuals and groups, are needed to package bulk food, stock shelves, help with food distribution, and clean.
Address: 1825 Kennedy Road, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Website: https://www.hopevillagechippewafalls.org/ Volunteers are needed at Hope Village-Tiny Housing Alternatives, a Tiny House sheltering program located in Chippewa Falls, WI. Volunteer opportunities take advantage of many people’s interests/strengths and can be found at https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/ t9q1i8.
For additional program and volunteer information:
Newman Contact: Chris Maslonkowski