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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 
Stationary members interested in volunteering can contact

Sojourner House 

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:// 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 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.

Hope Village

Address: 1825 Kennedy Road, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Website: 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 t9q1i8.

For additional program and volunteer information: 

Newman Contact: Chris Maslonkowski

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