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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Volunteer in Milwaukee - Get Involved With Your Local Community

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Volunteering is a perfect way to meaningfully immerse yourself in a new city and make lasting friendships. It is also a rewarding and impactful way to spend any extra time you might have throughout the week. There are countless opportunities in Milwaukee, and you will definitely find an organization that interests you.

Not sure what opportunities are out there? A great place to find out is by looking online. Head to You'll find 848 local volunteer opportunities in Milwaukee alone! You can search in specific categories such as arts and culture, children and youth, community, education and literacy, health and medicine, and environment. There are even filters to find the perfect volunteer positions for kids, teens, adults, and groups.

Not feeling like searching online? You can take a walk around your community and look for any local nonprofits that might be in the neighborhood. Maybe there is a gardening center, local church, or school that needs your help.

Another way to find opportunities is to directly contact any of the local volunteer centers listed below.

Milwaukee County:
Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee
Milwaukee Nonprofits and Charities

Waukesha County:
Waukesha County Volunteers

Ozaukee County:
Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County

Racine County:
Volunteer Center of Racine

Washington County:
Volunteer Center of Washington County

According to Volunteering America, 35.6% of residents in Wisconsin volunteer, ranking them 8th among the 50 states! In 2012, there were 1.62 million volunteers with a total of 165.3 million hours of service. Residents of all ages are involved and committed to making a difference. 

Volunteering is all about discovering a passion and using it in a way that can help others. Get out there and connect with the people of Milwaukee! Discover a passion, get involved, and learn about the culture of your new community.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Need a Hand at Navigating Milwaukee?

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Discover Milwaukee is a collaborative effort of many organizations and advertisers in the area. As you find yourself in the process of relocating to Milwaukee, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our partners listed below, and support them whenever possible. Everyone involved with bringing you Discover Milwaukee is here to help you find the information you need to make your transition into the Milwaukee area as easy as possible.

Request a copy of the publication from our website! It's your complete guide to Milwaukee.

Want to stay connected online? Join our discussions on Discover Milwaukee’s social media sites! We are constantly posting ideas, resources, and articles to make your move to Milwaukee easy and fun. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Below is a list of advertisers and organizations that would love to help you discover Milwaukee! Whether you are looking for an apartment, school, employment opportunity, or restaurant, we’ve got you covered!

Apartments & Condos
Mandel Group
Wimmer Communities
Yankee Hill Apartments

Banks/ Mortgage Companies
Anchor Bank
Associated Bank
The Equitable Bank
Waukesha State Bank

Department Stores
Kohl’s Corporation

Employment Opportunities
ABB, Inc.
Kohl’s Corporation
Medical College of Wisconsin

Fitness & Health Clubs
Elite Sports Clubs

Health Care
Children’s Hospital

Residence Inn - Brookfield

Landscaping Services
David J. Frank Landscaping
Newcomer Services
Neighborhood Welcome

Real Estate
Coldwell Banker
First Weber Group
Realty Executives - Integrity
RE/MAX Realty 100
Schmit Realty
Shorewest Realtors

Relocation Specialists
Barbara Whealon - Coldwell Banker
Brad Posnanski- Bradley Realty
Chris Corley - Corley Real Estate
Dave Eyrise - Realty Executives
DeAnn Zeni - First Weber
John Gscheidmeier - Redefined Realty
Mark A. Wiener - My Dwelling
The Raffaele Team - RE/MAX Realty 100

Bartolotta Restaurant Group

University Lake School
University School of Milwaukee

We Energies
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