Volunteer

While we have temporarily suspended all in-person volunteer activities, you can learn more about our ongoing programs below.

 

Interested in getting involved today?

Contact a member of our fund development team to discuss

opportunities for supporting our ongoing efforts during this time.

Volunteer Impact Reports

The contributions of volunteers are essential to fulfilling the Guest House mission. In recognition of those contributions, each month we will be highlighting the numerous ways in which your donations of time, energy, and effort continue to transform and inspire our organization and the lives of those we serve.

April Volunteer Report
March Volunteer Report
Copy of Dec FINAL Volunteer Report
Volunteer Programs

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor activities that will meet the unique interests of individuals and groups alike, and leave a meaningful imprint on our community. Here are a few of our ongoing volunteer programs, but please contact us today and we'll be sure to find the activity that's perfect for you!

Make Sandwiches

We work to combat food insecurity in our immediate neighborhood by providing 300-500 sandwiches daily. Making or donating sandwiches for our community is a great way to get involved with Guest House, our surrounding neighborhood and have a real, immediate impact.

*Due to COVID-19, only a limited number of sandwiches are needed, contact us to confirm need and schedule drop-off.

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Work in the Garden

Come volunteer with us at our Cream City Gardens, nestled in the heart of the King Park neighborhood, which is officially classified as a food desert. Not only do we provide fresh, home-grown produce to Guest House, our neighbors, and the Friedens Community Ministries network of food pantries, but our gardens have transformed once-vacant lots into an active urban farm. Cream City Gardens touts 56 raised garden beds and a half-acre of in-ground planting rows. Urban agriculture at its best! Click here for our 2020 garden report!

Prepare a Meal

We depend on volunteers like you to provide meals for our guests. If you are interested, meal service involves planning, purchasing, preparing, and serving the meal of your choice to our 86 guests. If preparing a full meal is not possible, we also accept hams, turkeys, casseroles and meals that can be refrigerated and preserved for nights when we do not have groups serving dinner. Nightly Dinners are served at 6:00 pm, and Weekend Breakfasts are served at 7:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Volunteers Packing Food
"We have to make certain that everyone in Milwaukee has the chance to enjoy the prosperity of the future."

Betsy, Guest House Volunteer