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620 S 76th StreetMilwaukee, WI 53214


The Volunteer Respite Program strengthens families with children who have special needs by giving the parents or caregivers a much-needed break from direct care responsibilities. Parent are able to bring their children to the events where they are matched with a volunteer who will spend the day with the child, participating in a variety of activities available (crafts, basketball, bingo, etc), while the parents get some time to themselves to renew and recharge. We hold approximately 10+ events throughout the year at various locations in and around the Milwaukee area with approx. 60-80 children attending each event.

Time commitment for events generally from 8:00am to 3:00pm on Saturdays, though day may vary per event.

The children range at the events range in age from infant to 18 years old.

Nursing staff are on-hand for all toileting and medical needs. Nursing volunteers are needed, as well.

Volunteer Registration is available online at

Let us know if you would like to be notified of future respite events that need volunteers.

All upcoming respite event volunteer opportunities left in 2016:

September 10 th - 5-9pm- Kids in Motion 14135 W. Greenfield Avenue, New Berlin, WI

October 1 st - 8am-2:30pm- Concordia University 12800 N. Lakeshore Drive, Mequon, WI

October 29 th - 8am- 2:30pm- Oak Creek Salvation Army 8853 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek, WI

November 5 th - 8am to 2:30pm- Whitnall High School- 5000 116 th Street, Milwaukee, WI

December 10 th - 8am- 2:30pm- Wauwatosa East High School- 7500 Milwaukee Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI


  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • Mental Health
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies- generally on Saturdays from 8am to 3pm
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