Donate Your Time and Talent

Volunteering is a great way to help. Volunteers provide a vital service to the individuals and families who come to the Social Development Commission for assistance.  Hundreds of volunteers contribute many hours of dedicated service that make a real impact on the low-income community of Milwaukee County. Volunteers bring their energy, time and expertise to different programs and projects of SDC. The efforts of these individuals, businesses and organizations restores hope and give support to thousands of people. Volunteers are able to engage in activities ranging from volunteering a few hours of your time to perform general administrative duties to assist programs to assisting with event planning.

Please contact Patrice Harris at 414.906.2702 OR complete the Volunteer Interest form at the bottom of this page. 

The following are annual volunteer opportunities: 

Single Day Committments
Event: Annual Daddy Daughter Dance
Date of Event: Third Saturday in February

Time of Event:

North Division High School
1011 W. Center Street
Milwaukee WI  53210

Positions Needed:
  • Hospitality/Food Monitor
  • Greeter/Host-Hostesses
  • Clean- Up
  • Parking Attendant
  • Floater/As needed


Special Events Auction Intern (Fall & Spring Slots available)


Special Event Auction Item solicitation for Social Development Foundation 
Celebrity Chef Event (February)

  • Help revise and send out auction solicitation letters
  • Track donations received in spreadsheet
  • Coordinate pick-up of items
  • Create packages of items
  • Create signage
  • Assist with set up & other auctions tasks such as Celebrity Chef (February) depending on Fall or Spring internship
Additional tasks may include proofreading materials, assisting with program creation, volunteer recruitment and other duties as assigned
  • Ability to come to SDC office (1730 West North Avenue – on bus line)
  • Excellent organizational & phone skills
  • Good writing/spelling/proofreading skills
  • Sense of whimsy
Time commitment: 

10 hours per week

Compensation: Unpaid Internship - College credit available
Please note: All short-term/Intern volunteers will need to go through a one-hour volunteer orientation, and will need to have a background check completed prior to beginning work with SDC.














If you are interested in any of these ongoing volunteer activities, please contact Patrice Harris at 414.906.2702 OR complete the at the bottom portion of the page. 



Volunteer Interest Form


*Required field. Form will only submit when all required fields are filled in properly. 



Phone:  (414-555-1212)


Please indicate what dates, times and programs you are interested in volunteering for: 

Please tell us what number you can be reached at the day of the event


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