Volunteering in Eagle River - a rich tradition of the Northwoods.

Volunteers of the Great Headwaters Trail Foundation spreading the word


One of the best attributes of living in the Northwoods is the caring lifestyle that is so easily found here. There is a genuine concern about those who live here and there are many pro-active organizations where volunteers staff support services. Below is are some of the well-known clubs, service organizations and governmental agencies that recruit volunteers.

Cranberry Marsh Tours and Cranberry Fest - Oct. 5-8

There are several activities that need help throughout Cranberry Fest. Contact Natalie Spiess – Events Coordinator, her email, or call 715-479-6400 or 800-359-6315.

Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts (HCPA)

The HCPA is looking for a new board director member to manage social media. Their website also features current events and more information about volunteering.

Sunshine for Humanity

This Christian-based organization is looking for a Lead Production Manager to run their Free Will Store. To learn more about this organization, please visit or call  (715) 477-2220.

Northwoods Children’s Museum

The Museum is campaigning for members for their Adult Volunteer Program, which assists the Museum in a number of ways.

As a non-profit organization, the Museum relies on volunteers, which can be as young as 10. Visit this website to learn more about how you can volunteer.

Trees for Tomorrow

Anyone who loves the outdoors will find plenty of volunteer opportunities they will thoroughly enjoy. For a complete overview of these positions, visit this website.

WXPR Public Radio

Ever dream of being a radio disk jockey? Here is your chance! WXPR has many on-air Volunteer Music Show Hosts to fill 70 hours of music over the airwaves. To join their team, visit this site.

Eagle River Historical Society

The Historical Society is looking for docents at the Museum on Hwy. 45 S. and at the Railroad Depot to assist visitors and sales in the gift shop.

There are also various volunteering opportunities at both locations. The museums are open Memorial Day until Labor Day.

For contact information and more details see this page on the Eagle River Chamber website.

The Warehouse Art Center

For those looking to exercise their creative side, The Warehouse, located at 107 S. Railroad, has many diverse opportunities for volunteers.

For adults, their Creative Corps finds a way to increase awareness and financial support of the many arts programs supported by the Warehouse.

High school students can apply for an internship or become an Arts Aide.

To learn more about these programs and for contact information, visit their website or call 715-479-4060.

The Humane Society of Vilas County

Here is the perfect place for animal lovers to enmesh themselves in the critters they love! The Humane Society has dogs that need to be walked, cats that need cuddling, cages that need cleaning, fundraising events that need staffing, orphans that need fostering, plus more!

To get onboard, visit their website or call 715-479-9777.

The Great Headwaters Trails Foundation

This organization is devoted to developing new biking and hiking trails to link the western side of Vilas County and parts of Oneida County to the gorgeous 110-mile trail system.

They are offering a huge variety of volunteering opportunities. If you like to participate in events — sign up! Have professional skills you can contribute — let them know! Love to Tweet, Facebook or use other social media — they would appreciate your help!

The website explains more about the Great Headwater’s Trails Foundation. Or you can call them at 715-617-0080.

Eagle River Memorial Hospital

One of the hallmarks of volunteerism is found in local hospitals. Volunteers provide direct and indirect patient care, staff the gift shop, participate in fundraisers, staff the community thrift shop and more.

To learn about available volunteer opportunities, call  715-479-7411 or pick up an application at the reception desk.

Vilas County Commission On Aging — Volunteer Driver Program

This transportation is provided by volunteer drivers in their vehicle for older adults and adults with disabilities. Call the Vilas County Commission on Aging to sign up to volunteer at 715-479-3625 or 800-374-1123. Make sure to ask about other volunteer experiences the Commission on Aging offers.

Below are a few clubs and community organizations that welcome new members and mix fun and good work at the same time. Use these websites for contact information and to learn more about these organizations and clubs.

Sno Eagles Snowmobile Club

Eagle River VFW Post 8637

Eagle River Lions Club

Landover ATV Club

Eagle River Rotary Club

There are still dozens of businesses, organizations and government entities that are always looking for help. If something interests you, just ask! Many have volunteer programs that need your help.




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