There are many ways to contribute your time, talents, and treasure to help others. Some may involve national or local organizations, others more personal, one-to-one giving what you can to help someone in need. The list below is all to short. We’ve tried to identify the national resource for those available in the Milwaukee area. Please help us add to the list. Being a volunteer is fantastically rewarding. There is someone who could really benefit from your contribution.

If you have a resource that has proven its value, please pass it along. You can send a link to with a brief comment on why you have found it of value. Thanks for your help.

JCI Smart & Safe Matching Gift Program leverage your financial contributions
United Way of America

Find your local United Way Chapter
United Way of Greater Milwaukee
United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Reader, Tudor, Mentor  a special way to help kids

American Legion Check out an opportunity to help veterans.
HandsOn Network national network of volunteer opportunities national network for volunteer opportunities and Non-Profit Careers

Here are some opportunities in the Greater Milwaukee area:

Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee an organization of nonprofits including the

Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee

The Hunger Task Force donate, volunteer, take action (a favorite of the company)
TimeSlips Creative Story Telling help for those with memory loss
Interfaith Older Adult Programs linking older adults in community

UWM Lubar School of Business Multicultural Mentoring Program program to help those starting a business career

Emily Sorenson from the Center for School, College & Career Resources suggested the following list. They are school related, but with a focus on making a contribution. They could be for you or a help for you in mentoring someone in need. Let us know what you think.

        Volunteer and Nonprofit Career Guidebook 

        Gap Year for Before and After College to Volunteer, Travel, and Learn

        Finding Volunteer Work and Internships Abroad

        Resources and Careers in Volunteering

        Student Activism Guide for Making a Difference


It would be great to have an indexed listing here that includes opportunities for contribution in every location with Johnson Controls employees and retirees. Please send in you favorite organization, someone in you local area may looking for just that opportunity to contribute from their time, talent or treasure. Make us have to learn how to do an indexed list!

Also, think about this. What if retirees and in-career employees got together in their local area to leverage the combined talents for their local community? That’s a powerful combination! We are interested in helping you with that. Just let us know your interest — click on that help button to send us an email. Let’s see what we can do together.