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Photo by Flickr/Daniel ThortonCheck out these volunteer opportunities in the Racine area.

The Racine Art Museum and the Wustum Museum have docent volunteer opportunities. New docent training begins Monday, February 29th, 2016. No experience or previous knowledge is needed.  Learn more at:;; (262) 619-.3536.

Senior Companion Inc. has volunteer opportunities to visit with older people in their homes as well as on the telephone and through the mail.  Call Sue at (262) 898-1941;

Become a valued friend to a Racine Unified School District elementary or middle school student.  Contact David Power, Mentor Coordinator, at; (262) 664-6994.

The St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry, 926 LaSalle Street, invites you to visit any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

SVDP currently has openings for “behind the scenes” volunteers that do not involve heavy lifting or paper work. Call Mary Ann at (262) 633-6467.               .

MyRIDE, a senior transportation project sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Racine County and the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), has volunteer driver openings.  Call (262) 886-9612 for more information.

The Meals on Wheels Senior Nutrition Program has volunteer driving opportunities. Volunteers may drive any two hour shift Monday – Friday.  Some volunteers start as substitute drivers.  Meal pickup is at Ridgewood Center, 3205 Wood Road.  Call ADRC’s Meals on Wheels: (262) 898-1370.

Help recent military retirees and their families re-enter the civilian world with the Racine Area Retiree Council (RARC).  Volunteers provide current information on benefits, employment opportunities and travel options.  Call RSVP – Racine County to enroll for training: (262) 886-9612.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.