Volunteer Information & Opportunities

Volunteers are a key asset to Edgerton Community Outreach’s success.  Volunteers help in the Thrift Store (sorting donations, pricing donations, toy department, cashiering), Food Pantry, The Breakfast Program, as mentors, and with ECO’s seasonal programs.  Each year over 12,000 volunteer hours are logged for ECO activities.  We want your volunteer experience to be meaningful to you so we strive to pair you with an activity that matches your talents with the work and mission of Edgerton Community Outreach.  

**Not All Volunteers Shown**

ECO Opportunities Program

Edgerton Community Outreach Opportunities employs young adults with disabilities within our community to increase their independence and to be a productive member of our community. ECO partners with the School District of Edgerton and Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to create jobs for young adults with special needs. ECO Opportunity employees work alongside a job coach to influence the learning process that is important for each young adult to achieve individual goals as well as organizational goals. 

New Volunteers

New volunteers are asked to contact ECO’s Thrift Store Coordinator/Volunteer Contact:

Tanya Bennet 608-884-9593 or outreachbennett@gmail.com.

Tanya will meet with new volunteers to explain volunteer opportunities and set up training times.  ECO also works with youth volunteers.  All youth volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent sign a permission slip prior to volunteering at ECO.  Youth volunteers 13 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

To apply for any of these positions scroll up and complete a Volunteer Application!!

Volunteering for the Food Pantry entails:

  • Filling Food Orders Over the Phone
  • Checking Expiration Dates Throughout the Pantry
  • Weighing/Putting Away Donations
  • Stocking Food Pantry from Back Stock
  • Filing Personal Items (Laundry Soap, Pet Food, ETC)

Food Pantry Volunteer Times Available

10am-12pm F10am-2pm N1pm-3:30pm F10am-2pm N10am-2pm F
12pm-2pm F12pm-2pm F3pm-5:30pm F12pm-2pm N12pm-2pm F
NEEDED= NFilled= F

Food Pantry Back-Up Delivery Driver

Required to have a valid Driver’s License. Orders would be picked up at ECO every Tuesday + Thursday at 1:45pm and delivered to clients’ homes. We have a regular delivery driver, we are looking for someone to be our Back-Up!

Are you interested in meeting more of our community? Volunteer for our cashier spots! Times available at ECO Thrift Store AND Feels Like Home!

Cash Register Positions

Days of the WeekECO Thrift StoreFeels Like Home

Help Keep ECO Clean!

We are looking for a volunteer to help keep ECO Thrift Store tidy! We need someone able to clean both bathrooms{upstairs and down). As well as someone able to stand and do small amounts of dishes!

The Following Volunteer Opportunities have Flexible Hours after Scheduled Training

Toy Section Volunteers

Are you interested in testing donated toys? There are open volunteer opportunities in the Toy Section!! Volunteering in the ‘Toy Section’ would entail testing, sorting, cleaning, and pricing toys


Volunteer hours are flexible with scheduled training

Are you interested in helping sort through clothes and keeping our clothing section stocked? This is the volunteer position for you!!