Get involved and make a difference with our variety of opportunities to benefit the community! With over 21 unique clubs and organizations, Whitewater provides an enormous assortment of exciting possibilities.
If you were honorably discharged from the United States military and you served during a wartime period, or are currently serving in the military, you are eligible to join the American Legion.
Post 173 encourages and welcomes new members.
Please feel free to join our meetings us on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 P.M.
The American Legion is a national organization and was founded in Paris on March 15, 1919, by representatives of the American Expeditionary Force. Under the motto "for God and Country", this patriotic organization of veterans is devoted to advancing the ideals of America (justice, freedom, democracy & loyalty).
Meetings: 1st Thursday of the Month, 6:30 PM
Bethel House is an ecumenical nonprofit whose mission is to prevent homelessness in the great Whitewater community, with a focus on a Transitional Housing program and an Emergency Financial Assistance program.
Bethel House utilizes seven private housing units, located within the City of Whitewater, to temporarily house families with children for up to one year. Families enrolled in the Transitional Housing program must also actively participate in an extensive case management program, working on issues related to budgeting, debt repayment, obtaining a diploma or GED, and much more. The goal of the Transitional Housing program is to build self-sufficiency and financial stability for families before they transition back into independent housing.
Through the Emergency Financial Assistance program, Bethel House provides one-time-per-year financial support to families facing eviction and/or homelessness to assist with rental payments, utility bills, groceries, and transportation expenses. Bethel House also strives to provide guidance and referrals for all clients to other social support services they may be eligible for.
Address: 130 S Church St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 473-2715
Volunteer Opportunities: There are numerous ways to lend a hand to Bethel House's mission from ongoing maintenance of our transitional housing units, staffing or promoting our fundraising events, and even organizing your own monetary or personal care fundraisers.
Whitewater is a vibrant community rich in history and always growing. Whitewater brings together the perfect combination of university life and small town hospitality.
The Chamber of Commerce serves the area’s local businesses by bringing business owners and the community together through events and promotions. Our membership of businesses and individuals is dedicated to keeping Whitewater as the perfect place to live, work, play and dream through support and encouragement of local community members.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Address: 150 W Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 473-4005
The Community Space is where people can share food, clothing, housewares, furniture, books and more for FREE. All are welcome. There are no income or residency requirements. We are located on the east side of Whitewater, across from 841 Brewhouse, at 834 E. Milwaukee St. A Little Free Pantry is located out front.
We are entirely volunteer-run. Volunteers help us sort clothing, staff the desk, unpack and shelve food from Feeding America, organize, clean and more. If you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis, please contact Kay at the contact information listed below. We are unable to accommodate occasional volunteers.
Donations of all items in reasonable shape — except TVs that aren’t flat-screen — can be dropped off during open hours. Please call for other drop-off options or if you have questions.
Hours: Tuesday 8:30-11 a.m., Wednesday 3:30-7 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to noon
Contact: Kay Robers, site manager, 262-379-0187 or thecommunityspaceww@gmail.
Attend events and programs at the library for all ages and interests. Our Events calendar is here. Stop in to get a library card with a photo ID and proof of address and have the entire 24-library system catalog at your fingertips with the CAFÉ Libraries app. Read and listen from your phone through the Libby app. Check out books, movies, music, graphic novels, audio books, and games. Stretch your imagination by creating something in our Makerspace.
Hours: Monday to Thursday - 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM, Friday - 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Address: 431 W Center St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 473-0530
Volunteer Opportunities: Help staff the Friends of the Library Book Shop which is done on an individual basis.
Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club meets the first and third Tuesday's of the month at Jessica's Family Restaurant in Whitewater WI from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Come enjoy breakfast and learn about Kiwanis.
The Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club is part of Kiwanis International, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one community and one child at a time. The Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club supports many community service projects that serve the children in Whitewater specifically as well as those in need on a Global effort. If you are interested in community service and helping children in Whitewater AND globally, we encourage you to learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Whitewater Breakfast.
If you have any questions about Kiwanis projects in Whitewater, speak with any Kiwanis Club members or contact Irene Potocki directly.
Phone: (262) 374-0826
Address: N7462 Kettle Moraine Dr., Whitewater, WI
Volunteer Opportunities: Prospective volunteers are welcome to contact us regarding opportunities to help with recurring events.
This Lodge is at 226 West Main Street in this college town. Meetings are 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Though the modern sign denotes this as a Lodge, the engraving over the door shows it was originally designated a Temple.
A Masonic Lodge or Blue Lodge, is the basic organizational unit of Freemasonry. One of its most basic purposes is to make good men even better.
We try to place an emphasis on the individual man by strengthening his character, improving his moral and spiritual outlook, and broadening his mental horizons.
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Mondays - 7:30 PM
Address: 226 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
These meals are prepared at Fairhaven. Volunteers pick them up at Fairhaven and deliver them to shut-ins and those who are unable to prepare meals. This delivery is very much appreciated by community members in need. There are two routes and a driver and a runner for each of these routes is needed each week.
Volunteers are the backbone of Meals on Wheels programs across the country. Not only do they prepare and deliver meals to homebound seniors in their local communities, they also provide the seniors with companionship and a warm, friendly smile when they arrive at the door.
Address: 133 S. Franklin St., Whitewater, WI 53190
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Chartered in 1966, the Whitewater Rotary Club is part of Rotary International, the worldwide association of Rotary clubs whose mission is to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Meetings: Tuesday - 12:00 PM
Address: 841 E Milwaukee St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 903-0605
Seniors in the Park is a lively and dynamic program in Whitewater that seeks to promote and enhance a vital aging community. Our mission is to enhance and revitalize the lives of our community by providing programs that challenge your mind, enhance your physical being, create new connections, and are just plain fun. From presentations and trips to card games and movies, there is something offered for everyone!
Seniors in the Park has been growing throughout the past few years, and many people within the community take advantage of the programs we provide. Seniors in the Park focuses on bringing fun into the community by creating an inviting atmosphere for all.
Volunteers are integral to our programming and allow us to offer our many events and programs. From setting up movies to helping at special events and fundraisers to planning trips, there are varieties of short, long term or one time opportunities to volunteer.
Address: 504 W Starin Rd., Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 473-0535
A nonprofit art studio, gallery, and gift store that specializes in the creative development of people with disabilities. Their mission is to provide fully accessible opportunities in the arts to enrich peoples lives by focusing on the strengths and abilities of the individual, by encouraging the creative voice with self directed activities, thus, inspiring self-worth, pride, confidence and acceptance.
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 am to 5 pm
Address: 121 W Center St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 473-9845
Volunteer Opportunities: Studio 84 is looking for individuals can commit to a recurring schedule to work with an artist. No art experience is required as most of the time the volunteer will not be doing art. Volunteers may assist an artist as needed, communicate with, and encourage the artist as necessary. There may also be times where we would need a volunteer to assist in cutting and folding cards, packaging products, and when the studio is slow, assist with some light cleaning.
The mission of the Whitewater Arts Alliance, Inc. is to promote the visual and performing arts through an alliance of artists, individuals, educational resources, and organizations to promote creativity and diversity that will serve to educate and enrich the lives of the residents of the Whitewater community and surrounding areas.
Whitewater Arts Alliance strives to make the visual and performing arts an essential part of the lives of all Whitewater citizens. To foster an appreciation for these arts by initiating partnerships, developing new audiences, and sponsoring diverse artistic activities by emerging and established artists and art organizations while preserving Whitewater's rich, diverse, and historic culture.
Hours: Thursday to Sunday - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Address: 402 West Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-0204
The Whitewater Community Food Pantry is a local food drive to support those in need. The Whitewater Community Food Pantry is open Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. It is only for people in need who live in the school district.
Non-perishable items may also be dropped off at the Armory on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 AM to Noon. Monetary gifts can be mailed directly to Treasurer Jacki Hale at 599 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater, WI, 53190.
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Address: 146 W. North St., Whitewater WI 53190
Phone: (262) 473-5792
The Whitewater Historical Society is the organization that collects, preserves and interprets the history of Whitewater and surrounding towns. Our mission includes the preservation of the Whitewater Passenger Depot, built in 1890-91 and the Stone Stable, built c. 1845 and restored next to the depot in 2007. The Society operates a local history museum in the historic depot building and also holds five general interest meetings a year; in January, March, May, September, and November. These meetings feature programs and/or speakers on topics of local and general history.
The Board of Directors of the society meets monthly to discuss museum and society business. In May, the general interest meeting is also an Annual Meeting where the membership votes on officers and important society business.
Hours: Wednesday - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Address: 301 W Whitewater St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 743-6820
Our mission is to create an affordable, collaborative and educational environment that inspires people of all ages to becoming innovators within their communities by unlocking their skills through continual training.
We are a makerspace that creates an affordable, collaborative and educational environment that inspires people of all ages to becoming innovators within their communities by unlocking their skills through continual training.
We have members from Jefferson, Walworth, Rock and Waukesha counties and beyond, and all have access around the clock.
Our facility houses machine, welding/fabrication, electronics, automotive, 3-D printing, laser engraving and woodworking shops. It also offers ceramics, metal art, quilting, fabric arts, matting/framing and more.
Address: 200 E. Clay St., Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190
Phone: (920) 650-2333
W3, inspired by the Blue Zones Principles, envisions Whitewater to be a community where people live longer, happier, healthier lives. W3 facilitates programs and partnerships to affect sustainable improvements for everyone in our community. Feel free to take a look through our site and contact us for more information on ways you can get involved to improve the health of the Whitewater community.
Address: 800 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-1305
The mission of the Dementia Friendly Community - Walworth County is to make Walworth County a Dementia Friendly community and a great environment for families.
The Whitewater Community Foundation’s mission is to enhance quality of life in the Whitewater area via educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent expenditures.
Address: P.O Box 428, Whitewater, WI 53190