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. Our meetings are held in the lower level of the Veteran's Memorial Building. The entrance to the lower level hall is located on the lakeside of the building.
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
Address: 292 S. Wisconsin St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Bethel House provides interim housing for homeless families with children for up to one year while assisting them with utilizing various social services to transition them back to independent housing.
Bethel House utilizes six private housing units, located within the City of Whitewater, to support families with ties to the community. Bethel House also provides assistance for families on the verge of homelessness. Families not only receive financial help from Bethel House (on a short-term basis) with such expenses as rent, utility bills, food and gasoline, but also receive guidance in accessing available support services. Support services include credit/financial, vocational, and relationship counseling, legal and medical services, and transportation as needed in order to meet program goals.
Address: 130 S Church St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 473-2715
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 located at 834 E. Milwaukee st. The Community Space is where people can share food, clothing, housewares, furniture for FREE as well as their skills, passions and ideas. All are welcome. There are no income or residency requirements. The Little Free Pantry in our vestibule is open 24/7.
It never ceases to amaze us as we watch people get the help they need to help improve their lives. The community has been very supportive of this mission and it is directly helping those close to home. Drop-offs welcome 24/7!
Hours: Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Wednesday - 3:30 PM to 7 PM, Thursday - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Saturday - 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library mission is to have the space and the stuff to do the things you want.
You can attend events and workshops at libraries everywhere in Jefferson and Waukesha Counties. You can search the "Events/Organizations" tab on the Library Catalog and find performers, DIY programs, author events, and much more.
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
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
Lions are an international network of 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs worldwide. Lions are everywhere. We're men and women who are active in community projects in more than 207 countries and geographic areas.
Beginning in 1917, the association of Lions clubs has provided millions of people with the opportunity to give something back to their communities.
Address: N7462 Kettle Moraine Dr., Whitewater, WI
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 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club was organized in November 1991 to further promote Optimist International’s focus of being a “Friend of Youth.”
Our club’s slogan is “Connecting Campus and Community.” With this slogan, we believe that by combining the efforts of University staff and members of the Whitewater community, we can maximize our potential to “connect” with area youth and have a positive influence on their development.
We have learned that there is a tremendous need and opportunity to help enhance the quality of life of our youth. And, we know that we have the potential to impact 30 youngsters per club member. So, we ask you to consider our Optimist organization.
We invite you to attend our weekly meetings, Tuesday at 12:00 noon on the UW-Whitewater campus, to learn more about Optimism. For more information, please contact Dave Halbach, President, at 262-472-5749.
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
Studio 84 is a non-profit community art studio.
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday - 10 AM to 5 PM, Wednesday and Friday - 10 AM to 2 PM
Address: 121 W Center St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (263) 473-9845
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 Food Pantry is a local food drive to support those in need. The Whitewater Food Pantry is open Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 AM to noon. 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 or at Winchester True Value Hardware Store. 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 Noon
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
The volunteer fire department provides fire protection for the City from one fire station located at 312 West Whitewater Street. Its personnel are well trained in the most modern fire fighting methods and are constantly training to keep pace with new techniques.
To become a firefighter, anyone is eligible to apply. Applications are available from the police department dispatch office. To become an EMT, anyone is eligible to apply. Applications are available from the police department dispatch office. To be a successful EMT applicant, AT LEAST the following must be true: There must be an available opening. The individual must pass a physical. The individual must pass a background check. The individual must be available to sign up for a certain amount of hours to be on-call. The individual must be at least 18 years old and hold a current Wisconsin EMT license.
Address: 312 W Whitewater St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 473-0510
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