Volunteer with Pioneer
First and foremost, thank you for your interest in supporting Pioneer!
Pioneer relies on many people to operate and support the organization year round. Volunteers are needed at all Pioneer functions throughout the year. This includes during winter camps, local performances, and travel to regional/national competitions. In addition, volunteers are also need during the week in the Milwaukee area to run our weekly bingo sessions.
Whatever your strength, we're sure that there is a way that you can help out the Pioneer organization!
For more information on volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Application:
The following is a sampling of the volunteer positions that are available within Pioneer.
If you have your Commercial Driver's License, or are interested in obtaining a CDL, we can use your help driving Pioneer's fleet of vehicles. At peak, we need drivers for two tractor truck/semitrailers, three MCI coach busses, and any other support vehicles that may be on the road with us. If you do not have a CDL, the Pioneer organization can assist you in obtaining one.
Pioneer strives to provides members with a majority of their meals while traveling and attending camps. These meals are prepared by a dedicated crew of volunteer chefs. Working out of semitrailer converted into a fully equipped kitchen, the crew prepares 3-4 meals a day for the organization!
The organization depends on crew of people handy with a needle and thread to fit the Pioneer member's uniforms and to keep them looking sharp. In addition to the annual preseason uniform fitting, the member's uniforms are also altered on the road as the members slim down. In addition, there's always those emergency repairs!
Participating in the marching arts is a physically demanding activity. The medical team will provide care, education and training for Pioneer members during camps, rehearsals and travel to regional/national competitions. Members of this team may consist of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, dentists, psychologists, paramedics/EMT's, nutritionists and pharmacists.
The "Handy Man" Department
If you're handy with tools, the organization can definitely use your help! The rigors of travel and competition often lead to emergency repairs of the organization's equipment. Whether it be a burned out clearance lamp on a bus, a loose wheel on a marimba, or a broken shelf on the cook truck... it needs to be fixed!
Pioneer Bingo makes up a large percentage of the organization's budget. It takes many people to make these bingo sessions run. Whether you can help once a week or once a month, we can use your help!
If wish to help out in one of the above areas, or have any other ideas on how you may be of help to the Pioneer, please complete our Volunteer Application:
Once again, thank you for your support!