Volunteer Connect
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YOU can change the community. By signing up for just one of these opportunities, you will make a difference. This weekly email features community partners in need of volunteers or wishlist items. 

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COVID-19 and Volunteer Center of Brown County Operations
The Volunteer Center is committed to assisting our nonprofit partners recruit, retain, and recognize volunteers in the area, in order to strengthen our community. However, at this time, it appears that the most efficient way to do that is by “flattening the curve” and making sure people are not spreading this virus.

To that end, the Volunteer Center of Brown County’s physical space will be closed, effective immediately, until further notice. We will reassess this closure on April 1st. Volunteer Center staff will still be available for questions, and working remotely to fill volunteer needs, by email at volunteercenter@volunteergb.org , or by phone at 920-429-9445.

We are also currently working with the City of Green Bay to develop volunteer needs based upon closures of community services, such as schools and bus service. We will post more information on our Facebook page as we receive it, if you would like to assist with these needs. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/volunteergreenbay/ .

We wish you and yours the best during this uncertain time.

Sincerely,

Eric Sponholtz
Executive Director
Volunteer Center of Brown County
Volunteers of the Week
Tony and Andy Hockers are our Volunteers of the Week!

The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful 700-acre urban wildlife refuge featuring live animal exhibits, educational displays, miles of hiking/skiing trails and various wildlife viewing opportunities. It is the largest park in the Green Bay Park system and home to the second largest wildlife rehabilitation program in Wisconsin, caring for more than 4,500 orphaned and injured animals annually.

Tony and Andy Hockers have been caring for the animals of Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary since 2009. The specific needs addressed by Tony and Andy are caring for the educational animals and wildlife in the rehabilitation program that either have a permanent injury or are temporarily at the Wildlife Sanctuary to heal until they are ready to return to the wild. Tony and Andy volunteer to help care for the animals that also go out into the public to teach about their wild counterparts. By helping these animals, Tony and Andy are dedicated to help the public that cares about these animals.

Tony and Andy help Monday through Friday with daily care for the animals by preparing diets, maintaining and cleaning cages, cage enrichment, and daily health checks. They also help the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary by teaching the public about the Animal Ambassadors, helping new volunteers and keepers learn how to care for the animals, assisting with setup and execution of large community programs like Walk for Wildlife and Frosty Family Fun Night, and working with new Animal Ambassadors so the animals are calmer and able to be worked with when out in the public. They do so much for the animals and are able to make a true difference wherever they are needed!

Tony and Andy's volunteerism with Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary solidifies not only their love of animals, but their commitment also helps the Wildlife Sanctuary do more for the animals than just clean their cages and feed them. With Tony's and Andy's help, their staff has time to enrich and work with more animals, give individual animals more attention, enhance their exhibits, and bring on more volunteers and students to learn about and experience wildlife. Tony and Andy do not hesitate to help a staff member or volunteer that may need a hand--from helping repair a cage to assisting bringing in supplies or cleaning up after they prepare diets, Tony and Andy show all the staff, fellow volunteers, and public that all jobs need to be performed to let the animals have a healthy and productive life as animal ambassadors of Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.

Thank you, Tony and Andy, for being true advocates for wildlife in our community!
Dated Volunteer Opportunities
Flyer and Poster Distribution for the Garden Blitz - Now through May 13
Print and distribute flyers and posters (ensuring team members also have them), and keep an inventory of flyers and posters. Flexible hours.
New Leaf Foods - Kim Diaz
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com

Media Volunteer for the Garden Blitz - Now through May 15
Connect with local news media for TV/radio spots, send press releases, post in community calendars, etc. Flexible hours.
New Leaf Foods - Pong Moua
920-322-5489, mouap03@gmail.com

Pep Rally Coordinator for the Garden Blitz - Now through May 17
Prepare pep rally for each day of the Garden Blitz event (May 14-May 17). M ornings and afternoons. Minimum age: 18.
New Leaf Foods - Kim Diaz
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
 
Volunteer Communication for the Garden Blitz - Now through May 17
Maintain email contact with volunteers to keep up-to-date on the project, contact interested volunteers, and follow up with those that signed up. Create and distribute various communications to volunteers and facilitate distribution of information relevant to volunteers. Author written communications such as letters, instructions, or other media, as appropriate such as social media. Minimum age: 18.
New Leaf Foods - Kim Diaz
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
 
Volunteer Recruiter for the Garden Blitz - Now through May 17
Recruit, interview and place applicants for volunteer work. Host and attend recruiting events within the community to attract qualified candidates. Work with marketing, public relations, and professional associations to publicize opportunities for volunteers. Develop and maintain relationships with other volunteer organizations within the area. This is a flexible opportunity. Minimum age: 18.
New Leaf Foods - Kim Diaz
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com

Volunteer Deployment for the Garden Blitz - April 1-May 17
Assign teams of volunteers, be the point person for issues, and maintain lists of deliveries and special needs. Flexible hours.
New Leaf Foods - Kim Diaz
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
Paws Parade of Hope - April 19
Volunteers will help unload the trailer, help with setup, as a runner, and help with breakdown. Volunteers are able to enjoy a lunch and the show in between the two time slots. 8:00-11:00 am and 3:30-5:00 pm. Volunteers should be in high school and older. 
Cancer Fighters (a partner of Community Benefit Tree) - Susan Gee
920-304-2000, pawsparade3@gmail.com
Sweepstakes Stuffing - April 22
Stuff envelopes with promotional materials and seal the envelopes. 8:00 am-2:00 pm.
Disabled American Veterans - Dick Marbes
Blitz Narrative Project - May 14-17
Document Blitz stories - gardeners, volunteers, and mentors. Flexible hours.
New Leaf Foods - Pong Moua
920-322-5489, mouap03@gmail.com

Photographer for the Garden Blitz - May 14-17
Take photos during the Blitz event for New Leaf Foods. F lexible hours.
New Leaf Foods - Pong Moua
920-322-5489, mouap03@gmail.com

Volunteer Registration Desk for the Garden Blitz - May 14-17
Develop volunteer sign in list/registration form and help with name tags, t-shirts, and team assignment. Flexible hours.
New Leaf Foods - Kim Diaz
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
Safety Town Volunteers - June 15-August 14
If you are between the grades of 6th and 12th and looking for a fun opportunity to work with children this summer, then we have just the opportunity for you! "Safety Buddies" at Safety Town work with children between the ages of 4-9 to help them learn, under the direction of a lead teacher, all things safety in the classroom, during guest presentations, and on the mini streets of the child-sized Safety Town. Click here to sign up . 8:15-11:30 am, Monday-Friday for the weeks of June 15-19, June 22-26, July 13-17, July 20-24, Aug. 3-7, and August 10-14.
Center for Childhood Safety - Emily Gossens
920-272-0110, egossens@ccsgb.org
Ongoing/Long-term Volunteer Opportunities
Yoga Instructor - Ongoing
The ADRC is currently in need of a volunteer yoga instructor to reach young adults with disabilities. This person should have a background in yoga instruction and experience working with this population. Schedule could be based on volunteer ability and could be as little as one hour per month.
Aging & Disability Resource Center of Brown County – Jeremy Slusarek
Volunteer Driver - Ongoing
Drive clients to and from vital appointments and offer door-to-door assistance as needed. Curative provides the vehicle, gas, and insurance. No CDL required. Shifts are available Monday through Friday (morning or afternoon) and typically last 4-5 hours. Volunteers must have a good driving record and will undergo a background check. Minimum age: 18.
Curative Connections - Tina Whetung
Front Desk Volunteer - Ongoing
Answering the phone, complete screening forms with people calling in to seek shelter, greet donors and accept donations, and letting visitors in. Daily shifts (2-6 hours) are available from 8:00 am-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.
Freedom House Ministries - Crystal DeCleene
Miracle League Buddy - Ongoing (2020 Baseball Season)
Buddies are needed to assist players both on the field and at bat to ensure their safety and aid in their enjoyment. Volunteers commit to 1 1/2 hours, one day a week for 8 weeks. If you can't commit for the entire 8 weeks consider signing up as a substitute buddy. Opening day is June 6, 2020. Minimum age: 14.
Miracle League of Green Bay - Shelly Curran
920-713-6562, scurran2001@gmail.com

Miracle League Team Coach or Assistant Coach - Ongoing (2020 Baseball Season)
Coach a team of approximately 13 players with various abilities. Volunteers commit to 1 1/2 hours, one day a week for 8 weeks. Opening day is June 6, 2020. Minimum age: 14.
Miracle League of Green Bay - Shelly Curran
920-713-6562, scurran2001@gmail.com
YWCA Women's Empowerment Center - Ongoing
The YWCA’s Women’s Empowerment Center is seeking motivated volunteers who want to support their dedication to empowering women and girls. Consider using your time, talents and heart to be a part of uplifting women in the greater Green Bay community! Volunteer tasks may include sorting and steaming clothing donations, cashiering in the Madison Street Boutique, conducting intake interviews for Women's Career Closet clients, personal shopping and styling for Career Closet clients, and assisting with the check-out process for Career Closet shoppers. The Women's Empowerment Center has the most need on Tuesdays from 12:30-4:00 pm and Thursdays from 2:30-6:00 pm. 
Minimum age: 18.
YWCA Greater Green Bay - Jasmine Gordon
920-432-5581 ext. 141, jgordon@ywcagreenbay.org
For More Volunteer Opportunities,
View Our March Volunteer Times!
Affiliate Partner of the Week
Disabled American Veterans
Mission: To empower veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them.
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Up Deeds (for Nonprofits) Coming Soon

A free app for nonprofits to help grow awareness, engagement, and funding is currently being developed by a Green Bay company with the goal to have more people in our community aware of who you are and what you do. It's an easy way for you and your supporters to share who you are with more people and do it more directly than social media.

Up Deeds invites you to visit their site to learn more about it, and how it can help. They are encouraging you to use the sign up section on their homepage so you'll know when the app is ready to go.

For more information, visit www.updeeds.com .
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