UNITED WAY MANITOWOC COUNTY'S
VOLUNTEER CENTER NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY 2024

United Way Manitowoc County's Volunteer Center is your one stop for finding volunteer opportunities at organizations throughout Manitowoc County.

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EVENTS
Contact:
Kayla Fabian
920-458-0111

Website: Go to website
Committee Opportunity
Bowl for Kids' Sake 2024
From now until early March 2024

One-hour committee meetings to discuss event planning needs; assisting in securing in-kind donations and other items for the event. The event will take place at Meadow Lanes North in Manitowoc on March 1 & 2, 2024. Event volunteer timing could be 2-3 hours.

Must be at least 21 to join the committee.

If you want to register yourself or a team to participate in the event, please do so by following the link to our website.
ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
United Way Manitowoc County
Contact:
Laura Drida
(920) 682-8888
Written Spanish Translator

We are recruiting a volunteer with Spanish language skills to translate the English version of our Ride United flyer to Spanish. Can be done from your home!
ADRC of the Lakeshore
Contact:
920-683-4180

Website: Go to website
Home Delivered Meal Drivers
The ADRC is always looking for Home Delivered Meal Drivers for our Manitowoc Meal Site. Each day we deliver meals to the homebound between 11:00am-1:00pm. Pickup occurs at the Manitowoc Senior Center with a pre-determined route for fastest deliveries. Select the days that work for you or be a sub by helping when another driver is out. All volunteers must pass a background check. Drivers must have a clean driving record and be at least 18.


Transportation Drivers

Provide transportation for individuals who can no longer drive, so they may get to appointments and other activities, allowing them to remain an active part of their communities. Volunteers do not have to use their vehicle.

All volunteers must pass a background check. Drivers must have a clean driving record. Must be at least 18.
Ascend Services, Inc.
Contact:
Aundre Owens
920-682-4663 Ext. 139

Website: Go to website

Maintenance Volunteer
Do you enjoy painting, carpentry, landscaping, or maintenance in general? We are looking for a skilled volunteer to help fix up our buildings. Must be at least 21.

Drivers

We are in need of drivers in the morning from 8:45 -10:00 am or in the afternoon from 2:30 - 4:00pm. Drivers would be dropping off clients at mobile work crews (job sites) and picking them up. If you have a CDL, you could also help us with deliveries and pickups. Must be at least 21.
Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County

Website: Go to website
Pet Therapy Volunteers

AMCMC would be honored to have you and your therapy dog bring joy to our patients and visitors lives. The indescribable joy that your dog and you bring is heartwarming. We value our Pet Therapy Volunteers and wish you to become part of our amazing team!

Volunteers do not enter isolation rooms. AAH will provide any required personal protective equipment (PPE).

Hours are flexible, any day of the week.

Please visit https://www.aurorahealthcare.org/patients-visitors/volunteer to complete an online application. After your application has been received, you will receive an email in regards to the next steps.

Front Entrance Ambassadors

Ambassadors will assist with helping patients/visitors find their way to their appointments throughout the hospital. You will greet patients at the front entrances, assist with wheelchairs, and walk the patient to the appropriate area for his/her care. Must be at least 14. Contact Patty LeClair at 920-794-5115 or patricia.leclair@aah.org.

Day Surgery Assistant

The Same Day Surgery Volunteer is part of the Registration Team and works very closely with patients, families & nursing staff. Responsibilities include escorting patients to assigned rooms, orientating patients and their care partners to the Same Day Surgery procedures.

This is a 6-month minimum commitment with one 3-4 hour shift per week. Must be at least 16. Contact Patty LeClair at 920-794-5115 or patricia.leclair@aah.org.

Volunteer from Home Positions

If you are interested in working with patients remotely from home, we could use your assistance in the following programs:

  • Concierge Admission Program
  • Virtual Advance Directives
  • Virtual Visitation Visits

Days and hours to volunteer are flexible; any timeframe between 8:30am and 7:00pm Monday-Friday. We will take as little as one day a week for 3 hours and up to four/five days a week with 4-6 hour timeframes. Onboarding and training provided. Commitment is a minimum of six months. Must be at least 15. Contact Amy Bertotto at amy.bertotto@aah.org.
Aurora Health at Home


Contact:
Lexi Pirman
920-627-5306

Check-in Caller

Aurora Hospice is looking for a kind and social volunteer to call patients and their family on a weekly basis to assure that they have the necessary supplies, medications and/or support. Or just provide a listening ear. No hands-on care. Ability to call patients from the comfort of your own home. Must be at least 18.

Be a Visitor Volunteer For a Hospice Patient Near You!

We need you!! If a rewarding volunteer opportunity is what you are looking for, this is it. We are looking for companion volunteers to visit with patients in their homes or facilities. A listening ear, a card game a puzzle. Simple things to make a person's day. No hands on care. Training provided. Do you have a few hours a month that you could share with someone? Flexible scheduling.  Must be at least 18.

Big Brothers Big Sisters WI Shoreline

Learn more: Go to website
Big Brothers and Big Sisters
BBBS is looking for awesome humans who can lend an ear, offer some guidance and friendship to young people throughout Manitowoc County. Contact Denise Wittstock at 920.458.0111 or denise@bbbswishoreline.org.
Board on Aging & Long Term Care

Contact:
Kim Verstegen
Volunteer Coord. for Manitowoc County
920-366-4201

Learn more: Go to website
Volunteer Ombudsman Program
Volunteers Needed for our Long Term Care Facilities

The Board on Aging & Long Term Care is recruiting volunteers in Manitowoc County. Volunteer Ombudsmen come from all walks of life, are carefully screened, trained, and receive ongoing support and supervision from the area Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Ombudsmen make a difference in the lives of nursing home residents by:

  • Advocating for residents
  • Being a voice for residents
  • Educating residents, families and staff about Residents Rights
  • Empowering the residents to speak for themselves
  • Listening to the residents
  • Acting as the eyes and ears of the Regional Ombudsman

Volunteer Ombudsmen give their time and energy to help give residents a sense of security. Residents look forward to the Volunteer Ombudsman's weekly visits. Those weekly visits bring smiles to the faces of residents and to the faces of the Volunteer Ombudsmen!
Boys and Girls Club of Manitowoc County

Contact:
Connor Schultz
920-905-5522
Youth Mentors
Get matched with a mentee and spend 1 hour per week participating in club-based discussions and activities.

Learn more:


Capitol Civic Centre

Contact:
Tatum Chupita
920-686-6423

Website: Go to website
Bartenders

Prepare and serve standard mixed drinks, beer, soft drinks, and occasional snacks to patrons in a timely manner. Stock the bar and clean up as needed. Shifts are typically three hours. There is no bartending license required.

Safety Leads

Safety Leads ensure that safety tasks are completed before, during and after shows. They assist patrons with special needs or disabilities to their seats. They lift, bend, climb stairs, and stand for long periods of time.
CASA of East Central Wisconsin
Contact:
Claire Feldmann

Website: Go to website
CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children
CASA Volunteer Advocates go through an initial training before being sworn in and assigned a child. Volunteers get to know the child by talking with everyone involved in that child's life including parents, relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers, and others. Volunteers use this information to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them via a monthly report. The recommended commitment is 1 hour per week visiting with the child in addition to taking time to connect with other people in the child's life as stated above. Due to the pandemic, visits may be virtual. For more questions, please contact us! Must be at least 21.
Crossfire Ranch
Youth Mentors

We are seeking year-round mentors to serve kids age 5-18 and their families (foster, adoptive, or biological) who are experiencing or have a history of crises/trauma. Must be at least 18.


Volunteers for Program, Equine or Ranch Teams

List of Descriptions & Requirements (scroll down to the brochure)

Discovery Days (intro day and tour)

Shifts/times are decided between the volunteer and program lead.

Ranch Hands

We are seeking help at the barn! Looking for a fun way to get your family or team working together? Come join us at the barn for AM or PM (or both) chores! Individuals, families, or small groups of people are welcome. We are a small non-profit organization located in Reedsville, committed to helping a growing community of people who know the positive impact horses can make. We support vulnerable youth and families through equine partnership to creatively address life issues and build healthy relationships with their Creator, Family, Friends and Community. Come and make a difference! We are looking for a minimum of 2x month commitment. If interested, please contact us or check out our website!
The Crossing of Manitowoc County
Contact:
Jade Klass
Client Advocate

Meet with moms and dads to review the pregnancy or parenting lesson they have completed and to build positive relationships. Provide emotional, spiritual and practical support. Shifts are 10:00am-1:00pm or 1:00-5:00pm Monday-Wednesday and 10:00am-2:00pm or 2:00-6:00pm on Thursday. Must be at least 18.
Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
Contact:
Abigail Winkel
920-726-6009

Website: Go to website
Various Positions

Volunteer opportunities include educating guests as an exhibit representative or in our Land O'Lakes Birthing Barn, setting up for special events in our Conference Center, dishing ice cream in our Ice Cream Acres, assisting with K-12 field trips and bus tours, outside maintenance, etc.
Felician Village
Contact:
Debbie Pitsch
920-684-7171, Ext. 276

Cafe Volunteer Backup (as needed)

Felician Village is happy to announce that the Village Market Cafe will be open to the public in the Spring of 2023. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday 9:30am-1:30pm. Tasks include operate the register, pour coffee, dish out food, bag groceries, clean and sanitize tables. Volunteers will work directly with the Cafe supervisor. Must be at least 18.

Gardens Events/Backup Volunteers

This opportunity would be a great fit for individuals with just a casual interest in, or limited availability for volunteering. Occasionally one or more of our previously scheduled volunteers are not able to help with an activity they signed up for. For example, a Tuesday or Thursday morning exercise class, a dice game or Wii Bowling. Also some large group events may not have enough helpers. There are approximately six large events throughout the year. Most all of these activities are held during the day. In this role, you will be asked occasionally to help out, but you will never be obligated.

Helping Hands

Are you looking for a rewarding way to put your faith into action? Help our wheelchair-bound seniors attend worship service! Felician Village seeks volunteers to assist wheelchair-bound residents from their rooms to our campus Blessed Angela Chapel for worship services. No lifting and no experience required. All volunteers are trained and given individual guidance. We hope you will join us in providing this labor of love to our residents! Times: Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings, arrive @ 8:50am for a 9:30am service. Must be at least 18.

Felician Village On the Go Driver

Drive members to scheduled destinations within Manitowoc County in our new Chevy Equinox. Scheduled trips normally occur Monday-Friday. Hours vary monthly; you provide us your availability. Must be at least 21.

Handyman (as needed)

Looking for volunteers to perform minor repairs in Manitowoc County community members' homes. Tasks might include changing lightbulbs/batteries; tightening screws; changing filters; hanging photos; assembling small furniture or equipment; etc. Scheduled at your convenience. May be called upon once per quarter. Must be at least 18.
First Presbyterian Church
Help with Community Dinners

Each Wednesday First Presbyterian Church serves approximately 200 meals to the community. With rising inflation, this program has increasing importance to families struggling to make ends meet.

Volunteers are needed for kitchen prep work (Tuesdays or Wednesdays during the day) or serving (4:00-6:00pm Wednesdays). You can volunteer as often as fits your schedule.
Froedtert Health
Contact:
Susan Senglaub
920-320-2396

Website: Go to website
Espresso Connection Coffee Shop

Looking for a fun way to spend a few hours every week? Come be a barista in our Espresso Connection Coffee Shop. We currently have several shifts available. Looking for once-a-week commitment, 3 to 4-hour shifts.

Escort/Transport

Join our team of volunteers that help patients and families navigate the hospital campus. It is a great way to stay active while making a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Surgery Lounge Volunteer

We are looking for friendly and outgoing volunteers that would help keep visitors informed of their loved one's progress while waiting for them during their surgical procedure. In this role you will offer families snacks and keep them comfortable during their stay in our surgery lounge. This commitment is one 4-hour shift per week. Morning and afternoon shifts available.

Information Desk Volunteer

Do you love helping people? This role is for you at our information desk at Froedtert Holy Family Memorial Hospital. Duties include greeting patients and visitors, answering phones, giving directions, and working with our transport team to be sure the patient gets to their location safely. We are currently in need of afternoon and evening shifts (4:00-6:00pm).
Grow It Forward
Contact:
920-645-9467
Program Opportunities

Learn more and sign up to volunteer by clicking on each link above!
Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum
Contact:
920-794-6272

Docent

Would you like to help tell Hamilton’s story? We are looking to get a few more people able to docent for our small and large group tours. Training is provided to help you make the Hamilton story your own and share it with our visitors. Must be at least 18.
The Haven of Manitowoc County
Contact:
Jenine Soucoup
920-652-9645

Website: Go to website

General Office Work
We are looking for younger (not over 65) volunteers to perform general office work, particularly answering the phone Monday-Friday 4-8pm. Any days you could help out would be greatly appreciated!

Shelter Monitor Assistants

Shelter Monitor Assistants are needed for the following days/shifts: 8am-noon every other Saturday & Sunday; 4-8pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.

We are also looking for backups for the following days/shifts: 10am-4pm Monday-Friday; 4-8pm Monday-Friday.

Volunteers will be trained in what is expected during a particular shift. Must be at least 21.
Hope House of Manitowoc County
Contact:
Kristin Gresl
920-686-1436

Website: Go to website

Weekend Daytime Coverage
8-11am, 11am-2pm, 2-5pm
Weekend shifts are available for both Saturdays and Sundays during the day throughout the year.

Evening Hosting at Hope House
5-8pm

Evening hosts socialize with guests, welcome newcomers, and assist parents with children's needs. Evening hosts may conduct children's activities, help with homework, or assist a guest with a particular need.

Performing Miscellaneous Duties Around the House

Some miscellaneous duties are cleaning, washing laundry, handy work or organizing the donations that we receive, and special projects.
InCourage
Contact:
Melissa Charles
920-585-4588

Website: Go to website
Children's Services

Plan activities with children and/or families. Play games, do crafts, teach a skill, make a new snack, help with homework, supervise children in the shelter during support group, etc. Activities can be provided by families, adults or groups in the evening, weekends, or during the day in summer.

Shelter Helper

Assist residents as needed with daily living skills: applying for jobs and housing, making meals, budgeting, etc. Plan activities such as games or crafts for adults. Can be done anytime by individuals, families or groups.

Maintenance/Building & Grounds Volunteer

Looking for a maintenance volunteer (or several volunteers) that would be interested in a variety of tasks to help with upkeep of our building and grounds. This could include replacing lightbulbs, furnace filters, etc.; minor repairs in administrative and shelter buildings; ordering building and maintenance supplies; picking up food orders; shelving donated items in storeroom and rotating stock; sweeping near entryways and outside sitting areas; filling toilet paper, paper towel and soap dispensers; other maintenance duties as assigned. Must be at least 18.

Sexual Assault On-Call Advocacy (SAVS)

Are you calm under difficult situations? Are you skilled at offering support to those who have experienced trauma? We are looking for volunteers to be on call for two 12-hour shifts per month to provide crisis intervention and support for victims, family members, and friends. Twenty hours of training provided. Must be at least 18.
Lakeshore Humane Society
Contact:
Ariel Ducat
920-684-5401

Website: Go to website
Dog Walker
The basic function of a Dog Walker is to provide exercise and enrichment to the dogs in our care. This primarily includes dog walking and field trips to pre-approved locations. Must be at least 18 and have a valid driver's license.

Data Entry Clerk

The basic function of the Data Entry Clerk is to assist shelter staff with data input and update records previously entered into the system. Must have: excellent people skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to type 35 words per minute; the ability to learn quickly and navigate efficiently through computer software.

Animal Care Assistant

Assist with providing care for the animals at LHS! Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Prepping enrichment items
  • Cleaning cat cages
  • Washing dishes
  • Helping with laundry
  • Socializing with the cats
Manitowoc County Historical Society
Contact:
Devinne Fackelman
920-684-4445

Website: Go to website
Buildings & Grounds Maintenance
Various Positions

Volunteers are a vital part of MCHS’s success as a groundbreaking institution. By donating your time and talent, you help us build toward an exciting future. Join in the fun and become a volunteer! Meet new friends, experience a unique look at history and become part of the exceptional Manitowoc County Historical Society experience.

Shifts are available weekdays, weekends, and evenings. All areas of assistance are needed - Welcome Center front desk shifts, painting, grounds keeping and gardening, experience leaders, data entry... there is always something to do and fun to be had!

Must be at least 18.
Manitowoc County Human Services Department
Contact:
Erin Stiefvater
920-683-5036

Website: Go to website
CST Mentors
The youth involved in the CST program are in need of mentors. This has been one of the most successful services that the CST has offered to our youth, and due to program growth there is a greater need for mentors. Mentors are volunteers who are willing to dedicate one hour or more a week to youth in our community who would benefit from a consistent adult relationship. Must be at least 18.
Manitowoc Public Library
Website: Go to website

Adult Literacy Tutor
Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with adults seeking to improve basic literacy and English language skills. Tutoring times are flexible to suit volunteer's availability. Tutors typically spend about 2 hours/week tutoring. No prior tutoring or teaching experience is required - just patience and the desire to help another adult. Training is provided as are all tutoring materials. Must be at least 18.

Contact for this position:
Margo Meyer
920-686-3026
Point Beach State Forest Nature Center
Contact:
Jocelyn Boor
424-837-8889

Website: Go to website
Nature Center Volunteers
Open and supervise the Nature Center; maintain a safe environment for visitors; some visitor engagement. Orientation provided. Volunteer application needs to be completed. Must be at least 20.

Rahr-West Art Museum
Contact:
Diana Bolander
920-686-3090

Website: Go to website
Tour Guide
Tour guides will guide groups of visitors of all ages through the museum on guided tours and engage them in conversations and activities relating to exhibits. Enthusiasm for art and history are required. Tours generally occur during museum open hours, Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am – 4:00pm and weekends from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Primary audiences are grade school children and retired adults but vary by group. Must be at least 18.
The Salvation Army Manitowoc County
Contact:
Lori Hagenow
920-684-7117
or
Lisa Stricklin
920-684-7117

Website: Go to website

Application: Online application
Pantry Helper

The Pantry Helper assists clients as they select items from the food pantry. Other duties include stocking shelves/coolers and packing food orders for drive-up pantry clients. You may also be asked to distribute food to clients when they arrive for their drive-up orders. Mondays 9:00am-Noon (stocking and packing only) or 1:00-4:30pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00am-Noon or 1:00-4:00pm. Must be at least 18.

Pick-up Driver

Driver needed for food pick-ups from local grocery stores and restaurants using The Salvation Army 12-passenger and/or box truck. It is helpful if driver is DOT certified allowing for more flexibility with scheduling. This is not a requirement for the Wednesday pick-up opportunity.

Pick-up drivers needed Monday - Wednesday 8:00-10:00am and Friday 8:00-10:00am. If you are willing to stay a little longer and weigh and count the items picked up, that is greatly appreciated, but not required.

Volunteer application, Driver MVR paperwork, as well as Safe from Harm Training required. DOT physical clearance expense is covered by The Salvation Army.
Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice
Contact:
Tracy Arens
920-467-1800 or 1-866-467-2011

Website: Go to website

Friendly Patient Visitors

Make someone smile today! Volunteers work with our hospice patients and families by offering the gift of companionship through:

  • Playing cards
  • Social visits
  • Quiet presence
  • Respite care for families
  • Reading
  • Laughs

Volunteers have the choice of visiting patients with times and day flexible to meet your schedule.

No One Dies Alone (NODA) Patient Visits

Volunteers needed for Compassionate Vigil are a part of our No One Dies Alone (NODA) program who offer support and a comforting presence, ensuring that patients at the end of life are never alone. This is done by providing a quiet, compassionate presence, companionship, or respite to family members with a comforting touch, a listening ear to a patient in their final stages of life.

Current locations include patient homes or nursing facilities.

We ask our NODA volunteers to have the ability to sit for up to two or more hours at a time, and most importantly, have the qualities of compassion and empathy. Our NODA patient visits typically run from 8:00pm-8:00am, taking two, three or four hours of that timeframe with other volunteers.

Honoring those who have Served

If you're a current or former member of the military or Foreign Service, you qualify to be a part of this distinguished group of volunteers.

Honor veterans receiving end of life hospice services by becoming a "We Honor Veterans" volunteer at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice:

  • Help recognize veteran patients with veteran-to-veteran We Honor Veterans Pinning Ceremony.

  • Provide social visits and companionship to a veteran hospice patient.
Two Rivers Senior Center
Website: Go to website

Facebook Page: Go to FB page
BINGO Facilitators

Every Friday we have BINGO Brunch, where both individuals and businesses can come in, provide light brunch food, and facilitate BINGO. The commitment would be 8:45-11:15am on the Friday of your choosing. Let Megan Marchant know if you or your staff would be interested in participating by emailing her at megmar@two-rivers.org.
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Contact:
Greg Lutz
920-793-7266

Website: Go to website
Pub Desk Greeter
Greet and direct guests to the rooftop bar. Be available to assist with cleanup at the end of the evening. Answer questions and monitor museum entrances and galleries.

Tour Group Docent

Greet bus tour groups and give them instructions/direction upon arrival. Help organize the group into smaller groups for tours. If requested, be a gallery guide and answer questions. Assist the groups with any special needs during the visit.

Education Assistant

Assist with school groups by teaching a program to students, reading books to young children, and/or giving gallery tours (maybe on the submarine too). Shifts and hours will vary depending on group sizes and visit times.

Tour Assistant

Sit at our Tour Guide desk and help visitors with our new audio tour. Assist them in downloading or using it, give directions for getting into the sub, go over the rules, answer questions, and monitor the security cameras.

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