UNITED WAY MANITOWOC COUNTY'S
VOLUNTEER CENTER NEWSLETTER

AUGUST 2022

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
LAKESHORE BALLOON GLOW
Friday, August 19 - 5:00-9:00pm
Contact:
Karen Nichols
The Chamber of Manitowoc County
920-684-5575


Lakeshore Balloon Glow Volunteers
  • Setup (3:00-5:00 PM):Help get grounds set-up for event.

  • Kids Area Volunteers (5:00-7:00 PM): Help the kids with inflatable bounce houses.

  • Kids Area Volunteers - Beverages (5:00-8:00 PM): Help sell water and juice in the kids area.

  • Volunteer Check-in/T-Shirts (5:00-7:30PM): Check-in volunteers and distribute t-shirts.

  • Bartenders Servers (5:00-7:00PM & 7:00-9:00PM): Help serve beer/beverages.

  • Bartenders Runners (5:00-7:00PM & 7:00-9:00PM): Bar back position to keep the area running smoothly.

  • Beer Tub Filler (5:00-7:00PM & 7:00-9:00PM): Help move beer from trailer to bar area.

  • Balloon Handlers (7:30-9:30 PM): Help tether balloons down during glow.

  • Glow Attendant/Security (7:30-9:30 PM): Walk around during the Glow to keep an eye on crowd and help where needed.

  • ID Checker/Wristband Station (5:00-8:30 PM): Check IDs using scanners, put on wristbands.

  • Clean Up (9:00-10:00 PM): Help clean-up the grounds after the event.
UNITY WALK
Sunday, September 18
Contact:
Natasha Khan
920-860-7615
Unity Walk Volunteers

Booths and Activities at Washington Park in Manitowoc following the Walk

Set-up: Arrive at Washington Park by 11:00am

Take-down: Arrive at Washington Park by 4:45pm

Must be at least 18.
ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore
Contact:
Olivia Delikowski
920-683-4180 Ext. 2723

Website: Go to website

Wellness Prevention Programs:
Home Delivered Meal Drivers
Looking for Meals on Wheels Drivers at our Manitowoc and Reedsville Meal Sites. Each day we deliver meals to the homebound between 11 am - 1 pm. Pickup occurs at the Manitowoc Senior Center or the Senior Apartment Complex in Reedsville with a pre determined route for fastest deliveries. We are currently practicing contactless delivery and have increased all safety measures during the global pandemic. Must be at least 18.

Prevention Program Facilitator

At the ADRC, we are passionate about educating and empowering older adults to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle through our evidence based prevention programs. As a facilitator, you would teach a class once a week for 6 or 7 weeks depending on the class. The class ranges anywhere from 2-2.5 hours and you only need to hold one class to keep your status active. The classes available for teaching are Stepping On - a falls prevention class - and Living Well With Chronic Conditions. 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

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.

Hospital Elder Life Program Volunteers

The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is an innovative program designed to maximize the hospital experience of older patients. Being in the hospital can be difficult for an older person and can cause a decline in their physical and mental abilities. HELP strives to keep the older patients' minds and bodies active, speeding the healing and recovery process.

You will receive specific training in four volunteer intervention programs including: daily visitor, mealtime assistance, early mobilization, and therapeutic activities. You will be able to provide encouragement and companionship to older patients and families.

This is a 6-month minimum commitment with one 3-4 hour shift per week. Must be at least 18. 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 Jeanne Clark at 414-219-5406 or jeanne.clark@aah.org.
Aurora at Home Hospice


Contact:
Lexi Pirman
920-627-5306
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.



Memory Bear Maker

Are you skilled at creating, sewing or crafting and interested in helping from the comfort of your own home? If so, being a Memory Bear Maker is just for you! We are looking for volunteers to help impact our families by creating memory bears. We provide training, patterns and necessary supplies for the memory bear program, and the families will provide the material for the bears. ** Must reside in Manitowoc County so we can bring the materials for the bear to you.* Must be at least 18.

Big Brothers Big Sisters WI Shoreline

Contact:
Denise Wittstock
920-458-0111

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.
Capitol Civic Centre

Contact:
Melyssa Behnke
920-686-6422

Website: Go to website
Various Positions
Our volunteer staff plays a vital role in shaping the impressions and perceptions that patrons experience at our venue. For many who come to the theatre, you are the only personnel with whom they will have contact. All volunteers have the opportunity to make a positive impression on our patrons. 

Current volunteers are needed in the following areas: ushering, security, bartending, and ticket taking.
CASA of East Central Wisconsin
Contact:
Darian Kaderabek
920-323-8141

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
Contact:
Heidi Gossen
920-740-0010

Website: Go to website
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:
Dawn Matte
920-973-4357

Website: Go to website

Client Advocates

3-4 hour shifts 1x per week; 10:00am-1:00pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm Monday-Thursday

Meet with moms and dads who are expecting a baby or have small children as they participate in parenting classes that they watch online or at The Crossing. Training is provided.
Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
Contact:
Abigail Martin
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

More volunteer positions: Go to website

Piano Player

Looking for someone to play music enjoyed by seniors while having sing-a-longs. Wednesdays once or twice per month for one hour (starting at 12:30pm or 1:30pm.

Charcoal Griller
Volunteer griller needed around or on the dates of Father's Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day. The amount of food to be grilled will be determined at each event. Food to be served at 11:30am.

Line Dance Leader

Introduce and lead a group of seniors in line dancing. Walkers may be used. Dates and times to be determined.
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). Contact Suzanne at 920-682-4688, option 7. You can volunteer as often as fits your schedule.

´╗┐Tend Garden Beds
Contact Suzanne at 920-682-4688, option 7. You can volunteer as often as fits your schedule.

Warming Shelter Volunteers

The Manitowoc Warming Shelter is projected to open in Winter 2022 for the season. We plan to initially be based at First Presbyterian Church, 502 N. 8th St., downtown Manitowoc. Positions to be filled include:

  • Night Monitors - 8:00pm-8:00am in 4-hour shifts

  • Daily Setup - 7:00-8:00pm

  • Daily Checkin - 7:30-9:00pm

  • Daily Cleanup - 7:30-8:30am

  • Daily Food Service coordinated by Grow It Forward


You can also contact Pastor Matt Sauer for more information about ways to support this program: matt@mcunited.com or 920-860-6880.
Grow It Forward
Contact:
Nicole Bence
920-645-9467, Ext. 2
Program Opportunities
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.
Holy Family Memorial
Contact:
Susan Senglaub
920-320-2396

Website: Go to website
Network Mailroom Volunteer
Our volunteers help sort incoming and outgoing mail. They also process all USPS mail by weighing and applying proper postage. They deliver mail throughout the hospital as well. We are looking for volunteers who are comfortable working with others, ability to keep all information strictly confidential. Also would need ability to walk throughout hospital for the mail delivery route. Must be at least 16.
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:
Laura Falvey
920-684-4661

Website: Go to website
Maintenance Volunteer

Seeking individual(s) to help with maintenance needs 5-10 hours per week. Some of the duties would include: empty trash cans and recycling; replace lightbulbs, furnace filters, etc.; minor repairs; patching and painting; shelve donated items in storeroom. 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.
Manitowoc County Historical Society
Contact:
Devinne Fackelman
920-684-4445

Website: Go to website

Buildings & Grounds Maintenance
Help with general repairs, and other projects on the historic structures at Pinecrest Village. This can include general cleaning, gardening, painting, woodworking, etc. Must be at least 18.
 
Experience Interpreter

Encourage and support guests in connecting to history in new and hands-on ways in our historic structures of Pinecrest Village. Please note if you have area(s)/building of interest. Training and clothing is provided. 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 needed - 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
Red Cross
Contact:
Amber Carey
1-800-733-2767

Website: Go to website
Disaster Dispatchers
Work 1-2 shifts per month from home. Dispatchers answer calls from Fire Departments, Police Departments and clients, offering assistance due to home fires, flooding and natural disasters. Must be at least 18.

Blood Donor Ambassadors

Help out at blood drives by checking in donors, giving them their name tag, making sure they have a snack and drink before they leave, making them comfortable and thanking them for saving lives through blood donation.
The Salvation Army Manitowoc County
Contact:
Lisa Stricklin
920-684-7117

Website: Go to website

Application: Print an application
Pantry Helper
The Pantry Helper assists by selecting food items for clients that have scheduled a pantry appointment. Other duties include stocking shelves and coolers. You may also be asked to distribute food to clients when they arrive for their appointment. Mondays 9:00am-Noon or 1:00-4:30pm; Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:00am-Noon or 1:00-4:00pm. Must be at least 18.
Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice
Contact:
Tracy Arens
1-866-467-2011
or

Website: Go to website

Patient Companion Volunteers
Currently, volunteers work with our home hospice patients by offering the gift of companionship to our patients and families through social visits, quiet presence, respite care for families, reading, laughs, and friendship. Online orientation, Zoom meetings, and training is provided to ensure you feel comfortable and prepared. Volunteers have the choice of visiting patients in homes with times and day flexible to meet your schedule. Must be at least 18.

Cosmetologists

Are you a licensed Cosmetologist who would like to assist us with helping our patients look and feel their best? These individuals would provide haircuts, styles and grooming services to our hospice patients. This is on an as-needed, patient request basis. Location: wherever the patient calls home. Must be at least 18.
Two Rivers Senior Center
Contact:
Heather Ihlenfeldt
920-793-5590

Website: Go to website

Facebook Page: Go to FB page
Kitchen Assistant
We are looking for help packaging meals for our Home Delivered Meals program and to wash dishes after meals are served. You can help once a week, a few time a month, or any time in between. Hours are 9:45am-12:45pm.

Home Delivered Meals Driver

Driver to deliver meals to shut-ins. Multiple routes open Monday-Friday at 11:00am. Takes one hour on average. Must be at least 18.

TRUST Car Driver

Drive seniors to appointments on the TRUST Car schedule. Mondays 9:00am-3:00pm and substitutes. Must be at least 18.

Home Delivered Meals Delivery Driver

The Home Delivered Meal program offers many opport
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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