MAY 2023

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

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Karen Schweitzer-Olson

May 4, 5 & 6
Help Heart-A-Rama celebrate its 51st year of fundraising for the American Heart Association and providing AEDs in Manitowoc County. With the help of volunteers like you, over $3 million has been raised.

Opportunities to help at the show include selling shirts, paper, Beerntsen's chocolates, heart art, can koozies, or bartending. You can do this as an individual or as a group. Must be at least 21.

Volunteers will meet at the J. E. Hamilton Community House in Two Rivers by 6:10pm. You will be trained on your responsibilities, and then sell before the show, enjoy the show from the balcony (no admission!), sell at intermission, and then continue to enjoy the show or feel free to leave.
Chelsea Braun

Spring Cleanup
June 3 and June 10 @ 9:00am
Dress for the weather! We will be tackling some needed spring activities - getting the Ranch ready and having a good time!

Laura Drida
United Way Day of Action
Friday, June 16 - 8:00am-Noon
Day of Action is an annual United Way day of service. It's a hands-on event that brings our community together on one day as we volunteer side by side and give back to our community.

Day of Action is for everyone: families, neighbors, friends, companies, clubs/groups.

For more details and to sign up: https://bit.ly/3nbrA1Q
Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore

Website: Go to website
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.
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.


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.

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

Lexi Pirman

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

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.

Golf Planning Committee

Big Brothers Big Sisters WI Shoreline is looking for passionate minds who want to help plan the most fun, impactful golf event ever! Fore Kids' Sake will take place Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at Autumn Ridge in Valders. Planning starts in March 2023 so don't wait to reach out and learn more! Please contact Becky Wilhelm at 920.458.0111 or becky@bbbswishoreline.org if you're interested in further details.
Board on Aging & Long Term Care

Kim Verstegen
Volunteer Coord. for Manitowoc County

Learn more: Go to website
Volunteer Ombudsman
Volunteer Ombudsmen make a difference in the lives of nursing home residents by: advocating for residents; being the voice for residents; educating residents, families and staff about resident rights; empowering residents to speak for themselves; listening to the residents; and acting as the eyes and ears of the Regional Ombudsman. Must be at least 18.
Boys and Girls Club of Manitowoc County

Connor Schultz
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

Tatum Chupita

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
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
Chelsea Braun

Website: Go to website
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
Dawn Matte

More volunteers needed. Find the application on our website at crossingmanitowoc.org or call 920-973-4357 with any questions or to make an appointment.
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
Abigail Winkel

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
Debbie Pitsch
920-684-7171, Ext. 276

Cafe Volunteer

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.

Chapel Escorts

Escort residents to and from our beautiful Blessed Angela Chapel. Arrive at approximately 8:55am and work alongside another volunteer to escort residents to a from the 9:30am Catholic mass. Space permitting, volunteers may take part in the 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). 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.
Froedtert Health
Susan Senglaub

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.


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
Nicole Bence
920-645-9467, Ext. 2
Program Opportunities
Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum
Jeff Duke


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
Jenine Soucoup

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
Kristin Gresl

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

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.
Melissa Charles

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
Ariel Ducat

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
Devinne Fackelman

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
Erin Stiefvater

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
Point Beach State Forest Nature Center
Jocelyn Boor

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
Diana Bolander

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.
Red Cross
Amber Carey

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
Lisa Stricklin

Website: Go to website

Application: Print an 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.
Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice
Tracy Arens

Website: Go to website

We Honor Veterans Honors Coordinator-Volunteer
Seeking a dynamic individual with a veteran centric mindset to assist the Volunteer Coordinator in scheduling Veteran Honors our Veteran patients we serve. This role consists of making calls and reaching out to veterans and their families on our hospice services to set up and coordinate veteran honor ceremonies.

Some of the duties that the We Honor Veterans Honors Coordinator volunteer would be responsible for would be some of the following:

  1. Work with Volunteer Coordinators to get a list of names of veterans that need to be contacted.
  2. Contact the family and/or the veteran and set up a preferred time for Veteran honors to take place.
  3. Work directly with the We Honor Veterans Volunteer group to schedule volunteers to honor patient and coordination of scheduled time.
Two Rivers Senior Center
Website: Go to website

Facebook Page: Go to FB page
BINGO Facilitator

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.


Mornings 9:00am-Noon

Contact Mary Omillian at maromi@two-rivers.org or 920-793-5596.

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. Contact Mary Omillian at maromi@two-rivers.org or 920-793-5596.

Home Delivered Meals Driver

Driver to deliver meals to seniors. Multiple routes open Monday-Friday at 11:00am. Takes one hour on average. Must be at least 18. Contact Mary Omillian at maromi@two-rivers.org or 920-793-5596.

TRUST Car Driver

Drive seniors to appointments on the TRUST Car schedule. Mondays 9:00am-3:00pm and substitutes. Must be at least 18. Contact Mary Omillian at maromi@two-rivers.org or 920-793-5596.
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Greg Lutz

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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