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Volunteers of the Week
The Shonkwilers are our Volunteers of the Week!

The Shonkwilers have proven that volunteering can be a family affair. Jean, the matriarch, has lent her skills as a professional photographer to local community theater Evergreen Productions for several years. Daughter Katie has participated on stage in productions and has assisted with hair and makeup. She also has used her creative abilities to produce videos to promote each theatrical production on social media. Both Jean and Katie serve on the marketing committee. Youngest daughter Sara has performed on stage. And family patriarch Norman has assisted with building sets, served on the fundraising committee and the board of directors, and showed his skills onstage.

The Shonkwilers' volunteer work has helped Evergreen reach more community members and spread the importance of the arts and theater in everyone's life. Besides saving the organization thousands of dollars each year by donating their services, the family has provided invaluable leadership and knowledge. They are always willing to step up and lend a hand, but are modest about their contributions and never expect any accolades. Thank you to the Shonkwiler family for your can-do spirit, which makes you all such valuable volunteers for Evergreen!
Please Join Us (Virtually)!
2021 WPS Volunteer Awards
Join us for the FREE virtual event!
Thursday, April 22, 2021
You’re invited to the 2021 virtual WPS Volunteer Awards on April 22, which will premiere at 8:00 am. This event is first and foremost a celebration of some of our community’s best and most devoted volunteers. It is truly inspirational, as it highlights the powerful things people can accomplish when they give of their time, talent, and energy. Additionally, with your support, funds raised at the event allow the Volunteer Center to continue to create a stronger community by engaging volunteers to support nonprofit partners.

Click here to learn more and to register (all individuals, including nominees, must register to ensure they receive the virtual event information). Attendees will receive a link to participate prior to the event.

Please be our guest as we recognize and thank the volunteers in our area who are doing so much to help others and help our community!
Please note: The information below was accurate as of the time of publication. With the current COVID-19 situation, please understand that plans can change rapidly. Contact the organizations listed for the most up-to-date information.
Dated Volunteer Opportunities
Outdoor Park Cleanup Volunteers - April and May
Rake leaves, weed gardens, clear brush, and help with other lawn and garden maintenance tasks. Shifts: Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:00-3:00 pm, or 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
Heritage Hill State Park - Nick Backhaus
920-448-5150, nick@heritagehillgb.org
Broadway Egg-stravaganza Volunteers -
April 3
Help hide eggs throughout the Broadway District, then after the event, retrieve any that aren't found. Shifts: 8:30-10:00 am and 12:00-1:00 pm. Minimum age: 16 to volunteer on your own, though ages 14-15 may work with a parent. Click here to sign up.
On Broadway Inc. - Allie Thut
920-569-3425, allie@onbroadway.org
Volunteer Orientation Sessions - April 10 and 24
Attend ONE of these sessions from 9:00-10:00 am and learn what volunteer roles are available, plus meet the staff and receive a tour of their facility. Great volunteer opportunities exist for the entire family, faith communities, and corporate groups. Jobs include cashier, merchandise prep, and donation pick-up assistant. Location: 1967 Allouez Ave., Green Bay. RSVP to Julia below or sign up here (space is limited to four people per session). If these times don't work for you, contact the ReStore and they will schedule at your convenience. Children as young as 14 may volunteer if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Julia Drobeck
920-338-1650, jdrobeck@restoregb.org
Stamp Giveaway Volunteers - April 15
Hand out stamps to customers as they go in and out of the post office located at 790 Hansen Rd E in Green Bay. Shift: 12:00-1:00 pm. Minimum age: 13.
Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell
920-494-2289, vickienell@acts18.org
Bag Stuffing Volunteers - April 15
Volunteers are needed to help stuff art supply bags. The Art Garage's mission is to encourage an appreciation for and participation in the visual, performing, and literary arts, while Creative Kids Rock celebrates the creative artistic strengths of children with dyslexia. These two organizations are bringing to the community the Mobile Artist program, which will motivate youth and families to embrace their individuality, express themselves creatively, and follow their artistic dreams without the distress of worrying about the cost. These creative to-go kits will be available free of cost to underprivileged individuals in Green Bay and surrounding areas, and a live, virtual workshop will be offered to help complete the chosen project. Shift: 9:00-11:00 am. Minimum age: 16.
The Art Garage - Tristin St. Mary
920-448-6800, tstmary@theartgarage.org
Earth Week Extravaganza - April 18-24
Come any time throughout the week and help clean up the Downtown Green Bay and Olde Main Street districts. And win some prizes! This is a fun and safe, socially distanced way to get outside and involved with the community. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details. To ensure a contactless event, you are encouraged to bring your own trash bags, gloves, and items to pick up litter. Do not pick up litter with bare hands, and please maintain proper social distancing while you stroll through the districts.
Downtown Green Bay, Inc. & Olde Main Street, Inc. - Sally Ebeling
Garden Mentor Training Sessions - April 20-21
Are you an experienced gardener, ready to help a new gardener grow? Become a garden mentor! Participate in one of the orientation sessions and become a certified Brown County volunteer, then receive a mentoring guide filled with helpful handouts, tips, and a schedule of topics to cover (there’s also room for flexibility and creativity). Mentors will be paired with a new gardener who has received a garden box through the New Leaf Garden Blitz or rented a plot at a Brown County Community Garden. Pairs are asked to meet five times over the course of the growing season at the mentee’s home garden or community garden plot. April 20, 6:00-7:00 pm; April 21, 9:00-10:00 am. Minimum age: 18. Sign up for an orientation session here.
New Leaf Garden Blitz and Brown County Community Gardens - Margaret Franchino
Foster Dog Training Session - April 21
Do dogs touch your soul? Have you always wanted to help dogs that haven't found their 'fur'-ever homes yet? Looking for dog-loving volunteers who want to foster through Lucky 7 Dog Rescue. Could you give a dog a place to lay his head until a family finds them? You will be paid with a happy heart and doggy kisses. Training session: 6:30-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 18. Fill out an application here.
Lucky 7 Dog Rescue - Denise Faulhaber
920-366-0980, l7fosterteam@gmail.com
Transportation Volunteers - May-August
Drive kids to and from visits with their parents or appointments during the summer. A typical transport includes picking up a child at daycare or their home and transporting them to Brown County's Family Center, located on the west side of Green Bay, for a two-hour visit. After the visit, children typically need to be transported home or back to daycare. Flexible shifts, though most requests fall between 8:00 am-6:00 pm (take as few or as many transports as you'd like). Minimum age: 18.
Brown County Health and Human Services - Jamie Chaudoir
Watershed Cleanup Volunteers - May 1
Each year, hundreds of volunteers visit one of 60+ sites coordinated throughout the Fox River/Wolf River watershed to remove garbage and debris. This cleanup aims to build a sense of community and increase understanding of the environmental stewardship necessary to improve water quality in our region. Volunteers will start their morning by checking in with their site leader, then grab their supplies, spread out, and clean up at their chosen sites, which are located along the Fox River, the Wolf River, Lake Butte des Morts, Lake Winnebago, and the bay of Green Bay. 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Volunteers under age 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance - Kelly Reyer
920-915-1502, kelly@fwwa.org
Garden Blitz Event Volunteers - May 20-23
To 'blitz' Green Bay with gardens, volunteers will build garden boxes on Thursday, May 20; deliver and fill with soil on Friday and Saturday, May 21-22; and finish delivering garden boxes and clean up New Leaf's site at the Brown County Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 23. There will also be accessible opportunities for this event. May 20, 2:00-5:00 pm and 5:00-8:00 pm;
May 21-23, 8:30 am-12:00 pm and 12:30-4:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
New Leaf Foods, Inc. - Maryssa Paulsen
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
Ongoing/Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities
Prepping, Caulking and Painting Volunteers - Ongoing
Acts 1:8 Ministry needs individuals, pairs, or groups to work on a project updating their buildings. Do you have some extra time this spring or summer? Are you part of a Bible study group looking for a project to assist a nonprofit? Help out for a day, a week or every day for two weeks. They will work with your schedule. Minimum age: 13.
Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell
920-494-2289 x301, vickienell@acts18.org
Walk Planning Volunteers - Ongoing
Serve on the 2021 Green Bay Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee. These individuals play an active role in the planning, team recruitment, team retention, and execution of the event, which takes place in person on September 25. It is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research; this disease is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. All skills needed to help with both large and small projects before, during, and after the Walk. Students can volunteer with an adult. Click here for more information.
Alzheimer's Association - Linda Braun
414-248-7525, libraun@alz.org
'Longest Day' Volunteers - Ongoing
This is a do-it-yourself event that allows anyone to use activities they enjoy to help fight Alzheimer’s disease by raising funds and awareness for care, support, and research. Events happen year-round, then on the summer solstice (June 20), thousands of participants worldwide stand up to the darkness of this disease and celebrate the longest day of the year. Join and lead your own event. Go to alz.org/TLD to register or learn more. Thank you for joining the fight to #ENDALZ!
Alzheimer's Association - Cari Josephson
920-609-1342, cajosephson@alz.org
Personalized Coaching Volunteers - Ongoing
Brain Center of Green Bay is in need of volunteers to assist with its coaching program. Medical, social work or nursing backgrounds are preferred. Individuals with experience in caregiving and/or working with individuals with brain disease, brain disorders or brain conditions are also encouraged to connect with them. Coaches will receive training and be connected with a coach mentor. Various shifts.
Brain Center of Green Bay - Christine Vanden Hoogen
Pals Program Mentors - Ongoing
Volunteer mentors spend time in a recreational or learning activity with a child, age 3 or older, that has been referred by Brown County Child Protective Services. Volunteer mentors help the child adjust to the separation or loss of a parent, enhance self-esteem and confidence, and learn new skills. Matches are invited to attend a fun activity each month that is free of charge. Matches are based on compatibility and can continue for as long as both parties are interested, though it is hoped that volunteers would engage with their Pal for a minimum of one year. Minimum age: 18.
Brown County Health and Human Services - Jenna Durkee
E-Commerce Support - Ongoing
Assist with the rental and online resale/repurpose store, which uses donated items to help support families struggling financially because of a medical crisis. Duties include taking pictures, pricing and positioning items, and downloading onto e-commerce apps. At-home or in-store opportunities available. Various shifts, based on the Benefit Tree's need and the volunteers' availability. Minimum age: 18.
Community Benefit Tree Inc. - Heidi Frederickson
Volunteer Drivers - Ongoing
The impact of COVID-19 has significantly disrupted Curative Connections' transportation services program and is posing a threat to their ability to provide low-cost rides to those with no other way to get to essential appointments. They are seeking volunteers to drive seniors and people with disabilities to and from appointments, jobs, the grocery store, and more. Volunteers will offer door-to-door assistance to clients as needed. Curative provides training, vehicles, gas, and insurance. No CDL or heavy lifting required. Volunteers must have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and a good driving record. Minimum age: 18. Click here to learn more.
Curative Connections - Tina Whetung
Foster Grandparent Program Volunteers - Ongoing
The Encompass Foster Grandparent Program is looking for seniors interested in volunteering their time with children ages 0-6 years old. This program is funded through state and federal dollars. Flexible shifts, pick the hours you wish between 6:15 am-6:00 pm. Minimum age: 55. Click here for more information.
Encompass Foster Grandparent Program - Jessica Blatz
920-785-9710, jblatz@encompasswi.org
Sidewalking Volunteers - Ongoing
Volunteers who assist during riding sessions start in the role of side walker for a minimum of two weeks. Volunteers with horsemanship experience can complete the horse lead assessment to become horse leaders. Sidewalking duties include: interacting with clients; assisting during mount and dismount; and assisting the client during activities such as grooming the horse, playing games, and other tasks. Training is provided. Various shifts: 10:00 am-7:00 pm. Minimum age: 14.
Exceptional Equestrians - Molly Kafka
Science Communication Intern - Ongoing
This unpaid intern will help administer guided virtual tours using prepared virtual materials. This individual will schedule tours and follow predetermined scripts according to age group and program. A well-qualified individual will have a science and/or communication background, will be comfortable using online platforms such as Zoom, and will have the ability to answer science-based questions. This could be a credited internship, depending on your educational institution. Flexible shifts, 2-3 hours per week. Minimum age: 18.
The Farmory - Morgan Emmel
920-621-6869, morgan@nwgreenbay.org
Green Bay Film Festival Volunteers - Ongoing
A screener watches submitted films and scores them based on a variety of criteria. These submitted scores help the programmers select which films will be viewed at the festival. Categories include Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Children & Family, Native American, and Wisconsin films. A programmer is a screener willing to extend his or her screening time and attend meetings to determine the films that are chosen for the festival. The time extension may require additional viewing time during the screening period. Make your own schedule; weekly time commitment ranges from 1.5 to 3 hours. Minimum age: 17.
Film Green Bay - Caitlin Schuchart
Board of Directors Volunteers - Ongoing
Golden House is looking for board members with an emphasis on diversification to represent the population they serve. Board meets once per month, generally 5:15-6:30 pm on the last Thursday.
Golden House Inc. - Sherrill Revolinski

Finance Committee Volunteers - Ongoing
Golden House is seeking committee members with experience in banking, financial accounting, treasury management, or financial analysis. Committee meets once per month at 8:00 am on the third Wednesday.
Golden House Inc. - Sherrill Revolinski
Gardening Volunteers - Ongoing through September
Heritage Hill is seeking volunteers to help preserve and beautify their grounds by planting, weeding, and maintaining three historic and three perennial gardens in their 56-acre park, beginning in April. Bring your own gardening gloves, but other garden tools will be provided. Various shifts: Tuesdays-Fridays, anytime 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
Heritage Hill State Park - Kim DeCock
920-448-5150, kim@heritagehillgb.org
Virtual Homebuyer Education Class Facilitator Volunteer - Ongoing
Assist in facilitating a virtual class for the Homeownership Center at NeighborWorks Green Bay. Duties may include taking roll call of class participants, monitoring the class while on Zoom, directing chat-box questions to the instructor (homeownership advisor, Realtor, or lender), and organizing and filing participant records after class. The volunteer should be able to troubleshoot technology associated with the Zoom conferencing platform and Microsoft PowerPoint to provide a fluid and connected experience for the class. Additionally, this volunteer should be proficient in Microsoft Word to complete proper documentation for filing. Monthly, various days, 4:30-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 18. Click here to apply.
NeighborWorks Green Bay - Morgan Emmel
920-593-3714, morgan@nwgreenbay.org
Garden Blitz Management Volunteers - Ongoing through May
Help ensure the success of the 2021 Garden Blitz event (which involves building, delivering, and filling garden boxes throughout the Green Bay area) by becoming a mentor gardener, driving a truck, or handing out flyers and postcards in your neighborhood. Various shifts from 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
New Leaf Foods, Inc. - Maryssa Paulsen
920-360-5071, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
Children's Zoo Ambassadors - Ongoing
NEW Zoo Ambassadors will share stories to connect their guests with their animals and foster appreciation for wildlife, while ensuring the safety of guest and animal interactions in the Children's Zoo. Scheduling is flexible, but volunteers are currently needed every weekend (more frequently in the spring/summer). Must be friendly and outgoing, with a passion for sharing a love of animals. Successful completion of their training program is required, much of which can be done from the comfort of your own home. Various shifts, typically 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 12:00-2:00 pm this time of year. Minimum age: 16; volunteers ages 8-15 can work with an adult.
NEW Zoo & Adventure Park - Angela Kawski
920-662-2405, volunteer@newzoo.org
West Side Thrift Store Expansion Volunteers - Ongoing through April
Assist their management team in organizing merchandise, stocking, tagging, and filling their shelves and racks. Some opportunities could include assisting with store layout to attract customers, helping customers on the dock, or helping maintain the cleanliness of the sales floor. Let them know what YOU like to do! Various shifts between 9:00 am-7:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
St. Vincent de Paul of Green Bay - Joyce Aiello
920-435-4040, joycea@svdpgb.org
Blood Drive Registration Attendant - Ongoing
Volunteers will help register blood donors as they enter and encourage donors to sign up for future blood drives. Various shifts. Minimum age: 18.
The Community Blood Center - Heather Du Vall

Donor Center Cafe Attendant - Ongoing
Café volunteers arrange the snacks, juice, coffee, and water available for donors once they have completed their donation, as well as converse with donors and confirm they are feeling healthy post-donation. This is a highly rewarding position, as you are taking care of donors to ensure they have a great experience and want to return! Opportunities available at the donor centers in Appleton, Little Chute, and Oshkosh. Various shifts. Minimum age: 16.
The Community Blood Center - Heather Du Vall

Blood Donors Needed - Ongoing
About one hour is all it takes to provide the lifesaving gift of blood to patients in our local hospitals. Right here in our community, volunteer blood donors are connecting lives and sharing life through blood donation, which couldn't be more important. There is no substitute for human blood, so when a local patient is facing cancer treatment, surgical procedure or the uncertainty of a traumatic injury, it is volunteer donors who help ensure that the needed blood is on hand. And the need is great. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. requires blood -- that's 35,000 blood donations needed every day! Weekly blood drives from 12:00-4:30 pm at Bay Park Square Mall. Minimum age: 16.
The Community Blood Center - Heather Du Vall
Dishwashing Volunteers - Ongoing
The Salvation Army is serving lunch in a to-go, drive-through fashion to community members. They are looking for someone to help with dishes any weekday, preferably on a daily basis. Dishes include mostly cookware, large serving trays, and utensils. Some lifting, bending, and all standing required for this role. Shifts: Monday-Friday 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Renee Main
Social Media Intern Volunteer - Ongoing
Forward-thinking, fast-paced non-profit is looking for an unpaid intern with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media platforms. Duties include: monitoring and posting on blogs, forums, and social networks; assisting with online outreach and promotion using Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.; creating images for media posts; writing copy for posts in order to grow social media presence; and utilization of social media to promote events. Approximately two hours per week.
The Spine Project - Dr. Julie Wyss

Marketing Intern Volunteer - Ongoing
The Spine Project seeks an unpaid intern who can participate in various stages of print and online marketing campaigns in coordination with their social media team. Brand awareness and donor recognition are key components for this position. Connection and an outgoing personality are crucial for the success of this position. Approximately 10-12 hours per month.
The Spine Project - Dr. Julie Wyss
Madison Street Boutique Volunteer Sales Associates - Ongoing
Volunteers will work with customers who are shopping at the Madison Street Boutique located at the YWCA Green Bay. This social enterprise of the Women's Empowerment Center helps fund all the programs they provide to underrepresented girls and women. Volunteers will handle cash and clothing and focus on customer service. Shifts: Wednesdays, 2:00-5:00 pm; Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
YWCA of Greater Green Bay, Inc. - Suzanne Wittman
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