Volunteer Connect

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Volunteer of the Week

Kim Diaz is our 2022 WPS Volunteer Awards Leadership

runner-up and our volunteer of the week!


It's been said that if we respect plants, we'll respect people. Kim is the very embodiment of respect for both plants and people. She has brought together her passions for environmental sustainability, cultivating community, access to healthy food, and caring for one’s mental and physical health by giving generously of her time and talents to a wide variety of pursuits. She's been active with New Leaf Foods, New Leaf Garden Blitz, Baird Creek Parkway Preservation Foundation, Sustainable Green Bay Food & Health Team, Helfenstein Soup Council, and Veterans Manor.


Kim has served tirelessly as a board member for New Leaf Foods for the past 11 years, during which time she proposed and implemented the New Leaf Garden Blitz, an urban food gardening program that inspires families to grow their own food by building and distributing garden boxes and offering support and mentorship through the growing season. Since 2014, more than 800 garden boxes have been distributed to individuals, families, businesses, non-profit organizations, and schools. Kim is truly changing our community and leading us into the future by teaching us the importance of understanding where our food comes from and the impact it has on our bodies and our environment. Thank you, Kim, for all you do!


Click here to find this story on our Facebook page!

Dated Volunteer Opportunities

Moving Help - Through August

Volunteers will be loading trucks with furniture and boxes from Golden House, then bringing furniture into temporary locations and setting it up. Shifts: 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm, weekdays from August 8-26. Other hours and weekends are also a possibility. To sign up as an individual or a group, use these links:

For week 1 (August 8-12), click here.

For week 2 (August 15-19), click here.

For week 3 (August 22-26), click here.

Minimum age: 18 is preferred; high school volunteers are welcome with some supervision. 

Golden House - Jodi Mikulsky

920-435-0100, jodi@goldenhousegb.org

Blood Drive Medical Screeners - Through August

Medical screener volunteers join the blood collections staff to ensure timely processing of donors at blood drives. Screeners collect and confirm donor demographics and health histories, determine procedure eligibility, and conduct physical exams. No medical background is necessary, and free training is provided. Various shifts. Minimum age: 18.

American Red Cross - Lee Borofka

920-737-9974, lee.borofka@redcross.org

Foster Training - August 8 and September 21

This training session is for volunteers interested in fostering puppies and dogs. Come to the session and learn how to become a foster family. Lucky 7 provides all the supplies needed. You can choose when you take a dog and the dog (they give you a complete description of Fido before you commit). 6:30-8:30 pm both days. Minimum age: 18.

Lucky 7 Dog Rescue - Leanne Helmrich

920-246-5383, leanneh@lucky7dogrescue.com

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igNight Market - August 20

On Broadway is seeking volunteers for the igNight Market in several different roles: set-up and tear-down of tents, garbage cans, banners, etc. (outdoor work, lifting required) and in the beer tent serving and pouring beverages and handling cash and charge cards. Shifts: 2:00-5:00 pm (set-up), 7:00-10:00 pm (beer tent), and 9:00-10:30 pm (tear-down). Minimum age: 21 for the beer tent; all others must be high school age or older.

On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org

Information Table Staff - August 22 and 30

Volunteers are needed to set up and staff Girl Scout tables at open houses, where you will be an encouraging and positive voice for interested girls and families. All materials will be provided. 3:00-6:00 pm both days. Minimum age: 16.

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes - Kristin Gallagher

920-955-3443, kgallagher@gsnwgl.org

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District Gardening - August 22

On Broadway would like volunteers to assist in beautifying the Broadway District by doing basic garden maintenance to the streets, tree beds, and planters. Shift: 5:00-6:00 pm.

On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org



Neighborhood Wash #Trashtag - August 22

On Broadway invites the community to come together to keep our streets clean! They span the entire Broadway District and pick up trash. This is a great opportunity for kids and families, and also a good way to get to know your neighbors, help the environment, and get your steps in. Gloves, trash bags, and trash grabbers will be provided. Shift: 5:00-6:30 pm.

On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org

Artstreet 2022 - August 26-28

This event in the past has attracted tens of thousands of visitors and is recognized nationally by artists, collectors, and professionals as one of the premier art festivals in the Midwest. Multiple volunteer opportunities are available. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Mosaic Arts, Inc. - Molly Carey

920-435-5220, info@mosaicartsinc.org

Altrusa Cup Golf Outing - September 13

Volunteer duties include helping at registration, running mini-games, assisting with raffle items, and other tasks during the day. Location: Royal St. Patrick's in Wrightstown. Shifts: 8:00-10:00 am, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, and 12:00-3:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.

Altrusa House - Katelyn Voorhees

920-884-6677, katelyn@altrusahousegreenbay.org

International Community Festival - September 16

Join the Kroc Center - Salvation Army as they host their first international community event, offering around-the-world cultural booths, storytelling, cooking and art demos, and more. They are looking for volunteers who are bilingual in either Hmong or Spanish who can assist and direct guests at the information booth. Volunteers can take breaks throughout to eat and browse various booths. Shifts: 2:30-4:00 pm and 4:00-7:30 pm (flexible). Minimum age: 18.

Kroc Center - Salvation Army - Kristine Schmidt

920-593-2375, kristine.schmidt@usc.salvationarmy.org


Kids Triathlon - September 17

Volunteers are needed to work with one age group to successfully complete a triathlon on-site at the Kroc Center. The triathlon is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours from start to finish (swim, bike, run). Duties include setting up the course, assisting with check-in, and monitoring the route. Volunteers should wear tennis shoes and dress for the weather. Shifts: 7:30-10:30 am (10- to 12-year-old race) or 10:00 am-12:30 pm (7- to 9-year-old race). Minimum age: 18.

Kroc Center - Salvation Army - Kristine Schmidt

920-593-2375, kristine.schmidt@usc.salvationarmy.org

Walk to End Alzheimer's Green Bay -

September 24 

Various volunteer duties and shifts are available:

  • A/V and start line set-up, 6:00-10:00 am
  • Event set-up and take-down (tents, tables, signs, etc.), 7:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Walk route set-up (water stop, directional signs, sponsor/route signs), 7:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Event tent (ensure tables are stocked with items, welcome participants, and explain your area with information that will be provided to you), 8:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Walk route monitors (assist with setup as needed, then take your spot on the route to ensure participants stay on course and remain safe at intersections and along the roadway; may need to ask them to move to the roadside), 8:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Amateur and professional event photographers (capture the experience with posed shots at photo stops, candids, and sponsor signs using provided shot lists), 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Location: Johnsonville Tailgate Village in Green Bay. 

Alzheimer's Association - Cari Josephson

920-609-1342, cajosephson@alz.org

Volunteer Training - October 2022 

CASA of Brown County recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children under court protection until they are safe and thriving in permanent homes. If you'd like to help change a child's story and make a lasting impact, pre-service training begins in October. It will be a blend of virtual and in-person sessions. Various shifts. Minimum age: 21. Click here to learn more. 

CASA of Brown County - Taylor Connell

920-437-2272, taylor@casabc.org

The Great Pumpkin Train - October 8 and 15

The Great Pumpkin Train is fun for all ages! They are in need of volunteers to supervise sack races, the ring toss, their historic handcar, the hay bale maze, and so much more. Volunteers ages 10-14 should be accompanied by a parent. To see a full list of volunteer positions and to sign up, click here.

National Railroad Museum - Megan Blackburn

920-437-7623, mblackburn@nationalrrmuseum.org

Veteran Suicide Awareness Ruck March - November 11-12 

4th HOOAH Wisconsin's 10th annual march brings awareness to the 20 veterans who complete suicide every day. Volunteers are needed to assist in a plethora of areas, including set-up the night before, registration, water points, and welcome back (finish line). Shifts: Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm, and Saturday, various times depending on chosen volunteer area.  

4th HOOAH WI - Hattie Liebman

920-371-0357, hliebman@hooahinc.org

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

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Green Bay Packer Parking Attendants

Acts 1:8 Ministry is looking for volunteers to help park cars at Packer home games. The money earned will help build water wells in Africa. Shift begins three hours before kickoff for games from August to about mid-January. Minimum age: 15, with parent/guardian consent form.

Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell

920-360-8659, vickienell@acts18.org


Calling All Painters!

Acts 1:8 Ministry is looking for individuals, teams, families, or groups to do some scraping, caulking, and painting of exterior buildings from May-October. Flexible shifts. Minimum age: 17.

Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell

920-494-2289, vickienell@acts18.org

Packaging Meals on Wheels

The ADRC's team of staff and volunteers packs 500 meals each weekday morning to be delivered to older adults in Brown County. Join the fun as they divide bulk food into individual meals and prepare it for delivery routes. Shifts: Monday-Friday, 8:00-10:30 am. Minimum age: 18.

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Brown County - Kimberly Gould

920-448-4312, kimberly.gould@browncountywi.gov

Pals Program Mentors

The Pals Program is looking for volunteers to match with one child to spend some one-on-one time with. This time can be spent at parks, in your home, or other low-cost/no-cost activities. The program also offers monthly events that can be attended. Shifts: 2-3 times per month, 1-3 hours per meet time. Minimum age: 18.

Brown County Health and Human Services - Courtney Thorne

920-448-6042, courtney.thorne@browncountywi.gov

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Children's Program Teachers

Circles builds relationships among people living in poverty (circle leaders) and the community to help leaders achieve economic stability for their family. Each leader is supported by allies (volunteers not currently living in poverty) to form the central circle. These circles are assisted by teams of volunteers to connect them to the broader community for resources and advocacy.

Circles is a family program, with children learning the same concepts that their parent leaders are learning. The program teachers build relationships with the children to help end the cycle of generational poverty using a curriculum developed by their national organization, Circles USA. Mondays: 5:30-6:30 pm, share dinner with the group (optional); 6:30-8:00 pm, children's programming.

Circles Green Bay - Lydia Davison

920-593-3474, lydiad@gbcc.me

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Memory Bear Seamstresses

Volunteer seamstresses are needed who can turn memorable clothing items into stuffed bears as lifelong keepsakes for families. Supplies will be provided. Flexible shifts. Minimum age: 18. 

Compassus Hospice - Kacie Doxtator

920-321-2004, kacie.doxtator@compassus.com


Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteers

The Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program at Compassus Hospice aims to pair recruited veteran volunteers with hospice patients who have been identified as veterans. Veteran volunteers are important because they are able to form a camaraderie with veteran patients that can help eliminate the stoicism and secrecy that veteran patients often develop from having served in the armed forces. Veteran volunteers can help by:

  • taking part in pinning ceremonies and/or distributing certificates for Veterans Day,
  • educating and assisting patients in receiving veteran benefits,
  • assisting veterans in reminiscing/telling life stories,
  • paying friendly visits,
  • improving communication within families,
  • assisting in replacing lost medals,
  • providing respite for caregivers, and
  • reading to patients.

Veteran volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with each veteran patient, allowing them to become an essential piece in the delivery of quality end-of-life care. Flexible shifts. Minimum age: 18. 

Compassus Hospice - Kacie Doxtator

920-321-2004, kacie.doxtator@compassus.com

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Drivers for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Drive clients to and from vital appointments, and offer door-to-door assistance as needed. Vehicles, gas, and insurance are provided. No CDL is required, but must have a good driving record and pass a background check. Flexible 4- to 5-hour weekday shifts, morning or afternoon. Work as little or as often as you'd like. Minimum age: 18. Click here for more information.

Curative Connections - Tina Whetung

920-227-4272, twhetung@curativeconnections.org

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Childcare

Childcare volunteers interact with and care for children while their parents attend classes offered at the shelter. Shifts: Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 pm, Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 am, and Thursdays 9:30-10:30 am or 6:30-7:30 pm. Minimum age: 16.

Freedom House - Bobbi Jo Mashlan

920-432-4646, press 1, bobbijomashlan@freedomhouseministries.org

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Transitional Housing Assistants

Amanda’s House by Mandolin Foundation provides safe and supportive transitional housing that will allow people to become independent and productive members of our community. They are seeking volunteers to share their time and talent with the women and children who live at Amanda’s House. Some ideas of talents they are looking for are parenting, budgeting, crafts, cooking, and gardening. Daily shifts, 9:00 am-6:00 pm. 

Amanda's House - Paula Jolly

920-737-1884, mandolinfoundation@gmail.com

Planning Team Members

New Leaf's 2023 Garden Blitz event takes place May 5-7, and they are looking for volunteers to join the planning team. Flexible shifts. Minimum age: 18. 

New Leaf Foods, Inc. - Kim Diaz

920-600-4413, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com


Communications Team Members

Individuals who volunteer for this role will be self-motivated, good communicators with the team and community, and excited about healthy local foods and related topics.

Duties may include:

  • interviewing local farmers/farm workers and other local food enterprises;
  • creating content for social media;
  • writing and editing articles, blog posts, press releases; and 
  • attending local healthy food-related events to gather information, represent New Leaf and take photos or videos. 

The time commitment varies depending on your availability and interests. When emailing, please include some information about yourself, your experience, and your interest in communication regarding health and local food!

Want to be involved, but in a different way? Contact them to learn about other available positions.

New Leaf Foods, Inc. - Kim Diaz

gbgardenblitz@gmail.com

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Giraffe Ambassadors

Connect zoo guests to Nigel and Zuri, the zoo's reticulated giraffes. Share giraffe stories and information, sell food, answer questions, and more. Must be comfortable talking with the public and capable of dealing with basic monetary exchanges and a small amount of paperwork. Online training courses are available to get you started. Daily shifts, 10:30 am-1:30 pm. Must be age 16 or older to be at the zoo on your own, but kids as young as 8 can volunteer with a chaperone or adult assistant.

NEW Zoo & Adventure Park - Angela Kawski

920-662-2405, volunteer@newzoo.org

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Farmers Market on Broadway 

Volunteers are needed on Wednesdays through September 28 to assist with set-up and tear-down of tents, garbage cans, banners, etc. (outdoor work, lifting required) or to assist their staff in selling 50/50 raffle tickets, which involves cash handling and interacting with market-goers (must be 18 or older). Shifts: 1:00-3:00 pm (set-up), 3:00-7:00 pm (raffle ticket sales), and 8:00-9:30 pm (tear-down).

On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org

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Reading Coach Volunteers

It only takes an hour a week to make a difference to a child! Research shows that third graders who have proficient reading skills are nearly five times more likely to graduate high school than their peers who do not. Yet in many of our area schools, 70% of third graders test below proficient for on-track readiness in English Language Arts.

Reading Coaches for Kids is a volunteer tutoring program designed to increase students' reading abilities and academic success by providing volunteers who read individually with students in Brown County K-5 classrooms during the regular school year and summer school. Reading Coaches must pass a background check. No educational background is needed; training and ongoing support are provided, and trainings are regularly scheduled throughout the year. The Reading Coaches program is especially looking for volunteers ages 55+ to be a part of the Retired/Senior Volunteer Program to provide intergenerational experiences. Shifts: various times during the school day; a minimum commitment of one hour per week during the school year is preferred. Minimum age: 18. Click here for more information and an application. 

Reading Coaches for Kids - Call the Volunteer Center of Brown County at 920-429-9445

Resale Shoppe Volunteers

Volunteers accept, clean, and sort donations; price and stage merchandise on the sales floor; and work the cash register. Shifts: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm, and 4:00-6:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am-1:00 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm; and Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.  

Unity Resale Shoppe, a part of Unity Hospice - Paakou Vang

920-339-5501, unityresaleshoppe@unityhospice.org

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Women's Empowerment Center Volunteers

Established in 2013, the YWCA Women's Empowerment Center seeks to empower women of all economic and ethnic backgrounds by helping them find sustainable employment. It seeks to have women thrive in the workplace through successfully building life skills. Women have the opportunity to connect with existing community services, including technical training, computer literacy, financial understanding, resume development, interviewing skills, counseling and mental health services, and dressing for success. There are a multitude of volunteer opportunities, including helping in their Women's Career Closet, at the Madison Street Boutique, or with other empowerment programs. Volunteers can work behind the scenes or directly with the customers they serve. Shifts: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2:00-5:00 pm; Thursdays, 11:00 am-2:00 pm and 2:00-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 18

YWCA Greater Green Bay - Sarah Jerovetz

920-432-6681, sjerovetz@ywcagreenbay.org

For a monthly list of volunteer opportunities,

view August's Volunteer Times here.

Affiliate Partner of the Week

Mission: To provide safety and support for victims of domestic abuse while leading efforts to end domestic violence in our community.


Volunteer: Moving Assistance

Help load trucks with furniture and boxes, then bring into temporary locations and set it up.

Weekday shifts from August 8-26. Use these links to sign up:

For week 1 (August 8-12), click here.

For week 2 (August 15-19), click here.

For week 3 (August 22-26), click here.

Other hours and weekends are also possible. High school volunteers are welcome with some supervision.


Contact Jodi Mikulsky at 920-435-0100 or jodi@goldenhousegb.org.

More Information

Wishlist Items

Please consider donating needed items to these area non-profits.

Thank you!

Mosaic Arts

920-435-5220

9"x12" envelopes, mailing labels, name tag inserts, printer paper and ink, beer/wine cups, plates, napkins, utensils, rubber gloves, foil wrap, ketchup/mustard/relish packets, bug spray, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, ponchos

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