Volunteer Connect
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Volunteers of the Week
The team from Passionately Aiding Individuals (PAi)
is our group of Volunteers of the Week!

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity tackles the problem of providing affordable housing for all. A team of female employees from PAi's De Pere office has taken part in their Women Build fundraiser for several years and has organized various activities at work to raise the funds required to participate. A portion of the money raised is also matched by PAi. After the ladies complete their fundraising events, they join the Habitat construction staff and experienced volunteers on the build site and assist in building a home for one day.

Without volunteer labor, Habitat would not be able to keep the cost of their homes within budget for their low- to moderate-income families. The group from PAi helps them reach their goal of building safe, reliable and affordable housing. PAi as a company raises the bar in our area by supporting their employees to embrace volunteering in our community. The company's values inspire each of us to get out and be part of something larger than ourselves and make an impact on the world around us, beginning in our local neighborhoods. Thank you, ladies, for helping families acquire decent and affordable places to live!
Nominate Deserving Volunteers!
In 2021, the annual Wisconsin Public Service Volunteer Awards
will be held virtually again, this year on April 22.
This high-profile event celebrates individuals and groups that have made an impact by volunteering in our area. The Volunteer Center of Brown County is proud to honor those who selflessly give of their time and talents to help improve our community.

Know a volunteer or group of volunteers who deserves recognition
for the ways they give back to our community?
Please consider taking the time to nominate them for one of the WPS Volunteer Awards. The nomination period runs until 4:00 pm on February 21.

Submitting a nomination is a powerful way to recognize the impact people have had. It also creates more awareness in our community about the organizations where volunteers give their time. And your nominee will be honored that you took the time to acknowledge their service. Find out more and access the nomination form here.
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
West Side Thrift Store Expansion Volunteers - February-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
Bag Stuffing Volunteers - March 1-5
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. Once a month, creative to-go kits will be available in bags for curbside pickup, free of cost, to underprivileged families in Green Bay and surrounding areas. Shifts: 9:00-11:00 am or 1:00-3:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.
The Art Garage - Tristin St. Mary
920-448-6800, tstmary@theartgarage.org

Brochure Delivery Volunteers - March 1-5
The Art Garage is seeking volunteers to help deliver brochures ahead of their 2021 Youth Summer Art Workshop program. Volunteers will be given a route to deliver brochures to businesses and organizations around the greater Green Bay area. Shifts: 8:00-11:00 am or 1:00-4:00 pm. Minimum age: 16 (driver's license required).
The Art Garage - Tristin St. Mary
920-448-6800, tstmary@theartgarage.org
Telethon Volunteers - March 6-7
The CP Telethon relies on volunteers to make their telethon successful! Volunteers are needed to answer phones (you will not be on TV) and take call-in pledge information. COVID safety precautions will be in place, including social distancing of volunteers, sanitation, and masks. Shifts: March 6, 6:30-8:00 pm and 8:00-10:00 pm; March 7, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:00-2:00 pm and 2:00-6:00 pm. Click here to sign up. Minimum age: 14.
CP - Traci Ombrello
920-337-1122 x1256, tombrello@wearecp.org
Tutor Training Sessions - March 9, 23, 26 and 30
Literacy Green Bay assists community members who wish to improve their literacy skills. If you would like to volunteer as an adult tutor, please enroll in the upcoming tutor training. This includes four virtual sessions from 6:00-7:30 pm (dates shown above), as well as online independent learning. After completion, tutor volunteers are paired with an adult learner. Literacy asks that volunteers commit to tutoring for a minimum of one year and meet with their learner a minimum of once a week. Minimum age: 18.
Literacy Green Bay - Robyn Hallet
920-435-2474, info@literacygreenbay.org
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. Various shifts from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
New Leaf Foods, Inc. - Maryssa Paulsen
920-360-5071, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
Ongoing/Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities
Virtual Community Representative Volunteers - Ongoing
Raise awareness of Alzheimer's Association programs,
provide basic disease information, and link consumers to services by doing the following:
  • Represent the Alzheimer's Association at about 12 virtual community events per year (in neighborhoods, rural counties, business and civic organizations or faith communities);
  • Promote support groups and education programs by using your local connections, bulletin boards, social media and physical displays in your community;
  • Connect the Alzheimer's Association to new community organizations, and connect people with Association services and volunteer opportunities.
Flexible shifts. Minimum age: 21.
Alzheimer's Association - Kate Kahles
920-260-4870, kmkahles@alz.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 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. Students can volunteer with an adult.
Alzheimer's Association - Kim Gear
920-260-4532, kigear@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

Volunteer Drivers - Ongoing
Assist with transporting children and families safely to and from authorized visits and appointments. Drivers are reimbursed for their mileage, and must have a valid driver's license and safe driving record. Minimum age: 18.
Brown County Health and Human Services - Jamie Chaudoir
Clean Team Volunteers - Ongoing
Come help keep our downtown looking great while getting in those steps and checking out the new businesses in the downtown districts. Clean Team duties include trash pick-up (that’s right, you get a super-cool grabby thing to pick up trash with) and weeding (work those biceps!). Hours are flexible, but they are asking for a minimum commitment of two hours per week (You want more? Go for it!). Minimum age of 14 unless accompanied by an adult (they think all volunteers are great, but volunteers can’t be shorter than their pickers are long).
Downtown Green Bay Inc. & Olde Main Street Inc. - Sally Ebeling
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
Chow Time! - Ongoing
Help feed the horses. Thirty-minute training required before your first time helping with this task. Shifts: 11:00 am-12:00 pm or 8:00-9:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.
Firefly Acres Horse Farm - Julie Van Hoosen
920-544-7829, juliespyne@gmail.com

Equine Spa Session Volunteers - Ongoing
Pamper their rescued horses and learn the how-tos of grooming and training using natural horsemanship. Shifts: One or two hours, Monday-Saturday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Ages 8-14 can volunteer with a parent or caregiver; ages 15 and up may volunteer independently.
Firefly Acres Horse Farm - Julie Van Hoosen
920-544-7829, juliespyne@gmail.com

Horse School = Horse Power! - Ongoing
Learn to train their horses using natural horsemanship. Shifts: By appointment only, Monday-Saturday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Ages 8-14 can volunteer with a parent or caregiver; ages 15 and up may volunteer independently.
Firefly Acres Horse Farm - Julie Van Hoosen
920-544-7829, juliespyne@gmail.com
Litter Cleanup Volunteers - Ongoing
The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance has set a goal of picking up 2,000 pieces of litter throughout the Fox River/Wolf River watershed basin, and they need your help! Make a difference together by following these steps. Download the Litterati app from the App Store or Google Play, set up an account, and join the challenge using the code 920H20. Then find and photograph a piece of litter, discard the litter, and tag the photo.
Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance - Kelly Reyer
920-915-1502, kelly@fwwa.org
Latina Empowerment Committee Volunteers - Ongoing
Be part of a committee creating and implementing strategies to help Latinas lead. Duties may include attending quarterly committee meetings, providing Spanish language support, representing Girl Scouts at community events, and translating materials into Spanish. Various shifts, about 15 hours per year. Minimum age: 18.
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes - Kayla Beyersdorf
920-955-3404, kbeyersdorf@gsnwgl.org
Home Project Renovator Volunteers - Ongoing
Do you love watching HGTV or dabbling with DIY projects? Would you like to rehab and renovate houses and units around Green Bay? If so, this volunteer position is for you! NeighborWorks is looking for volunteers to help them renovate and prepare their housing, rental, and commercial units for new homeowners and renters. They have a ton of housing/rental projects that need your magic touch. Experience working with power tools or moving heavy equipment is encouraged, but not expected. Training is onsite. Make a difference in Green Bay's housing market! Various shifts. Minimum age: 16.
NeighborWorks Green Bay - Morgan Emmel
920-593-3714, morgan@nwgreenbay.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. Click here to apply. Minimum age: 18.
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
Gala Event Preparation Volunteers - Ongoing
Duties include assisting the chairperson with the creation of the silent auction solicitation spreadsheet (using past spreadsheets as a guide), creating auction table themes and baskets, helping to arrange auction items at the event, and assisting with the appreciation party for the gala volunteers. Various shifts. Minimum age: 18.
St. Vincent de Paul of Green Bay - Joyce Aiello
920-435-4040 x107, joycea@svdpgb.org

Store Helpers - Ongoing
Straighten shelves, restock merchandise, or assist cashiers with bagging purchases. These volunteers are vital in helping St. Vincent de Paul make a difference in the community. Locations: East Thrift Store - 920 Weise Street, West Thrift Store - 940 Hansen Road, or Howard - 3816 Velp Avenue. Shifts: Anytime 7:00 am-6:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.
St. Vincent de Paul of Green Bay - Joyce Aiello
920-435-4040 x107, 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

Lunch and Pantry Distribution Volunteers - Ongoing
The Salvation Army is serving lunch and a pantry in an outdoor drive-through fashion to continue to serve our community in the safest way possible. Volunteers will be on their feet, and some bending and light lifting is required. Dress warmly, as you will be indoors and out. There is no direct contact with the guests. Thursday and Friday shifts: lunch - 11:15 am-12:45 pm, pantry - 12:45-2:00 pm. Children ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult, ages 16 and older can work independently.
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
Adoption Center Volunteers - Ongoing
The Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus is looking for volunteers to help out at their off-site adoption centers, especially with cleaning, socializing, and adopting out their amazing cats. Click here for information about the WHS volunteer program. Shifts: Daily, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00-3:30 pm or 3:30-6:00 pm. Minimum age: 13 with an adult.
Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus - Katie Gut
920-469-3110 x2117, kgut@wihumane.org

Homemade Enrichment Volunteers - Ongoing
The Wisconsin Humane Society would like volunteers to help make enrichment items for the animals. The best part is you can make these at home and drop them off at the WHS Green Bay Campus when you are done! WHS is in need of snuffle mats and cardboard cat scratchers. Dogs love to hunt for treats hidden in the snuffle mats! Homemade cat scratchers are a great way to use extra cardboard lying around the house, and the cats get hours of fun out of them. Instructions will be provided.
Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus - Katie Gut
920-469-3110 x2117, kgut@wihumane.org
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Brown County Historical Society
Mission:
To preserve, present, and share the heritage of
Brown County history through preservation activities, exhibitions, educational programs, and events.
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