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Volunteer of the Week
Jean Shonkwiler is our Volunteer of the Week!

Evergreen Productions is a non-profit community theater organization in Green Bay. The need to preserve images from productions is important. Photos capture the magic behind the scenes, as well as the concentration and commitment of the actors onstage. As a volunteer photographer, Jean comes to each production's rehearsals, taking photos to share with the cast and crew. In addition, she often creates photo montages for promotional use on social media and the website. Once opening night arrives, she takes photos of the production with its full sets and costumes. Evergreen knows they can also count on Jean to create images for advertising, head shots for programs, photos for displays in the theater lobby, and any other photographic need that may arise.

Jean adjusts her schedule to meet Evergreen's needs, all with a smile and an "I love this!" attitude, despite having a full-time job and two kids. She is willing to pitch in with ideas, share suggestions, and use whatever resources are available for backdrops and props.

The professionally done images Jean produces help promote Evergreen in the community, preserve its history, and provide the parents and cast members with keepsake photos they can cherish. In addition, having a photographer who donates their time allows Evergreen to use the funds she would have been paid in other ways, such as for enhanced learning opportunities for young actors and keeping the overall cost of each production at a more manageable level. Live theater enriches our community. Thank you, Jean, for your dedication to helping Evergreen achieve this mission!
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
Sidewalk Salt Giveaway - January 16
It sure will be sweet to hand out bags of sidewalk salt. It may be cold outside, but this gift will warm peoples' hearts. Location: Kwik Trip, 1871 Shawano Ave., Green Bay. 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Minimum age: 13.
Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell
920-494-2289 ext. 301, vickienell@acts18.org

Valentine's Day Rose Giveaway - February 13
Hand out roses to everyone encountered during this P.A.C.K. (Planned Act of Christian Kindness) event as a way to remind people they are loved and to show the grace God has for all. Location: Pick 'n' Save, 1291 Lombardi Access Rd., Green Bay. 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Minimum age: 13.
Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell
920-494-2289 ext. 301, vickienell@acts18.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 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
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
Ongoing/Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities
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
Volunteer Ombudsmen - Ongoing
The State of Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care is recruiting individuals willing to be volunteer ombudsmen (advocates) in Northeastern Wisconsin. The main criterion is an interest in making a difference in the life of the residents receiving long-term care in nursing facilities. Ombudsmen represent this Board and work in partnership with the state's regional ombudsman to provide advocacy services to nursing home residents. Volunteers will be screened and trained, then assigned to a single facility in their community. They are supported by the volunteer coordinator in that region, and receive ongoing assistance, training, and guidance to ensure residents’ rights are upheld. Please consider giving your time for this important volunteer program. Shifts: Once weekly between 8:00 am-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
Board on Aging and Long Term Care - Kim Verstegen
920-366-4201 or 800-815-0015, kim.verstegen@wisconsin.gov
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
Volunteer Drivers for Seniors and People with Disabilities - 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 who have 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. Work as little or as often as you'd like; shifts are four or five hours, Monday-Friday. Learn more here. Minimum age: 18.
Curative Connections - Tina Whetung
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
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
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 providing assistance with managing materials, equipment, box sales, and more. Various shifts from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
New Leaf Foods, Inc. - Maryssa Paulsen
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
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
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 - Renee Main
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Affiliate Partner of the Week
Firefly Acres Horse Farm
A horse rescue and equine-assisted therapy program whose mission is to match broken and hurting horses with individuals of any age
who have experienced painful circumstances and help them find acceptance and value.

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