Volunteer Connect
YOU can change the community. By signing up for just one of these opportunities, you will make a difference. This weekly email primarily features community partners in need of volunteers. 

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Volunteer Center Updates
Volunteer Center of Brown County Affiliate Partner Grant Program in Collaboration with Green Bay Packers Give Back

In collaboration with Green Bay Packers Give Back, the Volunteer Center of Brown County is proud to offer a new Affiliate Partner Grant Program for the 2021 calendar year. Through this new collaboration, we will be offering the opportunity for organizations in Brown, Shawano, or Oconto counties to apply for a grant, which will cover the $250 Affiliate fee for the 2021 calendar year. Grant applications are being accepted online through Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Tuesday, October 6: The online application was released
Tuesday, November 3: Application deadline
Wednesday, November 4-Monday, November 30: Review process
Tuesday, December 1: All applicants will be notified

When to Apply
Grant applications are being accepted online through Tuesday, November 3 at 11:55 pm CST.

Eligibility Requirements
All applicants must meet the following:
Be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization designated by the IRS, church, school, government agency or healthcare agency
Directly serve Brown, Shawano, or Oconto counties
Be willing to complete the 2021 Affiliate Partner form (this is required of all new and renewed Affiliate Partners) and send us an updated logo

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For more information or if you have questions, contact Melissa Jagodinsky at 920-600-0185 or melissa@volunteergb.org
Volunteer of the Week
Samuel (Sam) Van Straten is our Volunteer of the Week as well as our WPS Volunteer Awards Youth Award Runner-up!

The YWCA Greater Green Bay is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Their vision is to improve the quality of life for women of all ages, races, and faiths. In support of this mission and these goals, the YWCA offers programs and services to meet critical needs, promote self-sufficiency, eliminate racism and violence, and achieve equal opportunities for all people.

Through the vision and efforts of Samuel (Sam) Van Straten, and in partnership with the YWCA, low-resourced families from the Green Bay area are now able to enjoy the sport of running and all its social, emotional, and physical benefits. Sam's mantra is “Leave No Runner Behind.” An avid runner, Samuel noted both a lack of diversity within the sport and a need to remove barriers that often prevent low-resourced individuals from taking up running. Over the course of just one year, Sam partnered with the YWCA Greater Green Bay to develop, fundraise, and launch the Family Runner’s Locker. The Locker provides shoes, clothing, race entry fees, and support to budding runners from the YWCA, Boys and Girls Club, Casa Alba Melanie, and the Green Bay Public Schools. To date, Sam has raised $12,500 in monetary and in-kind donations to support the Family Runner’s Locker. Sam is a young man who has encompassed what it means to be a mentor and role model through his volunteer activities with the YWCA. But more than that, he has enabled countless local kids to experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of running.

Thank you, Sam, for making sure no runners are left behind!
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
Terror on the Fox - Now-October 31 (Select Nights)
Help with train operations for the Terror on the Fox haunted house. Volunteers will assist with loading and unloading passengers, monitor train crossings and disinfect trains after each ride. Dates: October 15-18, 22-25 and 27-31. 5:30-11:30 pm. Minimum age: 18.
National Railroad Museum - Scott Lozar
Red Cross: Disaster Relief Operation - Throughout October
Shelter workers are a huge need right now for the American Red Cross. The combination of wild fires, an ongoing hurricane season, and a pandemic means the Red Cross needs a higher-than-normal number of volunteers. Volunteers will complete their training now and when the need arises, they will be deployed to a DRO (Disaster Relief Operation). Deployments are typically two weeks and volunteers can expect to volunteer 8-12 hours a day. Minimum age: 18.
American Red Cross - Lee Borofka
920-737-9974, Lee.Borofka@redcross.org
#trashtag Volunteers - October 19
Help #beautifybroadway by picking up trash in the Broadway District. 5:30-7:30 pm. Click here to sign up.
On Broadway - Tawny Casey
920-437-2531, tawny@onbroadway.org
Polar Express Train Ride Volunteers - November & December (Select Dates)
Volunteers will assist with ushering and clean up duties for each show throughout the night. Some volunteers will assist with ticketing and goody bag handouts during the shows. Dates: November 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29. December 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 & 13. Shifts: 3:30-10:00 pm or 1:30-10:00 pm (on select days). Minimum age: 16.
National Railroad Museum - Scott Lozar
Ongoing/Long-term Volunteer Opportunities
Estate Planning Volunteer - Ongoing
Support and strengthen the estate planning program to grow support and raise awareness to further Acts 1:8 Ministry’s mission. Key responsibilities: develop and grow the estate planning program by researching cost-effective ways to bring the program to large groups, give presentations about the program in front of individuals and groups, and researching grants to help grow the program. The volunteer must have the following skills: time management and organizational skills, strong oral and written communication, problem solving skills, the ability to manage and meet deadlines, detailed-oriented and the ability to multitask, outgoing and a cheerful disposition, strong interpersonal skills, and must be good with a computer (including Google Sheets, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel). They are seeking volunteers that have a passion for estate planning and sharing their mission: training Christians to evangelize through kindness. Estate planning certification or knowledge, and 5 years of work experience is preferred. This part-time volunteer opportunity will be done at the Acts 1:8 Ministry office in Green Bay. Minimum age: 25.
Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell
920-494-2289 ext. 301, vickienell@acts18.org

IT Specialist Volunteer- Ongoing
Acts 1:8 Ministry is looking for a volunteer who is an IT Specialist that can help the with the following: (1) Put their server information on the cloud, and then train their staff on how to access and save information. The goal in doing this is so the staff can access all their information from home; (2) Audit all their IT systems and networks. This would also include giving them a list of options, cost and time frames on when these would be good to complete; (3) Direct the staff to finding a grant that helps out nonprofits to update computers and systems. Minimum age: 21.
Acts 1:8 Ministry Vickie Nell
920-494-2289 ext. 301, vickienell@acts18.org
Red Cross: Blood Drive Volunteers - Ongoing
The Red Cross is in urgent need of Blood Donor Ambassadors. These volunteers are cross-trained to do several jobs, including taking temperatures, registering donors (basic computer skills needed), and handing out snacks. PPE and remote training will be provided. The Red Cross asks that those interested in volunteering for this position be able to commit to at least one shift a month (average shift is 5-6 hours). Various dates and times. Minimum age: 16.
American Red Cross - Lee Borofka
920-737-9974, Lee.Borofka@redcross.org
Volunteer Guardians - Ongoing
Brown County Health and Human Services is seeking individuals to act as legal guardians, which are decision-makers and advocates for those who are incompetent due to aging, a developmental disability, chronic mental illness or alcohol and drug abuse (i.e., ward). Guardians ensure that the individual’s rights to proper housing, nutrition, and medical care are met. A guardian is expected to visit their ward at least once a month and complete an annual report. A legal guardian does not financially support the ward, take care of the ward on a day-to-day basis, or personally provide a place for the ward to live. This is a flexible opportunity and is based on needs of the ward. Minimum age: 18.
Brown County Health and Human Services - Jamie Chaudoir
Volunteer Drivers for Seniors and People with Disabilities - Ongoing
Following COVID-19 guidelines, volunteers drive clients to/from vital appointments and offer door-to-door service as needed. Curative provides the vehicle, gas, and insurance. No CDL required. Click here for more information. Shifts are available Monday through Friday (morning or afternoon) and typically last 4-5 hours. Volunteers must have a good driving record, and a background check will be performed. Minimum age: 18.
Curative Connections - Tina Whetung
Girl Scout Volunteers - Ongoing
Anyone can be a Girl Scout volunteer – grandparents, aunts and uncles, community members, Girl Scout alumni, everyone is welcome! Being a Girl Scout volunteer is a great way to give back to the community, change lives, stay active, and have a ton of fun! The Girl Scouts are looking for volunteers who can help inspire girls at the following schools: Beaumont Elementary, Elmore Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Jackson Elementary, Fort Howard Elementary, Tank Elementary, and MacArthur Elementary. Minimum age: 18.
Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes - Kayla Beyersdorf
920-955-3404, kbeyersdorf@gsnwgl.org
Habitat for Humanity Build Site Volunteers - Ongoing
Do you want to build your own she shed? Or learn the basics in building or fixing your home? Have you built/remodeled your own home and would like to share your skills? Then volunteering on the build site is for you! Join the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity construction staff and experienced build site volunteers as they build homes to be sold to qualified future Habitat homeowners. This is a great way to help Habitat carry out its mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope, and learn a new skill. No experience necessary, but skilled volunteers are always welcomed. Habitat supplies the tools, but you are welcome to bring your own tools. Available shifts: Wednesdays and Thursdays: 7:45 am-3:30 pm and Saturdays: 7:45 am-1:00 pm. Minimum age: 17.
Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity - Brenda Schwechler
Daily Shrine Greeter - Ongoing
Assist Shrine pilgrims by welcoming them, directing them to various locations on the grounds, and answering their questions. Daily shifts are available between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help - Brianna McGann
New Leaf Garden Blitz Planning Team - Ongoing
From May 20-23, 2021, New Leaf Foods will "blitz" Green Bay with raised bed gardens. These gardens will be installed at homes, businesses, and organizations across the community. The New Leaf Foods team is currently forming their planning team for the 2021 event and have volunteer opportunities in several areas: volunteer coordination, communication, logistics, resource development, and garden mentorship. Hours: 5-15 hours per week. Click here to learn more and to sign up to volunteer.
New Leaf Foods, Inc. - Maryssa Paulsen
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
Holiday Helpers: Hanging Room Assistants - Ongoing
Sort and hang clothing donations in a neat/orderly fashion. Location: St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - East (920 Weise St.). Shifts: 3-hour shifts are preferred. Volunteer anytime between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.
St. Vincent de Paul of Green Bay - Joyce Aiello
920-435-4040 Ext. 107, joycea@svdpgb.org
Resale Shoppe Volunteers - Ongoing
Unity Hospice is looking for volunteers to staff the Resale Shoppe. Duties may include receiving, sorting, pricing, and merchandising donations or may include assisting on the sales floor and cashiering. Volunteers must wear masks during orientation and during their shifts. Available shifts: Mondays from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Tuesdays from 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Wednesdays from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Thursdays from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Fridays from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. The Unity Resale Shoppe is located at 1641 Commanche Ave., Suite G in Green Bay. Minimum age: 18.
Unity Hospice - Alicia Schram
920-339-5501 or aschram@unityhospice.org
For More Volunteer Opportunities,
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Affiliate Partner of the Week
Advocate Aurora Health
As a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care system, to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment, whenever and wherever we can best meet people's individual needs.

Volunteer Opportunity:

Front Entrance Ambassador needed at Aurora BayCare
Medical Center

Ambassadors will assist with helping patients/visitors find their way to their appointments throughout the hospital. Volunteers will greet patients at the front entrances, offer wheelchair assistance, and walk patients to the appropriate area for his/her care. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age to volunteer with Aurora.

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