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Volunteer of the Week

Finley Bartel is our volunteer of the week!

Non-profits like Green Bay Sail and Paddle depend on volunteers to supplement their paid staff, which helps keep costs down. Finn, a high school student, has been a valuable asset to their volunteer crew for several seasons and was named their volunteer of the year in 2021. He helps at their week-long STEM camps, during their classes, and with rental weekends. The organization often serves youth from underserved populations, and Finn works especially well with younger sailors who may be apprehensive to sail on their own. When he sees a novice demonstrating some nervousness, Finn provides encouragement and uses humor to help break down barriers.

Finn is a skilled and confident young man. However, on his own, he came to the realization that he still has much to learn. This self-awareness makes him an even better volunteer. In addition, it is sometimes difficult for younger people to take things seriously. However, while Finn knows there is plenty of room for fun, he and all the other volunteers and staff know their most important goal is putting safety first. Green Bay Sail and Paddle knows they can count on Finn and appreciates all he does for the program!

Click here to find this story on our Facebook page!

Date-Specific Volunteer Opportunities

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District Gardening - September 19

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 - September 19

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

Pop-Up Beer Garden - September 22

Assist in serving beer at this pop-up beer garden and free concert. This involves handling cash and alcohol. Shift: 5:00-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 21.

On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org

Bellin Women's Half Marathon and 5K - September 30 and October 1

Volunteers are needed for various duties, including packet pick-up, expo, and assisting with the run. Proceeds benefit local female-focused causes through The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay. Minimum age: 12.

Bellin Health - Linda Maxwell

920-217-5695, linda.maxwell@bellin.org

Downtown Clean-Up for Packer Weekends - September 30 and October 14

Help make the downtown district as welcoming as possible to guests arriving for the Packer games these weekends. Pickers, gloves, and garbage bags to pick up litter in the high-traffic areas will be provided. This is a great chance for some fresh air, getting your steps in, and beautifying our community! Shifts: 3:30-5:00 pm.

Downtown Green Bay, Inc. - Jenny VandenLangenberg

920-617-7087, jenny@downtowngreenbay.com

Invasive Species Removal - October 7

Help combat invasive species in the greenway that are outcompeting native plants. Volunteers are needed to help cut and remove trees so native species can later be planted. Shift: 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

Baird Creek Preservation Foundation - Lexi Angemi

920-328-3505, lexi@bairdcreek.org

Fall Fest on Broadway - October 8

Assist On Broadway staff with hosting this family-friendly day filled with fall activities in the Broadway District. Shifts: 9:00-11:00 a.m. (set-up) and 11:00 am-3:00 pm (beer tent, bounce house supervisor, trick-or-treat booth and haunted maze monitor). Volunteers younger than high school age must be accompanied by a parent.

On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.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

Rake Up Green Bay - October 17-November 11

Volunteers will assist community members in need with raking their lawn(s). Those interested in volunteering can form a team or volunteer individually (individuals may be placed with other volunteers). Each individual volunteer or one person from each group will need to attend a brief orientation (5-10 min.) at the beginning of October to go over guidelines, ask questions, and receive their home assignment(s). Volunteers will then be responsible for contacting their assigned homeowner(s) to arrange a date and time for the raking to take place. Volunteering will occur on the date(s) of your choosing from October 17- November 11. The Volunteer Center can provide rakes, if needed. Kids ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Click here to find a volunteer application.

Volunteer Center of Brown County - Melissa Jagodinsky

920-600-0185, melissa@volunteergb.org

Fall 2022 Mediator Training - October 17-20

The Mediation Center of Greater Green Bay is a non-profit organization that has provided dispute resolution services with trained volunteers since 1998. They mediate a variety of issues including small claims, eviction, and family issues involving minor children. This seminar is designed to encourage and train participants to become volunteer mediators at the Mediation Center.

This training program was developed by and meets the Wisconsin Association of Mediator recommended Mediator Training Curriculum. A certificate of completion will be provided to those who complete the classroom training. Location: The Mediation Center, 2611 Libal St., Green Bay.

The program will include the following topics:

  • Theories of conflict and conflict management
  • Overview of the mediation process and a mediation demonstration
  • Understanding of individual responses to conflict
  • Mediation step by step
  • Ethical practice of mediation
  • Coached role-plays
  • Understanding the sources of our mediation referrals
  • Ensuring quality process and understanding procedures
  • Exploring specific types of mediation, including landlord/tenant, small claims, and family

Sessions: 8:30 am-3:30 pm (will likely end early on October 20). Additional training time will be scheduled individually to observe, co-mediate, and mediate with a trained mediator. 

Mediation Center of Greater Green Bay - Anita, Vicki or Brian

920-438-7067, director@mediationggb.org

Bruce the Spruce - November-January

Help carry on the tradition of Bruce the Spruce by being his voice! Successful candidates think quickly on their 'roots', love to spread holiday cheer, and are willing to spend 1-2 hours observing as training, then work a minimum of two 2-hour shifts during the holiday season. Shifts: weekends, 10:00 am-12:00 pm or afternoons. Minimum age: 18.

Neville Public Museum - Ryan Swadley

920-448-7840, ryan.swadley@browncountywi.gov

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


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

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Memory Bear Sewers

Looking for volunteers who want to use their sewing talent to serve a great purpose. Memory bears are stuffed animals that are made from personal clothing items as a keepsake for families of their lost loved one. Supplies are provided, and you can work from the comfort of your own home. 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.

Curative Connections - Tina Whetung

920-227-4272, twhetung@curativeconnections.org

Childcare Volunteers

Come have fun while helping to provide childcare as parents attend essential training to aid in their journey to self-sufficiency. Shifts: Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm; Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 am; or Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 am and 6:30-7:30 pm. Volunteers younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Freedom House Ministries - Bobbi Jo Mashlan



Meal Serving

Make and/or serve a meal to residents in Freedom House's cafeteria. Daily shifts: 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 4:00-6:00 pm. Volunteers ages 8-17 must be accompanied by a parent. 

Freedom House Ministries - Bobbi Jo Mashlan



UntitledTown Planning Team

UntitledTown is a program of the Friends of the Brown County Library, and they are planning events for 2023. Volunteers are needed for programming, marketing, and technology assistance. They are looking for individuals who are passionate about writing, authors, and celebrating storytelling in all forms. No prior experience needed. Various shifts.  

Friends of the Brown County Library - Sherrill Revolinski

920-371-3651, info@browncountylibraryfriends.org

RePurpose for a Reason Project Makers

If you are a DIYer, crafter, or you just love a good side project, Habitat for Humanity is looking for people like you! You can be a part of the fun by becoming a project maker. Here's how it works:

  1. Create an item of your own. Do you have excess crafting or building materials around your home? Turn them into something fun and donate it to RePurpose for a Reason.
  2. Check out an item or piece from the ReStore. Browse the ReStore for the perfect project(s) with a value of $75 or less. Take your item(s) home and repurpose them into something new.

When your item is ready, bring it back to the ReStore BY OCTOBER 28 to be included in the silent auction.

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity - Nicole Virant

920-593-5785, nvirant@greenbayhabitat.org

Tour Guides

Enjoy kids and museums? The Neville is looking for adult volunteers to lead school tours through the exhibits. Successful tour guides are outgoing, able to think on their feet, and willing to lead three or four tours per month (about two hours per shift). Various shifts, mostly weekdays between 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Minimum age: 18. 

Neville Public Museum - Ryan Swadley

920-448-7840, ryan.swadley@browncountywi.gov

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

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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 6:30-8:30 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

Foster Assistants and Off-Site Adoption Center Volunteers

The Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay Campus is looking for volunteers to help support the shelter. Off-site adoption center volunteers help clean and adopt out their cats. Foster assistants help with data-driven support of animals placed in homes, both remotely and on-site. Click here to learn more about their program and how to become a volunteer. Various shifts. Kids ages 13-15 may volunteer with an adult; 16 and older may volunteer on their own.

Wisconsin Humane Society - Katie Gut

920-469-3110, kgut@wihumane.org

For a monthly list of volunteer opportunities,

view September's Volunteer Times here.

Affiliate Partner of the Week

Rebuilding Together of Greater Green Bay

Mission: To provide critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to neighbors in need at no cost to service recipients, which revitalizes and stabilizes vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country.

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Wishlist Items

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

Thank you!

Freedom House Ministries


Laundry soap, cleaning supplies, baby wipes, garbage bags

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