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Volunteer of the Week
Patricia Albers is our Volunteer of the Week!

New Leaf Foods, Inc. is a local non-profit that supports the health and well-being of the people of greater Green Bay by promoting access to healthy food and education. Pat uses her professional training as an accountant and her personal interest in gardening to assist New Leaf as they build a healthy local food system. Since 2016, she has served as treasurer of their board of directors, maintaining their budget and financial records, managing their accounts, and providing timely reports for grant-writing and decision-making purposes. Pat, however, goes above and beyond her duties as treasurer. She is always willing to meet with New Leaf’s potential granters to ensure their finances are in order and to demonstrate that New Leaf is fiscally responsible and trustworthy. She has given public presentations to promote their projects and has spent weekends working their farmers’ market booth recruiting volunteers.
 
New Leaf’s annual Garden Blitz event empowers residents to grow food and be part of a sustainable agricultural system by selling and installing raised bed gardens at a low cost and by providing education and mentorship for new gardeners. As a hands-on, volunteer-dependent project, the 2020 event was hugely disrupted when pandemic lockdowns went into effect and about half of the nearly 100 volunteers withdrew. Pat, who is not afraid to pull up her sleeves and get dirty, modelled a can-do and be-safe attitude as an active volunteer, and she also helped reconfigure the Blitz budget in the light of higher costs of materials due to COVID-related shortages. These were key actions that allowed New Leaf to still pull off a successful event.
 
Pat is also the organizer of a UW-Green Bay program that provides free income tax assistance for low-income individuals and families, the elderly, and students. In everything Pat does, she brings a high level of professionalism and generosity, and provides a leadership model for excellence in non-profit management and volunteer service. Thank you, Pat!

Volunteer for Make a Difference Day!
Each fall, volunteers throughout the Green Bay area and around the nation take part in service whose purpose is to improve others’ lives. This involves helping seniors and others who need assistance with fall yard projects such as raking, trimming bushes, and washing exterior windows. The official date is October 23, 2021, but, though some volunteers serve on that day, service can take place whenever it is convenient for the volunteers and the clients. Participants make these arrangements based on their own schedules.

The selfless giving embodied by the Make a Difference Day ideal strengthens our communities, and the Volunteer Center of Brown County will once again coordinate local efforts, in partnership with the Brown County United Way and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County. If you or your group are looking to give back to your community, click here for the volunteer application and to find out more.
Note: The information below was accurate as of the time of publication, but please contact the organizations listed
for the most up-to-date information.
Dated Volunteer Opportunities
Horse Feeding - October 8-13
Their equine specialist will be re-homing two horses to Louisiana, so help is needed feeding the horses at the farm. This requires training if you haven't done it before, so please contact them to set that up first. Shifts: 10:00 am (breakfast) and 8:00 pm (supper). Minimum age: 14.
Firefly Acres Horse Farm - Julie Van Hoosen
920-544-7829, juliespyne@gmail.com
Fall Fest - October 9
On Broadway Inc is looking for volunteers to assist with all aspects of their annual Fall Fest! There is a wide variety of opportunities available, including but not limited to: crossing guard, putting up fall decor, trick-or-treat station supervisor, and helping with children's crafts. Flexible shifts throughout the day.
On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender
920-569-3436, quincy@onbroadway.org
Pumpkin Patch Festival Parking - October 9-10
Volunteers are needed to direct cars and take parking money at the Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor. Shifts: 8:00-11:30 am and 11:30 am-3:00 pm (festival runs until 5:00 pm, so there will be time to walk around). Kids ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16 and older can volunteer on their own (only adults can handle money).
Wisconsin Humane Society - Green Bay Campus - Katie Gut
920-469-3110 x2117, kgut@wihumane.org
The Great Pumpkin Train - October 9 and 16
All aboard! The Great Pumpkin Train is here! Activities include assisting with the pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, spider ball, ring toss, tattoos, and more. Shifts on both days: 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:00-5:00 pm, and 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 16 with a parent, 18 on your own. Click here to sign up.
National Railroad Museum - Megan Blackburn
920-437-7623 x124, mblackburn@nationalrrmuseum.org
igNight Market - October 16
Volunteers will help set up and/or take down tents, tables, chairs, trash cans, and lights for the event. Set-up shift 1: 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Set-up shift 2: 2:00-5:00 pm. Clean-up: 9:30-11:30 pm. Minimum age: 18.
On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender
920-569-2531, quincy@onbroadway.org

Neighborhood Wash #Trashtag - October 18
Volunteers will help beautify the Broadway District by assisting with trash pick-up in the business and residential neighborhoods. Trash grabbers, bags, and other equipment will be provided. Shift: 5:30-6:30 pm.
On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender
920-569-3436, quincy@onbroadway.org
Habitat Build Days - October 20-21
Habitat can use your time and talents as they continue to build homes into the fall months. Meet some new people and learn some new skills. Tasks will include framing, siding, and painting. If you are experienced in finish work, they can use you! Shifts: 7:45 am-3:30 pm each day. Minimum age: 18.
Habitat for Humanity Green Bay - Julia Drobeck
Celebration 5K - November 6
Girls on the Run is a youth development program that combines social/emotional learning with physical activity. The season ends with a celebration 5K, and they need volunteers in a variety of roles. Shifts: 7:30-8:45 am (packet pick-up), 8:30-10:30 am (course guides), 9:00-11:30 am (finish line refreshments), and 10:30 am-12:00 pm (clean-up). Minimum age: 10.
Girls on the Run Northeast Wisconsin - Kathy Olson
Suicide Awareness Ruck March - November 12-13
4th HOOAH Wisconsin's annual 20-Mile Ruck March brings awareness to the 20 veterans who complete suicide every day. Volunteers are needed to assist in a plethora of areas, including night prior set-up, registration, water points, turnaround, and welcome back (finish line). Shifts: Nov. 12 - 6:00-8:00 pm, Nov. 13 - varies depending on chosen volunteer area.
4th HOOAH WI - Hattie Liebman
920-371-0357, hliebman@hooahinc.org
Mountain of Food Giveaway - November 26-27
Throughout the month of November, nonperishable food and monetary donations for those in need will be accepted at both Pilgrim Lutheran Church (9:00 am-4:00 pm, 1731 St. Agnes Dr., Green Bay) and Acts 1:8 Ministry (9:00 am-5:00 pm, 2145 S. Oneida St., Green Bay). Then, on Nov. 26, volunteers are needed at Pilgrim from 6:00-8:00 pm to sort and bag food. On Nov. 27, teams of two people with a car are needed to distribute food from 9:30 am-12:00 pm (meet at Pilgrim). Minimum age: 10 to pack food, 15 to help deliver food.
Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell
920-494-2289, vickienell@acts18.org
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Guest Experience Volunteers
Perform a variety of fun activities with the goal being to strengthen Altrusa's 'home-like' atmosphere. This position will help enhance the experience of their guests who are going through medical crises. Activities include (but are not limited to) assembling care packages, visiting with guests in common areas, baking cookies and snacks, and distributing 'thinking of you' cards to guests. Flexible shifts, but typically a few hours from 8:00 am-12:00 pm or 4:00-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.
Altrusa House - Sarah Duginske
920-884-6677 x2, sarah@altrusahousegreenbay.org

Meal Heroes
Provide a home-cooked meal for families staying at the home. Groups of 3-5 volunteers can provide, prepare (onsite or off), serve, and share a meal with the guests. The amount of servings needed depends upon occupancy, and their guest experience manager will coordinate with groups to ensure there is plenty to go around! Shift: 4:00-7:30 pm (includes clean-up). Volunteers under 17 must have guardian supervision.
Altrusa House - Sarah Duginske
920-884-6677 x2, sarah@altrusahousegreenbay.org
Personalized Coaches
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
Volunteer mentors spend time in a recreational or learning activity with a child, age 3 or older, who 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
Administrative Office Assistance
Provide crucial attention from Compassus' Green Bay office for their home hospice patients. The tuck-in volunteer contacts patients/families by phone to obtain specific information that will assist in preparing patients for the weekend with needed supplies. In addition, the volunteer will help prepare educational booklets for families. Shift: Thursdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
Compassus Hospice - Karen Ganiard
Drivers
Due to a sharp decline in drivers, there is an urgent need for volunteers to drive seniors and people with disabilities to and from vital appointments and offer door-to-door assistance as needed. Curative provides vehicles, gas, and insurance. No CDL is required. Volunteers must have a good driving record, and a background check will be performed. Flexible four- to five-hour morning or afternoon shifts, Monday-Friday. Minimum age: 18.
Curative Connections - Tina Whetung
Farmer's Market Attendee Clickers - through October
The 104th year of the Downtown Green Bay Saturday Farmer's Market is ongoing. They are looking for a few great volunteers to help with attendance counting on various Saturdays. This is a critical part of their team and the planning of this event for the future. Click here to sign up for a two-hour shift.
Downtown Green Bay Inc. - Patti Schevers

Clean Team or Adopt-a-Block
Come help keep downtown looking great while getting in steps and checking out the new businesses in the districts. Volunteer duties include trash pick-up (that's right, you get a super-cool grabby thing to use) and weeding (use those biceps!). Shifts are flexible, but they are asking for a minimum commitment of two hours per week (you want more? go for it!). Minimum age: 14, unless accompanied by an adult (they think all volunteers are great, but volunteers can't be shorter than their pickers are long!). Click here for program information.
Downtown Green Bay Inc. & Olde Main Street Inc. - Sally Ebeling
Sidewalkers
Volunteers who assist during riding sessions start in the role of sidewalker 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
Facebook Intern or Volunteer
This unpaid position assists in writing promotional material with the marketing team. Primary responsibilities include researching and writing articles for social media and other duties as needed. All work can be done from home. Should have enthusiasm for enlightening the public about events in the community. School credit service time can be arranged. Flexible hours, 5-15 hours per month. Minimum age: 16.
Green Bay Area Newcomers Neighbors - Joleen Allard

Photography/Videography Intern or Volunteer
This unpaid position assists in creating promotional material with the marketing team. Primary responsibilities include taking high-quality photos and/or videos for the organization’s social media, including YouTube and Instagram. Photography and/or videography and editing skills are preferred. Some work can be done from home, but most projects will be done in public settings such as parks, downtown, etc. School credit service time can be arranged. Hours are flexible, but 5-15 hours per month or more is expected. Minimum age: 16.
Green Bay Area Newcomers Neighbors - Joleen Allard
Grief Group Nights
Help kids ages 4-18 with projects, and help facilitate grief groups beginning in October. Training will be provided for all volunteers, and a background check will be done. Shift: once a month, 5:30-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
Hope's House - Gina Peotter
Celebrating Families Substance Use Disorder Educators for Kids
The Celebrating FamiliesTM program is an evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral support group model for families in which one or both parents have a serious alcohol or substance use disorder and there is a high risk for domestic violence, child abuse or neglect. It works with all family members to strengthen recovery, break the cycle of addiction, and increase successful family reunification. Volunteers are needed at weekly programs to follow curriculum that teaches kids ages 4-18 about substance use disorders. These free programs are sponsored by Mandolin Foundation and HopeChats Community. Classes (which start with a meal) are 5:00-6:30 pm on Wednesdays through January. Location: 1026 9th St., Green Bay. Minimum age: 14.
Mandolin Foundation - Paula Jolly
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, over 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. Dedicated, caring volunteers provide consistency and educational support by reading individually with students. This is done during the school day in K-5 classrooms or after school programs throughout Brown County, helping students improve their reading skills. Reading Coaches are currently volunteering in person in the Green Bay school district (though with the unpredictability of COVID status, this can always change). Masks are required for all students, staff, and visitors in all Green Bay district buildings. Shifts: various times during the school day. Minimum age: 18. Click here for more information and an application.
Reading Coaches for Kids - Deb Johnson
920-600-0184, deb@volunteergb.org
Blood Drive Registration
Do you enjoy interacting with people while assisting in life-saving work? Then this is the opportunity for you! The only real 'job requirement' is a personal desire to help others. As a registration attendant, you will be greeting and checking in donors at blood drives, explaining the registration paperwork, and helping donors get to the screening area. Orientation and training are provided. A variety of days and times are available in Appleton, Oshkosh, Little Chute, and other locations throughout Northeastern Wisconsin. There is no minimum or maximum number of hours for volunteering. Minimum age: 18.
The Community Blood Center - Heather Du Vall
Dinner for $2
A meal will be prepared for the UW-Green Bay community every Tuesday during their semester. Volunteers can help make the meal, serve the meal, and/or clean up afterwards. All donations from the meal go toward the food pantry on the UWGB campus. Shifts: 4:00-5:00 pm (set-up), 5:00-6:00 pm (serving), and 6:00-7:00 pm (clean-up).
The Richard Mauthe Center - Abby Ledvina
920-465-5133, abbyledvina@mcenter.org
Social Media Intern
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
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
Resale Shoppe
Volunteers accept, clean, and sort donations; price and stage the sales floor; or work the cash register on the sales floor. Shifts: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm, or 4:00-6:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
Unity Hospice Resale Shoppe - Alicia Schram
920-339-5501, aschram@unityhospice.org
For more volunteer opportunities, view October's Volunteer Times here.
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