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Volunteer of the Week
Mary Cloven is our Volunteer of the Week!

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. While most people know the American Cancer Society for their research, they do so much more. The American Cancer Society attacks cancer from every angle. They promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. They research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. They fight for lifesaving policy changes. They provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer. And they do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mary Cloven has been volunteering with the American Cancer Society since her retirement in 2011. She has provided over 355 patient rides through the Road to Recovery Program for people who may have not been able to travel to receive their treatment. Mary has also filled roles for them such as administrative assistant, recruiter, and advocate. Her work includes attention to detail as far as setting up benefits, advertising, and seeking donations from area businesses for prizes. Mary also offers her home for several months to hold and organize the donated prizes. She organizes what goes into the baskets, writes an inventory on each basket and wraps them so that people will be able to know what is being raffled off. Mary's work touches every part of what is needed to put on these events, and she is willing and able to do it all!

Mary leads by example, and with her training of the new volunteers of the Road to Recovery program, is a leader in that area. She is also an ambassador of volunteerism and encourages others to become part of the volunteer community. Mary has changed the lives of many people that could otherwise not make it to their lifesaving appointments and she has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the cause though her actions.

Thank you, Mary, for leading the fight for a world without cancer!
Retired/Senior Volunteer Program 
Are you over 55 and have a skill, talent or some time to give back to the community? Then RSVP may be for you!

RSVP, a federally-funded program, stands for Retired/Senior Volunteer Program and engages talented volunteers 55+ to work with local nonprofits to meet their volunteer needs.

Benefits of the program include mileage reimbursement, accident, personal and excess automobile liability and annual recognition.

Volunteers feel a connection to other volunteers and their community, which prevents isolation and has health benefits!

Please check out the Volunteer Center of Brown county’s website at  https://www.volunteergb.org/rsvp  for more information!
Dated Volunteer Opportunities
Packer Playoff Fundraising Opportunity - January 12
Seeking groups of 2 or more to work a concession stand in Lambeau Field during the January 12 playoff game serving food and beverages to guests. Group must be a registered nonprofit or have identified a nonprofit recipient of the donation. All volunteers will receive a portion of the proceeds of their stand back to the nonprofit. Volunteers will report at 1:00 pm and stay until the conclusion of the game (and closing and cleaning of their assigned stand). Minimum age: 14.
Delaware North Sportservice - Andrea Elliott
Father/Daughter Dance - January 25
Assist with set up and clean up, check in, cookie decorating, arts & crafts, and serving refreshments. 2:30-5:30 pm. Minimum age: 14.
Green Bay YMCA - Laurie Zastrow
Winterfest on Broadway - January 25
Help with event set up, monitor the soup stop area, monitor the activity area, or with event tear down.  Click here to sign up Set up: 9:00-11:00 am; soup stop: 10:30 am-1:00 pm or 12:45-3:00 pm; activity monitor: 10:30 am-1:00 pm or 12:45-3:00 pm; event tear down: 2:45-4:30 pm.  
On Broadway  - Sam Maass
920-569-3436, samantha@onbroadway.org
Memory Café Volunteers - January 31, March 27, September 25, December 4
Brown County will host a new memory café at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve in Suamico on four occasions in 2020. If you are age 21 or over and enjoy the company of others, the elderly, and those with early memory loss, and can initiate and contribute to the conversation, assist with an indoor/outdoor activity or craft, assist with s’mores by the fire or hot chocolate, or play table games, this may be the volunteer opportunity you are looking for. These memory cafés provide a safe place where individuals with early memory loss and their companion/caregiver can socialize with others on the same journey, engage, relax, and have fun. A packet of volunteer materials, including a background check, will be provided upon request and must be completed before you can start volunteering. 9:30 am-12:30 pm.  Minimum age: 21.
Curative Connections - Connie Roberts
Rails & Ales - February 15
Volunteers will help with various tasks including raffle sales, silent auction attendant, game attendant, prize distribution, vendor support and clean up. 5:00-9:30 pm. Minimum age: 21.
National Railroad Museum - Scott Lozar
920-437-7623 ext. 13, slozar@nationalrrmuseum.org
Bridal Show on Broadway - March 1
Volunteers can help with set up, tear down, coat check, or with ticket sales. Click here to sign up Set up: 9:00-11:00 am; ticket sales and coat check: 10:30 am-2:00 pm; event tear down: 2:00-4:00 pm.  
On Broadway  - Sam Maass
920-569-3436, samantha@onbroadway.org
Purse Bingo - March 5
Come on out to help out at a super fun, high energy event - Purse Bingo! The Center for Childhood Safety is seeking 10 volunteers to help with registration and other event needs throughout the duration of the event. Have a group of friends you'd like to volunteer with? This is the perfect event! 4:30-8:30 pm. Minimum age: 18.
Center for Childhood Safety - Emily Gossens
920-272-0110, egossens@ccsgb.org
Craft Beer'za Crawl - March 21
Sell tickets, check ID's, and give out wristbands.
11:30 am-3:30 pm.  
On Broadway  - Sam Maass
920-569-3436, samantha@onbroadway.org
Badger State 10K - March 28
Volunteer opportunities include: helping with registration and packet pick up, serving food, helping at the finish line, and cheering on/directing runners on the course. 8:45 am-2:00 pm.
Center for Childhood Safety - Emily Gossens
920-272-0110, egossens@ccsgb.org
Ongoing/Long-term Volunteer Opportunities
Red Cross Blood Drives - Various Dates
Volunteers can do several different tasks like helping with registration, handing out snacks, and interacting with donors. Blood Drives take place during regular business hours. Minimum age: 18.
American Red Cross - Lee Borofka
920-737-9974, lee.borofka@redcross.org
Parent Pals - Ongoing
Volunteer mentors spend time (2-3 times per month) with parents referred by Brown County Child Protective Services who have identified an interest in having an informal support in their lives. Mentors often spend time helping parents with minor children develop new skills that empower the family to live and function in a safe and healthy manner. Matches are based on compatibility and can continue for as long as both parties are interested though the hope would be to have volunteers engaged with their Parent Pal for a minimum of 12 months. Minimum age: 18.
Brown County Health & Human Services Department  -
Jenna Durkee
920-448-6023,  durkee_jm@co.brown.wi.us

Pals Program Mentors - Ongoing
Volunteer mentors spend time (2-3 times per month) 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 the hope would be to have volunteers engaged with their Pal for a minimum of 1 year. Minimum age: 18.
Brown County Health & Human Services Department  -
Jenna Durkee
920-448-6023,  durkee_jm@co.brown.wi.us

Volunteer Guardians - Ongoing
A legal guardian is a decision maker and an advocate 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. Time commitment is based on the needs of the ward. Minimum age: 18.
Brown County Health & Human Services Department  -
Jenna Durkee
920-448-6023,  durkee_jm@co.brown.wi.us
Girl Scout Assistant Leader - Ongoing (every other Saturday)
An east Green Bay (Sullivan Elementary area) Girl Scout troop (grade 3-6) is looking for an Assistant Leader to help plan and run troop meetings, as well as help with the upcoming Cookie Program season. Girl Scout volunteers help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place! The troop meets every other Saturday for two hours. There may be occasional events at other dates/times. All Girl Scout volunteers are background checked. Minimum age: 18.
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes  - Michaela Hofer
920-955-3422, mhofer@gsnwgl.org

Girl Scout Leader Volunteers - Ongoing
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes is seeking adult volunteers to help empower young girls by leading troops! Volunteering with a troop is a wonderful way to spend time with your daughter, while making a difference in your community. Available openings: De Pere : Kindergarten leaders for Susie C. Altmayer Elementary, kindergarten leaders for Westwood Elementary. Green Bay : 2nd and 3rd grade leaders for MacArthur Elementary, kindergarten/1st grade leaders for Howe Elementary, kindergarten/1st grade leaders for Sullivan Elementary, kindergarten leaders for Baird Elementary. Howard : Kindergarten leaders for Meadowbrook Elementary, kindergarten/1st grade leaders for St. John the Baptist. Training and resources are offered to all volunteers. Volunteers must be 18 and graduated from high school.
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes  - Kayla Beyersdorf
920-955-3404,   kbeyersdorf@gsnwgl.org
Visual Merchandising - Ongoing (through January 31)
Highlight important or seasonal merchandise and organize the merchandise to help create a better shopping experience for everyone. East & West locations. Monday-Saturday : 9:00 am-12:00 pm; 1:00-4:00 pm; 4:00-7:00 pm. Sunday : 9:00 am-12:00 pm or 1:00-4:00 pm.
St. Vincent de Paul Green Bay - Joyce Aiello
920-435-4040 ext. 107, joycea@svdpgb.org

Electrical Function Tester - Ongoing (through January 31)
If you are a bit of a gadget fan, figuring out how they work and making sure they are safe to use, this is the perfect volunteering role for you! Test the electrical equipment that is donated to St. Vincent de Paul making sure it is suitable and safe for sale. West locati on. Monday through Sunday : 9:00 am-12:00 pm or 1:00-4:00 pm.
St. Vincent de Paul Green Bay - Joyce Aiello
920-435-4040 ext. 107, joycea@svdpgb.org
For More Volunteer Opportunities,
View Our January Volunteer Times!
Events/Fundraisers
The Volunteer Center of Brown County is a proud charity partner of the 2020 Doctors in Recital event!


Doctors in Recital  is an evening of musical excellence put on by area physicians donating their time and talents to raise money for a local cause. Each act is headlined by an area physician with a passion for music, as well as a commitment to patient care. Many other area healthcare professionals share the stage as back-up musicians or choir members.

Since 2006, Doctors in Recital has raised nearly half a million dollars for local charities.

Come out and hear a wonderful night of music, and help support our Reading Coaches for Kids program!

Event information:

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Weidner Center for Performing Arts

Tickets:

Available for purchase below or at area
Festival Foods locations.

Adults: $25
Students with ID: $10

For more information about Doctors in Recital, visit: www.doctorsinrecital.org
Affiliate Partner of the Week
Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary
Mission:
To provide a loving home to every companion animal that enters their care, lifetime guaranteed.
AFFILIATE PARTNER PAGE

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