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Volunteers of the Week

Members of Girl Scout Troop 4131 are our volunteers of the week!

Alex Stocker, Kyleigh Murphy, and Ashlynn Trinkner, three members of an eighth-grade Girl Scout Troop, informed their co-troop leader and Happily Ever After (HEA) board member, Lisa Banker, that they wanted to volunteer their free-time to help the animals. In search of a project that would qualify the troop for its Silver Award, Banker made them aware of a major project at HEA’s Green Bay adoption center: reconfiguring the backyard. Tasks would include dismantling obsolete outdoor kennels, clearing weeds, and spreading new gravel. Banker said the girls jumped at the opportunity to help. 

Once the space was cleared and donations for the project were secured, the girls worked to install a Dig Defence (designed to protect the perimeter of a yard from digging dogs). HEA secured donations to move the project forward, and the girls worked hard putting together the full result. They filled in holes in the ground from the old fence posts, repurposed old fencing panels, and cleaned up and sold the excess panels, gates, and fence posts. The dollars raised from this sale covered the cost of the project’s grand finale, which was to research and build an outdoor shed, which HEA would use for much-needed storage.

Even though this was unfamiliar work to the girls, they approached it with excitement. Months later, they wrapped up the project, having volunteered a combined 150+ hours of their time to its success. The parents had done their part too, volunteering a combined total of more than 100 hours. Seeing the dogs’ happiness as they explored their new and improved backyard made the sweat, dirt, and muscle aches worth it for the troop members. And they earned the Girl Scouts’ Silver Award! Thank you Alex, Kyleigh, and Ashlynn for all your hard work to help an organization and its animals in need!  

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50th Anniversary Campaign

We're Celebrating 50 Years Community Strong!

Since 1973, the Volunteer Center of Brown County has been a pillar of community engagement. We are proudly announcing our 50th Anniversary Campaign, a celebration of five decades of volunteerism and service.

Join us as we commemorate 50 years of making a difference in our community. Make a donation today to support our mission and ensure our impact continues for the next 50 years. Thanks to the Otto Bremer Trust, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling the difference you make. Help us reach our goal and shape a brighter future for our community!

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Date-Specific Volunteer Opportunities

Bell Ringing - Now through December 23

Ring bells for The Salvation Army. Multiple locations to choose from throughout Brown County. Various one-hour shifts between 8:00 am-8:00 pm. Does not include Sundays or Thanksgiving. Click here to sign up.

The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Michaela Koepp

920-593-2375, michaela.koepp@usc.salvationarmy.org

Kroc Family Fun Night - November 17

Volunteers are needed to assist with crafts, snacks, welcome table, and clean-up. Day passes are provided by request if a volunteer would like their family/children to be a part of this night. Shift: 5:15-8:00 pm (flexible, if needed). Minimum age: 16.

The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Michaela Koepp

920-593-2375, michaela.koepp@usc.salvationarmy.org

Super Senior Day - November 17

Assist seniors with crafts or help call bingo. Alternate available tasks include light meal prep, serving lunch, clearing tables, and running the dishwasher. Shifts: 9:00 am-12:00 pm or 11:30 am-3:00 pm. Minimum age: 16. Click here to sign up.

The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay-Kroc Center - Michaela Koepp

920-593-2375, michaela.koepp@usc.salvationarmy.org

The Polar Express - November 17-December 10 (select dates)

Volunteers are needed both inside and outside to help with crowds, games, and serving hot chocolate. Shifts: 3:00-9:00 pm (Fridays and Sundays), and 1:00-5:15 pm or 5:00-9:00 pm (Saturdays). Volunteers ages 10-14 should be accompanied by a parent.

National Railroad Museum - Cassie Elmer

920-437-7623, celmer@nationalrrmuseum.org

Christkindlmarket on Broadway - November 17-December 23 (Fridays and Saturdays)

The Broadway District Christkindlmarket will be back and even bigger this year! This is an outdoor traditional German-style holiday street market with festive food and drink, unique gifts, and programming in the heart of downtown Green Bay's Broadway District at East Hubbard St. and Red Sculpture Park. Volunteers will help monitor activities, serve beverages, and track attendance at the market. Every volunteer will receive a free ticket to the Winter Wine and Beer Walks (limit one per person, must be over 21) AFTER their volunteer shift. Ticket redeemable for either December 1, 8, or 15. 

Shifts: 5:00-9:00 pm (Fridays) and 11:00 am-3:00 pm (Saturdays). Volunteers must be 18 or older to serve alcoholic beverages.

On Broadway, Inc. - Betsy Sorensen

763-567-3631, betsy@onbroadway.org

Packer Game Ticket Scanning - November 19, December 3 and 17, January 7

Two types of roles are available:

  1. Ticket scanning groups — Groups typically stay together, but occasionally may be separated. Training is provided using a handheld ticket scanning device and any issues will be handled by a supervisor. Shifts: 3.5-4.5 hours in length; arrival time varies; groups normally stay 30-45 minutes after kick-off and will then be released by their supervisor. Minimum age: 16.
  2. Late ticket scanning (for one group of 8-10 people) — One person will be placed at each gate with a Brown County officer. Training is provided using a handheld ticket scanning device; any issues will be handled at the ticket office nearest your gate. You will be provided a boxed dinner/lunch. Shifts: 5-6 hours in length; arrival time varies; you'll stay until the end of the third quarter and will then be released by the officer. Minimum age: 18.

For both roles, volunteers must wear tan or black pants, no shorts or capris. Any shirt is fine. You’ll be standing the entire shift. Groups will be provided with water, red polos/jackets, ponchos, hand warmers, and sunscreen.

Hand of Hope - Kristi King

920-265-9708, packers@reachingthehandofhope.com

WPS Garden of Lights - November 24-December 30 (select dates)

Green Bay Botanical Garden is looking for volunteers in various roles:

  • Parking - assist guests with parking in the lot (minimum age: 18)
  • Concessions - take and fill orders, act as cashier, make popcorn (minimum age: 16)
  • Admissions - scan tickets and direct guests (minimum age: 16)
  • Event ambassadors - greet guests, provide information and directions (minimum age: 18)

Various dates and shifts, approximately 3:00 or 4:00 pm until 8:00 or 9:00 pm (some two-hour shifts available).

Green Bay Botanical Garden - Kate Martin

920-593-5686, volunteer@gbbg.org

CASA Volunteer Virtual Info Session -

November 29

All it takes is one person. Can you lend a voice? Volunteers are invited to join Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Brown County for a 30-minute virtual information session to learn how. CASA provides a voice for abused and neglected children who are under court protection. From CASA volunteer Ronnie: "It's so much more than an hour a week. It's a change in perspective in all areas of life and growing as an individual alongside your youth." Children with a CASA volunteer are more likely to report higher levels of hope, do better in school, and achieve permanency in a safe home more quickly. YOU can make a difference! Session: 12:00 pm. Minimum age: 21.

CASA of Brown County - Eileen Metzler

920-393-9771, eileen@casabc.org

Winter Wine and Beer Walk - December 1, 8, and 15

This event features tastings from local wineries, breweries and a few eateries. Patrons can experience the winter beauty while shopping for unique gifts in the many boutique shops, restaurants, and other distinct venues located in the warmth of our inner city in the Broadway District. Help On Broadway execute this event by signing up to help with ticket check-in, checking IDs, selling merchandise, and assisting in some of the stops along the way. Every volunteer will receive a free ticket for one of the days of the Winter Wine and Beer Walks (limit one per person, must be over 21) AFTER their volunteer shift. Click here for the volunteer form and waiver. Shifts: 5:00-9:00 pm each day. Volunteers must be 18 or older to pour alcoholic beverages.

On Broadway, Inc. - Betsy Sorensen

763-567-3631, betsy@onbroadway.org

Pictures with Santa - December 5

Assist children who are having their photo taken with Santa or with crafts, cookie decorating, and a hot cocoa bar. Each child receives a framed 5x7 picture. Shift: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Newcap LLC - Diana Bushman

920-373-0050, dianabushman@newcap.org

Interim Housing Attendant - December 11

Newcap needs a volunteer or a small group of volunteers to cover their interim housing (shelter) while their staff attends an all-staff meeting. The volunteer needs to talk to clients, perhaps do a project, and generally make sure that everything is safe. Shift: 7:00 am-4:30 pm. Minimum age: 18.

Newcap LLC - Diana Bushman

920-373-0050, dianabushman@newcap.org

Wisconsin Academic Decathlon Regional Competition Judging - January 12

Assist with speech or interview judging for high school students using a scale of 1-10 on 10 different aspects of the speech or interview. This is a great opportunity to see what awesome young people we have in our area. Shift: 8:00 am-2:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.

Wisconsin Academic Decathlon (WIAD) - Amanda Albrecht

920-379-6903, aalbrecht@cesa7.org

Winterfest on Broadway - January 20

This family-friendly event is focused on all of the things we love so much about this cold and snowy season. Participants can enjoy horsedrawn carriage rides, ice sculptures, winter animals, food, and other outdoor activities with the kids, as well as take part in a scavenger hunt at participating businesses throughout the district. Volunteers are needed to help make this event happen! Sign up to help with set-up and tear-down or monitor activities and serve soup during the event. Shifts: 8:00-11:00 am (set-up), 11:00 am-3:00 pm (event), and 3:00-4:30 pm (tear-down).

On Broadway, Inc. - Betsy Sorensen

763-567-3631, betsy@onbroadway.org

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Pals Program

Pals Program is a mentoring program of Brown County Health & Human Services. Various volunteer opportunities are available:

  • Program coordinators are responsible for training volunteers and matching them with a Pal based on compatibility. Volunteers then spend time in a recreational or learning activity with their Pal.
  • Volunteer mentors help the child adjust to the separation or loss of a parent, enhance self-esteem and confidence, and learn new skills.
  • Volunteer coordinators provide support to matches as long as the volunteer and child are involved with the program.

Various shifts, one to three times per month. Minimum age: 18.

Brown County Volunteer Services - Judy Tilque

920-621-4160, judith.tilque@browncountywi.gov

Thrift Store Volunteers

Help in areas such as donation intake; cashiers/bagging; store decor; sorting, cleaning, and pricing clothing; seasonal items; shoes; toys; and books. Shifts: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm; Wednesday, 3:00-6:30 pm; and Saturday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Minimum age: 14.

De Pere Christian Outreach - Amy Murphy

920-655-5758, amurphydpco@outlook.com

Grandparent Volunteers for Infant-Age 4 Classrooms

Volunteers are needed who would like to make a difference in a child’s life while also earning a tax-free hourly stipend. Volunteering takes place in an assigned classroom at one of seven five-star-rated Encompass

centers in Brown County. This program joins together two generations, enhancing the quality of life for seniors by giving them a sense of purpose, while also giving children a consistent grandparent figure who encourages them in social play and classroom activities. Volunteers need to meet limited income guidelines as required by AmeriCorps Seniors (the program’s funding source). Shifts: minimum of five hours per week, flexible school-day hours. Minimum age: 55.

Encompass Early Education & Care - Deb Johnson

920-785-9710, djohnson@encompasswi.org

Horse Leaders and Sidewalkers

Horse leaders control the equine during therapy and adaptive riding sessions and, with direction from the therapist or instructor, are responsible for maintaining a safe and effective session. Horse leaders must have previous horse experience through riding lessons, owning or leasing a horse, or other comparable experiences. Duties include leading the equine during sessions, grooming, tacking, and untacking, bringing in or turning out horses, basic barn chores, and other duties as needed. 

Sidewalkers walk alongside the horse and rider and assist in keeping that rider safe during their session. Following direction from therapist, sidewalkers may be asked to engage with their riders and assist in therapeutic activities unique to each rider. Sidewalkers also assist in sanitizing equipment after each session, including helmets, belts, toys, and therapy equipment.

Weekday shifts for both roles, 9:00 am-7:00 pm. Minimum age: 14.

Exceptional Equestrians - Anna Splan

920-347-3174, asplan@exceptionalequestrians.org

Volunteer Troop Leaders

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. They need adults to step into troop leader roles, which involves planning and leading troop meetings and activities. Girl Scouts offers training, resources, and plenty of support! Shifts: 3-5 hours per month (schedule meetings that work for you). Minimum age: 18.

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes - Michaela Hofer

920-955-3422, mhofer@gsnwgl.org

Board of Directors Members

Hand-n-Hand is seeking motivated and creative individuals for their board of directors. Join them in their innovative efforts of creating an effective and supportive resource for families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Get involved with this unique organization, the only one of its kind in Northeast Wisconsin! Quarterly meetings, 6:30-8:00 pm in November, February, May, and August. Minimum age: 18.

Hand-n-Hand of Northeastern Wisconsin, Inc. - Jenny Geiken

920-737-0477, jlgeiken@hnhnew.org

Dog Park Maintenance

Help maintain the Vital Essentials Dog Park in the Broadway District! Use provided equipment to pick up trash and clean up waste. In the winter months, shovel snow off the sidewalk and off the walkway to the entrance. Flexible shifts, no more than an hour.

On Broadway, Inc. - Betsy Sorensen

763-567-3631, betsy@onbroadway.org

Outreach Volunteers

Want to help fight fraud in the Medicare system and protect beneficiaries from being victims of scams? Join the SMP volunteer team. Their team educates Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers on how to prevent healthcare fraud and provides tips on how they can protect themselves. They do this through outreach. SMP volunteers staff booths at health fairs/senior expos/resource events or give small group presentations. You can make a significant difference in your community by stepping forward and taking a stand against fraud. Various shifts. Minimum age: 50.

Senior Medicare Patrol - Molly Kelly

608-335-8453, molly.kelly@gwaar.org

After School Tutoring

Volunteers with backgrounds in various subjects are needed to tutor high-schoolers and possibly kids in junior high. Shifts: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:00-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.

Shelter in the Storm - Tim Grom

847-840-1734, tgrom@shelterinthestorms.org

Check-In Assistants

Have you ever wondered about a guest’s experience when entering a homeless shelter? It may be their first time or their hundredth time. Their belongings and persons are searched. They may be feeling unsettled, worried or nervous. However, the goal at St. John's Ministries Men’s Shelter is to create an environment where guests know they are welcome and valued. As a check-in assistant, volunteers can be a part of welcoming guests into shelter each evening with a smile and conversation. You can honor guests' dignity and build trust and rapport every single time you volunteer. After guests have been searched by security staff, volunteers will build rapport with guests as they facilitate check-in activities such as bunk and chore assignments (via a tablet or laptop). This is a great opportunity to have a friendly touchpoint with guests, learn their names, and have brief conversations. St. John's wants guests to feel 'at home' in a supportive community. Daily shifts through April, 4:30-7:30 pm. Minimum age: 18.

St. John's Ministries - Brooke Graham

920-301-0909, bgraham@stjohnsgreenbay.org

Shelter Volunteers

As the weather turns cold, St. John's Ministries will provide emergency shelter in their men's shelter (operating co-ed temporarily) to hundreds of community members experiencing homelessness. They need your help in these volunteer roles:

  • Breakfast server (5:30-7:30 am): Use their supplies to serve a hot meal.
  • Hospitality (4:45-7:00 pm and 7:00-9:30 pm): Spend time socializing with their guests and performing light tasks such as making coffee.
  • Laundry (7:00-10:00 pm): Launder guests' personal items as well as bedding and towels.

Each of these volunteer activities allows them to further their mission to honor the dignity, restore hope and create lasting change for those experiencing homelessness or housing instability in the Green Bay community.

St. John's Ministries - Brooke Graham

920-301-0909, bgraham@stjohnsgreenbay.org

STEM Educational Kit Refurbishment for Classrooms

Are you passionate about education and eager to contribute to the growth of young minds in our community? The Einstein Project invites enthusiastic individuals like you to join their team of dedicated volunteers. By participating in their STEM kit refurbishment initiative, you can directly impact the education of students in classrooms across our community. Your tasks may include cleaning, repairing, and organizing materials, ensuring that each kit is in excellent condition for students to learn from. Your attention to detail and dedication will directly contribute to the success of STEM education in our local schools. Flexible weekday shifts: 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.

The Einstein Project - Elizabeth Mayenschein

920-884-8800, elizabeth@einsteinproject.org

Senior Program Helpers

Come be a part of serving The Salvation Army's senior program! Help with weekly activities, including games. Serve as a companion during visits to senior citizens participating in the events. Help serve lunch, assist with clean-up, and help with bingo, if needed. Shift: Wednesdays, 10:30 am-3:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.

The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Michaela Koepp

920-593-2375, michaela.koepp@usc.salvationarmy.org

Resale Shoppe Volunteers

Unity Resale Shoppe, a part of Unity Hospice, would like volunteers to help with various duties, including accepting, cleaning, and sorting donations; pricing merchandise and staging it on the sales floor; and working the cash register. Shifts: Mondays-Thursdays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm, and 4:00-6:00 pm; Fridays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm; and Saturdays, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Individuals as young as 16 may volunteer with parental consent.

Unity Resale Shoppe, LLC - Paakou Vang

920-339-5501, pvang@unityhospice.org

View and download November's Volunteer Times here.

This is a monthly compilation of a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.

Affiliate Partner of the Week

Mission: To prevent suicide through on-the-ground-level work.

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Wishlist Items

Please consider donating needed items to these area nonprofits.

Thank you!



Hot cocoa, cut-out cookies and cookie decorations, white paper plates, bingo daubers, baked goods, items for hot cocoa bar (candy canes, marshmallows, etc.), construction paper, glue, Christmas pencils

St. John's Ministries - Men's Shelter


Twin or full size blankets

Unity Resale Shoppe


Paper and plastic bags, office supplies (i.e., printing paper, envelopes, paper clips, etc.), bubble wrap, newspaper

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