Volunteer Connect

6/16-6/22

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Volunteer of the Week

Bill Jartz is our 2022 WPS Volunteer Awards Heart of Gold Lifetime Achievement winner and our volunteer of the week!


Most often, volunteers give of their time and talent to one or a few organizations. Bill, however, has no problem ‘sharing the love’ with many different nonprofits and charitable groups in our area, and in the process, has helped support countless fundraisers and events that make greater Green Bay a thriving place to live, work, and play. Over the last couple of decades, Bill has been volunteering an average of one night or weekend during most weeks out of the year to support dozens of community organizations annually. He consistently brings his passion, energy, and humor, making any event or fundraiser, no matter how big or small, a highly engaging and memorable experience for all.


Bill easily volunteers 250 hours or more each year for local charitable causes, which adds up to over 5,000 hours of service to his community to date and growing. He has helped raise over $1.6 million for the Boys & Girls Club alone! That’s not to mention the dollars he brings in from emceeing the local CP Telethon or supporting the area’s Ducks Unlimited chapter. Bill simply does not say “no” to any charitable cause or opportunity where his time and energy can make a difference. His professional schedule alone is grueling, and the volunteer work he does can be exhausting, yet he wouldn’t have it any other way.


In addition, Bill was named the 2022 Volunteer of the Year for East Central Wisconsin at the Governor’s Service Awards in May. Those honored by these awards have made significant contributions to our state through their generous service efforts, impacting the lives of countless Wisconsinites. 


Thank you, Bill, for your humble and tireless service to so many!


Click here to find this story on our Facebook page!

2022 Packers 5K

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Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16



Volunteer for the Packers 5K Run/Walk!


The Green Bay Packers are partnering with local charities to raise money, and a portion of the proceeds from this fun event will benefit, among others, the Volunteer Center of Brown County. Volunteers help make it a success! This is a great opportunity for individuals or groups.


Some of the available shifts and duties are listed below. We encourage you to sign up for any opportunity with "Volunteer Center of Brown County" next to the name. If you are volunteering as part of a group, each group member will need to sign up through the platform. You can register others in your group; however, you will need to know their T-shirt size and their date of birth. 


Friday:

• Kids Run Food Distribution, 5:30-7:30 pm 

• Kids Run Water Distribution, 5:30-7:30 pm

 

Saturday:

• 5K Packet Pick-up, 5:30-8:30 am 

• Start Waves 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7, 7:00-8:45 am

• Food Tent, 7:00-10:30 am 

• Course Intersections, 7:30-10:00 am


Click HERE to volunteer!

Volunteer Center Golf Classic

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Be Part of This!


The annual Volunteer Center Golf Classic is happening July 11, 2022, at Royal Scot Golf Club in New Franken. Funds raised help the Volunteer Center continue our mission, and you can support this effort in a variety of ways. Donate raffle items, volunteer your time, be a sponsor, or of course, get out on the links and golf! 

Learn more about the 2022 Golf Classic!

Dated Volunteer Opportunities

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Community Painting Project - Through June 19

On Broadway is in need of volunteers with painting/art experience to assist artist Christina Persika in executing her vision for the benches and trash cans that line the historic Broadway District. Christina has created a unique design for each of the 25 benches and 14 trash cans in the district, and local artists are being asked to volunteer their time and skills to assist in painting her designs on the benches and trash cans. On Broadway hopes this will be an opportunity for many artists to come together and leave their creative mark on the Broadway District! Shifts: June 16-17, 9:00 am-1:00 pm and 1:00-5:00 pm; June 18, 12:00-4:00 pm and 4:00-8:00 pm; June 19, 12:00-2:00 pm and 2:00-400 pm. Minimum age: high school age and up, preferably with some creative/artistic background.

On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org

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Spring Art Market - June 18

Volunteers are needed to help with the drink tent, greet people as they get off the trolley and hand out maps, and be a floater to help where needed. Various two-hour shifts between 9:00 am-7:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.

The Art Garage - Haylie Place

920-246-7061, hplace@theartgarage.org

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Mural and Busker Festival - June 18-19

Volunteer duties for this event include serving beer and handling cash in the beer tent. Shifts: June 18, 12:00-8:00 pm; June 19, 12:00-4:00 pm.

On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org

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District Gardening - June 20

The third Monday of every month, 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 - June 20

The third Monday of every month, 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

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Repurposing the Past Road Rally - June 25

During this event, which takes place within the greater Green Bay area, teams will explore new and exciting destinations on their quest to solve trivia questions and take part in fun activities. Volunteers will help with registration of teams, different activities and onsite grading at event locations, food prep, event set-up and clean-up, and aiding in the organization of the end-of-event activities. Shifts: 8:30-10:00 am (registration), 9:00 am-3:00 pm (location volunteers), 10:00 am-3:00 pm (set-up), 3:00-5:00 pm (clean-up), and 2:00-4:00 pm (grading). Minimum age: 16.

Brown County Historical Society - Ana Olp

920-437-1840, bchsvolunteer@browncohistoricalsoc.org

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7th Annual Unity Walk/Block Party - July 23 (corrected date)

Help set up a basket raffle, games, the walk, etc. Assistance is also needed with organizing walk participants, other event activities, and clean-up after the event. Various shifts: set-up starts at 10:00 am, event is 11:00 am-3:00 pm, and clean-up is 3:00-4:00 pm.

One Dream Team GB - Kathi Feemster

920-544-3480, kfeemster@sbcglobal.net

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

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Calling All Painters!

Acts 1:8 Ministry is looking for individuals, teams, families, or groups to do some scraping, caulking, and painting of exterior buildings from May-October. Flexible shifts. Minimum age: 17.

Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell

920-494-2289, vickienell@acts18.org

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Garden Gurus

Altrusa House's home is just like yours - weeds in the garden included! They are looking for individuals or groups of volunteers to help keep their landscaping in tip-top shape. Come enjoy the lovely Wisconsin weather and do a good deed in the process! Flexible weekday shifts.

Altrusa House - Katelyn Voorhees

920-884-6677, katelyn@altrusahousegreenbay.org


Meal Heroes

The Altrusa House is equipped with a full kitchen complete with a stove, oven, microwaves, plates, utensils, platters, etc. Groups of 1-5 people can provide, prepare (onsite or off), serve, and share a meal with their guest families. 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! Weekday shifts: 5:00-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 16. 

Altrusa House - Katelyn Voorhees

920-884-6677, katelyn@altrusahousegreenbay.org


Written Wishes

Do you want to volunteer your time, but aren’t sure how to do that with the ‘new normal’? Altrusa House is asking supporters to send words of encouragement to Altrusa’s guests and local blue angels. People are unable to give warm hugs right now, but they can give written wishes to let people know others are there for them. No note is too little, and feel free to include drawings from your kids or anything you think would bring a smile and warm their hearts. Flexible shifts (virtual/at home).

Altrusa House - Katelyn Voorhees

920-884-6677, katelyn@altrusahousegreenbay.org

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Youth Summer Art Workshops

Volunteers are needed now through August to check participants in and out, assist instructors in the classroom, and help with other class- and camp-related activities. Various shifts between 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Minimum age: 14.

The Art Garage - Haylie Place

920-246-7061, hplace@theartgarage.org

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Children's Program Teachers

Circles builds relationships among people living in poverty (circle leaders) and the community to help leaders achieve economic stability for their family. Each leader is supported by allies (volunteers not currently living in poverty) to form the central circle. These circles are assisted by teams of volunteers to connect them to the broader community for resources and advocacy.

Circles is a family program, with children learning the same concepts that their parent leaders are learning. The program teachers build relationships with the children to help end the cycle of generational poverty using a curriculum developed by their national organization, Circles USA. Mondays: 5:30-6:30 pm, share dinner with the group (optional); 6:30-8:00 pm, children's programming.

Circles Green Bay - Lydia Davison

920-593-3474, lydiad@gbcc.me

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Tuck-in Call Volunteers

Using a call script, these volunteers contact patients/families by phone to obtain specific information that will assist in preparing patients/families for weekend needs. Individuals will then provide the volunteer coordinator, RN case manager, or director of clinical services with the information obtained. If concerns arise, you will immediately initiate communication to appropriate staff. Documentation of calls is done on a tracking log and given to appropriate staff. In addition, these volunteers provide emotional support, as appropriate. Volunteers conducting tuck-in calls must complete the application process, background check, and volunteer orientation before receiving assignments. Training is provided. Volunteers must clearly understand the supportive nature of this role and how to escalate concerns to appropriate staff. Volunteers will always maintain appropriate boundaries and confidentiality. Shifts: Thursdays, anytime between 8:00 am-5:00 pm. 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. Click here for more information.

Curative Connections - Tina Whetung

920-227-4272, twhetung@curativeconnections.org

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Horse-Feeding Assistants

Feed horses hay for breakfast in the morning and hay, oats, and supplements for supper in the evening. If you are new to this, training will be provided. Daily 30- to 45-minute shifts, 10:00 am and 8:00 pm. Individuals ages 14 and 15 must be accompanied by a parent; 16 and older may volunteer on their own. Service learning hours may be awarded.

Firefly Acres Horse Farm - Lisa Pelky

920-609-5637, fireflyacreshorsefarm@yahoo.com

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Childcare

Childcare volunteers interact with and care for children while their parents attend classes offered at the shelter. Shifts: Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 pm, Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 am, and Thursdays 9:30-10:30 am or 6:30-7:30 pm. Minimum age: 16.

Freedom House - Lydia Van Thiel

920-944-4281, lydiavanthiel@freedomhouseministries.org

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Coaches

Girls on the Run is a youth development program that combines social/emotional learning with physical activity. In the fall, trained volunteer coaches will use a research-based curriculum to facilitate lessons that integrate running to empower young people to feel joyful, healthy, and confident. Teams meet twice a week for 90 minutes each time for 10 weeks. Various shifts: 3:00-4:30 pm, 3:30-5:00 pm, or 4:00-5:30 pm. Minimum age: 18.

Girls on the Run Northeast Wisconsin - Kathy Olson

920-209-5866, kathy.olson@girlsontherun.org

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Guest Experiences

Volunteer opportunities are available at the Garden's front desk for individuals who are interested in providing a great first impression for guests. Duties include greeting visitors, taking calls, assisting with gift shop purchases, processing admissions, providing direction to guests, highlighting points of interest, and promoting the value of membership. Various three- to five-hour shifts between 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 21.

Green Bay Botanical Garden - Diane Leibham

920-491-3691 x131, dleibham@gbbg.org


Facilities

Volunteers are needed to assist the Garden's staff. If you enjoy working outdoors cutting brush and trees and splitting wood, they are looking for you. Shifts are on an ‘as needed’ basis as projects are defined and are weekdays, typically between 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.

Green Bay Botanical Garden - Diane Leibham

920-491-3691 x131, dleibham@gbbg.org


Garden Education

Volunteers are being sought who have a passion for sharing knowledge with children and adults. Education volunteers may choose to staff and attend adult classes, lead adult tours, lead youth tours and programs for school-aged and family groups, or any combination of these. A passion for plants, animals, and/or insects is a must. Previous teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Two- to five-hour shifts, typically weekdays between 9:00 am.-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.

Green Bay Botanical Garden - Diane Leibham

920-491-3691 x131, dleibham@gbbg.org

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Transitional Housing Assistants

Amanda’s House by Mandolin Foundation provides safe and supportive transitional housing that will allow people to become independent and productive members of our community. They are seeking volunteers to share their time and talent with the women and children who live at Amanda’s House. Some ideas of talents they are looking for are parenting, budgeting, crafts, cooking, and gardening. Daily shifts, 9:00 am-6:00 pm. 

Amanda's House - Paula Jolly

920-737-1884, mandolinfoundation@gmail.com

Communications Team Members

Individuals who volunteer for this role will be self-motivated, good communicators with the team and community, and excited about healthy local foods and related topics.

Duties may include:

  • interviewing local farmers/farm workers and other local food enterprises;
  • creating content for social media;
  • writing and editing articles, blog posts, press releases; and 
  • attending local healthy food-related events to gather information, represent New Leaf and take photos or videos. 

The time commitment varies depending on your availability and interests. When emailing, please include some information about yourself, your experience, and your interest in communication regarding health and local food!

Want to be involved, but in a different way? Contact them to learn about other available positions.

New Leaf Foods, Inc. - Kim Diaz

gbgardenblitz@gmail.com

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Giraffe Ambassadors

Connect zoo guests to Nigel and Zuri, the zoo's reticulated giraffes. Share giraffe stories and information, sell food, answer questions, and more. Must be comfortable talking with the public and capable of dealing with basic monetary exchanges and a small amount of paperwork. Online training courses are available to get you started. Daily shifts, 10:30 am-1:30 pm. Must be age 16 or older to be at the zoo on your own, but kids as young as 8 can volunteer with a chaperone or adult assistant.

NEW Zoo & Adventure Park - Angela Kawski

920-662-2405, volunteer@newzoo.org

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Childcare Assistants

Newcap is searching for volunteers who can provide childcare when clients come in to meet with their case worker. This position would help only if there were children available to assist. While waiting for children, volunteer may be assigned other duties such as cleaning the playroom, putting together new toys, or organizing/counting donations. There may be downtime for volunteers to do other personal tasks, meaning this could be a great position for someone who has school work. Two-hour shifts; Mondays-Thursdays, 8:00 am-5:00 pm and Fridays, 8:00 am-12:00 pm. Newcap is interested in creating a lasting volunteer partnership and having volunteers commit to the same time every week. If this cannot be a commitment, they would still love to have you! Minimum age: 14.

Newcap - Miranda Nelsen

920-373-5553, mirandanelsen@newcap.org

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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). Shifts: 1:00-3:00 pm (set-up) and 8:00-9:30 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 - Deb Johnson 

920-600-0184, deb@volunteergb.org

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Gardening or Companion Visiting Volunteers

Garden volunteers will help do trimming and general maintenance on Unity's flower gardens. Companion volunteers provide companionship and socialization to hospice patients residing in homes. Flexible shifts. Minimum age: 18.

Unity Hospice - Kelly Lautenslager

920-338-1111, klautenslager@unityhospice.org

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Shelter Volunteers

The Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay Campus is looking for volunteers to help support the shelter. Help is needed in the following areas: animal care, dog walking, laundry, enrichment, vet support, and off-site adoption centers. Various daily shifts between 8:00 am-6:00 pm. Individuals ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult. To learn more, click here

Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay Campus - Katie Gut

920-469-3110, kgut@wihumane.org

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Women's Empowerment Center Volunteers

Established in 2013, the YWCA Women's Empowerment Center seeks to empower women of all economic and ethnic backgrounds by helping them find sustainable employment. It seeks to have women thrive in the workplace through successfully building life skills. Women have the opportunity to connect with existing community services, including technical training, computer literacy, financial understanding, resume development, interviewing skills, counseling and mental health services, and dressing for success. There are a multitude of volunteer opportunities, including helping in their Women's Career Closet, at the Madison Street Boutique, or with other empowerment programs. Volunteers can work behind the scenes or directly with the customers they serve. Shifts: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2:00-5:00 pm; Thursdays, 11:00 am-2:00 pm and 2:00-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 18

YWCA Greater Green Bay - Sarah Jerovetz

920-432-6681, sjerovetz@ywcagreenbay.org

For a monthly list of volunteer opportunities,

view June's Volunteer Times here.

Affiliate Partner of the Week

Mission: To empower families to effectively navigate medical debt by encompassing finances, fundraising, education, resources and spiritual well-being.

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Wishlist

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

Amanda's House by Mandolin Foundation

920-737-1884

Laundry soap, fabric softener sheets, paper towels, art supplies, printer paper, daily and monthly bus passes, gas cards, children's shampoo and body wash

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