Volunteer Connect

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Volunteers of the Week

The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay's Social Services Receptionist Team are our volunteers of the week!


The social services receptionist team serves as one of the first connections upon entering the Salvation Army’s building. Whether individuals were coming for a meal, meeting with a case worker, or utilizing the showers, Rusty Bursa and Peggy Seiler were friendly faces on a consistent basis when the Salvation Army had a need. Rusty has been a volunteer for more than 10 years and Peggy for more than four. Because of their service, more than 9,500 unduplicated clients were connected with case workers in 2022 to receive help with food, shelter, meals, showers, or gas cards.


Roles for these dedicated ladies included maintaining hygiene kits and shower schedules, making appointments and connections with case workers, and signing in guests for the lunch program. In addition, they have always been just a phone call away when a staff member is ill or out of town and are happy to fill in. Peggy and Rusty exhibit selfless team spirit. They ask questions, learn the processes, and make helpful suggestions so that they may seamlessly step in to be part of the team whenever they serve. They are friendly and caring toward staff and compassionate and helpful toward guests. Their professionalism radiates in their interactions, whether in person or over the phone. 


Rusty and Peggy frequently offer to tackle projects that streamline the organization’s ability to serve their guests. Staff members say it is a joy to work alongside them as they collaborate to meet needs and do the most good. Thank you, ladies, for all you have done for The Salvation Army and those they serve!


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2024 WPS Volunteer Awards

The nomination period is now open!

To honor outstanding contributions to our community, the Volunteer Center of Brown County and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) encourage you to submit nominations for the WPS Volunteer Awards. The nomination period is open until 5 PM on Wednesday, February 21.


We hope you will consider nominating a volunteer or group of volunteers! Submitting a nomination is a powerful way not only to recognize the impact volunteers have had, but also to bring attention to the organizations where they give their time.


Award categories and sponsors:

Individual awards:

· Youth Volunteer Award – United HealthCare

· Adult Volunteer Award – Georgia-Pacific

· Volunteer in Education Award – The George Kress Foundation

· Volunteer Leadership Award – Constellation

· Heart of Gold Lifetime Achievement Award – Schreiber Foods


Group awards:

· Small Group Award – Festival Foods

· Large Group Award – Green Bay Packers Give Back


Individual or group award:

· Arts and Culture Award – To be announced


For much more information and for a link to the nomination form, click the button below.

2024 WPS Volunteer Awards

And please join us for the

2024 WPS Volunteer Awards breakfast!

Thursday, April 25 at the Lambeau Field Atrium

Registration opens in March.

The Volunteer Center is Hiring!

We are currently seeking an executive director. Click the button below for more information.

Join Our Team!

2024 Affiliate Partner Program

Attention Nonprofits: We Are Still Accepting New and Renewing Affiliates for 2024!

The Volunteer Center of Brown County is the hub of volunteer activity in our area. We connect people looking to volunteer with nonprofits in our area who need them, helping those organizations continue their vital work. Our efforts help raise awareness about their missions and their volunteer needs. 

We assist all nonprofits in Brown County, but we also offer an enhanced level of service through our Affiliate Partner program, which features numerous ways we can help nonprofits find and retain volunteers. Thanks once again to the generosity of the Schneider National Foundation and the Green Bay Packers Foundation/NFL Foundation, each organization that joins for 2024 will automatically receive $100 off the normal annual fee of $250!


Here are just a few of the benefits Affiliate Partners enjoy:

  • Unlimited number of volunteer need postings across all our platforms
  • Free access to our Get Connected platform, which includes unlimited volunteer need listings, community event postings, volunteer check-in capabilities, volunteer hours tracking, and more!
  • Dedicated page on the Volunteer Center website
  • FREE entry into our 7th Annual Community-Wide Volunteer Expo in September 2024
  • Invitations to our bi-monthly Coffee & Collaboration meetings
  • And much, much more!


To read more about all the Affiliate Partner program benefits or to find detailed information on joining or renewing your partnership, visit our website


We look forward to partnering with you in 2024!

Date-Specific Volunteer Opportunities

CASA Volunteer Virtual Info Sessions - February 13 and 29 and March 12 and 28

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 children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect and who are under court protection. From CASA volunteer Mark: "It doesn't take a lot of time to make a difference in a child's life." 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! Sessions: February 13 and March 12, 5:30 pm; February 29 and March 28, 12:00 pm. Minimum age: 21.

CASA of Brown County - Eileen Metzler

920-393-9771, eileen@casabc.org

Seed Packing - February 18

New Leaf Foods would like volunteers to assist with cleaning and packing seeds for the Brown County Seed Library inventory. Location: UWGB STEM Center, Room 136. Shift: 9:00 am-2:30 pm.

New Leaf Foods - Melissa Wass

920-246-4985, seedsaver@newmastergardeners.org

Reading Coaches Initial Training - February 19

Reading Coaches for Kids is a volunteer tutoring program designed to increase students’ reading abilities and literacy skills by training and placing volunteers who read individually with students in area schools. Volunteers are placed in kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms for one hour a week during the regular school day. Training and ongoing support are provided. 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 for the children. Once trained, tutoring takes place at various times during the school day, and a minimum commitment of one hour per week during the school year is requested. Training location: Volunteer Center of Brown County, 984 9th St., Green Bay. Session: 1:00-3:00 pm. Minimum age: 18. Click here for more information and an application.

Reading Coaches for Kids - Nancy Pfankuch

920-600-0184, nancy@volunteergb.org 

Corps Community Night - March 1

Volunteers are needed to be activities and concessions attendants. Location: 626 Union Ct., Green Bay. Shifts: 5:15-6:15 pm (activities) and 5:15-8:00 pm (concessions). Individuals ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Michaela Koepp

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

Volunteer Coaches - March 11-May 22

Girls on the Run is a youth development program that combines social/emotional learning with physical activity. Running is integrated into lessons to empower youth to feel joyful, healthy, and confident. Volunteer coaches lead lessons from a research-based curriculum book. Curriculum, activities, supplies, and training is provided. They are seeking volunteers specifically for Howe Community School for the spring season. Shifts: Mondays and/or Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.

Girls on the Run Northeast Wisconsin - Kathy Olson

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

CASA Youth Meals - March 19 and 27

You, your group or a local restaurant can sponsor and provide a meal for CASA youth as they learn about skills to transition into independent living at the CASA office. CASA is a volunteer-based nonprofit that provides a voice for children/youth who have experienced abuse and/or neglect and are under the legal protection of the court system. Each meal helps fuel CASA youth to successfully learn independent living skills and finish the day strong! This is a great family-friendly volunteer opportunity! Shift starts at 5:00 pm each day. Click here to sign up.

CASA of Brown County - Eileen Metzler

920-393-9771, eileen@casabc.org

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Data Entry

Achieve Brown County is looking for one or more dedicated volunteers who can complete data entry work for their small team. This person would update information and enter donor data into their database. Volunteer should be comfortable working on a laptop. Flexible shifts, Monday-Thursday between 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.

Achieve Brown County - Michelle Korth

920-593-1055, mkorth@achievebrowncounty.org

Home-Delivered Meal Packers and Drivers

Meal packers help package hot food into trays and cold food in bags, as well as assist with the loading of vehicles for delivery. Meal drivers pick up meals from the preparation site and deliver to elderly and disabled individuals who are home-bound in our community by following a delivery route sheet. Drivers must make contact with each participant before dropping off the meal, and mileage reimbursement is offered. Weekday shifts: 8:00-10:00 am (packers) and 10:45 am-12:30 pm (drivers). Minimum age: 18.

ADRC of Brown County - Kimmee Dallmann

920-448-4393, Kimberlee.Dallmann@browncountywi.gov


Medicare Outreach

This volunteer role includes the following duties:

  • Meet with groups (average 25 individuals) to provide information and counseling on Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D; Medicare tools; and other Medicare topics
  • Demonstrate Medicare Part D Planfinder and other online tools to groups and/or work one-on-one with consumers and family members 
  • Conduct PowerPoint presentations and use appropriate handouts to provide information
  • Screen/assist consumers in connecting with other benefit programs as deemed appropriate
  • Track and timely report volunteer activities using designated reporting mechanisms (information to be reported includes, but is not limited to, hours, mileage, number of consumer contacts, and customer demographics)

Individuals interested in volunteering will:

  • Complete all required training as provided to volunteers
  • Have the ability to speak before small groups and/or work one-on-one with consumers and family members
  • Display knowledge of Microsoft Office suite products and have the ability to use various internet websites
  • Display patience and empathy and possess a cheerful and friendly disposition
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with current insurance and a good driving record
  • Pass a background check that includes contact with references and public authorities
  • Not be an active insurance agent nor have an immediate family member who is an active insurance agent

Shifts: minimum of two days per month for up to four hours each day. Minimum age: 18.

ADRC of Brown County - Angela Van Asten

920-448-4560, angela.vanasten@browncountywi.gov

Family Interaction Volunteers

Volunteers assist the department by providing supervision to children that are in out-of-home care during scheduled visits with their parents. The assigned volunteer is responsible for providing a safe, physically and emotionally secure environment during the visit. Visits typically occur at the Family Center or the department. The volunteer’s time commitment is flexible and determined by the hours they want to work and the available assignments. Typically, the volunteer supervises the same family on the same day and time each week.

Flexible shifts, but a three-month commitment is requested to limit the number of volunteers to whom children are exposed. Minimum age: 18.

Brown County Volunteer Services - Judy Tilque

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


Volunteer Drivers

Brown County Health and Human Services relies heavily on the assistance of their volunteer drivers. Those willing to help typically assist with transporting children and families safely to and from authorized visits and appointments. Examples of types of assistance include:

  • Bringing children that reside in out-of-home care to scheduled visits with their parents
  • Transporting a family lacking a safe/stable vehicle to an appointment
  • Picking a child up from school.

Flexible shifts depending on volunteers' schedule. Minimum age: 18.

Brown County Volunteer Services - Judy Tilque

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

Various Volunteer Roles

Catholic Charities would like volunteers to assist in several different roles:

Spanish-English Interpreter

Catholic Charities Financial Health is seeking a volunteer who will be needed occasionally for help interpreting at Spanish-speaking financial appointments. Days/times can be flexible to coordinate with the schedules of everyone involved.

Guest Presenter

The individual volunteering in this role will give financial education presentations (such as teaching classes) on various financial literacy topics within the community. There is a great need for financial literacy all throughout the diocese. Training provided as needed! 

ASL Interpreter

Catholic Charities Financial Health seeks a volunteer who will be needed occasionally to interpret ASL (American Sign Language) for client appointments. Days/times can be flexible to coordinate with the schedules of everyone involved. 

Minimum age for all roles: 18.

Catholic Charities - Kory Krauss

920-272-8252, kkrauss@gbdioc.org

Thrift Store Assistants

De Pere Christian Outreach Thrift Store is looking for friendly, reliable volunteers to help with various departments, including cashiering/bagging, intake (accepting and processing donations), clothing, domestics, household, toys, seasonal, books, and music and media. Shifts: weekdays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 12:00-3:00 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:00-6:30 pm; and Saturdays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Minimum age: 14.

De Pere Christian Outreach - Amy Murphy

920-655-5758, amurphydpco@outlook.com

Home Preparation Volunteers

Ecumenical Partnership for Housing provides homes for families facing homelessness. When they have a family exit their program, they need volunteers to help get the home ready to house the next family. In this process, they go into the home, clean each room, and get it reset for the next family. Volunteers will be cleaning, doing light laundry, and setting up homes in the Brown County area. Flexible shifts between 7:00 am-8:00 pm, based on volunteers’ schedule. Individuals under 16 must be accompanied by someone over the age of 18.

Ecumenical Partnership for Housing - Lacy Hansen

920-655-6323, lacyh@ephgb.org

Science and Engineering Kit Refurbishment

As a volunteer with the Einstein Project, you will be involved in refurbishing STEM kits for classroom use. By refurbishing these kits, you play a vital role in ensuring that students have access to high-quality educational resources. 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 shifts between 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.

Einstein Project - Elizabeth Mayenschein

920-884-8800, elizabeth@einsteinproject.org

Early Education Classroom Grandparents

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 five hours per week, flexible school-day hours. Minimum age: 55.

Encompass Early Education & Care - Deb Johnson

920-785-9710, djohnson@encompasswi.org

Side Walkers and Horse Leaders

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

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. Shifts: 10:30 am-6:30 pm (Mondays), 11:30 am-6:00 pm (Tuesdays), 9:00 am-7:00 pm (Wednesdays), 10:30 am-7:00 pm (Thursdays), and 9:00-11:30 am (second Friday of each month). Minimum age: 14.

Exceptional Equestrians - Anna Splan

920-347-3174, asplan@exceptionalequestrians.org

Meal Train

The meal train is providing meals that can be warmed for Golden House's shelter families. Meal drop-off days and times: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; 3:30 pm, if meal needs to be warmed up, otherwise 4:30 pm. Click here for more details and to sign up. 

Golden House - Jodi Mikulsky

920-435-0100, jodi@goldenhousegb.org

Gallery Interpreter (Docent)

Share and explain information about an assigned gallery/exhibit to museum visitors using collections-based objects and activities at a touch table to enhance visitor engagement and learning. Shifts: 10:00 am-1:00 pm or 1:00-4:00 pm (Saturdays), 1:00-4:00 pm (Sundays). Minimum age: 18.

Neville Public Museum - Ali Smurawa

920-448-7840, ali.smurawa@browncountywi.gov

Workshop Facilitators

Newcap is looking for volunteers to do workshops with residents at their Green Bay and Shawano CABA (Center for Advocating, Believing and Achieving) locations. These facilities are homes, and Newcap's mission is to try and bring people out of poverty and create a better life. The workshops can be on healthy eating, budgeting, how to manage/clean a home, craft projects or anything in which you have a talent. Locations: 315 S. Jefferson St. in Green Bay and 504 Lakeland Rd. in Shawano. Flexible shifts. Individuals under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. 

Newcap LLC - Diana Bushman

920-373-0050, dianabushman@newcap.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

Help fight fraud in the Medicare system and protect beneficiaries from being victims of scams. You're invited to join the Senior Medicare Patrol volunteer team. Through outreach, they educate Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers on how to prevent healthcare fraud and provides tips on how they can protect themselves. SMP volunteers staff booths at health fairs/senior expos/resource events or give small group presentations. 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

Salvation Army Food Pantry Assembly

Help pack food bags for pantry guests at 626 Union Ct., Green Bay. Please wear comfortable shoes. Bending, lifting, and twisting required. Shift: alternating Fridays, 9:00-11:30 am. Click here to sign up.

The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Michaela Koepp

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


Salvation Army Pantry Distribution

Help serve groceries to those in need out of the pantry at 626 Union Ct., Green Bay. Please dress for the weather as you will be indoors and outdoors. Light lifting, bending, twisting, and standing required. Shift: Mondays-Thursdays, 12:45-2:00 pm. Minimum age: 16. Click here to sign up.

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 roles, 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 ages 16-17 are welcome to volunteer with parental consent.

Unity Resale Shoppe, LLC - Paakou Vang

920-339-5501, pvang@unityhospice.org

Animal Counselors and Greeters

The Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay Campus is looking for volunteers to help greet people and to help with adoptions at the main shelter and at their off-site adoption center. Various two-hour shifts between 1:00-6:00 pm. Individuals ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Click here to learn more about their program and how to become a volunteer! 

Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay Campus - Katie Gut

920-469-3110, kgut@wihumane.org

View and download February's Volunteer Times here.


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

Affiliate Partner of the Week

Neville Public Museum Foundation

Mission: To raise money to support the museum’s programs, exhibits and exhibit-related expenditures and, working in partnership with Brown County, to provide educational opportunities for the region and to preserve our extended community’s heritage for generations to come.

Volunteer:

Gallery Interpreter (Docent)

Share and explain information about an assigned gallery/exhibit to museum visitors using collections-based objects and activities at a touch table to enhance visitor engagement and learning. Shifts: 10:00 am-1:00 pm or 1:00-4:00 pm (Saturdays), 1:00-4:00 pm (Sundays). Minimum age: 18.


Contact Ali Smurawa at 920-448-7840 or ali.smurawa@browncountywi.gov.

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Wishlist Items

Please consider donating needed items to these area nonprofits. Thank you!

Golden House

920-435-0100

Fresh fruit and veggies, microwavable meals, snacks

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