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Volunteers of the Week

Mary Lou and Jim Schumacher are our volunteers of the week!

The mission of The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay is to preach the gospel of Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Mary Lou and Jim do just that, in so many ways. When they retired here in 2021, they wanted to stay engaged so, having served The Salvation Army previously, they joined the Green Bay Corps. Their knowledge and skills were so widespread they were able to jump right in without missing a step. Their kindness and enthusiasm are wonderful to witness. Every time there is a need, the Schumachers do whatever they can to step forward and help. 

Jim and Mary Lou regularly volunteer in the lunch service program, serving nearly 200 people per day. They have also assisted seniors by providing safe rides to weekly in-house programming opportunities. They even dove headfirst into making an impact on the Christmas campaign. The Schumachers truly are leaders in the service field. Their dedication, willingness to do whatever they can, and positive attitudes are inspiring. Day in and day out, they are making a difference and are prime examples of doing God’s work and serving our community in wonderful ways. Thank you, Jim and Mary Lou, for your willingness to share your time and talents!

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Date-Specific Volunteer Opportunities

Polar Express Train Ride - December 2-11

The National Railroad Museum is excited to host the Polar Express Train Ride. Volunteers are needed both inside and outside to help with crowds, ticketing, and serving hot chocolate. Click here for timeslots and volunteer positions. Shifts: 3:00-9:00 pm (Fridays), 1:00-5:15 pm and 5:00-9:00 pm (Saturdays), and 3:00-9:00 pm (Sundays). Volunteers ages 10-14 should be accompanied by a parent.

National Railroad Museum - Megan Blackburn

920-437-7623, mblackburn@nationalrrmuseum.org

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Christkindlmarket - December 2, 9, 16

Volunteers are needed to assist in two areas at this outdoor market:

  • Serve beverages in the beverage tent. Requires cash handling. 
  • Greet visitors, track attendance, and distribute surveys for attendee information to submit for economic impact. 

Shifts: 4:30-7:00 pm and 7:00-9:30 pm. Minimum age: 18.

On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org

Winter Wine and Beer Walks - December 2, 9, 16

Guests will enjoy tastings from local wineries, breweries and a few eateries while visiting businesses and exploring the Broadway District. Various volunteer roles are available:

  • Check in guests on an iPad - Assist with checking in guests using Eventbrite. You will be given directions on how to use the app before starting this simple process.
  • Wine/beer server/card punch - Assist a Broadway business by being available to them to help with serving beverages and punching cards. Please indicate if you have a valid servers' license.
  • Check IDs - Checking IDs for 21+ guests.
  • Wristbands - Put wristbands on guests as they enter Old Fort Square.
  • Merch table - Sell Winter Wine and Beer Walk scarves and hats at Old Fort Square, which requires cash- and card-handling.

Shifts: 4:30-6:30 pm (check-in, checking IDs, wristbands), 4:30-9:00 pm (wine/beer/card punch and merch table). Minimum age: 21.

On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org

Christmas Party Assistants - December 14

Volunteers are needed to help with a Christmas party being put on for Angels Touch residents. Duties include serving plates, cleaning up after dinner, doing dishes, cleaning the kitchen, and visiting with residents and families. Shifts: 3:00-5:00 pm (set-up) and 6:00-8:00 pm (clean-up).

Angels Touch Assisted Living - Carly Lulloff

920-676-0700, carlyl@angelstouchcbrf.com

Packer Game Ticket Scanning and Seat Rental - December 19, plus other dates

Ticket scanners: Volunteers will be given a handheld ticket scanning device and, once at their assigned gate, a supervisor will train them on its use. Shifts last 3.5-4.5 hours (see below for start times). Groups normally stay 30-45 minutes after kick-off and will then be released by their gate supervisor. Minimum age: 16.


Seat rental: A supervisor will distribute handheld card readers to volunteers and provide training on them (Lambeau Field is cashless and takes cards only). Once fans start coming into the stadium, groups will sell the rental seats ($8 each, currently). Some volunteers will be handling card transactions while others will be handing the seats to the fans as they pay for them. Physical requirements: standing entire shift (one person may sit), bending, and lifting up to 5 pounds. Shifts last 3.5-4.5 hours (see below for start times). Groups stay 30-45 minutes after kickoff and are then released by the supervisor to return to the usher room and check out. Minimum age: 16.


Start times and additional dates:

·   December 19: 4:15 pm

·   January 1: 12:25 pm

·   January 7 or 8: TBA

Hand of Hope - Kristi King

920-265-9708, kristi54162@gmail.com

Toys for Tots Distribution - December 20-22

Help parents find the perfect gift! Volunteer roles include shoppers, cart assistance, vehicle loaders, greeters, stockers, meal assembly, and guest check-in. Bilingual Hmong and Spanish translators also are needed. In addition, toy sorters are needed on various dates from November 30-December 15. Location: former Shopko East Town at 2430 E. Mason, Green Bay. Various shifts. Minimum age: 14.

The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Kristine Schmidt

920-593-2375, kristine.schmidt@usc.salvationarmy.org

Family Fun Night at the Kroc - January 27, plus other dates

Volunteers are needed to greet and direct guests; help with craft, snack or family activities; and assist with end-of-event duties like clean-up and closing. A free ticket will be available for each volunteer so their child can be part of the night! Shift: 5:00-8:00 pm. Additional dates: February 24, March 17, and May 19. Minimum age: 16.

Kroc Center of Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Kristine Schmidt

920-593-2375, kristine.schmidt@usc.salvationarmy.org

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Holiday Stockings

The holiday season can be a tough time for some people. Aurora Hospice is looking for 25-30 holiday stockings to give to their hospice patients over the holidays. You can prefill them with stocking stuffers or just supply the stocking.

Aurora at Home Hospice - Lexi Pirman

920-627-5306, lexi.pirman@aah.org

Companions/Friendly Hospice Visitors

Volunteers are the heart of hospice! Aurora is looking for kind, caring individuals to provide companionship and be a friendly visitor to their patients in end-of-life care. Patients are in facilities or at their homes throughout the Brown County area, so there is likely a person in need conveniently close to you. A visitor brightens their day and lightens your heart.

As a hospice visitor volunteer, you may:

  • Provide active listening and a caring presence
  • Read a book or listen to their favorite music
  • Play games or take walks as they are able
  • Participate in life review or just hear their stories
  • Be present while a caregiver rests
  • Remember special days
  • Laugh with them
  • Or just hold their hand while they rest

Training is provided so you can be confident and comfortable in doing an excellent job as a companion volunteer. You will develop soft social skills such as active listening and empathetic companionship in a health care setting. This can reflect well on a resume. Shifts: Volunteers typically visit with a patient once a week for 1-2 hours. Scheduling is flexible. Minimum age: 18.

Aurora at Home Hospice - Lexi Pirman

920-627-5306, lexi.pirman@aah.org

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Memory Bear Sewers

Looking for volunteers who want to use their sewing talent to serve a great purpose. Memory bears are stuffed animals that are made from personal clothing items as a keepsake for families of their lost loved one. Supplies are provided, and you can work from the comfort of your own home. Flexible shifts. Minimum age: 18. 

Compassus Hospice - Kacie Doxtator

920-321-2004, kacie.doxtator@compassus.com

Veteran Volunteers

Compassus Hospice's veteran-to-veteran program aims to pair recruited veteran volunteers with hospice patients who have been identified as veterans. Veteran volunteers are important because they are able to form a camaraderie with veteran patients. These volunteers can help by taking part in pinning ceremonies and/or distributing certificates, providing companionship by paying friendly visits, and providing respite for caregivers. Flexible shifts. Minimum age: 18. 

Compassus Hospice - Kacie Doxtator

920-321-2004, kacie.doxtator@compassus.com

Childcare Volunteers

Come have fun while helping to provide childcare as parents attend essential training to aid in their journey to self-sufficiency. Shifts: Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm; Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 am; or Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 am and 6:30-7:30 pm. Volunteers younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Freedom House Ministries - Bobbi Jo Mashlan



Girl Scout Troop Leaders

The Girl Scouts are looking for volunteers that love to learn new things, help girls grow into courageous leaders, and have fun! As a troop leader at Susie C. Altmayer Elementary and/or Heritage Elementary, you are able to choose when and how often your troop will meet. You will plan troop meetings, fun events, and more. Flexible shifts from December-June. Minimum age: 18.  

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes - Natalie Jaroch

920-955-3460, njaroch@gsnwgl.org

Newcomers Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties:

  • Research things to do in Green Bay, the history of the area, fun facts, activities, recipes, desserts, quotes, and jokes. These items are needed for the weekly calendar that is emailed to over 2,600 in the community.
  • Distribution of Newcomers' Resource Guide
  • Photography and videos
  • Light office work such as mailing, phone calling, and data entry

Various shifts. Minimum age: 18. 

Green Bay Area Newcomers Neighbors - Joleen Allard

920-680-7437, joleen@greenbaynewcomers.com

Tour Guides

Enjoy kids and museums? The Neville is looking for adult volunteers to lead school tours through the exhibits. Successful tour guides are outgoing, able to think on their feet, and willing to lead three or four tours per month (about two hours per shift). Various shifts, mostly weekdays between 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Minimum age: 18. 

Neville Public Museum - Ryan Swadley

920-448-7840, ryan.swadley@browncountywi.gov

Volunteer Coordinator

New Leaf Foods' committed board of directors, community connections and support, and bountiful variety of experiences will allow their volunteer coordinator to flourish both professionally and personally while working to create a sustainable local food system. Their small, dedicated group of volunteers comes together to provide an extraordinary educational experience unique to our community and unique to each individual's expertise and desired areas of growth. The volunteer coordinator, an unpaid position, will work collaboratively with New Leaf Foods' board of directors to develop their community volunteer coordination strategies, including outreach and marketing, recruiting volunteers, volunteer communications, maintaining the volunteer database, and overseeing volunteer training and onboarding. Flexible shifts. Minimum age: 18. 

New Leaf Foods, Inc. - Kim Diaz

920-600-4413, kimr.diaz@gmail.com

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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 - Nancy Pfankuch

920-600-0184, nancy@volunteergb.org

Crochet Hearts

Volunteers are needed to crochet 2" hearts that will be left around town to encourage others. This project was created to reduce the stigma around mental health and hopefully reduce suicides by spreading kindness one heart at a time. Can be done whenever and wherever convenient for volunteers. Learn more here.

The Little Heart Project - Kathleen Jensen

608-665-1352, thelittleheartproj@gmail.com

Bread Run Drivers and Dishwashers

Give back through food at the Salvation Army.

  • Bread run drivers pick up bread from area businesses. You must pass a background check and be driver-approved. Shifts: Mondays and Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 am.
  • Dishwashers will assist the lunch program. Shifts: Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:45 am-12:45 pm.

Minimum age: 18.

The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Kristine Schmidt

920-593-2375, kristine.schmidt@usc.salvationarmy.org

Therapy Dogs

Unity is seeking therapy dogs and their handlers to visit patients at the Jack and Engrid Meng Hospice Residence. Flexible shifts. Dogs must be board-certified and minimum age for handlers is 18.

Unity Hospice - Kelly Lautenslager

920-338-1111, klautensalger@unityhospice.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 and staging merchandise 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; Saturdays, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.

Unity Resale Shoppe, LLC - Paakou Vang

920-339-5501, pvang@unityhospice.org

Shelter Support

The Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay Campus is looking for volunteers to help support the shelter. Roles include animal care volunteers, dog walkers, laundry assistants, enrichment, vet support, and off-site adoption center volunteers. Click here to learn more about their program and how to become a volunteer! Daily shifts: 8:00 am-6:00 pm. Individuals ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay Campus - Katie Gut

920-469-3110, kgut@wihumane.org

For a monthly list of volunteer opportunities,

view December's Volunteer Times here.

Affiliate Partner of the Week

Mission: To bring the best end-of-life experience to our communities by delivering unwavering strength, compassion and support.


Therapy Dogs

Board-certified therapy dogs are needed to visit patients at the Jack and Engrid Meng Hospice Residence. Flexible shifts. Minimum age for handlers: 18.

Contact Kelly Lautenslager at 920-338-1111 or klautensalger@unityhospice.org.

Resale Shoppe Volunteers

Volunteers help with various duties, including handling donations, pricing and staging merchandise, and working the cash register. Various shifts. Minimum age: 18.

Contact Paakou Vang at 920-339-5501 or pvang@unityhospice.org.

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