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Volunteer of the Week
Bridget Clarksen is our Volunteer of the Week!

Green Bay Sail & Paddle (GBSP) is a non-profit that educates, engages, and inspires area youth and their families to build a lifelong relationship with the great waterways in our community. Sailing lessons are provided to young people, regardless of means and abilities, allowing them to safely enjoy sail and paddle sports on the waters of the bay. Bridget started sailing lessons with GBSP when she was eight years old, and she was a natural at helping others in her class who may have been struggling. The following season she became a volunteer, and she has helped GBSP market their programs whenever there was an opportunity to work with local media. She pitched in at their week-long STEM camp and has assisted during sailing classes. Even at such a young age, she took care to provide not only guidance, but also positive reinforcement for the students who sometimes express apprehension when learning to sail.

Bridget sets a great example for other volunteers as well as staff members. If she sees a task that needs to be done, she is quick to step up to do whatever is necessary. She is the perfect role model for new students who can quickly see that, if someone their age can sail successfully, they can, too. Thanks, Bridget, for representing GBSP so well and for being an amazing young lady!

Note: The information below was accurate as of the time of publication, but please contact the organizations listed
for the most up-to-date information.
Dated Volunteer Opportunities
Bell Ringing - Now through December 24
Sign up to bell ring with The Salvation Army at any of their local kettle stands in the Green Bay area. Click here to review locations and times. Various shifts from 8:00 am-8:00 pm. Children should be accompanied by a guardian.
The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Major Carol Lemirand
Lighting Ceremony - November 19
On Broadway would like volunteers for the annual lighting ceremony event downtown. Duties include helping to set up, facilitating children’s games and activities, directing traffic, and guiding pedestrians to safely cross the street. Shifts: 2:30-4:30 pm (set-up) and 5:00-8:00 pm (activity monitors, crossing guards).
On Broadway - Quincy Fassbender
920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org
Polar Express Train Ride - November 19-December 12 (selected dates)
The National Railroad Museum is excited to host the Polar Express Train Ride, and volunteers are needed both inside and outside to help with crowds, games, and serving hot chocolate. Click here for all of the dates, time slots, and volunteer positions. Volunteers ages 10-15 should be accompanied by a parent; those 16 and older may volunteer on their own.
National Railroad Museum - Megan Blackburn
920-437-7623 x124, mblackburn@nationalrrmuseum.org
Mountain of Food Giveaway - November 26-27
Throughout November, nonperishable food and monetary donations for those in need will be accepted at both Pilgrim Lutheran Church (9:00 am-4:00 pm, 1731 St. Agnes Dr., Green Bay) and Acts 1:8 Ministry (9:00 am-5:00 pm, 2145 S. Oneida St., Green Bay). Then, on Nov. 26, volunteers are needed at Pilgrim from 6:00-8:00 pm to sort and bag food. On Nov. 27, teams of two people with a car are needed to distribute food from 9:30 am-12:00 pm (meet at Pilgrim). Minimum age: 10 to pack food, 15 to help deliver food.
Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell
920-494-2289, vickienell@acts18.org
Small Business Saturday - November 27
Volunteers will assist in a make-and-take project in The Art Garage's gallery during their open hours. Visitors are welcome to join in! Shifts: 12:00-2:00 pm and 2:00-4:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.
The Art Garage - Tristin St. Mary
920-448-6800, tstmary@theartgarage.org
Winter Wine and Beer Walk - December 3, 10 and 17
Volunteers are needed for the following duties: set-up (assist in distributing wine and beer to local businesses and other basic event set-up), punch card sales (assist with selling punch cards, check online ticket sales for punch cards, and check IDs for 21+ to give wristbands), and as licensed servers (assist the Broadway businesses by being their wine and beer server; must have a valid server's license). Shifts: 3:00-5:00 pm (set-up), 4:45-9:00 pm (punch card sales and servers). Minimum age: 18.
On Broadway - Quincy Fassbender
920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org
Adopt-a-Family Drop-off and Distribution - December 8-9
Volunteers will receive gifts from donors' vehicles and bring them inside to the correct family space on Dec. 8. On Dec. 9, assist families in picking up gifts and loading into their vehicles. Volunteers will be on their feet and will be bending and lifting. They will be going indoors and outdoors, so should dress for the weather. Various shifts both days: 8:45 am-6:00 pm. Location: Next door to Fresh Thyme, Ashwaubenon. Minimum age: 14.
The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Renee Main
P.A.C.K. Event: Plush Toy Giveaway - December 11
Matthew 19:14 - "Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these'." Volunteers are needed to prepare and distribute fluffy Christmas toys for children to show how much Jesus loves them. Shift: 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Location: Pick 'n' Save, 1291 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay. Minimum age: 13.
Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell
920-494-2289, vickienell@acts18.org
Toys for Tots - December 17 and 20
Duties will include helping parents find the perfect toy for their children, stocking toys, assisting with bringing toys to the parents' vehicles, and packing boxes of food. Most roles are inside, but some are outside and building may get cool, so volunteers should dress in layers. For most roles, volunteers will be on their feet and do light bending and lifting. Various shifts both days: 7:45 am-6:30 pm. Minimum age: 13.
The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Renee Main
Winterfest - January 29, 2022
Volunteers are needed for the following duties: set-up and take-down, soup samples (handle soup purchases and monitor the area for clean-up), activity monitor (supervise outdoor activities, which will be moved indoors if weather is bad), and crossing guard (help families cross the street safely throughout the event). Shifts: 9:00-11:00 am (set-up), 10:30 am-1:00 pm (soup), 10:30 am-3:00 pm (activity monitor), 11:00 am-3:00 pm (crossing guard), and 2:45-4:30 pm (take-down).
On Broadway - Quincy Fassbender
920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Meals on Wheels Drivers
Deliver meals to homebound older adults in the Green Bay area. Over 122,000 meals were delivered last year with the help of their generous volunteers! Mileage reimbursement is available, and this is an excellent opportunity to get to know those in your community. Flexible schedule (set the days that work for you). Shifts: 11:00 am-12:30 pm weekdays. Minimum age: 18. Click here for a volunteer application.
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County - Kimberly Gould
Guest Experience Volunteers
Perform a variety of fun activities with the goal being to strengthen Altrusa's 'home-like' atmosphere. This position will help enhance the experience of their guests who are going through medical crises. Activities include (but are not limited to) assembling care packages, visiting with guests in common areas, baking cookies and snacks, and distributing 'thinking of you' cards to guests. Flexible shifts, but typically a few hours from 8:00 am-12:00 pm or 4:00-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.
Altrusa House - Annie Bongiorno
920-884-6677,

Meal Heroes
Provide a home-cooked meal for families staying at the home. Groups of 3-5 volunteers can provide, prepare (onsite or off), serve, and share a meal with the guests. 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! Shift: 4:00-7:30 pm (includes clean-up). Volunteers under 17 must have guardian supervision.
Altrusa House - Annie Bongiorno
920-884-6677,
General Assistance
Volunteers will help with ongoing duties when needed: outdoor trash pick-up and sweeping, light shoveling and salting, cleaning, set-up/take-down of events, organizing inventory, etc. Various shifts, 1-5 hours per week as needed. Minimum age: 16.
The Art Garage - Tristin St. Mary
920-448-6800, tstmary@theartgarage.org
Personalized Coaches
Brain Center of Green Bay is in need of volunteers to assist with its coaching program. Medical, social work or nursing backgrounds are preferred. Individuals with experience in caregiving and/or working with individuals with brain disease, brain disorders or brain conditions are also encouraged to connect with them. Coaches will receive training and be connected with a coach mentor. Various shifts.
Brain Center of Green Bay - Christine Vanden Hoogen
Pals Program Mentors
Volunteer mentors spend time in a recreational or learning activity with a child, age 3 or older, who 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 it is hoped that volunteers would engage with their Pal for a minimum of one year. Minimum age: 18.
Brown County Health and Human Services - Jenna Durkee
Drivers
Due to a sharp decline in drivers, there is an urgent need for volunteers to drive seniors and people with disabilities to and from vital appointments and offer door-to-door assistance as needed. Curative provides vehicles, gas, and insurance. No CDL is required. Volunteers must have a good driving record, and a background check will be performed. Flexible four- to five-hour morning or afternoon shifts, Monday-Friday. Minimum age: 18.
Curative Connections - Tina Whetung
Clean Team or Adopt-a-Block
Come help keep downtown looking great while getting in steps and checking out the new businesses in the districts. Volunteer duties include trash pick-up (that's right, you get a super-cool grabby thing to use) and weeding (use those biceps!). Shifts are flexible, but they are asking for a minimum commitment of two hours per week (you want more? go for it!). Minimum age: 14, unless accompanied by an adult (they think all volunteers are great, but volunteers can't be shorter than their pickers are long!). Click here for program information.
Downtown Green Bay Inc. & Olde Main Street Inc. - Sally Ebeling
Sidewalkers
Volunteers who assist during riding sessions start in the role of sidewalker for a minimum of two weeks. Volunteers with horsemanship experience can complete the horse lead assessment to become horse leaders. Sidewalking duties include: interacting with clients; assisting during mount and dismount; and assisting the client during activities such as grooming the horse, playing games, and other tasks. Training is provided. Various shifts: 10:00 am-7:00 pm. Minimum age: 14.
Exceptional Equestrians - Molly Kafka
Facebook Intern or Volunteer
This unpaid position assists in writing promotional material with the marketing team. Primary responsibilities include researching and writing articles for social media and other duties as needed. All work can be done from home. Should have enthusiasm for enlightening the public about events in the community. School credit service time can be arranged. Flexible hours, 5-15 hours per month. Minimum age: 16.
Green Bay Area Newcomers Neighbors - Joleen Allard
 
Photography/Videography Intern or Volunteer
This unpaid position assists in creating promotional material with the marketing team. Primary responsibilities include taking high-quality photos and/or videos for the organization’s social media, including YouTube and Instagram. Photography and/or videography and editing skills are preferred. Some work can be done from home, but most projects will be done in public settings such as parks, downtown, etc. School credit service time can be arranged. Hours are flexible, but 5-15 hours per month or more is expected. Minimum age: 16.
Green Bay Area Newcomers Neighbors - Joleen Allard
Grief Group Nights
Help kids ages 4-18 with projects, and help facilitate grief groups. Training will be provided for all volunteers, and a background check will be done. Shift: once a month, 5:30-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
Hope's House - Gina Peotter
Garden Blitz Communications Volunteers
New Leaf Foods has several volunteer communication manager opportunities available for their annual Garden Blitz event, including newsletter, social media, Blitz narrative project, website, email, media, flyers and posters. Flexible schedule.
New Leaf Foods, Inc. - Tanya E. Westmoreland
920-784-7769, tewestmoreland@gmail.com
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, over 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. Dedicated, caring volunteers provide consistency and educational support by reading individually with students. This is done during the school day in K-5 classrooms or after school programs throughout Brown County, helping students improve their reading skills. Reading Coaches are currently volunteering in person in the Green Bay school district (though with the unpredictability of COVID status, this can always change). Masks are required for all students, staff, and visitors in all Green Bay district buildings. Shifts: various times during the school day. Minimum age: 18. Click here for more information and an application.
Reading Coaches for Kids - Deb Johnson
920-600-0184, deb@volunteergb.org
Blood Drive Registration
Do you enjoy interacting with people while assisting in life-saving work? Then this is the opportunity for you! The only real 'job requirement' is a personal desire to help others. As a registration attendant, you will be greeting and checking in donors at blood drives, explaining the registration paperwork, and helping donors get to the screening area. Orientation and training are provided. A variety of days and times are available in Appleton, Oshkosh, Little Chute, and other locations throughout Northeastern Wisconsin. There is no minimum or maximum number of hours for volunteering. Minimum age: 18.
The Community Blood Center - Heather Du Vall
Dinner for $2
A meal will be prepared for the UW-Green Bay community every Tuesday during their semester. Volunteers can help make the meal, serve the meal, and/or clean up afterwards. All donations from the meal go toward the food pantry on the UWGB campus. Shifts: 4:00-5:00 pm (set-up), 5:00-6:00 pm (serving), and 6:00-7:00 pm (clean-up).
The Richard Mauthe Center - Abby Ledvina
920-465-5133, abbyledvina@mcenter.org
Social Media Intern
Forward-thinking, fast-paced non-profit is looking for an unpaid intern with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media platforms. Duties include: monitoring and posting on blogs, forums, and social networks; assisting with online outreach and promotion using Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.; creating images for media posts; writing copy for posts in order to grow social media presence; and utilization of social media to promote events. Approximately two hours per week.
The Spine Project - Dr. Julie Wyss

Marketing Intern
The Spine Project seeks an unpaid intern who can participate in various stages of print and online marketing campaigns in coordination with their social media team. Brand awareness and donor recognition are key components for this position. Connection and an outgoing personality are crucial for the success of this position. Approximately 10-12 hours per month.
The Spine Project - Dr. Julie Wyss
Knitting/Crocheting
Knit or crochet red, white, and blue lap blankets for veterans on hospice. Flexible shifts.
Unity Hospice - Kelly Lautenslager

Activity Blankets
Create activity blankets for Alzheimer's hospice patients. All supplies will be provided. Flexible shifts.
Unity Hospice - Kelly Lautenslager

Resale Shoppe
Volunteers accept, clean, and sort donations; price and stage the sales floor; or work the cash register on the sales floor. Shifts: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm, or 4:00-6:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
Unity Hospice Resale Shoppe - Alicia Schram
920-339-5501, aschram@unityhospice.org
Shelter Volunteers
The Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay Campus is looking for volunteers to help support the shelter. Roles include adoption greeters, event volunteers, and off-site adoption center volunteers. Click here to learn more about the program and how to become a volunteer. Various daily shifts between 8:00 am-6:00 pm. Individuals ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult; those 16 and older may volunteer on their own.
Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay Campus - Liz Driss
414-431-6103, ldriss@wihumane.org
For more volunteer opportunities, view November's Volunteer Times here.
Affiliate Partner of the Week
Advocate Aurora at Home Hospice
Mission: To help people live well. Their devotion to education, research and the people they serve is centered upon one goal: connecting their patients, team members and communities to their health.
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