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Now Accepting Nominations!

The nomination period for the

35th Annual WPS Volunteer Awards is now open!

To honor outstanding contributions to our community, the Volunteer Center of Brown County and Wisconsin Public Service encourage you to submit nominations for the WPS Volunteer Awards. The nomination period is open until 5:00 pm on Monday, February 27

We hope you will consider nominating a volunteer, group of volunteers or (new this year) a local nonprofit for the 2023 WPS Volunteer Awards. This is a powerful way to recognize the impact volunteers have had, and it creates more awareness in our community about organizations where volunteers give their time. 

Click on the button below to get all the details about the nomination process and to access the nomination forms.

Take me to the WPS Volunteer Awards webpage!

And don't forget to join us for the 2023 WPS Volunteer Awards! The always-inspiring awards breakfast will be held at the Lambeau Field Atrium on Thursday, April 27. Registration for the event will open in March.

Volunteer of the Week

Jack Rhyner is our volunteer of the week!

Evergreen Productions and its young actor program, formerly Next Door Theater, have long histories. Through the years, this history has been kept in the form of newspaper clippings, programs from performances, photos, and notes. Unfortunately, many items were beginning to deteriorate, so Jack gathered all the photos, scrapbooks, programs, and notes from the archives, put them into chronological order, and scanned them. For Evergreen, history is now digitally preserved, allowing them to celebrate those individuals who came before and recognize their contributions in making the organization what it is today.

In addition to helping preserve Evergreen's history, Jack is a knowledge base for many of the technical aspects of theater, like lighting, sound, and movement of actors. This is not something that just anyone can do. These are learned skills, which involve knowing the safety requirements, how to care for equipment, and how to use the lights and sound to truly make the stage come alive. Because this is not the glamorous side of theater (like being on the stage), Evergreen struggles to find individuals willing to give the time and who have the expertise to assist in these areas. However, they feel blessed to have Jack! He is always glad to share his knowledge with anyone interested in learning, and he is willing to step in whenever he is needed. Thanks, Jack, for all you do!

Click here to find this story on our Facebook page!

Date-Specific Volunteer Opportunities

Blood Drive Assistants - Now through January 31

American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to welcome donors to blood drives and provide friendly support before and after they give. This can include helping donors register, answering their questions, and assisting them at the refreshments table. Various shifts during regular work hours. Minimum age: 18.

American Red Cross - Lee Borofka

920-737-9974, [email protected]

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Playgroup - Beginning January 23

Hand-n-Hand of Northeastern Wisconsin is looking for volunteers to socialize, play, and provide positive modeling during art and snack activities with young children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Volunteers will also help clean up at the end of each group session. Experience in using sign language is preferred, but not required. Shifts: Mondays (beginning January 23), 5:30-8:00 pm; weekly availability is required through May 1. Minimum age: 13. 

Hand-n-Hand of Northeastern Wisconsin - Jenny Geiken

920-737-0477, [email protected]

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Reading Coach Initial Training - January 25 or 26

Reading Coaches for Kids is a volunteer tutoring program designed to increase students' reading abilities and literacy skills by providing 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. No educational background is needed; 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. 

Training sessions (you only need to attend one): January 25, 1:00-3:00 pm, or January 26, 9:00-11:00 am. Location: Volunteer Center of Brown County, 984 9th St., Green Bay.

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 preferred. Minimum age: 18. Click here for more information and an application. 

Reading Coaches for Kids - Nancy Pfankuch

920-600-0184, [email protected]

Winterfest - January 28

Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles, including setting up tents, tables, and chairs; unloading the truck; handing out maps to kids and families in the information tent; monitoring outdoor children's games and activities (will be moved indoors if weather is bad); and assisting with tear-down and clean-up of the event. Shifts: 8:00-11:00 am (set-up), 10:45 am-3:00 pm (info tent, crossing guards, activity monitors), and 3:00-4:30 pm (tear-down). This is a great opportunity for high school students!

On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, [email protected]

CABA Volunteers - January 31

Newcap staff will be offsite at an all-agency training and would like volunteers to assist with providing supervision and coverage at Newcap's interim housing facility called CABA in Green Bay. Volunteers will interact with households and assist with life skill tasks such as cooking, cleaning, etc. Volunteers may take messages from clients for staff, who will be available via phone should there be any emergencies. Shifts: 7:00 am-12:00 pm and 12:00-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.

Newcap, Inc. - Terri West

800-242-7334, [email protected]

Seroogy’s Valentine Run - February 3-4 

Golden House is a partner for this run/walk, and proceeds will benefit their programming. Volunteers are needed to help make it a success! Visit the links below for more information and to sign up. Please mention Golden House when signing up.

Minimum age: 16.

Golden House - Jodi Nuthals-Mikulsky

920-435-0100, [email protected]

Family School Carnival - February 3-4

Howard Elementary's PTO would like volunteers to assist with various duties at their school carnival.


  • Two-hour shifts, 2:00-9:00 pm: decorate, set up games and food stations, organize prizes


  • 9:00-11:00 am: final set-up
  • 10:30-11:45 am: assist with games, face painting, arts and crafts, dance party station, serving food and drink
  • 11:45 am-1:00 pm and 1:00-2:00 pm: assist with games, face painting, arts and crafts, dance party stations, serving food and drink, ticket sales
  • 12:00-12:30 and 1:15-1:45 pm: dress up in the Howard Husky costume
  • 2:00-5:00 pm: clean-up

Minimum age: middle schoolers. Click here to sign up.

Howard Elementary PTO - Emily Halla

920-770-7240, [email protected]

Clean-up and Recycling Crews -

February 9-April 5 (select dates)

Hand of Hope is a charity partner for various events taking place at the Resch Center, and volunteers are needed to assist with clean-up and recycling.

Dates and shifts (four hours are scheduled, but it will usually only take two to three hours):

  • February 9, Old Dominion, 10:00 pm-2:00 am
  • February 16-19, Disney on Ice, 8:30 pm-12:30 am
  • February 24, Bert Kreischer, 9:00 pm-1:00 am
  • March 15, Jeff Dunham, 9:00 pm-1:00 am
  • March 24, Impractical Jokers, 9:30 pm -1:30 am
  • April 5, For King + Country, 10:30 pm-2:30 am

Minimum age: 16.

Hand of Hope - Kristi King

920-265-9708, [email protected]

Rails & Ales Brewfest - February 11

Volunteers are needed to help greet and direct guests, serve food, assist vendors, supervise the auction area, and help with games. Shifts: 4:30-6:30 pm (premium event) and 5:30-9:30 pm (standard event). You can sign up for both shifts! Minimum age: 21. Click here for more information and to volunteer.

National Railroad Museum - Megan Blackburn

920-437-7623, [email protected]

Rose Giveaway - February 14

Help hand out roses, which are free of charge, just like the love of God. This is a P.A.C.K. (Planned Acts of Christian Kindness) event and is a beautiful way to remind people that they are loved and to show the love and grace God has for all of us. Location: Metro Market (formerly Pick 'n' Save), 1291 Lombardi Access Rd., Green Bay. Shift: 5:00-6:00 pm. Minimum age: 13.

Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell

920-494-2289, [email protected]

Volunteer Training - March 2023

CASA of Brown County recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children under court protection until they are safe and thriving in permanent homes. If you'd like to help change a child's story and make a lasting impact, pre-service training begins in March 2023. It will be a blend of virtual and in-person sessions. Various shifts. Minimum age: 21. Click here to learn more.

CASA of Brown County - Taylor Connell

920-437-2272, [email protected]

The Great Bunny Train - April 1-2

Volunteers are needed across the property to help guide the Easter Bunny, hand out candy, monitor games and crafts, and so much more! Shifts: 8:30 am-1:00 pm and 12:45-5:15 pm. Volunteers ages 10-14 should be accompanied by a parent. Click here to learn more and to sign up.

National Railroad Museum - Liz Van Pay

920-437-7623, [email protected]

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Cleaning Volunteer

The cleaning person will support the home office in Green Bay by performing basic and general cleaning and/or maintenance duties as needed, in an effort to help grow awareness and raise support to further Acts 1:8 Ministry's mission. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms, etc., and other duties as assigned.

They are seeking outgoing and cheerful volunteers who have a passion for their mission: training Christians to evangelize through kindness. Various part-time shifts. Minimum age: 18.

Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell

920-494-2289, [email protected]

Hospice Patient Companions

With the New Year upon us, you are probably either excelling at your resolutions or the celery is wilting in the fridge and the treadmill already has some clothes hanging on it. Aurora has a new resolution for you that will show instant results and gratification. Be a hospice volunteer and help those in your community! You may be asking, "How can this help me?" Well, the reward that you get from playing a game of checkers with that gentleman at the nursing home, helping that sweet lady make her cookies one more time, holding a hand or just giving the family a break to go get groceries, is so heartwarming. By providing pet/massage/music therapy or a typical companionship visit, you feel good instantly. You feel happier than you did before, because you not only helped this patient or family, but you will also find you helped yourself. No experience is necessary, just your kind heart. Online and personal training provided (no weights for this training). So, if you are ready to stow the yoga mat and choose a resolution that will last all year long, this may be the opportunity for you! Various shifts.

Aurora at Home Hospice - Lexi Pirman

920-627-5306, [email protected]

Side-Walking and Horse-Leading

All volunteers that assist during riding sessions start in the role of side-walker for a minimum of two weeks. Volunteers who have horsemanship experience can complete their horse leader assessment and transition into horse leaders. A regular weekly time commitment is preferred. Most of their volunteers average 1-3 hours weekly at a regularly scheduled time. Side-walker shifts: Tuesdays, 11:30 am-5:00 pm; Wednesdays, 3:00-6:30 pm; and Thursdays, 4:00-6:30 pm. Horse-leader shifts: Mondays, 11:00 am-6:30 pm; Tuesdays, 11:30 am-12:15 pm; Wednesdays, 12:00-4:30 pm; and Thursdays, 1:00-6:30 pm. Minimum age: 14.

Exceptional Equestrians - Molly Kafka

920-347-3174, [email protected]

Board of Directors Members

Hand-N-Hand of Northeastern Wisconsin is seeking motivated and creative individuals to serve on their board of directors. Members regularly attend meetings while providing leadership and direction for this effective and supportive resource for families with children experiencing hearing loss. Meetings: third Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.

Hand-n-Hand of Northeastern Wisconsin - Jenny Geiken

920-737-0477, [email protected]

Board of Directors Members

Shelter in the Storm works with teens who are struggling with mental health issues and school. They are looking to add individuals with various backgrounds to their board of directors for their new youth center in Green Bay. Meetings: quarterly, 6:00-7:30 pm. Minimum age: 21.

Shelter in the Storm - Tim Grom

847-840-1734, [email protected]

Shelter Volunteers

IThe Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay Campus is looking for volunteers to help support the shelter. They are in need of animal care volunteers, dog walkers, laundry, enrichment, vet support, and off-site adoption center volunteers. Daily shifts: 8:00 am-6:00 pm. Volunteers ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please 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, [email protected]

For a monthly list of volunteer opportunities,

view January's Volunteer Times here.

Affiliate Partner of the Week

Mission: To prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


Blood Drive Assistants - Now through January 31

Provide friendly support to donors before and after they give. Various shifts during regular work hours. Minimum age: 18.

Contact Lee Borofka at 920-737-9974 or [email protected]

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