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YOU can change the community. By signing up for just one of these opportunities, you will make a difference. This weekly email primarily features community partners in need of volunteers. 

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Volunteer Center Updates
2020 Virtual Volunteer Expo
A virtual experience hosted by the Volunteer Center of Brown County and presented by Fox Communities Credit Union

September 13-19, 2020
Via Facebook & Zoom
Join us from the comfort of your home to get connected with many of Brown County’s non-profits. We’ll be providing a virtual way for you to learn about each participating organization, their in-person and/or remote volunteer needs, and more!

Here is what to expect throughout the week:

- Keynote presentation by best selling author and entrepreneur, Alonzo Kelly of Kelly Leadership Group LLC
- Information about each participating organization, their current in-person and/or remote volunteer needs, etc.
- Volunteer information sessions hosted by some of the participating organizations (done via Zoom).
- The opportunity to help the Volunteer Center gift $1,000 to a participating organization
- And more!

Participating Organizations:

Acts 1:8 Ministry
ADRC of Brown County
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
Board on Aging and Long Term Care Volunteer Ombudsman Program
Brown County Historical Society
Brown County United Way
Brown County Volunteer Services
CASA of Brown County
Circles Green Bay
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 3
Encompass
Freedom House Ministries
Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity/ReStore
Hand of Hope, Inc.
Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, Inc.
Laundry Love Green Bay
Literacy Green Bay
National Railroad Museum
New Leaf Foods
NEW Zoo & Adventure Park
On Broadway
Service League of Green Bay
Sexual Assault Center
St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter
St. Vincent de Paul Green Bay
The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay
Unity Hospice Resale Shoppe

Interested in attending the Virtual Volunteer Expo and finding out about all of the ways you can serve in our community?

Be sure to check out our Facebook event and click "Going" to stay updated on the latest Expo news!

Click on the button below to view our Facebook event.
Please help us spread the word about the Expo by sharing the Facebook event or this email with friends, family, and/or coworkers.

Questions?
Contact Melissa Jagodinsky at 920-600-0185 or melissa@volunteergb.org
Make A Difference Day
A national day of service with local impact!

Saturday, October 24
Each year, volunteers throughout the Green Bay area and around the nation take part in a day of service whose purpose is to improve others’ lives. This selfless giving helps strengthen our communities.

On October 24, 2020, the Volunteer Center of Brown County will once again coordinate local efforts, and, if you’re looking to give back to your community in a socially-distanced way, we invite you to join us that day or anytime during the week leading up to it! Scroll down for application forms.

Application Forms

Please choose one of the forms below. They can be downloaded, filled out on your computer, and emailed back to us at volunteercenter@volunteergb.org. Or you can print them out and mail to us at 984 Ninth St., Green Bay, WI 54304.

  • If you or your group would like to volunteer your time, please fill out the form found here.
  • If you are a senior or an individual with disabilities and would like to request help, please fill out the form found here.

Once we receive your form, we’ll add you to our list and will be in contact with you in late September or early October to arrange the details.

Make A Difference Day Volunteer Kickoff Event

8:30 a.m. on October 24, 2020
Volunteer Center of Brown County
984 Ninth St., Green Bay

Join us for a brief kickoff ceremony where you can enjoy snacks and coffee, meet other volunteers, and get motivated for a great day of service!

Click on the button below to learn more about this year's event.
Volunteer Center Operations
To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Volunteer Center of Brown County’s office is open by appointment only, until further notice.

Please contact us at 920-429-9445 or email us at volunteercenter@volunteergb.org, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Click the button below for links to individual staff members’ email addresses.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
Volunteers of the Week
The Evergreen Costume Ladies are our Volunteers of the Week as well as our WPS Volunteer Awards Small Group Award Runner-up!

Thriving communities need the performing arts, not just as a means of entertainment, but as a means of creating dialogue within the community, developing understanding, and examining the threads that bind us together as human beings. Community theater programs such as Evergreen Productions are essential in providing quality shows that are financially accessible to almost everyone in the community and that allow anyone to participate in a production.

As a group, the Evergreen costume ladies share their unique skills with a needle and thread and their creativity by creating costumes for theatrical productions. Each production that Evergreen does requires costumes that can be anything from simple, every day, modern clothing, to elaborate Victorian dresses complete with corsets, or fanciful animal costumes. When asked for something unusual like a dress that lights up for a production, they never say, "It can't be done" but accept the challenge and never fail to come through. Though one of these ladies may take the lead as the designer on a production, they all support each other and are always there to assist and share in the workload. Each show's director has a specific vision for their production and the costume ladies always help to bring that vision to life and usually exceed the director's expectations and provide them with something they never thought possible on such a small budget. These ladies work for hours on-end at home and at the theater to design and sew costumes for each production. Productions can have as few as 6 costumes to as many as 50. With 7-8 productions a season, these ladies can almost always be found at a sewing machine, cutting table, or taking measurements of cast members.

It can take years to perfect the skills that these ladies lend to the organization. Anyone can put clothes on an actor, but a costume designer must understand the character, the play, and the director's vision. Not only do these ladies create beautiful works of art, but they also never shy away from creating the pieces that need to be dirty and ugly. The organization would never be able to create the types of productions that it does if they did not know they have such talented and dedicated volunteers to fulfill this position. None of the ladies ever asks for anything in return for their efforts; in fact the opposite is true. They frequently donate, not just their time, but their own supplies, patterns, and fabrics. They take costumes home and wash them on their own time and at their own expense. They are always there for the organization, not just during rehearsals of a production, but during the entire run of the show in case anything rips, needs adjustments, or an actor needs help changing costumes quickly. The ladies rarely receive any praise and are happy to stay backstage, out of the spotlight and let the actors shine in their creations.

Thank you, Evergreen costume ladies, for sharing your unique skills and creativity by creating costumes for theatrical productions!
Please note: The information below was accurate as of the time of publication. With the current COVID-19 situation, please understand that plans can change rapidly. Contact the organizations listed for the most up-to-date information.
Dated Volunteer Opportunities
Festival Foods Brat Barn Volunteers - September 13
Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary is looking for volunteers who can grill, help to serve customers, purchase supplies, and clean the area. Morning shifts (8:00 am-1:45 pm) and afternoon shifts (1:30-6:30 pm) are available. The Festival Foods brat barn is a fundraiser for Happily Ever After. Minimum age: 18 (any minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).
Happily Ever After - Jess Danen
920-606-3758, community@heanokill.org
#trashtag Volunteers - September 21 and October 19 (Mondays)
Help #beautifybroadway by picking up trash in the Broadway District. 5:30-7:30 pm. Click here to sign up.
On Broadway - Tawny Casey
920-437-2531, tawny@onbroadway.org
Terror on the Fox - September 18-October 31 (Select Nights)
Help with train operations for the Terror on the Fox haunted house. Volunteers will assist with loading and unloading passengers, monitor train crossings and disinfect trains after each ride. September dates: September 18 & 19 and 25 & 26; October dates: October 2-4, 9-11, 15-18, 22-25 and 27-31. 5:30-11:30 pm. Minimum age: 18.
National Railroad Museum - Scott Lozar
Packer Home Game Parking Volunteers - September 20-December 27 (Dates Determined by the Green Bay Packers Schedule)
Acts 1:8 Ministry is looking for 3-4 volunteers to park cars before each of the home games. Click here to view the 2020 Packer schedule. Volunteers would need to arrive 3 hours before each game and are asked to wear suitable clothes for the weather. Pick your dates. Location: Acts 1:8 Ministry, 2145 S. Oneida St. Minimum age: 13.
Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell
920-494-2289 ext. 301, vickienell@acts18.org
Bellin Women's Half Marathon & 5K - October 9 and 10
Volunteers are needed for packet pick-up, as start corral monitors, as course corner monitors, at water stations, and at finish line food and supply handout. Many shifts are available. Minimum age: 12.
Bellin Health - Kate Maxwell
Pumpkin Train - October 10 and 17
Volunteers assist with activities and games that are available to patrons. Some volunteers will directly assist the train crew with pumpkin patch operations. Various shifts: 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.
National Railroad Museum - Scott Lozar
Make A Difference Day - October 18-24
Join together with other community members and help senior citizens and people with disabilities in the area with seasonal tasks to prepare for the upcoming winter months. Teams of people will come together to rake leaves, wash windows, clean gardens and put away yard furniture. You may volunteer your time on October 24 or anytime that week. This is a family-friendly volunteer opportunity. Click here to find the application. Volunteers are also invited to stop in for the Make A Difference Day Kickoff Event at the Volunteer Center on Saturday, October 24 at 8:30 am.
Volunteer Center of Brown County - Beth Madigan
Ongoing/Long-term Volunteer Opportunities
Estate Planning Volunteer - Ongoing
Support and strengthen the estate planning program to grow support and raise awareness to further Acts 1:8 Ministry’s mission. Key responsibilities: develop and grow the estate planning program by researching cost-effective ways to bring the program to large groups, give presentations about the program in front of individuals and groups, and researching grants to help grow the program. The volunteer must have the following skills: time management and organizational skills, strong oral and written communication, problem solving skills, the ability to manage and meet deadlines, detailed-oriented and the ability to multitask, outgoing and a cheerful disposition, strong interpersonal skills, and must be good with a computer (including Google Sheets, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel). They are seeking volunteers that have a passion for estate planning and sharing their mission: training Christians to evangelize through kindness. Estate planning certification or knowledge, and 5 years of work experience is preferred. This part-time volunteer opportunity will be done at the Acts 1:8 Ministry office in Green Bay. Minimum age: 25.
Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell
920-494-2289 ext. 301, vickienell@acts18.org

IT Specialist Volunteer- Ongoing
Acts 1:8 Ministry is looking for a volunteer who is an IT Specialist that can help the with the following: (1) Put their server information on the cloud, and then train their staff on how to access and save information. The goal in doing this is so the staff can access all their information from home; (2) Audit all their IT systems and networks. This would also include giving them a list of options, cost and time frames on when these would be good to complete; (3) Direct the staff to finding a grant that helps out nonprofits to update computers and systems. Minimum age: 21.
Acts 1:8 Ministry Vickie Nell
920-494-2289 ext. 301, vickienell@acts18.org
Meals on Wheels Volunteers - Ongoing
Deliver lunch to home-bound older adults in Brown County. Deliver once a week, twice a week, or as your schedule allows. Shifts: Monday through Friday from 10:45 am-12:30 pm (meals are picked up at 10:45 am). Volunteers must have a reliable vehicle, valid driver's license, and clean driving record. Minimum age: 18.
ADRC of Brown County - Angela Van Asten
Volunteer Guardians - Ongoing
Brown County Health and Human Services is seeking individuals to act as legal guardians, which are decision-makers and advocates for those who are incompetent due to aging, a developmental disability, chronic mental illness or alcohol and drug abuse (i.e., ward). Guardians ensure that the individual’s rights to proper housing, nutrition, and medical care are met. A guardian is expected to visit their ward at least once a month and complete an annual report. A legal guardian does not financially support the ward, take care of the ward on a day-to-day basis, or personally provide a place for the ward to live. This is a flexible opportunity and is based on needs of the ward. Minimum age: 18.
Brown County Health and Human Services - Jamie Chaudoir
Volunteer Drivers - Ongoing
Drive clients to and from vital appointments and offer door-to-door assistance as needed. Curative provides the vehicle, gas, and insurance. No CDL required. Shifts are available Monday through Friday (morning or afternoon) and typically last 4-5 hours. Volunteers must have a good driving record and will undergo a background check. Minimum age: 18.
Curative Connections - Tina Whetung
Clean Team Volunteers - Ongoing (throughout the Summer)
Help keep downtown Green Bay looking great while getting in those steps in and checking out all the new businesses in the downtown districts. Volunteers will assist with trash pick up (that’s right, you get a super cool grabby thing to pick up trash with) and weeding (work those biceps!). Hours are flexible, but they are asking for a minimum commitment of 2 hours per week (you want more? Go for it!). Minimum age of 14 unless accompanied by an adult (they think all volunteers are great, but volunteers can’t be shorter than their pickers are long).
Downtown Green Bay Inc. & Olde Main Street Inc. - Sally Ebeling
Front Desk Volunteers - Ongoing
Answer phones, complete screening forms with people calling in to seek shelter, greet visitors, and accept donations. This is a flexible opportunity with various days and shifts available.
Freedom House Ministries - Crystal DeCleene
Girl Scout Volunteers - Ongoing
Anyone can be a Girl Scout volunteer – grandparents, aunts and uncles, community members, Girl Scout alumni, everyone is welcome! Being a Girl Scout volunteer is a great way to give back to the community, change lives, stay active, and have a ton of fun! The Girl Scouts are looking for volunteers who can help inspire girls at the following schools: Beaumont Elementary, Elmore Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Jackson Elementary, Fort Howard Elementary, Tank Elementary, and MacArthur Elementary. Minimum age: 18.
Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes - Kayla Beyersdorf
920-955-3404, kbeyersdorf@gsnwgl.org
Daily Shrine Greeter - Ongoing
Assist Shrine pilgrims by welcoming them, directing them to various locations on the grounds, and answering their questions. Daily shifts are available between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help - Brianna McGann
Weeding Team Volunteers - Flexible
Help weed the planter bowls and tree boxes in the Broadway District throughout the summer months. This opportunity is flexible according to volunteer's schedule. Click here to sign up.
On Broadway - Tawny Casey
920-437-2531, tawny@onbroadway.org
Thrift Store Associates - Ongoing
Thrift store associates help with unloading and sorting donated items, organizing merchandise, testing electronics, greeting customers, bagging, and stocking and pulling merchandise. This is a flexible opportunity. St. Vincent de Paul is open: Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm and
Sunday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. 
St. Vincent de Paul of Green Bay - Joyce Aiello
920-435-4040 Ext. 107, joycea@svdpgb.org

Special Projects Volunteers - Ongoing
Not sure what you like to do, but you know you want to help? St. Vincent de Paul of Green Bay has many special projects for which they would love outside expertise. Click here to fill out an application, or contact Joyce Aiello.
St. Vincent de Paul of Green Bay - Joyce Aiello
920-435-4040 Ext. 107, joycea@svdpgb.org
Gardening Volunteers - Ongoing
Duties include watering plants, mulching, weeding and deadheading flowers. Clean up flower beds by removing twigs, branches, and other debris. Shifts are 1-3 hours in length throughout the summer and fall. Minimum age: 18.
Unity Hospice - Kelly Lautenslager

Resale Shoppe Volunteers - Ongoing
Unity Hospice is looking for volunteers to staff the Resale Shoppe. Duties may include receiving, sorting, pricing, and merchandising donations or may include assisting on the sales floor and cashiering. Volunteers must wear masks during orientation and during their shifts. Available shifts: Mondays from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Tuesdays from 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Wednesdays from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Thursdays from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Fridays from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. The Unity Resale Shoppe is located at 1641 Commanche Ave., Suite G in Green Bay. Minimum age: 18.
Unity Hospice - Alicia Schram
920-339-5501 or aschram@unityhospice.org
For More Volunteer Opportunities,
View Our September Volunteer Times!
Affiliate Partner of the Week
Green Bay Botanical Garden
Mission: To  connect people with plants by providing year-round educational and recreational experiences for everyone in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes.
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