Volunteer Connect
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Volunteers of the Week
Jo Smits and Katie Miller are our Volunteers of the Week!

Jo and Katie have selflessly given more than 400 volunteer hours to Heartland Hospice over the last several years. They are an awesome duo working on a variety of office projects, which ensures that the hospice team has the proper paperwork, forms, and booklets when they are needed. Their attention to detail is second-to-none, and after finishing a project (which they do quickly), they are happy to tackle the next one.

These ladies take the lead on organizing and keeping Heartland's admission packets up-to-date, which is essential in an environment where forms are continually changing. In doing this, they have had to learn the medical aspects of the paperwork and the various HIPAA requirements that are crucial.

With their weekly visits, Jo and Katie have become fixtures in Heartland's office. They bring smiling faces and helpful hands. Thank you, ladies, for all you do and for the time you've given!
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
Sidewalk Salt Giveaway - January 16
It sure will be sweet to hand out bags of sidewalk salt. It may be cold outside, but this gift will warm peoples' hearts. Location: Kwik Trip, 1871 Shawano Ave., Green Bay. 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Minimum age: 13.
Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell
920-494-2289 ext. 301, vickienell@acts18.org

Valentine's Day Rose Giveaway - February 13
Hand out roses to everyone encountered during this P.A.C.K. (Planned Act of Christian Kindness) event as a way to remind people they are loved and to show the grace God has for all. Location: Pick 'n' Save, 1291 Lombardi Access Rd., Green Bay. 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Minimum age: 13.
Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell
920-494-2289 ext. 301, vickienell@acts18.org
Garden Blitz Event Volunteers - May 20-23
To 'blitz' Green Bay with gardens, volunteers will build garden boxes on Thursday, May 20; deliver and fill with soil on Friday and Saturday, May 21-22; and clean up New Leaf's site at the Brown County Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 23. There will also be accessible opportunities for this event. Various shifts from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
New Leaf Foods, Inc. - Maryssa Paulsen
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
Ongoing/Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities
Walk Planning Volunteers - Ongoing
Serve on the 2021 Green Bay Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee. These individuals play an active role in the planning, team recruitment, team retention, and execution of the event, which takes place on September 25. It is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research; this disease is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. Students can volunteer with an adult.
Alzheimer's Association - Kim Gear
920-260-4532, kigear@alz.org
'Longest Day' Volunteers - Ongoing
This is a do-it-yourself event that allows anyone to use activities they enjoy to help fight Alzheimer’s disease by raising funds and awareness for care, support, and research. Events happen year-round, then on the summer solstice (June 20), thousands of participants worldwide stand up to the darkness of this disease and celebrate the longest day of the year. Join and lead your own event. Go to alz.org/TLD to register or learn more. Thank you for joining the fight to #ENDALZ!
Alzheimer's Association - Cari Josephson
920-609-1342, cajosephson@alz.org
Pals Program Mentors - Ongoing
Volunteer mentors spend time in a recreational or learning activity with a child, age 3 or older, that 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

Volunteer Drivers - Ongoing
Assist with transporting children and families safely to and from authorized visits and appointments. Drivers are reimbursed for their mileage, and must have a valid driver's license and safe driving record. Minimum age: 18.
Brown County Health and Human Services - Jamie Chaudoir
Volunteer Drivers for Seniors and People with Disabilities - Ongoing
The impact of COVID-19 has significantly disrupted Curative Connections' transportation services program and is posing a threat to their ability to provide low-cost rides to those who have no other way to get to essential appointments. They are seeking volunteers to drive seniors and people with disabilities to and from appointments, jobs, the grocery store, and more. Volunteers will offer door-to-door assistance to clients as needed. Curative provides training, vehicles, gas, and insurance. No CDL or heavy lifting required. Volunteers must have a valid Wisconsin driver's license and a good driving record. Work as little or as often as you'd like; shifts are four or five hours, Monday-Friday. Learn more here. Minimum age: 18.
Curative Connections - Tina Whetung
Clean Team Volunteers - Ongoing
Come help keep our downtown looking great while getting in those steps and checking out the new businesses in the downtown districts. Clean Team duties include 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 two 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
Sidewalking Volunteers - Ongoing
Volunteers who assist during riding sessions start in the role of side walker 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
Litter Cleanup Volunteers - Ongoing
The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance has set a goal of picking up 2,000 pieces of litter throughout the Fox River/Wolf River watershed basin, and they need your help! Make a difference together by following these steps. Download the Litterati app from the App Store or Google Play, set up an account, and join the challenge using the code 920H20. Then find and photograph a piece of litter, discard the litter, and tag the photo.
Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance - Kelly Reyer
920-915-1502, kelly@fwwa.org
Latina Empowerment Committee Volunteers - Ongoing
Be part of a committee creating and implementing strategies to help Latinas lead. Duties may include attending quarterly committee meetings, providing Spanish language support, representing Girl Scouts at community events, and translating materials into Spanish. Various shifts, about 15 hours per year. Minimum age: 18.
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes - Kayla Beyersdorf
920-955-3404, kbeyersdorf@gsnwgl.org
Garden Blitz Management Volunteers - Ongoing through May
Help ensure the success of the 2021 Garden Blitz event (which involves building, delivering, and filling garden boxes throughout the Green Bay area) by providing assistance with managing materials, equipment, box sales, and more. Various shifts from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
New Leaf Foods, Inc. - Maryssa Paulsen
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
For More Volunteer Opportunities,
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