Volunteer Connect
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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
We invite you to join us at the following Volunteer Center events:

2020 WPS Volunteer Awards
2020 Volunteer Center Golf Classic
3rd Annual Community-Wide Volunteer Expo

More information can be found near the bottom of this newsletter.
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 Service League of Green Bay, Inc. are our Volunteers of the Week!

Service League of Green Bay, Inc. is an all-volunteer charitable organization whose purpose is to meet physical, educational and emotional needs of the children of Brown County by providing volunteer hours and financial support. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, Service League of Green Bay fully funds all its own projects and donates every dollar raised by members. Founded in 1932, Service League is a longstanding women’s organization whose members are passionate about positively impacting the lives of children in need. All Service League Board members serve in several roles to lead the group and several community service-based projects that compliment other agencies' work throughout Green Bay. These volunteers execute programs that thousands of children benefit from within Green Bay. Their members manage expenses, finances, donations, plan fundraising events, marketing, etc. The average Board member volunteers 10 hours per month and the average member volunteers five hours per month. 
 
Within the Green Bay Area Public School District, there are many children whose families may not be able to afford new clothing and new school supplies each fall for each child. The Service League helps these families alleviate some of the pressure during this costly time of year through their annual Back to School Store event. The Back to School Store is typically a one-day event that provides school supplies to nearly 3,000 local children in need. Each year, the Service League plans for this event and collaborates with local agencies to nominate families in need to benefit from the Back to School Store. The Service League also shops for and solicits donations for all NEW clothing and school supplies provided to the recipients. They even have several members who work diligently all year to ensure they are finding the best prices for all the supplies purchased for the event by visiting multiple stores to purchase supplies and by making several transactions. The Service League also typically recruits and coordinates nearly 800 community volunteers to help setup and support the Back to School Store. Each year, children in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade are paired with an adult mentor/volunteer to experience the back to school store. Together, they pick out supplies and clothing to ensure students are prepared for the upcoming school year. 
 
This year, the Back to School Store event will look a little bit different in light of COVID-19, but the Service League of Green Bay remains dedicated to setting up the youth of our community for a successful school year! Volunteers have already started unloading inventory, sorting, and prepping for the Back to School Store. Starting on August 3, volunteers will begin pre-packing backpacks with supplies and socks/underwear for registered students. Over 25 local agencies will then be picking the backpacks up and distributing them directly to families to limit contact and keep everyone as safe as possible during these times. 
 
Thank you, Service League of Green Bay, for your dedication to meeting the needs of children in our community! 
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
Back to School Store - August 3-5
Assist with packing backpacks with supplies and/or sorting them for agency pickup. Location: Celebration Church in Green Bay. Shifts: 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm. Click here to sign up .
Service League of Green Bay - Anna Burnette
920-370-5923, annaburnette2@gmail.com
Aquatic Invasive Species Snapshot Day Volunteers - August 15
Join the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance by volunteering at a stream or lake near you on Snapshot Day!
This statewide, one-day event connects volunteers, water lovers, and local groups in a search for aquatic invasive species (AIS). You can help protect Wisconsin's rivers and lakes from these invasive plants and animals that negatively impact habitat, wildlife, recreation and health. A virtual training will be provided prior to the event. 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Click here to learn more and to register
Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance - Chris Acy
920-460-3674, chris@fwwa.org
#trashtag Volunteers - August 17, September 21, and October 19 (Mondays)
Help #beautifybroadway by picking up trash in the Broadway District. August 17, September 21, and October 19. 5:30-7:30 pm. Click here to sign up .
On Broadway - Tawny Casey
920-437-2531, tawny@onbroadway.org
2020 Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup - August 22
Help clean up one of 60+ cleanup sites located along the Fox River, the Wolf River, Lake Butte des Morts, and Lake Winnebago by removing garbage and debris. Volunteers start their morning by checking in with their Site Leader at their chosen sites. Volunteers then grab their supplies, spread out, and clean up their site. All supplies are provided. No minimum age to participate, but volunteers under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Click here to register .
Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance - Kelly Reyer
920-915-1502, kelly@fwwa.org
Volunteer Coaches for the Fall 2020 Season - Starting September 14
Girls on the Run is looking for volunteer coaches to volunteer at Heritage Elementary in De Pere or the Kroc Center in Green Bay. Volunteer coaches receive training to facilitate lessons that creatively integrate running to empower young girls to feel joyful, healthy, and confident. Two coaches are required to be at each practice and the season ends with a celebration 5K. There is a once-a-week commitment for 8 weeks. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 3:00-4:30 pm, or 4:00-5:30 pm. Minimum age: 18.
Girls on the Run-Northeast Wisconsin - Kathy Olson
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
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 - 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
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
Navarino Park Program Volunteers - Ongoing (throughout the Summer)
Howe Community Resource Center is looking for 1-2 people to come have fun with the neighborhood kids by playing games, doing a craft or anything the volunteer(s) would like to do! Howe Community Resource Center will provide supplies if needed and will be there to assist. Volunteer for one or multiple days. Wednesday evenings from 5:55-7:00 pm throughout the summer. Anyone under the age of 18 should be accompanied by a parent.
Howe Community Resource Center - Valerie George
920-448-7340, vgeorge@gbaps.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 Retail Associate Volunteer - Ongoing
Volunteer duties may include demonstrating outstanding customer service and selling skills, keeping the selling floor stocked with merchandise, and assisting in display of merchandise or organizing the selling floor and stock areas. Various shifts available: 8:00-10:00 am, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, or 2:00-6:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.
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
For More Volunteer Opportunities,
View Our August Volunteer Times!
Events & Fundraisers
2020 WPS Volunteer Awards

The annual Wisconsin Public Service Volunteer Awards Breakfast will be held virtually this year on Thursday, August 20 from 8:00-9:00 am.

This high-profile event celebrates individuals and groups that have made a difference through volunteerism. The Volunteer Center of Brown County is proud to honor the volunteers who selflessly give of their time and talents to help improve our community. We are pleased to have Erin Davisson and Tom Zalaski of WFRV-TV Local 5 as our emcees for this event.

We hope you will join us in celebrating the amazing impact volunteerism has made in our community. We look forward to sharing all the volunteers' positive energy!
 
Please click on the button below to register for the virtual WPS Volunteer Awards.
2020 Volunteer Center Golf Classic

Please join us Wednesday, September 2 nd  at the beautiful Thornberry Creek at Oneida Golf Course as we tee it up to support the Volunteer Center of Brown County in the 25th Annual Volunteer Center Golf Classic!

Help build a stronger community by supporting the Volunteer Center and all of the community partners and volunteers it serves.

Individuals and foursomes welcome
Lunch, dinner and other corporate sponsorships available
Great food and exciting raffle prizes!
Registration begins at 9:30 am
Shotgun start at 11:00 am

To register for the 2020 Golf Classic, please click on the button below.
3rd Annual Community-Wide Volunteer Expo

The 3rd Annual Community-Wide Volunteer Expo is happening on Tuesday, September 15 from 3:00-6:30 pm. The location for the FREE in-person event will be the first floor of the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay; however, this year’s event will also have a virtual component. Attendees will also have the opportunity to help the Fox Cares Foundation give $1,000 to a participating organization!

Are you looking to volunteer?

Join us for an afternoon of networking, conversation, and grab-and-go snacks. This is your opportunity to get connected with many of Brown County’s non-profits.

If you are unable to join us at the KI Center, we’ll be providing a virtual way for you to learn about each participating organization and their volunteer needs (via our social media pages, our website, and other publications).

To signup to receive updates about the Volunteer Expo, please click here.

Are you a non-profit organization hoping to recruit new volunteers?

Here’s an opportunity to promote your organization’s mission and find the volunteers you need. We’re capping participation at 50 organizations for the in-person event, so sign up now.

Non-profit registration deadline is Friday, August 14.

For more details or to register your organization, please click here .
Affiliate Partner of the Week
YWCA Greater Green Bay
Mission: To eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
AFFILIATE PARTNER PAGE

For more volunteer opportunities, please visit our page on the Volunteer Center website!

ANNUAL EVENTS

For more information about the Volunteer Center's annual events, please click the button below.
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