Volunteer Connect
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Volunteer Connect Powered By:
First Annual Community-Wide Volunteer Expo
First Annual
Community-Wide Volunteer Expo
Presented by
Hosted by
KI Convention Center
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
3:00-7:00 pm

Enjoy a free afternoon of networking, conversation, and light snacks
with many of Brown County’s nonprofit organizations.
Learn more about helping to serve your community. 

Meet with over 50 local nonprofit organizations who are just waiting to talk with you about how you can strengthen our community by volunteering!

Contact Melissa Jagodinsky at 920-429-9445 or americorps@volunteergb.org
Volunteer of the Week
Lia Haile is our Volunteer of the Week as well as our WPS Volunteer Youth Award Recipient !

Lia was first introduced to Hope House of Manitowoc County when she was just nine years old. When she and her mother arrived at the shelter for homeless families, Lia met a young boy who thought the packages she had in her hands were for him – it was his birthday. When Lia asked the director of the shelter if they were planning on celebrating the boy’s birthday, she was heartbroken to learn that the organization did not have the resources to throw him a party or give him gifts. The next day, Lia returned to the shelter, this time carrying a birthday cake, balloons, and a small gift for the boy. And so, the Hopeful Hearts Club was born. Today, Lia keeps a close eye on Hope House’s calendar and throws a birthday party for each of the kids living at the shelter. She gets to know each guest of honor, throwing a unique party around his or her favorite book, movie, toy, or special interest. In almost six years, Lia has never missed a birthday at Hope House.

Under Lia’s leadership, the Hopeful Hearts Club has expanded to celebrate not just birthdays, but holidays, seasons, and even a baby shower for one the shelter’s residents. The Club also assembles Welcome Bags for each child who moves into the shelter, containing hygiene products, a handmade blanket and pillowcase, a nightlight, and a stuffed animal. Lia has actively worked to build relationships with local businesses to support the work of the club and secure donations of cake, food, party supplies, gifts for each of the kids, and even in-kind design and event planning work.

Though she has made an immeasurable impact in the lives of countless kids, Lia remains truly humble about her accomplishments. Shy and reserved when she started the Hopeful Hearts Club, she has blossomed into a young woman who has publicly advocated for Hope House, even helping the organization raise more than $600,000 through the Capital Hope Campaign. With all that she does, Lia embodies the spirit of what it means to be a volunteer. Her nominator put it best when she stated, “She’s not doing it to meet a high school requirement or because all of her friends are doing it – she volunteers because she cares deeply about the kids in our community.”

Thank you, Lia, for constantly working to make things better in our community!

Dated Volunteer Opportunities
Transform the East Store - Now-July 31
Help make the East store look new! Take merchandise off one set of shelves, put together new shelves, and put merchandise onto new shelves. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds, work steadily for 3 to 4 hours, and follow oral directions.
7:00-11:00 am or 1:00-4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Ages 16 and older.
St. Vincent de Paul - Lynn Mullins
920-435-4040 ext. 107, volunteer@svdpgb.org
Downtown De Pere Thursday Farmers Market - Thursdays (July 19-September 27)
Set up - help with the set up of booths, tables, chairs, etc.; Market greeter - hand out summer produce bags as well as summer event brochures to market attendees; Beer tent - serve craft beer while handling cash payments; Take down - help with the take down of booths, tables, chairs, etc. 1:00-9:00 pm with various duties and shifts. Must be 18 years or older to work the beer tent.
Definitely De Pere - Kendall Tilkens 
920-403-0337, kendall@definitelydepere.org  
Food Collection with Festival Foods - August 3
Collecting food for the Tools for Schools program (breakfast cereals).
10:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:00-2:00 pm,
2:00-4:00 pm. or 4:00-6:00 pm.
The Salvation Army - Jean VandenLangenberg
Tools for Schools - August 6-8
Spanish-speaking bi-lingual volunteer and 2 English-speaking volunteers are needed to assist with retrieving phone messages from parents inquiring about information and signing up to receive school supplies. Volunteers will be responsible for returning phone calls and entering client information into an excel spreadsheet. Volunteers must display a professional demeanor and uphold the clients' right to confidentiality if participating in this activity. 8-10:30 am, 10:30 am-12:30 pm or 12:30-3:30 pm.
The Salvation Army - Jean VandenLangenberg

Set Up for Tools for Schools - August 9-10
Sort school supplies, pack bags of school supplies based on grade lists provided and label appropriately. These items will then be distributed to qualifying families and those in need for the Tools for School event. Must be able to lift and carry 15 pounds. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Job involves bending and twisting. This event will take place at The Salvation Army of Brown County
(626 union ct. Green Bay, WI 54303).
8/9: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm or 12:00-4:00 pm;
8/10: 8:00 - 11:00 am or 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.
The Salvation Army - Jean VandenLangenberg

Phone Receptionist for Tools for Schools - August 9-10
Make phone calls to families on the list for school supplies to notify them of eligibility for Tools for Schools program. 
8/9: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm;
8/10: 8:00 - 11:00 am or 11:00 am-2:00 pm.
The Salvation Army - Jean VandenLangenberg

Distribution for Tools for Schools - August 13
Help kids reach the head of the class as you help with the distribution of school supplies to qualifying families. Check-In will check and ensure that clients have the necessary forms and are eligible to receive assistance. Two Spanish and Hmong bilingual volunteers are also needed throughout the day. Registration volunteers will complete the sign up forms with the families.Volunteers are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled shift to get trained on your responsibilities for the day. 8:45 am-12:30 pm or 12:30- 4:00 pm. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.
The Salvation Army - Jean VandenLangenberg
Volunteer Orientation at Habitat ReStore - August 11, August 14 or August 22
Come and learn what volunteer roles are open at Habitat ReStore. Meet the staff and receive a tour of the facility. Great volunteer opportunities for the entire family and corporate groups. Set your own schedule. Regular Volunteer jobs include cashier, merchandise prep, and donation pick up assistant. August 11: 9:30 am; August 14: 10:00 am; August 22: 4:00 pm.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Julia Drobeck
920-338-1650, jdrobeck@restoregb.org
Annual Block Party - August 14
Assist with face painting, supervise a bounce house or the games, or support the bike rodeo. 4:30-8:30 pm. Minimum age: 14
Green Bay YMCA - Laurie Zastrow
Staff a Table at School Open Houses (Green Bay, Howard, Ashwaubenon) - August 27-31
Setup a table with materials and an interactive activity for families to stop at and collect information about the Girl Scouts. Shifts will vary by school, majority will be between 2:00-7:00 p.m., usually they run 2-3 hours per school. Minimum age: 18
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes - Kristin Gallagher
920-955-3443, kgallagher@gsnwgl.org
Ongoing/Long-term Volunteer Opportunities
Hospice Volunteering - Ongoing
Visit with patients and their families, assist with clerical support for the hospice staff, and aid in community outreach. You determine the amount of time that you are able to volunteer. AseraCare prefers the volunteers give at least one to two hours of support each week.
Aseracare Hospice - Alison Holbrook
Parent Pals Volunteer Mentors - Ongoing
The Parent Pals Program of Brown County Health & Human Services Department is in need of mentors for parents. These parents may have been victims of domestic violence, may have low self-esteem, literacy issues, and lack basic knowledge of establishing a household, developing family routine, and may have challenges with budgeting money, planning meals, and how to be more nurturing to their children. Some parents simply need a mature adult to be a support system or "sounding board." Matches are made based on compatibility. Orientation, training, and ongoing match support are provided. Volunteers see their assigned parent at least twice per month. 
Brown County Health & Human Services Department - Glen Tilot
920-448-6023, Tilot_GG@co.brown.wi.us
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Brown County - Training dates to be determined
Help make a difference in a child's life by dedicating your time and talents to children; in particular children who have been abused or neglected. Usually 1 hour per week, with a one-year commitment. Minimum age: 21
CASA of Brown County - Sarah Quinette
920-437-2272, ext 104, sarah@casabc.org
Veteran Volunteers - Flexible
Join the We Honor Vets committee. Help with special projects, printing of veteran certificates, organize and help coordinate veteran events, and provide insight and feedback. 
Heartland Hospice - Amy Sadewater
Landscaping of a Single Family Home - Flexible
Assist with landscaping a single family home. 9:00 am-3:30 pm (date flexible).
NeighborWorks Green Bay - Jenny Chevalier
920-593-3716, jenny@nwgreenbay.org
Gift Shop Volunteers - Ongoing
Greet/assist customers and operate a computerized cash register. Training will be provided. Volunteers must be dependable, have good customer service and communication skills, know how to use a computer and accurately handle money. Volunteers must be willing to work one four-hour time slot per week on an ongoing basis. Minimum age: 21.
Neville Public Museum - Kathy Rosera
920-448-7847, rosera_kh@co.brown.wi.us
Victory Garden at the National Alliance for Mental Illness - Flexible
In search of volunteer gardeners to help with the maintenance of the Victory Garden. This is a therapy garden for individuals with mental illness. Opportunities available 7 days a week, during the day and early evening hours.
New Leaf Foods, INC. - Kim Diaz
920-496-9464, Kimr.diaz@gmail.com
Grief Support Group Volunteer - Varies
Unity is looking for volunteers to work with Grief Counselors in providing grief support to children and adults through the Generations program. Generations is a monthly program to support grieving families with children and teens ages 6-18. Volunteers will receive training. Generations is held the second Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Green Bay area. Minimum age: 18
Unity - Kelly Lautenslager
Volunteer Opportunities at the YWCA - Weekdays during the Summer months 
Do you enjoy fashion? Do you love clothes? Do you know the difference between high-end and low-end clothing brands? If so, the YWCA Women’s Empowerment Center has a volunteer opportunity that might be right up your alley! They are seeking volunteers to help sort through and steam the beautiful clothing that is donated to the Women’s Career Closet and the new Madison Street Boutique. Online applications can be found on the YWCA website , otherwise feel free to pick up a paper application at YWCA Greater Green Bay, 230 S. Madison St. Tuesday-Wednesday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am-7:00 pm; Friday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm. 
YWCA Greater Green Bay - Hannah Neece
920-432-5581 ext. 141, hneece@ywcagreenbay.org

For More Volunteer Opportunities,
View Our Volunteer Times!
House of Hope Seeking Marshfield Clinic Health System AmeriCorps Volunteer Wisconsin Member
AmeriCorps, often referred to as a domestic Peace Corps, places individuals within communities to spend a year of their life serving others. Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach is a national service grantee that places individuals with nonprofit organizations across Wisconsin.

MCHS AmeriCorps Volunteer Wisconsin ~ Program Description: This program places individuals with nonprofit organizations across Wisconsin to build and strengthen volunteer programs. Individuals will receive focused training in volunteer management then assist with such tasks as: recruiting, training and supervising volunteers; creating volunteer handbooks, application forms, and brochures; writing position descriptions; updating website content and coordinating social media; and other (non-volunteer) tasks specific to the mission of the nonprofit.

House of Hope provides shelter and supportive services to pregnant and parenting youth, ages 18 to 24, and their children who are experiencing homelessness.

The House of Hope AmeriCorps member is responsible for recruiting volunteers, connecting with the community, and supporting the implementation of new volunteer opportunities at House of Hope. All work is done in coordination with the Volunteer Coordinator and the Community Engagement Manager to provide high quality opportunities and housing for the advancement and success of young mothers and their children experiencing homelessness.

Period of Service:
Monday, September 11, 2018 – August 31, 2019. (End date is negotiable)

~ $528.15 (gross before taxes) bi-weekly payroll for term of service
~ Health & Dental Insurance – option to enroll with premium paid in full for member only
~ Childcare assistance (if qualified)
~ $5,920 education award upon successful completion of the term of service
~ Forbearance on qualified student loans and interest accrual payments while serving. (taxable)
~ Service gear
~ Work Experience and the development of highly sought job skills (initiative, interpersonal and intercultural communication, adaptability, collaboration and accountability)

Required Orientation & Training (expenses covered):
~September 11-14, 2018 &
~January 2-4, 2019                                        

What it means to serve in AmeriCorps
Applicants must be willing to serve for the duration of the term of service (1700 hours minimum), averaging approximately 35-40 hours a week. Members must also be able to handle the financial commitment made by accepting the position. Applicants must be 19 years of age by September 11, 2018, possess a high school diploma or GED/HSED, and agree to and pass a criminal and Department of Motor Vehicles background checks. 

Click here for more information about the position.

Click here for more information about the AmeriCorps program.

How do I apply? – Contact Beth Hudak, Community Engagement Manager at (920) 884-6740 or bethh@houseofhopegb.org
Book to Action Book Club

Join us each month as we focus on a different community topic and volunteer opportunities that support the topic. If you would like to read a book on the topic, books are available at the Southwest Branch. If you are interested in this topic, but are not quite ready to volunteer, you can still join us to hear about local resources and to help continue the discussion about these important community topics. Books are available for checkout from the Customer Service Desk. We look forward to seeing you!

July 23 at 6:00 pm

Brown County Library
515 Pine St, Green Bay.

Please call (920) 448-5825 with questions or to register. Light refreshments will be provided.

Hosted by the Volunteer Center and the Brown County Library.
Summer Block Party at the YMCA
Join us for a free night of family fun at our annual outdoor Summer Block Party! Enjoy bounce houses, games and fun activities for all!

August 14 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the East Side YMCA
Openings Available for Advocacy Training 
with the Sexual Assault Center
Training in August, September or November 

Have you been inspired by the bravery amongst sexual assault survivors speaking out? Are you looking for a way to stand with those survivors and make a lasting impact in our community? If so, The Sexual Assault Center, needs you to join their volunteer team! No experience is necessary as all advocates receive extensive training prior to working with victims of Sexual Violence. A new training program prepares advocates and is more flexible for those with busy schedules. Self-paced learning modules combined with on-site training and shadowing experiences prepare advocates for this work. Advocates play an important role in victims’ healing process as they not only field incoming hotline calls, but also respond to hospitals or police stations to provide immediate support and information. Volunteers sign up for three shifts each month that work with their schedule and attend monthly meetings with other advocates, to maintain protocols and expand knowledge.

To inquire, apply online and the volunteer coordinator will send you more information to get started! 

Available shifts: Weekday nights 5:00 pm-7:00 am; weekend days 7:00 am-7:00 pm; and weekend nights 7:00 pm-7:00 am 

Contact: Chelsey Steffens
Fall Mediation Training
The Mediation Center of Greater Green Bay is offering a five day mediator training class which includes instruction on theories of conflict, overview and ethics of the mediation process and role- playing. Class is followed up with opportunities for observation and co-mediation of actual cases. The cost of the training is waived for those participants willing to volunteer for the Mediation Center.

Training Dates and Times:
September 20, 21, 25, 26 and one additional day TBD
8:30 am-4:30 pm 

Application deadline is August 8th, 2018.

For more information, please contact Amy or Diane at 920-438-7067 or mediationggb@yahoo.com
Affiliate Partner of the Week
HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center and HSHS St. Vincent Hospital
Mission:  To reveal and embody Christ's healing love for all people through their high quality Franciscan health care ministry.


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