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Update on Volunteer Center Operations
In compliance with Governor Evers’ order and to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Volunteer Center of Brown County's office is closed until April 27. If the governor lifts the restrictions, we will reassess at that time.

You may still contact us at 920-429-9445 or at volunteercenter@volunteergb.org , but please understand our response may be somewhat delayed.

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Volunteer of the Week
Paul Grall is our Volunteer of the Week!

The Civic Symphony of Green Bay is a community-based organization providing area musicians of all ages the opportunity to perform symphonic literature in partnership with skilled professionals and offering their performances to the general public at a price that minimizes financial barriers to attendance. 

Paul Grall took over as Board President of the Civic Symphony in July of 2018. Prior to this, he was part of the concert operations team (also volunteer) for 3 years. He was responsible for equipment load-in and out of their events on concert days. He would make sure all equipment traveled safely and got set up properly at the event. After serving in that position, he was nominated for the board and quickly became president.

Paul has gone above and beyond the call of duty in his role as Board President of the Civic Symphony. One of his goals is to increase their educational efforts for the greater Green Bay area. He wants to provide opportunities for all generations in our area to have access to not only symphonic music, but music education in general. Under his direction, the Civic Symphony sold out their youth concert at the Meyer Theatre for the first time in several years and had to turn people away. His hope is to move that concert to the Weidner Center to provide more opportunities to engage as many youth in our area as possible. He has also taken on some responsibilities of the marketing committee to make sure the organization is publicized in as many places as possible and is always an advocate in the community. With his work in increasing awareness, the Civic Symphony is seeing increased attendance at their events and more support from the community.

The leadership and dedication Paul has shown the organization is unbelievable. As Board President, Paul does the obvious duty of leading board meetings and keeping all committees on task, but he also takes time to hear the thoughts of everyone who comes his way. He takes everyone's thoughts into account and truly tries to do what's best for the Civic Symphony and ensures the organization has the brightest future ahead. Paul is an inspiration to many within the Civic Symphony. He truly loves this organization and only wants the best for it.

Thank you, Paul, for being a wonderful ambassador of the Civic Symphony of Green Bay!
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
Virtual Art Project - Now through April 30
Seeking volunteers for a virtual art project for children to create cards to bring a smile and send virtual hugs to our elderly who are in nursing homes. This can be used as a daily art activity for children currently home from school. For more information or to confirm participation and receive a list, contact Jayne at the email listed below. No minimum age.
Creative Kids Rock - Jayne Black
920-857-0085, jayne.black@gmail.com
Flyer and Poster Distribution for the Garden Blitz - Now through May 13
Print and distribute flyers and posters (ensuring team members also have them), and keep an inventory of flyers and posters. Flexible hours.
New Leaf Foods - Kim Diaz
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com

Media Volunteer for the Garden Blitz - Now through May 15
Connect with local news media for TV/radio spots, send press releases, post in community calendars, etc. Flexible hours.
New Leaf Foods - Pong Moua
920-322-5489, mouap03@gmail.com

Pep Rally Coordinator for the Garden Blitz - Now through May 17
Prepare pep rally for each day of the Garden Blitz event (May 14-May 17). M ornings and afternoons. Minimum age: 18.
New Leaf Foods - Kim Diaz
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
 
Volunteer Communication for the Garden Blitz - Now through May 17
Maintain email contact with volunteers to keep up-to-date on the project, contact interested volunteers, and follow up with those that signed up. Create and distribute various communications to volunteers and facilitate distribution of information relevant to volunteers. Author written communications such as letters, instructions, or other media, as appropriate such as social media. Minimum age: 18.
New Leaf Foods - Kim Diaz
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
 
Volunteer Recruiter for the Garden Blitz - Now through May 17
Recruit, interview and place applicants for volunteer work. Host and attend recruiting events within the community to attract qualified candidates. Work with marketing, public relations, and professional associations to publicize opportunities for volunteers. Develop and maintain relationships with other volunteer organizations within the area. This is a flexible opportunity. Minimum age: 18.
New Leaf Foods - Kim Diaz
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com

Volunteer Deployment for the Garden Blitz - April 1-May 17
Assign teams of volunteers, be the point person for issues, and maintain lists of deliveries and special needs. Flexible hours.
New Leaf Foods - Kim Diaz
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
Paws Parade of Hope - April 19
Volunteers will help unload the trailer, help with setup, as a runner, and help with breakdown. Volunteers are able to enjoy a lunch and the show in between the two time slots. 8:00-11:00 am and 3:30-5:00 pm. Volunteers should be in high school and older. 
Cancer Fighters (a partner of Community Benefit Tree) - Susan Gee
920-304-2000, pawsparade3@gmail.com
Sweepstakes Stuffing - April 22
Stuff envelopes with promotional materials and seal the envelopes. 8:00 am-2:00 pm.
Disabled American Veterans - Dick Marbes
Blitz Narrative Project - May 14-17
Document Blitz stories - gardeners, volunteers, and mentors. Flexible hours.
New Leaf Foods - Pong Moua
920-322-5489, mouap03@gmail.com

Photographer for the Garden Blitz - May 14-17
Take photos during the Blitz event for New Leaf Foods. F lexible hours.
New Leaf Foods - Pong Moua
920-322-5489, mouap03@gmail.com

Volunteer Registration Desk for the Garden Blitz - May 14-17
Develop volunteer sign in list/registration form and help with name tags, t-shirts, and team assignment. Flexible hours.
New Leaf Foods - Kim Diaz
920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com
Safety Town Volunteers - June 15-August 14
If you are between the grades of 6th and 12th and looking for a fun opportunity to work with children this summer, then we have just the opportunity for you! "Safety Buddies" at Safety Town work with children between the ages of 4-9 to help them learn, under the direction of a lead teacher, all things safety in the classroom, during guest presentations, and on the mini streets of the child-sized Safety Town. Click here to sign up . 8:15-11:30 am, Monday-Friday for the weeks of June 15-19, June 22-26, July 13-17, July 20-24, Aug. 3-7, and August 10-14.
Center for Childhood Safety - Emily Gossens
920-272-0110, egossens@ccsgb.org
Ongoing/Long-term Volunteer Opportunities
Yoga Instructor - Ongoing
The ADRC is currently in need of a volunteer yoga instructor to reach young adults with disabilities. This person should have a background in yoga instruction and experience working with this population. Schedule could be based on volunteer ability and could be as little as one hour per month.
Aging & Disability Resource Center of Brown County – Jeremy Slusarek
Disaster Cycle Services: Recovery Team Volunteer - Ongoing
Support (via phone) the disaster recovery of individuals, families, and communities through the activities of casework and recovery planning, recovery systems, and community recovery. 2-4 hours per week. Minimum age: 18.
American Red Cross - Lee Borofka
920-737-9974, lee.borofka@redcross.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
Front Desk Volunteer - Ongoing
Answering the phone, complete screening forms with people calling in to seek shelter, greet donors and accept donations, and letting visitors in. Daily shifts (2-6 hours) are available from 8:00 am-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.
Freedom House Ministries - Crystal DeCleene
Miracle League Buddy - Ongoing (2020 Baseball Season)
Buddies are needed to assist players both on the field and at bat to ensure their safety and aid in their enjoyment. Volunteers commit to 1 1/2 hours, one day a week for 8 weeks. If you can't commit for the entire 8 weeks consider signing up as a substitute buddy. Opening day is June 6, 2020. Minimum age: 14.
Miracle League of Green Bay - Shelly Curran
920-713-6562, scurran2001@gmail.com

Miracle League Team Coach or Assistant Coach - Ongoing (2020 Baseball Season)
Coach a team of approximately 13 players with various abilities. Volunteers commit to 1 1/2 hours, one day a week for 8 weeks. Opening day is June 6, 2020. Minimum age: 14.
Miracle League of Green Bay - Shelly Curran
920-713-6562, scurran2001@gmail.com
YWCA Women's Empowerment Center - Ongoing
The YWCA’s Women’s Empowerment Center is seeking motivated volunteers who want to support their dedication to empowering women and girls. Consider using your time, talents and heart to be a part of uplifting women in the greater Green Bay community! Volunteer tasks may include sorting and steaming clothing donations, cashiering in the Madison Street Boutique, conducting intake interviews for Women's Career Closet clients, personal shopping and styling for Career Closet clients, and assisting with the check-out process for Career Closet shoppers. The Women's Empowerment Center has the most need on Tuesdays from 12:30-4:00 pm and Thursdays from 2:30-6:00 pm. 
Minimum age: 18.
YWCA Greater Green Bay - Jasmine Gordon
920-432-5581 ext. 141, jgordon@ywcagreenbay.org
For More Volunteer Opportunities,
View Our April Volunteer Times!
Affiliate Partner of the Week
Bellin Health
Mission:
In partnership with the people of Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Bellin Health enables every person and community in our region to achieve and maintain their full health and well-being potential through their relentless commitment to quality, experience and affordability.
Events, Fundraisers, and More
Up Deeds (for Nonprofits) Coming Soon

A free app for nonprofits to help grow awareness, engagement, and funding is currently being developed by a Green Bay company with the goal to have more people in our community aware of who you are and what you do. It's an easy way for you and your supporters to share who you are with more people and do it more directly than social media.

Up Deeds invites you to visit their site to learn more about it, and how it can help. They are encouraging you to use the sign up section on their homepage so you'll know when the app is ready to go.

For more information, visit www.updeeds.com .
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