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2021 Volunteer Expo
Thursday, September 23
Have you been thinking about volunteering, but aren’t sure which organization is right for you? Then please join us at this fun, family-friendly event at the KI Center in downtown Green Bay! Hosted by the Volunteer Center of Brown County and presented by Fox Communities Credit Union.

  • Enjoy networking and conversation with up to 50 local nonprofits to learn more about the valuable work each one does.
  • Discover how you can strengthen our community by giving of your time and talents — find the right fit for you.
  • New this year: hands-on volunteer projects and activities will be available during the Expo to help you connect and give back on the spot!

Click here to get all the details. Hope to see you on September 23!
Volunteer of the Week
Herb Grulke is our Volunteer of the Week!

Habitat ReStore is a retail operation that collects and sells donated home goods and building materials to the public. Profits are used to buy building materials that help Habitat for Humanity build homes in Brown County. Herb has been a volunteer with ReStore since 2012, having first been a shopper there. He previously worked in hardware sales and brought years of vast knowledge that he now shares on a daily basis. At 80-plus years old, he is also a natural born teacher. The last three years, groups of clients from Curative Connections have volunteered with Herb, and each week he prepares hardware for them to sort, clean, and bag, while making it a fun learning experience for them. On the days the Curative clients come in, they all have smiles on their faces when they arrive because they are so happy to see Herb and to have some meaningful work to do. He will say, “I think I get more out of it then they do,” but the staff and clients at Curative can’t say enough nice things about him.

Herb’s knowledge of hardware is only equaled by the kindness, compassion, and patience he has for anyone he meets either at the ReStore or in life. He is a special man with a strong faith and is part of a generation that believes service should naturally be a part of one’s life. He is a joy to be around, and he inspires others to be better people just by having a conversation with them. He is a beloved volunteer at the ReStore, not only by the staff but also by the customers and other volunteers. His work ethic of showing up at 8:00 a.m. on a regular basis inspires others to do the same and to set higher goals and standards for themselves. His dedication of getting the job done is appreciated, and his kind manner is a trait that everyone needs to emulate. Thank you, Herb, for all you do for those around you!

Note: The information below was accurate as of the time of publication, but please contact the organizations listed
for the most up-to-date information.
Dated Volunteer Opportunities
Tutor Training - Register by September 17
Volunteer tutors complete tutor training to learn how to work one-on-one with adult learners who are seeking help improving their basic reading, writing or math skills and/or learning the English language. Training consists of four 90-minute sessions (in-person and virtual options) and self-paced homework totaling 12 hours of instruction. The training is designed to thoroughly prepare you to work with a learner. No previous experience is required! Sessions: 9:00-10:30 am OR 6:00-7:30 pm on October 4, 6, 11, and 13; independent study (prep for first session) starts September 27. Minimum age: 18.
Literacy Green Bay - DeEtte Radant
Acts 'n Crafts Festival - September 18
At this craft show, volunteers' responsibilities will be showing the vendors where their spaces are, helping set up tents, collecting prizes from vendors, and sharing Acts 1:8 Ministry's information. Shifts: 7:30-10:30 am and 10:30 am-2:00 pm. Minimum age: 15.
Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell
920-494-2289, vickienell@acts18.org
igNight Market - September 18 and October 16
Volunteers will help set up and/or take down tents, tables, chairs, trash cans, and lights for the event. Set-up shift 1: 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Set-up shift 2: 2:00-5:00 pm. Clean-up: 9:30-11:30 pm. Minimum age: 18.
On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender
920-569-2531, quincy@onbroadway.org
Poster Pick-Up and Delivery - September 22-25 and October 6-9
The Art Garage is in need of volunteers to deliver posters to local businesses with information about upcoming events. Delivery is on your own time (hours of businesses may vary). Poster pick-up times: Sept. 22 and 25 and Oct. 6 and 9, 12:00-4:00 pm; Sept. 23-24 and Oct. 7-8, 3:00-7:00 pm.
The Art Garage - Tristin St. Mary
920-448-6800, tstmary@theartgarage.org
Expo Set-Up Crew - September 22
We are looking for volunteers to help us and the participating organizations get set up for the Volunteer Expo. Volunteers will welcome organizations in the unloading zone outside the KI Convention Center, direct them to the check-in table, assist with unloading and set-up, and connect with participating non-profits. Volunteers will also assist staff with setting up a table at the entrance, signage, and other items as needed. Must be able to lift 20 pounds and stand for several hours. Shift: 4:00-6:00 pm. Minimum age: 13 (those under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult). Click here to sign up.
Volunteer Center of Brown County - Melissa Jagodinsky
920-600-0185, melissa@volunteergb.org

Expo Ambassador 1 - September 23
We're looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers who will help make sure participating organizations have everything they need for a successful event, welcome attendees, and ensure that attendees have fun connecting with the organizations. Volunteers will start their shift by making sure organization representatives get to their booths and ensuring they have everything they need. During the event, volunteers will welcome attendees and hand out drawstring bags at the entrance of the Expo or will continuously move through the booths to make sure organizations have everything they need, participate in booth activities, and connect with attendees. Shift: 8:00-11:45 am. Minimum age: 16. Click here to sign up.
Volunteer Center of Brown County - Melissa Jagodinsky
920-600-0185, melissa@volunteergb.org

Expo Ambassador 2 - September 23
We're looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers who will help make sure participating organizations have everything they need for a successful event, welcome attendees, and ensure that attendees have fun connecting with the organizations. Volunteers will start their shift by making sure organization representatives get to their booths and ensuring they have everything they need. During the event, volunteers will welcome attendees and hand out drawstring bags at the entrance of the Expo or will continuously move through the booths to make sure organizations have everything they need, participate in booth activities, and connect with attendees. When the Expo comes to an end, volunteers will assist organizations with packing supplies and escort them to the loading zone; ensure easy and safe loading by directing traffic at the loading zone; and assist staff with packing up supplies and bringing them to the loading zone. Must be able to lift 20 pounds. Shift: 3:30-7:00 pm. Minimum age: 16. Click here to sign up.
Volunteer Center of Brown County - Melissa Jagodinsky
920-600-0185, melissa@volunteergb.org
Walk to End Alzheimer's - September 25
Volunteer duties include set-up and clean-up of tents, signs, tables, etc. Greeters will direct walkers upon arrival and assist with online registration. Event volunteers will help restock giveaways on tables. They are also looking for various entertainers, street performers or buskers. Shifts: 7:00-10:00 am (set-up), 9:00 am-12:00 pm (greeters, event volunteers and street performers), and 12:00-3:00 pm (clean-up).
Alzheimer's Association - Cari Josephson
920-609-1342, cajosephson@alz.org
Neighborhood Wash #Trashtag - September 27
Volunteers will help beautify the Broadway District by assisting with trash pick-up in the business and residential neighborhoods. Trash grabbers, bags, and other equipment will be provided. Shift: 5:30-6:30 pm.
On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender
920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org
Half Marathon and 5K - October 1-2
Volunteer opportunities include packet pick-up, water stations, finish line food distribution, and course corner safety volunteers. Multiple shifts available. Minimum age: 12.
Bellin Health - Linda Maxwell
920-217-5695, linda.maxwell@bellin.org
Volunteer Training - October 1-November 1
CASA of Brown County recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children under court protection until they are safe and thriving in permanent homes. Last year, 133 CASA volunteers advocated for 232 children in our community. If you'd like to help change a child's story and make a lasting impact, pre-service training begins in October. It will be a blend of virtual and in-person sessions. Various shifts. Minimum age: 21. To learn more and to sign up (by September 24), please click here.
CASA of Brown County - Taylor Connell
920-437-2272, taylor@casabc.org
Big Event Volunteers - October 2
Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties at this fundraiser, which takes place at Heritage Hill State Park. Various shifts. Minimum age: 14. Click here to sign up.
Encompass Early Education and Care - Savannah Zoch
920-785-9714, szoch@encompasswi.org
Horse Feeding - October 8-13
Their equine specialist will be re-homing two horses to Louisiana, so help is needed feeding the horses at the farm. This requires training if you haven't done it before, so please contact them to set that up first. Shifts: 10:00 a.m. (breakfast) and 8:00 p.m. (supper). Minimum age: 14.
Firefly Acres Horse Farm - Julie Van Hoosen
920-544-7829, juliespyne@gmail.com
Fall Fest - October 9
On Broadway Inc is looking for volunteers to assist with all aspects of their annual Fall Fest! There is a wide variety of opportunities available, including but not limited to: crossing guard, putting up fall decor, trick-or-treat station supervisor, and helping with children's crafts. Flexible shifts throughout the day.
On Broadway Inc. - Quincy Fassbender
920-569-3436, quincy@onbroadway.org
The Great Pumpkin Train - October 9 and 16
All aboard! The Great Pumpkin Train is here! Activities include assisting with the pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, spider ball, ring toss, tattoos, and more. Shifts on both days: 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:00-5:00 pm, and 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 16 with a parent, 18 on your own. Click here to sign up.
National Railroad Museum - Megan Blackburn
920-437-7623 x124, mblackburn@nationalrrmuseum.org
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Cafe Helpers
The ADRC's Grounded Cafe has a variety of volunteer positions available, including cashier, barista, cook, food prep, dishes, and cleaning tables. Two- to four-hour shifts: Monday-Saturday, 7:00 am-2:00 pm.
Aging and Disability Resource Center - Jeremy Slusarek
Guest Experience Volunteers
Perform a variety of fun activities with the goal being to strengthen Altrusa's 'home-like' atmosphere. This position will help enhance the experience of their guests who are going through medical crises. Activities include (but are not limited to) assembling care packages, visiting with guests in common areas, baking cookies and snacks, and distributing 'thinking of you' cards to guests. Flexible shifts, but typically a few hours from 8:00 am-12:00 pm or 4:00-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.
Altrusa House - Sarah Duginske
920-884-6677 x2, sarah@altrusahousegreenbay.org

Meal Heroes
Provide a home-cooked meal for families staying at the home. Groups of 3-5 volunteers can provide, prepare (onsite or off), serve, and share a meal with the guests. The amount of servings needed depends upon occupancy, and their guest experience manager will coordinate with groups to ensure there is plenty to go around! Shift: 4:00-7:30 pm (includes clean-up). Volunteers under 17 must have guardian supervision.
Altrusa House - Sarah Duginske
920-884-6677 x2, sarah@altrusahousegreenbay.org
Personalized Coaches
Brain Center of Green Bay is in need of volunteers to assist with its coaching program. Medical, social work or nursing backgrounds are preferred. Individuals with experience in caregiving and/or working with individuals with brain disease, brain disorders or brain conditions are also encouraged to connect with them. Coaches will receive training and be connected with a coach mentor. Various shifts.
Brain Center of Green Bay - Christine Vanden Hoogen
Pals Program Mentors
Volunteer mentors spend time in a recreational or learning activity with a child, age 3 or older, who 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
Drivers
Due to a sharp decline in drivers, there is an urgent need for volunteers to drive seniors and people with disabilities to and from vital appointments and offer door-to-door assistance as needed. Curative provides vehicles, gas, and insurance. No CDL is required. Volunteers must have a good driving record, and a background check will be performed. Flexible four- to five-hour morning or afternoon shifts, Monday-Friday. Minimum age: 18.
Curative Connections - Tina Whetung
Farmer's Market Attendee Clickers - through October
The 104th year of the Downtown Green Bay Saturday Farmer's Market is ongoing. They are looking for a few great volunteers to help with attendance counting on various Saturdays. This is a critical part of their team and the planning of this event for the future. Click here to sign up for a two-hour shift.
Downtown Green Bay Inc. - Patti Schevers

Clean Team or Adopt-a-Block
Come help keep downtown looking great while getting in steps and checking out the new businesses in the districts. Volunteer duties include trash pick-up (that's right, you get a super-cool grabby thing to use) and weeding (use those biceps!). Shifts are flexible, but they are asking for a minimum commitment of two hours per week (you want more? go for it!). Minimum age: 14, unless accompanied by an adult (they think all volunteers are great, but volunteers can't be shorter than their pickers are long!). Click here for program information.
Downtown Green Bay Inc. & Olde Main Street Inc. - Sally Ebeling
Lawncare and Yard Clean-Up
Volunteers are being sought to cut the lawn as needed, pull weeds in flower beds, and trim bushes. Flexible shifts.
Ecumenical Partnership for Housing - Wendy Nasgovitz
920-676-3779, wendyn@ephgb.org
Sidewalkers
Volunteers who assist during riding sessions start in the role of sidewalker 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
Book Sorters
The Friends of the Brown County Library needs help sorting books for its semi-annual Big Book Sale. This is a year-round opportunity that entails sorting donated and withdrawn books into 40+ categories. Once sorted, the books are boxed and moved into stacks (boxes weigh 25-40 lbs). After volunteers finish a three-hour orientation and training (two 90-minute sessions), they commit to volunteering several hours per week at the Central Library in the Friends sorting room. Once trained, volunteers set their own schedule during the library's operating hours. Must be a member of the Friends. Minimum age: 16.
Friends of the Brown County Library - Curt Heuer
920-371-3651, friendssort@gmail.com
Girl Scout Troop Leader or Service Area Coordinator
Volunteers are needed for two types of roles for Fall 2021-Summer 2022:
Troop leader -- Opportunities exist across many different grades and schools in Green Bay and the surrounding area. These individuals are memory-makers who lead and guide a group of girls through their scouting experience. They take the girls' interests, abilities, and opinions into consideration when planning out their fun. As girls get older, troop leaders guide more than lead, but continue to help them grow, learn, and do amazing things! The minimum time commitment of planning for and meeting with the girls is 2-3 hours per month (more, if desired). Training and planning tools are all online, and you would have access to an engagement coordinator to help you throughout every step of your Girl Scout journey.
Service area coordinator -- They are also looking for those who may be interested in working with other adult volunteers in planning for and working with specific groups of troops that are categorized by geographic locations. This could include planning badge-earning/fun events for troops to come together, helping manage their cookie program, facilitating social networking with volunteers, and treasurer positions.
In either role, Girl Scout volunteers help build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place! Various shifts. Minimum age: 18.
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes - Kristin Gallagher
920-955-3443, kgallagher@gsnwgl.org
Finance Committee
Golden House is seeking volunteer committee members with experience in banking, financial accounting, treasury management, or financial analysis. Committee meets once per month at 8:00 am on the third Wednesday.
Golden House Inc. - Sherrill Revolinski
Newsletter Intern or Volunteer
This unpaid position is easy and fun. Duties include providing quotes, events, history or fun facts on the community, an activity, and a joke in the weekly e-newsletter sent out every Tuesday. Constant Contact, an easy program to learn, is the software used. Intern can do the research AND input into Constant Contact or just do one or the other. Minimum age: 16.
Green Bay Area Newcomers Neighbors - Joleen Allard

Facebook Intern or Volunteer
This unpaid position assists in writing promotional material with the marketing team. Primary responsibilities include researching and writing articles for social media and other duties as needed. All work can be done from home. Should have enthusiasm for enlightening the public about events in the community. School credit service time can be arranged. Flexible hours, 5-15 hours per month. Minimum age: 16.
Green Bay Area Newcomers Neighbors - Joleen Allard
Grief Group Nights
Help kids ages 4-18 with projects, and help facilitate grief groups beginning in October. Training will be provided for all volunteers, and a background check will be done. Shift: once a month, 5:30-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
Hope's House - Gina Peotter
Lobby Information Table - through October
The museum is looking for volunteers to help staff an information table on weekends. Volunteers will learn about and promote museum programs, and will need to be comfortable talking with guests. Shifts: Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Minimum age: 16.
National Railroad Museum - Megan Blackburn
920-437-7623 x124, mblackburn@nationalrrmuseum.org
Farmers' Market on Broadway - through September 29
Volunteers will help with setting up and tearing down the market, which includes hanging signs, putting out trash barrels, and setting up tents. They may also help pour and serve beer in the beer tent and help with daily market maintenance while the market is happening. Shifts: Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm (set-up), 3:00-6:00 pm and 5:00-8:00 pm (beverage tent), 7:30-9:30 pm (clean-up), and 4:00-8:00 pm (floaters). Minimum age: 18. Click here to sign up.
On Broadway, Inc. - Allie Thut
920-569-3425, allie@onbroadway.org
Dinner for $2
Beginning September 14, a meal will be prepared for the UW-Green Bay community every Tuesday during their semester. Volunteers can help make the meal, serve the meal, and/or clean up afterwards. All donations from the meal go toward the food pantry on the UWGB campus. Shifts: 4:00-5:00 pm (set-up), 5:00-6:00 pm (serving), and 6:00-7:00 pm (clean-up).
The Richard Mauthe Center - Abby Ledvina
920-465-5133, abbyledvina@mcenter.org
Youth Class Instructors
Adult volunteers are needed to lead character-building courses this fall. These classes will help young people develop into fully devoted disciples of Christ, as well as functional and productive members of society. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 3:45-5:30 pm. Full background check and online Safe From Harm training required prior to volunteering. Minimum age: 18.
The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Renee Main
Social Media Intern
Forward-thinking, fast-paced non-profit is looking for an unpaid intern with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media platforms. Duties include: monitoring and posting on blogs, forums, and social networks; assisting with online outreach and promotion using Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.; creating images for media posts; writing copy for posts in order to grow social media presence; and utilization of social media to promote events. Approximately two hours per week.
The Spine Project - Dr. Julie Wyss

Marketing Intern
The Spine Project seeks an unpaid intern who can participate in various stages of print and online marketing campaigns in coordination with their social media team. Brand awareness and donor recognition are key components for this position. Connection and an outgoing personality are crucial for the success of this position. Approximately 10-12 hours per month.
The Spine Project - Dr. Julie Wyss
Resale Shoppe
Volunteers accept, clean, and sort donations; price and stage the sales floor; or work the cash register on the sales floor. Shifts: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm, or 4:00-6:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.
Unity Hospice Resale Shoppe - Alicia Schram
920-339-5501, aschram@unityhospice.org
Off-Site Adoption Center Volunteers
The Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay Campus is looking for volunteers at their off-site adoption centers who will help clean, socialize, and adopt out their amazing cats. Click here to learn more about their program and how to become a volunteer. Daily shifts: 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00-3:30 pm, and 3:30-6:00 pm. Minimum age: 13-15 with an adult; ages 16 and older may volunteer on their own.
Wisconsin Humane Society - Katie Gut
920-469-3110 x2117, kgut@wihumane.org

Shelter Volunteers
The Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay Campus is looking for volunteers to help support the shelter. They are in need of animal care volunteers, dog walkers, and event volunteers. Click here to learn more about their program and how to become a volunteer. Various daily shifts: 8:00 am-6:00 pm. Minimum age: 13 with an adult; 16 for some positions.
Wisconsin Humane Society - Katie Gut
920-469-3110 x2117, kgut@wihumane.org
For more volunteer opportunities, view September's Volunteer Times here.
Affiliate Partner of the Week
Brown County Community Gardens
Mission: To provide garden space and logistical assistance to Brown County residents to facilitate their access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food.
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