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Registration Now Open!

Join us for the 2023 WPS Volunteer Awards! This always-inspiring breakfast event will be held at the Lambeau Field Atrium on Thursday, April 27. Register now and share in the celebration!

Brought to you by the Volunteer Center of Brown County and Wisconsin Public Service, as well as our nine generous award sponsors, this annual gathering honors the contributions of volunteers and nonprofit organizations to our community. It is a powerful way to recognize the impact so many outstanding volunteers have had, and it creates more awareness in our community about organizations where volunteers give their time. 

Click on the button below to register and to learn more.

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Volunteer of the Week

Larry Rose is our volunteer of the week!

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Brown County is a nonprofit organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected children who are under the legal protection of the court system. CASA volunteers advocate on behalf of these children by visiting with them regularly and reporting to the judge about their safety and well-being. Larry’s service on CASA’s board of directors began in 2013, and since then, he has devoted countless volunteer hours and provided outstanding leadership to strengthen the operations, financial processes, and sustainability of the organization. Besides serving in a leadership capacity, he often lends a hand by volunteering at special events, making thank-you calls to donors and volunteers, and tackling other projects, big and small.

Through his exemplary leadership, Larry has motivated and inspired CASA’s team every day and contributed significantly to their success. During his tenure, their budget has nearly doubled, and the number of children served has increased substantially to around 230 per year. In addition to CASA, Larry has served in local government and volunteered for and led multiple other nonprofit organizations and associations dating back to 1982. Volunteerism has been a lifelong commitment for him. Thank you, Larry, for your deep devotion to serving this community!

Click here to find this story on our Facebook page!

Date-Specific Volunteer Opportunities

Broadway TrashForce - March 20

Help pick up trash throughout the Broadway District! Supplies, such as gloves, trash bags, and trash grabbers, will be provided. Shift: 5:30-6:30 pm. 

On Broadway, Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org

Clean-Up Crew - March 30

Help clean up the Broadway District before On Broadway's outdoor Easter egg hunt the next day! All supplies provided. Shift: 5:30-6:30 pm. Great for all ages.

On Broadway, Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org

The Great Bunny Train - April 1-2

Volunteers are needed across the property to help guide the Easter Bunny, hand out candy, monitor games and crafts, and so much more! Shifts: 8:30 am-1:00 pm and 12:45-5:15 pm. Volunteers ages 10-14 should be accompanied by a parent. Click here to learn more and to sign up.

National Railroad Museum - Liz Van Pay

920-437-7623, lvanpay@nationalrrmuseum.org

Meal Servers - April 10-21

Serve lunch or dinner to residents in shelter, and provide clean-up afterward. Shifts: 11:00 am-1:00 pm or 4:30-6:30 pm.

Freedom House - Jen Rayos

920-432-4646, jenniferrayos@freedomhouseministries.org

Earth Day at the Kroc - April 22

Enjoy planting and gardening? Kroc Center is partnering with local organizations to kick off their pollinator project with plantings and educational talks onsite. Volunteers will assist with refreshments, kids' activities/games, and the planting crew. Shifts: 8:45-10:30 am or 10:15 am-12:00 pm. Minimum age: 14. Click here to sign up.

The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Kroc Center - Kristine Schmidt

920-593-2375, kristine.schmidt@usc.salvationarmy.org

New Leaf Foods 10th Anniversary Garden Blitz - April 29 and May 5-7

A variety of volunteer tasks and shifts are available.

  • April 29: build garden boxes (8'x4'x10") using power tools and proper PPE (personal protective equipment). Shift: 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
  • May 5-6: deliver garden boxes and soil around the community. Shifts: 8:30 am-12:00 pm and 12:00-4:00 pm.
  • May 7: deliver garden boxes and soil, and clean up the site. Shifts: 8:30 am-12:00 pm and 12:00-4:00 pm.

New Leaf Foods - Andy DiMezza

920-322-5489, gbgardenblitz@gmail.com

2023 Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup - May 6

Sign up to be one of over 1,600 cleanup volunteers in the region! Each year, volunteers head out to 65+ sites throughout the Fox-Wolf River Basin to remove garbage and debris from our lakes, rivers, and streams. This annual cleanup aims to build a sense of community and an increased understanding of the environmental stewardship necessary to improve water quality in our region. Shift: 9:00-11:30 am, with a picnic afterward from 12:00-2:00 pm. Volunteers under age 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Click here to sign up.

Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance - Kelly Reyer

920-915-1502, kelly@fwwa.org

Blue Ribbons Baseball Games - May 30-July 23 (select dates)

Volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the gate, work in the concession stand, help with field prep before the game, sell 50/50 raffle tickets, grill food for concessions, and more. They can find something that suits your interest! Location: Joannes Stadium, Green Bay. Shift start times listed are one hour prior to game time. Games last approximately three hours. Saturday and Sunday dates are double-headers and last approximately four hours.

6:00 pm starts: May 30, June 6-7, June 16, June 21, June 28, July 11-13, July 20

3:00 pm starts: June 17, July 1, July 22

4:00 pm start: June 24

12:00 pm starts: June 25, July 15, July 23

Volunteers ages 13-17 should be accompanied by a parent (exceptions can be made if discussed with the organization).

Greater Green Bay Blue Ribbons - Jennifer Leo

920-713-0673, leos4baseball@gmail.com

Donut 5K Run - June 3

Join The Salvation Army for their annual 5K run celebrating National Donut Day! Volunteers will assist with 15 route/water stations, kids' run, set-up, clean-up, and the information booth. Come join the fun and cheer on their runners. Event T-shirt and donut provided. Various shifts. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Click here to sign up.

The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay - Kroc Center - Kristine Schmidt

920-593-2375, kristine.schmidt@usc.salvationarmy.org

Farmers Market Attendance Tracker - June 14

Stand at the entrances of the market and use a clicker to track people entering the market. Shifts: 3:00-5:30 pm and 5:00-8:00 pm.

On Broadway, Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Cleaning Volunteer

The cleaning person will support the home office in Green Bay by performing basic and general cleaning and/or maintenance duties as needed, in an effort to help grow awareness and raise support to further Acts 1:8 Ministry's mission. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms, etc., and other duties as assigned.

They are seeking outgoing and cheerful volunteers who have a passion for their mission: training Christians to evangelize through kindness. Various part-time shifts. Minimum age: 18.

Acts 1:8 Ministry - Vickie Nell

920-494-2289, vickienell@acts18.org

Emergency Department Volunteers

Assist team members in providing quality service to patients and their families on the assigned floor. Duties include:

  • Rounding on patients hourly (volunteers do not enter isolation rooms); PPE provided
  • Refreshing water
  • Assisting with discharging patients 
  • Restocking supplies, including isolation gowns
  • Providing clerical support to caregiver staff such as answering phones, answering call lights, collating admission packets, making copies, reviewing ‘welcome’ letter with patients
  • Straightening up the department, which includes picking up garbage off floor, emptying garbage and replacing full linen bags.

Click here to complete an online application. After your application has been received, you will receive an email with next steps. Weekday shifts, three hours between 7:00 am-5:00 pm. Individuals should be able to commit to a minimum of 64 hours of volunteering during a rolling calendar year. Minimum age: 14.

Aurora HealthCare/Aurora BayCare - Wendy Leiterman

920-288-3083, wendy.leiterman@aah.org

Front Entrance Ambassadors

Volunteers will welcome patients and visitors, and assist them in finding their way to appointments throughout the hospital. You will greet patients at the front entrances, then wheelchair-assist or walk the patient to the appropriate area for his or her care. Four-hour weekday shifts: 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 14.

Aurora HealthCare/Aurora BayCare - Wendy Leiterman

920-288-3083, wendy.leiterman@aah.org

Hospice Patient Companions

Volunteers are the HEART of Aurora at Home Hospice. They are looking for kind, caring individuals to provide companionship to their patients and respite for caregivers. As a hospice companion volunteer, you could:

  • Play games
  • Read a book
  • Participate in life review
  • Be present while a caregiver rests
  • Remember special days
  • Laugh with a patient
  • Hold their hand while they rest

Aurora will train you to be the best hospice companion volunteer and to provide their patients with loving care, comfort, and dignity in their final days. Aurora provides flexible online training and can accommodate any schedule. Safety is their top priority, so a background check and health history will need to be completed. All Aurora employees, including volunteers, are required to be vaccinated (COVID and flu). Shifts: Volunteers visit with patients at least once a week for 1-2 hours at a time. Minimum age: 18.

Aurora at Home Hospice - Lexi Pirman

920-627-5306, lexi.pirman@aah.org

Mentoring Green Bay Youth

NEW Scholars, a college readiness after-school program, is looking for classroom volunteers to work directly with students who are the first in their family to go to college. Students in their program are enrolled in grades 6-12 at four schools in the Green Bay Area Public School District. Volunteers who are passionate about youth and education are encouraged to apply! Shifts: The estimated time commitment for a volunteer is 2-3 hours per after-school session. Sessions occur each week Tuesday-Thursday from 3:00-5:00 pm; volunteers can sign up to volunteer on a specific day or on multiple days, depending on their interest and availability.

CollegeReady - Carmen Vos

920-857-9088, cvos@collegereadywi.org

Classroom ‘Grandparents’

Encompass Early Education & Care is looking for volunteers ages 55 and older who meet limited income requirements to mentor and encourage children in school readiness activities. Helping children at mealtimes, rocking infants, and reading to toddlers are just some of the activities you may enjoy. If you, or someone you know, would like to take a small step in making a difference, this may be the opportunity for you. Flexible shifts, 6:30 am-4:00 pm.

Encompass Early Education & Care - Deb Johnson

920-785-9710, djohnson@encompasswi.org

Board of Directors Members

Hand-N-Hand of Northeastern Wisconsin is seeking motivated and creative individuals to serve on their board of directors. Members regularly attend meetings while providing leadership and direction for this effective and supportive resource for families with children experiencing hearing loss. Meetings: third Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.

Hand-n-Hand of Northeastern Wisconsin - Jenny Geiken

920-737-0477, jlgeiken@hnhnew.org

Spring Cleaning

Heritage Hill State Historical Park needs help with spring cleaning (dusting and vacuuming) their historic buildings. They will provide all cleaning materials. While a single volunteer can clean a building in a few hours, they also welcome groups to help clean larger spaces more quickly. This is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with their historic buildings and have them all to yourself for a few hours! With no formal cleaning days, you can set your own schedule and let them know when you're available to volunteer during their business hours of Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Minimum age: 16 if part of a group with adult supervision, 18 if volunteering individually.  

Heritage Hill State Historical Park - Claire Gwaltney

920-448-5150, claire@heritagehillgb.org

Various Volunteer Opportunities

Heritage Hill State Historical Park can’t operate without the support of its volunteers, a corps of dedicated individuals and groups who work at the park all year long. And with 56 acres, 27 historic buildings, dozens of pieces of machinery, and hundreds of annual private and special events, there is always a way for new volunteers to get involved, utilize their special skills, and help make this cultural organization shine in the local community! They currently have ongoing volunteer opportunities for a custodian helper, equipment mechanic, grounds care helper, and community ambassadors. They also offer group volunteer projects upon request, a great opportunity to get out of the office and work as a team to help others! Various shifts during normal business hours. Minimum age: 17. Click here to learn more. 

Heritage Hill State Historical Park - Claire Gwaltney

920-448-5150, claire@heritagehillgb.org

Easter Cards for Jail Inmates

Buy and write Easter cards to Brown County jail inmates. These should be plain dollar store cards with no marker, no glitter, no glue, and no envelopes. They will only accept cards written with plain ink or pencil. Write a short message of hope or inspiration with a Bible verse, if you’d like, and sign only your first name. Contact Caitlin below for drop-off details. Flexible shifts, on volunteers’ own time, until March 25.

JOSHUA - Caitlin Haynes

920-301-0022, joshua4justice@gmail.com

Yearbook Digitizers

Scan hard copies of JOSHUA's yearbooks into PDF format to upload on their website. Flexible shifts, on volunteers’ own time.

JOSHUA - Caitlin Haynes

920-301-0022, joshua4justice@gmail.com

Board of Directors Members

JOSHUA seeks individuals who care for social justice issues and who want to be an active member in the community. As a board member, you’d sit in on meetings making decisions for the organization, helping to do outreach, planning events, and more. Monthly meetings. Minimum age: 18.

JOSHUA - Caitlin Haynes

920-301-0022, joshua4justice@gmail.com

Task Force Members

JOSHUA is looking for individuals for their task force who are passionate about social justice and who are looking for a way to contribute to their community by offering and participating in solving local issues. The task force meets to discuss environmental, transformational (criminal legal system), and/or immigration rights reform. Meetings: 90 minutes, once per month.

JOSHUA - Caitlin Haynes

920-301-0022, joshua4justice@gmail.com

Gift Shop Associates

Help guests shop, ring up purchases, and close the register at night's end. Shift: Tuesdays, 4:00-8:00 pm. Minimum age: 16.

Neville Public Museum - Katy Maier

920-448-7874, katy.maier@browncountywi.gov

Giraffe Ambassadors

Help the NEW Zoo connect their guests to the zoo's reticulated giraffes, Zuri and Nigel! You'll learn all about giraffes and how to share stories about the giraffes with guests, while supervising the daily Giraffe Feeding Experience. Online trainings that take about one hour, which can be done at your convenience, as well as some in-person shadowing sessions are required to learn what it takes. Flexible shifts. Volunteers as young as 8 can be involved with a parent or other adult chaperone.

NEW Zoo & Adventure Park - Angela Kawski

920-662-2405, volunteer@newzoo.org

Information Booth/Fresh Food Drive

Sit in the farmers market info booth tent and assist marketgoers by handing out maps and helping with other general information. Shifts: Wednesdays, May 24-September 27, 3:00-8:00 pm.

On Broadway, Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org

50/50 Raffle Crew

Walk the farmers market selling 50/50 raffle tickets. This requires cash handling and socializing! Shifts: Wednesdays, May 24-September 27, 3:30-5:45 pm.

On Broadway, Inc. - Quincy Fassbender

920-655-7525, quincy@onbroadway.org

Variety of Volunteer Roles

Friendly Visitor/Companion Volunteer – Enhance the quality of Promedica's patients' lives through regular visits and social interaction. Volunteers provide companionship by reading to a patient, going for social visits to reminiscence, playing cards or simply holding a hand and listening. Visits are based on your schedule and availability. 

Vigil Volunteer – The goal of this volunteer is to connect with patients during their final days and hours to help ensure that no one dies alone. This may be through companionship by being with the patient who is dying or by providing support to family members who need a break from the bedside of their loved one. 

Vet for Vet Volunteer – Nobody understands the concerns of a United States veteran more than a fellow veteran or active duty military personnel. These volunteers know firsthand the impact of serving our country, thereby creating an environment where life review and healing may occur.

Pet Visitor Volunteer – Provide social interaction and enjoyment to a hospice patient who loves animals. Pet therapy certification is required for animals to visit patients. ProMedica Hospice has information on a certification program to help certify your pet, if it isn't already! 

Flexible shifts for all roles.

ProMedica - Amy Sadewater

920-336-6455, amy.sadewater@promedica.org

Tutors for Teens

Shelter in the Storm is looking for volunteers to go into Southwest High School to tutor students and help them with their homework. Shifts: Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 21.

Shelter in the Storm - Tim Grom

847-840-1734, tgrom@shelterinthestorms.org

Board of Directors Members

Shelter in the Storm works with teens who are struggling with mental health issues and school. They are looking to add individuals with various backgrounds to their board of directors for their new youth center in Green Bay. Meetings: quarterly, 6:00-7:30 pm. Minimum age: 21.

Shelter in the Storm - Tim Grom

847-840-1734, tgrom@shelterinthestorms.org

Volunteer Drivers

If you have a valid driver's license and one hour of free time most weeks, The Micah Center (part of St. John's Ministries) needs YOU! They transport groups of disadvantaged people to and from their jobs. These people are recent graduates of The Joseph Project. They have a van for the transportation or you can use your own car. Various shifts. Minimum age: 18.

The Micah Center - Greg McLean 

920-819-1817, greglmclean@gmail.com


Cashiers are needed at St. Vincent de Paul's east location. There is a brief training to explain their system, which is very user-friendly. This volunteer opportunity is a great way to socialize with people in the community and meet new people while impacting this organization in a big way. Shifts: mostly nights and weekends, 3:00-7:00 pm. Minimum age: 14.

St. Vincent de Paul Green Bay - Brooke Welp 

920-621-4561, brookew@svdpgb.org

Production Volunteers

St. Vincent de Paul is in need of volunteers to help stock shelves with newly priced merchandise, sort and organize donated items, hang and price clothing, and price donated items. Various shifts, 7:00 am-7:00 pm. Minimum age: 14.

St. Vincent de Paul Green Bay - Brooke Welp 

920-621-4561, brookew@svdpgb.org

Resale Shoppe Volunteers

Unity Resale Shoppe, a part of Unity Hospice, would like volunteers to help with various duties, including accepting, cleaning, and sorting donations; pricing and staging merchandise on the sales floor; and working the cash register. Shifts: Mondays-Thursdays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm, and 4:00-6:00 pm; Fridays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm; and Saturdays, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Minimum age: 18.

Unity Resale Shoppe, LLC - Paakou Vang

920-339-5501, pvang@unityhospice.org

Hospice Volunteers

Unity is looking for hospice volunteers who would like to provide companionship to their patients. Visits take place where the patient resides, including at private homes, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals. Flexible shifts, one to four days per month. Minimum age: 15.

Unity Hospice - Alison Bantes

920-339-5527, abantes@unityhospice.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, laundry, enrichment, vet support, and off-site adoption center volunteers. Daily shifts: 8:00 am-6:00 pm. Volunteers ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please click here to learn more about their program and how to become a volunteer!

Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay Campus - Katie Gut

920-469-3110, kgut@wihumane.org

For a monthly list of volunteer opportunities,

view March's Volunteer Times here.

Affiliate Partner of the Week

Aurora Health Care

Mission: We Help People Live Well


Emergency Department Volunteers

Perform various duties to assist team members in providing quality service to patients and their families. Click here for an online application. Various shifts. Minimum age: 14.

Front Entrance Ambassadors

Welcome patients and visitors, and help them find their way throughout the hospital. Four-hour weekday shifts: 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Minimum age: 14.

Contact Wendy Leiterman at 920-288-3083 or wendy.leiterman@aah.org.

More Information

Wishlist Items

Please consider donating needed items to these area nonprofits.

Thank you!

Green Bay Blue Ribbons Baseball


Square POS system, commercial slushie machine for concession stand

Community Benefit Tree


Kitchen table(s) and chairs, printer, flooring, paneling, laptops, curtains, coaches, gift cards (Target, Office Max, Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Menards)

New Leaf Foods


Click here to view the Garden Blitz wishlist.

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