Volunteer Center of Brown County

Volunteer Center of Brown County Building a Stronger Community through Volunteerism Support the Volunteer Center and the community! Donate: www.volunteergb.org/#!donate--support/ciq4
The Volunteer Center of Brown County is a non-profit organization whose vision is “Building a Stronger Community through Volunteerism.” Serving over 200 community organizations and local schools in the Green Bay area, the Volunteer Center mobilizes volunteers to address serious community needs.
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Aquatic Invasive Species Snapshot Day Volunteers - August 15Join the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance by volunteering at a st...
07/19/2020
Snapshot Day 2020- A Statewide Search for Aquatic Invasive Species

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 the following link to learn more and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/snapshot-day-2020-a-statewide-search-for-aquatic-invasive-species-registration-110667056144.
Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance - Chris Acy
920-460-3674, [email protected]

Snapshot Day 2020- A Statewide Search for Aquatic Invasive Species

Congratulations to our #AffiliatePartnerOfTheWeek, Brown County Health and Human Services-Volunteer Services!Mission: Br...
07/17/2020
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Congratulations to our #AffiliatePartnerOfTheWeek, Brown County Health and Human Services-Volunteer Services!

Mission: Brown County Human Services shall respect the trust and confidence of the community as it fulfills its duty to:
- Protect abused and maltreated children and vulnerable adults.
- Provide effective juvenile justice services to underage offenders in order to recover young lives while protecting the community.
- Enrich the lives of people with disabilities.
- Provide economic assistance to eligible people in financial distress.
- Respond to those with mental illness and addiction with faith in the values of hope and recovery.
- Provide compassionate care for the elderly that offers fulfillment and meaning.
- The department shall constantly demonstrate fiscal stewardship, respecting that it serves at the consent of its citizens and their elected representatives.

Greatest Volunteer Needs:

Pals Program
Volunteer Drivers
Parent Pals Program
Volunteer Guardians

Click the following link for more information about these opportunities and more: https://www.browncountywi.gov/departments/health-human-services/volunteer-services/

Front Desk Volunteers - OngoingAnswer phones, complete screening forms with people calling in to seek shelter, greet vis...
07/17/2020

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 Green Bay - Crystal DeCleene
920-857-4848, [email protected]

Congratulations to our #VolunteerOfTheWeek, Chelsea Gay!Since being founded in 1982, NeighborWorks Green Bay has served ...
07/16/2020

Congratulations to our #VolunteerOfTheWeek, Chelsea Gay!

Since being founded in 1982, NeighborWorks Green Bay has served Green Bay neighborhoods and the broader community with home ownership preparation services, down payment and closing cost assistance lending, community-interest real estate development, and other services. In 2019, 846 households received Housing Counseling & Education Services from NeighborWorks Green Bay. Seven families purchased homes, and 49 homes or apartments were acquired, renovated, or constructed for sale or rent. Nineteen employees helped to facilitate these services and 448 volunteers gave time to the mission: to engage community to strengthen neighborhoods, improve lives, enhance neighborhood character, promote homeownership, and provide housing choices. Chelsea Gay is one of these volunteers. Her volunteerism has had a profound impact on NeighborWorks Green Bay with her hard work, passion and leadership.

Chelsea has been volunteering with NeighborWorks Green Bay since 2017. She typically volunteers on average 15 hours per month (on top of her full-time job, and helping other organizations). Chelsea is very active on the Marketing Committee, as well as the Community Reinvestment Committee. She also volunteers on other projects, such as painting, landscaping, and remodeling. Chelsea has become increasingly more active and taken on more responsibility within the committees and with specific projects. For example, Chelsea's drive and commitment helped tremendously as NeighborWorks Green Bay planned their Annual Celebration in 2019. Chelsea went far beyond her role in planning the event, reaching out to donors, gathering donations for their fundraising efforts, running to the store for last-minute items, supporting the committee and event planners, setting up for the event, and much more. She invested more than 40 hours of her time in this event alone and was pivotal in the success of the event. This event is their biggest of the year and drew in the most attendees in 37 years of holding the event. Chelsea is a wonderful ambassador for NeighborWorks Green Bay, sharing information about their services, seeking out donations and volunteers, and living out their mission.

Chelsea not only masters her own tasks, but also reaches out to help other committee members and volunteers if they are not able to fulfill their commitments. Chelsea is not content to let the ball drop; she will do what it takes to make sure the work gets done. She embodies the spirit of volunteerism with her commitment, her follow-through, and desire to help others. Chelsea is a natural leader and will go above-and-beyond the call of duty to make sure projects get done well. Her passion is evident in her unrelenting support and effort she puts into everything she does. Chelsea inspires others around her to go the extra mile, to give a little more, and she does that by example.

Thank you, Chelsea, for going above-and-beyond in your volunteer roles with NeighborWorks Green Bay!

#trashtag Volunteers - July 20, August 17, September 21, and October 19 (Mondays)Help #beautifybroadway by picking up tr...
07/14/2020
#trashtag

#trashtag Volunteers - July 20, August 17, September 21, and October 19 (Mondays)
Help #beautifybroadway by picking up trash in the Broadway District. July 20, August 17, September 21, and October 19. 5:30-7:30 pm. Click the following link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e45a8ae2da5ff2-trashtag.
On Broadway, Inc. - Sam Maass
920-569-3436, [email protected]

Help us keep the Broadway District looking it's finest by picking up trash! REMINDER: All volunteers must complete On Broadway's Volunteer Form. Each volunteer only needs to complete it one time, it doesn't expire. If you have not completed the form yet, please do so here prior to volunteering:  ...

Dean Ekberg was the recipient of the Adult Award at our 31st Annual WPS Volunteer Awards in 2019 for his outstanding vol...
07/14/2020
Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, Inc.

Dean Ekberg was the recipient of the Adult Award at our 31st Annual WPS Volunteer Awards in 2019 for his outstanding volunteer work with Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, Inc.

A few weeks ago, Dean was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. While discussing his diagnosis with HEA's Director of Branding & Development, Marcus Reitz, Dean redirected the conversation and said, "Hey, I saw your new haircut. It got me thinking, if I'm going to lose my hair anyway, why couldn’t we do something similar with my hair to help the animals?" Extremely touched by Dean's desire to turn his diagnosis into a chance to help the animals, the team at HEA worked with Dean and his wife, Debbie, to create the "No Hair, Don't Care!" campaign.

Dean is an inspiration to all who meet him and is the perfect example of a volunteer with spirit. Dean’s passion for his charitable endeavors is clear and an inspiration to anyone who has worked with him.

For more information on how you can get involved with the "No Hair, Don't Care!" campaign, click on the post below.

No Hair, Don't Care! Support the wish of a man who always puts others first.

If you've spent any time at our adoption center or our Sanctuary, chances are you've seen some of the handiwork of Dean Ekberg. Dean has been a committed HEA volunteer since we met him in 2015 when he visited the new adoption center during an open house - it was an unfinished space at the time. Dean can always be counted on to raise his hand to help, whether through renovation projects or at community events. A loyal friend to the animals, HEA is lucky to have Dean as a member of our family.

A few short weeks ago, Dean was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. While discussing his diagnosis with HEA's Director of Branding & Development, Marcus Reitz, Dean redirected the conversation and said, "Hey, I saw your new haircut. It got me thinking, if I'm going to lose my hair anyway, why couldn’t we do something similar with my hair to help the animals?" Just a few days before this conversation and just for fun, Marcus had shaved his head to raise donations for the animals.

Extremely touched by Dean's desire to turn his diagnosis into a chance to help the animals, our team worked with Dean and his wife, Debbie, to create the "No Hair, Don't Care!" campaign. HEA is grateful for this opportunity to show Dean how much his HEA family supports him and help him fulfill his wish to help the cats and dogs.

If you'd like to show Dean your support, there are a few ways you can help! You can:

- Share a gift in Dean's honor.

- Volunteer your head to be shaved (check out the campaign page for more details on this). Contact us at [email protected].

- Share the fundraiser with your friends and family.

- Keep Dean and his loved ones close in your thoughts.

- Follow Dean's Caring Bridge page (linked in the campaign page).

On behalf of the entire HEA family, thank you for the positive energy you're bringing to Dean and his family, just by thinking of them. They need us all right now. We've come to know Dean quite well, and we know that Dean has the strength to show cancer the door.

Are you receiving our weekly e-newsletter, the Volunteer Connect? If not, you can sign up by clicking the link below to ...
07/14/2020

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MEET OUR BOARD: The Volunteer Center of Brown County would like to introduce our Board Members as part of our #MemberMon...
07/13/2020

MEET OUR BOARD: The Volunteer Center of Brown County would like to introduce our Board Members as part of our #MemberMonday series! This dedicated group of 15 individuals helps the center advance it's mission of creating a stronger community by engaging volunteers to support nonprofit partners.

Today's spotlight is Charles Svihlik.

Charles, with Forsite Benefits & Wellness, serves on the Board to help make a difference in our community. "Imagine the impact locally, and nationally if everyone willingly gave just a couple hours a month of their time to help others, the effect would be unimaginable."

In his spare time, Charles loves to play golf. He is also a CASA of Brown County volunteer and an adoption coordinator for rescued greyhounds.

Stay tuned as we post these brief bios of the other individuals who are committed to helping us advance the mission of the Volunteer Center of Brown County.

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Estate Planning Volunteer - OngoingSupport and strengthen the estate planning program to grow support and raise awarenes...
07/12/2020

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 our 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, [email protected]

St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter - The Micah Center - Wellspring has some last minute volunteer needs at the San...
07/10/2020

St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter - The Micah Center - Wellspring has some last minute volunteer needs at the San Luis Facility at 2305 San Luis Pl.

See the original post below for more information.

We need your green thumb! Help us ready the grounds of the San Luis facility (i.e. the proposed site of The Gridiron - 2305 San Luis Pl.) as we prepare for the community meeting this coming Tuesday: https://bit.ly/3gRNkY1.

Here's the details:
Come whenever you want! Between today (Friday) and through Monday. This is a come-when-you-want, independent volunteer opportunity

Bring your own supplies! For example, garden gloves, trowel, hedge clippers, trash bags to haul weeds out. etc. Please clean up after yourself! NOTE: Rakes and shovels are available by the dumpsters on the side of the building facing Cormier.

Assess the need! Go to the property, walk the perimeter and pick a task! See a need, fill a need! Anything you see to beautify the exterior. Areas of need: especially on the "San Luis Place" side of the building: lots of weeding, raking the flower beds, trimming the bush by the mailbox.

SPECIAL PROJECT: There are some long raised planters near the entrance on the "San Luis Place" side of the property that would look great with some color! (They are long and thin.) If you're interested in purchasing some bright annuals and planting them in the raised planters, go ahead! Before proceeding, we suggest going onsite to see if the need has been met.

Congratulations to our #AffiliatePartnerOfTheWeek, Howe Community Resource Center!Mission: In partnership with Howe Elem...
07/10/2020
Howe Community Resource Center

Congratulations to our #AffiliatePartnerOfTheWeek, Howe Community Resource Center!

Mission: In partnership with Howe Elementary School, to build a strong and resilient community through education and support to children and their families.

For more information, visit https://www.howecommunityresourcecenter.org/

We are a community resource center that serves the students and families of Howe School in Green Bay WI as well as families in the surrounding area.

Congratulations to the following Seeds of Hope Awards Nominees:501c3 Celebration Academy/Grassroots WellnessBrent Felchi...
07/09/2020

Congratulations to the following Seeds of Hope Awards Nominees:

501c3 Celebration Academy/Grassroots Wellness
Brent Felchin
Brown County Community Gardens Board of Directors
Carrie Arnold
Cheri Salmon with Foster The Village
Cheryl A. Williams
Deb Harrington
Ellipse Fitness
Jayne Black
Joseph Scala
Juanita "Nita" Radey
Karen Kollman
Kim R. Diaz with New Leaf Foods
Melanie Brick
Michelle Cutlan
Operation Community Cares
Rhonda Sitnikau
Scott Johnson

The Seeds of Hope Awards were created to celebrate the good happening in the greater Green Bay area and surrounding communities during the pandemic. Whether it is helping a neighbor in need, delivering groceries to a homeless shelter, sewing masks for front-line workers and community members, or volunteering on the front lines, we know that the very act of giving plants seeds of hope in our community, and each volunteer is just as important as the next.

The Volunteer Center of Brown County will choose five recipients to receive $200 each to gift to a local cause of their choosing. Recipients will be notified the week of July 20.

Stay tuned as we share the stories of people building a stronger community and announce the winners!

The Seeds of Hope Awards are made possible by a generous gift from American National Bank Fox Cities.

For more information, visit: https://volunteergb.org/general/seeds-of-hope-awards/

#SeedsOfHopeAwards #CreatingStrongerCommunities #KeepOnWI

Congratulations to our #VolunteerOfTheWeek, Jenni Wilkinson!Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Brown County is ...
07/09/2020

Congratulations to our #VolunteerOfTheWeek, Jenni Wilkinson!

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Brown County is a volunteer based nonprofit organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected children who are under the legal protection of the court system. CASA of Brown County staff recruits, trains, and supports citizen volunteers to advocate on behalf of children under court protection until they are safe and thriving in permanent homes. CASA volunteers visit the child regularly and submit a monthly report to the judge on the child's safety and well-being to help the judge make important decisions on the child's future. Many of the children they serve are in foster care and their CASA volunteer is the only consistent adult presence in their life. In 2019, 142 CASA volunteers advocated on behalf of 240 children in Brown County, making their lives safer and their futures brighter.

Jenni Wilkinson has served as a volunteer for CASA of Brown County since January of 2017, when she was just 11 years old. She inquired about CASA after hearing a presentation at her church regarding abused and neglected children being removed from their home and losing their belongings. Jenni has volunteered with CASA one day a month since then. Over the years, Jenni has helped to fill literally hundreds of backpacks with supplies to help children as they are removed from the home and transition to foster care. She continues to collect the most needed items and helps CASA of Brown County be able to provide them to children who are experiencing the trauma of being removed from their home. She thoughtfully picks out items that she thinks children of different ages would enjoy and labels the backpacks accurately, so the staff knows how to best match backpacks with the children they see. At one point, Jenni even created a unicorn-themed backpack that included unicorn pajamas and socks. When the child who loves unicorns was removed from their home, the unicorn-themed backpack that Jenni created helped to provide them a moment of joy at a difficult time. Over the last three years, Jenni has grown into a caring and warm leader.

She also continues to share the mission of CASA with people in her life. This is especially evident around the time of her birthday each year. In honor of her birthday, Jenni collects donated items for CASA backpacks. Jenni also brings along family and friends to help make backpacks for the children that are entering foster care. Jenni has had a consistent presence in the CASA of Brown County office and has made a tremendous difference in the lives of children in need through her volunteerism.

Thank you, Jenni, for making a difference in the lives of children in the most need of a strong voice!

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984 9th St
Green Bay, WI
54304

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Executive Director Eric Sponholtz [email protected] Community Engagement Coordinator Melissa Jagodinsky [email protected] Literacy & Volunteer Manager (Reading Coaches for Kids Coordinator) Deb Johnson [email protected] RSVP Program Director Leanne Baeten [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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(920) 429-9445

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UPDATED! SHARE IT NOW! MASKS to MAKE Kathleen Barlament March 19 · Make Masks for healthcare, first responders, elder care, care workers. We need 100 million of these. Quilters unite and use up your stash! There are many patterns on the internet, but the rectangle with three pleats can be made to rotary cut and gang sew. I have updated this because time is of the essence and given directions on how to cut. Don't be a perfectionist, just get it made! Donate to your local health care, hospital, Doctors office, clinic, make them for who ever will take them. They can use them for patients at the very least. Save the good N95 for the health care pros. front, cotton woven Center, nonwoven interfacing or scrap fabrics Back, polyester knit or T-shirt knit, if you don't have that, then another layer of cotton Elastic or hair ties for ear loops Use the pleated style, rectangular: From 45" fabric: cut strips 8" wide x 45. Layer the two main fabrics right sides together with the interfacing on top of one of them. Sew down the long edges on both sides of the strip. Turn, turning the interfacing inside and the fabrics to the outside, making a long sleeve. Press. Cut the sleeve you just made into 10" increments. Turn under about 3/8" to 1/2" on the raw edges, pin ends of elastic inside on the corners (same side, not across the front!), to form a loop. Pin three approx. 1" pleats in each side, make sure they face the same direction. Chain topstitch with a backstitch at the corners. Cut apart and package.
I'm currently in the Nursing program at NWTC and in a Diversity Studies class. I'm looking to volunteer 3 hours of my time this morning/early afternoon, any time tomorrow or Monday morning at a non-profit. organization. Any guidance or suggestions are appreciated. Thank you!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! 🤩 It's a giving time of year and what could be better than giving your time for someone who truly needs it? Aurora at Home Hospice is in need of volunteers to provide comfort and companionship for hospice patients and their families. Visit with a patient for 1-2 hours a week, watch TV, share stories, read books, etc. This time is so important and allows caregivers a chance to run necessary errands. Aurora at Home Hospice is desperately in need of veteran volunteers to visit with veterans on hospice care. Provide support in a way that only you can!!
Angels Touch Assisted Living is looking for 1-3 volunteer face painters for a picnic event on Wednesday 8/21/19 from 5-7pm. Super simple images or make it fancy. We will need to discuss what kind of supplies are needed. Contact Janna at 920/676-1968 for more information. #community #fun #family
If you know of a person or group interested in volunteering your time or talent please keep Angels Touch Assisted Living in mind! #community #neighbors #giveback #youth #relationships
Unity Hospice is seeking volunteers to help run and operate Unity's first-ever Resale Shoppe LLC! We are located at 1641 Commanche Ave, Green Bay, WI If you are interested in volunteering please contact Kelly Lautenslager at 920-338-1111 or [email protected] *Unity a non-profit provider is committed to providing specialized end-of-life care to all in our communities, regardless of ability to pay.
Thank you, Darrell!