Volunteer Center of Door County

Volunteer Center of Door County The Volunteer Center of Door County works to build and strengthen volunteerism by creating solutions for community needs! Join us and you can BE THE CHANGE!
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Contact Information: PO Box 441 62 South Third Avenue Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 Phone: 920.746.7704 E-Mail: [email protected]

Mission: MISSION To build and strengthen volunteerism; creating solutions for community needs. The Volunteer Center mission is focused in these areas: 1) Connecting people with opportunities to serve 2) Promoting volunteerism and advocating for Door County nonprofit needs 3) Building the capacity for effective, professional volunteer management 4) Educating and raising awareness of the benefits of volunteerism CASE STATEMENT The Volunteer Center of Door County is the only centralized volunteer recruitment and referral service in Door County. Affiliated with the Hands on Network and the Points of Light Foundation, the Volunteer Center is Charged with finding creative solutions to community problems. The nation's 500 Volunteer Centers serve a total population of 145 million people in thousands of local communities. Volunteer Centers work with more than 60,000 community organizations and are as varied in scope as the communities they serve. The Volunteer Center of Door County was generated by the Leadership Door County Class of 1992-93. Seeing a need for a clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities, this class established the Committee of Volunteerism. Their efforts led to the establishment of the Volunteer Center of Door County, which became a separate entity in July of 2002. The Volunteer Center of Door County is a convener for the community, a catalyst for social action and a vital community resource for volunteer involvement. SUPPORT OUR MISSION 1) You can provide a financial contribution that will help support our mission. This form can be accessed on our website or through the following link: http://www.volunteercenterdoorcounty.com/gift/index.php 2) You may also support us through our popular Golden Heart Celebration which is held every April in honor of National Volunteer Week. Through this event, the largest of its kind in Door County, out community gathers to -Affirm and and celebrate the vital, life-changing contributions volunteers make in Door County -Highlight the local nonprofit agencies through which volunteers work -Raise awareness of local volunteer opportunities

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Thank you to everyone who tuned in for the 2020 Virtual Golden Heart Awards last Thursday night. Though a bit unconventi...
04/21/2020

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for the 2020 Virtual Golden Heart Awards last Thursday night. Though a bit unconventional, it was a wonderful, heart-warming evening in celebration of so many fantastic volunteers.

Below is the list of the 2020 Golden Heart Award Recipents who will receive a $500 donation credit to give to a local organization of their choice. The youth scholarship recipients receive a $500 scholarship for their post-secondary education.

All nominees and recipients are exemplary of what it means to have a Golden Heart. Congratulations to all.

Hang tight, folks! It will be worth it. In the meantime, take a minute to refresh your memory on all the great nominees ...
04/16/2020

Hang tight, folks! It will be worth it. In the meantime, take a minute to refresh your memory on all the great nominees we had!

Be sure to follow Let’s Go Door County so you can tune in when we get the technical difficulty squared away! Thanks for your patience.

We are SO excited for the 2020 Golden Heart Awards to begin. Please hold tight for just a little while longer as the uploading of such a great program completes. Your patience is greatly appreciated! The show will be AMAZING!

We are 1 HOUR AWAY from our Golden Heart Award Virtual Event. Be sure to tune in on Let’s Go Door County's page...
04/16/2020

We are 1 HOUR AWAY from our Golden Heart Award Virtual Event. Be sure to tune in on Let’s Go Door County's page or at www.volunteerdoorcounty.com.

Thank you to our many sponsors who made this day possible. We are grateful for your partnership in recognizing and celebrating the incredible volunteers that make our community so special.

Please give a virtual round of applause to these special businesses and community organizations!

04/16/2020
Where we care

As we gear up for tonight's virtual event, we are very aware of what has brought us to this point. Today we give extra thanks to Door County Medical Center for being our Golden Heart Award Event Sponsor.

We feel so blessed to have a hospital in our Door County that is dedicated to supporting so many local non-profits and community members. More than ever, we are thankful for the work they are doing to keep our community safe and healthy.

DCMC provides extensive support to area events and programs throughout the year.

Good Morning Door County! Tonight is the night. Tune in at 6:00 pm on the Let’s Go Door County page or at www.volunteerd...
04/16/2020

Good Morning Door County! Tonight is the night. Tune in at 6:00 pm on the Let’s Go Door County page or at www.volunteerdoorcounty.com to watch our VIRTUAL Golden Heart Awards.

Though we won't be together, it will be a night to celebrate all of the wonderful volunteers in our community. We hope to "see" you there!

Tonight we wrap up our nominee introductions and gear up for tomorrow's event. Our last nominees has made incredible imp...
04/15/2020

Tonight we wrap up our nominee introductions and gear up for tomorrow's event. Our last nominees has made incredible impact in our community.

Nominated for the Karl May Lifetime of Service Award is... PortSide Builders, Inc.'s Fran Shefchik!

Fran Shefchik has volunteered throughout the Door County community for over 40 years. Over these years he has served the Door County YMCA, Breakfast Rotary of Sturgeon Bay and their Foreign Exchange Student Pogram, the Boys and Girls Club of Door County, and many more. Fran has organized fundraisers for individuals who needed extra help during a devastating cancer diagnosis or a tragic accident. He has used his energetic ideas to create successful results for numerous people in these types of situations. When asked to reflect over all of these years of volunteering, Fran simply says he feels he is the fortunate one and that he receives so much back by serving his community.

Your great work is appreciated by many, Fran! Thank you for all you do.

Twas the day before the Golden Heart Awards, and we have our last two extra special people to introduce you to - our nom...
04/15/2020

Twas the day before the Golden Heart Awards, and we have our last two extra special people to introduce you to - our nominees for the Karl May Lifetime of Service Awards. These indivudals have dedicated their lives to service, and we are so grateful.

Without further ado, we introduce you to our first nominee, Southern Door County School District's Patti Vickman!

Patti Vickman is one busy lady as the Superintendent of Southern Door School District. She serves on the board of directors or volunteers for many local non-profits - 19 is too many to name! Patti helped start the site-based Big Brother Big Sister Program that successfully operates in the Southern Door Schools. When Patti was told about this nomination, she said “I would only accept this nomination going forward with the understanding that I am just a representative of so many others who see their role as servant leaders.”

Patti, thank you for your extensive service to our community. Your work has touched so many lives!

Tonight we are happy to share with you our third and final nominated group for the 2020 Golden Heart Awards!Let's hear i...
04/14/2020

Tonight we are happy to share with you our third and final nominated group for the 2020 Golden Heart Awards!

Let's hear it for the Sturgeon Bay Edge and Life Teen Core Members!

The Edge and Life Teen Core Team Members believe that it truly takes a village to raise our community’s youth. These volunteers give a minimum of 2 hours weekly to serve youth in faith formation programs. They lead small group discussions guided by the Catholic faith to help youth make good choices and feel that they have a place to truly be themselves. This group is an incredible support service for middle and high school students in our community. They can often be found at their program participants sporting events or musicals.

We appreciate what you do for our community!

Suprise lunch-time post for our 2nd nominated group for the Golden Heart Awards Group Volunteers!Let's give it up for th...
04/14/2020

Suprise lunch-time post for our 2nd nominated group for the Golden Heart Awards Group Volunteers!

Let's give it up for the ReStore - Door County volunteers!

Door County Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore volunteers are credited with making and sustaining ReStore as we know it today. The ReStore provides important services to the community by making high quality items available at affordable prices. From cleaning and maintenance to acting as cashiers and providing exceptional customer service, these volunteers do an incredible job to serve customers and those in need. The sales from ReStore make the work that Habitat for Humanity does on a larger scale possible.

Great work, everyone!

We are officially TWO days away from the VIRTUAL Golden Heart Awards. Today we are excited to introduce you to our three...
04/14/2020

We are officially TWO days away from the VIRTUAL Golden Heart Awards. Today we are excited to introduce you to our three nominees for Group Volunteers of the Year!

Let's bring out our first nominee, the DCMC Auxillary Door Way Gift Shop Volunteers!

The Door Way Gift Shop is 100% operated by volunteers. There are more than 30 volunteers, both men and women, who operate the gift shop at the Door County Medical Center. These volunteers support the health care needs of our community, as all proceeds benefit DCMC. In the last two years, they raised over $25,000 to partially fund the new Skilled Nursing and Hospice Care Center at DCMC. Collectively, they have donated more than 2,000 hours of their time in 2019.

Thank you, everyone!

Spring is a great time to get outside and get a little muddy! Tonight's Wisconsin Public Service Enviornmental Stewardsh...
04/13/2020

Spring is a great time to get outside and get a little muddy! Tonight's Wisconsin Public Service Enviornmental Stewardship Nominee has created a program to do just that!

Put your hands together for the Sunrise Explorer Leaders from CrossRoads At Big Creek, Bobby Deggendorf and Steve Umentum!

The Sunrise Explorer Leaders Bobby and Steve wanted to give kids some time when teachers and other adults aren' the ones telling them what to do. They wanted their students to be immersed in their local environment, not just seeing nature on TV or reading about it from a text book. They began the Sunrise Explorers program, where every Wednesday 20-30 Explorers walk to Crossroads and participate in group and unstructured activities. These men have created a program which has sparked imagination and an unending love for the environment in our children.

Great work!

In this time of quarantine, we hope you are all taking a bit more time to take a walk, go for a bike ride, and enjoy som...
04/13/2020

In this time of quarantine, we hope you are all taking a bit more time to take a walk, go for a bike ride, and enjoy some time outdoors. (Safely, of course) Today we are happy to introduce the two nominees for the Wisconsin Public Service Environmental Stewardship Award.

Let's kick Monday off right! Please give a warm welcome to our first nominee, the Door County YMCA's Mark Holey!

Mark has taken an active role in the development, construction, and maintenance of the Prairie Gardens at the Door County YMCA Peterson Park. Mark works hard to make the Prairie Garden thrive, and it only gets better year after year. He installed a walking path and bird houses through the garden, monitors the usage and hatching cycles of wildlife in the park, and collaborates with other nonprofits to promote outdoor education in the gardens. He has created a beautiful space for our community to exercise in, spend time in, and simply enjoy.

Thank you, Mark, for your service!

Tonight we are happy to share with you the final youth nominee for the 2020 Golden Heart Award Scholarship. From Sturgeo...
04/12/2020

Tonight we are happy to share with you the final youth nominee for the 2020 Golden Heart Award Scholarship. From Sturgeon Bay High, please welcome Katie Frank!

Katie Lynn Frank has focused her volunteer work on helping children with diverse needs be active and try new activities to break out of their shell. Through acting as a tutor for children with Autism and being an active volunteer in the Ride4Kids program, Katie has consistently felt rewarded by watching the children she works with grow socially and intellectually. She also serves lunches to seniors in our community through her school service club. Katie is currently in the process of planning a community mural project in Sturgeon Bay, so all in Door County can participate in creating public art.

Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated, Katie!

Sundays are great for looking around and recognizing all the good in your life. Southern Door County School District's E...
04/12/2020

Sundays are great for looking around and recognizing all the good in your life. Southern Door County School District's Elizabeth Bretl believes in just that.

Knowing that someone’s day is brighter because she helped in some small way makes Elizabeth Rose Bretl’s heart happy. Through her work with Edge and the YMCA’s Girls Night Out program, she is able to be a positive influence on the lives of younger people. At the Holy Name of Mary’s Loaves and Fishes program, she enjoys serving warm meals to those who don’t often get a home-cooked dinner. Volunteering with the Giving Tree allows her to help those in our community who are less fortunate.

Thank you, Elizabeth!

We are officially 5 days away from the 2020 VIRTUAL Golden Heart Awards, and we have another great youth nominee to intr...
04/11/2020

We are officially 5 days away from the 2020 VIRTUAL Golden Heart Awards, and we have another great youth nominee to introduced you to from Gibraltar High... Welcome Kayla Scharrig!

Living in a small town allows Kayla Scharring many opportunities to give back to her community. Through her work with Project 180, DECA-WI, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Scandia Village, Northern Door Children’s Center, and the Red Cross, she has helped children, elders, people battling cancer, and those less fortunate. These opportunities have strengthened her character and built her leadership skills.

Keep up the great work, Kayla!

Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to meet an incredible young woman from Sturgeon Bay High... Katherine Carter!As a Jun...
04/11/2020

Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to meet an incredible young woman from Sturgeon Bay High... Katherine Carter!

As a Junior Core Member for the Edge program, Katherine Carter shares her own struggles with middle school students and explains how her faith helped her during those times. She is also involved with the Sturgeon Bay High School Service Club, assisting with meals for senior citizens, the elementary school’s Earth Day Celebration, and other events. As part of Lifeteen, she has completed three mission trips, helping those in need throughout the United States.

Way to go, Katherine!

To kick off the weekend we have a great nominee to introduce you to! Let's hear it for Delilah Rose, a senior at Souther...
04/10/2020

To kick off the weekend we have a great nominee to introduce you to! Let's hear it for Delilah Rose, a senior at Southern Door County School District.

Being a tutor, mentor, and volunteer through Big Brothers/Big Sisters has given Delilah Rose a new sense of academic clarity. By helping her little develop confidence and grow into a passionate and courageous young girl, Delilah’s optimism has grown, allowing her to engage more deeply in any subject. In 2018, she founded the Southern Door Eagle Pride Newspaper, a student-run paper that focuses on multi-faceted modes of reporting.

Thank you, Delilah!

We are so grateful for all of the volunteers who make Door County such a wonderful community to live in. This morning's ...
04/10/2020

We are so grateful for all of the volunteers who make Door County such a wonderful community to live in. This morning's youth nominee is no exception.

Please put your hands together for Sturgeon Bay High's Georgia Feldman!

Since her freshman year of high school, Georgia Feldman had dedicated herself to environmental education. She initiated the milk carton recycling program at Sturgeon Bay Schools to lessen the amount of food and garbage waste and to teach students about the importance of recycling. As a result, she was the student representative for the High School Greenhouse Project, and attended Conserve School, a semester school for environmentally minded students. She also volunteers with Crossroads, the Land Trust, and several other local organizations.

It's Thankful Thursday! Today we are happy to introduce Southern Door County School District's Carissa Bartels for the i...
04/09/2020

It's Thankful Thursday! Today we are happy to introduce Southern Door County School District's Carissa Bartels for the incredible work she has done in our community.

Through her volunteer work, Carissa Bartels has worked with youth in our community to promote engagement in academics, improving self-care, and creating relationships with teachers and other students. Every week she volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters and meets with her Little to do homework, play games, and spend time hanging out. Over the course of four years, her little is able to accomplish goals with a strong and positive self-esteem. Carissa also volunteers at her church, the Haunted Mansion, volleyball clinics, and numerous community events in Southern Door.

Great job, Carissa!

It's always a great time to pause and look for the good helpers in our community. Aubrey Monet Peot of Gibraltar High is...
04/09/2020

It's always a great time to pause and look for the good helpers in our community. Aubrey Monet Peot of Gibraltar High is a great example.

Aubrey Monet Peot has been volunteering at Northern Door Children’s Center since she was a young child. For one summer, she was the floating kitchen staff, preparing breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks for more than 100 children three days a week. She also helps with such fundraisers as the Holiday Home Tour and the Super-Bowl-a-Thon.

Thanks for all you do, Aubrey!

Tonight we are proud to introduce another great nominee from Southern Door County School District, senior Amanda Puccini...
04/08/2020

Tonight we are proud to introduce another great nominee from Southern Door County School District, senior Amanda Puccini!

Amanda Jade Puccini is a core leader for Edge, a middle school Catholic faith program that helps young people lead happy, healthy lifestyles. By volunteering for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Loaves and Fishes, and the YMCA, she continues to have a positive impact on young people’s lives while assisting adults in need here in Door County and as far away as Missouri and Louisiana.

Keep up the great work, Amanda!

Happy Wednesday, folks! Another great day to meet a nominee for the Youth Golden Heart Scholarship.Let's welcome Sturgeo...
04/08/2020

Happy Wednesday, folks! Another great day to meet a nominee for the Youth Golden Heart Scholarship.

Let's welcome Sturgeon Bay High's Ava Carmody!

For the past two-and-a-half years, Ava Carmody has been a 15-hour per week volunteer at HELP of Door County. She co-founded FYRE (Forging Youth Relationship Education), teaching youth throughout the county about healthy relationships, emotional challenges, and making their voices heard. FYRE has earned statewide recognition and earlier this year presented a session on teen dating violence at the Teen Summit, attended by 600 youth.

You are making an incredible difference, Ava!

One youth nominee from each area school will receive a scholarship to further their education, as recognition for the gr...
04/07/2020

One youth nominee from each area school will receive a scholarship to further their education, as recognition for the great work they have done for our community.

Tonight we introduce you to Abbi Sitte, from Gibraltar High.

Having learned valuable lessons from high school students when she was young, Abbi Grace Sitte wants to do the same. As a basketball instructor, she makes a difference in younger kids’ lives, inspiring them to become better players and people. Off the court, she helps with blood drives, marathons, church camps, and more.

Give it up for Abbi!

The spirit of giving comes alive at a young age. Today, we are excited to introduce to you the nominees for the Golden H...
04/07/2020

The spirit of giving comes alive at a young age. Today, we are excited to introduce to you the nominees for the Golden Heart Award Youth Scholarship. These seniors have done incredible volunteer work during their time in high school. Let's begin!

Let's hear it for our first nominee, of Southern Door High School, Abigail Neubauer!

During a church mission trip to St. Louis, Abigail Jane Neubauer, realized how one day of work could have such a positive impact and bring joy to people in need. As a big sister in Big Brothers/Big Sisters, she has been a positive role model to her little for nearly four years. Every week, she is there for her little, whether to shoot hoops or engage in an intensive game of checkers.

Great work, Abigail!

Today we are wrapping up the introductions of our nominees for Adult Volunteer of the Year. He may be last, but he is ce...
04/06/2020

Today we are wrapping up the introductions of our nominees for Adult Volunteer of the Year. He may be last, but he is certainly not least.

Put your hands together for Allen Schley, of Door County Habitat for Humanity.

Al was fundamental in the establishment of the Sturgeon Bay Habitat for Humanity office building and Restore, and he has continued to volunteer for all these years. His excellent mechanical ability has provided tremendous value to the Restore from his skill to repair engines like the snowblower and lawn mower, to his organizational skill to create the Restore shelving or repair furniture pieces. Because of Al, Habitat for Humanity is able to maintain the property, and store, and provide nicer items for purchase in the Restore. The staff appreciates having Al as their go-to for anything and everything.

Your service is deeply appreciated, Al!

Stay tuned tomorrow as we introduce our nominees for the WPS Environmental Stewardship Award.

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Stella from Vietnam like spending time with my family, watching films, having picnics, and doing charity work! Can you open heart and home to Stella so she can do volunteer work with you? How would it feel to immerse yourself in another language and culture? A little scary, but exciting at the same time. That's what our international high school exchange students experience when they come here to study in the United States. They look forward to perfecting their English and learning our American culture. They bring their own spending money for personal monthly expenses and carry their own medical insurance. They hope for a host family (volunteer) to take them in and provide them with meals at home and a place to sleep. They give much in return by helping out with the household chores, babysitting the kids, bringing gifts from their country and teaching their language and culture to you. If you are interested in learning more, please PM me or comment here. Thank you for this opportunity to share.