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St. John's Homeless Shelter Seeking ACTS Groups

You are invited to join us! We are rolling out a new volunteer opportunity at St. John's Shelter. In addition to some of our regular volunteer roles - serving meals, working in the kitchen & donation area - we will be adding ACTS groups - A Community Together in Service. Your participation will help us support our guests in an even greater way and also help us move closer to our goal of one day providing year-round shelter, as we meet them where they are at in life.

What does an ACTS group look like? It will consist of a dedicated team of 6-10 people, age 18 or older, working from 4-10pm on a Saturday evening. It can be as simple as a group of friends with a heart to serve our homeless community in the Green Bay area. Here are some more ideas to get you started:

  • Co-Workers
  • Civic Groups
  • Church Groups
  • Special Interest Groups
The above are just a few ideas. The possibilities and combinations of people you can put together are endless. And, all levels of commitment are available. Anywhere from weekly, monthly, to a few times during the year.

Our new framework will bring ACTS groups into the daily "workings" of the shelter under the direction of trained staff. It could be anything from evening check-in, distributing guest mail, to helping guests get settled for their evening meal and night at shelter - to name just a few. Just think of the many things we often take for granted as daily convenience in our own lives and homes. And at times, you will simply be that listening ear our guests need at the end of a long day. As an ACTS member, you'll be given direction by trained staff. They will always be on shift with you.

ACTS groups can earn at stipend for their time serving at shelter. These stipends can be given to a nonprofit of the group's choosing and can also be used to pay-it-forward by assisting other community nonprofits.

You are about to walk alongside some of the most resilient, courageous people you have ever met; many who never expected to find themselves here. Yet, we are all one life event away from the possibility. We believe that everyone has a story, everyone matters. Your gift of time, will not only make a difference in the lives of our guests, but in yours as well.

For more details or any questions, please contact Cindy Albin calbin@sjehs.org.  We are also happy to arrange a shelter tour/Q&A for your interested groups



NASW Student Ambassador Program

What is NASW?
You are probably familiar with NASW's code of ethics through your coursework, but it is much more than that. The National Association of Social Workers is the largest social work organization in the world. It was established in 1955 by combining seven existing social work agencies, allowing for standardization of the profession. The NASW is dedicated to promoting and protecting the social work profession and the clients served by social workers. Some of the things NASW does (certainly not all) includes: advocating for the profession (e.g. increasing wages) and the clients; keeping social workers informed of policy changes; sponsoring conferences, continuing education programs, and the production of journals and books.

What Student Ambassadors Do
We are looking for one student from each school of social work to represent their school. We are still working out everything that will be happening this year, but it will probably include (but is not limited to) these activities:

  • Promote student membership.
  • Be the voice of NASW-WI on your campus-distribute and promote information on advocacy efforts and programs.
  • Participate in a conference call with the Executive Director about every other month.
  • Helping with legislative work-mobilization on bills; advocacy.
  • Leadership training in the spring.
To Be a Student Ambassador
  1. Student of social work interested in learning more about NASW, social policy, and the social work profession.
  2. Member of NASW. NASW is member funded and run. Student rates are $57/year.

There are many benefits to being a member of NASW.

Benefits of Joining NASW
Include but is not limited to:
  • Resume and cover letter help
  • Access to an extensive jobs list- updated weekly for every county in the state and includes some jobs outside of Wisconsin, as well.
  • Access to contact list for the purpose of mentorship with professionals in the field.
  • Discounted fee to CE conferences as well as webinars, exam prep courses, and other programs for students
  • Membership supports NASW advocacy efforts for the social work profession and the clients social workers serve. (See link for examples: http://www.naswwi.org/members-only/)
Being an Ambassador is expected to be a commitment of about 4 hours a month. It is a great way to get more involved in the social work profession! Develop your leadership and communication skills and increase your knowledge. Plus, it looks great on a resume ;)

Questions/Comments? Contact:

Rachel Morris
National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter
131 W Wilson Street, Suite 903
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: (608) 257-6334
Email: intern1@naswwi.org


Brown County Pals Program Needs Mentors for Abused & Neglected Kids

The Pals Program of Brown County Health & Human Services Department is in need of volunteers - single, couples, or married with children ages 3-17, to spend time at least two or more times per month with children referred by Child Protective Services due to abuse, abandonment, incarcerated or deceased parent. Matches are made based on availability.

Volunteers complete a background check, receive orientation and training. Optional monthly group activities planned by the Pals Program and sponsored by area service clubs, businesses, and civic groups are available.

For more information contact Glen Tilot at Tilot_GG@co.brown.wi.us or Jamie Chaudoir at Chaudoir_JL@co.brown.wi.us or call: (920) 448-6023.



Violence Intervention Project, Inc. Volunteer Opportunities

Violence Intervention Project, Inc. is a non-profit domestic violence/sexual assault advocacy group based in Algoma, WI that services the entirety of Kewaunee County.
We are currently searching for volunteers for a variety of tasks and events that our organization is involved in, but most notable is the need for volunteers to staff our 24-hour Crisis Helpline. We will provide all necessary training to these volunteers, and we are able to forward the help-line directly to their phone, so volunteers do not have to live in Kewaunee County, but only need be able to be onsite in Algoma, WI to attend two 4-hour trainings prior to starting, and a monthly check-in with an agency advocate.
This is a great chance for college students in Social Work, Criminal Justice, or even just community involvement organizations to help make an impact in our local community, while learning about a critical social problem that affects those in all areas, regardless of social status or income levels. Being that we are in a more rural community, we depend heavily on our volunteers, and appreciate any help that we can get.
Check out the Volunteer Task Form to see the variety of options available to get involved with our organization.

For more information, please contact:
 
Travis
Volunteer Coordinator
Violence Intervention Project, Inc.
1405 Division Street
Algoma, WI 54201
Office: 920-487-2111
Email: vipvolcoor@vipadvocates.net
 

Hospice Compassus Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer are an essential part of our philosophy of care that recognizes that those living with life-limiting illnesses deserve the support and compassion that hospice provides.

1. Patient Support Volunteers
Provide companionship to the patient and respite for the caregiver. Ways to help include: Friendly visits, writing letter, reading to patients, reminiscing, assist with an activity in an extended care facility. Our patients are throughout Brown, Shawano, Outagamie, Fond du Lac and Door counties.

2. Angel Volunteers
The goal of the program is to provide a physical, compassionate presence during the last hours of living to hospice patients having only one or no primary caregiver. Angel Volunteers ensure that each patient has a hand to hold during their last hours of life. The average time per visit is usually between 2 and 4 hours. Volunteers rotate service/shifts to provide a team approach for support. Every effort is made to provide support until death occurs.

3. Bereavement Volunteers
During the grieving process, the Volunteer is an invaluable resource. Ways to help include: Assisting with grief support groups, coordinate community resources, and help Bereavement Coordinator with writing letters and making calls.
 
CONTACT:
Karen Ganiard, Volunteer Coordinator
Hospice Compassus
3237 Riverside Drive, Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 321-2004 OR (920) 309-0542
  
 

Curative Connections - Drivers Needed!

Volunteer drivers needed to provide rides to seniors and individuals with disabilities to help them lead a more fulfillng and self-sufficient lifestyle.

Great student volunteer opportunity to earn community service hours in social work, human development, medical, or educational fields.

*OUR CARS* *OUR GAS* *OUR INSURANCE* -- *YOUR TIME!* (GARAGE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR UWGB CAMPUS – BADER/DANZ STREETS)

Curative Connections is looking for volunteers to drive seniors and individuals with disabilities to vital appointments, places of employment, and social activities. Vehicles provided and insured by Curative Connections. No CDL (commercial driver’s license) required. Flexible weekday schedule – work as little or as often as you’d like. Ability for individual (or teams of individuals in a shared arrangement) to commit to a morning shift (7:30-12:00 noon) or afternoon shift (12:00 noon–5:00 pm). Drivers must be 18+ years, have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and good driving record, and complete 2 ride-alongs with current drivers. Great candidates for this role include students (18+ years) looking to get experience in their professional field and gain community service hours, employees wanting to fulfill corporate volunteer goals, or retirees or new residents looking to get involved in the community.

To schedule your ride-along or for more information, contact Tina Whetung at twhetung@curativeconnections.org or at (920) 676-0320 (Cell); or (920) 227-4272 (Office)
 

 

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity ReStore Seeking Volunteers

Do you have some free time on the weekends that you'd be willing to spend at the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity ReStore? The ReStore is seeking some volunteers to help us on Fridays: 10 am-2 pm & 2 pm-6 pm and Saturdays: 9 am-1 pm & 1 pm-5 pm. We need some help in our donation receiving area bringing in our donations and helping donors. This is a great opportunity for you to see everything that is donated to the ReStore. Time passes quickly and we have fun!

For more information about his volunteer opportunity, please contact Chiara Boss, Volunteer Coordinator, at 920-338-1650 or volunteer@restoregb.org. Additional information can also be found on our website at www.restoregb.org.
 

 

Wanted: Grant Writer

Heaven's Touch Ministries is looking for a grant writer. Also a building in which to operate out of and distributions, 15,000 sq ft or more.

Please contact Cindy at ( 920) 713-4069 or email at heavenstouchmin@tds.net or go to our website at www.heavenstouchministries.org
 

 

YWCA Women’s Closet Intern (15-20 hr/week)

Responsible for overseeing the operation of the Women’s Closet. This position involves working with volunteers and women from various socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. This position includes coordinating clothing intake, storage, and display, scheduling volunteers, overseeing the first-time guest intake interview process, assisting guests to the Closet during the check-in, selection, and check-out processes, ensuring that proper procedures are followed, and coordinating with volunteers to provide a warm, safe, and welcoming atmosphere.

Key responsibilities:
  • Ensure the Women’s Closet is open and prepared for guests to shop during regularly scheduled hours: Tuesdays (1 – 4 pm), Wednesdays (3 – 6 pm), Thursdays (4 – 7 pm)
  • Ensure the Women’s Closet is operated in a manner that is welcoming and safe for guests and volunteers while complying with the YWCA's mission and policies
  • Coordinate the intake interview process for first-time guests to the Women’s Closet
  • Coordinate scheduling and training of Women’s Closet volunteer team members
  • Demonstrate appreciation for volunteers and Closet donors by writing thank you letters
  • Follow process regarding re-donation of clothing that doesn’t meet Closet guidelines
  • Coordinate guest follow-up contact regarding other Empowerment Center services offered
  • Collect and report monthly Women’s Closet demographics for YWCA Board reports
  • Optional: Promote the Women’s Closet and clothing drives by creating relationships and connections in the community where possible; coordinate clothing drives if needed
  • Optional: Travel to local businesses to provide workshops on dressing for success
If interested, please contact:
 
Joan Johnson
Women’s Empowerment Center Director

Phone: (920) 432-5581, ext. 167
Fax: (920) 432-4203
e-mail: jjohnson@ywcagreenbay.org
 

 

Volunteers needed for LEEPS Program

What is the LEEPS Program: It is a language enriched exercise plus socialization program (LEEPS) for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
How does it Work: The LEEPS volunteer is paired with a participant and performs simple language activities and basic exercises with people affected with mild to moderate memory loss. These activities are provided in the participant’s home and/or community.

Key Responsibilities of Volunteers:
  • Satisfactorily completes all required LEEPS training.
  • Sets up weekly exercise sessions with participant.
  • Safely performs physical exercises with participant in their home.
  • Conducts appropriate language stimulation exercises with participant when exercising and resting.
  • Plans and accompanies participant on socialization activities in the community.
  • Records and reports all hours including travel time on monthly log form.
  • Reports any problems or concerns to the Dementia Care Specialist.
Time Commitment: The LEEPS Volunteer is assigned to meet with their participant twice a week for at least a three month time period.
Qualifications: Completion of LEEPS training, patience, dependability, strong communication skills, at least 18 years of age, willing to consent to background and driving record check, willing to work one on one with a person with memory loss, willing and able to exercise and assist with basic exercises.
Training and Support: Volunteers receive training and ongoing support by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County’s Dementia Care Specialist. The Dementia Care Specialist will be available to answer volunteer question and concerns as needed.
For more information: If you would like more information about this program and volunteer opportunity please contact:
 
Nicolette Miller, Dementia Care Specialist
300 S. Adams Street
Green Bay, WI
E-mail: miller_nl@co.brown.wi.us
Phone: (920) 448-4293
Website: www.adrcofbrowncounty.org


 

Volunteers to be Mentors for the CESA 7 Mentoring Program

CESA 7, with the AmeriCorps*VISTA Project, has created a partnership with Lombardi Middle School to supply mentors/tutors for their twenty-thirty students who they believe will benefit from having a tutor. The school will match the mentors/tutors with the student and then the mentor will be able to come once a week to see their mentee and help with homework. The time for the mentoring program would be from 12:49-3:45 pm, with the school’s main preference, is after school (2:45-3:45 pm). This is a great opportunity for college students to gain experience working with youth.

For more information, check out the Mentoring Recruitment Poster and the Recruitment Brochure Interested students can contact Brittney Danczyk via e-mail: BDanczyk@cesa7.org
 

 

Volunteers Needed for Brown County Human Services Dept. Child Protective Services Cases

Services is in need of volunteer drivers primarily for transporting children from foster homes / schools / day care centers to visits with their parent at Brown County Human Services Department, a relative, or the parent’s home. Some foster homes and respite care are located out of Brown County. Volunteers are reimbursed $.56 cents per mile round trip for all authorized transports. Volunteers give schedule of availability to the coordinator and will only be called for those days and times. Drivers can pick and choose which trips to accept. Drivers must submit to a background check, have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license, have a reliable vehicle, and possess the recommended $100,000.00 combined single limit auto insurance. Car seats are provided by the department.
If interested, contact Glen Tilot at (920) 448-6023 or by email at tilot_gg@co.brown.wi.us or Angie Siebert at 448- 6180.
 

 

Volunteer Opportunity: Mentors Needed to Teach Independent Living Skills

Volunteer Opportunity: Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) We are looking for individuals with a desire to mentor youth in our community ages 15½ - 21 years old. Mentors need to be a consistent, positive presence in the life of youth who have spent a portion of their life placed out of their parental home. Interested volunteers must be willing to work with a youth for a minimum of 18 months to assist them with independent living skills. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and able to meet with the youth a minimum of 2 times a month. Mentors provide long term guidance to youth in areas of: household management, budgeting, employment skills, secondary education, obtaining knowledge of community resources, and more. Training, program sponsored activities, and on-going support will be provided. Mileage reimbursement is provided to mentors who are able to transport youth.
For more information, please contact Nicole Ronk us at (920) 437-2272, ext. 105 or nicole@casabc.org.
 

 

Circles of Support Needs Volunteers Make a Difference!

People helping people make the transition from incarceration back into the community.
Volunteers needed to provide pro-social weekly support in CIRCLE OF SUPPORT meetings for ex-offenders recently released from incarceration. Opportunities include providing support at weekly Circle meetings, conducting intakes with new participants, meeting 1:1 with participants, and/or transporting participants. Background in social work, criminal justice, psychology, teaching or ministries helpful but certainly not required. Be a part of making our communities safer! Prefer over age 22.

Contact Danel Burchby @ (920) 840-3037; email
A program of Goodwill, NCW www.circles-of-support.org
Circles of Support Brochure

 

Horseback Therapy Volunteer

Become a horseback therapy volunteer at Exceptional Equestrians in De Pere!
Volunteer opportunities Monday through Friday. Daytimes and after school hours are available. Training is provided!
We are located in West De Pere near the corner of Grant St. and Packerland Ave. If you are 14 or older and would like to help kids with disabilities, visit www.exceptionalequestrians.org for more information and to apply.

1130 Orlando Drive, De Pere, WI 54115
(920) 347-3174
 

 

FYI (Fostering Youth Independence) – Youth Mentors

CASA of Brown County, on behalf of Brown County Human Services, is currently looking for individuals with the desire to mentor youth in our community ages 15 ½-21 years old. Mentors will be a consistent, positive presence in the life of youth who have spent a portion of their lives placed out of their parental home. Interested volunteers must be willing to work with a youth for a minimum of 18 months to assist them with independent living skills. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and able to meet with the youth a minimum of 2 times a month. Training, program sponsored activities, and on-going support will be provided. Mileage reimbursement is provided to mentors who are able to transport youth. To learn more about the FYI Program call Nicole Ronk at 920-437-2272 or email at nicole@casabc.org.
 

 

Brown County 4-H Seeks Volunteer Mentors

Brown County 4-H Youth Development is currently looking for 3-5 mentors to work with 10 students at Fort Howard Elementary School, to help implement a formal mentoring program Tech Wizards. Tech Wizards is a formal mentoring program for 3-5th grade students, using STEM and Robotics as the platform for mentoring. Mentors would meet weekly with a group of students at Fort Howard for a year (February 2015–January 2016). STEM training and materials will be provided, along with 5 NXT robots and computers. NO ROBOTICS or STEM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in this opportunity, please contact Melinda Pollen at 391-4613 or melinda.pollen@ces.uwex.edu
 

 

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help at build sites and at the ReStore retail shop. No experience is necessary. All training and tools are provided. To learn more about volunteering at build sites and the ReStore, attend one of our volunteer information sessions.
Wednesday, February 25 at 5:00pm at the Brown County Library Downtown Location
Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00pm at the Weyers-Hillard Library.

 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

 

Sexual Assault Center of Family Services

Help end sexual violence by...
  • Advocating for victims in your own community
  • Making a difference in the lives of others through YOUR support
  • Empowering Victims to speak out and have their voices heard
  • Keeping your community safe
No experience necessary!
Advocates play an important role in victims' healing process as they not only field incoming hotline calls through hotline, but also respond to hospitals or police stations to provide immediate support and information. They sign up for two shifts each month that work with their schedule and attend monthly meetings with other advocates, to maintain protocols and expand knowledge. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for next training dates!
(920 436-8899 or visit www.familyservicesnew.org/volunteer
 

 

Hospice and Palliative Care is looking for volunteers!

Unity Hospice and Palliative Care is looking for volunteers to work with grief counselors in providing support to grieving children through the Generations program. Generations is a monthly program designed to support grieving families with children and teens ages 6-18. Dinner is served each evening and following dinner separate groups are held concurrently for parents/guardians and children/teens. The program is held the second Thursday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the De Pere office. Volunteers need to go through a Unity volunteer orientation and will receive training in bereavement as well as group facilitation. If interested, please contact Jenny Boeckman at Unity 338-1111 or jboeckman@unityhospice.org
 

 

ASPIRO is looking for volunteers!

Friends Forever (formerly the Citizen Advocacy Program) is looking for volunteers for 14 individuals with disabilities on our waiting list. The program was established in 1977 and facilitates a match between community volunteer and a person in need of their support (the partner). The time requirement is up to you, although 2-3 hours a month is a basic guideline. You and your partner decide what you want to do with your time spent together. ASPIRO also has several community based outings that you can attend with your partner throughout the year. If you decide to volunteer, you will have an opportunity to enhance another’s life…in effect while enhancing yours and be Friends Forever.
For more information or if interested in this opportunity contact: Sheri Sorenson (Manager - Special Events/Volunteers/Friends Forever) at (920) 593-4348 or at ssorenson@aspiroinc.org
You can also visit www.aspiroinc.org for the volunteer application and the background disclosure statement.
 

 

N.E.W. Curative Rehabilitation Volunteer

Are you passionate about nutrition and helping others? Would you be willing to assist with setup and help teach others what you know? N.E.W. Curative Rehabilitation is looking for a volunteer to assist in its Nutrition Program every Friday from 9-12. Job duties would include set up and clean up and serving lunch to our program participants. 
Please sign up to share your time and talent by visiting www.volunteergb.org or contacting Sarah at 920.593.3576 - direct/confidential or by email.
 

 

Literacy Program Volunteer Opportunity

N.E.W. Curative’s Literacy program is looking for volunteers to assist with tutoring adult students with learning disabilities. This volunteer opportunity is Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-3:00pm. Volunteers would work with students on understanding reading, English, math, social studies, or basic computer skills.
For more information please contact Sarah Kramer at 920-593-3576 or by email.
 

 

ALS Support Group Facilitator

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is currently looking for a licensed professional to facilitate the monthly ALS Support Group. Support groups may include guest speakers, field trips, and getting to know other families affected by ALS.
If interested, click here for details.
 

 

Here is a collection of Volunteer Opportunities in the Green Bay area. See the attached flyers for more information.

  • Volunteer Support for Circle of Support. Click here for flyer and here for website.
  • Volunteer Guardian for Brown County Human Services Department. Click here for flyer.
  • Spanish Translator Volunteer or Intern for Brown County Human Services Department. Click here for flyer.
  • Administrative Review Panelist at Brown County Human Services Department. Click here for flyer.
  • Foster Care Supervision Volunteer for Brown County Human Services Department. Click here for flyer.
  • Pals Volunteer. Click here for flyer.
  • Opportunities at Heartland Hospice in Brown County. Click here for flyer and here for the list of opportunities.