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Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin have a number of summer internship and volunteer opportunities. These opportunities offer a chance to engage in a campaign and community educational program digitally.

If you are interested in applying or hearing more about ways to engage with Planned Parenthood WI's efforts this summer, please fill out this form.

Summer Internship Opportunity with FoodWIse

Wondering how to stand out when you write your resume? Want to show an employer your compassion, commitment, initiative and tenacity? By the end of the summer, you could have something like THIS on your resume:
Garden-related projects:

  • Maintained a plot in the Giving Garden of Grow it Forward's South 14th Street Community Garden, Manitowoc, and donated 120 lbs of fresh vegetables to families living in poverty.
  • Worked with United Way to coordinate a team of volunteers to build ten raised-bed gardens at Manitowoc's community garden site, doubling the space available to grow vegetables for donation to local food pantries.
  • Harvested and distributed 300 lbs of garden vegetables in Manitowoc to provide low income families with fresh, locally grown produce at local food pantries.
  • Organized a group of volunteers to weed and water garden beds at the South 14th Street Community Garden in Manitowoc, donating a combined total of 130 hours of service and 250 pounds of fresh vegetables to fight food insecurity.
Farmers Market-related projects:
  • Piloted a USDA promotion in local farmers markets to introduce unfamiliar fresh fruits and vegetables and improve culinary skills so families could prepare them well and enjoy a wider variety of foods.
  • Coordinated an effort to focus community on eating locally available fruits and vegetables in season through communications at farmers market, school summer feeding sites, ADRC senior meal sites, and grocery stores.
  • Promoted the use of electronic benefits transfer machines so that families with SNAP benefits (AKA food stamps) understand that they can use FoodShare to purchase seeds, seedlings, and farmers market produce.
Interested? Contact FoodWIse Coordinator Laura Apfelbeck at or call 920-323-4620.

Parent Pals Mentors Needed

Brown County Health and Human Services is in need of volunteer mentors for the Parent Pals Program. Volunteer mentors spend time (2-3 times per month) with parents referred by Brown County Child Protective Services who have identified an interest in having an informal support in their lives. Mentors often spend time helping parents with minor children develop new skills that empower the family to live and function in a safe and healthy manner. Matches are based on compatibility and can continue for as long as both parties are interested, though the hope would be to have volunteers engaged with their Parent Pal for a minimum of 18 months.

For more information, please contact Jenna Durkee at

Hope House in Manitowoc is seeking Volunteers

People who find themselves homeless face a lot of stigma and prejudices about their situation. What they need is someone who accepts them as individuals and is nonjudgmental. Hope House in Manitowoc is looking for just such people to volunteer some time to help our guests. Someone who will listen, encourage, and spend time with the families.

Hope House works with families with children, couples without children, and single women. If you have a heart for helping people in need, we would love to have you contact us. Touch the life of a child, a parent, or an individual who find themselves homeless, and bring some hope and encouragement to them!

Contact: Roger Smith at or phone us at 920-686-1436.


Change a life-Become a Mentor with the Outagamie County Mentoring Program

Are you available for a few hours per month? Do you want to impact the life of a child? Here at the Outagamie County Mentoring Program, we work with the youth in the community who need us the most. We match these kids with adults who expose them to new, healthy, and positive experiences that enhance self esteem and improve social skills. Mentor matches spend 4-8 hours per month together to develop positive and trusting relationships the youth can rely on. Youth can be matched with an individual mentor or a mentor couple. A successful match is life changing for both the mentor(s) and mentee!

Mentors with Outagamie County receive all the training and support they need to make their match successful. We sponsor 5 events a year for our matches and also reimburse for mileage. We feel that there are many benefits to mentoring with our program - we'd love to talk to you about it!

For more information email us at or call 832-2460.


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:
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


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:
Volunteer Coordinator
Violence Intervention Project, Inc.
1405 Division Street
Algoma, WI 54201
Office: 920-487-2111

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.
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 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 Additional information can also be found on our website at


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


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


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


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.