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CASA looking for volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children

You can make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child!
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Brown County is a non-profit dedicated to providing volunteer Advocates for children who are under a protective court order as a result of abuse or neglect. Trained volunteers provide close, consistent contact with children, providing reports back to the Judge to help ensure them safe, permanent homes and hope for better futures.

If you are 21 years of age or older and willing to commit about 5 hours per month to these children, please contact us at (920) 437-2272, ext. 108 or taylor@casabc.org.
The next training session for Advocates begins Tuesday March 1, 2016 so please contact us soon!

More information is available on our website at http://www.casabc.org/volunteer-overview/

Women's Wellness Day

Women's Wellness Day is dedicated to educating and offering sound experiences to said women in areas of health, mental wellness and nutrition through instruction in self-defense, yoga and Zumba. In addition to these, we’d also offer instructional sessions on medical wellness, massage and overall self-care in the hopes of breaking isolation and encouraging personal empowerment & togetherness. We are in need of 4-8 volunteers to assist with on-site childcare for children ages 12 and under, set up, clean up, act as group leaders for the sessions and food servers for this event. The tentative date is Saturday, April 16th from 8-3 p.m. and we’ll gladly offer lunch to those that attend!

For more information, contact Tracie Reese, event coordinator, at (920) 448-4550, or at Reese_TM@co.brown.wi.us

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

Volunteer Drivers Needed for Child Protective Services Children

Brown County Human Services Department Child Protective Services is in need of volunteer drivers primarily for transporting children from foster homes, schools, or day care centers to visits with their parent at the Brown County Human Services Department or the parent’s home. Some foster homes and respite care are located out of Brown County. Volunteers are reimbursed $56.5 cents per mile round trip for all authorized transports. Volunteers give their 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.

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

Parent Pals Program – Volunteers Needed to Mentor Parents of Children in Child Protective Services

Brown County Human Services Department is looking for “mature” volunteers to become mentors to the parents of children involved with Child Protective Services (CPS) in the Parent PALS Program. The Parent PALS Program mentors provide long term support to inexperienced or overwhelmed parents. Volunteers can choose their case and will see the assigned family two or more times per month in the home and in the community. Orientation, training, and case management services will be provided. Volunteers will also have support through volunteer group “share meetings” guided by the social worker. Mileage reimbursement is available. Applicants must complete a written application and consent to a background check. For more information contact Glen Tilot at 920-448-6023 or by email at tilot_gg@co.brown.wi.us.

Circles of Support

Make a difference!!
Do you have an interest in making our community safer? Do you have a genuine willingness to help others? Consider being part of our mission: People helping people transition from incarceration into community. Volunteers needed to be in weekly support group meetings for ex-offenders recently released from incarceration. Opportunities include providing support at weekly Circles of Support meetings, conducting intakes with new participants, meeting 1:1 with participants, and/or transporting participants. Be a part of the solution. All interested volunteers over age 22 encouraged to inquire.
Contact Danel Burchby @ 920-840-3037 or dburchby_gw@gwicc.org
A program of Goodwill, NCW www.circles-of-support.org

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.

Parent Pals Program Seeing Volunteers, Especially a Spanish Speaking Volunteer

Brown County Human Services Department is looking for "mature" volunteers to become mentors to the parents of children involved with Child Protective Services (CPS) in the Parent PALS Program.
These parents are typically lacking in skills of budgeting, nutrition, and developing routines for their children before and after school. There is a special need for a bilingual Spanish speaking volunteer for the father of one child. He would specifically need assistance in understanding the various agencies, programs, his role with his son's school paperwork, differentiating legitimate mail from junk mail, etc.
Orientation, training, and case management services will be provided. Volunteers will also have support through occasional volunteer group "share meetings" guided by the social worker. Mileage reimbursement is available.
For more information contact Glen Tilot at 920-448-6023 or by email at tilot_gg@co.brown.wi.us

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.

Volunteer Drivers Needed for Child Protection Children

Brown County Human Services Department Child Protective Services is in need of volunteer drivers primarily for transporting children from foster homes / schools / day care centers to visits with their parent at the agency, in the parent’s home, or some other approved location. Some foster homes and respite care homes 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.

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.