The WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival is looking for volunteers! There are three time options for what volunteers will be doing. On May 4th, there are 15-20 helpers needed for moving music stands to their proper sites, hanging signs, and ensuring that the correct amount of chairs and stands are in each site. On May 5th during the Festival, there are several positions up for grabs. Room monitors will be collecting results from judges to give to the runners, crossing off the event list in their room as the day goes on, showing the judges to their rooms, and always make sure you have a pencil! Runners/Logistics will be going around campus to collect results from judges to the Headquarters of the event. Results/Tabulation will be working in HQ calculating the results from the judges. Coffee and Donuts will be delivering coffee, donuts, and treats to the judges. On May 5th after the festival has finished, there are 15-20 volunteers needed for clean-up which includes putting the music stands back, collecting the signs, putting classrooms back to their original structure, and putting the pianos into the hallways for custodial pickup the next week. Please contact Eric Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and to sign up!
Untitledtown Book and Author Festival is looking for volunteers to help during April 19-22. There are various shifts available and jobs include: speaker introductions, author support, and assisting/registering visitors. Our own professor, Dr. Rebecca Meacham, is on the board of directors for this special event for the second year in a row. The festival will be happening in downtown Green Bay and will feature many authors from across the state, the Green Bay area, and the big authors of R.L. Stine and Roxanne Gray. If you would like more information, please contact David Siegel at email@example.com or (920)-609-7058.
Make a Difference Day is an annual national day on the fourth Saturday of October. UW-Green Bay will be giving back to the Green Bay community on October 27 this year. They are still looking for volunteers to participate in the variety of opportunities on-campus and off-campus. All transportation will be provided for any off-campus volunteering on October 27. Some on-campus options for employees this year are: The Einstein Project – Making Thank You Cards, Campus Clean Up, Landscaping Residence Life, or Making Holiday Cards for Veterans in TRiO. If you would like to register, you can go to the Make A Difference Day page on the UW-Green Bay website. www.uwgb.edu/make-a-difference-day/
Can’t volunteer with the campus as a whole? UW-Green Bay is sponsoring the Volunteer Center of Brown County in their participation in the national Make A Difference Day on October 28. Volunteers will be responsible for their transportation on October 28, but will still be recognized as a part of the UW-Green Bay volunteers. You can go to www.volunteergb.org/madd for more information on how to get involved!
Girls on the Run is a non-profit youth development program that integrates running into lessons aimed to help young girls (3rd-5th grade) lead joyful, healthy, and confident lives. On October 7th, we would appreciate 10-12 volunteers to helps us host a water station at the Bellin Women’s Half Marathon. This helps us spread awareness about our program and partner with an event that empowers women. This time is 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and includes stetting up the station, distribution, and clean up. Please contact Kathy Olson if you are interested and available at Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this program, trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula. The 10 week program culminates with a celebration 5k event at Fox Valley Technical College on November 4th. We have a variety of roles for volunteers between 5:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. that includes set up, registration, facilitating an activity, course marshal, finish line volunteer, finish line refreshments, and clean up. Please contact Kathy Olson if you are interested and available at Kathy.email@example.com.
For more information about Girls on the Run, please visit www.girlsontherunnew.org.
AseraCare Hospice is looking for volunteers to help with their patients. They provide amazing hospice services to our surrounding area. One of the awesome options they give their patients besides the nursing care is the ability to have a volunteer come spend time with them. The volunteers are able to provide companionship, emotional support, vigil support, pet companionship and bereavement support. They are looking for caring souls in the area that would like to volunteer with AseraCare.
The volunteers do require qualifications before they go see the patients and if you’re interested you can go to www.aseracare.com to fill out an application or email Alison Holbrook, Volunteer Coordinator, at Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more! Phone number for their office is 920-497-4672 and they are located in Bellevue near the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.
The annual Gourmet Wishes event to benefit Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. It is a wonderful evening with nearly 40 of the area’s finest restaurants, bakeries and beverage companies who participate and serve their best. There will also be an impressive silent and live auction, inspiring program featuring local wish children & much more!
We need the help of MANY volunteers the day of the event to assist our light company in getting all their equipment to and from their trucks. This is not hard or heavy work, it just requires a lot of walking and pushing carts. We need volunteers from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. as well as from 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Your support will help us reach our important goal of granting a life-affirming wish for every medically qualified child! We are currently on pace to grant at least 380 wishes this year – more than a wish a day! The gift of a wish has a profound impact on the children we serve and their families. For many, their wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illness!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Your support would mean the world to us! Here is a link to our Gourmet Wishes website. http://wisconsin.wish.org/news-and-events/our-signature-events/gourmet-wishes
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location: KI Convention Center, Grand Ballrooms, 2nd Floor, Green BAy
Please email Amy at email@example.com with your first/last name, email, cell phone number and availability.
Junior Achievement is looking for just under 100 volunteers to go into classrooms throughout Brown County and help educate the students about business related topics. You would be going into the classrooms during February, March, and April. If you are unsure of the time committment, perhaps you can co-teach! You and your partner could each take 2 visits and share the last one.
If you are interested in volunteering your time or would like more information, please reach out to Laura Belter at LBelter@jawis.org or 920-336-1444.
National Railroad Museum
The National Railroad Museum is in need of volunteers for Holidays on the Rails which starts Monday, December 5 and runs through Saturday, December 10. Volunteers are needed from 8am – 2:30pm each day of the event. This special program features fun activities and crafts, cookie decorating, a train ride, and a visit with Santa! Holiday on the Rails is open to the public and school groups.This program is designed for children pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. For more information, please contact Greg Balza at 920-437-7623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization that started with a mission “to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.” The official start of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brown County program started in 1977 but it was unofficially started in 1972 by the YMCA and 1974 by the YWCA. The Big Brothers Big Sisters program is supported by donors and volunteers who are matched up with local youth in the community. This program is the largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the U.S. Bigs are paired with a child between the ages of 7 and 13 and are asked to spend a few hours a week for at least one year to help impact the child’s life. You can be a Big starting at 16 and do it as a single person or a couple. The impact of being a BIG is tremendous on the children. Youth who are paired with a Big are 52% more likely to remain in school and 75% more likely to earn a 4-year degree. If you are interested in impacting the lives of those in our community and would like more information, please stop up to the Human Resources office (CL 710) and pick up a brochure. If you’d like to learn more about this great organization, please visit their website www.bbbsnew.org.
*All information in this blog post was taken from Big Brothers Big Sisters website.
Have some free time this summer? Want to make an impact in your community? Why not volunteer and help those in need? There are so many ways to get involved in the community from working with animals, the environment, veterans, housing, education, and the list goes on. Each month we will highlight one organization where you can volunteer your time and talent.
Before we dig deeper into specific organizations, we wanted to provide a few resources available to you to find out how you can start volunteering. Our HR website has a Volunteer Opportunities page with some great links for these resources. To get to that page, go to uwgb.edu/hr/employees/volunteer. Each month we will have a Featured Volunteer Opportunity where you can learn more about a specific organization. If you are passionate about a cause but don’t know what specific organization shares that passion, you can visit The Volunteer Center of Brown County’s website. There you can select a cause and it will show you some of the organizations that would love the help of volunteers. If you prefer to share your talents outside of Brown County there are volunteer resources available for other area communities as well. If you just want to volunteer and are not sure exactly where to start, you can try volunteermatch.org. This website will also help you find places that need volunteers but also will show you who has activities going on in the coming days if you want to try something different every time or support an organization’s activity.
If you have an organization you’d like to have featured or have a pictures of yourself donating your time to an organization, please e-mail Julie at email@example.com with that information. As part of UWGB’s innitiative of Transformation we can use the time we volunteer to help change lives of others in our community for the better.