Opportunities from: Volunteer Wisconsin

Volunteer: School Tour Guide

Lead adult and student tours for grades 4-12.  Tours last 1 hour and are scheduled Monday thruogh Friday from 9am to 3pm.  

While we are searching for long term volunters short term are also welcome, however we request a minimum of a 6 month commitment as training for tours is conducted.

Agency: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53703
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: School Supplies

Through donations from the community, Neighborhood House Community Center distributes over 100 backpacks and sets of school supplies to Madison children annually.  A special thanks to Blackhawk Church and Meriter Children's Center for organizing their own drives to contribute to the cause.  This is an annual event that we hope to expand, so contact us if you, your business, or organization would like to help.

We need:

Backpacks Spiral notebooks 1" binders Loose leaf paper #2 pencils Folders Blue or black pens Red pens Crayons Colored pencils Markers Notecards

 

Agency: Neighborhood House Community Center, Inc.
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 09/30/2017
Zip Code: 53715
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: EMPOWER A GIRL, CHANGE THE WORLD!!!

Coach is a great name for You!

You can be the mentor you needed when you were young! This spring, over 300 volunteer coaches will be joining forces to empower over 1,000 girls throughout South Central Wisconsin. Volunteer coaches meet with 3rd - 5th grade girls for 90 minutes, twice a week for 10 weeks to deliver important lessons on body image, healthy relationships & making positive life choices. Sessions take place at various schools and community centers throughout South Central Wisconsin. The spring 2017 session begins March 20 and runs through June 3. 

We provide the lessons, training & all materials necessary. You provide the positive role model and strong leader for the girls to look up to. Coaches do not have to be runners. A person who lives a healthy lifestyle and is committed to improving the lives of girls may serve as a coach. You have the power to ensure girls all around South Central Wisconsin grow up knowing they are strong, beautiful & capable of achieving anything they wish! Visit our Coach Information Page to find out more and to apply to be a coach! We need coaches at the following locations:

Cross Plains        Park Elementary - T/Th 6:00-7:30      

Madison              Boys & Girls Club Allied - T/Th 4:15-5:45

Madison              Gompers Elementary - T/Th 3:45-5:15

Madison              Glendale Elementary  - T/Th 2:45-4:15

Madison              John Muir Elementary - T/Th 3:30-5:00

Madison              Kennedy Elementary - T/Th 3:45-5:15

Madison              Lake View Elementary - T/Th 3:45-5:15

Madison              Leopold Elementary - T/Th 2:45-4:15

Madison              Lowell Elementary - T/Th 5:30-7:00

Madison              Thoreau Elementary - W/F 3:30-5:00              

Middleton           Elm Lawn Elementary - T/Th 3:00-4:30

Middleton           Sauk Trail Elementary - M/W 4:00-5:30

Middleton           Sunset Ridge Elementary - T/Th 3:45-5:15

Sun Prairie          Eastside Elementary  - M/W - 3:30-5:00

Sun Prairie          Horizon Elementary - T/Th 5:00-6:30

Verona                Sugar Creek Elementary - M/W 2:50-4:20

Agency: Girls On The Run Of South Central WI, Inc.
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 03/20/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53717
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Pals Program-Mentors for Abused & Neglected / Children

Pals Program Mentors Needed!

The Pals Program is in need of mentors for children referred by Child Protective Services due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, death, disability, or incarceration of a parent. Volunteers can be single adults, couples, or family matches.

Volunteers commit to two or three times per month contacts in recreational or learning activities with their little Pal. Sponsored group activities are offered including: UWGB Women's Basketball game, Gamblers Hockey, Roller Skate-Pizza Party, Bay Beach Picnic, Mt. Olympus Dells field trip, Packers Play 60, and annual Christmas party.

Volunteers submit to a background check, home visit orientation interview, and office match appointment. Matches are made based on compatibility.

For more information, contact: Glen Tilot, Social Worker at (920) 448-6023 or tilot_gg@co.brown.wi.us or Jamie Chaudoir at (920)448-6271, chaudoir_jl@co.brown.wi.us 

Agency: Brown County Human Services Dept
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 54305
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Parent Pals Program

Mentors Needed!

Parent Pal volunteers are needed to be mentors to parents referred by Brown County Human Services to learn life skills such as developing household routines, how to budget money, how to plan meals and shop for necessary items, to connect them with other community resources, or to simply be a support to an overwhelmed or depressed parent.

The goal is to assist parents to build stronger families.  Volunteers see their assigned parent three or more times per month depending on the needs of the case.

Orientation, training, and optional monthly group share meetings are provided. Mileage reimbursement is available.

For more information, contact Glen Tilot, Social Worker / Volunteer Coordinator at (920) 448-6023 or tilot_gg@co.brown.wi.us or Jamie Chaudoir at (920)448-6271, chaudoir_jl@co.brown.wi.us 

Agency: Brown County Human Services Dept
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >55 years old
Zip Code: 54305
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Driver Program

Volunteer Drivers Needed!

Volunteer drivers are needed primarily to transport children from foster homes to visits with their parent(s) at the Visitation Center, the Human Services Department, or at a relative's home.

Foster homes are primarily in Brown County but some are located in other surrounding counties. Occasional drives to Children's Hospital are also possible.

Drivers are reimbursed $.54 cents per mile. Drivers can select which days of the week, times of day, distances they are willing to drive.

For more information, contact: Jamie Chaudoir, Social Worker / Volunteer Coordinator at (920) 448-6271 or chaudoir_jl@co.brown.wi.us

Agency: Brown County Human Services Dept
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 54305
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Guardian Program

Volunteer Legal Guardians Needed!

Volunteers are needed to become legal guardians for individuals found by a physician and the court to be mentally incompetent and unable to make decisions about their residence, health care, finances, and other legal decisions.  These are individuals who either have no family member available or no appropriate family member to be their decision maker. Most of the clients legally known as "wards" live in a nursing home or other community based residential facility (CBRF).

Volunteers must see their ward at least once per month and be available by phone in case of emergencies.

Volunteers receive training and support from the Brown County Adult Protective Services Unit. A stipend of $15.00 per ward-per month, mileage, and reimbursement for expenses such as copying legal paperwork, postage is available upon request.

For more information, contact: Glen Tilot, Social Worker / Volunteer Coordinator at (920) 448-6023 or tilot_gg@co.brown.wi.us. 

 

Agency: Brown County Human Services Dept
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 54305
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Supervised Visitation Volunteer

The assigned volunteer is responsible for providing a safe, physically and emotionally secure environment for children in out of home care by supervising visits with their natural parent(s) at the Department or another agreed-upon site.   This includes monitoring and, if necessary, intervening with the parent or child who demonstrated inappropriate physical or verbal behaviors.  The volunteer should be sensitive to the needs of the families we work with and should be capable of handling emergencies if necessary.

 

Shifts vary based on the Departments needs and volunteers are able to chose shifts that work within their schedule. They can accept or decline supervision requests from the Volunteer Coordinator. Assignments are generally with the same family at the same time each week. Visits vary in length of time and can range from 1-4 hours per visit.

 

Training will be provided.

 

For more information please contact Jamie Chaudoir at 920-448-6271 or chaudoir_jl@co.brown.wi.us.

Agency: Brown County Human Services Dept
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 54305
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Administrative Review Volunteer Panelist

Volunteers are needed to serve as panelists for the review hearing of the permanency plans of children placed out of the home by Child Protective Services (CPS) and the Juvenile Court (JC) Units of Brown County Human Services Department (BCHSD).

By law, the hearings require two non-Human Services employees to be present. The review is presented by the case manager to the State of Wisconsin representative, the Supervisor of the CPS or JC Units, the family, and other interested parties in a conference room at BCHSD in the Sophie Beaumont Building. Reviews take place on Tuesday afternoons beginning at 1:00 PM and last forty-five minutes. The number of reviews is dependent on the number of cases with a six month anniversary in a given month.

Ideal panelists would be individuals who are working in the field, are retired from the field, or are upperclassman college students interested in the field of Human Services - Child Protective Services or Juvenile Court Services. Panelists do not have to complete any paperwork for the reviews. Mileage and parking reimbursement are available upon request. Volunteers can designate which Tuesday of the month they are available or can add their name to a pool of volunteers to be called on an "as available" basis when needed. A brief orientation is provided prior to the first review.

For more information, contact: Glen Tilot, Social Worker / Volunteer Coordinator at (920) 448-6023 or email at tilot_gg@co.brown.wi.us.

Agency: Brown County Human Services Dept
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 54305
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Teen Pals Program

The Teen Pals Program is seeking mentors to be matched with youth, age 14-17, involved with Brown County Human Services Programs (Child Protection, Juvenile Justice, or Children and Adolescent Behavioral Health). The primary goal of the Teen Pals program is to provide youth with the tools and skills necessary to be successful in the future. As a volunteer you will be asked to meet with your match 2-4 times per month to work on skills which may include, budgeting, employment, education, or other tasks to encourage independence.  Volunteers needs to be at least 21 years of age and will need to complete a back ground check before a match can be made.

For more information, contact: Jamie Chaudoir at (920) 448-6271 or chaudoir_jl@co.brown.wi.us

Agency: Brown County Human Services Dept
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 54305
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Marketing Intern

MOWA seeks a creative and driven marketing intern to join our communications and marketing team. Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing, this position will collaborate on a daily basis with MOWA staff members.

This for-credit internship will provide hands-on learning and immersion within the field of marketing and communications. It will help develop and strengthen your skillset and understanding of effective marketing techniques. MOWA staff is dedicated to enriching the intern’s personal and professional development.We welcome someone who is:

Driven – dedicated to the task at hand and to learning new things Creative – able to articulate ideas and contribute to group discussions Technologically-savvy – has experience working within a website content management system (CMS) and proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) Social – plays well with others and is interested in promoting exhibitions, programs and events through various social media channels Organized – able to manage multiple projects at the same time and support the team through daily administrative tasks Reliable – someone we can count on to show up every day, ready to work and have fun Inspired by Wisconsin art

Requirements:

Strong desire to learn and perform Solid understanding of different marketing activities and communication channels Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills Highly-proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Experience with Google Analytics and website content management systems (CMS) Currently enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college-level business, marketing or similar program of study 1-2 years of related work experience within a business or nonprofit setting
Agency: Museum of Wisconsin Art
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Friendly Visitor Volunteers

Friendly Visitor Volunteers -bring the "gift of friendship" to our patients and their families. Regular visits every week or two really brighten the days of our patients. When you bring a smile to them, hold their hand, talk with them, watch television, play bingo, or take walks with them. It helps offer support and companionship to our patients!  It is also a comfort to the families to know another caring individual is looking in on them.

We serve patients in their homes and in various care facilities throughout Sheboygan County.  This means there is probably a patient close to you.  Scheduling is flexible and most volunteers commit to only one to ten hours per month.  More hours can be done.  Scheduling of visits is also flexible.   Help them make the most of each day.

This opportunity will let you practice soft and social skills such as active listening, empathy and conversation.  It will also give you experience in a health care environment.  Both of which are pluses on a resume.  Training is provided.

Volunteers must be 18 or older with good interpersonal and communication skills.  They must have the ability to work independently with indirect supervision and a willingness to help others as a member of the hospice team.

Any questions, please  call or email Robert.Pamenter@compassus.com to learn more about joining our caring family.

Agency: Compassus Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53081
Allow Groups: No