Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

August 3rd, 2014 by Volunteer Center

Community Agency/Organization: Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Date: 08/22/2014, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Wisconsin International Raceway, Kaukauna
Website: http://www.feedingamericawi.org/

Contact person for event: Abby Habeck, habeckae@uwec.edu, 920-205-6221

Description of Event/Project: The mission of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is simply to “feed the hungry.” More than 330,000 people in Eastern Wisconsin rely on Feeding America food resources, and as the region’s only food bank, we play an unduplicated and irreplaceable role– providing more than 23 million pounds of food each year to food pantries, meal programs, and emergency shelters. In the past two years, we have experienced a 61% increase in the demand for food from our distribution centers. As the need has grown, we have become challenged in our efforts to feed the hungry due to the insufficient size and remote location of our current distribution center. Because of this, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has embarked on a $5 million capital campaign to build a larger, more effective, and more centrally located distribution center to serve the region, and that is where you, the volunteer, comes in to this story.

Race 2 Party is a charitable 5k race that will be held on Friday, August 22 with all proceeds benefiting Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. In order to make this event a success, we are looking for volunteers who are willing to donate their time between the hours of 5 pm and 11 pm. The break-down of volunteer jobs is as follows:

We anticipate we will need approximately 30-40 volunteers:
• 5:00 pm – 5 volunteers to direct traffic and assist parking
• All other volunteers (6:00-8:30 pm) – help with the 5k
[We will have a brief orientation at 6 pm and estimate the race will finish at 8:15 pm]

In addition, we are looking for 3 volunteers interested in keeping peace at the event. Must be willing to:
• Resolve or break-up a fight/dispute if necessary
• Be present until the end (11 pm)
[You are allowed to have different shifts, but we need 3 present at all times]

Volunteers will receive free admission to the post-race party (featuring the band Ask Your Mother), an ice cold beverage, and an orange event t-shirt. Last but not least, the volunteers will receive our endless gratitude for their support in making this event a success for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

Please have the volunteers email me with their name, t-shirt size, and position they would prefer to work at (you can sign up for multiple positions/choose the hours you can be there!).


Fox Cities Crop Hunger Walks

May 11th, 2014 by Volunteer Center

Community Agency/Organization: Fox Cities Crop Hunger Walks
Date: 10/12/2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Where: Memorial Presbyterian Church, 803 East College Avenue, Applteon

Contact person for event: Mary Poulson, 920-734-8137

Description of Event/Project: Join in the Fox Cities annual CROP Hunger Walk! The walk is 1,3, or 5 miles long. CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by CWS (Church World Service) and organized by local volunteers to raise funds to end hunger.

Appleton Retirement Community

May 1st, 2014 by Volunteer Center

Community Agency/Organization: Sue – Appleton Retirement Community
Time: Flexible
Where: Appleton Retirement Community
Contact person for event: Sue, 920-954-9990 x1360

Description of Event/Project: Sue from the Appleton Retirement Community needs volunteers to read and discuss Shakespeare with the residents. Volunteer hours are flexible (morning or afternoon) and can be during the summer time or academic year.

The Building for Kids

March 15th, 2014 by Volunteer Center

Community Agency/Organization: The Building for Kids
Date: 10/16/2014
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Where: The Building for Kids
Website: http://www.buildingforkids.org/

Contact person for event: Hannah Geniesse, hannah.m.geniesse@lawrence.edu, (920)-279-7210

Description of Event/Project:
The Wisconsin Science Festival from October 16-19, 2014 Seeks to offer activities that explore new ways of thinking, learning, communicating and more. Interested in sharing science topics/experiments of interest on one, two, three, or all four days of this festival? The events will be held at the Museum with the Oct. 16, 17 being focused more on younger children(2-5)and Oct. 18, 19 offering a wider age range(3-12).

Loaves and Fishes of the Fox Valley, Inc.

January 14th, 2014 by Volunteer Center

Community Agency/Organization: Loaves and Fishes of the Fox Valley, Inc.
Date: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays @ 5:30-6:30pm (must arrive by 5 PM)
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church
Website: www.loavesandfishesfv.org

Contact person for event: Shirley Wehrel, swehrel@loavesandfishesfv.org,  920-450-0247

Description of Event/Project: Join the Fox Valley community and serve a meal to the hungry every Monday and Wednesday night from 5:30-6:30pm! Loaves and Fishes is a non-profit, non-denominational faith based organization that serves delicious and nutritious meals from scratch to atleast 100+ men, women and children each evening. The schedule is completely flexible! Remember: Loaves and Fishes cooks the food, we just need you to serve it!
If interested, please email (insert the name and email, sorry i think i gave you the sheet back)
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, a stranger and you welcomed me…” MT. 25:35

The Trout Museum of Art

January 2nd, 2014 by Volunteer Center

Community Agency/Organization: The Trout Museum of Art
Date: ongoing,  11:30-2:30 Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thrusday, or Other
Where: The Trout Museum of Art 111 West College Avenue Appleton, WI 54911
Website: http://www.troutmuseum.org

Contact person for event: Rebecca Zornow (LU alumna!), rzornow@troutmuseum.org, (920) 733-4089

Description of Event/Project: The Trout Museum of Art is looking for new Gallery Volunteers to start a regular volunteer schedule in February, 2014. Volunteer time will be spent on two main areas: assisting at the front desk and giving tours to visitors. This program greatly increases our connection to visitors and helps us ensure they have a positive experience. Becoming a Gallery Volunteer is a great way to get connected with the Appleton community and begin building your resume in the arts. Please contact us for more information about how you can take part in this program.