Homeless Connections

Community Agency/Organization: Homeless Connections
Date: 07/16/2016
Time: Multiple shifts
Where: Appleton sites
Website: http://homelessconnections.net/

Contact person for event: Emily, emily@homelessconnections.net

Description of Event/Project:Garden Walk is a fundraiser for Homeless Connections. The event makes our agency visible and accessible beyond the shelter walls and links us with the community.

We rely on volunteers to check and sell tickets at our featured gardens. Shifts run from 9:30 am-12 pm, 12-2:30, and 2:30-5. Several sites are within walking distance of Lawrence/

For more information and to sign up for shifts, please contact Emily at emily@homelessconnections.net.

This is a one-time event that could lead to longer term volunteering if it helps plants seeds of activism or encourages you to grow into a role that will have a direct impact on homelessness in the community.


Community Agency/Organization: EAA
Date: 06/25/2016
Time: 9-3 pm
Where: Oshkosh, WI
Website: eaa.org

Contact person for event: Michelle Farr, mfarr@eaa.org, 920-426-4863
Community Volunteer Days: Oshkosh is more than just a destination. It’s the place we’ve chosen to live our lives. Where we’ve chosen to build a community. And it takes the whole community working together to welcome the world to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh every July.

That’s why we’re asking you to volunteer during Community Volunteer Days. It’s a simple, fun, and easy way to get involved in the aviation community. You’ll spend a day connecting with people behind the scenes, learning how your skills relate to aviation, and helping the biggest fly-in in the world come to life.

Projects vary but can include grass cutting, tree planting, gardening, painting, building construction/restoration fence removal, material staging, and more.

We welcome everyone, no matter your age, skill, or availability, to volunteer during our Community Volunteer Days. Come as an individual, a group, family, or troop. We promise your experience will be meaningful, rewarding, and fun!

WHAT: A day for any community member to volunteer on the EAA grounds to help prepare for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016!

• Saturday, June 25 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (Includes free lunch)
• Saturday, July 9 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (Includes free lunch)
WHERE: EAA Grounds. 3000 Poberezny Rd. Oshkosh, WI 54902
Have questions? Please contact Michelle Farr at mfarr@eaa.org or 920-426-4863.

North High School

Community Agency/Organization: North High School
Ongoing Need
Where: Appleton North High School
Website: http://www4.aasd.k12.wi.us/north/

Contact person for event: Hilary Haskell, HASKELLHILARY@aasd.k12.wi.us

Description of Event/Project:

Writing Tutors:
Seeking people with confidence in conversational skills and basic writing in English to work with 14-18 year olds once a week for 1Ž2 an hour. These tutors would be connected with four students and would work with them for an entire year on their writing skills. Training and coaching will be provided.

Math Tutors:
Seeking people with the ability and patience to teach basic math skills. French, Spanish and Kinyarwanda speakers preferred! This tutor would be connected with one student and would work with them for the entire year both in and out of the math class taken at North High School.

Latino Mentor/Role Model:
Seeking one male adult who identifies as Latino or Hispanic and knows both English and Spanish. This person should have some background on, or willingness to learn about male adolescent development. This volunteer would meet weekly with a group of 14-18 year old Latinos and bi-weekly with myself and the leader of the Latina support group to coordinate activities that boost student self-esteem, connection to school and community, and help to guide them to become responsible citizens of the world.

Literacy Tutor Coordinator and trainer:
Seeking one student with 4 hours a week to dedicate to setting up a volunteer literacy program for the newcomers at North High School. I have a good idea of where to start and how to set this up, but I could really use someone to take the lead and be a coordinator to manage the program emailing between volunteers and students, as well as helping with volunteer orientation and community marketing (Volunteer Center, Post Crescent, FVTC, LU).

Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve

Community Agency/Organization: Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve
Date: Varies
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm for school groups and weekends for public programming
Where: Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve
Website: http://bubolzpreserve.huterra.com/

Contact person for event: Courtney Osenroth, cosenroth@bubolzpreserve.org,(920)731-6041

Description of Event/Project:
Looking for students interested in becoming Teacher Naturalists and to support public programs. For Teacher Naturalists, once a season students would have to attend trainings. Then they would teach school groups in various topics including: plant and animal identification, geology, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, pond studies, GPS, survival, and maple syrup.
Public programs that would need support would be events like ski clinics, kids club, Scouts programs, and Ecology hikes.
Students can use the Lawrence Service Shuttle which does run on Saturdays. Request a shuttle at www.lawrence.edu/students/resources/volunteer/student-orgs/shuttle. Remember to sign up 7 days in advance to when you need the shuttle.

SOAR Fox Cities

Community Agency/Organization: SOAR Fox Cities
Where: Appleton West High School
Website: http://www.soarfoxcities.com/help/volunteer/

Contact person for event: Laura Lopez, volunteer@soarfoxcities.com, 9207319831

Description of Event/Project: SOAR Fox Cities is seeking a volunteer deck coach for our Special Olympics Swimming program. The deck coach will work with other coaches and volunteers to run practices and attend meets with a group of 20-25 Special Olympics athletes. Practices will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Appleton West High School. Previous coaching experience is preferred. Volunteer must be willing to become a Special Olympics Class A volunteer and certified coach.
Contact Laura Lopez at volunteer@soarfoxcities.com or (920)731-9831 for more information!

Appleton Bilingual School

Community Agency/Organization: Appleton Bilingual School
Date: January – June 2016
Time: one afternoon per week
Where: Appleton Bilingual School, 913 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911, (920) 832-4125
Website: http://www4.aasd.k12.wi.us/appletonbilingual/

Contact person for event: Nancy Bowen, bowennancy@aasd.k12.wi.us, (920) 832-4125

Description of Event/Project: Our 5th grade class is seeking Spanish speaking mentors to work with during class one day a week to build the use of academic Spanish in a 5th grade content area. Lessons will be teacher led. Volunteer will partner with students in project work. Appleton Bilingual School is a K-5 elementary Spanish immersion public school.

SOAR Fox Cities

Community Agency/Organization: SOAR Fox Cities
Date: varies
Where: 211 E. Franklin St., Appleton, WI
Website: www.soarfoxcities.com

Contact person for event: Laura Lopez, volunteer@soarfoxcities.com, 9207319831

Description of Event/Project:
SOAR Fox Cities is a nonprofit organization that provides programming and services for over 1,000 people with developmental disabilities.

Our adult social and recreational programs are a fun way to get involved and help your community. These programs include arts and crafts, walking, gardening, computer training, movie nights, bowling, dances and much more! Through these activities, SOAR participants develop self-esteem, social skills and healthy lifestyles.

As a volunteer, you will be a part of our mission to empower people with differing abilities!

Responsibilities include: setting up for activities, assisting the program coordinator, serving refreshments, socializing with and guiding participants through activities, and cleaning up.

Times and dates vary and include afternoons, evenings and weekends.

To learn more about volunteering at SOAR please visit our website: http://www.soarfoxcities.com/help/volunteer/

Arts- Boys & Girls Club

Community Agency/Organization: Arts- Boys & Girls Club
Date: varies
Time: 11:00-2:00 hours can vary during this time
Where: Boys & Girls Club of Appleton

Contact person for event: Claudia Loza, claudia.m.loza@lawrence.edu, (708)355-1961

Description of Event/Project:Interested in Fine Arts Prep Work? The Boys & Girls Club of Appleton is providing this school year volunteer opportunity to get involved with the arts! Opporunities range from helping set up and prepare for art activities and lessons to dance and theatre activities. This may include copying, hanging artwork, bulletin board designing and decorating, planning for activites and more!

CAP Services

Community Agency/Organization: CAP Services
Where: Fox Cities Area

Contact person for event: Charis Hoff, choff@capmail.org, 920-968-6365 ext 6566

Program Overview: Project TEAM is a unique volunteer based program designed to help families achieve their goals. This family-centered program promotes self sufficiency, stronger families and reduced isolation through mentorship and on-going support. In achieving these goals, we seek to break the cycle of poverty from continuing in the lives of the children in the household and provide a meaningful volunteer opportunity for people who want to give back to their community.

Description of Volunteer Position: As a Project TEAM mentor you will develop a supportive relationship with a family working to achieve self sufficiency. Mentors, together with the Family Development Manager, assist the family in setting and working toward their goals. Your role will be to support, encourage, listen to and help the family in their work. You will be expected to meet with the family a minimum of 4 hours a month and make frequent contacts over the phone. You are also encouraged to develop a relationship with the children in the household. You will have the opportunity to support and receive support from the other team members, including the Family Development Manager, to assist the family.