April 13th, 2014 by Volunteer Center

Community Agency/Organization: LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY
Date: 05/14/2014
Time: 6:45AM – 9:00AM
Where: Warch Campus Center – Somerset Room

Contact person for event: Catherine Tatge,, 917-574-9336

Description of Event/Project:
Lawrence University is inviting community leaders to screen the CIVIC LIFE PROJECT films produced by Lawrence students about issues facing Appleton and the Fox Cities. Topics include:

Disproportionate numbers of people of color in Wisconsin prisons.

Disparity in education among people of color in the Appleton School system.

The effect of Domestic Violence on school children.

What is a Sex Offenders? How do the reintegrate in society after prison.

Dementia the new epidemic

We are in need of 20 facilitators to manage 10 minute conversations between each film. Questions for the facilitators will be given in advance.
Any questions please contact: Catherine
Tatge (917) 574-9336

American Cancer Society’s Soleburner 5k

April 9th, 2014 by Volunteer Center

Community Agency/Organization: American Cancer Society’s Soleburner 5k
Date: 05/10/2014
Time: 9-10:15AM
Where: Drew St hill, near College Ave

Contact person for event: Paula Santner, 920-731-1999 x222

Description of Event/Project: Fighting cancer is an uphill battle and those who are fighting it need encouragement from family, friends and the community, especially when the going it’s really tough!!

As sponsors of the American Cancer Society’s Soleburner 5k Run/Walk, we are looking for volunteers to simply line the Hill of Hope (Drew St hill that runs through Lawrence’s campus) and cheer on the participants as they climb this last big challenge of the race. The hill represents the uphill battle cancer patients face, and you, as a cheering volunteer, represent those family and friends who rally around the cancer patients as they fight this disease. From past years, we can tell you participants have felt so incredibly encouraged by those who made an effort to cheer them on. It is only an hour or so of your time, very appreciated, and we have a good time!

Bright t-shirts and cowbells will be provided to help cheer at the Hill. We will also provide coffee and donuts to Hill of Hope volunteers in an effort to encourage you as you encourage others! We need volunteers rain or shine. THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING THIS OPPORTUNITY!

Fox Cities Greenways

March 30th, 2014 by Volunteer Center

Community Agency/Organization: Fox Cities Greenways Saturday of Service
Date: 05/31/2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Telulah Park 1300 Newberry Appleton , WI 54952

Contact person for event: Jaime Gonzalez ’16,

Description of Event/Project: Fox Cities Greenways will be hosting their fourth annual Happy Trails run/walk bike event at Telulah Park in Appleton. This year, the course will travel across the College Avenue bridge to Lawrence University, down South Lawe St. onto the riverfront North Island trail, and then return to Telulah Park via the Newberry Trail. New this year will be live music on the route, including Appleton’s Steven Walsh playing the bagpipe.  As an added attraction, participants will experience live historical interpretations by first person interpreters dressed in historical attire. Various scenes will be staged along the route and finish line representing river dwellers from a bygone era – all of them symbolizing the trailblazers of the Fox Cities. As in the past, Happy Trails will
feature a run/walk and/or bike ride, kids’ bike rodeo, kids’ bike helmet giveaway, and rowing demonstrations by the Fox Valley Rowing Club. There are specific things they are looking for Lawrence students/faculty to help with including: participating in the event (but one get one free for students), helping to design the t-shirts for the participants, and volunteers along the course. .  They have placed
icons along the route showing where they would like volunteers to help direct the runners/walkers. the map includes icons showing where our trivia questions and answer boards will be.  Ideally, they’d like each one of those boards held in place by a volunteer.  Although they have some other community volunteers to fill some of these roles, they would really appreciate as many as 12 to 20 Lawrence volunteers to sign up to either hold a trivia sign and/or direct runners.  That way, they will have plenty of our other volunteers left for the bike course (which goes a different direction).

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

Contact person for event: Hannah Geniesse,, (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).

Leadership Fox Cities

February 2nd, 2014 by Volunteer Center

Community Agency/Organization: Leadership Fox Cities
Date: 05/03/2014
Time: 10AM-2PM
Where: Plamann Park

Contact person for event: Susan Stellmacher,, 832-6551

Description of Event/Project: A Born Learning Trail provides young children with an opportunity to get active, have fun and boost language and literacy skills. The “trail” features age-appropriate, simple-to-construct activities that can be set up outdoors or in.
Come help install the first Born Learning Trail in the Fox Cities! We’ll be PAINTING, PLANTING, and INSTALLING the signs for the trail. Come be creative and participate in a fun volunteer experience with other LU students.

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

Contact person for event: Shirley Wehrel,,  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

Contact person for event: Rebecca Zornow (LU alumna!),, (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.