Fox Cities Building for the Arts

Community Agency/Organization: Fox Cities Building for the Arts
Date: 07/26/2015
Time: 6:30am-7pm
Where: Appleton City Park
Website: http://troutmuseum.org

Contact person for event: Rebecca Zornow, rzornow@troutmuseum.org, 9207334089

Description of Event/Project: The 55th Annual Art at the Park, a free community arts festival, is looking for volunteers to help out on July 25-26 at Appleton City Park. This fun festival includes art vendors, musical acts, and food of all kinds, and we need your help as a volunteer to make this happen. Art at the Park is operated by the Fox Cities Building for the Arts and we need community members help to make this year our 55th success!

Columbus Elementary School

Community Agency/Organization: Columbus Elementary School
Date: 05/13/2015
Time: 9:00-11:30am
Where: Columbus Elementary School,
Website: http://sustainfv.org/neighborhood-partners/

Contact person for event: Julie Filapek, julief@sustainfv.org, 920-217-8744

Description of Event/Project: Many kids don’t get enough attention and enrichment which they need to learn and grow. Thus, Columbus Elementary School is hosting an event the morning of May 13th to connect the neighborhood to the school. Parents and neighbors of students will be teaching classes from 9-11am. Classes will be quick tutorials from recording hip hop lyrics to double-dutch jump roping to building bird houses. The goal is to connect kids to the rest of the neighborhood and create relationships that foster learning among the students. Volunteers are needed to observe these classes and fill out quick questionnaires and conduct interviews with parents and students alike. Additional volunteers are needed to direct traffic and get kids to where they need to be.

The Rabbit Gallery

Community Agency/Organization: The Rabbit Gallery
Date: 5/7/15 – 5/9/15
Time: 10:00-19:00
Where: 502 W College Ave (Just past the PAC)
Website: gofundme.com/rabbitgallery

Contact person for event: Kyle Dockery, kyle.e.dockery@lawrence.edu, 8479516758

Description of Event/Project: The 2015 edition of The Rabbit Gallery is getting ready to open and we need students’ help to get the place cleaned up and ready to go. Volunteers will help us paint the walls, hang and move artworks, and whatever else is needed. Give us a hand and support Lawrence artists.

JDRF Northeast Wisconsin Chapter

Community Agency/Organization: JDRF Northeast Wisconsin Chapter
Date: 05/16/2015
Time: 8:00am
Where: Riverside Park in Neenah
Website: http://newisconsin.jdrf.org/

Contact person for event: Julie Feest, jfeest@jdrf.org, 920-997-0038

Description of Event/Project: JDRF Northeast Wisconsin Chapter is seeking volunteers to assist with our Walk to Cure Diabetes event on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Riverside Park in Neenah. We are looking for individuals to help with setup, serving lunch and a variety of other areas. Times vary but we are looking for help from 8am until 2pm. To sign up or for more information contact the JDRF office at 920-997-0038 or visit http://newisconsin.jdrf.org/walk-to-cure-diabetes/

newVoices (formerly White Heron Chorale)

Community Agency/Organization: newVoices (formerly White Heron Chorale)
Date: 05/09/2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Lawrence University Chapel
Website: www.newvoiceschoir.org

Contact person for event: Steve Cavness, slcsec@athenet.net, 739-7067

Description of Event/Project: Interested in a Win-Win-Win experience while listening to an awesome community choir concert? Join us to volunteer as an usher when the newVoices choir (conducted by Phillip Swan) joins members from area church choirs to present a program of sacred music. You can help patrons to their seats at the LU chapel, or take tickets at the entrances and you get to enjoy the entire concert for free. The concert begins at 7:30 but we need you at 6:00 to help set up and help clean up afterward.

SOAR Fox Cities

Community Agency/Organization: SOAR Fox Cities
Date: 04/25/2015
Time: 6 PM
Where: Fritse Park & 1451 McMahon Drive, Neenah, WI
Website: www.soarfoxcities.com

Contact person for event: Laura Lopez, volunteer@soarfoxcities.com, 920-731-9831 x113

Description of Event/Project: Volunteer for SOAR Fox Cities at the 2nd Annual Glow 4 It Fox Cities 5K!

What is Glow 4 It? It is a non-timed, family friendly event for all ages and physical fitness levels. Glow 4 It Fox Cities starts in a party zone, under blacklights with a light show and great music.

Along the route, there will be party/fitness zones where we’ll be illuminating you with blacklights and pumping tunes to keep you moving. The finish line will be one big party with lasers, glow sticks, blacklights and a DJ to keep you up and dancing.

What can you do to help out as a volunteer? We are looking for people to help in the following areas:
-Runner Registration
-Snacks Table – hand out snacks to race participants at the end of the race
-Course stations – do fun activities with race participants at stations along the race course
-Parking – help direct traffic in the parking area

We welcome individual volunteers or groups!

Fox Valley Warming Shelter

Community Agency/Organization: Fox Valley Warming Shelter
Date: 05/02/2015
Time: Morning
Where: Appleton wi
Website: www.foxvalleywarmingshelter.org

Contact person for event: Connie Raether, vcfvws@gmail.com, (920) 419-0928

Description of Event/Project:
Help the Fox Valley Warming Shelter “join” the Human Race! ON Saturday, May 2nd at 10 a.m., we will be participating in the Human Race, a 1 or 3 mile walk/run held at Thrivent grounds on Ballard Rd. The Human Race is a fundraiser sponsored by the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin, and many nonprofits form teams to walk. Our team, Fox Valley Warming Shelter Warming Works! raises money for the shelter by participants who ask friends/family for pledges and then walk with us. You’re students, so you don’t have much “extra” cash, but you probably have parents or friends who will sponsor you. If you raise $25 for us, you get a free t-shirt! It’s a fun morning, kicked off by the UW Badger band and there’s food at the end! Join our team by going to http://humanrace2015.volunteercenter.net/2015/FoxValleyWarmingShelterWarmingWorks!/ and clicking on “join this team.” You can get your exercise and help the shelter provide meals and a safe place to sleep to homeless adults in the Fox Valley! Once you join, you will be contacted and told where to meet for our team picture. Thank you so much!

American Cancer Society

Community Agency/Organization: American Cancer Society
Date: 05/09/2015
Time: 8:45am-10:15am
Where: Water Street hill up to College
Website: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/CommunityFundraisingPages/CFPCY15MW?pg=entry&fr_id=69581

Contact person for event: Sarah Wolfson, Sarah.e.wolfson@lawrence.edu

Description of Event/Project: The American Cancer Society is putting on the annual Sole Burner 5K walk/run! The signature part of the course is the “Hill of Hope”, or Water Street hill up to College. Volunteers are needed to cheer on and encourage participants up the Hill! The date is Saturday, May 9th and time involved is from 8:45/9:00 until around 10:15.

 

St. Francis Xavier Catholic School

Community Agency/Organization: St. Francis Xavier Catholic School
Where: Xavier Middle School
Website: www.xaviercatholicschools.org

Contact person for event: Nikki Selenka, nselenka@xaviercatholicschools.org

Description of Event/Project: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Middle School is looking for bilingual volunteers to tutor students learning English as a second language. SFXCMS doesn’t have a formal ELL program so ESL students are referred to a program that specializes in learning disorders. These students would greatly benefit from having special ESL tutoring which would help them overcome significant education barriers.

Edison Elementary

Community Agency/Organization: Edison Elementary
Date: 04/23/2015
Time: 9 am until 11 am
Where: Edison (3 blocks from campus)
Website: http://www.aasd.k12.wi.us/edison/

Contact person for event: Emily Bowles, emilybowles160@gmail.com

Description of Event/Project: Edison Elementary’s annual Knowledge-a-thon gives our elementary schoolers a chance to earn money for the school by answering questions tailored to their grade level. We’re seeking up to 20 volunteers to help ask questions and provide encouragement for the kids between 9 am and 11 am.