newVoices

September 2nd, 2014 by Volunteer Center

Community Agency/Organization: newVoices
Date: 10/25/2014
Time: 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Where: LU Chapel
Website: www.newvoiceschoir.org

Contact person for event: Steve Cavness, slcsec@athenet.net, 920-739-7067

Description of Event/Project:”Where in the World is the newVoices?” Our community choir is conducted by Mr. Phillip Swan of Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. Our first concert of the 2014-15 season is October 25, where the music will give hints to the choir’s destination next summer. We are in need of ushers to take tickets, guide patrons to their seats and help with post-concert chapel clean-up. In addition to ushering duties, you will pick a seat in the audience to hear the concert free of charge. Please contact Steve Cavness, newVoices board member at slcsec@athenet.net for more information.

Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

September 2nd, 2014 by Volunteer Center

Community Agency/Organization: Heckrodt Wetland Reserve
Date: 10/03/2014,  5:15-9:30pm
Website: http://heckrodtwetland.org/

Contact person for event: Andrea Bierbrauer, andreab@heckrodtwetland.org, 9207209349

Description of Event/Project:
I am looking for a group of students or individual students who are interested in volunteering for our Creepy Crawlies event. The event is Friday, October 3rd and Saturday October 4th. We are in need of volunteers who are willing to dress in black, camouflage, or as spooks and ghouls for our haunted trail. However, if dressing up is not your thing, we also have other opportunities for this event. We need volunteers to be hayride, craft, scavenger hunt, and parking assistants. Volunteers need to be at the center by 5:15pm and are expected to stay for the whole event, which ends at 9:30pm.

Columbus Elementary School

September 1st, 2014 by Volunteer Center

Community Agency/Organization: Columbus Elementary School
Date: 09/17/2014
Time: school hours (8:30-3:15)
Where: At Columbus Elementary school working with students during day time hours.
Website: http://www1.aasd.k12.wi.us/schools/columbus/Pages/default.aspx

Contact person for event: Shannon Hobbs, hobbsshannon@aasd.k12.wi.us, (920) 997-1399-2603

Description of Event/Project: We are looking for adult role-models to meet one-on-one with some of our students at Columbus Elementary who are in need of a positive connection in their life. We would love to sit down with you and set up dates and times that work for you. We are anticipating a 30 minute mentoring time slot with you and the student we would pair you with. There is also a possibility for you to mentor more than one student if you would choose. Thanks for your consideration!

Student family

September 1st, 2014 by Volunteer Center

Community Agency/Organization: Student family
Date: 09/27/2014
Time: ~1:00 – A couple hours before and after
Where: Campus

Contact person for event: Mary Makuc
Phone number: 413/429/1169

Description of Event/Project: Mother (in a wheelchair) of a conservatory student is coming to see her daughter play in a recital and was looking for someone to help her get around for a few hours. Said she is small! She would be very grateful, and seemed very sweet and wonderful over the phone.

First-year students! Meet your new community by going “into the streets” with the Volunteer and Community Service Center

August 27th, 2014 by Kristi Hill

Into the Streets provides first-year students with an introduction to the Fox Cities area and the needs of the community. Lawrentian volunteers will be afforded the opportunity to tour an agency, learn about the mission/goals/issues of that agency, and how a Lawrence student can be of assistance. Following a brief overview of the agency, students are asked to participate in a service project together.

Through involvement in the Volunteer and Community Service Center (VCSC), we hope students will become exposed to new ideas that may influence their future perspectives on community, social justice, and humanitarian issues. Please register for Into the Streets on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

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