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.

 

SOAR Fox Cities

Community Agency/Organization: SOAR Fox Cities
Date: 04/07/2015
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Where: St. Joseph’s Middle School, 2626 N. Oneida St, Appleton
Website: www.soarfoxcities.com

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

Description of Event/Project: SOAR Fox Cities is seeking track & field assistants to volunteer under the direction of the head coach and assistant coaches to lead, assist and encourage Special Olympics track & field athletes.

Some track & field experience is helpful but not required.

As a volunteer you will help to build confidence, independence and self-esteem for our program participants. These positive experiences at SOAR transfer to home, school and their work in the community, helping to make these individuals participating members of the community.

Outagamie County’s Citizen Review Panel

Community Agency/Organization: Outagamie County’s Citizen Review Panel
Date: 04/01/2015
Time: 4:42 p.m.
Where: Outagamie County Courthouse
Website: http://www.outagamie.org/index.aspx?page=1128

Contact person for event: Kathryn Taber, kathryn.l.taber@lawrence.edu, 608.215.6961

Description of Event/Project:
A community gathering to unite the community about awareness of child abuse prevention in our community. The goal is to have 221 community members stand in a circle around the courthouse holding 442 hands. The event raises awareness about issues in Outagamie County as a kick off for Child Abuse Prevention month.

SOAR Fox Cities

Community Agency/Organization: SOAR Fox Cities
Date: 03/11/2015
Time: 4:00
Where: SOAR Fox Cities, 211 E. Franklin Street, Appleton, WI
Website: http://www.arcfoxcities.com/

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

Description of Event/Project: Help empower people with differing abilities by volunteering at SOAR Fox Cities! We are looking for a sign language interpreter for a program participant for 1-2 hours per week at our office in downtown Appleton.

SOAR Fox Cities

Community Agency/Organization: SOAR Fox Cities
Date: 04/25/2015
Time: 5:30 PM
Where: 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:
Glow 4 It Fox Cities 5K is run/walk to benefit SOAR Fox Cities Inc., a non-profit agency providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

We are seeking volunteers to help at various stations around the race course, including runner and volunteer registration, parking, food table, and a beer and soda station.

This is a great volunteer opportunity for a group!

For more information about Glow 4 It Fox Cities 5K go to http://glow4itfoxcities.com/

Neenah-Menasha YMCA

Community Agency/Organization: Neenah-Menasha YMCA
Date: 03/07/2015
Time: 8:15am- 6:30pm, March 8
Where: Menasha High School
Website: www.ymcafoxcities.org

Contact person for event: Randy Pelischek, rpelischek@ymcsfoxcities.org, (920) 886-2104

Description of Event/Project: The Neenah-Menasha YMCA basketball tournament is looking for volunteers to run the scoreboard and keep the scorebooks during games. There are 44 teams playing and the tournament will run from 8:15am on March 7th, through 6:30pm on March 8th. Training will be provided.

Xavier MIddle School

Community Agency/Organization: Xavier MIddle School
Date: 02/23/2015, Time: TBD
Where: Xavier Middle School

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

Description of Event/Project: Xavier Middle School here in Appleton (on the corner of Oneida and Northland, about two miles north of Lawrence) has a number of students who would benefit from additional tutoring to overcome significant barriers to learning caused by their ESL/ELL status. We are looking for Lawrence students willing to help out middle school students in need of some learning support.

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.

The Trout Museum of Art

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.