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.

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.