The Current Young Professionals Community Partnership Committee, in collaboration with the Volunteer Center of Brown County, has begun a community-wide initiative to increase volunteerism in Greater Green Bay. WE NEED YOU to help us spread the word and get YPs engaged in giving back to the community! It includes an incentive-based program called “CYP Serves.” This program tracks hours through an online platform called “Get Connected” which allows individuals to connect with nonprofits and identify opportunities they need volunteers for. After reaching certain milestones of volunteering, individuals will have access to exclusive perks, be recognized at CYP’s annual Leaders Luncheon, and eligible for additional volunteer awards. Follow the link for more information on CYP Serves, and then get a jump start by volunteering on Make a Difference Day on October 24! This event is free and open to the public.
The Center for Civic Engagement seeks a volunteer to build capacity for our “Civic Scholars” program and fight poverty in Brown County through supporting UW-Green Bay students working in the community. The VISTA will gain experience in project management, civic education, and organizing, as well as opportunities to work directly with students. For more information, check out the full description of the opportunity, stipend, and educational award, or contact the Center for Civic Engagement by emailing Alison Staudinger (email@example.com) or David Coury (firstname.lastname@example.org). First consideration will be given to those who apply before June 5th, for a start date in August 2020.
The 2020 Wisconsin Destination Imagination Affiliate Tournament is fast approaching. On Saturday, April 18, 2020, UW-Green Bay will host the Wisconsin DI Affiliate Tournament, of which up to 7,000 people from around the state will visit campus in one day to compete for a chance to make it to the global finals in Kansas City. Once again, the event needs volunteers (parking attendants to help direct traffic outside during the morning of the event. Each volunteer will be given a location outdoors in one of the parking lots or outside a building. There, you will help parents and participants with questions and direct them to where they need to go. We will provide you with maps and locations of the activities for the day. In addition, you will receive a t-shirt and one meal voucher worth $8 at all campus dining locations. We recommend bringing a lawn chair to sit in during your shift. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather. If interested in helping out, please register as a volunteer here. If you have any questions or if your department is interested in helping out in any way, please contact Jason Mathwig, Director of Education Outreach Continuing Education & Community Engagement, at email@example.com or 920-465-2267.
A handfuls of volunteers are still needed for Krash the Kress on Saturday, the culminating event of Homecoming Week. Organizers need six more volunteers for the 5 to 6:45 p.m. shift for the nearly 2,000 registrants. All volunteers receive a free long-sleeved t-shirt, and other perks. E-mail Kari Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., more than 400 high school sophomore students will be visiting the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Volunteer tour guides are needed to help lead the visiting students around campus. Click here to sign up! No prior tour guide experience is necessary. Training will take place in late February and will be communicated after you register. All volunteers will receive a free lunch and t-shirt!
Homecoming Week 2020 is around the corner—Feb. 24-29! Krash the Kress at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, the culminating event of the week, is a traditional, Wisconsin-style tailgate party for the UW-Green Bay community. The event, sandwiched between a double header with Green Bay women’s basketball at 2 p.m. and Green Bay men’s basketball at 7 p.m., features serious fun for everyone with yard games, an interactive DJ, great festival-style food, chances to win major prizes and more.
As you can imagine, it takes many volunteers to make Homecoming and Krash the Kress a success. Please consider volunteering! Event organizers appreciate you sharing your time and talent. All volunteers receive complimentary entry to the Krash the Kress Tailgate ($10 value and includes a Homecoming t-shirt, two beverage tickets good for soda, water or Bud products and chances to win incredible prizes).
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If you have any questions, please reach out to Kari Moody (email@example.com) for further information.
On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the Green Bay Campus is hosting a Sophomore Visit Day and is expecting more than 400 Wisconsin high school students to be visiting the UW-Green Bay campus. The planning committee is looking for volunteers to help guide these students around campus throughout the day from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. This opportunity is open to faculty, staff, students and alumni. No experience is necessary, and training will take place in late February. Interested in helping? Please register and respond on cuegb.com by Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.
UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity visited Taos, New Mexico over the week of Jan. 12 to help build, organize and restore buildings for local families to have a place to call home.
Shelby Smith (Communication) took charge of the Life at UWGB Instagram page during the trip to Taos, posting photos and keeping the UW-Green Bay community updated on how they were helping the community.
Smith said members of the group stayed busy every day of the trip. The fourth day of their trip consisted of tiling, grouting floors and painting house lot signs. Even in New Mexico, the group could not escape the snow! On the final day, members made final touches on the houses, but also celebrated their work with some fun in the snow. Snowball fights and saying goodbye to the connections they made in Taos capped off a fantastic trip. While there, members of the group got to meet the family they helped build a home for, and they experienced a home dedication ceremony.
During their off times, members were able to appreciate the beauty of the area. On the second day of visiting Taos, they hiked to see an ice cave at nearly 8,000 feet of elevation. This trip is captured in the photo above. They also visited Black Rock Hot Springs, hiked Vista Verde Trail Head, drove the Enchanted Circle and experienced the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. This was all part of their Cultural Day to better understand the community they were going to serve.
Past trips for the UW-Green Bay chapter included home builds in Hawaii, Illinois and North Carolina. The organization also visited Taos during winter break trip 2015.
For members of the group, the trip was a life-changing experience. On Instagram, they write, “There’s nothing better than traveling with friends, both old and new, and doing good in a community far away from your own. That’s the power of Habitat for Humanity.”
Story by Emily Gerlikovski. Photos from Shelby Smith.
UW-Green Bay Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) president Nick Blasczyk (Business Administration), Maxwell Meyer (undeclared), vice president Michael Ninham (Business Administration) and Nathan Post (undeclared) volunteered at the Salvation Army’s Coat for Kids on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The team was part of the shoppers group helping family members find their right size of clothing. Afterwards, they helped clean up and bagged leftover coats, preparing them for transport to the next location.
Local volunteers gathered together to help out the community on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26 for “Make a Difference Day.” NBC26 had coverage including video of UW-Green Bay helping local families. See move via Local volunteers gather for “Make a Difference Day” | #wearegreenbay.com#.