Volunteer tour guides needed, March 3 for sophomore visit day

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!

Students enjoy Homecoming pregame

Volunteer for Krash the Kress and get free registration

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).

To volunteer:

On-campus community, visit www.cuegb.com and use your uwgb.edu email

Off-campus community, visit https://volunteergb.galaxydigital.com or email Kari Moody directly at moodyk@uwgb.edu

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kari Moody (moodyk@uwgb.edu) for further information.

Volunteer needed for Sophomore Visit Day

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 help families find a place to call home

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.”

If you are interested in joining UWGB Habitat for Humanity, find the org on Instagram and Facebook, and look for its booth at the Spring OrgSmorg!

UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity 2020 Winter Trip
UWGB Habitat for Humanity, New Mexico Trip
UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity 2020 Winter Trip
UWGB Habitat for Humanity, New Mexico Trip
UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity 2020 Winter Trip
UWGB Habitat for Humanity, New Mexico Trip
UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity 2020 Winter Trip
UWGB Habitat for Humanity, New Mexico Trip
UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity 2020 Winter Trip
UWGB Habitat for Humanity, New Mexico Trip

 

Story by Emily Gerlikovski. Photos from Shelby Smith.

Artstreet seeks volunteers, Aug. 23-25

Artstreet is seeking dedicated volunteers to experience the arts in the streets of downtown Green Bay on August 23, 24 and 25, 2019. Many of the artists, volunteers have strong connections to UW-Green Bay. Here are greatest needs:

Friday, August 23 – Artstreet Pub and Grill, Artist Relief, Art Raffle Ticket Sales.

Saturday, August 24 – Children’s Art Area, Art Raffle Ticket Sales, Lemonade Stand, Artstreet Pub and Grill, Information Booth.

Sunday, August 25 – Lemonade Stand, Artstreet Pub and Grill, Art Raffle Ticket Sales, Children’s Area, Information Booth.

Surround yourself in the arts, foster creativity, and strengthen the community by signing up for one or more 2 1/2 to 4-hour shift(s) and receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Volunteers can view current openings and sign up online. Questions can be directed to Silvija at silvija@mosaicartsinc.org.

Reminder: WSMA volunteers needed

UW-Green Bay is once again the host campus for the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Festival. This year it will be taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and your help is needed:

  • Friday, May 3, 2019 (15-20 volunteers needed for set-up)
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 (Hundreds of volunteers needed for runners and logistics)
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 (15-20 volunteers needed to return rooms to original form)

To sign up, please contact Associate Prof. Adam Gaines (Music) 920-465-2440 or gainesa@uwgb.edu.

URSCA volunteers needed

Please consider taking a few hours to volunteer as UW-Green Bay hosts hundreds of researchers for the UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA), April 26, 2019. Two more volunteers are needed to monitor rooms for oral presentations from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Details:

  • When: 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (you must be present for the whole time)
  • Where: World Unity B and 1965 Room in University Union
  • What: Assist three groups of students in setting up their presentations, monitor and enforce the time limits for each presentation

If interested, please contact Pang Yang at yangpan@uwgb.edu and she will provide more details.

Reminder: Volunteers needed for WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival 2019

UW-Green Bay is once again the host campus for the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Festival. This year it will be taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and your help is needed:

  • Friday, May 3, 2019 (15-20 volunteers needed for set-up)
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 (Hundreds of volunteers needed for runners and logistics)
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 (15-20 volunteers needed to return rooms to original form)

To sign up, please contact Associate Prof. Adam Gaines (Music) 920-465-2440 or gainesa@uwgb.edu.

Calling for move-in day volunteers

It’s never too early to start planning for how you can be a part of welcoming our freshmen class to UW-Green Bay this fall. First-year students will move in to their assigned housing on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Please consider participating.

Traditionally, faculty, staff and now student leaders have been on site to assist our new students as they move to campus and take one of their first steps towards completing their education. As you know, this is can be a stressful time for both the student and family/friends who may be assisting them. In the past, our Phoenix families have been very appreciative and relieved to arrive on campus to find conveniently located information tables, staff directing traffic and others awaiting to help tote boxes and bags into the buildings.

The Office of Residence Life is asking that you be one of the volunteers who will both welcome and assist our students with their physical move into student housing. This small gift of your time and energy could have a significant impact on our students’ engagement and retention. If interested, please complete this short Qualtrics form by Wednesday, May 1, 2019.