JULY 2024

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Wisconsin Sand Sculpting Festival

Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

Red Arrow Beach, Manitowoc

Various volunteer positions and shifts throughout the three-day festival. Volunteers must be at least 16 unless accompanied by an adult.

Learn more about the event at Visit Manitowoc.

To sign up to volunteer, select a slot(s) at Sign Up Genius here: bit.ly/3KAut4x

Email Jenine Soucoup with any questions: jsoucoup@thehavenmanitowoc.org.

The Wisconsin Sand Sculpting Festival is organized by Manitowoc Sunrise Rotary, Visit Manitowoc and The Sand Lovers, LLC and partners with Knights of Columbus and the Haven of Manitowoc County. 

Point-in-Time Homeless Count

Wednesday, July 24 & Thursday, July 25

Sheboygan, Door, Manitowoc & Kewaunee Counties

The Point In Time (PIT) Count is an opportunity to connect unsheltered individuals to community resources. All over the Nation the PIT Count is conducted by service providers and community volunteers.

Volunteers search for unsheltered individuals (i.e., parks, cars, etc.) and provide those individuals with resource information and hygiene products. This event helps connect our unsheltered neighbors to resources, build relationships, and provide an estimate of what homelessness looks like in our community. This event also helps the Department of Housing and Urban Development determine where housing funding should be allocated.

Two shifts are available: 11:00pm-1:00am on Wednesday, July 24 or 4:00am-6:00am on Thursday, July

For questions, contact Lakeshore Community Action Program at (920) 803-6991.

Registration is required: https://forms.gle/2tNjUapJ5YcrxwGp7

ADRC of the Lakeshore

Website: Go to website

Meal Site Kitchen Support

Assist meal site manager with packing the home delivered meals for delivery, prepare and serve meals to meal site participants, engage with participants, and cleanup of dining site and kitchen. Weekdays approximately 8:30am-12:30pm, Thursdays 10:45am-12:30pm.

Home Delivered Meal Drivers

The ADRC is always looking for Home Delivered Meal Drivers for our Manitowoc Meal Site. Each day we deliver meals to the homebound between 11:00am-1:00pm. Pickup occurs at the Manitowoc Senior Center with a pre-determined route for fastest deliveries. Select the days that work for you or be a sub by helping when another driver is out. All volunteers must pass a background check. Drivers must have a clean driving record and be at least 18.

Transportation Drivers

Provide transportation for individuals who can no longer drive, so they may get to appointments and other activities, allowing them to remain an active part of their communities. Volunteers do not have to use their vehicle.

All volunteers must pass a background check. Drivers must have a clean driving record. Must be at least 18.

Ascend Services, Inc.
Aundre Owens
920-682-4663 Ext. 139

Website: Go to website

Maintenance Volunteer

Do you enjoy painting, carpentry, landscaping, or maintenance in general? We are looking for a skilled volunteer to help fix up our buildings. Must be at least 21.


We are in need of drivers in the morning from 8:45 -10:00 am or in the afternoon from 2:30 - 4:00pm. Drivers would be dropping off clients at mobile work crews (job sites) and picking them up. If you have a CDL, you could also help us with deliveries and pickups. Must be at least 21.
Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County
Wendy Leiterman

Canine Comfort Crew

Do you have a furry companion that would like to make a difference by bringing joy and comfort to patients? If you do, consider joining our amazing team here at Aurora!


  • Visit with patients, families, and staff, providing emotional support with your furry companion.
  • Assist in creating a soothing environment.
  • Bring joy and smiles to patients and families.


If your dog is certified through Pets Helping People, TDI, or Pet Partners:

Apply here.

Same Day Surgery Volunteers

Are you passionate about supporting individuals during their healthcare journey? Do you thrive in a dynamic and caring environment? We're seeking dedicated volunteers to join our Same Day Surgery team and play a vital role in ensuring a seamless and comforting experience for our patients.



  • Assist with maintaining cleanliness of patient rooms and clerical areas.
  • Spot clean counter tops and devices and tidy workspaces.
  • Keep appointed areas with necessary supplies.
  • Restock kitchen supplies.
  • Stock and set up patient rooms.
  • Help with patient discharges and transfers of belongings to inpatient units.

Volunteers must be at least 15.


Apply here.

Front Entrance Ambassadors

At Aurora Health our goal is to strive to maintain a positive and inviting experience for patients and all employees. Front Entrance Ambassador embodies the spirit of hospitality, creating a positive and welcoming atmosphere for all!


Front Entrance Ambassador is an individual who has a warm and inviting presence. Ambassadors' first steps should make sure all visitors are met with a friendly greeting. Ambassadors guide, assist, and make your arrivals a seamless and delightful experience. They should provide helpful information, answer questions, help with wheelchair assistance, and help patients get to his/her appointments.

Important requirements:

  • All volunteers should get a flu vaccination during flu season. Offer flu vaccinations free of charge!
  • All volunteers interested should be 14 years or older.

Apply here.

Aurora Health at Home

Lexi Pirman

Check-in Caller

Aurora Hospice is looking for a kind and social volunteer to call patients and their family on a weekly basis to assure that they have the necessary supplies, medications and/or support. Or just provide a listening ear. No hands-on care. Ability to call patients from the comfort of your own home. Must be at least 18.

Be a Visitor Volunteer For a Hospice Patient Near You!

We need you!! If a rewarding volunteer opportunity is what you are looking for, this is it. We are looking for companion volunteers to visit with patients in their homes or facilities. A listening ear, a card game a puzzle. Simple things to make a person's day. No hands on care. Training provided. Do you have a few hours a month that you could share with someone? Flexible scheduling.  Must be at least 18.

Big Brothers Big Sisters WI Shoreline

Learn more: Go to website

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

BBBS is looking for awesome humans who can lend an ear, offer some guidance and friendship to young people throughout Manitowoc County. Contact Denise Wittstock at 920.458.0111 or denise@bbbswishoreline.org.
Board on Aging & Long Term Care

Andi Grassl
Volunteer Coordinator

Learn more: Go to website

Volunteer Ombudsman Program

Volunteers Needed for our Long Term Care Facilities

The Board on Aging & Long Term Care is recruiting volunteers in Manitowoc County. Volunteer Ombudsmen come from all walks of life, are carefully screened, trained, and receive ongoing support and supervision from the area Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Ombudsmen make a difference in the lives of nursing home residents by:

  • Advocating for residents
  • Being a voice for residents
  • Educating residents, families and staff about Residents Rights
  • Empowering the residents to speak for themselves
  • Listening to the residents
  • Acting as the eyes and ears of the Regional Ombudsman

Volunteer Ombudsmen give their time and energy to help give residents a sense of security. Residents look forward to the Volunteer Ombudsman's weekly visits. Those weekly visits bring smiles to the faces of residents and to the faces of the Volunteer Ombudsmen!
Boys and Girls Club of Manitowoc County

Connor Schultz

Youth Mentors

Get matched with a mentee and spend 1 hour per week participating in club-based discussions and activities.

Learn more:

Capitol Civic Centre

Tatum Chupita

Website: Go to website

Prepare and serve standard mixed drinks, beer, soft drinks, and occasional snacks to patrons in a timely manner. Stock the bar and clean up as needed. Shifts are typically three hours. There is no bartending license required.

Safety Leads

Safety Leads ensure that safety tasks are completed before, during and after shows. They assist patrons with special needs or disabilities to their seats. They lift, bend, climb stairs, and stand for long periods of time.
CASA of East Central Wisconsin
Claire Feldmann

Website: Go to website

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children

CASA Volunteer Advocates go through an initial training before being sworn in and assigned a child. Volunteers get to know the child by talking with everyone involved in that child's life including parents, relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers, and others. Volunteers use this information to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them via a monthly report. The recommended commitment is 1 hour per week visiting with the child in addition to taking time to connect with other people in the child's life as stated above. Due to the pandemic, visits may be virtual. For more questions, please contact us! Must be at least 21.
Crossfire Ranch


Heidi Gossen

(920) 740-0010


Website: Go to website

Volunteer Application

Equine Support Team & Team Lead

Equine Support Volunteers help keep the horses healthy and their areas in order. Mucking stalls / pastures, preparing grain, and feeding hay are the primary duties. We are looking for a number of people to help according to their schedules. Primarily Friday and Saturday. Great opportunity for a family or small group to do together. Training is provided. 

The Crossing of Manitowoc County
Jade Klass

Client Advocate

Meet with moms and dads to review the pregnancy or parenting lesson they have completed and to build positive relationships. Provide emotional, spiritual and practical support. Shifts are 10:00am-1:00pm or 1:00-5:00pm Monday-Wednesday and 10:00am-2:00pm or 2:00-6:00pm on Thursday. Must be at least 18.

Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
Abigail Winkel

Website: Go to website
Various Positions

Volunteer opportunities include educating guests as an exhibit representative or in our Land O'Lakes Birthing Barn, setting up for special events in our Conference Center, dishing ice cream in our Ice Cream Acres, assisting with K-12 field trips and bus tours, outside maintenance, etc.
Felician Village
Debbie Pitsch
920-684-7171, Ext. 276

Cycling Without Age: Become a Trained Tri Shaw Pilot

This opportunity would be a great fit for anyone wanting to become a trained Tri Shaw pilot. Cycling Without Age is a proactive program designed to create a world in which the easy access to active citizenship creates happiness among our senior citizens and gives them an opportunity to remain an active part of the local community. Felician Village residents enjoy the fun of riding with the breeze in their hair as they travel around the campus, around our local community, to the waterfront or even to get an ice cream. We have two identical Tri Shaw bikes. As long as you have strong legs and desire to help others, then there is plenty of space for you; couples encouraged to volunteer. We look forward to scheduling summer trips, weather permitting. Pilots must be 18 years of age and follow all safety guidelines. 

Cafe Volunteer Backup (as needed)

Felician Village is happy to announce that the Village Market Cafe will be open to the public in the Spring of 2023. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday 9:30am-1:30pm. Tasks include operate the register, pour coffee, dish out food, bag groceries, clean and sanitize tables. Volunteers will work directly with the Cafe supervisor. Must be at least 18.

Gardens Events/Backup Volunteers

This opportunity would be a great fit for individuals with just a casual interest in, or limited availability for volunteering. Occasionally one or more of our previously scheduled volunteers are not able to help with an activity they signed up for. For example, a Tuesday or Thursday morning exercise class, a dice game or Wii Bowling. Also some large group events may not have enough helpers. There are approximately six large events throughout the year. Most all of these activities are held during the day. In this role, you will be asked occasionally to help out, but you will never be obligated.

Helping Hands

Are you looking for a rewarding way to put your faith into action? Help our wheelchair-bound seniors attend worship service! Felician Village seeks volunteers to assist wheelchair-bound residents from their rooms to our campus Blessed Angela Chapel for worship services. No lifting and no experience required. All volunteers are trained and given individual guidance. We hope you will join us in providing this labor of love to our residents! Times: Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings, arrive @ 8:50am for a 9:30am service. Must be at least 18.

Felician Village On the Go Driver

Drive members to scheduled destinations within Manitowoc County in our new Chevy Equinox. Scheduled trips normally occur Monday-Friday. Hours vary monthly; you provide us your availability. Must be at least 21.

Handyman (as needed)

Looking for volunteers to perform minor repairs in Manitowoc County community members' homes. Tasks might include changing lightbulbs/batteries; tightening screws; changing filters; hanging photos; assembling small furniture or equipment; etc. Scheduled at your convenience. May be called upon once per quarter. Must be at least 18.

First Presbyterian Church
Help with Community Dinners

Each Wednesday First Presbyterian Church serves approximately 200 meals to the community. With rising inflation, this program has increasing importance to families struggling to make ends meet.

Volunteers are needed for kitchen prep work (Tuesdays or Wednesdays during the day) or serving (4:00-6:00pm Wednesdays). You can volunteer as often as fits your schedule.
Froedtert Health
Susan Senglaub

Website: Go to website
Espresso Connection Coffee Shop

Looking for a fun way to spend a few hours every week? Come be a barista in our Espresso Connection Coffee Shop. We currently have several shifts available. Looking for once-a-week commitment, 3 to 4-hour shifts.


Join our team of volunteers that help patients and families navigate the hospital campus. It is a great way to stay active while making a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Surgery Lounge Volunteer

We are looking for friendly and outgoing volunteers that would help keep visitors informed of their loved one's progress while waiting for them during their surgical procedure. In this role you will offer families snacks and keep them comfortable during their stay in our surgery lounge. This commitment is one 4-hour shift per week. Morning and afternoon shifts available.

Information Desk Volunteer

Do you love helping people? This role is for you at our information desk at Froedtert Holy Family Memorial Hospital. Duties include greeting patients and visitors, answering phones, giving directions, and working with our transport team to be sure the patient gets to their location safely. We are currently in need of afternoon and evening shifts (4:00-6:00pm).
Grow It Forward


Mindy Bauknecht


We're on a mission to provide people in need with dignified access to good food along with opportunities to grow, cook, share, and advocate for it!

Our healthy food access programs provide a healthy source of food for people who need it. We prioritize offering fresh and nutritious food in a dignified space and connecting people to other supports and resources they may need.


We are looking for volunteers to work in the food pantry, prep and serve the Soup Supper community meal, and work in our hydroponics flex farm and community garden.

Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum


Would you like to help tell Hamilton’s story? We are looking to get a few more people able to docent for our small and large group tours. Training is provided to help you make the Hamilton story your own and share it with our visitors.  Must be at least 18.
The Haven of Manitowoc County
Jenine Soucoup

Website: Go to website

General Office Work

We are looking for volunteers to perform general office work, particularly answering the phone Monday-Friday 4-8pm. Any days you could help out would be greatly appreciated!

Shelter Monitor Weekends

Saturday and Sunday every other weekend, 8:00am-Noon and Noon-4:00pm.

Volunteers will be trained in what is expected during a particular shift. Must be at least 21.

Shelter Monitor Helpers

Answer phones Monday-Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm.

Heartland Hospice


Brenda Bertram



Hospice Companionship Volunteer

Is something missing in your life? Is something tugging at your heart, whispering to you to do something meaningful for others? Heartland Hospice is seeking volunteers who want to respond to the whispering heard by their heart! If you are ready to give compassion, care, laughter, and joy to Hospice patients in your community, volunteering for ProMedica may be just the thing for which you've been looking. As a volunteer, you will have an opportunity to enrich the lives of others. You will meet and hear the stories of a wide variety of patients and their families. We provide training and support to help you get the best experience from your volunteering as possible. You can donate as much or as little of your time as you desire. Must be at least 18.

Vigil Volunteer

Provide comfort and a supportive presence to patients and their families during their final days and moments. Your compassion ensures that no one faces the end of life alone.

Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer

Offer your time, company, and experience to fellow veterans on their final journey. Just one hour twice a month can make a world of difference.

Hope House of Manitowoc County
Kristin Gresl

Website: Go to website

Are you looking for a rewarding way to help others? Volunteers make Hope House possible. Our team of volunteers provides compassionate support for those working on their goals during a challenging time in their lives. Join us as we help guide them to independence.


You may socialize with residents, welcome new families, and assist our families by providing a listening ear. Some days, just asking “How was your day?” can show you care and that they are not alone. Volunteers may conduct children's activities, help with homework, watch a movie or put a puzzle together with children. Or if you prefer to read a book or stay in our volunteer office, your interaction is at your comfort level.


Volunteer shifts are 3 hours long and are available each week with no obligations. Even one shift a month is a great help to us. You can join our 7-week rotation cycle to be notified of open shifts, or let us know if you can be a volunteer back-up, too. Sometimes volunteers are not able to come in and we call our back-up volunteers to help fill last minute shifts. You are not obligated to sign up, we just ask if you are available.


Daytime: Saturdays and Sundays 8-11am, 11am-2pm, 2-5pm

Evening: Shifts are from 5-8pm each night


Would you like to see what we’re all about? We would be happy to give you a tour and learn more about our Mission and how we serve those in need. Homelessness can happen to anyone, each story is unique. We provide a safe space for families to stay while they reach housing stability. Training is available online and at your convenience. We also need volunteers for special projects which may include painting walls, cleaning and reorganizing our storage room and more. Groups are welcome too! Click the links at the left to learn more about us.

Melissa Charles

Website: Go to website
Children's Services

Plan activities with children and/or families. Play games, do crafts, teach a skill, make a new snack, help with homework, supervise children in the shelter during support group, etc. Activities can be provided by families, adults or groups in the evening, weekends, or during the day in summer.

Shelter Helper

Assist residents as needed with daily living skills: applying for jobs and housing, making meals, budgeting, etc. Plan activities such as games or crafts for adults. Can be done anytime by individuals, families or groups.

Maintenance/Building & Grounds Volunteer

Looking for a maintenance volunteer (or several volunteers) that would be interested in a variety of tasks to help with upkeep of our building and grounds. This could include replacing lightbulbs, furnace filters, etc.; minor repairs in administrative and shelter buildings; ordering building and maintenance supplies; picking up food orders; shelving donated items in storeroom and rotating stock; sweeping near entryways and outside sitting areas; filling toilet paper, paper towel and soap dispensers; other maintenance duties as assigned. Must be at least 18.

Sexual Assault On-Call Advocacy (SAVS)

Are you calm under difficult situations? Are you skilled at offering support to those who have experienced trauma? We are looking for volunteers to be on call for two 12-hour shifts per month to provide crisis intervention and support for victims, family members, and friends. Twenty hours of training provided. Must be at least 18.
Lakeshore Humane Society

Website: Go to website

Dog Walkers

The basic function of a Dog Walker is to provide exercise and enrichment to the dogs in our care. This primarily includes dog walking and field trips to pre-approved locations. Must be at least 18 and have a valid driver's license.

Various Duties

  • Laundry
  • Dishes
  • Kennel cleaning
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Cat socializing
Manitowoc County Historical Society
Devinne Fackelman

Website: Go to website
Various Positions

Volunteers are a vital part of MCHS’s success as a groundbreaking institution. By donating your time and talent, you help us build toward an exciting future. Join in the fun and become a volunteer! Meet new friends, experience a unique look at history and become part of the exceptional Manitowoc County Historical Society experience.

Shifts are available weekdays, weekends, and evenings. All areas of assistance are needed - Welcome Center front desk shifts, painting, grounds keeping and gardening, experience leaders, data entry... there is always something to do and fun to be had!

Must be at least 18.
Manitowoc County Human Services Department
Erin Stiefvater

Website: Go to website

CST Mentors

The youth involved in the CST program are in need of mentors. This has been one of the most successful services that the CST has offered to our youth, and due to program growth there is a greater need for mentors. Mentors are volunteers who are willing to dedicate one hour or more a week to youth in our community who would benefit from a consistent adult relationship. Must be at least 18.
Manitowoc Public Library
Website: Go to website

Adult Literacy Tutor

Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with adults seeking to improve basic literacy and English language skills. Tutoring times are flexible to suit volunteer's availability. Tutors typically spend about 1-2 hours/week tutoring. No prior tutoring or teaching experience is required - just patience and the desire to help another adult. Training is provided as are all tutoring materials. Must be at least 18.

Contact for this position:

Patti Fellows



Northeastern Wisconsin Great Lakes Sport Fishermen


Martin Gregory



Website: Go to website

General Assistance as Needed

Events and ongoing projects such as:

  • Fish Raising at Lincoln Park (a year-long project)
  • Annual Banquet Fundraising Dinner & Raffle
  • Annual Fourth of July Weekend Fishing Derby
Rahr-West Art Museum
Diana Bolander

Website: Go to website

Tour Guide

Tour guides will guide groups of visitors of all ages through the museum on guided tours and engage them in conversations and activities relating to exhibits. Enthusiasm for art and history are required. Tours generally occur during museum open hours, Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am – 4:00pm and weekends from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Primary audiences are grade school children and retired adults but vary by group. Must be at least 18.
The Salvation Army Manitowoc County
Lori Hagenow
Lisa Stricklin

Application: Online application
Celebrate Freedom - Prison/Jail Aftercare Mentor

Mentors offer support and connection to help individuals as they work to reclaim their life after incarceration. Monthly group meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm and the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:00am. Mentors are asked to be in touch with their assigned participants between meetings to remind them of upcoming meetings or special events and as needed to help direct to various resources if there is a need.

Pick-up Driver

Driver needed for food pick-ups from local grocery stores and restaurants using The Salvation Army 12-passenger and/or box truck. It is helpful if driver is DOT certified allowing for more flexibility with scheduling. This is not a requirement for the Wednesday pick-up opportunity.

Pick-up drivers needed Monday - Wednesday 8:00-10:00am and Friday 8:00-10:00am. If you are willing to stay a little longer and weigh and count the items picked up, that is greatly appreciated, but not required.

Volunteer application, Driver MVR paperwork, as well as Safe from Harm Training required. DOT physical clearance expense is covered by The Salvation Army.

Pantry Food Worker

Shop with clients and light stocking. Every other Monday 1:00pm-5:00pm; every other Tuesday 9:00am-12:30pm; Wednesday 9:00am-12:30pm.   Must be at least 18.

Community Canteen

Our Canteen truck goes out in the community the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month May - August with other community organizations. Must be at least 18.
Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice
Tracy Arens
920-467-1800 or 1-866-467-2011

Website: Go to website

Patient Visitors

As a patient visitor volunteer you will work with our patients and families through social visits, providing a crucial role in compassionate support and companionship. You may engage in conversation, provide respite care, or offer other supportive help. You may also choose to become a part of our No One Dies Alone program, ensuring patients at end of life are never alone.

We Honor Veterans

If you are a current or former member of the military or foreign service, you are eligible to volunteer as part of our We Honor Veterans program. Volunteers who are veterans can help recognize patients who are veterans with a special ceremony or through social and companionship visits.

Two Rivers Senior Center
Website: Go to website

Facebook Page: Go to FB page
BINGO Facilitators

Every Friday we have BINGO Brunch, where both individuals and businesses can come in, provide light brunch food, and facilitate BINGO. The commitment would be 8:45-11:15am on the Friday of your choosing. Let Megan Marchant know if you or your staff would be interested in participating by emailing her at megmar@two-rivers.org.

Kitchen Volunteers

Job Duties: Package cold and hot meals for meal recipients, as directed, in a clean and safe manner. Load coolers for delivery by route, ensuring completeness and accuracy. Assist in serving lunch at the Senior Center. Wash dishes, clean, and sanitize work areas.

Requirements: No food service experience is needed; our staff will guide you. Volunteer should enjoy working in teams and be able to adhere to safety and health codes, stand for long periods of time, and work within time constraints.

Weekday availability between 8:00am and 1:00pm. Must be at least 18.

Contact Mary Omillian at 920.793.7266 or maromi@two-rivers.org.
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Greg Lutz

Website: Go to website

Pub Desk Greeter

Greet and direct guests to the rooftop bar. Be available to assist with cleanup at the end of the evening. Answer questions and monitor museum entrances and galleries.

Tour Group Docent

Greet bus tour groups and give them instructions/direction upon arrival. Help organize the group into smaller groups for tours. If requested, be a gallery guide and answer questions. Assist the groups with any special needs during the visit.

Education Assistant

Assist with school groups by teaching a program to students, reading books to young children, and/or giving gallery tours (maybe on the submarine too). Shifts and hours will vary depending on group sizes and visit times.

Tour Assistant

Sit at our Tour Guide desk and help visitors with our new audio tour. Assist them in downloading or using it, give directions for getting into the sub, go over the rules, answer questions, and monitor the security cameras.

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