Giving back is a way of life for this RSVP member

Working with people and assisting them come naturally for Janie Stevenson, who retired from the healthcare field in August 2014, then joined the RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program. The Appleton resident plays in the bell choir at Memorial Presbyterian Church and volunteers for Lutheran Social Services’ program, Making the Ride Happen. She also volunteers with Limited […]

Families in crisis turn to LEAVEN for assistance

Spring is a busy time at the Limited Emergency Assistance Valley Ecumenical Network (LEAVEN). The winter moratorium in Wisconsin ended on April 15, so consumers who have outstanding utility bills and haven’t made arrangements for payment can have their utility service disconnected. But families can turn to LEAVEN for assistance. In the case of outstanding […]

The Volunteer Center Welcomes Leah Thibodeau

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 by

Help us welcome our new Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Leah Thibodeau! Leah’s experience with leading volunteers and volunteer programs makes her a great addition to the Volunteer Center. Read a little more about Leah below, in her own words: I am so happy to introduce myself as the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at The Volunteer Center. I’ve […]

Nominate for the Youth Alliance Awards Today!

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 by

Now is your chance to nominate a deserving young member of your community! The 24th Annual Youth Alliance Awards ceremony will take place on Friday, April 28, at Liberty Hall in Kimberly. All individuals and organizations throughout the Fox Valley are encouraged to nominate youth individuals and youth groups who have demonstrated a commitment to […]

The Volunteer Center Welcomes Joseph Quinnell

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 by

Change Brings Opportunity It’s an exciting time for the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin! Please join us in welcoming Joseph Quinnell as the Interim Excutive Director. Quinnell will be working closely with our dedicated team of Volunteer Center staff, board members and community volunteers as we renew and expand our efforts to connect volunteers […]

Now Accepting Teams for the 2017 Human Race

2017 HUMAN RACE IS ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR NONPROFIT TEAMS 17th annual Human Race presented by Community First Credit Union to take place May 6, 2017 The Volunteer Center’s Human Race is a non-competitive 5k or 1 mile walk/run benefitting local non-profit organizations. Non-profits, church groups, clubs and other interested organizations can register to raise funds […]

RSVP Reading Tutors Make a Big Difference at Sunrise Elementary

Super heroes come in many different shapes, sizes and colors and one area teacher defines them as her volunteer reading tutors. Mary Wydeven, who teaches first grade at Sunrise Elementary in the Kimberly Area School District, has been working with volunteers with the RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) 55+ Volunteer Program for 15 years. […]

Volunteer Center Announces Departure of Executive Director

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 by

Effective January 31, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin announces Julia Drobeck has left the organization where she served as Executive Director for more than 20 years. This is a mutual agreement and we are both going in new directions. As many of you know, her leadership was […]

VolunteerFEST Brings Good to the Community

“But the real prize of the evening seemed to be the treasured work that lies ahead for this enthusiastic group of do-gooders!” By Ronda Seubert, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator On November 29, 2016, the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin hosted its 4th Annual VolunteerFEST at Waverly Beach in Menasha.  It was a free and family […]