Adult Tutor Provides Community Connection

Helping Latinos who are struggling with communication is one of Tom Stenklyft’s passions. The process brings him back to his roots. His grandparents emigrated from Sweden and in her later years as a widow, his grandmother lived with his family. He recalls her broken English and the difficulty she had with pronouncing the letter “j.” […]

Making The Ride Happen Provides Lifeline to Older Adults

An expert with the Gerontological Society of America regards social isolation as a silent killer because it places people at higher risk for a variety of poor health outcomes. Lenard Kaye, who spoke before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging in April, also reported that more Americans are living in isolation than ever before. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Riverview Gardens Offers a Place to Grow

It’s planting season at Riverview Gardens in Appleton and leaders of this 77-acre job-training program with an urban farm, park space and hydroponics greenhouse are looking for volunteers to help plant the seeds of positive work ethics, good social skills and team work for participants of its job training program. That’s where RSVP comes in. […]

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 […]