Local non-profit organizations—don’t forget to contact the Volunteer Center with your volunteer needs, we are here to help you get the word out!

Volunteer Center Connection

Peninsula Music Festival

Consider this your official invitation to join the team of Ushers and Parking Attendants for the 2017 Peninsula Music Festival. Beginning August 1st, a season of amazing concerts by a professional symphony orchestra is held at the Door Community Auditorium. Assist patrons to their assigned seats before the concert, and after intermission, and assist with post-concert clean up of the venue. Ushers and Parking Attendants get to enjoy a great concert once their work is done, so please consider this enjoyable volunteer opportunity! Contact Jill with the Peninsula Music Festival to get help out.

Door County Humane Society

The Door County Humane Society is committed to providing a safe haven for lost and homeless pets. One of the best ways to welcome visitors and potential adopters to the shelter is by keeping the building sparkling clean! A good first impression is essential! They need help sweeping and mopping the floors, cleaning the public restrooms, dusting, straightening and stocking the information center, and so much more. If you would like to make a difference and help the homeless animals of Door County, they need you! Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Volunteers must be able to work independently after training. Another way to help out at the Door County Humane Society is to become a cat colony helper. Keeping their cats happy and healthy starts with where they live while at the shelter--in the cat colonies. Help keep the cat colonies in the best shape possible by cleaning the rooms, filling cats’ food and water bowls, maintaining bedding and toys for the cats, and, of course, giving some love and attention to the cats! Volunteers need to be at least 16 years old. Volunteers need to be able to lift moderately heavy bins - cat food, litter, etc. Contact the Door County Humane Society to get involved.

Door County Habitat for Humanity

Door County Habitat for Humanity acts in partnership with our community to extend a "hand up" to help others acquire and own decent and affordable housing. They are currently working on their 40th home build in Door County! There are several ways you can help out Habitat for Humanity. Site Hosts and Hostesses are such an important part of our volunteer base! This person is present at the work site on build days (generally Tuesdays and Thursdays). They greet the construction volunteers and any contractors as they arrive on site and assist in setting up snack and lunch after it is delivered. During the summer, the site hostess makes sure the volunteers have water to drink to keep them hydrated. Do you like to cook or bake? Habitat for Humanity has a job for you! They want to make sure their volunteers are receiving proper nourishment while they are on work sites. They generally like to serve a morning snack and a noon lunch. This is a great way for people to take part in the Habitat mission without doing construction work - and it is the favorite part of most of the construction volunteers' day! Are you involved with a group or restaurant that would like to help? This is a great activity for groups such as the Boy Scouts. Restaurants, you would get great exposure supporting a local non-profit organization by donating a snack or meal. Individuals can also provide freezer meals to be saved for unplanned added workdays.

Ephraim Historical Foundation

Become an Ephraim Historical Foundation tour guide! The Ephraim Historical Foundation offers both electric tram tours and walking tours of Ephraim from June through October. Tours are very popular with visitors and becoming a tour guide is a great way to learn more about Ephraim while meeting new people. Tour guides must be comfortable talking in front of a group. Tram tour guides must be comfortable with and able to drive a small vehicle. Walking tour guides must be able to walk the entire tour. The Ephraim Historical Foundation also is looking for help with candy sales and greeting visitors at the Anderson Store Museum. The Museum features an old fashioned candy counter. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the history of Ephraim and the Anderson family while meeting lots of new people. Candy Counter Helpers are needed from June-October.These volunteers should be comfortable handling money and interacting with all types of visitors.

Crossroads at Big Creek

Crossroads at Big Creek is always looking for volunteers. The volunteers of Crossroads call themselves Friends of Crossroads. The group meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm at the Collins Learning Center to plan activities and projects to benefit Crossroads. Friends contribute their time and talent by hosting events, decorating for the seasons, helping create exhibits, painting, gardening, cleaning, planting trees, removing invasive species, helping with school groups and doing mailings. Friends organize volunteers and sponsor the Community Ski Program, Crossroads Trail Run 2k,5k,10k, and Family History Day. Stop in or contact Crossroads at Big Creek to join their group of volunteers!

Northern Sky Theater

Become a star! Volunteer at Northern Sky Theater! There are many stars at Northern Sky Theater. Some of them you see on the stage in their wonderful original productions. Others may be less obvious at first, but are just as essential to their success. They are volunteers. Without the help of volunteers Northern Sky would not be able to provide the excellent entertainment they do at such affordable prices. Volunteers are a critical component of the Northern Sky experience. They are entrusted with the care of the theater patrons. As a show volunteer, you may be asked to usher, assist with parking, shuttle patrons on a golf cart, sell merchandise or concessions, greet patrons as they come up the path to the theater, seat handicapped patrons, or seat patrons in the Reserved Section. Northern Sky Theater’s summer season runs from June 14th through August 26th. Each year over 35,000 devoted patrons enjoy a cozy night of comedy and musical theater under the stars at the Northern Sky Amphitheater in Peninsula State Park. Contact Northern Sky Theater to get involved in this fun volunteer opportunity!

Ridges Sanctuary

Volunteers are the backbone of The Ridges and the core of many of their important programs. Over 150 dedicated individuals assist their staff in a number of different areas including: Nature Center Staffing – if you like to work face-to-face with people, this is the job for you! Volunteers greet and orient visitors to the Sanctuary, collect trail fees, and staff the Nature Store. You’ll learn about the Sanctuary and meet alot of interesting people. You can also be part of the Wednesday Crew - This dedicated group of men and women meets weekly throughout the year to work on a variety of projects: trail construction and maintenance, repair and upkeep of buildings and boardwalks, and many other duties necessary to keeping the Sanctuary’s properties and facilities in great shape.

Aseracare Hospice

Aseracare Hospice is looking for caring Volunteers who are available who specialize in bereavement support or who would like to develop more skills in this area. Usually, these volunteers have prior training, skills or experiences that will enhance their ability to support those who are grieving the loss of a hospice patient. Bereavement volunteers may also be asked to assist with administrative tasks such as working with mailings, support groups, as well as memorial events. Bereavement volunteers are asked to attend all required sessions of the Administrative and/or Direct Volunteer TrainingOrientation, including specific training regarding grief support and bereavement care. Bereavement Volunteers who intend to participate in both administrative and direct care tasks will receive training for Direct Volunteers in addition to a basic administrative orientation. Please contact Aseracare Hospice to get involved with this unique opportunity to help others as a bereavement volunteer. Local Non-Profits don’t forget to contact us with your volunteer needs! The Volunteer Center of Door County is here to help you get the word out.

Neighbor to Neighbor

Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers strives to assist and comfort people experiencing problems arising from conditions or limitations that lead to a deterioration in their quality of life. There are several ways you can get involved with Neighbor to Neighbor. Consider being a Medical Equipment Loan Worker. You will receive phone calls at home or on a cell phone for medical equipment loan requests, schedule appointments, and meets clients at the equipment storage facility.. Work shifts are available during the daytime on weekdays. You can determine the amount of time you are on call and the shifts that work with your schedule. You can also volunteer for Neighbor to Neighbor as an office assistant. This volunteer answers phone calls and face-to-face inquiries, refers clients to the appropriate medical equipment volunteer, accepts equipment donations and records donor information, takes messages, provides organization information when requested and provides additional office support as requested. These special volunteers withNeighbor to Neighbor should have the ability to relate to older adults, family caregivers and those who are ill, be compassionate and a good listener and respect confidentiality.
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