RSVP member’s love of English bridges literacy gap

Nancy Pierce retired in 2001 as a registrar at a local hospital, but feels she may have missed her calling in life. “I love English,” she said. “I wish I had gone to college to be an English teacher.” I like the interaction between student and teacher.” The 81 year-old Kaukauna resident uses her passion […]

Fox Valley Literacy Council Helps Adults Succeed and Become Part of the Community

Fox Valley Literacy Council indicates that there are more than 12,500 people in Outagamie County who lack basic literacy skills. To combat this alarming statistic, the nonprofit organization provides free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring for adults in basic reading, writing, English Language Learning and Adult Basic English. It also conducts small classes in citizenship and conversation. […]

Falls Prevention Program for Older Adults Proven Effective

Wisconsin ranks No. 1 in the nation for the number of falls for people age 65 and older, and a local agency aims to do something about it. The Aging and Disability Resource Center is sponsoring Stepping On, a program that has proven to reduce falls and build confidence for older adults. Physical therapists, pharmacists, […]

Volunteering in the Community Becomes a Way of Life

Volunteering isn’t just a way to pass time for Barb Ketter – it’s a lifestyle. She volunteers at Community Child Care Center, helps with special events at Westside Elementary School, serves meals at Loaves and Fishes and has been volunteering at the St. Bernadette rummage sale for the last three decades. “I get back more […]

VFC Celebrates One Year on WHBY

Posted on Aug 9, 2018 by

Happy On-the-Air Anniversary to us! For the past year, we’ve featured 50 (FIFTY!) local nonprofits on WHBY during radio interviews, highlighting their volunteer opportunities and special events throughout the year. Once per week, and we’re still going strong!  We’ve also provided an outlet for them to record a PSA (for FREE!) while they join us […]

Hospice Helps Patients Discover Joy & Comfort in Each New Day

Hospice is not a loss of hope. It is about living your life to the fullest, in comfort and joy, until the end, according to ThedaCare at Home Hospice. The agency operates two hospice inpatient facilities, both located at the Heritage Peabody Community in Appleton. Jane Shea, hospice volunteer coordinator, explained that hospice was founded […]

The Give Back Bus Hits the Road

Posted on Jun 5, 2018 by

If you’re going to volunteer, is it really that important to know where you’re going? Think about it… have you ever volunteered without knowing? Whatever your reason for volunteering, you probably knew where you were headed. But that’s not the case for those jumping on the Give Back Bus. These die-hard volunteers only had a […]

The Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin becomes “Volunteer Fox Cities”

Posted on Jun 1, 2018 by

The Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin is proud to unveil a new logo and name, “Volunteer Fox Cities,” beginning June 1, 2018. The new, modern logo and name change symbolizes a progressive way to continue sharing our organization’s mission of making volunteer connections. Throughout this process, we used a skills-based volunteer to complete the re-branding […]