Appleton school district seeks volunteer tutors

By Kara PattersonRSVP Program Assistant Recruiting and enrolling tutors for its United for Reading Success and Math Achievement Partnership programs is high on the Appleton Area School District’s back-to-school checklist for August. “We are going full force,” said Julie Bargholtz, the district’s coordinator of community engagement. “Our volunteers are back in the schools.” After an […]

Habitat Senior Crew Lays Foundation for Success

By Kara PattersonRSVP Program Assistant Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity Senior Crew member Bill Stoeger takes seriously his commitment to construction of safe and affordable housing in the community. “When I retired, I set some goals for myself,” said Stoeger, of Appleton, who started volunteering at Habitat in 2009 and has been an […]

Volunteers help blood center’s operations flow smoothly

By Jeff Zdrale Jessica Klingberg hit the road running in her new position as volunteer services manager at The Community Blood Center, 4406 W. Spencer in Appleton. Klingberg already had worked for The Community Blood Center (CBC) in several capacities before starting in her current role. I had visited with Klingberg’s predecessor, Heather Duvall, for […]

Pen Pal Program creates joy for letter writers & recipients

By Kara PattersonRSVP Program Assistant Lorna Hamilton carefully saves the colorful cards she receives in the mail from her pen pals at Brewster Village through the Pen Pal Program, the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program’s newest service opportunity. Hamilton’s pen pals at Brewster Village – a short-term rehabilitation and long-term care community in Grand Chute […]