Celebrating Local Youth: The 2019 Youth Alliance Awards

Volunteer Fox Cities presented the 26th Annual Youth Alliance Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley. The Fox Cities Youth Alliance Awards seek to recognize the spirit of volunteerism as found in the future leaders of our community and encourage young people and adults to take hold of that same spirit in their own lives. 

Volunteering Helped Freedom Woman Navigate her Life

Dee Spiegel used to be a shy person, but volunteering through the years changed that. “Now I’m singing karaoke,” she said, smiling. She and her husband, Harlin, lived in Freedom for more than 59 years. After he had a stroke in 2003, she cared for him for 15 years. During that time she continued volunteering, […]

Volunteer Opens up the World to Homebound Residents

Reading is important to Clarice Belling. That is why this member of the Retired & Senior Volunteer 55+ Program has been participating in the Appleton Public Library’s Walking Books program for the last 14 years. Volunteers of this program deliver materials to homebound patrons. In 2018, the library’s circulation to Walking Books patrons totaled 1,903. […]

4imprint Hops on the Give Back Bus

Sixteen people get on a bus to an unknown location to do a secret project. It might sound like the premise for a mystery novel, but a group of 4imprint-ers got to live it first-hand with a volunteering adventure on the Give Back Bus!

Volunteer Role Becomes Good Fit for an Active Lifestyle

When Gail Gertsch had a hip replaced nearly two decades ago she worried that it might slow her down, but she found that exercising and keeping active works wonders. She joined an arthritis aquatic class in the warm-water pool at the downtown YMCA in Appleton and continues to volunteer in the community. Gertsch, who retired […]

Volunteers Keep Active by Serving & Connecting to Their Community

Volunteers play an important role for ThedaCare in the Fox Cities. At ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton, volunteers are stationed at the west entrance, main entrance, outpatient surgery, Soliel Coffee Shop, Gift Shop and Chandler Waiting Room, as well as other locations. Volunteers also are stationed at the Endoscopy Desk at Encircle Health and at the […]

RSVP Member New to Our Community Feels Right at Home

Bea Brown knew that volunteering would help her meet people, but she didn’t know that it also would open up a door to one of her passions in life. She and her husband, Jim, moved to Appleton from International Falls, Minn., in 2016 to be closer to their son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren who live […]

Volunteers become part of the team at Ascension St. Elizabeth

Volunteers at Ascension NE Wisconsin – St. Elizabeth Campus keep engaged and feel part of the organization, according to Renee Trzebiatowski, the manager of volunteer services. Staff members at the hospital not only train their volunteers and work with them, but they make them feel part of their department by inviting them to activities and […]