Keeping active is in Keith Tomlinson’s DNA. The 75 year-old retired minister and chaplain has completed nine marathons and 11 half-marathons. Even after back surgery two years ago, he crossed the finish line of one more marathon. He runs in pain, but says the pain isn’t any worse when he is running than when he […]
Do you enjoy working in the garden, or on a farm? If so, Riverview Gardens may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. They always are looking for community volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, including seeding, watering, transplanting, harvesting, cleaning and packaging produce. Riverview Gardens, at 242 W. Seymour St., is […]
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.
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, […]
Rebuilding Together Fox Valley is often referred to as the best-kept secret in the Fox Valley. The nonprofit organization, with a staff of three, provides critical home repairs free of charge to low-income homeowners, giving them the ability to remain safe and healthy in their own homes. Last year, Rebuilding Together Fox Valley completed 49 […]
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. […]
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!
The Appleton Public Library will be adding a new volunteer role this year – job search assistant. The library is looking for volunteers who would like to work one-on-one with people, helping them with online job searches, resume creation and online job applications. Colleen Holz, the library’s volunteer coordinator and community partnership specialist, said she […]
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 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 […]