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Hello Friends,

As some of you know, Volunteer Connection was born out of the closing of RSVP of Walworth County. The then Board of Directors decided it provided so many services to the Walworth County communities, that it should continue. That’s when Volunteer Connection, Inc. became it’s own independent 501(c)3. There have been some challenges over the past 12 years, but thanks to our Board of Directors and Volunteers, Volunteer Connection has weathered it all. It could not be done by one person, it takes a community to work together, helping each other.

A Tale of Care

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Local Volunteering Matters!

This April, one of our TeleCare Volunteers was not able to reach a TeleCare client on the calling list. Following procedure, the emergency contact for that client could not be reached either. Our TeleCare Volunteer continued to followed procedure and notified the local Police Department to perform a wellness check, which they willingly do for TeleCare. They found the client had suffered a stroke and immediately transported her to the hospital. That daily check was able to again saved a life. Thank you TeleCare Volunteers! Volunteers are so very important.

ONE TIME EVENT

Mock Jury - Trial - Skills Program

Wednesday May 11th from 9:30 - Noon at the Grand Geneva Resort

 

They are back and they need our help! 30 volunteers needed as Jury Duty practice for the class from Wisconsin State Public Defenders in Madison

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"Be proud of the volunteering you do. Be proud if you have found new ways to serve or made adaptions to make your service safer. Just by sharing a smile in passing, you can offer hope or comfort to someone.“
Take care, Patti

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ONE TIME EVENT

CITY OF DELAVAN – PARKS & RECREATION
MUD RUN

(3 Volunteers) Meet at Delavan Mill Pond Building

June 18 – 8am to noon

*Guide participants through courses

*Start line send participants off

CITY OF DELAVAN – PARKS & RECREATION
DOWNHILL DERBY

July 23 – 10am to 4pm

Meet at Veterans Memorial Park

*Start line releasing derby cars   *Finish line keep track who won   *Announce which racer is next   *Supervise area & organize racers   *Take derby cars from finish to staging area   *Take derby cars from staging area to start line

Volunteers are asked to please stick around for cleanup

Click the Flyer for more info!

CALL 262-472-9632 TO VOLUNTEER

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

ASSOCIATION for the PREVENTION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE — APFV
-Elkhorn

Fun special event fundraiser is coming up in October for this well run

organization which is such a huge support to Walworth County citizens.

They require 20 Volunteer for a Barn Dance.

An on-call Volunteer is needed after 4:30 p.m. to perform nursing exams on sexual assault victims.

Training is provided

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ROCKIN’ RESPITE-
New in Whitewater

Dementia Friendly Community Initiative

Make a difference in the lives of caregivers and those they care for.

Play, do simple art projects, sing, and just plain have fun!

A nurse supervises the site for guests.

Offer respite for caregivers of high functioning individuals.

Volunteer shifts from 9 to 12:30 or 12:30 to 3:30.

INSPIRATION MINISTRIES -Fontana

Multiple Positions to volunteer!

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Administration: Conduct phone calls on behalf of the ministry Help with mailings Project research Distribute marketing materials Create documents using Microsoft

Office Building & Grounds: Gardening Small construction or maintenance projects Spring & fall cleanup

Camp Thrive: Certified camp counselors to assist campers with activities & field trips Kitchen, wait staff & registration help

Resident Engagement: Bible studies Resident visits Activities & special outings Swim with residents With meals – one on one

Transportation: Drive and accompany residents to and from appointments

Inspired Coffee: Assist baristas greeting, managing flow etc. Not required to work.

Development & Ministry Events: 6 events during the year: Boat & Car Auction spring & fall, Music for a cause, Move for a Cause, alive to thrive and Coffee for a Cause

BIG BROTHERS / BIG SISTERS

Make an impact on the future!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters is a highly respected, long-standing nationwide mentor program. They are a non-profit agency that matches children with adult Volunteers to help today’s youth reach their full potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Wisconsin serves Walworth, Rock, Jefferson and Dodge Counties. Their office is located in Delavan.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters works with children and volunteers through 2 types of programs which you can volunteer to be a part of:

--In the site based program, volunteers share the lunch period with their Little Brother or LIttle Sister, once a week during the school year at the child's school.

--In the community based program, volunteers spend time with their Little Brother or Little Sister for 2-4 hours, 3-4 times a month out in the community.

A volunteer's goal is to build confidence in their Little person and help to set them on the right path by nurturing the child, one on one or as a couple. Learn more about how you can impact a child's life.

Walworth County LITERACY COUNCIL

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Educates and partner with adult learners to reach their literacy goals, thereby empowering themselves, their families and communities.

Trained volunteer tutors teach one-on-one and small group classes of adults at public locations (typically libraries) and virtually throughout Walworth County.

WCLC literacy services include:  Adult Basic Education (ABE) Provide literacy support to individuals in reading, writing and math.  English as a Second Language (ESL) Support adults in their effort to speak, read, and write English.  U.S. Citizenship Prepare individuals for the naturalization test and interview.  General Education Degree (GED) Prepare students for the GED examination.  Walworth County Jail Literacy Provide literacy opportunities in reading, writing and math.

Training is provided.

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Telecare

Call homebound individuals for a wellness check between 8 and 9a.m. from the convenience of your home. Only one week commitment twice a year (some choose more.) Training provided

Aurora at Home

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Volunteers can visit with patients with precautions. Training for Volunteers is available in Burlington and Lake Geneva by VJ (she is awesome.)

Volunteers for home visits!

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SMILES - Darien

*Mow their laws with a zero turn mower
*Attend to the flower beds

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Set up and maintain flower garden
Visit with residents

Class Volunteers needed to groom, saddle, side walk & lead the horses
Office Volunteers need help with mailings and events
New program starts in June

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TWIN OAKS SHELTER - Darien

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Volunteers needed to help:
Sort donations 
Assist with projects  
Help with outdoor gardening 
Painting

LUTHERDALE - Elkhorn

EAST TROY MANOR - East Troy