Join In - Get Involved!"To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world." ~ Dr Suess
Looking to Volunteer during this COVID19 Emergency?
Did you know?
- The majority of our wonderful volunteers are age 70 + and considered High Risk for COVID19.
- We currently serve over 500 meals a day…and we expect this to increase.
We are looking to temporarily expand our volunteer pool.
We are gathering information for persons who may be able to assist in an emergency for projects to get essentials to older adults and persons with disabilities that are home bound and isolated. We can’t guarantee everyone will be needed and will try our best to be in touch with everyone who steps forward. Needs can change daily as this emergency situation unfolds.
To protect the people we serve, and our volunteers, we will complete a background check on all who sign up. In addition we do use the CDC COVID-19 assesment tool daily with all volunteers.
Short and Sweet
Due to the urgency of this need, we have created a temporary condensed volunteer registration form.
Thank you for helping your community!
ADRC has so many ways for you to get join our family.
Check out the opportunities below.
See something interesting? Let’s talk!
If you have a talent/interest to share that’s not listed – we want to hear from you! Let’s get together to see how you can use those talents to become part of the ADRC family.
Homebound Meal Delivery
Deliver lunch and a smile to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities in Brown County, Monday – Friday. Most volunteers like to drive one day a week, but you can also choose to drive twice a month or as often as you like. A mileage stipend is available. If you enjoy meeting new people and want to really make a difference in someone’s life this is for you.
Dining Site Assistant
Assist with serving a noon meal to guests at dining sites in the community.
Grounded Café Volunteer
Join the Grounded Café a non-profit program of the ADRC which exists to provide job training for person with disabilities. Assist in so many ways; food prep, serving, busing tables, greeting guests, assisting Barista Trainees.
Be part of the mission “Experiencing joy and friendship while developing employable skills”
Welcome Center Ambassadors
Special persons who love to meet new visitors and help them feel welcome at the ADRC. Join a team who greets and directs customers, assists with Loan Closet equipment check-out/in, makes event reminder calls, helps with class registrations, and other clerical projects as needed.
Magazine Preparation and Delivery
Help us get the word out about the ADRC! Choose one or both of these opportunities. Once a month spend an hour with others to prepare the ADRC Magazine for distribution. And/or deliver magazines to businesses, agencies, and apartment buildings around the county. Use your own vehicle. Detailed route map is provided.
Dementia Program Volunteer
Memory Cafe Volunteers visit with and assist persons with memory loss participate in activities at these wonderful cafes. Memory Cafes are held at a number of locations, days, times throughout the month. Pick once a month or more. Time commitment is about 2 hours per cafe session.
Medicare Outreach Volunteer
Do you like public speaking and helping people get the information they need to make great decisions about their healthcare? This is for you. Assist customers in understanding Medicare programs through group presentations and individual counseling. Presentations take you to various sites around Brown County. Meet lots of new people! Time commitment is 2-3 hours per month. Knowledge and experience in Medicare is beneficial but not required as training is provided.
Prevention Program Volunteer
Help run and plan educational health related classes. Perfect for persons who are comfortable speaking in a group session. If you are interested in how to live a healthy lifestyle and help others too, even those with chronic conditions check this opportunity out. Other ways to help are creative writing, strategy, and getting the word out to people about staying healthy and active. Training provided.
Programming & Event Volunteer
Brainstorm ideas for potential classes and events. Be part of a crew assisting with set-up and clean-up.
Advocacy - Let Your Voice Be Heard
Advocate for those whose voices may not be heard. Join a group of passionate people looking to make a difference.
Volunteering in Groups
Once a year in late October the ADRC teams up with the Volunteer Center for Make a Difference Day. Your group can help seniors and adults with disabilities maintain their homes by getting the outside of their homes ready for winter. The Volunteer Center recruits and coordinates volunteer groups and the ADRC gathers the wishes. Maintaining a home is very expensive and labor intensive. Living on a fixed income can make this impossible. You’ll be helping them continue to live in the homes they love.