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"To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world." ~ Dr Suess

2021 WPS Volunteer Awards

Join us online on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. to celebrate volunteers in the community.

    ADRC has so many ways for you to 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.

      Volunteer Opportunities

      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.

      Interested in volunteering at the ADRC? 

      We’d love to talk to you. 

      Please fill out this interest form so we can start talking about how you can use your talents and become part of the ADRC family.

      Use the comment box to tell us about your interests and talents beyond what is listed. We are always looking for new ideas!

      Wisconsin FoodShare

      Federal program created to stop hunger and improve health and nutrition. It helps income eligible families and individuals purchase the food they need for good health. The application process includes a phone interview with the Bay Lake Consortium and an online application at access.wisconsin.gov. Call the Bay Lake Consortium 1-888-794-5747 today to check for eligibility and complete your phone interview.

      The Homestead Tax Credit Program

      Designed to assist low income households offset the financial impact of property taxes and rent. Program eligibility is based on specific criteria including income, work status, age, and disability. Visit the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue website for eligibility and application information revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/ise-home.

      Income Tax Assistance Programs

      Wisconsin residents can take advantage of two programs designed to provide tax assistance for low income seniors and individuals with a disability. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a cooperative between the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) foundation. Both programs are staffed by volunteers who are trained by the IRS and DOR to prepare basic income tax returns for free. Visit the WI DOR website for eligibility and locations revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/pcs-vita.

      Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program - (WHEAP)

      Provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy related crisis situations. Most fuel types are eligible to receive assistance. There are a number of different programs a household can apply for.

      Brown County Health and Human Services is the place to apply for these programs. This Home Energy Assistance Programs link will take you to a website outlining the types of programs as well as application information or call the ADRC Benefit Specialists for more information.

      Operation Community Cares (OCC)

      Website for non-profit organized to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Volunteers available to pick-up and deliver food and basic needs for persons unable to get to the store and/or pantry.  Find registration information at the buttons below. If you are having trouble ADRC staff can help you register, call (920) 448-4300. 

      OCC is also looking for volunteers.  See Volunteer button for more information.

      Basic Needs

      Basic Needs Brown County Community Resources

      Booklet with descriptions and contact information for service providers for persons who are looking for services to meet their basic needs. Includes food, shelter, childcare, employment, medical, transportation, etc.

      Government Free Cell Phone Program

      A program called Lifeline that provides free and discounted cell phone service for qualifying low-income consumers.

      The Homestead Tax Credit Program

      Designed to assist low income households offset the financial impact of property taxes and rent. Program eligibility is based on specific criteria including income, work status, age, and disability. Visit the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue website for eligibility and application information.

      Income Tax Assistance Programs

      Wisconsin residents can take advantage of two programs designed to provide tax assistance for low income seniors and individuals with a disability. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a cooperative between the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) foundation. Both programs are staffed by volunteers who are trained by the IRS and DOR to prepare basic income tax returns for free. Visit the WI DOR website for eligibility and locations.

      Brown County Food Resources

      Information about pantries, community meals, food share, and other programs that provide food assistance.

      Despensas de Alimentos en el condado de Brown

      Un recurso con informacion sobre despensas de alimentos, comedores comunitarios, FoodShare y otras programas que proveen la assistencia de comida.

      Wisconsin FoodShare

      Federal program created to stop hunger and improve health and nutrition. It helps income eligible families and individuals purchase the food they need for good health. The application process includes a phone interview with the Bay Lake Consortium and an online application. Call the Bay Lake Consortium 1-888-794-5747 today to check for eligibility and complete your phone interview.

      Advocacy Resources

      Disability Rights Wisconsin

      Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN)

      Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

      Survival Coalition of Wisconsin

      ABC for Health

      AARP

      National Council on Aging (NCOA)

      Medicare Rights Center

      Wisconsin FACETS

      De"MEN"tia Support Group - Virtual

      1st Tuesday each month

      9 - 9:45 am  Join by computer or phone!

      Call: 1-408-418-9388
      Access Code: 626 878 367
      Password: 1234

      Call Sheri Mealy at 920-764-1660 or email sheri.mealy@browncountywi.gov if you are intereste in participating or have questions.  Sheri can send a link for joining via computer.

      Support for men caring for loved ones with dementia.  Men often have different perspectives and experiences as caregivers.  Join this group, specifically designed and led by men to share successes and challenges of caring for a love one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.

      Go to this Men's Support Group Flyer for details.

      Dementia Support Group for Women - Virtual

      3rd Thursday each month

      9 - 10 am  Join by computer or phone!

      Call: 1-408-418-9388
      Access Code: 624 337 538
      Password: 1234

      Call Sheri Mealy at 920-764-1660 or email sheri.mealy@browncountywi.gov if you are intereste in participating or have questions.  Sheri can send a link for joining via computer.

      Don't miss out on connecting with fellow caregivers during this time.  Join this group to share successes and challenges of caring for a loved on with Alzheimer's or other dementia.

      Go to this Women's Support Group Flyer for details.

      Grief Group

      2nd Wednesday

      2 pm

      Learn about natural and normal grief responses, and tips for coping with loss. Have questions? Call Mandy 920-339-9065

      Healing Through Grief - Life After Caregiving

      3rd Wednesday

      4 - 5:30 pm

      A monthly meeting for spouses, partners, family members, and friends who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  Download this Healing Through Grief flyer

      Hispanic Support Group

      Date To Be Determined

       ¡El ADRC legustaria anunciar la adición de un grupo de apoyo en español! Una vez al mes, reuniremos a personas que experimenten cualquier tipo de discapacidad, física o mental, para proporcionar un lugar seguro para hablar, escuchar y simplemente estar allí para ayudarnos.  No hay obligación de hablar, está bien simplemente venry escuchar mientras buscamos unir más a la comunidad hispana aquí en el Condado de Brown. ¡Hasta pronto!

      Low Vision Support Group

      2nd Tuesday

      2 pm

      Anyone with low vision join us to share your experiences and learn from others. Covers technology and other information of interest.

      Mug Club - Virtual

      2nd Wednesday

      6 - 7 pm

      Join by computer or phone.

      Call: 1-414-655-0003
      Access Code: 161 715 6921
      Password: MugClub2020

      Call Teri Bradford 920-448-4320 or email teri.bradford@browncountywi.gov if you are interested in joining!

      A monthly gathering for families, friends, partners and other informal caregivers. Sponsored by Brown County Caregiver Coalition. Download this Mug Club flyer.

      NAMI

      1st Monday

      6:30 pm

      Support group for the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). Open to families and caregivers.

      Northeast Wisconsin RSD/CRPS Support Group

      2nd Tuesday

      6 - 8 pm

      Voices Behind the Fire. Our goal is to create a safe place for those diagnosed with RSD/CRPS (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) Family, friends, caregivers, and medical professionals are encouraged to join our group.

      Parkinson's Support Group

      2nd Tuesday

      12:30 pm

      Caregivers are welcome.

      Alzheimer's Assoc On-line Family Support Groups

      Alzheimer's Association hosts teleconference or on-line support groups for Family Caregivers. 

      There are a number of options for caregivers of persons with dementia, including Spanish speakers.  Click this Alzheimer's Association Support Group Flyer link for more information.

      Disabilities

      Employment Guide for Persons with Disabilities

      Outlines employment options including information on job assistance for older adults, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Examples are Social Security Administration Work Incentive programs, how to find funding, assistive technology, and legal issues and advocacy.

      Information and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

      List of organizations that assist persons with disabilities and their families. They help with finding services, assistive technology, and support groups in addition to providing education and advocacy on disability related issues, and so much more.

      Durable Medical Exquipment - Donate - Purchase Used List

      ADRC and Options for Independent Living Loan Closets are closed to lending and accepting items.

      List of sources for donating equipment you have or to purchase used equipment.  Examples are assistive devices for the bathroom, bedroom, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.  If you need to explore more options call ADRC at (920) 448-4300 for assistance.

      Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

      List of organizations that serve persons with disabilities with programs to help them stay active and learn new skills.

      Respite Options for People with Special Needs

      Explains what respite is, why it’s important, available respite options, and where to get assistance to sort through those options.

      ASPIRO

       Agency serving individuals with disabilities. Services include intervention, employment, day services, and more. 1673 Dousman St. Green Bay, WI. (920) 498-2599

      CP

      Provides aquatic exercise, therapy services, adult day services, childcare, advocacy, and information. 2801 South Webster Ave. Green Bay, WI. (920) 337-1122

      Curative Connections

      Offers a wide variety of services for older adults and adults with disabilities. Dementia, adult day services, training and employment, rehabilitation, transportation, and more. 2900 Curry Ln. Green Bay, WI. (920) 468-1161

      Options for Independent Living

      Disability showcase model home and office. Get hands on experience with assistive technology and adaptive equipment. Provides advocacy, peer support, information, and referral. 555 Country Club Rd. Green Bay, WI. (920) 590-0500

      ADRC Menu

      Take a look at the menu. Monthly menus include a variety of meals for every taste. (ADRC Menu for Homebound meal delivery, Community Cafes, and Pick-up.)

      Food Resources

      Brown County Food Resources

      Information about pantries, community meals, food share, and other programs that provide food assistance.

      Despensas de Alimentos en el condado de Brown

      Un recurso con informacion sobre despensas de alimentos, comedores comunitarios, FoodShare y otras programas que proveen la assistencia de comida.

      Food Delivery & Pick-up

      List of grocery stores offering online and phone ordering with at store pick-up or delivery.

      Community Meals Response to Coronavirus Emergency

      List of free community meal programs and changes to their emergency process during the Coronavirus Emergency. Includes school age free meal locations.

      Fully Cooked Meals Delivered to Your Door

      List of meal prep and delivery services. Order meals for weekly delivery.

      Wisconsin FoodShare

      Federal program created to stop hunger and improve health and nutrition. It helps income eligible individuals and families purchase the food they need for good health. The application process includes a phone interview with Bay Lake Consortium and filling out an online application. Call the Bay Lake Consortium 1-888-794-5747 today to check for eligibility and complete your phone interview.