Volunteer Opportunities

GET INVOLVED!

Check out our volunteer opportunitites!  If you are interested in getting involved, e-mail Melinda@Live54218.org with your name, contact information, and at which event you would like to volunteer.  

We typically offer 2-3 hour shifts so that you have the opportunity to enjoy a portion of the event at which you are volunteering.  We also encourage adults to volunteer with their children.


YMCA Healthy Kids Day - Saturday, May 3; 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Shopko Hall

Join Live54218 as we celebrate a day of healthy fun for kids! Healthy Kids Day is national initiative aimed at helping children and their families lead healthier lifestyles and Live54218 will be making buttons with families and playing our famous GIANT Twister game with kids. Come help us show families how fun being healthy can be!

Shifts: 9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m and 12:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Open Streets Green Bay - Saturday, May 31; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Downtown Green Bay 
(http://openstreetsgreenbay.com/
Live54218 will be helping to coordinate the 2nd Annual Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay event. Open Streets is designed to allow the public to explore the streets using healthy and active transportation. There will also be entertainment for the entire family, so grab some friends/family members to volunteer and enjoy the event There are two options for volunteering:
  1. Volunteer at the Live54218 Activity Area: Make buttons with kids, talk to families about Live54218, and help facilitate the Live54218 relay race; Shifts: 8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  2. Volunteer along the Open Streets route with route set up or as a route assistant! Visit http://openstreetsgreenbay.com/volunteer/ to register as an Open Streets Volunteer

Bellin Expo and Kids Run - Friday, June 13; 3:00 p.m. at Astor Park in Green Bay 
(http://bellinrun.com/information/schedule-of-events)
Join Live54218 as we cheer on the little runners at the Children's Run and Fun Event! We will also be a part of the Bellin Health and Fitness Expo where we will give away fun Live54218 promo items and talk to runners about how to Live 5-4-2-1-8! There are two options for volunteering:
  1. Volunteer at the Live54218 Expo Booth; Shifts: 2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m or 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  2. Volunteer as a course marshal for the Children's Run and Fun Event; Shift: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m

Green Bay Kids' Day - Wednesday, June 25; 10:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Leicht Park in Green Bay
A special day to celebrate kids! Live54218 will be making special Kids' Day keepsakes with children and helping parents by offering tips on how to Live 5-4-2-1-8 as a family every day! There is one option for volunteering:
  1. Volunteer at the Live54218 table and make Kids' Day keepsakes with kids while engaging with families about Live54218; Shifts: 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.


Farm to School Harvest of the Month Taste Tests (contact Ashley@Live54218.org for dates and times)

Harvest of the Month highlights a produce item that is grown in Wisconsin as part of a our comprehensive Farm to School Program. We need YOUR help to expose students in the Greater Green Bay Area to these tasty items! Volunteer in school cafeterias providing samples to students and asking them to vote on how they liked the item. Contact Ashley@Live54218.org to get involved!


Sign up today and get a Live54218 t-shirt for volunteering with us! 


Five Reasons to Volunteer

1. Civic engagement is positively linked to academic achievement:

  • Students who participated in school required community service were 22 percentage points more likely to graduate from college than those that did not and were more likely to have improved their Reading, Math, Science, and History scores.
  • Similarly, students who performed voluntary community service were 19 percentage points more likely to graduate from college than those that did not. 

2. Volunteering connects you to others - new friends and new contacts.

3. Volunteering is good for your mind and body- enhances self-confidence, fights depression (social isolation), and helps you stay in shape.

4. Volunteering can advance your career by providing experience and enhancing skills.

5. Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life.