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

This quote aptly describes all of our fantastic volunteers. Hear directly from ADRC customers to see how volunteers are the world to those in our community.

Homebound Meals:

Homebound meals make a difference!
"I am so grateful for these meals. They saved my life. I went from weighing 130 lbs. to 140 lbs., allowing my strength to come back. Because of this, I no longer need my homebound meals. I can make them myself. Thank you for helping me regain not only my strength, but my independence."

More than just a meal!
"A volunteer was delivering my meal one day and noticed my washing machine had flooded the floor. He alerted ADRC right away and, in turn, ADRC staff contacted me. I didn't know of a plumber to call to fix the problem, so ADRC staff got in touch with my daughter. My son ended up fixing the damaged pipes. I am so thankful this volunteer helped me with more than just a meal!"

Medicare Assistance:

Volunteers save money...big money!
"The new Part D plan I found with the help of a volunteer will save me almost $5,000 over my old plan! I am so happy to have found this service at ADRC."

Making the complicated uncomplicated!
"You have saved me hours of research and provided me with the best overview of Medicare coverage. It will be much easier for me to decide what to do when I enroll in Medicare."

Prevention Programs:

Caring support is most important!
"I loved this class. I felt welcomed and supported. I liked the fact that I was in the same boat as the volunteer leaders & others in the class. We learned from each other. I could tell the leaders cared about us. "

Make a connection...change a person's health!
"You spent a great deal of time helping my most wonderful Dad regain his "footing" through an in-home fall risk screen. You become a household word from the time you arrived. Dad took you very seriously and felt compelled to follow through on your prescriptions for better balance. You helped my folks remain in the home they loved. Hopefully someday I can meet you with a hand shake (Dad taught me that)."

All Volunteers & Volunteer ADRC Board Members:

Advocating for the ADRC!
"Many volunteers came out in support of saving the ADRC during the 2015-2017 Wisconsin state budget. A special thank you to Pat Finder-Stone and Keith Pamperin, who put in a ton of extra time & commitment to lead an advocacy training for board members and GBCAT (General Brown County Advocacy Team) volunteers. They know volunteers can be true advocates for our programs & services, and most importantly, the voice for the community members we all help. Our community played a big part in saving Wisconsin ADRCs, allowing us to continue to make a difference in the lives of so many!"
(Devon Christianson, Director)

Check out the great ways you can volunteer at the ADRC

Caregiver Volunteers

Homebound Meal Delivery Driver

These important volunteers deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities in Brown County. 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. Meals are delivered Monday-Friday, usually between 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

ADRC Magazine Preparation and Delivery

Volunteers help us get the word out about the ADRC! Choose one or both of these opportunities. Once a month you would either or both help prepare the ADRC Magazine for distribution. It takes about one hour. The other way to volunteer is to deliver ADRC Magazines to businesses, agencies, apartment buildings around the county. You use your own vehicle and would get a detailed map of your route.

Medicare Outreach Volunteer

Provide information and counseling on Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D through group presentations and individual counseling. Assist consumers in understanding Medicare-related and other benefit programs, and connect them to resources. A great way to meet new people! Presentations take you to various sites around Brown County. Both presentations and meetings with individuals take place on weekdays, typically during business hours but may include evenings. Approximate time commitment is 2-3 hours per month, perhaps more during the period October 15 - December 7. Knowledge and experience with Medicare is beneficial but not required as training is provided.

Prevention Volunteer

Help run and plan educational or exercise prevention classes. Perfect for persons who are comfortable speaking in a group session. If you are interested in how to and helping others to live a healthy lifestyle even with chronic conditions check this opportunity out. They also help with createive writing, stragey, and getting the word out to people in community about staying healthy and active.

Welcome Center Ambassadors

Special persons who love to met new persons and help them feel welcome at the ADRC. Their greet and direct customers, assist with Loan Closet equipment check-out, make event reminder calls, help with class registrations, and other projects as needed.

Volunteering in Groups

Once a year in late October, the Aging & Disability Resource Center teams up with the Volunteer Center to provide help for seniors and adults with disabilities who own and live in their own homes by providing services that help get the outside of their homes ready for winter. The Volunteer Center recruits and coordinates the volunteer groups and the Aging & Disability Resource Center gathers the wishes. Maintaining a home is very expensive and living on a fixed income can make this impossible. This important work helps seniors and adults with disabilities continue to live in the homes they love.

See something you'd like to do?
Call the Volunteer Coordinator at (920) 448-4300

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