Updated: Monday, 28 Feb 2011, 9:10 AM CST
Published : Monday, 28 Feb 2011, 4:34 AM CST
BROWN COUNTY – No matter what age, many people are encouraged to take time out of their daily routine and volunteer in their community. FOX 11′s Emily Deem spent Monday morning checking out some local volunteer sites.
FOX 11 stopped by the American Red Cross and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County, on Monday.
Volunteer Opportunities at the American Red Cross:
Disaster Action Team (DAT)
Assist individuals affected by local disasters (fires, floods, tornadoes, and other natural & man-made disasters)
Provide disaster preparedness information to the community
Opportunity for advanced training for those interested in assisting on national disaster assignments
Transport individuals 60 and over and those with disabilities in the Green Bay metro area to medical, nutrition, employment and social appointments
Must be at least 18 years of age
Have a good driving record
5-hour morning or afternoon shifts available
Car or van available to drive
Health and Safety Instructor
First Aid and CPR/AED
Greet public and answer phones
Light office duties
Blood Drive Aid
Assist at blood drives in the registration or canteen area or a blood donor room aid
Communication and Marketing
Help in promoting the Red Cross story to local media
Public speaking—brief talks to organizations about Red Cross services
Assist with grant writing and research
Assist with planning and coordination
Assist at events
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County is looking for people to help deliver meals in the area.
The home-bound meal program has been going strong for 30-years. The center delivers one meal a day to those that are “home bound”.
If you are interested in volunteering you must be at least 18-years or older. You are required to have a valid drivers license, provide your own vehicle and proper insurance.
To learn more about home bound meal drivers click here .
To volunteer in other areas in Northeast Wisconsin, click here .