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Voluntourism

Want to join the movement to Care for Door County but not sure where to start? Start by volunteering! Many Door County organizations rely heavily on volunteers to carry out their mission and keep things running day to day, year after year. Don’t see your favorite organization? Contact them directly to see how you can help.

Baileys Harbor Community Association

AutumnFest: Saturday, September 25th (more details to come)

Email info@baileysharbor.com for more information or to sign up.


Community | Events/Festivals

The Clearing Folk School

The Clearing “runs on volunteers.” Opportunities include teaching classes, staffing the Bookstore & Gift Shop, leading walking tours as a docent and rolling up their sleeves for whatever jobs need to be done. 

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Environmental | Office Help | Gift Shop/Ticket Sales/Concessions | Welcome Center/Greeter | Docent/Tour Guide | Skill sharing/Teaching/Coaching

Crossroads at Big Creek

Habitat Healers ecological restoration project, removing invasive species, helping with school groups and doing mailings, help with Community Ski Program and Crossroads Trail Run.

Those interested in volunteering should contact Crossroads at 920-746-5895 or info@crossroadsatbigcreek.org.


Environmental | Gardening/Land Maintenance | Office Help | Events/Festivals

Destination Sturgeon Bay

Email rose@sturgeonbay.net or call 920-743-6246.


Community | Events/Festivals

Door County Maritime Museum

-John Purves docents give tours of the tug! Tours are given 11-3 daily, 7 days a week.
-Maritime Museum docents are able to lead a tour groups of the museum.
-Tower Traffic Control docents help answer questions about the museum and point out highlights of the waterfront. They will also keep the guests of the museum from staying on the observation deck for long periods of time. We need docents 7 days a week from 11-4.
-Tractor drivers on Cana Island take shifts of driving the tractor pulling a hay wagon of guests over the causeway to and from Cana Island. The shifts run 9:30-1:00 or 1:00-5:30 daily. You are notified in advance if the island closes due to weather or high water. 
-Event workers are needed to help with serving beer, work in the food tent, work in the Boathouse Sale tent, sell raffle tickets,or the Family fun tent during the Classic Wooden Boat Festival.

Contact Melinda Johnson at mjohnson@dcmm.org.


Arts/Cultural | Tour Guide/Docent | Events/Festival | Transportation | Operations

Door County YMCA

Volunteers comprise our board of directors, serve on committees, work special events, coach sports and so much more. Several opportunities are listed within our Project Catalog. If you have any questions on any of the open opportunities please contact Nichole Grbavcich for more information.

Log in to VolunteerMatters to register your hours, update your information and schedule yourself to volunteer.

Community | Office Help | Skill Sharing/Teaching/Coaching| Events/Festivals

Door Shakespeare

For each show, we will need a Greeter, two Parkers, and an Usher. Say hello to and guide eager patrons as they navigate the serpentine road at Bjorklunden, help them safely park, or direct them to their seats to enjoy the performance under our distinguished maple tree.

Once the show begins, sit down and enjoy! Each volunteer will receive a free ticket to the evening’s performance, as well as a Door Shakespeare bumper sticker and a Shakespeare shilling which may be saved and redeemed for merchandise and prizes.

Contact Michaela Kraft at michaela@doorshakespeare.com or call the office at (920) 854-7111 if you would like to volunteer and become a Bard Buddy!


Arts/Cultural | Welcome Center/Greeter | Usher | Parking

Door-Tran

Door-Tran is a creative community network dedicated to connecting people to transportation services that are affordable, available, and accessible. Our volunteer drivers are reimbursed $.50 per mile. Trips lasting 4 hours or more include up to $10 meal reimbursement. Drivers chose how often and where they want to transport to. A quote from someone who recently used our volunteer transportation program: "I cant really express how much your service has relieved me of a lot of worries." When volunteering with Door-Tran you will be making a difference in your community.

To apply or for more information contact Kim Gilson @ (920) 743-9999 or email at volunteer@Door-Tran.org

 

Service Groups | Transportation | Operations

Gibraltar Historical Association

Seeking Gardeners to care for one of our many gardens at Noble Square. As needed during the summer months. Walking Tour docent, to take visitors on a 23 building tour and talk about our lovely buildings. Once or twice a week, 1 hour. Docent at museum, someone to give a tour of our building or assist with large groups when needed. Could be one day a week or once a month. Host or Hostess for Living History Event to hand out brochures or assist with set up. Once a month. Office help: clipping newspapers, stuffing envelopes, indexing.

Once a week. Please contact Laurie at 920-868-2091 or noblehousefc@gmail.com.


Arts/Cultural | Docent/Tour Guide | Gardening/Land Maintenance | Office Help 

Miller Art Museum

Volunteers create the core—the heart—of the Miller Art Museum! At present, there are more than 125 individuals actively serving in areas ranging from exhibit installation to docents, special event planning, a variety of committee opportunities and the most visible of positions, museum attendants.

For additional information, questions or to obtain a volunteer application, please visit https://bit.ly/3akuTKF or contact the Miller Art Museum directly at info@millerartmuseum.org or 920.746.0707.


Arts/Cultural | Docent/Tour Guide | Fundraising | Events/Festivals | Office Help

Northern Sky Theatre

Northern Sky need volunteers throughout the year to assist with administrative functions and to assist with our shows in the summer and fall. Some of the duties you might perform at a show include taking tickets, selling concessions and merchandise, mobility assistance (shuttle driver or Usher), being our Captain Campfire, help with parking, etc. Some of the administrative duties that we always appreciate a helping hand with include bulk mailing assistance, archiving press and photos, poster and brochure distribution, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering or want more information, please call the Northern Sky office at (920) 633-3226 or e-mail volunteer@northernskytheater.com. Volunteers must be signed up and will be scheduled in advance.


Arts/Culture | Office Help | Gift Shop/Ticket Sales/Concessions | Usher | Parking 

Peninsula Players Theatre

Peninsula Players Theatre depends on a large group of selfless volunteers to help us not only prepare our grounds/buildings/dorms pre-season or to usher each and every show throughout our season.

To be added to the email contact list for ushering please visit www.peninsulaplayers.com and register for the e-newsletter to request volunteer information. Or phone us at (920) 868-3287.


Arts/Cultural | Usher

Peninsula School of Art

There are no special qualifications - just enthusiasm for our programming! PenArt’s volunteer program is diverse and flexible, ranging from one-time special events to regular, monthly shifts. There are also many ways to volunteer, either interacting with the public or working behind-the-scenes on special projects. Opportunites include: Gallery Docents, Community Program Volunteers, Special Event Volunteers, serving on committees or as a board member.

Call 920-868-3455 or visit our website and click on the volunteer link: https://www.peninsulaschoolofart.org/get-involved/volunteer/



Arts/Cultural | Docent/Tour Guide | Events/Festivals | Skill sharing/Teaching/Coaching

The Ridges Sanctuary

We have seasonal and year round opportunities available in all areas of the organization. Join our Wednesday Crew and and help maintain trails and facilities every Wednesday throughout the year. Volunteer at our front desk as a visitor engagement representative weekly. Help with quarterly mailings. Help us facilitate special events such as Natural Christmas, Waffle Breakfast and the Festival of Nature. 

More info available at www.ridgessanctuary.org/join/volunteer. Fill out a volunteer interest form on our website or at our front desk and we will contact you to set up a time to meet and discuss opportunities more thoroughly.


Environmental | Office Help | Events/Festivals | Land Maintenance/Gardening | Outdoor | Welcome Center/Greeter

Sister Bay Advancement Association

Event Volunteers Needed for:
Information and/or concession booths - Set-up or take down
Visitor Center Office – greet visitors and help organize visitor materials

Contact: Louise Howson – 920-421-1256 or coordinator@cometosisterbay.com

 

Community | Welcome Center/Greeter | Event/Festival

Sunshine Resources of Door County

Current needs:

  • 4-6 hours a week helping with sales associate duties at the ReSale Store
  • 3-4 hours a week helping clients with activities in Day Services
  • 3-4 hours a week helping with elderly day respite in the Sunflower Cottage

Our main campus hours are 8am - 4pm, Monday through Friday, and our ReSale Store is open from 10am-4pm, Monday through Saturday. You can meet some great people and enhance the lives of those living in Door County regardless of ability. Hope to see you soon!

Please contact Elisha Adelman at 920-743-7943 or eadelman@sunshinehouseinc.org for more information.


Community | Gift Shop/Ticket Sales/Concessions | Skill Sharing/Teaching

Third Avenue PlayWorks

The mission of TAP is to explore, share and celebrate our humanity through the power of wide-ranging and intimate theater. Volunteers needed for: Ushers, Concessions, and Cleaning.

Sign up for the volunteer list at www.thirdavenueplayworks.org. When TAP has a need, they will send out an email. You can respond if you are available

 

Arts/Cultural | Gift Shop/Ticket Sales/Concessions | Usher

Write On Door County

Help with library organization, mailers & gardening. Email lauren@writeondoorcounty.org for more information.

 

Arts/Cultural | Office Help | Gardening

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Partner Resources

The assets in our toolkit are available to those looking to help spread the Care for Door County message and movement. You will find assets meant to be used digitally as well as some that can be printed for your own use.