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Interested in helping CAP Services?

There are volunteer opportunities in each of the five counties served by CAP.
For specific opportunities by county, click on the county of interest listed below.

Ongoing opportunities

  • Assist children in classroom activities (reading, using a computer, art helper, engage children in classroom play areas like blocks, science area, dramatic play area).  Assist staff with recording individual child observations
  • Assist staff on the playground and in transitions – help children to get ready to go outside, supervise and play with children on the playground
  • Meal time – help children get ready for meals, assist with eating and supervision at the table, tooth brushing;
  • Meal time – assist staff:  meal prep, serving, wash and sanitize tables before and after meals, sweep floors
  • Picture taker – capture children in various adventures in Head Start
  • Facility projects – put up/update bulletin boards in the classroom, help design new ones, help with cleaning or laundry at the Head Start Center
  • Help with Head Start office work (copying, filing, etc)
  • Policy Council membership (limited to Head Start parents)

Call Mary at 608-296-2141 ext. 2213 for more information.

Short-term projects

Volunteer in one of CAP’s Poverty Simulation Events.  These are designed to help participants walk a month in a low-income person’s shoes.  Scheduling is intermittent.  Volunteers might assist in facilitation of the program or play the role of a community vendor or organization during the simulation experience.

Contact Erin at 715-343-7165
eolson@capmail.org

Ongoing opportunities

Members of Advisory Boards provide input on how to increase the profile of services, ideas for recruitment and other ways in which to improve services to eligible individuals.  The Boards typically meet 4-6 times per year. The Development Council assists with the variety of programs offered in Outagamie County.

Contact Pat at 920-427-8269
palger@capmail.org

Provides mentor opportunities for adults interested in helping other adults move toward self-sufficiency.  Those with skills in parenting, budgeting, employment, education, and more are invited to partner with another adult in building skills.  Training is required before being matched with a family.

Joy LeClair, a mentor commented: “One of the most rewarding things has been to see (the family members) reach their goals of going back to school and paying their debt down…It’s always exciting to listen to (the mother) when she catches me up on all that she has accomplished and plans to do.”  “The excitement with my family mentee when she realizes a success is rewarding,” said Julie Basler, another Project TEAM mentor.

Contact Amy at 920-968-6365 Ext. 6365
averhagen@capmail.org

Short-term projects

Volunteer in one of CAP’s Poverty Simulation Events.  These are designed to help participants walk a month in a low-income person’s shoes.  Scheduling is intermittent.  Volunteers might assist in facilitation of the program or play the role of a community vendor or organization during the simulation experience.

Contact: Erin 715-343-7165
eolson@capmail.org

CAP’s Family Crisis Center hosts a 5K Run/Walk in May each year.

Contact Diane at 715-343-7194

 

Ongoing opportunities

Members of Advisory Boards provide input on how to increase the profile of services, ideas for recruitment and other ways in which to improve services to eligible individuals.  The Boards typically meet 4-6 times per year. Boards exist for CAP’s:

Family Crisis Center / Sexual Assault Victim Services Programs
Contact Jane Benzschawel at 715-343-7101
jbenzschawel@capmail.org

Skills Enhancement Program
Contact Dotty Bauer at 715-343-7102
dbauer@capmail.org 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with CAP Services’ Family Crisis Center. The application process is outlined below.

1. Complete both the application and volunteer opportunities sheets. You will also need to submit three letters of recommendation from people other than family, who know you well.

2. Return complete paperwork to:
Daryl Woods
Family Crisis Center
1616 West River Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481 

After your paperwork and letters are received and your references contacted, we will get back to you. We ask that you commit to a minimum of 12 months service with us. If you are selected as a volunteer we will require a background check and TB test (these will be paid by CAP). We alsor require all volunteers to go through orientation and based on the duties assigned, there may be additional training involved.

3. Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with CAP Services’.

Contact 715-343-7125 or 800-472-3377 for more information.
CLICK here for a volunteer application.
CLICK here for volunteer opportunities sheet.

SAVS Advocates provide direct assistance and support to victims of sexual assault. They share in covering a monthly on-call schedule after completing initial training. Volunteer Advocates attend monthly meetings for continuing in-service opportunities and program support. When scheduled, an advocate is called to provide contact with the victim and family by phone or in person at the hospital, law enforcement office, or county courtroom. Volunteers also assist with community education and awareness activities

To volunteer:

1. Complete both pages of the application. You will also need to submit two letters of recommendation from people other than family, who know you well.

2. Return complete paperwork to:
Daryl Woods
Family Crisis Center
1616 West River Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481 

After your paperwork and letters are received and your references contacted, we will get back to you. We ask that you commit to a minimum of 12 months service with us. If you are selected as a volunteer we will require a background check (paid for by CAP). We also require all volunteers to go through orientation and based on the duties assigned, there may be additional training involved.

Contact Jane Benzschawel at 715-343-7101
jbenzschawel@capmail.org
CLICK here for a volunteer application

  • Assist children in classroom activities (reading, using a computer, art helper, engage children in classroom play areas like blocks, science area, dramatic play area).  Assist staff with recording individual child observations
  • Assist staff on the playground and in transitions – help children to get ready to go outside, supervise and play with children on the playground
  • Meal time – help children get ready for meals, assist with eating and supervision at the table, tooth brushing;
  • Meal time – assist staff:  meal prep, serving, wash and sanitize tables before and after meals, sweep floors
  • Picture taker – capture children in various adventures in Head Start
  • Nap helper – put out cots and help get children down for naps (reading, etc).
  • Facility projects – put up/update bulletin boards in the classroom, help design new ones, help with cleaning or laundry at the Head Start Center
  • Help with Head Start office work (copying, filing, etc)
  • Policy Council membership (limited to Head Start parents)

Contact Family Development at 715-343-7153
Contact the Children’s Discovery Center (child care) at 715-544-4901

  • Front Desk – consisting of the following tasks:
    • Checking patients In
    • Medical Form Updates
    • Confirming patient appointments
    • Pulling patient charts
    • Processing patients who have been inactivated
    • Satisfaction surveys
    • Verification of Medical Assistance Status
  • Assisting Hygienist

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. MWRF, and 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on T.

Contact Sherri Vetter, Volunteer Coordinator, Saint Michael’s Hospital at 715-346-5096

CAP Services offers free taxpayer assistance for low-income families in Portage County.

Tax Preparers: Needed to help low-income taxpayers file taxes and retain the maximum amount of refunds/credits due them.

Key responsibilities: Complete and be certified (for free) in “Link ‘N Learn Taxes” online. Participate in TaxWise software training, provided by CAP Services. On-line training takes approximately 15 hours; classroom training is approximately 6 hours; a total of approximately
20-25 hours at tax preparation sites. TOTAL COMMITMENT: approximately 40-45 hours.

Qualifications: Basic computer skills, access to computer for training; aptitude for learning tax guidelines.

Locations: Mid-State Technical College, Stevens Point

To apply as a volunteer, contact Erin at:
eolson@capmail.org or 715-343-7165
CLICK here for a volunteer application.

Short-term projects

Volunteer in one of CAP’s Poverty Simulation Events.  These are designed to help participants walk a month in a low-income person’s shoes.  Scheduling is intermittent.  Volunteers might assist in facilitation of the program or play the role of a community vendor or organization during the simulation experience.

Contact Erin at 715-343-7165
eolson@capmail.org

CAP’s Family Crisis Center hosts a 5K Run/Walk in May each year.

Contact Diane at 715-343-7194

Ongoing opportunities

Members of Advisory Boards provide input on how to increase the profile of services, ideas for recruitment and other ways in which to improve services to eligible individuals.  The Boards typically meet 4-6 times per year. Boards exist for CAP’s:

Family Crisis Center / Sexual Assault Victim Services Programs
Contact Jane Benzschawel at 715-343-7101
jbenzschawel@capmail.org

  • Assisting with weekly Children’s Support Group meetings or with adult support group meetings
  • Transportation (client appointments, meetings, etc)
  • Pick up/transfer of donations (furniture or food donations)
  • Assistance with clerical functions
  • For the Center’s Transitional Living Program– help with yard work, light maintenance work, picking up donations, etc.

Contact Dotty or Sue at 715-256-1136
CLICK here for a volunteer application.

SAVS Advocates provide direct assistance and support to victims of sexual assault. They share in covering a monthly on-call schedule after completing initial training. Volunteer Advocates attend monthly meetings for continuing in-service opportunities and program support. When scheduled, an advocate is called to provide contact with the victim and family by phone or in person at the hospital, law enforcement office, or county courtroom. Volunteers also assist with community education and awareness activities

To volunteer:

1. Complete both pages of the application. You will also need to submit two letters of recommendation from people other than family, who know you well.

2. Return complete paperwork to:
Daryl Woods
Family Crisis Center
1616 West River Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481 

After your paperwork and letters are received and your references contacted, we will get back to you. We ask that you commit to a minimum of 12 months service with us. If you are selected as a volunteer we will require a background check (paid for by CAP). We also require all volunteers to go through orientation and based on the duties assigned, there may be additional training involved.

Contact Jane Benzschawel at 715-343-7101
jbenzschawel@capmail.org
CLICK here for a volunteer application

CAP Services offers free taxpayer assistance for low-income families in Waupaca County.

Tax Preparers: Needed to help low-income taxpayers file taxes and retain the maximum amount of refunds/credits due them.

Key responsibilities: Complete and be certified (for free) in “Link ‘N Learn Taxes” online. Participate in TaxWise software training, provided by CAP Services. On-line training takes approximately 15 hours; classroom training is approximately 6 hours; a total of approximately
20-25 hours at tax preparation sites. TOTAL COMMITMENT: approximately 40-45 hours.

Qualifications: Basic computer skills, access to computer for training; aptitude for learning tax guidelines.

Locations: CAP Services, Tower Rd, Waupaca; FVTC-Clintonville

To apply as a volunteer, contact Erin at:
eolson@capmail.org or 715-343-7165
CLICK here for a volunteer application.

  • Assist children in classroom activities (reading, using a computer, art helper, engage children in classroom play areas like blocks, science area, dramatic play area).  Assist staff with recording individual child observations
  • Assist staff on the playground and in transitions – help children to get ready to go outside, supervise and play with children on the playground
  • Meal time – help children get ready for meals, assist with eating and supervision at the table, tooth brushing;
  • Meal time – assist staff:  meal prep, serving, wash and sanitize tables before and after meals, sweep floors
  • Picture taker – capture children in various adventures in Head Start
  • Facility projects – put up/update bulletin boards in the classroom, help design new ones, help with cleaning or laundry at the Head Start Center
  • Help with Head Start office work (copying, filing, etc)
  • Policy Council membership (limited to Head Start parents)

Contact Billie Jo
Clintonville at 715-823-4310
New London at 920-982-7677
Waupaca at 715-258-9575

  • Front Desk – consisting of the following tasks:
    • Checking patients In
    • Medical Form Updates
    • Confirming patient appointments
    • Pulling patient charts
    • Processing patients who have been inactivated
    • Satisfaction surveys
    • Verification of Medical Assistance Status
  • Assisting Hygienist

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. MWRF, and 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on T.

Contact Sherri Vetter, Volunteer Coordinator, Saint Michael’s Hospital at 715-346-5096

Short-term projects

Volunteer in one of CAP’s Poverty Simulation Events.  These are designed to help participants walk a month in a low-income person’s shoes.  Scheduling is intermittent.  Volunteers might assist in facilitation of the program or play the role of a community vendor or organization during the simulation experience.

Contact Erin at 715-343-7165
eolson@capmail.org

Ongoing opportunities

Members of Advisory Boards provide input on how to increase the profile of services, ideas for recruitment and other ways in which to improve services to eligible individuals.  The Boards typically meet 4-6 times per year. Boards exist for CAP’s:

Family Crisis Center / Sexual Assault Victim Services Programs
Contact Jane Benzschawel at 715-343-7101
jbenzschawel@capmail.org

Skills Enhancement Program
Contact Andrew Konkel at 920-968-6565
akonkel@capmail.org 

  • Assisting with weekly Children’s Support Group meetings or with adult support group meetings
  • Transportation (client appointments, meetings, etc.)
  • Pick up/transfer of donations (furniture or food donations)
  • Assistance with clerical functions
  • For the Center’s Transitional Living Program– help with yard work, light maintenance work, picking up donations, etc.

Contact Jill or Linda at 920-787-3889
CLICK here for a volunteer application.

CAP Services offers free taxpayer assistance for low-income families in Waupaca County.

Tax Preparers: Needed to help low-income taxpayers file taxes and retain the maximum amount of refunds/credits due them.

Key responsibilities: Complete and be certified (for free) in “Link ‘N Learn Taxes” online. Participate in TaxWise software training, provided by CAP Services. On-line training takes approximately 15 hours; classroom training is approximately 6 hours; a total of approximately
20-25 hours at tax preparation sites. TOTAL COMMITMENT: approximately 40-45 hours.

Qualifications: Basic computer skills, access to computer for training; aptitude for learning tax guidelines.

Locations: CAPsell Center, Wautoma

To apply as a volunteer, contact Erin at:
eolson@capmail.org or 715-343-7165
CLICK here for a volunteer application.

  • Provide informational presentations on your area of expertise for young people in the program
  • Mentor a young person enrolled in the program in relation to education, employment, personal finance and healthy relationships
  • Assist participants with transportation needs

Contact 920-787-2735

  • Assist children in classroom activities (reading, using a computer, art helper, engage children in classroom play areas like blocks, science area, dramatic play area).  Assist staff with recording individual child observations
  • Assist staff on the playground and in transitions – help children to get ready to go outside, supervise and play with children on the playground
  • Meal time – help children get ready for meals, assist with eating and supervision at the table, tooth brushing;
  • Meal time – assist staff:  meal prep, serving, wash and sanitize tables before and after meals, sweep floors
  • Picture taker – capture children in various adventures in Head Start
  • Nap helper – put out cots and help get children down for naps (reading, etc).
  • Facility projects – put up/update bulletin boards in the classroom, help design new ones, help with cleaning or laundry at the Head Start Center
  • Help with Head Start office work (copying, filing, etc)
  • Policy Council membership (limited to Head Start parents)

Contact Mary at 920-787-7742

  • Front Desk – consisting of the following tasks:
    • Checking patients In
    • Medical Form Updates
    • Confirming patient appointments
    • Pulling patient charts
    • Processing patients who have been inactivated
    • Satisfaction surveys
    • Verification of Medical Assistance Status
  • Assisting Hygienist

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. MWRF, and 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on T.

Contact Sherri Vetter, Volunteer Coordinator, Saint Michael’s Hospital at 715-346-5096

  • SAVS Advocates provide direct assistance and support to victims of sexual assault.  They share in covering a monthly on-call schedule after completing initial training. Volunteer Advocates attend monthly meetings for continuing in-service opportunities and program support.   Advocates carry a pager when scheduled and provide contact with the victim and family may be by phone or in person at the hospital, law enforcement office, or county courtroom.
  • Assist with community education and awareness activities

Contact 920-787-3011
CLICK here for a volunteer application.

Short-term projects

Volunteer in one of CAP’s Poverty Simulation Events.  These are designed to help participants walk a month in a low-income person’s shoes.  Scheduling is intermittent.  Volunteers might assist in facilitation of the program or play the role of a community vendor or organization during the simulation experience.

Contact Erin at 715-343-7165
eolson@capmail.org

CAP’s Family Resource Center hosts a “Winter Flurry” in January or February of each year.
Contact Andrew at 920-968-6565
akonkel@capmail.org

CAP’s Family Crisis Center hosts a 5K Run/Walk in April each year.
Contact Diane at 715-343-7194.