Autumn leaves clipart

2021 Make A Difference Day

Each fall, volunteers throughout the Green Bay area and around the nation take part in service whose purpose is to improve others’ lives. This involves helping seniors and others who need assistance with typical fall outdoor yard projects such as raking, trimming bushes, and washing exterior windows. The official date is October 23, 2021, but, though some volunteers serve on that day, service can take place whenever it is convenient for the volunteers and the clients. Participants make these arrangements based on their own schedules.

The selfless giving embodied by the Make a Difference Day ideal strengthens our communities, and the Volunteer Center of Brown County will once again coordinate local efforts, in partnership with the Brown County United Way and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County. If you’re looking to give back to your community, we invite you to read on and find out more.

Thank You, Sponsors!

George Kress Foundation logo
Capital Credit Union Logo
WPS Logo

Schreiber Foods Logo
Festival Foods

Partner Agencies

Brown County United Way Logo

Application Form

Please fill out the form below. It can be downloaded, filled out on your computer, and emailed back to us at

Once we receive your form, we’ll add you to our list and will contact you later to provide information on the yard(s) assigned to you.

Please note: we will do our best to fulfill all requests for service, but our ability to do so is dependent on the number of volunteers who sign up.

Make A Difference Day Kickoff Event

A brief kickoff ceremony will be held in front of the Volunteer Center of Brown County at 8:30 a.m. on October 23 (weather permitting), where volunteers will hear from Mayor Eric Genrich, meet other volunteers and the Volunteer Center staff, enjoy coffee and treats, and get motivated for the service that’s so valuable to our community!

Photos From 2020’s Make A Difference Day Efforts

Last year, over 200 volunteers participated over several weeks, and 63 homes in our area received assistance!

2021 Volunteer Expo

Make Your Heart Happy - Volunteer!

September 23, 2021

Two sessions offered: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 3:30-6:00 p.m.
KI Convention Center, Downtown Green Bay

This fun, family-friendly event was hosted by the Volunteer Center of Brown county and presented by Fox Communities Credit Union. More than 300 members of our community who have been thinking about volunteering, but weren’t sure which organization was right for them had the opportunity to enjoy networking and conversation with more than 45 local nonprofits. They were able to learn more about the valuable work each organization does and discover ways to strengthen our community by giving of their time and talents. Participants enjoyed light snacks and refreshments, and morning and afternoon sessions were offered. New this year, several organizations provided hands-on volunteer projects where individuals were able to connect and give back on the spot!

Scroll to the bottom for a list of organizations that participated.

Thank you to everyone who joined us, as well as the volunteers who helped the day run smoothly and the organizations who staffed tables!

Fox Communities Credit Union
Presenting Sponsor

Back-to-School Book Drive

Reading Coaches for Kids, a program of the Volunteer Center of Brown County, collected donations of new and gently used children’s books to share with kids in our community. Learn more about Reading Coaches here (and consider becoming one!).

Participating Organizations

Click an organization’s name to view their Get Connected profile and their volunteer needs.