Volunteer Opportunities

LEAVEN relies on the talents of hundreds of volunteers, a small staff and the generosity of the community to fulfill its mission.

Hundreds of your friends and neighbors – including clergy, nurses, accountants, students, and domestic engineers – are working to make a difference in our community. Together, they donated over 15,774  hours in 2015 to help ensure that every dollar contributed to LEAVEN has maximum benefit to our neighbors in need. Although some positions allow you to volunteer as your time permits, most volunteers typically work one three-hour shift a week.


If you are interested in a rewarding experience, there is a role for you:

Greet clients, answer questions and provide information over the telephone, administer the appointment calendar.

Learn about client needs through an interview process and document client stories.

Case Worker
Verify and coordinate client needs; determine LEAVEN grants.

Administrative Assistant
Support LEAVEN in countless ways, from mailings to special events.

Organize information about clients and LEAVEN activity.

LEAVEN has special needs as well, from interpreters to computer technicians.

Contact our Volunteer & Community Development Coordinator, at 738-9635 or leaven@leavenfoxcities.org for more information.


We encourage all volunteers to sign up for our electronic copy of the Inside Story, if you have not already done this please sign up here and choose current volunteer from the options.

Celebrating Volunteers

Helen Iverson was awarded the 2016 Volunteer of the Year.


Laurie Leonard was awarded the 2015 Volunteer of the Year.  Laurie began volunteering in 2005 and has logged more than 2200 hours.


Linda Boldt and Linda Keller were reconized as the 2014 Volunteers of the Year.  Linda Boldt began volunteering in 2002 and has amassed over 1300 hours of service.  Linda Keller began volunteering at LEAVEN in 2006 and has logged over 1700 hours.


2013 Volunteer of the Year – Pat Buesing


2012 Volunteer of the Year – Steve Graf


Kathy Kuck, Steve Graf (LEAVEN 2012 Volunteer of the Year), Pat Rauch and Liz Lokensgard represented LEAVEN at the Volunteer Action Council luncheon on April 18, 2013. Together these four amazing people have donated 9,900 hours of their time to LEAVEN! The council is made up of non-profit volunteer managers in the community that come together monthly to discuss issues and concerns relating to volunteer recruitment, training and retention. LEAVEN loves its 220 volunteers and couldn’t help the community without them!


LEAVEN Volunteer Christine Cornell (LEAVEN Volunteer) was presented with the 2013 Heath Care Volunteer Award on April 23, 2013. The 16th annual “Celebrating our Volunteers” event was sponsored by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and the Post-Crescent Media. Christine donated a portion of her winnings to LEAVEN.


The 2013 Walter L. Rugland Community Service Award was presented to John Stellmacher:  John donated a portion of his winnings to LEAVEN.