About Us


We’re so happy you stopped by!

See why we are so GRATEFUL

We Believe in


In 1983, the Volunteer Center was founded by a group of community leaders led by Sharon Ziegler. These visionaries imagined a single place that connected volunteers with local for-purpose organizations. Fast forward to today and we still love matching people with the perfect volunteer opportunity. We’ve also grown to offer exciting programs that share a powerful message: it’s really quite simple to do good!

When you volunteer through the Volunteer Center, you’re helping a local for-purpose organization continue their important work. Whether you give a helping hand to someone in need, clean up a local park, or do any sort of good in between, you’re making a difference right here in the community in which you live.

Mission

The Volunteer Center mobilizes volunteers and resources to help improve the
quality of life in Washington County.

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Vision

A community where every person discovers their power to make a difference… creating a vibrant and healthy Washington County.

Advisory Council

Sandy Cashman | EPIC Creative

Beth Fellenz | Prescott Family Foundation

Gaytha Hillman | GrandCare Systems, LLC

Ted Neitzke | CESA 6

Mike Nowack | Baird, West Bend

Lisa Sanborn | Kieckhafer, Dietzler, Hauser, Hanson LLP

Tim Schmidt | Delta Defense, LLC

Sharon Ziegler | Volunteer Center Founding Member

Carl Wegner, CPA | Wegner & Associates

Chris Zwygart | West Bend Mutual Insurance

Board of Directors

Jeff Szukalski, President | Jeff’s Spirits On Main

Jake Schmidt, President Emeritus | West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.
Josephine Brzezinski, VP | Brookfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lisa Hammer, Secretary | Wells Fargo Advisors
Eric DeGroot, Treasurer |  Michels Corporation
Rachel Bertsch | EPIC Creative
Jennifer Chamberlain | WiLS
Terri Fredrich | First Weber
Andrew Kaehny | Steiner Electric, Inc
Tony Koebel | The Norbert
Glenn Leinen | Russ Darrow
Tonnie Schmidt | Delta Defense