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ORGANIZATION: Outagamie County DHHS Volunteer Services

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Neighbors helping neighbors! Legal Guardians are appointed by the court to act as an advocate for a person who has been found to be incompetent. Responsibilities can include overseeing the individual’s welfare, making personal decisions on their behalf, and managing their assets. The work can be completed around your schedule and mileage is reimbursed at the federal rate. The volunteer can be a guardian of person, or estate, or both. The volunteer will be matched with a ward that meets the desired type of guardianship. Once you are matched with an individual in need, you can start making a tangible impact in their life.

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About Outagamie County DHHS Volunteer Services


500 W Fifth St, Appleton, WI 54911, US

Mission Statement

To Protect those citizens who are vulnerable because of age, sex or disability, from abuse and neglect. To maximize independence and decrease dependence of those citizens we serve in the most natural and least restrictive setting. To prevent neglect, abuse, individual and family dysfunction, illness and disability. To promote healthy, independent productive lifestyles. To manage public funds allocated for human services in a prudent and responsive manner.


Volunteer DRIVERS provide rides to and from child visitations, groups and other appointments. Mileage is reimbursed. Drivers choose what rides they would like to do. Local as well as out of town visits are available.

SUPERVISED VISIT volunteers provide a safe environment for children in foster care to visit with their parents. Most visits happen in the DHHS visitation rooms. Volunteer chooses the hours/cases they would like to volunteer with.

Volunteer GUARDIANS is a court appointed advocate for a person who has been found incompetent to make decisions for themselves. Guardian of estate and/or person are both needed.


People with Disabilities
People with Disabilities, Seniors


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500 W Fifth StAppleton, WI 54911



  • Financial Literacy
  • Reading / Writing
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Guardians are court appointed, so it is a long-term commitment. Guardians are expected to meet with the ward one time per quarter at a minimum. There is an annual report that needs to be made.
  • Be able to balance a checkbook, ensure eligibility is not lost by monitoring ward's account, look out for best interest of ward and make appropriate decisions, be compassionate and respectful. Pass background check.

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