How to Volunteer at The Brigade

It is the policy of the Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade to screen all potential volunteers by conducting a criminal history background check. Brigade does this to protect the safety of the youth we serve. The primary focus of this background check is to ensure that applicants do not have a history of violent and/or sexual crimes. We appreciate your understanding of this policy and thank you for submitting the completed background check form.

Return forms to:
The Brigade
PO Box 665
Neenah, WI 54957
Fax: (920) 725-3413

Volunteering does not have to be a one-time activity. For many, it is a lifetime experience.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Building Leaders Program

Group Leaders (weekly commitment October to early April)
Mentor an 11th or 12th grade Co-Leader as they put leadership skills attained into practice with a small group of their younger peers. Group leader's primary role is to get to know and build a positive relationship with the Brigaders in your group as they go through the different activities and workshops offered.

Workshop Leaders (6-10 night commitment October to early April)
Guide youth in a variety of hands-on workshops including woodworking, metalworking, stained glass, ceramics, beading, scrapbooking, leathercrafting, and more. We are always looking for new ideas!

Physical Activity Leaders (flexible to weekly commitment October to early April)
Guide youth in a variety of energetic activities including riflery, archery, climbing wall, gym, and more.

Office Leaders (flexible to weekly commitment October to early April)
Help is needed weeknights in the office answering phones, providing customer service, and performing light paperwork and projects.

Hobby Club Leaders (flexible according to leader availability)
An opportunity for Brigaders to learn higher level skills over the course of the Brigade year. Clubs typically meet weekly. A few current examples include welding, woodworking, small engine repair, model railroad, rifle, and archery.

Odd Projects (flexible according to leader availability)
Help with the behind the scenes works that makes Brigade work. Paint, organize, build, clean... Contact David Weiss at to check the list of needs and schedule your time to help.


Camp Onaway

Join us on Brigade's 6.5 acre island located on the beautiful Chain O’Lakes near Waupaca for a week of learning and fun! Camps include: boys & girls camps, adventure camp, leadership training conference, and much more.


Fundraisers & Community Events

Join our volunteer family at one of our fundraising events: Bridgewood Bean Bag Tournament for Brigade, Wreath Sale, CommunityFest, and more. Spend a few hours raising support for the incredible boys and girls at Brigade.


International Opportunities

We are the largest Brigade in the world and a member of a world-wide organization. Host international guests, attend international camps, participate in international workshops.


Thank you for your interest in helping the Brigade.
For volunteer questions, please contact Brigade at (920) 725-3983 or email the Boys' & Girls' Brigade.