Get Involved at the Community Recreation Department

The Community Recreation Department is always offering ways to get involved. Community members can donate, sponsor different events, join the Advisory Board, become a Junior Leader, or volunteer to be a coach. 

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Donate

Many people already know the personal rewards that come from giving to organizations that they believe in, and The Community Recreation Department has certainly received gifts from many generous donors in our community over time. At The Community Recreation Department, those donations are turned into fun, learning and enrichment for people of many ages and interests. If you are interested in donating please contact John Koehler.

We need your help and can maybe help you as well! The Recreation Department Summer Adventure and Tyke Tyme programs need many household items that you may no longer want or need. The students and teachers in this program are very creative. The crafts and projects they make from your donations are very unique, imaginative and educational.

We are open to accepting all kinds of things, so if your items are not on the list please contact Karen at 459-3776 to see if we can use it.

We also accept donations of gently used toys, books, and stuffed animals for our summer carnivals.

Needs List

How to Sponsor

Your sponsorship of $125 (or $100 per team for 3 teams or more) will provide approximately 14 players and 2 coaches with baseball or softball team t-shirts imprinted with your company name or logo. What better way to support our children and advertise your business or service at the same time? Please consider sponsoring one or more teams this season.

If you are looking for something unique to sponsor, we will be having several special events which would benefit from your support. The Recreation Department hosts two movie nights at Vollrath Park during the summer. Four carnivals will be held during the summer. Over 2,500 children participated in these events in 2019. Sponsorships of any amount are welcome.

For a sponsorship fee of $125 (or $100 per team for 3 or more teams) your company will provide 14 players and 2 coaches with flag football t-shirts with your company name/logo, flag sets and footballs. This is a great way to support children being active in our community and advertising at the same time.

Periodically special services are needed to accommodate special needs students in our programs, such as hearing interpreters and adaptive recreational equipment. Your support to help us cover these unexpected costs would be appreciated.

If you are looking for something unique to sponsor, this family activity debuted in 2015 and has been a huge success. These fun events allowed families with all age groups of kids to get out and moving together creating family memories while being active. Your sponsorship would allow these family events to expand during the summer months.

Many people don’t know that the Sheboygan Theatre Company is under the Recreation Department umbrella. This treasured organization has been offering extracurricular and educational opportunities to residents of every age for 83 years, not to mention decades of entertainment to audiences. Become a show sponsor or purchase a program ad to get in front of the 1,500 or more patrons who attend every STC show.

Advisory Board

The purpose of the council is to provide residents with an opportunity to strengthen the process by which the department enhances the recreational opportunities within the school district. The group meets 3 to 4 times per year with meetings scheduled during the lunch hour. Should you be interested in serving as a member of the Citizens Advisory Council or have a topic for the council to consider, please call John Koehler at 459-3777. 

Current Board Memebers

Ms. Amy Buffington
Mr. Ryan Burg
Mr. Ted DeStefano
Mr. Kevin Formolo
Mr. Mitch Gardener
Mr. Ryan Kautzer
Mr. Joe Kerlin
Mr. Bob Konrad
Mr. Abraham Loya
Mr. Darren Opel
Mr. Shua Yang

Junior Leader Program

Responsible teens needed to help the leaders of our playground program. Junior Leaders are needed to help with the supervisors of our playground program. Responsible teens must commit to volunteering a minimum of 6 hours per week (excluding vacations).

Here's what you do:

*Work at Tyke Tyme- 9:00-11:30am

*Help the leaders with crafts, games, songs, and stories

If you are interested in volunteering for the Junior Leader program you must turn in a registration form with two letters of recommendation/references. 

Volunteer Coach

The Community Recreation Department is always looking for adults to step forward and help coach our different sports. If you would like to volunteer to help coach please fill out the Volunteer Application form and return it to the Rec Dept office. 

The District Administrator is to inform each volunteer that s/he: 

  1. shall agree to abide by all Board policies and District guidelines while on duty as a volunteer; 
  2. will be covered under the District's liability policy but the District cannot provide any type of health insurance to cover illness or accident incurred while serving as a volunteer, nor is the person eligible for workers compensation; 
  3. will be asked to sign an injury as a result of his/her volunteer services; 
  4. in accepting the role of a volunteer, agrees to verification that a satisfactory background check may be conducted through appropriate State agencies or other applicable means.

Upon completion of the satisfactory background check you will be able to volunteer for any school in the Sheboygan Area School District.

Again, thank you for volunteering with the Sheboygan Area School District/ Community Recreation Department.

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