Restoration Ecology in Eagle Heights Woods

Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Date:  Saturday, July 08, 2017
Time:  9-11 a.m.
Location:   Park along Wood Lane in Shorewood Hills, and meet at the Shady Lane trailhead.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at efforts to restore the biological health of this oak forest and woodlands. This project has been funded by the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Park along Wood Lane and meet at the Shady Lane trailhead. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Leader: Adam Gundlach,

All-Campus Day of Service

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The second annual All-Campus Day of Service will be put on by the Morgridge Center for Public Service in conjunction with Wisconsin Alumni Student Board (WASB) and All Campus Party (ACP).

For one day, students won’t be able to walk anywhere on campus without discovering opportunities to learn, reflect and engage with public service – broadly defined to include direct volunteering projects, community involvement, community discourse and discussion, philanthropy and political involvement.

Pre-Registration Events

For certain volunteer opportunities, we ask that you register to participate in advance. Find details and registration information below.


Help reduce invasive species by volunteering at the Lakeshore Nature Preserve

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Sort magazines and other literary works with the Magazine Literacy Project

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM shift

1:00 – 3:30 PM shift

Be a part of spring cleaning at the Neighborhood House

10:00 am – 12:00 PM shift

12:00 – 2:00 PM shift

Support Madison’s homeless families with Friends of the State Street Family

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM shift

1:00 – 4:00 PM shift

Donate blood at the Bi-partisan Blood Drive staffed with volunteers from the College Republicans and College Democrats

Blood Drive Appointment Scheduling

After School Special: a luncheon with people who have completed service years with AmeriCorps, City Year and Peace Corps. Lunch included!

Luncheon registration, 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Open Events

Many events and opportunities April 26 will be for any and all interested students without registration necessary. Find these events on campus and come and go as you please.


Upcycled Art
11:30am – 2:30pm @ Wheelhouse Studios, Memorial Union

Make and take a sustainable art project of the UW logo made out of plastic medical cap waste. This is a partnership with the UW Hospital and Wheelhouse Studios!

“Ally” is a verb
10am – 4pm @ Library Mall

Alpha Chi Omega and the Men’s Project join Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) to reflect on what it means to be an “ally,” how to support marginalized communities and how to engage in various forms of activism in your everyday life.

Sustainable Fair
10am – 4pm @ Library Mall

Play trash-ketball to learn about ways you can be more sustainable as a college student!

Ask Big Questions with Ask. Listen. Save.
10am – 4pm @ Gordon Dining and Event Center

Engage in conversation about “How do we listen?” by writing your thoughts on a post card and creating an interactive display.

Civic Engagement

Ask Big Questions with the Wisconsin Idea Council 
10am – 4pm @ Dejope, Gordons, Union South, East Campus Mall

Visit the Ask Big Questions table to answer the question “Where do you feel home?” and participate in the Campus #ConversationChallenge. Grab some free coffee while you reflect!


Letters of Gratitude with WASB
10am – 4pm @ Dejope, Gordons, Union South, East Campus Mall

Write a card to someone you are grateful for. Postage is included.

Badger Volunteers Appreciation
12pm – 1:30pm @ Education Building

This event is for current and past Badger Volunteers. Wear your BV shirt and enjoy an ice cream sundae bar. There will also be free, limited edition sustainable mugs. While supplies last. Visitors can also participate in the Ask Big Questions #ConversationChallenge.


Food and Personal Hygeine Product Drive
10am – 4pm @ East Campus Mall

Bring non-perishable food and/or personal hygiene products to donate to the Open Seat, the campus food pantry. FH King will be present to give away plant seedlings to everyone who donates!

Policy & Politics

Bipartisan Blood Drive
11am – 4pm @ Education Building

Donate blood to save lives and bridge divides.

Pay It Forward Spring Break Tour

This year UW-Madison’s Students Today Leaders Forever  (STLF)Chapter will be sending out FIVE Pay it Forward Tours. Each bus will travel to 5 cities en route to their Celebration City, Charleston, South Carolina! Within each city, participants will complete a unique service project in the morning, tourism mid-day, and leadership building activities at night. The buses, each consisting of 40-45 students from Madison, will be part of over 40 groups of college students from many campuses going on a Pay It Forward Tour during Spring Break 2017.

Wingra Family Medical Center – Community Resource Program

Community Resource Navigator Program – Summer 2017 Application are due Friday, March 3, 2017

Minimum Age/Education: Must be at least 18 years of age.

Time commitment: Summer volunteers must commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week. Must have availability between 9am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. We can also schedule students on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5-7pm. We will attempt to schedule around your other commitments, and consider change requests at the beginning of the semester. We ask for as much flexibility by you as possible since we must cover all business hours at the clinic.

Navigators will begin work at Wingra Family Medical Center on Monday, May 22. The 2017 Summer semester dates are Monday, May 22-Friday, August 25. Please note: we can work around short 1-2 week planned vacations, but if you are going to be gone for more than 2 weeks over the summer session please wait until another semester to apply.

Training Required: You must commit to actively engaging in 12 hours of training before your first volunteer shift. If you are not able to make the training dates you will need to apply for a different semester as both trainings are mandatory.

The required training dates and times will be:
Wingra Resource Navigator Training
Sunday, April 23 from 10am-4pm
Sunday, April 30 from 10am-4pm

If you are not able to attend both of these trainings but are still interested in participating, please email We will ask you to postpone your participation in the program until the following semester.

If you are not already a UW Health Volunteer you HAVE to complete all steps in the UW Health Volunteer process. Details are located here,

It is your responsibility to register and attend the UW Health volunteer orientation session and complete the required steps before May 22. You MUST be approved to volunteer by UW Health BEFORE the summer session begins. Students not approved by May 22 will have to wait until the following semester. Please note: the entire process takes about a month to complete so please take care of these steps well in advance.

Health and Background Screens Required: Prospective volunteers will need to go through the UW Health volunteer screening process prior to working in Wingra in order to meet clinical requirements. This includes: a background check, TB screening, clinic immunizations, and annual influenza vaccinations (or present a medical waiver for a medical contraindication or a religious or personal conviction/belief waiver or a religious or personal conviction/belief waiver, where applicable). If these steps are not completed by May 22, volunteers will not be able to work in the clinic. This process can take up to a month so please allow plenty of time to have this completed BEFORE May 22.

Attendance: Volunteers are expected to meet their commitments to their scheduled weekly service hours. Supervisors must be notified of any absences in advance or as soon as possible. After 3 absences, the resource navigation coordinator and/or the project directors reserve the right to terminate a volunteer.

Evaluation: All volunteers should demonstrate a good understanding of assigned tasks. In order to ensure that that we are meeting the Resource Navigators’ educational needs, a regular assessment by the resource navigation coordinator or project directors will be conducted on an ongoing basis throughout the duration of the summer.

Interview(s): Applicants are reviewed and considered based on assessed skills, interests, level of demonstrated commitment and the availability of volunteer positions. If you advance past the application step, the resource navigation coordinator and/or project directors will contact you to schedule an interview. A reference check and background check will be conducted in conjunction with the interview.

“Wisconsin Express” Field Experience

REMINDER… DEADLINE APPROACHING… For students from any major interested in a field experience in Wisconsin:

APPLY NOW for the 1-week interprofessional field experience “Wisconsin Express,” hosted by Wisconsin AHEC (Area Health Education Center). This cultural immersion program received a national award and attracts highly engaged students from across the state.

Students nearing completion of their academic program are encouraged to apply! Graduate students, undergrads, and technical college students of all disciplines are welcome. Students with an interest in exploring intersections of culture, equity, health, and interprofessional teamwork will find this program especially valuable in preparation to enter the workforce or compete for admission to health professions training programs.

The 12 regional hubs for the May 21-26 immersion program include:

· Ashland – Native American focus
· Beloit – multiple populations
· Fennimore – Amish focus
· Green Bay – multiple populations
· La Crosse – multiple populations
· Ladysmith – Somali focus
· Milwaukee – multiple populations
· Minocqua – Native American focus
· Shawano – Native American focus
· Sheboygan – Hmong and Hispanic focus
· Stevens Point – focus on food systems
· Wausau – Amish focus

Selection is competitive for limited spaces at each site (6-10 per group). Application link and additional information is online at:

We look forward to welcoming another amazing group of students this year to explore Wisconsin together and kick off the summer!

Keri Robbins, MS.Ed
Wisconsin AHEC (Area Health Education Centers) Program
Assistant Director – Communications and Student Programs
4218c Health Sciences Learning Center | UW School of Medicine and Public Health | 608.265.2442 | |

Peace Corp Spring Advising Events

Recruiter Advising Hours
269 Bascom Hall
Wednesdays 9-11 am
Thursdays 3-5 pm

Special Advising Hours
116 Room #2 Agriculture Hall
February Only
Wednesdays 2-3 pm

Wednesday, February 1
Spring Student Organization Fair
5-8 pm, Kohl Center

Thursday, February 2
U.S. State Department and Peace Corps Panel
12-1:30 pm, Union South: TITU
Learn about opportunities with the U.S. State Department and the Peace Corps at a panel discussion. Come hear Peace Corps Regional Recruiter Jason Lemberg and State Department Recruitment and Outreach Officer Vayram Nyadroh speak about what service in the Peace Corps and a career in the State Department entails.

Thursday, February 2
Spring Career Fair
4-8 pm, Kohl Center

Thursday, February 23
Wisconsin Ecology Undergraduate Job Fair
10 am-2 pm, Birge Hall Atrium
Come learn about job opportunities in the Agriculture and Environment Sectors. Talk to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers about what projects they did during Service and get an idea of how you could be helping to make a difference in your host community

Volunteers needed

“The EMMCA Home Chore Program needs volunteers to help older adults of modest means with a variety of basic household chores such as dusting, vacuuming, laundry, lawn mowing, grocery shopping, and other basic chores. Volunteers help seniors who cannot physically do the chores themselves and who cannot afford to hire help. The assistance provided by volunteers helps seniors to remain independent in their homes. – See more.

Peace Corps

Gather on the lakefront to network, listen to stories of service, and learn how you can make a difference in a community abroad with Peace Corps service.

Informal Summer Meet Ups:

Wednesday, June 17th
Memorial Union
Info Sessions: 5:30 pm to 6:30pm
Memorial Union Terrace
7:00 pm to 8:30pm

Saturday, July 26th
Memorial Union Terrace
7:00 pm to 8:30pm

Sunday, August 2nd
Memorial Union Terrace
12:00 pm to 3pm

Saturday, August 8th
Red Gym
Info Sessions: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday, August 9th
Pride Fest at Capital Square
12:00 pm to 3pm


Community Service Day 2015

Date: Saturday, April 18th
Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join ISS and the Morgridge Center for an opportunity to learn about and give back to the Madison community. Open to all students. Start the day getting to know fellow students and learning about service and the needs of the Madison community. Visit one of two volunteer sites to complete a service project (Lakeshore Nature Preserve for those interested in sustainability and the environment; Magazines for Literacy to pack magazines to be distributed to at-risk readers via local nonprofits). End the day with discussion and reflection on your experience.

Sign up here: