Volunteer

Find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you

 

The Morgridge Center for Public Service peer advisors are available to help match students with meaningful and interesting volunteer opportunities. To schedule an appointment, fill out the advising form. Just have a quick question? Send an email. Prefer to drop in? Stop by during office hours in the Red Gym on Thursday from 2:15 – 4:15 p.m. or on Fridays from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

 

Badger Volunteers

Registration opens tomorrow, Friday, September 8 at 7:00 AM.

Interested in volunteering weekly on a team?The Morgridge Center for Public Service provides ongoing training and support to student volunteers. Transportation is coordinated by a team leader. Students can volunteer at sites related to education, public health or sustainability. The community partners are wonderful and committed to student learning.

For more information on how to register and what sites are open to students, visit: https://morgridge.wisc.edu/students/badger-volunteers/

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, adam.gundlach@wisc.edu

Badger Volunteers

About Badger Volunteers

Badger Volunteers is a semester-long program that pairs teams of students with community organizations (schools, nonprofits, municipalities) to volunteer 1-4 hours each week at the same organization. The program is designed to foster meaningful and consistent connections between community partners and students over the course of an entire semester. Badger Volunteers provides logistical support, transportation, training and education sessions for student volunteers in the program.

Volunteer opportunities fall into three categories: Education, Sustainability and Public Health. However, Badger Volunteers has an opportunity for any major and any interest.

Badger Volunteers participate in orientation the third week of the semester and begin volunteering the fourth week. Volunteering ends the second-to-last week of the semester.

Why should I be a Badger Volunteer?

1. Volunteer opportunities from over 80 community partners

2. We take care of helping you find transportation off campus

3. The opportunity to work in teams and meet new people

4. Yep, you even get an awesome t-shirt!


Questions?

Students contact Kari Temkin at kari.temkin@wisc.edu.

Summer 2017 registration will open May 31. To find other volunteer opportunities, search here.

From:  http://morgridge.wisc.edu/badger-volunteers

Campus Peace Corps Ambassadors

Campus ambassadors are university students who work closely with Peace Corps recruiters to raise the Peace Corps’ profile on campus and introduce the Peace Corps to new and diverse student groups.

Campus Ambassadors will work closely with  recruiters to raise Peace Corps’ profile on campus and introduce the Peace Corps to new and diverse student groups. Applications from students who wish to be a Campus Ambassador for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year will be accepted starting March 1, 2017 and the application will remain open until April 15, 2017.

Here is some great information about the internship opportunity.

The Details In Brief

  • The internship: Campus Ambassadors, an unpaid, on-campus internship with Peace Corps
  • Core duties: Targeted peer-to-peer outreach through presentations, social media, event planning, and more
  • Dates of service: September 2017—April 2018
  • How to apply: Through this online application
  • Application deadline: Friday, April 15th, 2017

Students who may be interested, please pass along these details and materials to them. It will be a wonderful, engaging professional development opportunity!

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 wingraresource@patientpartnerships.org. 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, http://www.uwhealth.org/madison-health-care-jobs/volunteers/steps-to-become-a-volunteer/11550

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.

Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity?

Meet With a Morgridge Center Advisor

Find a Volunteer Opportunity to Fit Your Schedule and Interests

Want to give back to the Madison community this semester but not sure where to start? Our student peer advisors are trained to match you with meaningful and interesting opportunities. To schedule an appointment, fill out the advising form.

Prefer to just drop in? Stop by our office on the first floor of the Red Gym during the following hours each week:

  • Mondays: 10:30am-1:00pm
  • Fridays: 11:00am-3:00pm

Morgridge Mail Newsletter

Click here to sign up for Morgridge Mail, a weekly newsletter highlighting volunteer opportunities and events.

Darwin Day Volunteers Needed

Seeking undergraduate volunteers to help with a fun science outreach event for Elementary School students on Monday, February 13, 2:30 – 4:00 pm at the WID Town Center.

We are expecting up to 300 kids over the 2 hour event, so we really need your help! There’s a free Darwin Day T-shirt in it for you if you sign up soon, and it’s a ton of fun.

Sign up here if you are interested: https://goo.gl/forms/Yp0rm5Ldk9GUe6SQ2

This event will feature about 20 different biology themed exploration stations for kids. Undergraduate volunteers are needed to help escort small groups of kids from station to station, and to help the people running the stations to engage the kids in the activities. They include a wide variety of hand’s on activities each run by a different campus group. For example, the Entomology Department’s Insect Ambassadors will have live and preserved bugs for kids to handle. Another station will focus on the microbiome and DNA. A third is doing DNA extractions with cranberries.

This event is being hosted by the J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution to celebrate International Darwin Day (www.darwinday.org) and share the excitement of science and reason with the community.

Badger Volunteers

Badger Volunteers is a semester-long program that pairs teams of students with community organizations (schools, nonprofits, municipalities) to volunteer 1-4 hours each week at the same organization. The program is designed to foster meaningful and consistent connections between community partners and students over the course of an entire semester. Badger Volunteers provides logistical support, transportation, training and education sessions for student volunteers in the program.

Volunteer opportunities fall into three categories: Education, Sustainability and Public Health. However, Badger Volunteers has an opportunity for any major and any interest.

Badger Volunteers participate in orientation the third week of the semester and begin volunteering the fourth week. Volunteering ends the second-to-last week of the semester.

Why should I be a Badger Volunteer?
1. Volunteer opportunities from over 80 community partners

2. We take care of helping you find transportation off campus

3. The opportunity to work in teams and meet new people

4. Yep, you even get an awesome t-shirt!

Spring 2017 registration will open Friday, Jan. 20

Questions?

Students contact Kari Temkin at kari.temkin@wisc.edu.