A goal of Career and Leadership Development is to connect students to service and connect service to students. Students looking for community service opportunities have a variety of options available. Career & Leadership Development suggests the following steps in searching for a volunteer opportunity that suits your needs:
Step 1: Join the UW-W Involvement Facebook Page and Service Portal. Any projects that are submitted to Career & Leadership Development are first posted here.
Step 2: Use Volunteer Match! This free online service is found at www.volunteermatch.org. We encourage our community members offering service opportunities to post there. Use the location and service type search functions to find projects that work for you. By clicking the ID number to the left of any service posting, you will find further information including contact information.
Step 3: Set up an appointment with the Service Intern in the Student Involvement Office. This student is available to help you identify further options and to help you utilize the Facebook and Volunteermatch.org resources. You can schedule an appointment with a Student Involvement Intern by calling (262) 472-6217 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many service organizations across the UW-Whitewater Campus, ranging from Habitat for Humanity to Student Optimists. In addition, many student-run professional organizations perform community service as well. To gain more information on service organizations and service in general please visit the ConnectUWW website or contact Joshua Tepps, (262) 472-1112 or TeppsJ@uww.edu.
UW-Whitewater hosts an annual day of service in the spring of each year, with the goal of cleaning up a surrounding community while building relationships between the citizens of that community and the students of the University. To get involved or for more information, please contact Kim Clarksen at ClarkseK@uww.edu or visit the Make a Difference Day page.