Volunteering and Service

What better way is there to feel good about yourself than volunteering? Head to local high schools to facilitate workshops on spoken word or volunteer with kids in Africa. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

  • Build self confidence
  • Volunteer in diverse communities
  • Learn with people different from you
  • Take weekend, weeklong, or year-long trips
  • Gain experience to add to your resume

Check out the resources below to begin your journey into making a positive and effective difference. Define your direction by helping someone else define theirs.


Volunteering and Service Resources

International Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteering overseas can be one of your most fulfilling and challenging experiences. Check out these resources: International Academic Programs, L&S Career Services

UW Volunteer Events Calendar: Check out daily volunteer opportunities on-campus and in the surrounding community.

Morgridge Center for Public Service: A center which promotes civic engagement, strengthening teaching and learning, and building collaborative partnerships through public service, service-learning, and community-based research.

VolunteerYourTime.org: A databank which houses volunteer opportunities in Dane County listed by date and area of interest.

Office of Childcare and Family Resources: Campus child care centers utilize volunteers to support and enhance high quality programming for the children and families in care.

Clinical Volunteer Opportunities for Pre-Med Students: Care about improving others’ quality of life?  Volunteer in the medical field.

Law Student Volunteer Opportunities: If the law is your passion, these volunteer opportunities give you experience working with community agencies.

McBurney Disability Resource Center: Volunteer opportunities involving working with UW-Madison students with disabilities.

University League: Volunteer opportunities on or close to campus endorsed by a local non-profit organization.

Extend Yourself: Jake Vandelist

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The best part of volunteering as Lakeview Elementary was being a positive role mode and instilling a sense of service in the kids.