We understand that this pandemic is disruptive and challenging in innumerable ways, and want to express our gratitude for your continued relationship with UW-Madison and our faculty, staff, and students. We want to support you as best we can. At this time, most UW students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to do virtual or contactless community engagement.
If you are hosting UW students through in-person volunteering, internships, work study, or other in-person experiences, we expect all nonprofit community partners to have COVID-19 related safety policies and procedures in place for volunteers.
- Morgridge Center policies for UW-Madison students who engage in in-person service can be found here.
- Share your volunteer opportunities with us, and review the offerings of available volunteers on our site.
- Think creatively about virtual service opportunities, including ways that volunteers can support your organization from home or online, such as
- Writing cards, sending letters, or doing craft projects (such as making toys for shelter animals, knitting hats and scarves for individuals experiencing housing insecurity, or making blankets for elders)
- Becoming social media ambassadors, hosting online fundraisers or donation drives, or raising awareness of your organization and related social issues through advocacy
- Offering a skilled service that they can do remotely, such as web development, graphic design, writing/editing, or translation
- Offering online delivery of services such as financial coaching, tutoring and mentoring, enrichment activities or classes, or theater or musical performances
- Recording theater or musical performances, audiobooks, or educational videos
- Conducting research, background or otherwise
- Contributing to longer-term projects