Thank you for your interest in partnering with the Badger Volunteers program! Due to COVID-19, we are currently operating a virtual volunteer program. We are still in the process of planning the logistics, including community partner registration, for the spring 2021 semester. If you are interested in partnering and have any questions, please email Anya Piotrowski.
Badger Volunteers connects teams of UW-Madison students with local community sites (schools, nonprofits, municipalities) to volunteer with that organization 1-4 hours every week for an entire semester. We are particularly interested in partners focused on education, sustainability and public health.
Badger Volunteers is ideal for community partners who have a regular, weekly need for volunteers. We provide logistical support, transportation, training and education sessions for student volunteers in the program. Badger Volunteers operates in the spring, summer and fall. If interested in bringing a Badger Volunteers team to your organization, contact: email@example.com
What can I use Badger Volunteers for?
It is up to your site to determine what your needs are and how Badger Volunteers can help support you. We encourage you to think of your needs and structure the Badger Volunteer experience around that need. You can have more than one Badger Volunteer team at your site a week.
Community Nonprofit Eligibility
All potential new sites complete a proposal that asks basic questions about their program and volunteer needs. To be eligible as a community partner, an agency must:
- Demonstrate a need and utilize volunteers in order to achieve your mission
- Exhibit a commitment to a weekly service model
- Have the capacity to handle a group (3-20) of students at one time
- Demonstrate a willingness to support a positive learning environment for student volunteers
- Identify a contact person who welcomes the opportunity to serve as a Badger Volunteer
- Supervisor, who is in the position to make the necessary time commitment
*Exact dates are subject to change related to programming, however, the general timeline will remain the same (i.e. BV Registration will be the first two weeks of the semester, though the exact start and end dates may change)