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Summer Badger Volunteers

Summer Badger Volunteers registration opens online May 26

Posted May 07, 2015

Summer in Madison means the Terrace, the lakes and relaxation. But for students staying in Madison, summer also means the opportunity to give back.

Badger Volunteers, UW-Madison’s largest student volunteer program, is once again offering a summer session. Registration for the summer 2015 Badger Volunteers session opens May 26 and runs through June 4 online at

For the first time, interested students can preview volunteer opportunities before registration opens. Volunteering will begin the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 8.

Spots are expected to fill quickly, so interested students are encouraged to register for their preferred site as soon as registration opens

Any current UW-Madison student can join Badger Volunteers, which requires a weekly volunteer commitment of between 2-4 hours for the duration of the summer term. It’s important that students are able to commit to their community partner every week for the full term.

Students select a volunteer opportunity from nearly 30 community partner sites in and around Madison and serve in a team of fellow students at the same site, on the same day for the entire summer. Volunteer opportunities are offered in three focus areas: Education, sustainability and public health. Sustainability opportunities outdoors are particularly prevalent in the summer.

Badger Volunteers, a program through the Morgridge Center for Public Service, is designed to foster deeper connections between students and community partners by establishing a consistent, long-term relationship.

Student volunteers are required to attend an orientation and one education session outside of their regular volunteer time during the summer. Badger Volunteers offers opportunities for any interest or skill.

Students with questions about the Badger Volunteers program should contact Kari Temkin at