Highlights from this year include: the return of in-person and virtual Badger Volunteers, preparing students for community-engaged work and results of UW–Madison’s student voter turnout in the 2020 Presidential Election.
When Jenna Heinze wanted to find a volunteer opportunity on campus at the start of the spring semester, she didn’t know what to except to find. After she joined Badger Volunteers, she found the rewards were greater than she had ever imagined.
After seeing the impact of Badger Volunteers on alumni throughout her undergraduate career, the Morgridge Center became a driving force in Dinon’s own life after graduation.
Logan says her experience with Badger Volunteers as both a volunteer and a committee chair have been extremely rewarding, helping her make connections and discover new opportunities and career pursuits working with nonprofits in the future.
Juna Ly had always been passionate about sustainability. Now, as she develops an organics recycling program, she still draws on her experience in Badger Volunteers and the Morgridge Center.
The Evjue Foundation has allocated a $15,000 grant in support of Badger Volunteers. The grant will cover a portion of the roundtrip costs of transportation options for students using a combination of ZipCar, Fleet, Green and Union Cab and Lyft.
Don’t miss the first episode of GridgeFridge’s second season about careers in public service and community-engaged work with former Badger Volunteers Coordinator and current Deputy Mayor Reuben Sanon.
Gillian McBride felt disconnected from the campus community and almost left UW her freshman year. But after she accepted a job at the Morgridge Center for Public Service, McBride says she decided to give UW a second chance. Now, she can’t imagine what her life would look like if she had chosen to leave.
Ever since high school, UW–Madison junior Shuka Konishi loved volunteering. When Konishi came to Madison her first semester, she found a home to continue volunteering with the Morgridge Center for Public Service’s Badger Volunteers program.
Badger Volunteers will look a little different this year due to COVID-19, it is not too late to get involved! Though the amount of volunteer opportunities has decreased due to COVID-19, there are still over 40 volunteer spots for students to choose from.