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Service Opportunities

 

All students in the MPH program are encouraged to volunteer in their communities.  For opportunities identified by the MPH program, please use the links below.

Opportunities Everywhere

Opportunities in Wisconsin

Opportunities in Greater Milwaukee

If you have suggestions or comments on service opportunities for MPH students, please contact the Program Coordinator at mph@mcw.edu

 

Opportunities Everywhere


GoodSearch.com

GoodSearch.com will donate funds to the charity of your choice every time you utilize their search engine or purchase items online through their website. Over 67,000 non-profit organizations have already registered with GoodSearch.com, and if your non-profit isn’t listed, encourage them to register today at www.goodsearch.com


Local Health Department

Your local health department would welcome your volunteer services. To find a health department near you, please visit Health Guide USA at healthguideusa.org/local_health_departments


Red Cross

The Red Cross is always seeking dedicated volunteers. To find the Red Cross chapter nearest you, enter your zip code in the designated box on the Red Cross website: www.redcross.org


Health Care Volunteer

Health Care Volunteer is a non-profit portal that connects volunteers with opportunities. Simply search for the topic and location of your choice, whether locally or internationally, on healthcarevolunteer.com


Public Health Aid Network

The Public Health Aid Network is an opportunity within Health Care Volunteer that allows individuals to register to help their local community hospital, government, or health care system in the event of a public health disaster or event.  Sign up today at healthcarevolunteer.com/volunteers/publichealth



Opportunities in Wisconsin


Volunteer Center Association of Wisconsin

The Volunteer Center Association of Wisconsin is a network of volunteer center staff.  They provide contact information for various volunteer centers in Wisconsin on their website: www.volunteerwisconsin.org

 

Opportunities in Greater Milwaukee

Ronald McDonald House

VAN DRIVERS

House Van Drivers will transport guest families to and from the hospital, grocery store and complete other errands as needed.

Commitment

  • One year minimum
  • Work at least one 5 hour shift monthly
Shift schedule
  9 a.m.-1 p.m.
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
5 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Good physical condition
  • Pass background check
  • Complete training
  • Valid drivers license
  • Dependable and flexible

HOUSE VOLUNTEER

House Volunteers perform a variety of office and light housekeeping duties, office work, check-ins and check-outs of our guest families.

Commitment

  • One year minimum
  • Work a three hour shift every other week
Shift schedule
  9 a.m.- noon
Noon- 3 p.m.
3 p.m.-6 p.m.
6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Good physical condition
  • Pass background check
  • Complete training
  • Dependable and flexible


Contact info
Heather Egerer
Volunteer Manager
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc.
414.475.6314
www.rmhcmilwaukee.org
volunteer@rmhcmilwaukee.org

Opportunities were identified through The Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee: www.volunteermilwaukee.org

Committee Volunteer – Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition
Community Outreach Ambassador – Milwaukee Women’s Center
Gun Violence Prevention Outreach – Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort Educational Fund
Health Fair Volunteer – Lupus Foundation of America, Wisconsin Chapter
Outreach and Office Support – ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Vision Screener – Prevent Blindness Wisconsin


Committee Volunteer - Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

Join one of WBCC's standing committees that plan and execute specific events. Committees include Fund Development (fundraising via events and other sources such as grants or third party events), Policy (both Federal and State levels), Health Based Initiatives (educational events and collaborative efforts with other organizations), Administration (volunteer management, exhibiting with our booth, etc.), Communications (newsletter/website/collateral), and Membership (individual and corporate).

Skills/Training: We are 99% volunteer driven, so volunteers need to be reliable and self starting within the context of the Board of Directors' direction. An interest in and commitment to breast cancer advocacy is vital. Good communication skills and an ability to work well in a group are important considerations. Training on the history and organization of the WBCC will be provided.

Contact:
Dawn Anderson, Program Coordinator
wbcc@standupandspeakout.org
(414) 963-2103
5225 N. Ironwood, Suite 104
Glendale, WI 53217
(Just south of Bay Shore Towne Mall off of Port Washington Rd.)
www.standupandspeakout.org


Community Outreach Ambassador - Milwaukee Women’s Center

(*For other service opportunities at the Milwaukee Women’s Center, please visit The Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee at www.volunteermilwaukee.org.)

Serve as an ongoing ambassador to the general public at Health and/or Resource Fairs. In an ongoing effort to keep the name of the Milwaukee Women's Center and Community Advocates familiar in our community, we participate in many at these community resource fairs.

As an ambassador, you will staff the tables, answer questions the public may have about our services, (there are generally very few - our brochures answer questions most people have), and hand out brochures and information regarding prevention and education in the areas of domestic violence, substance abuse, housing, and health care - to name a few.

The Resource Fairs are held during the day, weekends, or evenings. You can staff according to your availability, shifts will vary from 2 to 4 hours each. This is fun to do with a friend, feel free to sign up as a team of two.

Skills/Training: There will be on the job training, for a volunteer who has a neat personal appearance, loves to interact with people, to follow directions and has the desire to act as a spokesperson for Milwaukee Women's Center and Community Advocates. Volunteers will need their own means of transportation to and from the events.

Contact:
Ruthie Lombardo, Volunteer Manager
rlombardo@camwc.net
(414) 875-2054
www.mwcinc.org

 

 

Gun Violence Prevention Outreach - Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) Educational Fund

Become a gun violence prevention advocate. Help staff an information table at community events to educate the public about sensible solutions to prevent gun violence. Join our campaign to save lives by closing the secondary gun market, an unregulated source of guns for felons and others who are prohibited from purchasing guns in the primary market.

Volunteers will hand out informational materials about our organization and sensible solutions to prevent gun violence. At some events we collect signatures on petitions or postcards. Time commitment is usually 2 – 3 hours, and set up and take down of tables may be involved, depending on event. At least two people are needed to staff a table. Volunteers may form teams, or sign up as individuals to work with other volunteers or staff.

Skills/Training: Volunteers need to be willing to learn about gun violence prevention issues and our organization’s mission, be willing and able to interact pleasantly with strangers, and be comfortable dealing with the possibility of controversy. Materials and a short training session will be provided.

Contact:
Heidi Rose, Program Manager
hrose@WaveEdFund.org
(414) 351-9283
PO Box 170393
Milwaukee, WI 53217
www.WaveEdFund.org


Health Fair Volunteer - Lupus Foundation of America, Wisconsin Chapter

Attend health fairs in the greater Milwaukee area and present information to the public for the Wisconsin Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. We are looking for compassionate and caring individuals who are knowledgeable about Lupus and comfortable with public speaking. Please join us in the fight against lupus to promote greater public awareness and education of this devastating disease.

Skills/Training: Training will be provided.

Contact Information:
Sandy Hofstetter or Sue Hartt
sandy@lupuswi.org
(414) 443-6400
1109 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 208
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(near the corner of Mayfair Rd. and Watertown Plank Rd.)
www.lupuswi.org


Outreach and Office Support - ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Represent ABCD at health fairs around the Milwaukee area as well as provide program support at agency office.

Skills/Training: We will train for the health fairs. Personal transportation is needed for the health fairs. Basic office support skills (such as computer skills) are a plus for helping in the office and for the fundraiser.

Contact:
Judith Mindin, Administrative Assistant
abcdinc@abcdmentor.org
(414) 918-9222
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3265
West Allis, WI 53214
http://www.abcdbreastcancersupport.org/how-to-support/volunteer/

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