Volunteer OpportunitiesThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay encourages its employees to take advantage of volunteer opportunities towards professional development.
- Develop new skills.
- Make social connections.
- Give back to your community.
- Develop and grow as a person.
- Gain a new perspective.
- Know that you're needed.
- Boost your self-esteem.
Gaining skills, knowledge and expertise are common side effects of volunteering. Giving others your time brings you interesting and challenging opportunities that might not come along otherwise. This experience can be added to your resume.
Loneliness and boredom are common among retirees, students, and transplants to a new city. Volunteering can relieve this sense of social isolation and help you fill empty hours in the day.
Doing something for the community you live in and returning the favor to those who have helped you are strong motivators. Everyone, rich or poor, takes from society, and volunteering is one way to show a sense of appreciation.
Volunteering is an excellent way to explore your likes and dislikes. If you're interested in a new career, volunteer in the field first to see if you will actually like it. You may find a totally unrelated field is a much better fit for you, one you'd never consider if you hadn't volunteered there first.
Life can be hard and when you're feeling down, your problems can seem insurmountable. Volunteering can offer a new perspective, seeing people who are worse off than you are, yet still hanging in there, can help you see your life in a whole new light.
Feeling needed and appreciated are important, and you may not get that appreciation from your paid work or home life where the things you do are expected or taken for granted. When you volunteer, you realize just how much you are truly needed. Meeting people who need your help is a strong incentive to continue, people are depending on you.
Many volunteers experience a sense of increased self-esteem and greater self-worth. Helping others makes you feel good about yourself, because you're doing something for someone that they couldn't do for themselves.
Although the University encourages its staff members to volunteer, it is at the employees own discretion and on their own time. If you have questions regarding blood donation, jury duty, voting, disaster relief, military service, etc., please contact Human Resources or consult your handbook/union contract.
The Bay Lakes Boy Scout Council is looking for someone from the UW-Green Bay community who would like to join their board. Meetings are every other month in various locations around the geographic area served by the Bay Lakes Council. They’re looking for someone who is “an enthusiastic individual with leadership skills, excellent decision making ability, and community orientation." Also, they add that “diversity is key to allow for thinking to be from all angles.”
This would be a good connection to local business leaders and others who have an interest in supporting kids who may someday be our students.
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Melissa Platkowski at email@example.com or ext. 2764.
A local non-profit organization whose vision is "Building a Stronger Community through Volunteerism." The organization serves over 200 community organizations and local schools in the Green Bay area. The Guide Book has a detailed list of volunteer opportunities in the area.
National Volunteer Database
A national volunteer database listing a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.
Offers employee web-based volunteer tools that help manage, track and expand volunteer programs with a network for volunteering.
This searchable database allows you to find local service opportunities that match your specific interests.
Student Life Volunteer Page
The office of Student Life coordinates community service opportunities to cultivate student interest in the concepts of volunteerism and involvement both on campus and in the community of Green Bay.
For information regarding volunteer opportunities through the First Nations Studies, please contact Lisa Poupart at 465-2185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many student organizations on campus plan and offer volunteer opportunities, to find out more details about the variety of student organizations and what they offer, please visit their website.
There are many different types of volunteer support offered through the Weidner Center. Some of the options includes: usher, bus attendant, tour guide, and office assistant.
Learning In Retirement
Learning in Retirement (LIR) is a member-led volunteer organization. To find out more about volunteer opportunities available through LIR, please visit their website.
*If you know of any upcoming volunteer opportunities on campus and would like them to be listed on our webpage, please contact HR.