Do you have a true passion for volunteering? Our newly launched app was created to ease communication between agencies and student volunteers, while promoting services. Here you will find a consistently updated list of volunteer events and/or positions to engage in through our local agencies! Check out this site for short and long term volunteer opportunities in the Oshkosh and surrounding communities.
UW Oshkosh students have an semesterly opportunity to participate in the Volunteers on the Move program. A day-long program that takes a group of student to participate in a community service opportunity. Past Volunteer on the Move excursions include; nature clean-up, food pantry work, building opportunities, etc.
Sign up here for Volunteers on the Move Fall 2015!
These offices, departments, and areas are all connected to local volunteer opportunities. Please feel free to contact them directly.
• Student Organizations
An alternative break is a trip where a group of 9 college students engage in volunteer service over a University break period. Each trip has a focus on a particular social issue, such as (but not limited to) education, privilege, health education and sustainability. Students learn about the social issues and then perform service projects with local non-profit organizations. Alternative breaks challenge students to critically think and react to problems faced by members of the communities in which they are involved. UW Oshkosh is proud to host four Alternative Break trip options this spring.
Students will be in Honduras from January 23-30, Guatemala and New York from March 19-26, and St. Louis from March 20-25
Find information about the Alternative Spring Break trips here. 2014-2015 trip information sessions are scheduled for October 7 at 5:00pm and 7:00pm! Registration applications will then be due October 17.
Read about the experiences from ASB from the 2013-2014 year here: www.uwosh.edu/ deptblogs/asb/
New York - Diversity & Inclusion $1,200*
As students travel to New York on this diversity and inclusion trip, they will volunteer with God's Love We Deliver and Gay Men's Health Club. God's Love is the tri-state area's leading provider of nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Students here will help with cooking, preparing and delivering meals to all of NYC's boroughs. Check out their website at www.glwd.org.
Gay Men's Health Club is the world's first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, they understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all. Danielle Jones (advisor)
New Orleans – retitle coming $950*
Students traveling to New Orleans will be working with Common Ground Relief to rebuild homes that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Common Ground Relief's mission is to create resilient Gulf Coast Communities that are environmentally sustainable, financially viable and personally cohesive. We fulfill this mission by helping residents build assets that support community transformation and renewal. The group will also spend a day working with the Animal Rescue of New Orleans.
Common Ground Relief: http://www.commongroundrelief.org/
Animal Rescue New Orleans: http://www.animalrescueneworleans.org/
Angie Zemke (advisor)
International Trip: Guatemala – Sustainability $1,800*
The purpose of the ASB trip to Guatemala is to provide students with an opportunity to help out with disaster relief, assist farmers with coffee growing, and other various projects. This trip will allow students the chance submerse themselves in a different culture while volunteering.
Focus: Third World Economic Development
Nicole BellCorelli (advisor)
International Trip: Honduras - Leadership development through service and youth education $1,800
On this trip to Honduras students will be working with the non-profit Organization for Youth Empowerment - OYE Honduras. OYE’s mission as a community-based, youth-led organization is to develop the leadership and capacity of at-risk Honduran youth who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. OYE’s integrated development approach combines formal education, youth capacity building, and community engagement to inspire and equip young people with the awareness and skills they need to take control of their lives. In Honduras, primary education is free and obligatory for every child between the ages of seven and fourteen, but the associated transportation costs and income-loss to the household when a child is in school is often too much for families to bear, resulting in children who are forced to drop out of school and are thus unable to complete their “obligatory” education. OYE works to increase the number of students completing their education. In one week volunteers participate in a wide variety of activities including political, social and regional awareness seminars, visits to local schools, nutrition centers for infants, orphanages and collaborations with local grassroots youth development efforts.
Missy Burgess (advisor)
Transportation to/from airport, on site
Airline ticket or Vans<br >International Trip & Medical Insurance (Guatemala, Honduras)
Snacks or Travel meals
Immunizations/Passport (Guatemala, Honduras)
*Efforts are being made to lower costs of the trip at all times.
All Trips: Waivers & contact information on site & at university
Emergency contact information sent to parents
Agency contact number sent to parents
Flight information shared
All lodging at secure locations, places to keep valuables
International Trips: Copies of passports kept
Emergency travel insurance purchased
Registered with US Embassies in countries
Travel agent & university watch for international concerns
Emergency phone is provided
Hands on Oshkosh
At the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, volunteerism broadly encompasses “bringing campus to life.” One way of doing so is through the semi-annual Hands on Oshkosh program, where students, faculty and staff come together to go out into the Oshkosh community, to volunteer and make a difference.
Past semesters have included projects such as: organizing classrooms to enhance the experience for the students, brightening the paint of an agency’s walls for a more welcoming area, taking on an agency’s yard work so their employees can continue to focus on their internal success, and much more! So grab your friends, get your “helping hands” ready, and join us for a day of VOLUNTEER FUN!
Any questions can be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Titan Volunteers is a UW Oshkosh student organization dedicated to community outreach and service. To learn more about how to get involved in this student organization, visit TitanLink.