Volunteerism

Volunteer Now!

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.

 

Volunteers on the Move

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.

 

Post-Graduate Opportunities

This page is a reference of Post Graduate volunteer opportunities, both nationally and internationally. Categories include: Education and Teaching, Environmental, Faith-Based, International, National & International, National Service, Regional, Resources on Social Change Careers.
 

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Volunteer Network on Campus

These offices, departments, and areas are all connected to local volunteer opportunities. Please feel free to contact them directly.

Alternative Spring Break

An alternative break is a trip where a group of college students (usually 10-12 per trip) engage in volunteer service, typically for a week. Alternative break trips originated with college students in the early 1980s as a counter to "traditional" spring break trips. Each trip has a focus on a particular social issue, such as (but not limited to) poverty, education reform, refugee resettlement, and the environment. Students learn about the social issues and then perform week-long 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 Spring Break trip options; New York City, New Orleans, Honduras, and Guatemala. Student can apply to be part of this program!

 

 

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Alternative Spring Break


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.

 

 

2013-2014 Trip Blog

Read about the experiences from ASB from the 2013-2014 year here: www.uwosh.edu/ deptblogs/asb/



2014-2015 ASB Trips

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

http://dlgcoffee.wordpress.com/category/volunteers/

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.

www.oyehonduras.org

Missy Burgess (advisor)


Costs Cover:

Transportation to/from airport, on site
Airline ticket or Vans<br >International Trip & Medical Insurance (Guatemala, Honduras)
Lodging
Meals


Does Not Cover:

Snacks or Travel meals
Extra Activities
Immunizations/Passport (Guatemala, Honduras)
*Efforts are being made to lower costs of the trip at all times.


Safety and Security Information

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


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Hands on Oshkosh

Once a semester UW Oshkosh hosts "Hands on Oshkosh" a program where students, faculty and staff come together to go out into the community to volunteer and make a difference.

Registration sign-up forms are available online starting the end of the semester. The event will be taking place October 11 at 8:30 am and will be completed by 1:00 pm., with registration beginning at 8:30 am. There will be limited space for volunteers, and volunteers will be placed as they register. Our goal is to place as many volunteers with agencies as we can, but there will be limited space. Any questions can be e-mailed to: handsonoshkosh@uwosh.edu.

 

Titan Volunteers

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.

 

Poverty Simulation & Workshop

Thursday, November 6th - 5-8 p.m.

Experience what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. You will take on the role of a family member facing poverty and attempt to provide basic necessities and shelter for your family.

Pre-registration is required, so make sure to secure your spot before the workshop is full!

We also need Volunteers! What do volunteers do? Volunteers still get to participate, just in a different way! They are the “resources” and will play the role of a community resource such as a banker, landlord, collection agency, social services agency, etc.

Volunteers are needed from 4:15pm-8pm. Please contact Kati Hinds (hindsk22@uwosh.edu) if you are interested in volunteering.

Co-Sponsored by UWO Habitat for Humanity, Residence Life, University Speaker Series and Volunteerism

 

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