Wednesday, September 22, 2010 myBiz Blog
Morgridge Center update by Katie Coon

The Morgridge Center is UW-Madison’s center for public service – connecting students, faculty and academic staff with nonprofits and the community through volunteerism, service-learning and community-based research.  Check back each week for great service opportunities you can get involved in.

Meet with a Volunteer Advisor

The Morgridge Center offers peer-advising to assist with any questions or concerns about volunteer opportunities.

Appointments

If you would like to learn about the various opportunities available through the Morgridge Center or guidance about which opportunity is right for you, then schedule an appointment with our peer advisors. Students must fill out the online request form available on our Website.

Drop-In Advising

Stop in the Morgridge Center during drop-in advising hours to meet with peer advisors. The advising staff can assist in finding the right non-profit agency and local, national or international volunteer opportunity to meet your needs.  Drop in hours are currently scheduled on:

  • Mon 2:30 - 4:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 11:30
  • Wed 2:30 - 4:00
  • Thurs 4:00 - 5:30
If you need further assistance about how to find a volunteer opportunity, email us at volunteer@morgridge.wisc.edu.

Become a Schools of Hope Tutor

The Schools of Hope tutoring program is seeking thoughtful college students to tutor in Madison-area middle and high schools.  Schools of Hope is a program which aims to address the gap in academic achievement between students of color and their white peers.  Wisconsin currently has the largest achievement gap in the country resulting in a serious need to provide students with extra support.

As a volunteer you have the opportunity to tutor weekly at one of 17 schools. Volunteers can choose when, where, and what grade they want to tutor.  Tutor trainings are provided along with on-going support from volunteer coordinators located at each site.  Join the largest youth tutoring effort in Madison, become a Schools of Hope volunteer!

Visit the Morgridge Center site for more information on Schools of Hope.