Thursday, March 8, 2012 myBiz Blog
Morgridge Center Update by Katie Coon

Check out these new volunteer opportunities in the Morgridge Center: American Red Cross database assistant and Special Olympics volunteers.

American Red Cross Database Assistant

The American Red Cross - Badger & South Central Wisconsin Region provides community outreach and education, disaster relief, health and safety training and serves to the Armed Forces to individuals who live and work in South Central Wisconsin.

As the Database Assistant you will be responsible for a variety of database tasks and other projects in the Community Development Department. Responsibilities include researching and compiling information on past donors, utilizing web search engines and various websites to update contact information, analyzing and updating giving reports for American Red Cross National Headquarters. Volunteer must have basic computer skills and strong verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Excel, internet search engines, and Raiser's Edge Experience a plus.

If interested, contact Ann Taff, Volunteer Coordinator at (608) 232-5822 via e-mail.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) is a statewide organization providing persons with cognitive disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Individuals who are at least eight years old and are identified as having a cognitive disability are eligible for participation. There are many ways to volunteer with the Special Olympics, with different levels of commitment and at various times of the year. Opportunities may include, but are not limited to, “Day of Volunteers,” event/game coordinators, and coaching positions.

For more information on the Special Olympics and their volunteering opportunities, visit To find out how to get involved in your area, click here.