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Volunteer opportunities and other ways for Badgers to give back

April 21, 2020

The best way to help your community during the pandemic is to maintain social distancing and follow public health guidelines to reduce the effects of COVID-19. However, many people are looking for other ways to help, from donating to local food pantries to assisting frontline responders.

The Morgridge Center for Public Service and the UW–Madison Center for Leadership and Involvement in Student Affairs have compiled a number of resources and opportunities in Madison and Dane County. More information can be found on the Morgridge Center website. Here are a few:

The Morgridge Center for Public Service has also put together other ideas for service, from advocating for people detained during the pandemic, to tips for helping reduce stigma associated with COVID-19. Learn more on the Morgridge Center website.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers also recently announced that the state is looking for health care support volunteers during the pandemic. Through the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry, or WEAVR, active and retired health care professionals and others capable of providing non-clinical assistance are encouraged to sign up.

“Purposeful action” is part of the Wisconsin Experience, and we are proud of our long-standing tradition of stepping up and giving back in times of need.