The one-time opportunities listed below are primarily sponsored by community agencies. Some opportunities are co-sponsored by the Volunteer and Community Service Center such as Saturdays of Service (S.O.S.) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

One-Time Opportunities

Appleton Housing Authority Homebuyer Program

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: Appleton Housing Authority Homebuyer Program Date: 01/03/2017 Time: 5:00-8:30 PM Where: 925 W. Northland Ave, Appleton Website: Contact person for event: Nicole Lemke,, 920-739-6811 ext 111 Description of Event/Project: Play time with young children while their parent(s) attend a homebuyer education class. This is a scheduled volunteer opportunity. Tuesdays 5-8:30PM. We … Continue reading Appleton Housing Authority Homebuyer Program

Fox Cities Building for the Arts

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: Fox Cities Building for the Arts Date: 05/20/2017 Time: 9:30 – 1:30 Where: Houdini Plaza, downtown Appleton Website: Contact person for event: Kathryn Pfeifer,, (920) 733-4089 Description of Event/Project: Community Art Day! We are looking for volunteers to help with our third annual Community Art Day, an event celebrating the visual … Continue reading Fox Cities Building for the Arts

Appleton WI

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 6:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: The Family Date: 03/16/2017 Time & location: to be determined Website: Contact person for event: Heidi Prahl,, 920-749-9364 Description of Event/Project: The Family Radio’s (91.9FM) annual Help for the Homeless hygiene drive needs strong young men and women to help local crisis agencies pick up and deliver hygiene product donations to our … Continue reading Appleton WI

Kaukauna Area School District

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: Kaukauna Area School District Date: 12/06/2016 Time: 6:00 pm Where: Downtown Kaukauna Website: Contact person for event: Maryann Halverson,, 920-850-8241 Description of Event/Project: The Kaukauna Area School District has a 9th grade band student with a vision impairment. The student is enthusiastic about participating in marching band, but she needs help … Continue reading Kaukauna Area School District

Lawrence University Admissions

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: Lawrence University Admissions Date: 11/09/2016 Time: On own Where: On own Website: Contact person for event: Gaelyn Rose,, 9208326889 Description of Event/Project: Each year, the Lawrence Admissions Office seeks ~10 current student volunteers to serve as LU Facebook Ambassadors to the Class of 2021 Facebook Group! Ambassadors are the only current … Continue reading Lawrence University Admissions

YMCA of the Fox Cities

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: YMCA of the Fox Cities Date: 11/24/2016 Time: Multiple Positions – Times Varies – 6:30 to 9:30 AM Where: Downtown Appleton – Radisson Paper Valley Hotel Website: Contact person for event: Mary Chapin,, 9208823681 Description of Event/Project: The Festival Foods Turkey Trot Race allows participants to partake in either a 5-mile … Continue reading YMCA of the Fox Cities

Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: Heckrodt Wetland Reserve Date: 11/09/2016 Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am Where: 1305 Plank Rd Menasha, WI 54952 Website: Contact person for event: Andrea Bierbrauer,, (920) 720-9349 X 10 Description of Event/Project: We are having craft prep party to help us get ready for the Christmas Gift Workshop and for our … Continue reading Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

SOAR Fox Cities

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: SOAR Fox Cities Date: 11/01/2016 Time: 12:00 pm Where: 211 E. Franklin Street, Appleton, WI 54914 Website: Contact person for event: Laura Lopez,, 920-731-9831 Description of Event/Project: SOAR Fox Cities is looking for a volunteer to help with community outreach. The volunteer would learn about SOAR Fox Cities’ programs and services, … Continue reading SOAR Fox Cities

Social Justice Series


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What is Social Justice?
Defining the term social justice is harder than you may think. There really is not one set definition that encompasses everything that falls into the social justice category. It is often thought of as term that is used when defending human rights or wanting to change laws. It can sometimes be used as an educational tool to help others become aware of issues around them. Most of all social justice is a word that umbrellas and shelters many issues concerning people. It is not only a term, but an idea, belief, or view of life. Social justice issues can range from educational reform to environmental sustainability therefore reaching out to people from various backgrounds and experiencing. As a whole, social justice is something that concerns and should concern everyone.

Why is it important?
Social Justice is extremely important, especially in our rapidly changing world. As we make our way through 2013 there are still many families who do not have homes, women who are being denied basic human rights, children who are not receiving the education they deserve and so many people unaware of the issues that occur right in their own neighborhood. Social Justice is the stepping stool to creating awareness, education, and doing something about these issues. Social justice brings to light these issues and creates an environment of opportunity for everyone to get involved and help make a change.

Saturdays of Service (S.O.S.)

Saturdays of Service (S.O.S.) is a program designed to encourage students to participate in volunteer opportunities that fit their specific interests without the fear of making long term commitments. They are typically offered one to two times per month, provide transportation to and from the volunteer opportunity, are usually on a Saturday (although sometimes they are on Sundays) and are open to all students first-come, first-serve.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a way to remember and recognize the life and teachings of one of the greatest civil rights leaders through volunteerism and community service that helps the community. This is a national day of service in which students across America help serve to meet a social or community need. Check the official Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service website for more information.

2014: About a quarter Lawrence University students and staff volunteered at local Boys and Girls club after-school program locations teaching diversity and fairness programming. Students read books, took pictures, led discussions, and played games to address issues of fairness and how to promote positive attitudes towards diversity.

MLK Day of Service

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