New Semester, New Ways To Get Involved

New Semester, New Ways To Get Involved

Are you looking to get more involved this semester at Marquette? There are many great opportunities to give back this semester.

1. Marquette Hunger Clean-Up: This service day event takes place on April 22nd and is a great way to give back to the community. Hunger Clean-Up has grown to be Marquette’s largest day of service- bringing together approximately 1,500 individuals to volunteer with over 50 agencies. If you want to be more involved, there are opportunities to be a part of the planning committees. Informational meetings will take place January 25th 6-7 in Olin 278 and January 31st 7-8 in Olin 278.

2. Marquette Volunteer Corps: Marquette Volunteer Corps is a semester-long opportunity for Marquette students to volunteer in a meaningful way, building relationships with community members as well as their peers. Each team is situated around an issue area, such as health, the environment, literacy, etc. You'll spend the semester serving alongside your team and learning more about the issue and Milwaukee. Contact Hannah Sternig to join.

3. SERVE: Students Engaging in Real Volunteer Experiences. SERVE is a group of 20 first year students who volunteer, learn, and reflect together. Each participant is required to participate in at least five volunteer opportunities, which are available at a variety of times and working with a variety of nonprofits and social justice issues. Contact the Center for Community Service for more information.

4. Urban Connection: Teams of students will explore Milwaukee and engage in various community service projects at one of thirty local nonprofits. The next service day is Saturday August 26th, 2017.

5. Service Retreat: Join us for this two-night retreat at home in Milwaukee. We will serve together, experience a Milwaukee social justice bus tour, reflect on our service and ourselves, and spend time in community. The event is taking place February 10-12; registration closes on February 3rd. Contact [email protected] for more information.

6. Midnight Run: Midnight Run is a volunteer service program which was initiated by students in 1988. It focuses on the particular needs of the hungry and homeless people living in the community around Marquette.

7. Marquette Action Program: MAP is a way for students to choose service trips during Marquette's Spring Break. To spend time living in community, reflecting upon issues of social justice, and making a difference, it is a memory not to be missed.

8. The Campus Kitchen: The Campus Kitchen operates on campus and utilizes shared kitchen space, donated food, and the energy of students, faculty and community members. Volunteers prepare meals on campus, and then deliver them to agencies and individuals in the community.

9. Mardi Gras: Making A Real Difference In the Gulf Region and Areas Surrounding is a service organization that strives to provide aide to hurricane victims in the Gulf Region; as well as, promote awareness of the issues, which plague the Gulf Region.

10. Habitat for Humanity: Habitat seeks to provide decent, affordable housing for those who are without adequate shelter. Marquette's chapter works with Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Racine chapters, as well as with other housing organizations. Members also help raise funds to sponsor their own houses.

Help make a difference in our community!