James R. Connor University Center

Community Service

A goal of UC Student Activities & Involvement is to connect students to community service opportunities. Students looking for community service opportunities have a variety of options available.

Use the resources listed below to assist you in finding ways to complete service hours. There are multiple opportunities available in Whitewater and the surrounding area. Complete service includes a variety of causes, so find one that interests you!

  • Contact the Service Intern
    • We are currently working on a new form that can be filled out with your interests in community service. Until the form is complete, you can email the Service Intern directly regarding your community service interests. The Service Intern will use this information to assist you in finding opportunities that interest you or that you have access to!
    • Volunteermatch.org
      • Use this website to search for service opportunities within specific locations. Create a FREE account or sign in using a Google, Facebook, or LinkedIn account.
    1. Enter in preferred location - the search will bring up all opportunities available within 20 miles!
    2. If you need to, narrow down the results by selecting "Cause Areas" or entering keywords.
    3. Select an opportunity, read through the description, and select "I Want to Help".
    4. Send a message to the agency via VolunteerMatch and wait for a confirmation email.
    • Volunteermain.com
      • This website is made just for service opportunities available in Jefferson County and the City of Whitewater. Create a FREE account or sign in with a Facebook account.
    1. Click on "Volunteer Opportunities".
    2. Use the "Sort" or "Filter" tools to narrow down the results.
    3. Select an opportunity and read through the description.
    4. If interested, select "Respond" if you are an individual looking to sign up or "Respond as Team" if you are interested in signing up a group of people.

    Looking for help? While Student Activities & Involvement doesn’t serve as a placement office to match volunteers to needs, we can assist in spreading the word about service opportunities. Take advantage of any or all of the following ways in which to reach out to campus students: 

    • Advertising Techniques
      • Identify your target audience and create content for them.
      • Contact key members of organizations that can share information with students.
      • Post on a volunteer matching site, such as VolunteerMatch.org and Volunteermain.com
      • Table in the University Center.
      • Create digital media to post via social media.
      • Focus on how the opportunity can benefit the student.
    • Connect with the Service Intern

    What is a Warhawk Ambassador?

    The primary purpose of the Warhawk Ambassador Program is to promote the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater through service to the University, to the community, to friends and alumni, and to the state.

    Warhawk Ambassadors' service provides opportunities to meet and interact with some of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's brightest young professionals from a variety of diverse backgrounds and majors.

    Ambassadors receive extensive training in interpersonal communication, dining and table etiquette, have exceptional hosting and university knowledge, and are able to interact with a wide variety of people and perspectives. Ambassadors are also taught and passionate about the history of UW-Whitewater.

    Ambassadors are willing and eager to be of assistance with a variety of ways:

    • Assisting in the positive perception of elected officials of our campus and UW System.
    • Interacting on committees or college-related events coordinated by the Dean's Office and departments.
    • Interacting with UW-Whitewater Alumni.
    • Providing a student delivery of important campus data points.

    Event Services:

    • Banquets and Awards Ceremonies
    • Conferences/Workshops: Excellent assistance for registration tables, reading speaker introductions, moderating educational sessions, and general hosting of speakers.
    • Student Panels: Warhawk Ambassadors are strong advocates for the UW-Whitewater and the college experience overall. They are able to give positive accounts of their experiences here at UW-Whitewater. 
    • Athletic Events: Warhawk Ambassadors have experience volunteering at Warhawk Football and Basketball games, as well as commemorative events.
    • Focus Groups
    • Search & Screen Committees
    • Meeting with Special Guests to campus
    • Dedications

    Request a Warhawk Ambassador

    Org Reporting Form

    Student Organizations (non-Greek) use this form to report on any service or philanthropy completed in the current academic year (July 1 through June 30). This data is used for awards, recognition, and to report to campus and community leadership about student organization accomplishments.

    Make a Difference Day

    Make a Difference Day is UW-Whitewater's largest student-based service event held annually in April. This year it will be held Friday, April 26, 2024 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.  Sign up today!

    *Subject to change depending on projects


    Jacob Foulker
    Program Specialist-Greek Community and Service
    (262) 472-1520