A way for students to gain relevant and collaborative experiences that grow our communities. Typically the experiences are short term and help a community organization to meet a very specific need.

Volunteer Opportunities

Find and connect with volunteer opportunities in our local, seven-county community by using Ugetconnected with your Western Technical College username and password. On the site, you can connect with agencies, explore needs, and track service hours. This site is brought to our community by Western Technical College, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, Great Rivers United Way, and more than 150 local agencies. To learn how to use Ugetconnected, click on the Resources accordion below.

President’s Volunteer Service Award

Now, more than ever, service is necessary to tackle the most pressing issues of our times, and Americans across the country are accepting the challenge. Western is a recognizing body for the national President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), which distinguishes, celebrates, and inspires community service leaders and volunteers to lead the charge. Western students are invited to apply and be recognized by our nation's president for being active citizens.

Award Requirements and Process:

  • Serve in the community for a minimum of 100 hours during a 12-month period. Service hours can be in conjunction with classroom/club service hours.
  • Document service hours in Ugetconnected. To learn how to use Ugetconnected, click on the Resources accordion below.
  • Once hours are documented, email a PDF of your Ugetconnected Volunteer Resume to engage@westerntc.edu by March 9, 2018.
  • Qualifying students will be awarded the PVSA at the spring celebration. 

Special Events

Join your Western peers for group volunteering activities like bell ringing, meal delivery, and more! Sign up information will be posted on Western’s Ugetconnected site at https://westerntc.galaxydigital.com/agency/detail/?agency_id=58200

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