Volunteering & Community Engagement | Western Technical College

Volunteering & Community Engagement


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 160 local agencies. To learn how to use Ugetconnected, click on the Resources accordion below.

Explore Volunteer Opportunities Here!

If you are not a student or employee of Western, you’ll want to go to www.ugetconnected.org to create a Ugetconnected profile and explore local volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Service Award

Now more than ever, service is necessary to tackle the most pressing issues of our times. Western recognizes students who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to service with the Western Volunteer Service Award, 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 institution for being active community volunteers. 

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 Resources below. 
  • Once hours are documented, email a PDF of your Ugetconnected Volunteer Resume to engage@westerntc.edu by March 1, 2021. 
  • Qualifying students will be awarded the WVSA at Western’s spring celebration.  

Community Equity Leader Program

The Community Equity Leader Program is a 35-hour program designed to give students the platform to serve their community, solve community problems, develop new leadership skills, and increase their self-awareness. Students in the program serve at various agencies that aim to address inequity in the community. They also participate in Guided Equity Experiences, which are activities and events (e.g. speakers, discussion groups, and community actions) that encourage students to consider their capacity to effect change. View our brochure for more information.

Contact us if you would be interested in learning more about the program or would like to join. Click here to directly join the Ugetconnected Community Equity Leader group.

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Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
Student Success Center, Room 222
400 7th Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601