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Announcing the Winners of the 32nd Inspire by Example Awards
We had a large number of wonderful submissions, making it a tough decision this year. Thank you so much to everyone who nominated volunteers, businesses, board members and volunteer managers.
This years winners are:
Toni Wagner - Inspire by Example Adult Award, nominated by St. Catherine's Team of Common Ground SE WI
Deanna McDougle - Inspire by Example Youth Award, nominated by Outlet: Plugging People In
Book Boys Bob Schweers and Dave Dollak - Inspire by Example Team Award, nominated by the Adult Learning Center
Baird - Inspire by Example Business Award
Lynn Wilding - Wile Volunteer Management Award, nominated by the Zoological Society of Milwaukee
Cheri McGrath - Swigart Board Leadership Award, nominated by Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement, Inc.
The winners will be honored at our 32nd Annual Volunteer Celebration luncheon Thursday, April 3rd, 2014. To join the celebration please register here.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Meet the Volunteers of the Month
Urban Milwaukee and the Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee are proud to name John and Cindy Kaczmarowski March Volunteers of the Month! This dynamic couple have donated countless hours to Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement (ABLE). Read their full story on Urban Milwaukee.
"Volunteering makes you feel good. No matter what is going on in life, when you start a project for someone else, you forget about yourself and concentrate on the needs of others. It's a good feeling."
Join United Way of Greater Milwaukee for Read With Me Week in honor of National Reading Month
March 3 - March 7
Volunteers will read to and with local children, act out stories and have fun
Share your love of reading by Living United
It's easy for everyone to get involved:
Morning & afternoon timeslots
Individual & group options
Varying time commitments of 45 minutes to two hours
Browse project options and select the right fit for you or your group. Help us change a child's story today.
A Shout Out to Milwaukee Volunteers
Milwaukee has jumped from 7th to 3rd place in the number of residents who volunteered in 2012, among the 51 largest metropolitan cities. We hold this spot with 33.6% up from 32% in previous years.
We are a committed and dedicated community, interconnected by individuals, families, groups, businesses and corporations all working hard to make this a great place to live, work and play.
Volunteering in Milwaukee
Volunteering in Wisconsin
33.6% of residents volunteer
42.8 volunteer hours per resident
50.1 million hours of service
$1.1 billion of service contributed
65.3% of residents donate to charity
45.4% of residents over 55 volunteer
23.4% or residents 20-34 volunteer
35.6% of residents volunteer
36.7 volunteer hours per resident
1.62 million volunteers
165.3 million hours of service
$3.1 billion of service contributed
60.6% of residents donate to charity
34.7% of residents over 55 volunteer
20.6% of residents 20-34 volunteer
Ever wonder what the Nonprofit Center does to promote volunteerism in the Milwaukee Community
Join your friends and neighbors -- 36% of people in Wisconsin already volunteer!
With hundreds of opportunities available there's sure to be something of interest to you. From playing board games and visiting seniors to mentoring kids or serving on a Nonprofit Board, there's an opportunity for everyone. And we'll help you find it!
THE VOLUNTEER CENTER IS MILWAUKEE'S PRIMARY RESOURCE FOR VOLUNTEERISM
A service of the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, Inc., our mission is to promote the interests and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector through strengthening organizational capacity, expanding volunteerism and encouraging collaboration.