CALL for Volunteers
Community Action and Lifelong Learning is a University Centers program that matches prospective volunteers with the Chippewa Valley organizations and agencies that need them. The mission of the CALL program is twofold: helping students learn through community service, and helping community organizations find talented, educated volunteers.
Providing a valuable learning experience for students is the primary goal of the CALL program. Volunteer service offers students a chance to test career interests, develop valuable skills, and increase their readiness for competition in the job market after graduation. More importantly, though, volunteers gain an awareness of the human condition, how others live in ways very different from their own. With that awareness comes a new understanding and appreciation of those differences surrounding them.
Another important goal of the CALL program is to make an impact on the community. Volunteers enable agencies to expand their services, provide more clients with self-help skills, and generally contribute to a better quality of life in the Chippewa Valley.
Students, staff and instructors at UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, Chippewa Valley Technical College, area middle schools and high schools are particularly invited to use this website to find opportunities to serve others. Many agencies and organizations welcome groups of volunteers as well as individuals.