Impacts of Volunteers in Wisconsin

Volunteers in Wisconsin have an incredible impact on our state and local communities, having a profound impact on the lives of their fellow Wisconsin residents. In 2017, Wisconsin had 1,718,821 volunteers contribute 164.3 million hours of service, with 37.4% of residents providing volunteer service worth an estimated $3.9 billion. Additionally, the Milwaukee metropolitan region ranked 4th in the nation for cities, with 44.6% of its residents volunteering. More information and additional data on group participation, social connectedness, and other volunteering and civic life indicators can be found for the state of Wisconsin or the United States as a whole in most recent Volunteering in America report.

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Below are links to the Volunteer Wisconsin website, national volunteer matching services, and a map with links to local volunteer centers that can help start you on your way to a lifetime of volunteerism!


Volunteer Wisconsin Volunteer Wisconsin is a collaborative initiative working to connect volunteers, promote volunteering, and support the capacity of nonprofits in Wisconsin. This website can help both individuals to find volunteer opportunities in their area and organizations to make postings to find volunteers, as well as provide several other resources on volunteering.

Volunteer Match Volunteer Match attempts to connect individuals to service that will be personally meaningful to them, striving to find causes that individuals care about that need volunteers.

Points of Light Foundation The Points of Light Foundation was originally created as part of the push for community service by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, working to promote volunteer service and recognize the efforts of those making a difference in their communities. Features of their website include helping individuals find volunteer opportunities, helping non-profits make posting to find volunteers, and providing information for companies in coordinating volunteer programs and providing skilled service.

Serve in Your Community - CNCS This effort organized by the Corporation for Community and National Service (CNCS) helps individuals find volunteer opportunities in their local communities, information on national days of service, and additional resources on volunteering in the United States.

JustServe JustServe is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community, providing opportunities to help those in need and enhance the quality of life in the community.

Corporation for Community and National Service The Corporation for Community and National Service (CNCS) is the federal agency that administers national service programs, such as AmeriCorps, and leads efforts to promote service and volunteerism throughout the nation. This website can provide extensive information on the different types of national service programs in the United States. helps individuals find opportunities to provide volunteer service impacting our natural and cultural resources in partnership with national and state government agencies, such as the US Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Geological Survey.

All for Good All for Good is a website operated by Points of Light where individuals can search for volunteer opportunities, organizations can recruit volunteers, and people can create projects to benefit their communities and invite others to join them in their efforts.