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A holiday to remember

Santa played by student volunteer Jhoan Cosme-Torres brought a lot of smiles to visitors at the Volunteer Center and PAC’s Snacks with Santa event on Dec. 1.

Arsenio Sorrell, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

The holidays are a time for spending time with family, friends and loved ones. When you think of your favorite holidays it usually involves some sort of gifts or traditional festivities. Unfortunately, there are people who are much less fortunate and don’t have the resources to celebrate during holida...

New advisor connects students with volunteer opportunities

Brianna Stapleton-Welch

Joseph Craker, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

As the fall semester begins to take shape for students, many begin to find a bit of spare time as they settle into a routine. Thankfully, Madison College has countless of extracurricular opportunities for students. One of these opportunities is a perfect mixture of all others; mee...

Alternative winter breaks give students opportunity to help communities in need

Student volunteers helped at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary last year.

Mary J. Nastri, Staff Writer

November 29, 2015

Madison College is offering an upcoming Alternative Winter Break from Jan. 3 – Jan 9. Typically, alternative breaks allow students, who are interested in being a part of social change, an opportunity to work with people in communities most in need. Last year’s trip was to Gleaners Food Bank in Indianapolis....

New Orleans’ resiliency on display for student volunteers

David A. Fernandez, Staff Writer

March 30, 2015

New Orleans has a lot to offer, the Volunteer Center gave me and other students an opportunity over spring break to visit and help others. It’s a city filled with rich history, unbelievable food and people who know how to have a good time. Believe me when I say there were booty-shaking contests, homeless...

Volunteer Fair shows how you can help

Alison Malek, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

The Volunteer Center held a Volunteer Fair in the Student Lounge on Jan. 28 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Once a semester, the Volunteer Center has brought in representatives from many different types of non-profit organizations. This semester, 23 representatives attended the fair. “We want to get college...

Abundant opportunities to help


Marisa Comeau-Kerege, Arts Editor

October 4, 2014

The Volunteer Center held a Volunteer Fair Sept. 17, in the Student Lounge.  Many different organizations came to inform and recruit students and staff for their projects.  Presenters at the fair included Second Harvest Food Bank, Urban League of Greater Madison and the Wisconsin English Second Language...

Veterans, volunteers take time to remember Sept. 11

Marisa Comeau-Kerege, Arts Editor

September 18, 2014

MCT Illustration Sept. 11, 2001 was a day that shook the country and the world. The Volunteer Center and the Veterans club paid homage to this tragic day, as well as to all military and first responders at the college, with a special event at the protective services fire bay.  This is the second year the ...

Vet Tech trip helps sanctuary over winter break

Students on the service trip assisted with a variety of pets, including birds and pot-bellied pigs.

Daniel Herron, Multimedia editor

February 5, 2014

What did you do during your winter break? Visit family, perhaps or open some presents or eat too much chocolate? Maybe you played way too many video games or read a book. Inevitably, some of us had more interesting breaks than others. Over this past winter break, 11 students and two faculty members...

Volunteer Center needs help with events

Jennifer Edens, Student Life staff

August 26, 2013

The Madison College Volunteer Center has many events planned for students and staff to get involved with the community this year.  Volunteers are needed to take advantage of these opportunities to impact the lives of others while learning more about ourselves and our world.  The mission of the Volunteer...

Students give back

Students and staff participate in a Veterans dinner on Sept. 11.

Ellie Dahlquist, Opinion Editor

October 9, 2012

Two men sat outside of Porchlight: Solutions To Homelessness, a residential establishment designated for veterans. One man was an Air Veteran who fought in Vietnam and prefers to stay anonymous. The other man C.J., served in the Panama conflict of 1989. These two veterans discussed very serious issues...

Making a difference everywhere we go!

Adrian Holtzman, Clarion Staff

April 10, 2012

Imagine being able to go on a six-day vacation to one of the biggest cities in the world, accompanied by 10 of the most interesting people, spending your time doing one of the greatest things imaginable, volunteering! I have never been on a volunteering service trip before, and as a first semester...

Journey to New York: Student story on campus-sponsored ‘Alternative Break’

Ross Schuette, Copy Editor

April 10, 2012

The service trip to New York City was undoubtedly the best way I could have spent my spring break. I had been at work, a week before hearing about the trip, when I was talking with a co-worker about doing a service trip over spring break, like people do for Habitat for Humanity. I was in the Clarion...

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