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Looking for an ideal way to boost your resume, build a network, and grow during the process? CASE provides organized, structured events for UW-Stevens Point students both on and off campus. CASE organizes a variety of volunteer events including on-campus blood drives, Sustainable Saturdays, Be The Change, Empty Bowls painting event, Saturdays With Seniors, and more. Those event dates and details can be found in SPIN. We also encourage students to find their own opportunities through our collaboration with the United Way of Portage County. Please check out VolunteersRock to browse additional community involvement opportunities.

Pointer Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)

About the Award
We are proud to announce the availability of the Pointer Volunteer Service Award in recognition of volunteer commitment. The only requirement is that the necessary hours be completed within 12 months.  We use the timeframe April 1 – March 31.  There are two levels of the award:

Individual Awards
  • Purple Award: 100 – 199 hours
  • Gold Award: 200 or more hours
Group Awards (2 or more people)
  • Purple Award: 200-499 hours
  • Gold Award: 500 or more hours
How to Submit Volunteer Hours
You will need to become a member of the student organization Pointer Volunteer Service Award.  Submit a PVSA request form in SPIN. Requests can take up to 3 business days. Once added, you can begin to log hours by clicking on the link “Service Hours” from this organization site. 

Volunteer Events

If you are interested in participating in volunteer events with fellow Pointers, please browse our CASE Volunteersim events on SPIN.

Typically held on Saturday/Sunday closest to Earth Day

Be the Change is a volunteer event that sends UWSP students around campus & into the community to give back.

Some locations include:

  • Central Rivers Farmshed
  • Linus Project (blanket making)
  • Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)
  • Office of Sustainability – The Backpack/The Closet in Nelson Hall
  • Schmeeckle Nature Reserve
  • The Cupboard – UWSP student food pantry
  • The Humane Society of Portage County
  • The University Child Learning & Care Center
  • YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow

Check out SPIN for more info!

Connect to local food sources and volunteer to help improve the environment. Work can be both inside the the greenhouses, or outside working the compost piles.  Come dressed for the weather and be prepared to get dirty!

RSVP via SPIN – limited space for each month.
Contact with questions.

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of a local senior citizen? Do you plan on working with the elderly population in your future profession? Are you looking to gain valuable insight from members of past generations?

Join us as we visit a local Assisted Living Facility to spend time with their residents on a Saturday afternoon.  We try to visit each month during the academic year.

You will have the opportunity to do various activities with the seniors who live there. It is almost like spending the afternoon with your grandparents!  Volunteers will meet at DUC to travel together.  Transportation is provided.

RSVP via SPIN – limited space for each month.
Contact with questions.

Donate blood and/or volunteer to help your community! Donating normally takes about one hour from start to finish. One blood donation can save up to three lives!  Even if you can’t donate, there are opportunities to volunteer throughout the day to assist with registration and monitor the food/recovery area.  BE A HERO!

Eligible Donors:

To donate blood, you must be at least 16 years of age (with a parental consent form) and weigh at least 110 pounds. Anyone that is not displaying any signs of an illness is able to donate. Donors will need a student ID, driver’s license, or donor card. If you recently received a tattoo or piercing from a licensed Wisconsin parlor, you are able to donate blood.

Check out SPIN for upcoming Blood Drives.

Student Amber DeValk, operations coordinator for The Cupboard food pantry at UWSP

The Cupboard

The Cupboard was created to help students meet basic needs so that they can focus on their academic success. The food pantry is staffed by student volunteers who organize food drives, raise awareness, and assist with the distribution of food to those in need.