Marquette Volunteer Corps


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**Notice August 26, 2020**

Due to the current climate regarding COVID-19 and safety regulations, the MVC program will be suspended for the Fall 2020 semester.  We hope to be running programs as usual for the Spring 2021 semester and encourage you to consider joining MVC at that time.  

We want to thank you for your interest in serving the community of Milwaukee and encourage you to consider a remote position through the MU Tutoring Hub. This will be a weekly commitment to spend 2 hours per week partnering with a teacher from one of our partnering organizations to act as a classroom helper, one on one tutor or reading buddy.  

Please email mvc@marquette.edu with any further questions.



Marquette Volunteer Corps is a semester-long opportunity for Marquette students to volunteer in a meaningful way, building relationships with community members as well as their peers.


MVC volunteers join a team of 5-7 members that volunteer together every week for a semester. Each team is situated around an issue area, such as education, homelessness, literacy, etc. You'll spend the semester serving with your team and learning more about the issue, Milwaukee, and yourself.

Why Join Marquette Volunteer Corps?

  • Make a real difference in the Milwaukee community
  • Learn about an issue that you care about
  • Develop relationships with your teammates
  • Reflect on your experience with an experienced Team Leader
  • Big group reflection where you can learn about multiple social justice issues
  • We coordinate transportation

Expectations for Volunteers

Volunteers are expected to commit to volunteering every week for an entire semester, so plan ahead for your other responsibilities. We understand that schedules get busy, so one absence per semester can be discussed with your Team Leader. We also have monthly reflection which we ask volunteers to attend to reflect on service experience and how we can creat more equitable and inclusive community.

 *As part of the application process you may be asked to complete a background check. For any questions on this check or this process, please contact us.


Ready for a leadership role? Become a Team Leader!

If you have volunteer and leadership experience, consider taking a leadership role with Marquette Volunteer Corps. Contact mvc@marquette.edu  for information.

Team Leaders perform an important role of leading reflections, recruiting volunteers, and being an ambassador for positive social change in our community.


Find Out More

Join us for information sessions at the beginning of each semester. If you are unable to make it to either of these information sessions, contact mvc@marquette.edu with any questions you may have.

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