Marquette Volunteer Corps


After a year of hiatus due to COVID-19 safety regulations, we are happy to relaunch the MVC program this fall.  Now more than ever rebuilding and strengthening relationships with our community partners is of key importance.  If you are looking for a fulfilling experience to engage with the Milwaukee community and meet peers at Marquette we invite you to join MVC.

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. You'll spend the semester serving with your team and learning more about the community partners' missions and objectives, the Milwaukee community, 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 a weekly volunteer schedule for the entire semester, so please 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 sessions required for all volunteers.  These are used to reflect on the service experience and how we can create a 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. Team Leaders perform an important role of leading reflections, recruiting volunteers, and being an ambassador for positive social change in our community.  TL expectations are outlined on the application, please check the appropriate box if interested!

Attention New Students (freshman or transfer)

Consider applying for SERVE where you can join a cohort of new students to dive deeper in reflection on service and participate in a variety of opportunities (including MVC). 

Contact with any questions you may have.

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