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    'Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.' -Martin Luther King

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    Filling out the survey enters you in the drawing for gift cards to Walgreens, Wal-Mart and Target. Be sure to enter your email in the 'Additional Comments' section to be entered in the drawing, we will pick winners in July 2014.

    Thank You to Everyone Who Attended the 32nd Inspire by Example Volunteer Celebration

    Team Award winner Bob Schweers said "It's an amazing world when you can be honored for volunteering at an organization you love, for doing what you love".

    A heartfelt Thank You from the Nonprofit Center and the Volunteer Center to everyone who attended the celebration. There are lots of pictures of the event on the Volunteer Center Facebook page, check them out and be sure to tag yourself and anyone you know.

    Read the Inspire by Example Award winners stories

    Meet the Volunteer of the Month

    Sandy LaFave has been crowned Milwaukee's Volunteer of the Month by Urban Milwaukee and the Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee.

    "I volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association - Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, which serves an 11-county region, with an estimated 50,000 people affected by Alzheimer's disease."

    "I volunteer because I want to see an end to Alzheimer's disease so no child or grandchild will have to see a look of confusion and loss in their parent or grandparent's eyes as they are overtaken by this horrible disease." Read Sandy's full interview at Urban Milwaukee.

    A Shout Out to Milwaukee Volunteers

    Milwaukee has jumped from 7th to 3rd place in the number of residents who volunteered in 2012, among the 51 largest metropolitan cities. We hold this spot with 33.6% up from 32% in previous years. We are a committed and dedicated community, interconnected by individuals, families, groups, businesses and corporations all working hard to make this a great place to live, work and play.

    Volunteering in Milwaukee
    Volunteering in Wisconsin
    • 33.6% of residents volunteer
    • 42.8 volunteer hours per resident
    • 380,000 volunteers
    • 50.1 million hours of service
    • $1.1 billion of service contributed
    • 65.3% of residents donate to charity
    • 45.4% of residents over 55 volunteer
    • 23.4% or residents 20-34 volunteer
    • 35.6% of residents volunteer
    • 36.7 volunteer hours per resident
    • 1.62 million volunteers
    • 165.3 million hours of service
    • $3.1 billion of service contributed
    • 60.6% of residents donate to charity
    • 34.7% of residents over 55 volunteer
    • 20.6% of residents 20-34 volunteer

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    • Anyone Can Volunteer!

      Join your friends and neighbors -- 36% of people in Wisconsin already volunteer!
      With hundreds of opportunities available there's sure to be something of interest to you.  From playing board games and visiting seniors
      to mentoring kids or serving on a Nonprofit Board, there's an opportunity for everyone.  And we'll help you find it!

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      A service of the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, Inc., our mission is to promote the interests and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector through strengthening organizational capacity, expanding volunteerism and encouraging collaboration.

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