Community Service

Spring 2019 Events

    • The Capital Science and Engineering Fair (CSEF) is a science fair for high school students from the Madison and Milwaukee areas. SWE Community Service Committee plays a big part in helping organize the fair and in providing volunteers throughout the day. This is an all day event and volunteers will be split into shifts. Lunch will be provided!
    • WHEN: Sat, February 16, 8am – 5pm
    • WHERE: Madison Public Library
    • Sign up here.
    • Sign-up to volunteer at the Madison Senior Center. Tasks include placing signage around the facility, preparing ingredients for breakfast cooking and more.
    • WHEN: Sat, February 23, 9:15am – 12:30pm
    • WHERE: Madison Senior Center, 330 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
    • Sign up here.
    • We will be hosting a blood drive from 12-5 but will need volunteers to help set up and take down after. (We will need volunteers from 10-7.) Blood Drive
    • WHEN: Mon, March 11, 12pm – 5pm
    • WHERE: 1410 Engineering Dr., Room 150
    • Sign up here.
    • WHEN: Fri, April 26, 4pm – 7pm
    • WHERE: 1410 Engineering Dr., Room 150

Meet the 2018-19 Community Service Chair!

Hi, I’m Kalley Anderson and I’m a Junior studying Industrial Engineering. This is my second semester as an officer as I was the Girl Scouts Co-Chair for Spring 2018. When I am not studying or doing SWE stuff I enjoy exploring Madison’s restaurants and hiking with friends.

2018-19 Community Service Officer: Kalley Anderson

Fall 2018 Recap

This past semester was a great semester for our community service committee! This semester the community service committee hosted two blood drives, one being the annual COE Fall Blood Drive. Together we were able to collect almost 50 blood donations. Each of these donations saves up to 3 lives, so we were able to positively impact up to 150 patients with our drives. Our committee was also involved in raising money for Wisconsin Public Television (WPT). WPT is an extremely important community institution that provides over 7,600 hours of free programming across the state. Our excited volunteers helped to raise over $6,000 for the WTP’s Winter Membership Drive. Finally, we served local hospitals by making masterful homemade holiday cards for Card Making for Hospitalized Kids to bring some of the children some joy and happiness this winter. The cards we made were distributed to children who are in the hospital for extended periods of times.

Looking Back at Last Years Community Service Events

FALL 2017

Card Making for Hospitalized Kids: Friday, October 13th

SWE members came and made cards that are distributed to children who stay at the hospital for extended periods of time.

COE Fall Blood Drive: Wednesday, November 8th

Together we soared above our goal of 30 units and collected 49! Each unit saves up to 3 lives, so we have impacted up to 147 patients with our drive.

Kids Night Out at the Eagle Heights Community Center: Friday, December 1st

Volunteers spent time with kids at the Eagle Heights Community Center. This event benefits parents who are also students at UW Madison; the parents get a night off and the kids get a night out!

Christmas Card Making for Hospitalized Kids: Friday, December 8th

The first event went so well that we ended up having it twice, with a Christmas version to end our semester!



Volunteered at the Capital Science & Engineering fair (CSEF): Saturday, February 17th

Hosted every spring, this fair showcases research projects that high school students had been working on over the past year. These intelligent students did an excellent job on their projects and SWE volunteers were amazed by the talent displayed.

COE Spring Blood Drive: Tuesday, March 6th

Our amazing volunteers paired up with the Red Cross to guide blood donors through the donation process. The drive total was just over 20 donations, which impacted up to 60 patients in need of blood!

Unwind Your Mind with Card Making: Friday, April 13th

We served local hospitals by creating homemade cards that were sent out to hospitalized kids to bring them some joy and happiness this spring!

Thank you to our 2017-18 Community Service Chair, Raven Brenneke for planning and executing our many community service events!