Possible Field Placement Sites

It is up to each student to find a field placement site. There are many volunteer opportunities available in the Milwaukee area. However, if it is more convenient you can certainly find a site elsewhere. These websites list a variety of organizations needing volunteers, and the first two (Volunteer Match and the Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee) offer a search engine to match volunteers with opportunities.

Volunteer Match

Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee

Below is a list of direct links to a number of organizations serving various populations in the Milwaukee area. We cannot guarantee that these agencies will have appropriate opportunities at the time you wish to volunteer, but this list should give you a number of options to investigate.

Abuse and Domestic Violence

Friends, Inc. – Washington County

Milwaukee Women’s Center
• How to volunteer

The Parenting Network
• Contact: https://www.theparentingnetwork.org/contact

Sojourner Family Peace Center

Waukesha Women’s Center
• How to volunteer and a list of opportunities

Adult Learning

Milwaukee Achievers Program

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
• Information about volunteering

Children & Families

Bay View Community Center
• A list of volunteer opportunities

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
• A list of volunteer opportunities

Butterflies Home for Teen Girls

Children’s Outing Association Youth & Family Center
• How to volunteer

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
• How to volunteer

Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin
• How to volunteer

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Southeast
• More information about volunteer opportunities and how to apply

La Causa

March of Dimes
• How to volunteer

New Concept Self Development Center

Next Door Foundation
• How to volunteer

Our Next Generation Kids
• How to volunteer

Ozaukee Family Services
• A list of volunteer opportunities

The Parenting Network
• Contact: https://www.theparentingnetwork.org/contact

Pathfinders for Runaways
• A list of volunteer opportunities

Rosalie Manor

St. Francis Children’s Center
• How to volunteer

Salvation Army
• How to volunteer

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
• Information about volunteering

United Community Center
• A list of volunteer opportunities

Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center
• A list of volunteer opportunities

Clinical/Counseling Setting

NOTE: at most of these sites you will not do actual counseling work, but these sites offer an opportunity to work in a setting where clinical services for mental health are provided

COPE Services – Ozaukee County
• How to volunteer
• Many psychology students at UWM have volunteered for course credit at COPE Services, a crisis hotline. A two semester commitment is required – the first is primarily training, and during the second volunteers begin to field crisis calls.

Milwaukee County Mental Health

United Community Center
• A list of volunteer opportunities

Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center
• A list of volunteer opportunities

Waukesha Head Start

Criminal Justice

Benedict Center
• A list of volunteer opportunities

Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee

Cross-cultural Placements

United Community Center
• A list of volunteer opportunities

Developmental and Other Disabilities

Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin
• How to volunteer

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
• How to volunteer

Milwaukee Center for Independence
• How to volunteer

St. Francis Children’s Center
• How to volunteer

Services for the Elderly

Community Care for the Elderly

Food Pantries

The Gathering
• A list of volunteer opportunities

Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee
• A list of volunteer opportunities

Salvation Army
• How to volunteer

Waukesha Food Pantry
• A list of volunteer opportunities

Health Psychology

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
• A list of volunteer opportunities

United Community Center
• A list of volunteer opportunities

Homeless Shelters

Hope House
• A list of volunteer opportunities

Milwaukee Rescue Mission
• A list of volunteer opportunities