Thirty years ago, the Volunteer Action Council, a network of a dozen volunteer administrators, formed the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin. Their goal was to find a way to help local nonprofit organizations address critical needs in the Fox Cities.
It soon became a clearinghouse and resource for those seeking volunteers, including schools, businesses and civic groups, along with governmental programs and nonprofit agencies.
With support from many private and corporate foundations, including more than $336,000 from 37 different funds within the Community Foundation, it continues its mission today as Volunteer Fox Cities.
We continue to connect volunteers to more than 100 nonprofit organizations and offer a variety of volunteer programs to businesses and corporations seeking large-group projects for employees.
We look forward to what the future has to offer in community engagement.
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