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Pioneers Volunteer at Carroll University is the University's student volunteer engagement program. With Pioneers Volunteer, students can find opportunities to volunteer in the broader Waukesha community. Those opportunities range from one-day, one-time service projects to ongoing volunteer placements. Pioneers Volunteer works with more than 20 community partners to provide a wide range of volunteer opportunities in focus areas like environmental sustainability, education, poverty alleviation, and health care.
For more information, contact us at or 

Meet Our Staff!

Pioneer Volunteers is supported by a full-time professional staff member and the Pioneer Volunteers Student Workers!
Alex Smith
Community Engagement Coordinator
Alex oversees the Pioneers Volunteer program and finds ways for students to serve their communities. She can get you connected to volunteer opportunities within the Waukesha and Milwaukee areas and answer any questions about serving with your organization, finding a long-term connection, or participating in Alternative Spring Breaks. or 262.524.7417 
Pioneer Volunteers Student Staff
The Pioneer Volunteer Student Staff is available to work with student organizations and individual students looking to learn more about available volunteer opportunities! The Student Staff also manages the 'volopps' listserv and circulates information about upcoming opportunities. You can find the staff working in the Student Involvement Center, located in lower level of the Campus Center. Stop by and say "hi" or contact them at to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities!

For Community Agencies

Do you have a large project that you need volunteers for? Let us know and we are happy to share the opportunity with our students! 

All volunteer opportunities can be emailed to Please include pertinent information and provide at least 2 weeks notice for volunteers, or 4 weeks notice for large groups. 

Do you need more information about volunteer opportunities? Or are you looking to register for one of the opportunities listed here? Email us below!

Pios Volunteer!

Pios Volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House! 

Pioneers Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House on 11/17/18 - We served brunch to the families staying at the house!

“It was cool how even though the families came from all over, they formed their own community and supported each other.”



A group of Carroll students and alumni volunteered with Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville, Illinois on 2/2/19 to package nutritious food to be sent to malnourished children in 60+ countries.

“This was my first time volunteering at FMSC and I loved it! I really felt like I made a difference in a child’s life when I left. FMSC is a very fulfilling experience and a meaningful way to give back to the global community.”

Waiver Form (.pdf, 32K)
All volunteers should have a waiver form on file with the Volunteer Center. Students engaged in a long term opportunity only need to file on out for the site. Each time you engage in a one-time project, you will need to fill this out and return to the Student Involvement Center.
Student Organizations
Service Project Guidelines (.docx, 15K)
This is the explanation of the guidelines, expectations and suggestions for Student Organziation Semester Service Projects.
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