2010 Volunteer Days
The Council undertook the “One Day to make
a Difference” program to leverage greater innovation
and involvement of SHRM Chapters and HR professionals
across the state, creating opportunities for cooperation
and collaboration within our chapters and the local
community to be of service.
The State Council communicated extensively with
local chapters in promoting and coordinating “One
Day to make a Difference.” This project
asked each local SHRM Chapter to identify and partner
with a local service agency to provide service to
their local community on one weekend in June 2010.
Twelve local SHRM Chapters in Wisconsin enlisted
over 265 of their members to provide service within
their local community. Over a dozen different
organizations were assisted. Services provided
included workforce readiness activities (e.g., resume
review, mock interviewing), manual labor (e.g., gardening,
cleaning, painting), food service (e.g., serving
meals at food pantries), and fund raising for charities.
Many people were served by these efforts. They
received meals, advice on their job search, or assistance
with their residence. HR professionals gained
the experience of being of service to people with
needs in their local community.
We are so appreciative of these volunteers for their
willingness to share their talents and time for “One
Day to Make a Difference” in their communities.
WISHRM wanted to organize an effort across the
state whereby HR professionals could work
together to give back to their communities.
Each Chapter was asked to choose a non-profit(s)
in their community and then coordinate an event
where members could give of their time and resources
to make an impact locally.
- Rally the troops and help organize the day
- Determine what non-profit(s) to work with in
- Chapters were asked to communicate
back to WISHRM on their event details by April
- Chapters were asked to track volunteers and
their accomplishments and to take pictures that
day and share them with WISHRM
Chapter Participation Results:
To learn more about what our local Chapters did to support their communities – click
Thank you to all of our participating chapters and volunteers, who helped to make our first Make a Difference Day a huge success!
Our additional “Thanks” tothe following people who helped coordinate the overall program concept across the State!
- Jane Birkholz – Lake Shore Area
- Joanne Krueger – Metro
- Gina Piarulli – Past Membership
- Jennifer Jirsa – Jefferson County
Johanek – Green Bay
- Tasha Sledge – District
- Matt Stollak – District Director
Berg – District Director
- Kristine Hackbarth-Horn- Council Director
Sponsor & Partner Thank You’s!
Marketing Partner – Coalesce Marketing