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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.
Chapter Tasks:
  • Rally the troops and help organize the day
  • Determine what non-profit(s) to work with in their community
  • Chapters were asked to communicate back to WISHRM on their event details by April 1st
  • 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 here!
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” to the following people who helped coordinate the overall program concept across the State!
  • Jane Birkholz – Lake Shore Area
  • Joanne Krueger – Metro Milwaukee
  • Gina Piarulli – Past Membership Director
  • Jennifer Jirsa – Jefferson County
  • Linda Johanek – Green Bay
  • Tasha Sledge – District Director
  • Matt Stollak – District Director
  • Jane Berg – District Director
  • Kristine Hackbarth-Horn- Council Director
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