To foster a relationship with the surrounding community through charitable work and contributions.

Scope of Concern

1. Promote volunteerism among Staff Councilors
2. Work with organization reps on Staff Council to gather and coordinate philanthropic events across campus
3. Organize charitable events for Staff Council participation

Some figures on UISC volunteer participation from the 2017-2018 council year:
- 255 total hours volunteered
- 30 council members supported 15 major events
- 57% of UISC's membership volunteered at least once

Some events we've partnered with to provide UISC volunteers include:
UI Dance Marathon
On Iowa!
UI Homecoming Parade
UI Pride Festival
Iowa State Fair (UI booth)
Hope Lodge Meal
Birdhouse Hospice Care Christmas Tree Decoration
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County Bowl for Kids' Sake
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

Looking for help with an event/cause?

If you have an upcoming campus or community event that could use some volunteer help, or a recurring opportunity to volunteer or otherwise get involved with a philanthropic or community organization, let us know! The UISC Community Outreach Committee may be interested in partnering with you to provide volunteers or other involvement. Send an email to and let us know the date, time, location, what type of volunteer assistance you are looking for and any other pertinent information. If at all possible, we'd like to hear from you at least two weeks prior to your event. 


Membership is open to current staff councilors and must serve a full year term.

2018-2019 Staff Council Community Outreach Committee
Gayle Robertson - Chair
Theresa Drake
Monica Madura
Linda Varvel
Katie Villhauer

2017-2018 Staff Council Community Outreach Committee
Brian Brotzman – Chair
Theresa Drake
Glenda Smith
Jim Verry
Katie Villhauer
Nancy Wagner

Group bowling
UI Staff Council participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County Bowl for Kids' Sake