GMA SHRM Day to Make a Difference


Friday, June 11, 2010


The Greater Madison Area Chapter of SHRM , in partnership with Wisconsin SHRM State Council, is excited to promote the 2010 HR Professionals Volunteer Days and give back to our community!


Volunteer Day is Friday, June 11, 2010. Now is the time for you and/or your employer to partner with us to give back! Individuals or organizations can participate this event in the form of volunteer hours or financial support. 



This is a great opportunity to get together with a group of your colleagues, friends, or come solo and meet other GMA SHRM members, all while having fun and giving back to the community!



How to sign up:

  1. Review the opportunites and times available below. Descriptions of the food pantry and the volunteer activity can be seen by clicking on the pantry name below.
  2. Click here to send a registration email to our Day to Make a Difference Coordinator, Cassy VanDyke (
    Be sure to include:
       - Your name
       - The mobile number you can be reached at during your volunteering
       - Your location and time selection.

Can’t volunteer your time? Consider these options:

  1. Sign up or be a sponsor at the GMA SHRM Golf Outing! 100% of sponsor proceeds will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.
  2. Make a financial contribution to Second Harvest. To make a financial contribution via check, make your check payable to: GMA SHRM - Second Harvest and mail to the address at the bottom of this page.
Second Harvest

9:00am - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 3:00pm

4:00pm - 7:00pm

St. Vincent de Paul

10:30am - 3:00pm

The River Food Pantry

1:00pm - 4:00pm

5:00pm - 8:00pm



St. Vincent de Paul

Day & time: Friday 10:30am to 3:00pm


Society of St. Vincent De Paul

2033 Fish Hatchery Road

Madison, WI 53713

Volunteer role: Our food pantry is rather like a grocery store: our clients make their own food choices from the food we have. This is not only more respectful of them, but it also helps prevent good food from going unused or getting wasted.

We assign clients points to spend at our pantry based on the number and ages of people in their households. Each client is "hosted" by a volunteer who guides him or her and the grocery cart around the pantry and keeps track of the points being spent. Because each client needs a host, we need many hosts to keep our clients from long waits!

During your shift, you will help many individuals from a wide variety of circumstances, one at a time.

On Friday we could use a small group of four to host clients though the pantry.



Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

Day & time: Friday from 9:00am - 12:00pm or 12:00pm - 3:00pm or 4:00pm - 7:00pm


Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

2802 Dairy Drive

Madison, WI 53718


Volunteer roles:


Our largest program is the distribution of food from our warehouse to over 400 nonprofit member agencies that offer programs to provide food to those in need. Food is distributed to programs such as food pantries, meal sites, shelters and after-school programs. Volunteer projects include:

*             Sorting and inspecting food and other items

*             Re-bagging or re-packaging food

*             Inspecting and labeling items


The River Food Pantry

Day & time: Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm or 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Volunteers should arrive 1/2 before the pantry session starts for brief training and job assignments


The River Food Pantry
2201 Darwin Rd

Madison, WI 53704

Heading North on Packers Ave., turn right on Darwin Rd. The pantry is the 1st warehouse on the right hand side, behind the Valvoline oil change.

Volunteer role: We are usually quite busy with 450+ households each week. Now that we are the busiest food pantry in Dane County, we needs lots of help. On Friday we cook a meal from scratch for 300 people.  We would need 2 - 4 cooks from 1 to 4 PM.   On Friday night we need 25+ volunteers to from 5 to 8 PM.  They would help with the food pantry, serve a meal, free clothing area and children’s area.




For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2830 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.


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