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Client Work - Volunteering/Employment/Internships

For a relatively small community, La Crosse has many opportunities for psychology students to gain relevant experience working with different client bases.  Although not all careers in psychology involve working with vulnerable populations, many students find that applied experiences inform and enrich their classroom work.  Psi Chi & Psychology Club frequently host guest speakers from psychology-related organizations to encourage this type of involvement.  There are a huge amount of organizations looking for motivated volunteers/employees/interns, and we've included a short list below that focuses on organizations that are consistently recruiting and have higher recruitment needs.  You can find more information here.


Bethany Lutheran Homes
http://www.bethanylutheranhomes.org/
Assist with recreation activities, outings, and special events for senior residents

Big Brothers, Big Sisters
http://www.7riversbbbs.org/
Mentor a child in a school or community setting

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse
http://www.bgcgl.org/
Assist with programs and services for children and teens related to achievement and health

Catholic Charities
http://www.catholiccharitieslax.org/
Opportunities for day treatment in a school, mentoring/in-home support, after-school support

Chileda
http://www.chileda.org/
Program assistants work with 1-2 clients at a time in a residential/school facility that serves juveniles with developmental disabilities

Creative Community Living Services
http://www.cclswi.com/
Opportunities to work in a group home or as an in-home support provider

Easter Seals Respite Camp
http://camp.eastersealswisconsin.com/
Spend time caring for children with developmental disabilities while enjoying the camp for a weekend

Family & Children’s Center
http://www.fcconline.org/
In home support, day treatment, residential center, alternative schooling, outreach programs

Family Resources
http://www.laxfamilyresources.org/
Provide care support for young children while parents attend classes, in addition to other opportunities

Gundersen Lutheran
http://www.gundluth.org/volunteer/
Assist in various waiting rooms including the Behavioral Health Child/Adolescent Waiting Room

New Horizons Shelter & Women’s Center
Website temporarily unavailable
Provide support for survivors of domestic violence and their children

Reaching Your Potential
Website under construction, Contact Lisa Caya (GMH 331A) for info.
Provide behavioral and educational support to children with autism spectrum disorders

Riverfront
http://www.riverfrontinc.org/
Assist with recreational activities and outings for adults with disabilities

Special Olympics Wisconsin
http://www.specialolympicswisconsin.org/area_6.asp
Coach athletes with disabilities or help out on the day of a sporting event

YMCA
http://www.laxymca.org/
Multiple employment, internship, and volunteering opportunities including Child Care Center, Youth & Family Programs, and Teen Center