Possible Field Placement Sites

It is up to each student to find a field placement site. There are many volunteer opportunities available in the Milwaukee area. However, if it is more convenient you can certainly find a site elsewhere. These websites list a variety of organizations needing volunteers, and the first two (Volunteer Match and the Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee) offer a search engine to match volunteers with opportunities.

Below is a list of direct links to a number of organizations serving various populations in the Milwaukee area. We cannot guarantee that these agencies will have appropriate opportunities at the time you wish to volunteer, but this list should give you a number of options to investigate. 

Abuse and Domestic Violence 


Friends of Abused Families – Washington County

Milwaukee Women’s Center

The Parenting Network

Sojourner Family Peace Center

Waukesha Women’s Center 

  • How to volunteer and a list of opportunities  

Adult Learning


Centro Hispano Milwaukee

Milwaukee Achievers Program

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center

Children & Families


Bay View Community Center

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

Butterflies Home for Teen Girls 

Children’s Outing Association Youth & Family Center

Children’s Service Society – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Centro Hispano Milwaukee

Daycare Services for Children 

Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Southeast

La Causa 

March of Dimes

New Concept Self Development Center

Next Door Foundation

Our Next Generation Kids

Ozaukee Family Services

The Parenting Network

Pathfinders for Runaways

Rosalie Manor 

St. Francis Children’s Center

Salvation Army

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center

United Community Center

Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center

Clinical/Counseling Setting 


NOTE: at most of these sites you will not do actual counseling work, but these sites offer an opportunity to work in a setting where clinical services for mental health are provided 

COPE Services – Ozaukee County

  • How to volunteer 
  • Many psychology students at UWM have volunteered for course credit at COPE Services, a crisis hotline. A two semester commitment is required – the first is primarily training, and during the second volunteers begin to field crisis calls. 

Milwaukee County Mental Health

United Community Center

Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center

Waukesha Head Start

Running Rebels

Criminal Justice


Benedict Center

Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee


Cross-cultural Placements 


Centro Hispano Milwaukee

United Community Center

Developmental and Other Disabilities


Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Milwaukee Center for Independence

St. Francis Children’s Center

Services for the Elderly 


Alexian Village Senior Community

Community Care for the Elderly 

Interfaith Older Adult Programs

Food Pantries 


The Gathering

Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee

Salvation Army

Waukesha Food Pantry

Health Psychology 


AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

United Community Center

Homeless Shelters


Hope House

Milwaukee Rescue Mission