Volunteer, fundraise, and celebrate

Since its inception in 1910, the Service Club of Milwaukee has been dedicated to providing young women with a variety of volunteer opportunities and fundraising experiences during their high school years. In the last 20 years, the club has awarded over $1,250,000 to local organizations.
"In Milwaukee, we are fortunate to have many advocates who believe, as we do, that kids deserve the best. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was founded by members of our community, and we continue to grow through meaningful, local partnerships and the support we give and receive. The Service Club of Milwaukee is a dedicated ally in the community, and I am deeply grateful for their philanthropy and volunteer support of our programs."
 - Peggy Troy, CEO, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Community Service

Commitment for each member is to volunteer 60 hours overall. As a whole, members have volunteered over 2,000 annually


Mrs. Walter Dake established SCM in 1910. The mission at that time was to render service to those in need and provide financial aid to worthwhile non-profit agencies.


Each SCM class has raised over $50,000 annually in grants for non-profits in Greater Milwaukee. We firmly believe fundraising is a critical, life-long skill for today’s world.

“My most memorable experience was volunteering at St. Francis Children’s Center for two consecutive summers.  I loved being able to work and play with special needs children and found it rewarding every time I interacted with them.  Overall, having this experience has made me want to pursue a career with children.  I found Service Club of Milwaukee to be an experience that I will cherish forever.  I learned about responsibility, patience and thankfulness during my time volunteering at numerous agencies.”

– Ashley H., Fundraising Leader


“My most memorable part of Service Club of Milwaukee was the open volunteer opportunities that brought people from other schools together.  This created an opportunity to make new friends and bond as a group to create Service Club of Milwaukee a sociable and enjoyable environment to volunteer.”

–Mary B., Alumni




“I enjoyed planning a Green Bay Packer party for the residents at Cedar Springs Health & Rehabilitation Center.  The residents wore their favorite Packer gear and the room was filled with lots of decorations, including a massive inflatable Packer player.  The residents chanted, “Go Pack Go!” after each touchdown and enjoyed Packer decorated cupcakes.”

– Alexandra B., Volunteer Leader

“SCM was a fantastic avenue for my three daughters to volunteer and give back to the Milwaukee community. By being involved in SCM, they also learned valuable lessons about life and the positivity that goes along with helping organizations, causes, and most importantly, people. I highly recommend anybody who values volunteering and giving back to the community to look into SCM for/with their daughters.”

– Greg H., Parent of Members

“Service Club provided me with the opportunity to take time out of my day to remember what truly matters and give back.  I have created relationships with non-profits throughout the Milwaukee area that I will continue to return to.  I am forever grateful for the opportunity to meet such incredible women both in SCM and at the sites where I volunteered.”

 – Lauren Heil, Alumni

“I love SCM because of the amazing opportunities to serve our community and the friendships we gain from small groups and large group activities. We continuously learn from the girls we serve with and the members of the community to which we serve!”

 – Coco G., Member

“In my many, many years as a private college counselor/advisor, I have had the pleasure of referring countless young women of high school age to the very unique and very special Greater Milwaukee area Service Club of Milwaukee. Our entire community is the recipient of the thousands of hours of service to needy residents of Wisconsin performed by the SCM volunteers. I cannot think of any social service organization or group anywhere in the area not directly or indirectly benefitting from SCM and its dedicated heads. Community service is of course an absolute requirement for most of America’s outstanding colleges and universities and has been for many years, and there is no more productive and beneficial way to do that than through membership in SCM. Beyond a college requirement, however, community service is a requirement for all of us as members of the human race; each of us has a lifelong individual and group responsibility to work with ALL members of our communities in need of help, whatever and wherever that assistance is or may be needed. That’s what SCM does, and the group does it is incredibly well. Among its countless benefits, membership in SCM encourages young women in our area to connect with their peers from every part of southeastern Wisconsin to make a positive and profound impact on the lives of others. I strongly and unequivocally recommend SCM to all of the young women in our area, and I am positive all prospective members will be richly rewarded under the tutelage and coordination of the absolutely outstanding and selfless leadership. Our communities are the better because of their individual and coordinated efforts with members. I salute both of them, and I salute all current and prospective members of SCM!”

 – Dr. Bernard J. O’Connell, College Advisor

Our Partner Agencies

SCM works with over 200 Non-Profit Agencies in Greater Milwaukee. Categories include: Arts, Conservation, Elderly, Fund Drives, Children, Literacy, Medical, Museums, Public Safety, Worship, & Social Services.

Penfield Children's Center

Helps infants and young children with developmental delays.

Girls on the Run

Inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident, using a fun and experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Elizabeth Residence

Assisted and Independent Living, valuing the health, well-being and dignity of our aging seniors.

Schlitz Audubon Center

Promote an appreciation of nature through education.

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD)

Organization founded by breast cancer survivors to provide support after breast cancer diagnosis.

Feeding America

Feed the hungry.

Charity Ball, Celebrating Our Members

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