This page will be updated frequently to provide up-to-date information on Global Partners fundraising events, volunteer opportunities and informational meetings. 

The Global Partners program is funded through philanthropy and fueled by volunteers! Many individuals and businesses support the activities of the program through their ongoing financial and volunteer support. Additionally, several fundraising events take place throughout the year to raise funds for the healthcare, educational and community development activities in each of our partner communities. Please email or call 608-775-1903 if you have any questions or would like to get involved in an upcoming event. 

NURSES WEEK FUNDRAISER FOR NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS: In recognition of National Nurses Week May 6-12, you are invited to give a Gundersen nurse a note of thanks and an appreciation gift, for only $5. Your $5 donation will fund scholarships for nurses to participate in a Global Partners trip. These scholarships are awarded to those who may have financial need and would like to join a volunteer trip. Click here to download the Nurses Day Recognition Order Form and send completed forms (along with the donation of $5 per nurse being recognized - either cash or check is accepted) to Global Partners at mailstop C03-006.

GLOBAL PARTNERS DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION: Save the date! Thursday, September 17, 2015, is the 7th Annual Global Partners Dinner and Wingspan Raffle. The 2015 dinner will focus on the Global Partners-Nicaragua program.

WINE GUYZ FUNDRAISER: Save the date! Wednesday, October 14, 2015, from 6-8pm, at 122 King St. Global Partners will receive 20% of the sale of wine glasses and all tips... past years have raised more than $500, we're hoping to exceed that with a full house of attendees!


Please email or call 608-775-3833 if you would like to volunteer at any of the upcoming events.

WINE GUYZ FUNDRAISER: We need 6-8 individuals willing to be servers for the Wine Guyz Fundraiser on Wed, Oct 14th. Volunteers are needed for 1 hour shifts (6-7pm or 7-8pm). Volunteers will take orders and serve wine, appetizers and sandwiches to the patrons. Global Partners will receive 20% of the sale of wine glasses and all tips from 6-8pm that evening.

VOLUNTEERS TO SORT DONATED MEDICAL SUPPLIES: Global Partners is looking for 1-2 individuals who have a clinical background to help sort donated medical supplies.

Several trips take place throughout the year to each of our partner communities, each with a unique focus! Please click on the page for each site that has information about volunteering in order to learn more about the trip dates, cost, roles needed, and other information specific to that site.

Occasionally, presentations or informational meetings are scheduled to provide updates on activities in our partner communities and an overview of recent trips. These presentations are open to anyone interested in participating in a Global Partners volunteer service trip - Gundersen Health System employees as well as general community members. No need to RSVP to attend - just come as you are!


  • Wednesday, June 3 from 12:15-1pm in the Overholt Auditorium. Volunteer Dr. Jenn Gipp will share stories from the Vision Team from November 2014.


  • Wednesday, May 13 from 12:15-1pm in the Overholt Auditorium. Volunteers from the 2015 Ethiopia team will share their stories and experiences! This team conducted work with a focus on general surgery, podiatry, vision screening, dental care, Ob/Gyn care, information technology and sewing.


  • Thursday, May 7 from 12:15-1pm in the Overholt Auditorium. Volunteers from the Spring 2015 Pine Ridge teams will share their experiences! Projects highlighted will include the First Aid Fair in reservation schools, physical exams provided to Lakota youth and specialty clinics.

To watch past presentations given by Ethiopia, Nicaragua and Pine Ridge teams, please visit

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