The Public Service Fair, hosted in the fall and in the spring, is an opportunity for local area nonprofits engaged in social impact and public service work to connect with UW–Madison students. Organizations are encouraged to share volunteer, internship and service year opportunities as ways for students to get involved.
Fall Public Service Fair: Thursday, September 15, 2022 — 3 to 6pm
Spring Public Service Fair: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
If you are interested in getting connected and involved in the local community or you are exploring a career in the service/nonprofit sectors, this is the event for you.
You do not need to dress up or have your resume ready for this fair; please come to explore ways to get involved, build skills, and learn about activities happening in your local community.
This in-person event takes place (stop by anytime during the event) at the Gordon Dining & Event Center and is open to current UW–Madison students and recent alumni with a registered Handshake profile.
Students can access information about the organizations that will be in attendance here.
This in-person event takes place at the Gordon Dining & Event Center on the UW–Madison campus and is open to current UW–Madison students and recent alumni.
Employer registration starts July 1, 2022, and is open until Sept. 1, 2022.
Information for students to see participating organizations will go live Sept. 2, 2022.
UW–Madison recently transitioned to a new career services software platform, Handshake!
In order to assist with the employer registration, our campus has created a help page for Handshake: careers.wisc.edu/handshake/
After you register for a Handshake account, click on the registration link. Click here to register
Community Living Connections, Inc.
Achieving Collaborative Treatment
American Red Cross – Wisconsin Region
ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc.
Catholic Charities of Madison
Dane County Human Services – Partners for After School Success (PASS)
Easter Seals Wisconsin
GiGi’s Playhouse Madison
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County
League of Women Voters Dane County
Lutheran Social Services of WI and Upper MI, Inc.
Madison Police Department
Madison Senior Center
Madison Starlings Volleyball Club, Inc.
MSCR-Madison School & Community Recreation
Operation Fresh Start
OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center
Partnership for Public Service
Rape Crisis Center, Inc.
Schools of Hope AmeriCorps Project
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
Special Olympics Wisconsin, Inc.
St. Joseph Worker Program
Teach For America
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County
United Way of Dane County – Achievement Connections
University of Wisconsin – Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve
Urban League of Greater Madison
UW MADISON WISCONSIN ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
UW-Madison International Internship Program
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
Wisconsin in Washington Internship Program
Wisconsin Youth Company
YWCA Madison, Inc.
Participation is limited and based on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is conducted online. Invitations are sent to all organizations registered on VolunteerYourTime.org several weeks prior to the fair’s date.