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
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 at the 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.
Beginning Sept 2, 2022, students will be able to access information about the organizations that will be in attendance. [Link coming soon]
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
American Red Cross – Wisconsin Region
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Bristol Hospice of Wisconsin
Catholic Charities of Madison
Centro Hispano of Dane County
Common Wealth Development
Dane County Human Services
Easter Seals Wisconsin
GiGi’s Playhouse Madison
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County
Hope Street Ministry
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest
Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens
Madison Senior Center
MSCR-Madison School & Community Recreation
Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation
Reading & Math, Inc.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison, Inc.
Schools of Hope AmeriCorps Project
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
St. Joseph Worker Program
Teach For America
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County
United Way of Dane County
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Upper Sugar River Watershed Association
Urban League of Greater Madison
UW-Madison International Internship Program
Wisconsin Badger Camp
Wisconsin Farmers Union
Wisconsin United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries
Wisconsin Youth Company
YMCA Metropolitan Milwaukee
YMCA of Dane County
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.