Current Opportunities

 

Aldo Leopold Nature Center

More Information Land Stewardship/Facility Management Summer 2017

Help the facility manager operate the nature center through a variety of tasks including: brush removal, trail projects, window cleaning, mulching, vacuuming exhibits, and general facilities/grounds maintenance.

Sustainability

Outdoors

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Monday 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

BlackHawk Church Food Pantry Garden

More Information Gardener Summer 2017

Care for our food pantry garden that actually is a 2-acre farm! Volunteers will help with a wide range of gardening tasks such as weeding in vegetable rows and watering. Occasionally, we will need assistance in planting new vegetables and melons, along with harvesting and washing produce. The team will work alongside other volunteers who regularly tend the farm.

Sustainability

Garden, Outdoors

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Monday 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Thursday 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (CARPC)

More Information A Greater Madison Vision Public Engagement Summer 2017

Volunteers will work with CARPC Community Planning staff to engage community members in the "A Greater Madison Vision" project at the downtown Farmers Market and potentially other venues. The markets are hosted every Wednesday outside of the City County Building. Their main tasks will include: -Study and understand full scope of "A Greater Madison Vision" project -Develop surveys with staff to administer at the Farmers Market -Be present at Wednesday markets with material to handout to market patrons -Discuss and answer questions about "A Greater Madison Vision" -Sign people up for weekly newsletters -Conduct survey to help understand what are driving forces moving our communities into the future -Get feedback about strengths and weaknesses in our communities -Conduct interviews for live Facebook stories -Compile information gathered to report to staff Each participant will have access to CARPC Chromebooks to staff a booth and take notes as they engage with farmers market patrons.

Sustainability

Public Policy

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Wednesday 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

Center For Resilient Cities

More Information Urban Farmer Summer 2017

Maintain and enhance our edible landscape that includes orchard and gardens. Tasks consist of weeding, planting, pruning, watering, harvesting, etc. Lots of variety depending upon current projects and seasonality.

Sustainability

Garden, Outdoors

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Thursday 9:30 AM 12:30 PM

Clean Lakes Alliance

More Information Water Quality Monitoring Volunteers Summer 2017

Volunteer team will collect water samples from different locations on UW-Madison campus, including Memorial Union Pier, Willow Beach, Picnic Point Beach, and Wally Bauman and Tent Colony Woods. Upload data into mobile-ready website. Assist Clean Lakes Alliance staff with various projects and programs when inclement weather prevents outdoor fieldwork.

Sustainability

Outdoors, Water Management

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Thursday 9:30 AM 12:00 PM

Community GroundWorks

More Information CSA Farm Assistant Summer 2017

Volunteers will assist farmers and interns outdoors on our organic, urban, 5-acre CSA farm. Activities will include weeding, harvesting, packing out, transplanting, and other field related tasks.

Sustainability

Garden, Outdoors

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Friday 9:00 AM 11:00 AM

Discovery Building

More Information Summer Science Assistant Summer 2017

Be a part of Summer Expeditions at Discovery by helping to facilitate hands-on science activities for elementary and middle school students. Duties include leading STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)-based exploration stations and activities, using educational activities to engage visitors in provided curriculum modules, features of the Town Center and niches in the Discovery Building. Training and teaching support will be provided.

Education

Kids, STEM

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Wednesday 1:00 PM 3:15 PM

Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo

More Information Guest Services Volunteers Summer 2017

Depending on needs, Badger Volunteers will work across these roles at the Zoo: * Train & Carousel - provide great guest service as you work with a team to sell tokens, operate the rides, and create a fun family experience * Discovery Docent - sharing conservation-themed hands-on educational information with guests from themed carts on Zoo grounds. * Face of the Zoo Greeter - greeting guests, providing directions and information to enhance guests' visits to the Zoo, and thanking them for their donations. * Goat Yard - provide change and guest engagement at the goat yard * Other projects - sometimes we may ask for your help with upcoming events or special projects.

Sustainability

Outdoors

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Monday 12:45 PM 4:15 PM

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County

More Information Survey & Research project Summer 2017

In celebration of Habitat for Humanity of Dane County working in our community to help provide affordable housing we would like to check in with the 252 families served over the last 30 years.This group will contact our families via phone or email to complete a brief survey. The survey results will help us to update our database with the most up to date information for each family as well as provide us with a clearer picture of the impact participating in our program and becoming homeowners has had for each habitat family.

Public Health

Housing, Sustainability

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Friday 11:30 AM 2:00 PM

Habitat ReStore

More Information Donations Processing Summer 2017

Volunteer team will assist with the processing of donations at the East side ReStore. - Clean, test, repair and display lighting fixtures. - Clean, test and display appliances. - Sort and consolidate donations of doors, windows, and tile on sales floor. - Other tasks as needed, dependent on donation intake, which may include processing of carpeting and lumber, and cleaning and merchandising.

Sustainability

Donation

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Tuesday 10:30 AM 1:00 PM

HWM Gardens and Grounds

More Information Assistant to the Groundskeeper Summer 2017

By coming to Holy Wisdom Monastery on a regular basis, volunteers will complete a variety of grounds maintenance and landscaping tasks that build upon a team approach. We will share our skills and cooperate while working on different kinds of outdoor projects. Be open and willing to work outside, sometimes with other community volunteers, with the possibility for doing something new for the first time.

Sustainability

Outdoors

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Tuesday 3:00 PM 5:00 PM

International Outreach/Christ Presbyterian Church

More Information English Conversation Partners/Childcare volunteers Summer 2017

For English Conversation Partners, Badger Volunteers meet weekly for two hours in an informal setting with international students seeking to improve their English skills and learn more about the American culture. Veteran volunteers provide support and guidance to new Badger volunteers. There may also be the opportunity to care for children aged 1 to 12 while their parents attend English Conversation Time. The site has a fully equipped nursery and childcare rooms that volunteers use for activities with the children.

Education

Kids, Language

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Friday 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Lakeshore Nature Preserve

More Information Preserve Volunteer Summer 2017

Volunteers will work outside on the UW-Madison campus in the beautiful Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Volunteers will learn about issues surrounding management of natural areas in urban environments while learning to identify and control invasive plants. Tasks will include pulling, cutting and digging invasive plants as well as mapping infestations and monitoring control efforts. Conditions may be hot, wet or “buggy”. Benefits include: enjoying the flowers, birds, pollinators and other campus wildlife; meeting new people; getting exercise; and learning about the natural world.

Sustainability

Outdoors

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Tuesday 3:00 PM 5:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 11:30 AM

Linda & Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability

More Information Earth Care Provider Summer 2017

Volunteer duties can vary, but will include helping out with our Natural Path Sanctuary, farm and orchard. Work may include trail maintenance, pruning, weeding, digging and other outdoor work. Weather and seasonality will influence specific duties and tasks.

Sustainability

Outdoors

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Tuesday 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

Literacy Network

More Information Academic/ESL Tutor (S. Park St) Summer 2017

Volunteer as a tutor to help an adult pass their pre-GED academic reading and writing class at Madison College! Most of the students are non-native speakers of English, so you’ll likely be helping them with English vocabulary as well. There will be a Literacy Network staff person on site to guide your tutoring sessions, but you’ll mostly be teaching the academic skills you already have—skimming, drawing conclusions, working with concepts, organizing a paper, etc. We hope you can join us for this mentally engaging, emotionally rewarding opportunity!

Education

Language, Tutor

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Wednesday 5:20 PM 7:20 PM

Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens

More Information Food Pantry Garden Volunteer Summer 2017

Planting vegetables by seed and by seedling. Weeding the garden by hand and using tools. Watering the garden by hand. Roto-tilling. Performing general maintenance such as staking tomatoes and mulching. Harvesting a wide variety of vegetables. Organizing the barn. No prior gardening experience necessary, but must enjoy working outside!

Sustainability

Garden, Outdoors

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Wednesday 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Options In Community Living

More Information Game Night Participant Summer 2017

Volunteers will play games with adults who are differently abled at Cargo coffee shop on East Washington. Games could include card games, board games, or anything else fun! Uno is a hit.

Public Health

Disability

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Friday 3:30 PM 5:00 PM

More Information Karaoke Group Assistants Summer 2017

Badger Volunteers will set up the computer and karaoke machine in the community room of an apartment building. Some people set up equipment as others assist participants in getting to the community room. During karaoke, students sit next to participants and interact with them, run the computer, lead the singing, and gather requests, making sure that participants get a chance to sing. At the end of the evening, students, assist people in getting back to their apartments, disconnect the equipment and put it back in the storage closet.

Public Health

Disability

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Monday 5:30 PM 7:45 PM

Salvation Army of Dane County

More Information Food Pantry Personal Shopper Summer 2017

The position of the Personal Shopper is integral to our everyday food pantry operations. Shoppers engage our clients with dignity and respect while assisting them with their food choices and answering questions they have. SPECIFIC DUTIES: * Provide quality customer service to those needing our assistance * Assist clients and families with their shopping experience * Organize, sort and stock donated food items, including loading and unloading of vans, freezers and shelves

Public Health

Food Pantry

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Tuesday 12:00 PM 3:00 PM

South Madison Coalition of the Elderly Braxton

More Information Home Chore Helper - Braxton PL Summer 2017

By assisting older adults with a variety of household chores the home chore volunteers make it possible for the client to remain independent for a longer time in their homes. Home chore teams of four will split into groups of two and visit 2-3 apartments and alternate clients each week.

Public Health

Disability , Elderly

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Friday 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Spring Harbor Greenhouse & Garden Program

More Information Naturalist/Gardener/Facilities Assistant Summer 2017

Work in the gardens, process and prepare foods (eat healthy foods) and assist in the construction of our new sustainable green house. Building activities could include the construction of raised beds, design and construction of a rain garden, build educational learning stations, and install a water capture and storage system.

Sustainability

Garden, Outdoors

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Friday 8:30 AM 11:30 AM

St. Vincent de Paul

More Information Food Pantry Host Summer 2017

Create a welcoming environment for our customers! After going over his/her blue sign-in sheet, volunteers will serve as a host and walk with customers through the Food Pantry as he/she shops. Keep a tally of the points the customer is using and then assist the customer with bagging and loading his/her groceries. Other duties you may perform: Restock and organize shelves, communicate any significant problems to pantry staff, organize shopping carts.

Public Health

Community Center, Food Pantry

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Monday 10:30 AM 1:00 PM

TEENWorks Goodman Community Center

More Information Seed To Table Garden & Culinary Volunteer Summer 2017

Work alongside high school youth in an education and employment training program. Volunteers will work with teens on projects including culinary arts, gardening, and food preservation.

Sustainability

Community Center, Food, Garden, High School

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Monday 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

UW-Madison Arboretum

More Information Gardening and Growing Summer 2017

Badger Volunteers will work with two primary Arboretum staff (David Stevens, curator of Longenecker Gardens, and Susan Carpenter, gardenerr of the Wisconsin Native Plant Garden) to tend to the Arboretum's beautiful and fascinating Longenecker Horticultural Gardens and Wisconsin Native Plant Garden by weeding, spreading mulch, and doing other garden tasks. Tools and training will be provided. The work is outdoors, physical, and will involve getting your hands in the dirt while you learn about basic botany and horticulture.

Sustainability

Garden, Outdoors

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Thursday 9:30 AM 11:30 AM

Wisconsin Environmental Initiative

More Information Main Street Green Program Coordinator Summer 2017

Visit businesses interested in the Main Street Green program, assist with registration, baseline assessments, and checklist completion. Distribute promotional materials, assist with social media efforts and related tasks. Manage Zero Waste Stations. Green street and green infrastructure; Food Entrepreneurship and Tiny Homes.

Sustainability

Social Enterprise

Day of Week Start Time End Time  
Friday 1:00 PM 4:00 PM