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The purposes of this program are to:
  • Provide a beneficial mentoring experience to managers who are selected to supervise AASPIRE interns.
  • Provide a City-wide project that encourages interdepartmental cooperation toward the accomplishment of an optional Affirmative Action Initiative.
  • Provide Affirmative Action target group individuals who are selected for AASPIRE internships with a meaningful exposure to Public Administration careers.
  • Provide the City with a future professional applicant pool of highly qualified Affirmative Action Target Group members. more »

Monona Terrace thanks its volunteers for their significant contribution of time and talents! Our volunteers greet and assist at community events, give tours of the building, and present student programs. If you're interested in learning more, please contact Heather Sabin at or call (608) 261-4015. more »

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is home to twelve beautiful outdoor gardens and a tropical Conservatory. Educational classes and special events are offered year round. Volunteers partner with staff to keep the gardens beds beautiful, interact with visitors who want to learn about the world of plants, host special events, and assist in the Visitor Center. more »

Be A Friend - Volunteer

When you join the Ovation Fund you not only support the outstanding educational and community programs but you have the opportunity to volunteer as an Usher, or greet and serve as an ambassador to Overture Center by assisting at our Information Desk or you can share the excitement and relate the stories of Overture Center by being a Tour Guide. more »

Madison has 265 parks, conservation areas, beaches and the award-winning Goodman Pool. Volunteers are an important component in maintaining our nationally recognized park system. Most opportunities are on the weekends, are monthly or one-time projects led by qualified staff or Friends Groups, and most are appropriate for small groups. There are opportunities for individuals at Goodman Pool throughout the summer. Volunteer opportunities: more »

The Madison Senior Center promotes successful aging by providing activities and programs for older adults from the greater Madison area. Volunteers of all ages serve in varied capacities, ranging from occasional special events to recurrent assignments. Volunteers may serve older adults or may work side-by-side with older adults here and in the community.

We feature many intergenerational activities. Scheduled volunteer hours are business hours on weekdays with occasional evening and weekend opportunities. Levels of involvement range from leadership to followship options, and the Volunteer Coordinator can assess and design chances for individual projects. Current needs include: event hosts, receptionists, student mentors and more. For information, call John at (608) 267-2344 or visit or the Madison Senior Center.