Volunteer in Madison Wi


Volunteer in Madison

Looking to volunteer locally around Madison?

Tour Guide (Docent)

  • Give tours to adults and students from around the world, showcasing the building’s architecture, history, exhibitions, and activities.
  • Excellent candidates are individuals who enjoy people, love to learn, and have the flexibility to work with a variety of audiences.
  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • For more information, contact Heather Sabin, hsabin@mononaterrace.com  608.261.4015

Community Event Volunteer – Not accepting new applicants at this time

  • Answer questions/direct event attendees
  • Provide friendly welcome
  • Staff information tables
  • Hand out promotional materials
  • Contribute a minimum of 30 hours of service per year
  • Comfortable using computers and hand-held devices
    (smart phone/tablet)
  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • One day training session required for this position.
  • For more information, contact Heather Sabin, hsabin@mononaterrace.com  608.261.4015

Terrace Landscape Volunteer

  • Ability to make a season-long commitment of gardening once a week from April-November
  • Current available volunteer shifts for 2019 are Thursdays from 8-11am
  • Pull weeds, mulch, move soil, prune, plant, water, divide perennials, and deadhead
  • Maintain open spaces, sweep, remove debris, clean work spaces after shifts
  • Must be able to perform physical tasks such as bending, kneeling, lifting, digging, climbing onto raised beds
  • Be able to tolerate weather fluctuations
  • For more information, contact Heather Sabin, hsabin@mononaterrace.com  608.261.4015

Student Program Facilitator

Volunteers will help facilitate existing programs for K-12 students. Tours and workshops are interactive and encourage exploration of architecture and design.

  • Student tours take place throughout the year at Monona Terrace, but are in highest demand in the late spring each year.
  • Froebel block workshops take place in Dane County elementary schools.
  • Disc-overy Building Workshops take place at Monona Terrace.
  • For more information, contact Heather Sabin, hsabin@mononaterrace.com  608.261.4015

George A. Nelson Student Internship & Scholarship

  • Project support position in community events, social media, tourism, marketing and public relations
  • May be offered for credit; Stipend upon completion of successful internship
    Summer internship: 40 hours per week; $1,000 stipend
    Spring/Fall internship: 20 hours per week; $500 per semester stipend
  • To apply, submit resume and cover letter to Kristen Durst, kdurst@mononaterrace.com 608.261.4011

Here’s what some of our most recent interns had to say:

“Being an intern at Monona Terrace was an excellent learning experience. Getting the opportunity to work with all of the talented people at Monona Terrace and feeling like part of the team is an experience that I will never forget. During my time here I have been a part of PR, event planning and volunteer coordination for both small and large scale events and gained valuable leadership experience. The Community Relations Department is full of talented individuals who have a lot to teach their interns. I would recommend this internship to anyone interested in learning more about what is involved in making community events successful.”

Nichole D., Spring 2016
UW- La Crosse

“My internship at Monona Terrace was an engaging learning experience. Not only are the people in the Community Relations Department talented, friendly, and motivating, they also trust their interns with a lot of responsibility. While interning, I worked on projects in PR, social media, event planning, and volunteer coordination. For me, one of the most rewarding aspects as an intern at Monona Terrace is that I always felt like an essential part of the team.”

Abby B., Spring 2014

Terrace Town Volunteer Mentor
Now Recruiting

  • Mentor a Dane County classroom over several weeks as they design and build a scale model box city made of recyclable materials.
  • Help facilitate activities about architecture and city planning with a sustainability focus
  • For more information, contact Heather Sabin, hsabin@mononaterrace.com  608.261.4015

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