Volunteer Opportunity

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. GiGi’s Playhouse is a volunteer-run organization, and thanks to the skills and dedication of volunteers like you, we are able to offer purposeful programs, FREE of charge, to our families.

Since our Madison Playhouse opened in 2016, parents, family members, clinicians, and community members who believe in the GiGi’s Playhouse mission act as volunteers in our programs, committees, events, administrative office, and on our Board of Directors.

The following list shows our current volunteer opportunities. You will see there is an assortment of time commitments and skill level. After reviewing this list please submit a volunteer application so we can start a conversation about finding the best volunteer role for you! Submitting the application does not commit to you anything .


We are recruiting Volunteers to help lead our Summer 2024 Programs!

We are forming a Family Outreach Committee who's role will be to help in connecting Playhouse families, identifying and supporting family needs, and providing direction and execution for applicable portions of the best practices our national office shares.

YOU are the heart of our Playhouse and are needed to help us do our best! Please click HERE to view the full committee description.

Open Volunteer Roles include:

  • Programs Intern
  • Fantastic Friends - Program Assistant
  • ‘Language, Music, n’ Our Peeps’ - Co-Leader and Program Assistant
  • Special Olympics Young Athletes – Co-Leader and Program Assistant
  • GiGi’s Kitchen Kids – Co-Leader and Program Assistant
  • Math Tutor
  • Literacy Tutor

Read more about how to become a Volunteer and our Volunteer Roles below!

For more information on our Programs, visit the ‘Programs’ tab at the top of this webpage.

Becoming A Volunteer 

To become a volunteer, you must complete the following steps.

  • Read our website in order to familiarize yourself with the Playhouse mission, vision, programs and events.
  • Submit a Volunteer Application to give Playhouse staff your general information, interests, and availability
  • Attend a virtual volunteer orientation
  • Observe 2 programs: Check our calendar for scheduled programs and events. Schedule these observations with Playhouse staff during the Volunteer Orientation or by contacting us at madison@gigisplayhouse.org

Literacy and Math Tutors 

  • This is an on-going need for the 3 sessions we offer a year!
    No prior experience is needed and all training and resources are provided.
  • You will be paired with one student and will meet for a 10 week session on the same day and time of your choosing each week.
  • Visit our ‘Programs’ tab to learn more or apply

Program Leaders

  • Serves as the lead volunteer at the assigned program. Responsible for planning purposeful, goal-oriented activities for each session and delegates responsibilities to assigned volunteers.

Program Assistant 

  • This volunteer will assist the program leader, and the number of volunteers depends on the size and type of program. Program volunteers work directly with individuals with Down syndrome.

Program Greeter

  • Greet families and participants as they arrive for programming
  • Ensure everyone is checking in and out of their programs using the iPad check-in system

Committee Member

  • Fundraising 
  • Marketing  
  • Programming 
  • Outreach
  • DEI
  • Events

Clean Team 

  • We have a beautiful space and need to keep it in great shape! This can be a great opportunity for larger groups but we can use individuals as well!

Event Team

  • Fundraisers/Sponsorships 
  • Decorations
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Day-of Volunteers 

Board of Directors 

  • Works together with full board to adopt sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies. Ensures GiGi’s has adequate resources to advance its mission. Monitors the overall management of the Playhouse. Determines the Playhouse’s goals and policies. Serves on a committee: Programs, Fundraising, Outreach, Events, Marketing, or Facility/IT.