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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 .

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.

Event Planning/Organizing Volunteer 

  • We have multiple large events throughout the year and are in need of people that love planning and organizing large events!
  • We have multiple types of roles to fill for a Run/Walk, Golf Outing and Gala including:
    • Logistics and event planning committee
    • Fundraising committee – Sponsorships & in-kind donations
    • Marketing committee - Public relations, graphic art design,
    • Administrative committee – printing, mailing, organizing tasks

Math Tutoring Coordinator 

  • This person would work closely with our Site Manager to run our Math Tutoring program. All training and resources are provided.
  • This position will mentor and coach future tutors, coordinate with volunteers and families, and ensure we are up to date and following our GiGi’s National curriculum.
  • This is an ideal volunteer position for a recently retired educator or anyone who wants to continue inspiring the love of literacy and math which will in turn assist our children, teens and adults in reaching their “Best of All” and attaining more independence.

Program Coordinator- up to 2 people  

  • If you have a passion for planning and executing our incredible programs and have an understanding of what running a  program takes, this Is for you!
  • This role works closely with our Site Manager and Program Committee to plan our offerings, ensure families and volunteers are on-boarded and set them all up for success.
  • High organization and ability to work with Microsoft Office is a must
  • Ability to commit to a long-term, key volunteer role for at least a year
  • Hours would vary throughout the year but could be up to 10 hours a week.

Volunteer Coordinator – up to 2 people

  • If you love meeting people and are comfortable with lots of communication via phone, email and Microsoft Teams you may love this role.
  • We have hundreds of volunteers that come to us throughout the year and we need someone to manage initial contact and on-boarding.
  • Role works closely with the Site Manager
  • Ability to commit to a long-term, key volunteer role for at least a year
  • Hours would vary throughout the year but could be up to 10 hours a week.

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 sesssion 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.

Marketing Assistant  

  • Roles for Blog writing, social media creation, marketing planning, writing Press Releases

Handyworker 

  • If you love fixing things and doing general upkeep tasks this is for you!

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!