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Volunteer Opportunities

GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee is looking for VOLUNTEERS to help support our fantastic individuals with Down syndrome in our academic and therapeutic programs.

If you’re passionate — about supporting others — you should consider volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee.

If you like each day to be unique — exciting and fun— think GiGi’s.

If you like a family feeling vs. office undertakings — well, you can see where we’re going with this.

And if you’ve read this far, check out the openings below and see if it feels like a good fit for you. If there’s nothing fitting now, please do check back. We love having passionate, hard-working, fun people who make our place feel like a family.


Volunteer Orientation is held monthly, check our calendar for dates.

Join our community, we need supportive and caring people like you! All ages are welcome to volunteer!


We are looking for dynamic individuals to support us in the following ways:

  • Tutors: Math & Literacy - volunteers ages 18 & older
  • Program Leaders / Interns - volunteers ages 18 & older
    • Community Outreach
    • Marketing / Promotions
    • Programming
    • Volunteer Coordination
    • Program Assistants
  • Playhouse Site Support
  • Host Families
  • Committee Members
    • Programming
    • Facilities
    • Social
    • Marketing
    • Fundraising
    • Outreach

Tutors at GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee

Literacy and Math tutors learn specific methods to teach our individuals with Down syndrome based on researched and current best practices. They will communicate these skills to the students while tracking purposeful progressions based on each learners' skills and needs. Purposeful progressions are what we call our objectives and concepts. Progress tracking sheets are used at each session. All concepts are scaffolded by "I do, We do, and You do" lessons that adapt to the child's needs in each area of focus. Tutors will be responsible for completing their own lesson plans after being given training in how to create them. Our programs could not be successful without dedicated volunteers like you!

Intern at GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee

GiGi’s interns learn the “ins” and “outs” of our non-profit organization by participating in the day-to-day tasks of scheduling, promotions, outreach, meeting with families, event and program and lesson planning, operations and marketing. Each intern must be a self-starter that can complete individualized and ongoing projects. Interns will be provided with a wide variety of experiences that help to support the needs of our Playhouse. Positions include the following areas of focus: Community Outreach, Marketing / Promotions, Programming, and Volunteer Coordination.

Interns must be available at least 10 hours per week, Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm.

  • Spring: First week of January to last week of May
  • Summer: First week of June to last week of August
  • Fall: First week of September to last week of December

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Program Leaders at GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee

Program Leaders are key volunteers and allow us to run each program. They lead the group in the targeted activities or lessons. Program Leaders collaborate with others to develop lessons and gather materials. Are you creative, experienced and love to make a difference in the lives of others? If so, you are perfect for this role and we would LOVE to hear from you.

Program Assistants at GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee

These volunteers assist with scheduled programs and Program Leaders in maintaining a welcoming environment including assistance with full participation in program activities, providing supervision and maintaining safety for participants, allowing opportunities for parents to network with one another, the check-in process, set up, coordinating food or snacks, and clean up. We promise you will be paid in warm hugs and lots of smiles! Volunteers of all ages can support our programs, be a buddy!

Playhouse Site Support at GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee

We are looking for volunteers to assist maintaining the look of the playhouse. Volunteers of all ages are needed to help maintain organization, cleanliness, sanitizing, restocking, and organization. Openings are available on a weekly or bi-weekly basis! Opportunities with phone calling, laminating, lesson planning, and scheduling is also available.

Host Families at GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee

Host Families are familiar with the Playhouse, the program and can support the Program Leader and Volunteers throughout activities. Host families open and close the Playhouse before and after the program, greet new families and participants. Schedule is flexible, 1-2 hours per week, during activities that you are already planning on coming in for! A Host Family is needed for each program.

Committee Members at GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee

Our committee members support all operations to make our Playhouse a warm welcoming and supportive environment for our community. Committee members collaborate with board members to keep our Playhouse operating.

Committee Members are needed in the following areas:

  • Programming
  • Facilities
  • Social
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Outreach


All volunteers must attend an orientation, have an application and confidentiality forms on file. Program Coordinators, Leaders and Tutors must also complete the background check process.

We are always on the look out for more volunteers!

Volunteer opportunities: Check out current programs as listed on Sign-up Genius (search for milwaukee@gigisplayhouse.org) and register to volunteer for a program! http://www.signupgenius.com/

Tutors: We are also looking for math & reading tutors. Tutors support individuals with Down syndrome (3 years old & up) in a one-to-one basis, learning basic skills in reading or math, training is given to all volunteers. If more info on that please email literacymilwaukee@gigisplayhouse.org.

Thanks for your interest in GiGi's Playhouse-Milwaukee!