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Volunteer Opportunities

GiGi's Playhouse Milwaukee is looking for INTERNS and VOLUNTEERS to help support our fantastic individuals with Down syndrome and their families through academic and therapeutic programs (art, gross and fine motor programs, story time, etc.). We are specifically looking for weekly or monthly program leaders and individuals to support the business side of managing a non-profit.

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. https://gigisplayhouse.org/milwaukee/volunteer/

If there’s nothing fitting now, please do check back. We love having passionate, hard-working, fun people who make our Playhouse feel like a big family.

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

Join our community, we need supportive and caring people like you!


RSVP & Volunteer for programs HERE, then search for all of our programs by entering this address: Milwaukee@gigisplayhouse.org

All ages are welcome to volunteer; however, program leaders and tutors must be over 18 and able to pass a background check.

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

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 scaffoldedby "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; support is available throughout sessions. Tutoring sessions are in a one-to-one setting with students. Scheduling for tutoring sessions is based on the tutor and the family’s availability (volunteer when you can, based on your schedule). Tutoring sessions are typically 45-60 minutes.

GiGi’s interns learn the “ins” and “outs” of our non-profit organization by participating in the day-to- Interns must be available during regular business hours, Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm. The number of hours spent at the Playhouse is determined by higher education programs or an agreed upon amount between GiGi’s and the Intern. GiGi’s interns learn the “ins” and “outs” of our non-profit organization by participating in the day-to-day tasks. Interns will be provided with a wide variety of experiences that help to support the needs of our Playhouse. Positions include a variety of tasks, some examples are:Community Outreach, Marketing / Promotions, Social Media, Programming Instruction or planning, Scheduling, and/or Volunteer Support, as well as other areas of support as needed.

Program Leaders
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
These volunteers assist with scheduled programs andProgram Leaders in maintaining a welcoming environmentincluding 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!

Site Support
We are looking for volunteers to assist maintaining the look of the Playhouse. Volunteers of all ages are needed to organize, clean, sanitize, and restock. Openings are available on a weekly or bi-weekly basis! Opportunities with phone calling, laminating, lesson planning, and scheduling is also available.

Host Families
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
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 smoothly. Contact us to learn more!

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. Coordinators, Program Leaders and Tutors must also complete the background check process.


For more information email us at milwaukee@gigisplayhouse.org

Visit us at: GiGi’s Playhouse, 8685 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point
(off I-43 & Brown Deer Road in the Riverpoint Village Shopping Center)