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Volunteer Opportunities

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This 12-acre garden serves as a hub for the MAFPG organization while growing unique foods for the local pantries.

  • Location: Pope Farm Homestead, 7492 W. Old Sauk Road, Middleton, Wis.

  • Work Sessions: Tuesday & Thursday: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Garden Contact: Matt Lechmaier, matt@foodpantrygardens.org, (530) 650-5301


Healthy? Low Risk? Consider signing up for one or more of the volunteer shifts that will help meet the need for Care Boxes* as we work to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Care Box shifts are currently available at Second Harvest and the Alliant Energy Center. Additional shifts will likely be added in the days to come. Second Harvest Foodbank is considered an ‘essential service’ and will be able to continue this project during the ‘Safer at Home’ period.  


You are very welcome to share this opportunity with others.

*Care Boxes will be distributed to our neighbors in need by partner food pantries, shelters, meal sites, etc. as well as through our mobile pantry program.


Middleton Public Library

1. Regular volunteering throughout school year- helping with programs, special projects, pulling/shelving books, cleaning. We have a cutoff of 40 hours to help teens meet their Service Hours Requirement so that we can give as many opportunities as possible.
2. Summer Reading Program- our SRP is staffed completely by teen volunteers. They're in charge of signing up participants, handing out prizes, and helping out with special programs. We'll start taking applications for SRP volunteers in the spring.


Do you know a young leader looking for an exciting summer volunteer opportunity? Look no further! Become a Leader-in-Training (LIT) at #CampInvention and lead young inventors throughout the day while showing them the power of creativity and how to overcome obstacles. 

Gain experience working with children and fulfill your high school volunteer requirements at the same time! 


Three Gaits, Inc - a Therapeutic Horsemanship Program in Stoughton, WI. 

Need of volunteers, over the age of 14, to help us offer safe & effective horseback riding lessons & therapy sessions for individuals with special needs.  


For more information, reach out to:
Email: volunteer@3gaits.org


City of Middleton Volunteering Opportunities:

Youth Volleyball, Basketball, Flag Football & Tee Ball/Baseball/Sofball coaches/helpers needed.

Youth Basketball Scoreboard Operator

Youth Center Volunteer

Please contact Greg Lamping, Recreation Coordinator with Middleton Public Lands, Recreation & Forestry



Middleton Recycling Center:

The Recycling Center is where city residents can drop off items such as metals, cardboard, block styrofoam, books, batteries, electronics, and many other items, so they can be recycled instead of being disposed of in a landfill.  We have a need for help to sort items such as books and batteries and other tasks. Middleton Recycling Center is located next to the Municipal Operations Center on Parmenter Street in Middleton. The recycling center is open Saturdays 8am to noon. For now, Saturdays is the best time for HS kids to be at the recycling center since they’ll also get to see it in operation and hopefully learn about waste and recycling.

Contact: Martin Burkholder

email: martin.burkholder@tds.net




Gio's Garden is a therapeutic respite center for families with children with special needs.  The center is located just two blocks from the MHS.  They are in need of volunteers to help with:  care of the kids, clerical support, special events and special events planning, cleaning,  yardwork, planting, gardening and staffing their summer camp.


MOM is a non-profit that is leading a community-wide effort to prevent homelessness and end hunger for people throughout Middleton, West Madison and Cross Plains.  Through the support of business partners, area schools and faith communities, as well as numerous individuals and service organizations, MOM provides - free of charge - food, clothing, housing assistance, emergency financial assistance, and special services for seniors.  Click this link for more programs where you can help! M.O.M. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES   If you have questions, Email:  volunteer@momhelps.org  and put "HS Service Hours" in the subject line.


Organize a Food Drive:  Find our TOP TEN needed items and food drive tips online.  Bring donations to the pantry during open hours or attend a Pulbic Tour of MOM and bring in your dontations then.  Donatefood.momhelps.org

Organize a clothing or bedding drive.  MOM is in need of linens (gently-used and clean), towels, twin/dbl/queen sixed sheets, blankets, mattress pads, shower curtains, bath mats, baby blankets.  More info on clothing donations online. momhelps.org/support/donate-clothing-other-goods/


Middleton Senior Center:

 Seniors are in need of lawn care, grocery pick up, cleaning, and gardening.  Seniors would also enjoy being read to, playing cards and teaching how to knit and crochet.

See their website:  https://www.ci.middleton.wi.us/index.aspx?NID=191 or 

Contact:  Sandy   608-662-0827

Middleton Youth Center: 

The Youth Center is in need of tutors and program leaders to work with students from 5th through 8th grade after school and during the summer   

For more information, click here:  MYC.Tutor Flyer

Or contact:  

Gabrielle Hinahara 



If you know of an organization or specific event that is in need of volunteers, please contact Michele Dresen at mdresen@mcpasd.k12.wi.us.