Our organization and the older adults in our community rely on the power of volunteers to provide quality services to those in need and to ensure our programs and events are a success. Come join our mission of empowering older adults to access affordable resources to maintain their health, safety, independence and community connection in the City of Madison.
Any help is appreciated, whether through individual long-term volunteer help or through a one-time group project!
How to Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering with NewBridge, please submit the form below. You will contacted by email with more details.
Guardian and Representative Payee Volunteers
DESCRIPTION—Compassionate individuals to be guardians and payees for seniors who don’t have family or friends to do so. Training and ongoing support is provided.
Cultural Diversity Program Volunteers
DESCRIPTION—A variety of support groups are held monthly and focuses specifically on health and wellness topics concerning African American and Latinx senior adults in Dane County. Volunteers are needed to help facilitate meetings and coordinate refreshments. Spanish speaking students/adults are especially needed.
TIME COMMITMENT—3-4 hours each month
Foot Care Clinic Volunteers
DESCRIPTION—Various clinics are held monthly in Madison and Monona for seniors who cannot do their own foot care. The volunteer duties include greeting and registering clinic clients, collecting a fee for the appointment, tearing down and clean up.
TIME COMMITMENT—3-4 hours each month
Home Chore Volunteers
DESCRIPTION—The Home Chore Program was developed in 1986 to assist frail, limited income senior adults with basic home chores to help them remain independent and in their own homes. This opportunity is for individuals, families, couples and groups. The volunteers assist with specific tasks around the home. Possible activities include: dusting, vacuuming, snow shoveling, taking out the garbage, washing windows, friendly visitation and more.
IMMEDIATE NEED—Mowing volunteers in East Madison every other week
Nutrition Site Volunteers
DESCRIPTION—Every weekday, we provide a healthy lunch to seniors living in Madison and Monona. This program requires a number of hands to get everything set up and cleaned up. This includes: setting dishware on tables, assistance with serving the lunch, washing the dishware, and wiping down tables.
TIME COMMITMENT—Days and times are flexible between 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
IMMEDIATE NEED— 5 Volunteers at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin Ave., Monday through Friday, 10:00 am-Noon
Senior Program Volunteers – Sewing Group
DESCRIPTION—We sponsor social, recreational, and health/wellness activities at a variety of locations. Activities include card games, bingo, speakers, and more. Help is needed to coordinate activities on a weekly or monthly basis. This includes ensuring supplies for activities are available and in good condition, welcoming newcomers, and recording the number of participants and hours.
IMMEDIATE NEED—Sewing volunteers to help with general mending and alterations on the 1st and 3rd Thursday, 9:00-11:00 am, at the North Madison location.
DESCRIPTION—The North Madison office needs volunteers for half-day shifts, Monday-Friday. The East Madison office needs volunteers for half-day shift, Friday only. Greet visitors, answer phones, route calls to appropriate staff, and take reservations for programs. Volunteers help with basic clerical support to the comfort level of the volunteer and assistance is provided for every task.
TIME COMMITMENT—AM shift 8:00 am-Noon, PM shift Noon-4:00 pm
IMMEDIATE NEED—1-3 volunteers are needed to check out loan closet items on Fridays at the East Madison location. Hours are 9:00 am–3:00 pm which can be split into several shifts.
DESCRIPTION—This annual event, Saturday, October 19, generates funds for senior programs and activities. It’s held at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center and includes a kid’s carnival, raffle and prize drawings, used book sale, bake sale, and concessions stand. In the weeks prior to Apple Fest, volunteers are needed to help organize the activities and distribute flyers. During the event, we need help supervising the various areas and tearing down.
TIME COMMITMENT— Monthly planning meetings begin in April. 5-10 hours a month organizing the activities. The day of the event, volunteers typically work 4 hour shifts between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.
IMMEDIATE NEED—20+ volunteers are needed to help with the kiddie carnival, jewelry sale, concession stand, front door entry, bake sale, and book sale.
Newsletter Mailing Volunteers – FILLED
DESCRIPTION—Label and bundle newsletters for mailing. This group generally meets the last week of the month at Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive.
TIME COMMITMENT—2-3 hours each month
Summer Concert Volunteers – FILLED FOR 2019
DESCRIPTION—Every summer, NewBridge hosts a series of outdoor concerts held on Monday evenings in June and July (excluding the 4th of July week) alongside the Warner Park Shelter and lagoon. Concessions are sold. Help is needed in several areas. Prior to concerts, help is needed with distributing flyers. During concerts, assistance is needed in set-up and selling of concessions, arranging picnic tables, handing out programs and collecting donations.
TIME COMMITMENT—Around 3 hours per week are needed one month before concerts begin. Then 3 hours 5:00-8:00 pm are needed on all six Monday evenings. These dates are flexible to your availability. We need up to 8 volunteers per concert.
American Family Golf Championship Volunteers – FILLED FOR 2019
DESCRIPTION—Run a beverage booth at The University Ridge Golf Course, 9002 County Rd PD, Verona.
TIME COMMITMENT—Four hour shifts
Brat Fest Volunteers – FILLED FOR 2019
DESCRIPTION—This annual community-based event is held over Memorial Day weekend, rain or shine, on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. All proceeds benefit the groups and charities that help staff the event. All volunteers receive a coupon for a free brat. Duties vary from brat wrappers to cashiers. Sign ups start in February.
TIME COMMITMENT—Shifts are determined by the Brat Fest organizers annually.