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 and Monona.
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 be contacted by email with more details.
Volunteer Opportunities Updated 10/18/19
DESCRIPTION—NewBridge provides a healthy lunch to older adults living in Madison and Monona, Monday-Friday. The duties include: setting dishware on tables, 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-Friday and vary by meal site.
IMMEDIATE NEED— 5 volunteers at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin Ave., Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 am-12:30 pm
1 volunteer at the Meadowridge Commons, 5734 Raymond Rd. Monday-Thursday, Noon-1:30 pm
Holiday Meal Volunteers
DESCRIPTION—Meet and greet participants, help with set-up, serving the meal and clean up. NewBridge North, 1625 Northport Dr. on Wednesday, November 27 and Tuesday, December 17 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.
TIME COMMITMENT—3 hours
IMMEDIATE NEED—8 Volunteers each meal
Call Ruth Hellenbrand for information at Ext. 3012.
Loan Closet Office Volunteers
DESCRIPTION—The East Madison/Monona office needs volunteers for half-day shifts, Friday only, to check out loan closet items. Hours are 9:00 am–3:00 pm.
TIME COMMITMENT—AM shift 9:00 am-Noon or PM shift Noon-3:00 pm
IMMEDIATE NEED—1-2 volunteers
Guardian and Representative Payee Volunteers
DESCRIPTION—Compassionate individuals to be guardians and payees for older adults who don’t have family or friends to do so. Must be at least 26 years old. Training and ongoing support is provided.
TIME COMMITMENT—We ask for a 2 year commitment, 3-6 hours per month.
Call Katie Brietzman for information at Ext. 1002.
Board of Directors and Committee Volunteers
DESCRIPTION—Board of Directors, Marketing/Fund Development Committee, Finance Committee, Friends of NewBridge Committee
Call Marcia Hendrickson for information at Ext. 1001.
Office Volunteers- Currently Filled
DESCRIPTION—The North Madison office needs volunteers for half-day shifts, Monday-Friday. 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
Pantry Delivery Driver Volunteers- Currently Filled
DESCRIPTION—Delivery food pantry items to an older adult.
Sewing Group Volunteers- Currently Filled
DESCRIPTION—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.
Foot Care Clinic Volunteers- Currently Filled
DESCRIPTION—Various clinics are held monthly for older adults. The duties include: greeting and registering clients, collecting a fee, tearing down and cleaning up.
TIME COMMITMENT—3-4 hours/month
IMMEDIATE NEED—Queen of Peace, Mount Olive and Capital City Church
Home Chore Volunteers
DESCRIPTION—The Home Chore Program matches volunteers with older adults to help them remain independent and in their own homes. This opportunity is for individuals, families, couples and groups. Duties may include: dusting, vacuuming, taking out the garbage, washing windows, and friendly visitation.
IMMEDIATE NEED—10 volunteers for Eastside, 10 volunteers for Northside, 10 volunteers for Southside, 10 volunteers for Westside.
Ballroom Basics for Balance Volunteers
DESCRIPTION—A fun class for older adults to improve balance and prevent falls through the basics of dance. Classes are 10 weeks starting September 10-November 12 at Dale Heights Church, 5501 University Ave. Meet and greet participants and be comfortable with assisting something with a gait belt. Training will be provided.
TIME COMMITMENT—2 hours, 10:00 am-Noon on Tuesdays
IMMEDIATE NEED—2 Volunteers
R.O.M.E.O (Retired Older Men Eating Out) Volunteers
DESCRIPTION—Provide hospitality, meet and greet participants and lead the discussion.
TIME COMMITMENT—Once a month from 1.5-2 hours. Volunteers must be male.
IMMEDIATE NEED—2 Volunteers
Newsletter Mailing- Production Assistant
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
IMMEDIATE NEED—1-2 volunteers who can do some heavy lifting.
Cultural Diversity Program Volunteers – Latinx
DESCRIPTION—A variety of support groups are held monthly that focus on health and wellness topics concerning African American and Latinx older 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
IMMEDIATE NEED—Spanish speaking volunteers
Older Adult Classes and Activities Volunteers
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.
TIME COMMITMENT—Once a week for 1-2 hours
IMMEDIATE NEED—3 Volunteers at Romnes Apartments, Meadowridge Commons, St. Andrew’s Church, Alicia Ashman Library
Summer Concert Volunteers- Currently Filled
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. 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.
Brat Fest Volunteers- Currently Filled
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. Signups start in February.
TIME COMMITMENT—Shifts are determined by the Brat Fest organizers annually
American Family Golf Championship Volunteers- Currently Filled
DESCRIPTION—Run a beverage booth at The University Ridge Golf Course, 9002 County Rd PD, Verona. Must be comfortable handling money. Lunch is included and an admission ticket to the tournament to enjoy before or after the shift.
TIME COMMITMENT—One-time, four hour shift