Our organization and the senior 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 keeping people happy, living well, and staying connected as they age for those on the North/Eastside.
Any help is appreciated, whether through individual long term volunteer help or through a one-time group project! Please view our available opportunities below, and feel free to contact us with any questions.
If you are an individual or group looking for a one-time opportunity, first view available opportunities on our organization’s VolunteerYourTime page. If those opportunities do not work for you, please e-mail the Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator, Larry Jolón, or call him at (608) 243-5252 x 204.
Otherwise, please complete our volunteer application online or send a printed application to our offices (forms listed below). After submitting your application, you will be contacted within 3-5 business days for an interview and/or orientation depending on the volunteer position:
- Online Forms
- Downloadable Forms
Current Volunteer Needs (updated May 2018):
|Home Chore Volunteer
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that is flexible with your busy schedule, but allows you to make a difference for someone in need? Consider our Home Chore program – you will assist frail and limited income older adults so they can remain independent and in their own homes.
|Dining Site Volunteer
Are you looking to provide warm meals along with a warm smile to the seniors in our community? Volunteering in the dining site helps our seniors stay independent by giving them access to nutritious and balanced food. Join our dining site team to hand our seniors delicious meals and provide a space for them to socialize!
|Front Office Volunteer
Are you looking for an opportunity to be the first point of contact for our senior adults and supporters, help facilitate our office processes, while assisting an organization that provides diverse services to seniors in the North/Eastside community? Then come support the NESCO team and join our wonderful office volunteer team!
|Bingo Caller Volunteers
Are you a fan of games and are looking for a fun volunteering opportunity? Bingo is an incredibly popular game with our senior adults, helps keep their minds sharp, and is another avenue for them to socialize. Consider joining the Programs team as a Bingo caller today!
|Latinx Program Volunteer Assistant
As the only senior adult non-profit coaltion that provides programming for the Latinx community, we prioritize creating engaging opportunities and needed support for this underserved population. Help assist our Latinx Cultural Diversity Specialist continue providing quality programming during our monthly discussion groups!
|Marketing & Events Aide
To help keep our older adults happy, keep our community members engaged, and help support our programs and services, we strive to create fun and engaging events. If you have a creative and aesthetic eye, bring unique outreach skills to the table, and love event planning, join us today!
Are you well-organized and great with numbers? Do you have past bookkeeping skills that you want to utilize, or want to add some wonderful experience onto your resume? Help keep our financial data up to date, which in turn allows us to work more efficiently in providing diverse services to older adults on the North/Eastside!
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:
|Volunteering for Special Events
Perfect for one-time help or large groups looking to get involved!
|One-Time Program Facilitator
Our senior adults are always looking for new opportunities to learn, be engaged, and stay active. Is there a workshop you like to run, have a lesson you would like to teach, or have skills you would like to share? Do you need an opportunity that fits your busy schedule? Consider running a one-time program for NESCO!
Do you have a passion for working with senior adults, and enjoy providing engaging opportunities for the community? Are you looking for a leadership opportunity that allows you to build lasting relationships with members of our community? Then consider joining our Programs team!
|Support Group Facilitator
Life takes unexpected turns: our senior adults may be struggling with illness, may have lost a loved one, or needs a safe space. Support groups help bring struggling community members together, and ensures that they feel supported. If you want to make an immediate impact as a supportive and compassionate volunteer, consider peer leading one of our support groups!
In order to provide our diverse programming and services, we need to secure funding from a variety of sources. One of those methods includes applying for grants from various organizations, foundations, and government programs. Do you have past grant writing experience and want to continue our mission of keeping older adults on the North/Eastside happy, healthy, and connected? Consider joining our team!
Filled Volunteer Opportunities
|Festival Foods Site Volunteer
Are you looking to provide warm meals along with a warm smile to the older adults in our community? Volunteering in our new Festival Foods dining site helps our older adults stay independent by giving them access to nutritious and balanced food. Join our dining site team to hand our older adults delicious meals and provide a space for them to socialize!
|Grocery Delivery Volunteer
Some of our senior adults struggle to travel to the grocery store, and may need supplemental food to ensure a healthy and balanced diet. Are you looking for an opportunity to make an immediate impact and create a lasting relationship with a senior in our community? Our Grocery Delivery team would love to have you!
|Sassy Steppers Volunteer Instructor
Share your passion for dance with our older adults that want to keep active and socialize with other likeminded members! Dance is an excellent medium to stay healthy, interact, and express oneself, and this can be an opportunity to flex your dance knowledge. Help provide a fun, convenient and safe environment as our dance instructor!
|Foot Clinic Volunteer
We all spend a lot of time on our feet, so keeping them healthy is important. However, as you age, it unfortunately becomes harder to care for your feet. Join NESCO and SSM Health @ Home to make sure our older adults get the help they need, and keep their feet healthy!
|Digital Literacy Volunteer
Various resources are available on the web and multiple applications have the power to keep us all connected. However, some of our older adults need help to understand and master how to use these resources. Join our team to help teach and guide our older adults to use various forms of technology one-on-one in a relaxed and comfortable setting that fosters learning, socialization, and improved health!
|Data Entry Volunteers
In order to continue providing nutritious meals to our North/Eastside older adults and to manage our office processes, data entry is vital for the purposes of reporting and communication. Do you have database management experience and want to use those skills to support our non-profit? Sign-up today!
Are you a creative thinker, do you have strong initiative, and are you committed to making a difference for older adults in the North/Eastside of Madison? Successfully recruiting sponsors to make our ideas a reality is fulfilling, and this is an opportunity to bolster your communication and networking skills. Help drive our mission forward and join our development team today!
The NESCO monthly newsletter is one of our main methods of outreach to all of our NESCO members about all the programs and services we offer. If you are looking for a monthly opportunity that allows you to make an immediate impact, join our team of volunteers!
Do you have further questions? Please e-mail the Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator, Larry Jolón, or call him at (608) 243-5252 x 204.