Just because national volunteer month is drawing to a close does not mean you can’t start getting involved now. There are a number of different volunteer opportunities in Madison through a number of different organizations. There are so many, in fact, that making a choice can be a daunting task.
So why volunteer in the first place? There is a never-ending list of reasons why people volunteer including to feel needed, to share a skill, to gain experience, or the want to help people. There are also plenty of reasons that give back to the volunteer, like exploring a new career path or to feel accomplished and gain recognition. Volunteering can be so much more engaging than what we stereotypically used to think of as volunteer work.
Perhaps the neatest and most rewarding (if you consider being around food rewarding) volunteer experience in Wisconsin’s Capital city is with the Dane County Farmers’ Market. The Farmers’ Market is a Madison staple and also one of the most popular events in the city. It also provides people with a number of different ways to get involved year-round.
For more information, be sure to visit the Dane County Farmers’ Market Volunteer page HERE. To get involved contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Ruth Miller, at firstname.lastname@example.org or send mail to “Dane County Farmers’ Market P.O. Box 1485 Madison, WI 53701-1485. You can also get involved with the Friends of the Dane County Farmers’ Market by contacting Danielle Wood at friends.Danielle@gmail.com.
So get out there and start volunteering. It is great way to get involved in the community, meet new people, and have fun. And also remember volunteering with food us usually a lot more delicious.