Volunteer at Oakwood Village

Support Oakwood and make a difference in the lives of older adults by volunteering your time.

Numerous volunteer opportunities exist at Oakwood, and we strive to match our volunteer needs with your interests and availability. By volunteering your time, you make a real difference in the lives of others while contributing to the success of a local, faith-based, not-for-profit organization with an established history of providing excellent care to Madison-area seniors.

Volunteering on one of our campuses provides an opportunity to meet interesting people, acquire new skills and to share your talent and experience. Volunteer opportunities include interacting with residents and visitors by helping in one of Oakwood’s campus shops, spending time visiting with residents or assisting with special campus events or life enrichment programs, or supporting employees in their work.

Volunteers are a valuable part of life on each of our campuses. Check out the campus-specific opportunities below.

Volunteer at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge

Be a part of our close-knit, thriving community located just off American Parkway at 5565 Tancho Drive. Learn more about volunteer opportunities that match your interests and talents by contacting us at (608) 230-4213 or by email. Click here to read the latest Prairie Ridge Volunteer newsletter.

Life Enrichment Assistants

Lead a special interest group for Independent Living residents (e.g. computers/smart phones, exercise, crafts, educational, etc.) or share your skills one-on-one or with a group of Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing residents (e.g. euchre, board games, manicures, horticulture, etc.). Frequency and schedule are negotiable.

Village Mercantile Cashiers

Serve residents and other customers in the Village Mercantile gift shop/grocery store a few times a month. Training is provided. Shifts available are Monday-Friday, 9:45am-12:30pm or 12:30-3:15pm. Schedule is negotiable.

Volunteer at Oakwood Village University Woods

Contribute to the success of our flagship campus conveniently located on Mineral Point Road. Learn more about volunteer opportunities that match your interests and talents by contacting us at (608) 230-4238 or by email.

Assisted Living Dining Assistants

Volunteer dining assistants are needed to help serve beverages and visit with residents during resident meal times in Tabor Oaks assisted living dining area. Assistants are needed to help once a week for breakfast (7:30-9:00am), lunch (11:30am-12:30/12:45pm) and dinner (4:30-5:30/5:45pm), Sunday-Saturdays. Volunteers will be set up to help for the same day of the week and meal time for consistency.

Hebron Oaks Skilled Nursing Mahjong Assistant

A volunteer assistant with Mahjong experience is needed to help get together with a couple skilled nursing residents once a week Wednesday afternoons, 1:30-3:00pm to help the residents play Mahjong. Transporting residents in wheelchairs is included for volunteer service responsibilities.

Assisted Living/Skilled Nursing Transporters

Transporting volunteers are needed to help a few assisted living and skilled nursing residents in wheelchairs go to a service on Sunday mornings and activity on Thursday afternoons once a week. Scheduling is flexible.

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