Make a Difference in the Lives of Older Adults

Your time and talents can make a difference!

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.

Hospice Volunteers

Whether it's providing companionship or administrative support, volunteers help our hospice team give the best care to the Oakwood community.

We accommodate varying schedules, including day, evening, and weekend shifts. Experience is not required; we provide all the training you need.

Talk with Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Alison Resch at 608-393-2984, or reach out to her via email.

Become a Hospice Volunteer

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.

Music Therapy Helpers

Volunteers are needed to help for skilled nursing, memory care or assisted living Music Therapy groups. Volunteers are needed to help for any Music Therapy needs once a week on Monday or Tuesday mornings or afternoons

Digital Display Data Entry & Voiceover Volunteer

Volunteer with strong computer/technology skills needed to help with campus Digital Display offerings. Volunteer service includes entering data from monthly calendar to create campus display slides of Life Enrichment campus offerings and provide voiceover for slides. A volunteer is needed one day a week for 2-4 hours, depending on week of the month.

House Events Monitor

Technology savvy volunteers needed to set up University Woods' theatre stage with microphones for musical groups and to help play movies. Volunteers needed to help a minimum of one, and maximum of three, hours. Evening availability for weekdays and weekends is highest priority.

Assisted Living Worship Service Transporters

Push Assisted Living residents in wheelchairs to Sunday Worship services and help residents return to their home after services, a few times a month on Sundays 10:30am - 12:00pm. Volunteers do not need to participate in worship service.

Oakwood Volunteers Give and Receive

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