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.

Pet Visitors

Volunteers with well-behaved, sociable pets are needed to visit residents in University Woods' new skilled nursing care building starting Spring 2023. Volunteers are needed to visit with their pets once a week, or every other week, mid morning or mid afternoon most any day of the week. Certification not required for Pet Visitor volunteers.

Village Store & Oakleaf Gift Shop Cashiers

Volunteers are needed to cashier in the Village Store on Saturday, 10:30am-12:00pm, and cashier in the Oakleaf Gift Shop Monday-Friday, 10:30am-1:30pm a few times a month or once a week. Volunteers will be trained by current volunteers about the Village Store or Oakleaf Gift Shop operations and using the computerized cash register in either place. Customer service skills are beneficial.

Assisted Living Dining Assistants

Volunteers are needed to help bring Tabor Oaks Assisted Living residents to/from their rooms and the Tabor Oaks dining room before and after meal times (lunch and dinner), and serve hot beverages for residents during meal times (all). Volunteers are needed to help once a week for breakfast, 7:30-9:00am, lunch, 11:00am-1:00pm, and dinner, 4:00-6:00pm. Volunteers will be set up to help for the same day and meal time of the week for consistency based on meal time openings and volunteers' best availability.

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