Volunteer Program

Overview

The Campus Center offers volunteer opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. Volunteers gain professional experience, make friends, and test out whether this kind of work is their passion! Volunteers do things like answer phone calls, manage office resources, work on special projects, and keep the space vibe open and friendly! You can expect to gain communication and interpersonal skills, develop your problem-solving capabilities, and work with a variety of people from many backgrounds.

How to sign up

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! The GSCC keeps a list of folks we can contact who would like to volunteer when projects and/or events come up and we need extra help. If that’s you, we would send you emails asking about your availability and interest in volunteering for volunteering opportunities that arise. If you would like to be added to this “call list,” please fill out this form:

Volunteer call list

If you have any further questions, please contact program facilitators below. And as always, you can stop in to the center and chat with any of our staff.

FAQ

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When do volunteers work?

Typically, volunteers set regular hours that they come in each week – for example, Mondays from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Volunteers come in anywhere from one hour to upwards of four hours at a time. If you aren’t able to make a time weekly time commitment, you can volunteer as you’re available, or be on a list to help with special events.

Can I volunteer for my class requirements?

Yes! The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center allows students to volunteer their time for class requirements. Make sure you chat with the volunteer coordinator or a pro staff to make sure your volunteer experience with us is a good fit for your course.

Can I volunteer if I’m not LGBTQ?

Yes! Allies are welcome as volunteers in our space. We do not ask for your identity info at any point during training or volunteering.

Can I volunteer if I’m not a UW-Madison student?

Unfortunately, the Campus Center cannot accept community member volunteers at this time. If you’re interested in getting involved in LGBT spaces in Madison, we suggest getting in contact with OutReach, south central Wisconsin’s LGBT community center. Of course, you’re still always welcome to hang out in our space.

Sunny Singh, a volunteer, presenting at the Drag Show
Volunteer Sunny presenting at the 2016 Drag Spectacular!

Docs & resources

Ezra and Nathan smiling
Volunteers Ezra and Nathan hanging out at Rainbow Graduation.

Volunteer Coordinators

M.Rose Sweetnam

Event and Accessibility Coordinator

msweetnam@wisc.edu

Tiffany Lee

Crossroads Coordinator

tiffany.s.lee@wisc.edu

608-265-3344