SHARE YOUR TALENTS
The strength of our programming and events hinges on the exceptional commitment of our volunteers! We actively embrace the diversity of talents, skills and interests that each volunteer brings to the LCEC. Community members of all ages are encouraged to share their time with others!
Everyone has something special to offer and we welcome it all – bakers, handypeople, hair stylists, musicians, puppeteers, massage therapists, singers, phone callers, gardeners, organizers, cooks, window washers, photographers, party planners – and everyone else.
Join our volunteer team:
- Complete volunteer application and email it in to [email protected] or drop it off at the Center
- Sign up with the Dane County TimeBank to purchase goods and services with your volunteer hours
- The LCEC volunteer coordinator will connect with you to set up a screening
- Attend a brief orientation – and start volunteering!
Have an interest that’s not covered in the immediate openings listed below? Call us, anyway! We hope to expand LCEC opportunities, activities, and events for the community by embracing volunteers’ interests and skills. Fill out an application and stop in to discuss additional ways to be involved!
GLEANERS ROUTE VOLUNTEER
Hours & Times: Fridays, 10:30 am-12 pm
Duration: Weekly, ongoing
Description: This volunteer is responsible for the weekly delivery of eggs, milk, fruit, vegetables and other products from the Whole Foods market on University Avenue to LCEC for the Lussier Food From Friends Gleaners Program. The volunteer must have a car and be available Fridays from 10:30 am until approx. 12 pm. The volunteer should arrive at Whole Foods about 10:45 a.m., enter through the deliveries door, fill a grocery cart with food from two identified locations and load the food into the volunteer’s car.
Lifting moderate weight of roughly 15-30 pounds is necessary and, on some Tuesdays, there (happily!) may be more than one cartload of food. The volunteer’s final responsibility is to drive the food promptly to LCEC, and organize items in the food pantry. While dependability is essential for this position, a substitute volunteer will be available in the event of illness or emergency.
SUMMER COOKING CLUB VOLUNTEER
Hours & Times: Wednesdays, 10am-12pm
Duration: June 21-August 9
Description: Help middle school students learn basic cooking skills through a “meal boost” summer camp cooking program. The volunteer will work with middle school students to design and create healthy MyPlate-balanced snacks using fresh garden produce and other supplemental ingredients. Snacks will be sent home with kids in our summer camp program as a way to receive extra food to make up for the absence of the school meal program during the summer months. Duties include working with a small group of students to prepare snacks, packing thermal totes with food, and helping to create handout of recipes/ingredients to send home to families.
Qualifications: Some basic cooking or food prep experience and an interest in working with young people.
Benefits: Help fill the bellies of low-income children and families and help them to feel confident about preparing and eating healthy, sustainable foods.
RADIO STATION MUSIC REVIEWER
Hours & Times: Flexible based on volunteer availability
Duration: Varies based on number of donated CDs
Description: Join the Lussier Community Education Center in creating the remarkable opportunity to support citizen voices, experiential education, and community and youth empowerment in Madison. Volunteer Music Reviewers will screen CD donations to ensure they meet FCC guidelines and upload any donated CDs to WWMV music library.
Hours & Times: Flexible- Volunteer will coordinate each recording with both station manager and program announcer
Duration: 2-3 hours per show/project. Shows are typically 25 or 50 minutes
Description: Join the Lussier Community Education Center in creating the remarkable opportunity to support citizen voices, experiential education, and community and youth empowerment in Madison. Engineer Volunteers will help record and edit shows for our new community radio station, WWMV-LP 95.5. Engineers will be responsible for running the soundboard, working with announcers to record content, and doing post edits.
Qualifications: Experience working with Audacity or Pro Tools, or the ability to use your own editing software such as Logic, Garage Band, Sound Forge, etc. Ability to work independently. Strong interpersonal skills.
VOLUNTEER RADIO ANNOUNCER
Hours & Times: An hour-long show could take 2-3 hours to coordinate, sometimes more, sometimes less
Duration: Varies by program
Join the Lussier Community Education Center in creating the remarkable opportunity to support citizen voices, experiential education, and community and youth empowerment in Madison.
- Volunteer announcers will put together a show to air on our radio station that reflects our mission statement: building community by bringing people together the full richness of our community to share their gifts, talents, perspectives, and cultures.
- Create content that is in compliance with FCC rules.
- Make sure all music played in the show is owned by LCEC or the announcer playing it.
- Topics may include health, food, sports, art, comedy, storytelling, etc.
Qualifications: Strong Interpersonal skills. Flexible. Ability to work with the Radio Station Manager and/or Radio Station Interns. Attend the WWMV-LP radio training/orientation.