Strengthening community and family partnerships is one of the Madison Metropolitan School District's key strategic priorities. The district welcomes community involvement in its schools and partnership programs, and encourages interested individuals to explore the range of options available (see examples below). Thank you for exploring volunteer opportunities with the Madison school district. We appreciate your interest in supporting Madison's students, and look forward to working with you in the near future.
Community volunteers are welcomed in our schools. You do not need to have prior experience or any formal training; we will provide you with the resources and support you need to have a successful experience. To get started, find the right volunteer opportunity for you:
Tutors work with school staff to increase the academic performance of students in a range of subject areas. We also collaborate with a number of local area non-profit agencies serving children and youth to offer academic tutoring, especially in reading and math. Opportunities to tutor exist in elementary, middle and high school.
Are you interested in tutoring?
- Elementary Schools of Hope-Literacy
- Middle Schools of Hope-Literacy & Math
- Achievement Connections-High School Math
If you are interested in starting a Tutoring organization and/or partnership, please reference the Framework for Best Practices in Academic Tutoring.
If you have a bachelor's degree, you can mentor a student and share some of your real-life experiences. A mentor is both a friend and a counselor, providing advice and guidance that help students meet the challenges of high school and prepare them for the college experience.
There are countless opportunities to volunteer in our schools beyond academic tutoring: helping in a library or the school office, assisting parents during enrollment, or chaperoning a field trip. To volunteer at a specific school, contact that school directly.
Title VII – Indian Education
Title VII Indian Education is a federal project designed to provide eligible American Indian and Alaska Native students with tutoring, cultural enrichment, and other services that meet the "culturally related academic needs" of AI/AN students. For information on volunteer opportunities, contact Coordinator, Rachel Byington.
If you would like to talk further about these or other volunteer opportunities, please contact our Community Partnerships Coordinator at 608-663-4941.