Porchlight A Helping Hand – Not a Handout

Volunteer With Porchlight

Volunteers are an essential part of Porchlight. They work closely with our residents, support our programs, and raise awareness and funds in the Madison community. Whether you are looking to help out on your own or as part of a group, Porchlight has a number of meaningful one-time and ongoing opportunities.


Share Your Holidays! Become A Porchlight Angelangels inside
Give the gift of kindness to those most in need this holiday season. Join together with your family, coworkers or friends to sponsor an individual or family this year. You’ll be matched with a “Wish List” that contains a few suggestions-all under $30. You choose to sponsor a family or just a single resident. This support means so much to those in our housing and shelters; for some, it may be the only gift they receive this holiday season. Email our Porchlight Angels Coordinator here for more information and to sign up!

One-Time Opportunities

Care is needed at Housing Location
Description: A group of volunteers is needed to perform some basic clean up and improvement care to one of our housing properties. Please email jpastelin@porchlightinc.org if you or anyone you know is interested in this group activity!

Ongoing or One-Time Opportunities

Volunteer Donation Projects
Description: Create “Welcome Home Baskets” or gather Cans for Kindness. “Welcome Home” baskets help newly-housed families and individuals feel prepared and comfortable in their new homes. These families need the most basic items, such as cleaning supplies, bedding and kitchen items. Cans for Kindness go to our food pantry and various resource locations such as Hospitality House for those in need to access. Please email Earl Rowley for more information.

Ongoing Opportunities

Work “Behind-The-Scenes” at a Local Non-Profit!
Description: Our front office volunteers assist with general clerical responsibilities as well as provide support to clients and staff. Learn about community resources and assist with special fundraising events and projects.
-Commit to two 2-hour shifts per week for a suggested year of service.
-Must be able to fill the scheduling needs of the front office

Seeking Artists with Mad Skills!
Description: Porchlight is seeking talented, creative artists and graphic designers for a variety of projects. Volunteers can work on their own schedules and will be in charge of much of the creative process. If you’d like to invest your talents in a worthy cause, this opportunity is for you!
There are no training requirements. Volunteers will meet with staff at the beginning of the project and will work independently

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