"Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kennedy Heights Community Center has a number of volunteer and service learning opportunities available.
For a copy of our volunteer application form click here.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Join our Board of Directors
The Kennedy Heights Community Center is seeking committed community members to join our board of directors. All residents of the Kennedy Heights townhouses are welcome and encouraged to join. Other volunteers with expertise in accounting, public relations, law, human resources, early childhood, positive youth development, fundraising and a commitment to the success of the Kennedy Heights Community Center are strongly encouraged to apply. A full job description and nomination form are available by clicking the links. The board meets on the third Wednesday at 5:30 PM.
Assist with Children and Youth Programs
All of our children and youth programs welcome volunteers to assist with programming needs. These opportunities range from helping with our youngest children in the early childhood program to helping work with our middle school boys and girls groups. Volunteers can tutor, mentor, act as a reading buddy, teach a special skill, coach, and much more. Please call the center (608) 244-0767 or refer to our volunteer application for more information. Times vary, a weekly commitment of at least one semester is required.
Help fill our Food Pantry Shelves
Volunteers are needed to help unload and sort food, stock shelves and tidy the pantry after residents shop. Help also is needed organizing a book drive.
One Time Volunteer Opportunities
Throughout the year the community center hosts a number of one-time volunteer opportunities. These include assisting with family literacy night, rolling egg rolls, painting the community center, landscaping, and cleaning and organizing the center. The community center also seeks skilled volunteers to assist as one time consultants on web-site design, public relations, newsletter editing, and light carpentery and vehcile maintenance. Marketing, design, and technology volunteers are particularly needed.
Kennedy Heights Community Center hosts service learning students and interns from area universities and colleges. The community center staff will work with students to establish learning outcomes and help to create opportunities for the student to have new experiences will providing needed services to the community center. Students should contact the center at (608) 244-0767 to talk more.
To view Kennedy Heights' listings on volunteeryourtime.org click here.
Mail Your Donation
Download a donation form HERE and mail it to:
Kennedy Heights Community Center
199 Kennedy Heights
Madison, WI 53704
Make an online donation using paypal by clicking on the Donate button below.
Plants, seeds and gardening materials
School supplies (all types, all ages)
Non-perishable food ( most in need items include: rice, peanut butter, tuna, soup with meat, cereal, canned fruit)
Blocks (legos, wooden blocks, etc.)
Packages of new children's underwear
Packages of new children's socks
New board games
Kickballs, Jump Ropes, Sleds
Magazine Subscriptions: Highlights, Ranger Rick, New Moon, Time for Kids, Sports Illustrated Kids
G and PG rated children's movies
Wii games rated E
Jump Ropes, Double-Dutch Ropes