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					University of Wisconsin–Madison
       Pre-Dental Society

   Volunteer Resource Guide
         Spring 2008
                 Compiled By:
       Jennifer Homer and Gina Altfillisch

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You volunteer, you rock. Get a free ticket to a live concert by volunteering at least 10
hours with local nonprofits!

Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteer with any local non-profit organization, log your hours on, and exchange hours for a FREE ticket to a major spring

Contact: - (608) 792-9640 (Executive Director of Business) or - (920) 410-7672 (Executive Director of Outreach)

American Cancer Society of Southern Wisconsin
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health
organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing
cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education,
advocacy and service.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.

Kelly McClyman, (608) 833-4555
Jennifer Schiermeister, Facilities Assistant, (608) 833-4555

American Diabetes Association – Dane County, WI
The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of
all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association funds research,
publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with
diabetes, their families, health care professionals and the public, and advocates for
scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes. Volunteers are the moving
force behind our work, assisting the one in 12 people in Dane County who suffer from

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.


Cathy Girard, (414) 778-5500

American Heart Association of Dane County
They are a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to reduce cardiovascular disease
and stroke through education and research by 25% by the year 2010.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.

Sandy Sobek Leslie, Executive Director, (608) 221-8866 ext. 26
Tom Luedtke, Heart Walk Specialist, (608) 221-8866 ext. 24

American Red Cross – Badger Chapter
For over 125 years, the Red Cross has served the needs of the American people through
disaster relief assistance, community disaster education, health and safety training, blood
collection, emergency communication, and other vital services.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.

Mariann Muzzi, Director of Volunteer Services
(608) 227-1257

American Red Cross - Blood Services
Description: See above.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Donate blood as part of the Pre-Dental Society One-A-Week Club, check-in donors at
Youngblood Donation Center at Union South (1 hour commitment once a week, Thursdays
or Fridays), volunteer at local blood drives.

To donate blood: or 1-800-GIVE-LIFE
Make sure to sign the One-A-Week Club Binder for PDS

Volunteer to check people in at Youngblood:
Youngblood Union South
302 Union South, 263-4590

To volunteer at local blood drives:
Julie Gribbon
Volunteer Services Coordinator
American Red Cross Blood Services

Braeburn Court Assisted Living
Braeburn Court provides seniors with supportive options in residential living that enhances
their quality of life, maintains independence, and respects their uniqueness as individuals.
The villas specialize in Alzheimer's and memory care.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Various activities with residents.

Becky Rogers, Activity Coordinator, 608-270-7218
Stephanie Zabler, Activity Assistant, 608-270-7218
Janet Miller, Director, (608) 270-6010

Cornucopia, Inc.
Cornucopia is an arts and wellness center run for and by people with mental health issues
and their allies. They promote growth and dignity by helping members develop strengths
and talents which build personal and community life skills.

Volunteer Activities:
A variety available.

William P. Kuban, Office Manager, (608)257-7489
Gregory Smith, Program Director, (608)257-7489
Karen Milstein, Office Manager, (608)257-7489

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – WI – Madison/Dane County
The Madison office of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation conducts events throughout the year
that raise money to support the foundation's mission.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.

Paul Temple, Special Events Coordinator, (608) 298-9902
Maureen Berghoefer, Director Of Development, (608) 298-9902
Darcy Kobinsky, Administrative Assistant, (608) 298-9902

Dane County Public Health - Neighborhood Child Health Clinics
This program generally has 2-3 clinics in the Spring Semester on Monday nights from 4-8
PM at various elementary school in Dane County.

Volunteer Opportunities:
registering families, assisting with screenings and paperwork, and providing oral health
education for parents and children

Marlene Manning 608-242-6510 or
Maureen Oostdik-Hurd – 608-243-0396

Dane County Public Health - Community Oral Health Education
Around February (Children’s Dental Health Month), requests are made to do presentations
on oral health in schools and in other community venues.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Various tasks available.

Maureen Oostdik-Hurd – 608-243-0396 or
Marlene Manning 608-242-6510

Give A Kid A Smile Program

Spanish speaking interpreters are needed for the Give A Kid A Smile Program. It is a
collaborative effort between Dane County dentists, Public Health Madison and Dane
County, and Madison Metropolitan School District. This program provides free
preventive and restorative dental care to Dane County children.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Act as an interpreter between the dental staff and Spanish-speaking patients in the

Lisa Bullard- Cawthorne: 443-8424
Sally Zirbel-Donisch RN, MS, CPNP
Neighborhood Child Health Coordinator
Program Support Nurse MMSD: (608) 663-8424

HospiceCare, Inc.
Hospice is a unique kind of care that provides comfort and support for people with life-
limiting illnesses and their families. It is an option for people with a life expectancy of less
than 6 months due to a life-limiting illness Expert pain and symptom management and
compassionate counseling allow patients to live each day to the fullest, in their homes or in
a homelike setting, such as nursing homes, facilities offering assisted-living service or
hospice inpatient centers.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.

Shawnee Parsil, Volunteer Coordinator, (608) 327-7105
Lynn Kenney, Volunteer Dept. Administrative Assistant, (608) 327-7159

Madison Senior Center
Involve older adults in their community and the Center, as leaders, teachers and learners;
provides a balanced, diverse and coordinated program, and promotes the Senior Center
as a model for aging.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.

Lynne Robertson, Volunteer Coordinator, (608) 267-2344

McBurney Disability Resource Center

The McBurney Center's mission is to assist in creating an accessible university community
where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all
aspects of the educational environment. Through partnerships with students, faculty, and
staff they promote students' independence to ensure recognition of their abilities, not

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.

Alicia Blegen, Interim Student Services Coordinator, (608) 263-5174
Patrick Sweeney, Document Conversion Coordinator

Mental Health Center of Dane County, Inc.
The mission of the Mental Health Center of Dane County, Inc. is to provide individuals and
families with high quality, community based, recovery oriented, mental health, substance
abuse, and advocacy services that respect cultural differences and foster hope, strength,
and self determination.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.

Terri Pellitteri, Community Resource Manager, (608) 280-2407

Meriter Retirement Services
The purpose of the Department of Volunteer Services is: (1) To encourage a broad base
of community participation in Meriter Retirement Services volunteer programs in order to
strengthen the bond between MRS and the community. (2)To provide attractive
opportunities for people to work in positions which enhance their skills and fulfill their
needs for personal development. (3) TO create an environment that welcomes students
and provides opportunities for them to experience and explore hospital and health
careers. (4) To assist in the development implementation of new programs which support
quality, customer-oriented care.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.

Kadie Labadie, Volunteer Coordinator, 608-283-2119

Meriter Hospital - Max Pohle Dental Clinic
The Max W. Pohle Dental Clinic offers comprehensive dental care for patients in Madison
and the surrounding communities. Located in Meriter Hospital, the dental clinic has ready
access to physician consultation and laboratory, x-ray and social service departments. The
Dental Clinic also provides a General Practice Residency for dental school graduates
through the General Practice Residency in Dentistry.

Volunteer Opportunities: general clinic maintenance including stocking glove boxes,
folding towels, preparing equipment to be autoclaved, stocking assistant carts, and filing.
Includes special perk of observing the dentist during procedures

First contact Meriter’s Volunteer Coordinator:

Then contact Max Pohle Clinic’s Volunteer Coordinator:

MMSD Health Services
MMSD Health Services provide nursing services to all students in the Madison Metropolitan
School District. One of the major goals is to ensure that all students come to school "ready
to learn". Nursing services include assessing and screening students with various health
problems including dental health. Nurses also assist students and their families in obtaining
appropriate health care services. Nurses work to remove the barriers that may interfere
with students receiving health care. These barriers may be lack of health insurance and/or
inability to speak English.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.

Sally Zirbel-Donisch, Program Support Nurse, (608) 663-8424
Sandy Tuttle, Program Assistant, (608) 663-8437
Freddi Adelson, Health Service Coordinator, (608) 663-8427

Morgridge Center for Public Service

The Morgridge Center engages students in learning and leadership through volunteer
service to local, regional, national and international communities. Opportunities are
available through participation in the Wisconsin Union Directorate's Alternative Breaks,
Community Services, and Global Connections Committees.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website. Link to Pre-Health Opportunities.

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm
Red Gym, Room 154
716 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison (RMHC-Madison) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3)
organization dedicated to advancing the well-being and health of children. We provide
a “home away from home” for families whose children (18 and under) are undergoing
treatment at Madison area health care facilities. The House allows families to
stay together during an often very difficult time.

Volunteer Opportunities:
In House Volunteer, Substitute In House Volunteer, Van Drivers, Dinner Providers, Soda Tab

Email: or 608.232.4660.

Salvation Army of Dane County
The Salvation Army of Dane County depends on the devoted service of volunteers like you
to help us in “Doing the Most Good” for our neighbors in need of assistance and comfort.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.

Debra Crye

Volunteer Outreach Coordinator
(608) 250-2218

Seal Dane Program
Seal Dane is a school-based portable dental sealant program that travels to area schools
throughout Dane County. There are typically 12 clinics during the school year. The hours of
the clinic are typical hours for public school (@ 8 AM- 3PM). Volunteering with “Seal
Dane” is on-site at the school.

Volunteer Opportunities:
assisting with bringing children to and from the classrooms for screenings and sealants,
assisting with paperwork, observing placement of sealants using portable equipment, and
helping with logistics of presentations in the schools.

Loree Pierce,RDH
Seal Dane Coordinator
Dane County Public Health
1202 Northport Drive
Madison, WI 53704

SMART Recovery
SMART Recovery (Self-Management And Recovery Training) volunteers offer a network of
face-to-face and on-line meetings and a science based self-help program to help people
gain independence from harmful addictive behaviors. SMART Recovery is a not-for-profit
educational organization run by volunteers. The program is secular; neither demanding or
demeaning spiritual or religious beliefs.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.

Henry Steinberger, Ph.D., Volunteer Advisor, (608) 238-5176 ext. 365
Shari Alwood, Executive Director, (440) 951-5357
Jim Joachim, Volunteer Facilitator, (608) 255-5922

Special Olympics Wisconsin

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic
competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with mental
retardation, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate
courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with
their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.

Cheryl Balazs, (608) 221-2900
Jeanne Hrovat, Director Of Field Services, (608) 222-1324 ext. 206

St. Mary’s Adult Day Health Center
St. Mary’s Adult Day Health Center is part of St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center.
Through their exceptional health care services, they reveal the healing presence of God.
Caring for an adult with special needs can be a rewarding yet stressful experience.
Many caregivers are juggling multiple responsibilities with commitments to a job,
household, and other family members. Caregivers need care as well. That's where St.
Mary’s Adult Day Health Center comes in.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.

Jim Penczykowski, Manager, 608-249-4450
Christine Thomas, Activity/Volunteer Assistant, 608-249-4450
Peg Martin, Activity/Volunteer Assistant, 608-249-4450

St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul operates the largest food pantry in Dane County, which is located at
1309 Culmen Street. Donations of canned and non-perishable food are always needed.
The pantry also has several freezers to store meat for donation.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Donate food, stock the pantry, host customers.

To Donate:
(608) 257-0919
To Volunteer:

(608) 442-9878

Volunteer Your Time
This is a great resource to find tons of different volunteer opportunities in Dane County
and beyond. You can search for particular organizations or interests you have to find the
perfect volunteer activity for you.

Volunteer Opportunities:
See website.


Every hour you spend as a YMCA volunteer translates into the caring attention a child or
teen needs to grow up healthy and resilient. It translates into support for families so they
can be successful and strong: into healthier lives for people of all ages, backgrounds,
abilities and incomes and into a safer, more viable community that's a good place to live
and work.

Volunteer Opportunities:
adaptive recreation, child watch, Youth Zone, school age child care, sports, and special

Laura Hunt, Staff Development & Volunteer Coordinator,
608.221.1574 ext. 110

The YWCA of Madison is committed to self-determined social change for women of all
racial, ethnic and economic groups. The largest provider of affordable housing for women
in Dane County, the YWCA is home to more than 350 women, children, and families each
year. In addition to its commitment to providing safe, affordable housing for low-income
women and emergency shelter for homeless women and families, the YWCA of Madison
offers education and training to ensure economic security for women. The YWCA
Employment and Training Annex provides the resources and support needed to help
individuals find, change, or maintain a job and acquire the skills they need to advance in

the workplace. Throughout all these services and programming, the YWCA relies on its
foundation of passionate and committed volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities:
YW Transit Drivers, YW Transit Ride-along Driver Assistants, YW Transit Rideline
Operators, Interpreters/Translators, Adult Tutors in Math & Reading, Tutoring/mentoring
girls at local Madison neighborhood centers, and more. Internship opportunities available
as well.

Katherine Bolton, YWCA Americorps VISTA, at 255-3098, ext. 91

** These opportunities were compiled from various sources, including the Morgridge
Center website. See website for more opportunities.