About Madison House
They give more than 110,000 hours of service each year valued at over 2.5 million dollars. This stunning task is accomplished with the assistance of only six paid staff members. Each program has student directors that work five to ten hours every week to organize their programs and train and coordinate their volunteers to ensure that Madison House continues to provide valuable service to the community.
Direct communication with the community members is also a key element to Madison House's success. Community members and professionals work with the student leaders to define goals and objectives, to develop training materials, and to assist in the overall operation of the work. Their combined impact is astonishing.
Madison House is not part of the University of Virginia, but was established by student leaders in 1969 as an independent nonprofit organization to offer students the opportunity for weekly service. It receives no direct financial support from the University.