Looking to Get Involved in the Community?

Madison House has partnerships with over 160 organizations to provide a diverse network of volunteer opportunities for UVA students. Take some time to explore our service networks to find a way to connect with the Charlottesville-Albemarle community.  


Who We Are

Madison House has 7 staff members, three of which advise programs directly.  All of our volunteer programs are student-run and student-led. The leadership consists of 22 Head Program Directors who advise 200 Program Directors who work directly with a Community Partner and the volunteers at their site. We also have students that serve on our Board of Directors and as interns. Interested in a leadership position? Applications to serve as a Head Program Director, Program Director, a student representative on the Board of Directors, or a Non-Profit Management Intern are available early in the spring semester.


What does volunteering with Madison House look like in my schedule?

Madison House encourages a weekly commitment of a one to three hour volunteer shift over the course of a semester or full academic year to develop a mutually beneficial relationship for you and our community partners. Be sure to check each specific program for the required time commitment.  

How do I sign up?

Volunteer registration opens the first day of classes in the fall and spring semesters. Therefore, volunteer registration for this academic year opens on August 22, 2017 and January 17th, 2018 respectively.  

  • Are you a returning volunteer who wants to continue volunteering with the same program?

For returning volunteers, if you wish to continue with the same program you volunteered with in the past, then please contact your program director or Head Program Director via email to set up your shift for this semester. The HPD and PD emails can be found on the individual program page under "Contact." 

  • Are you a returning volunteer who wants to volunteer with a new program?

If you are a returning volunteer, but you want to volunteer with a different program this year, please CLICK HERE

  • Are you a new volunteer?

For new volunteers, please CLICK HERE to register to volunteer if you already know which program you would like to volunteer with. You will be prompted to create a username and password. If you are trying to choose a program that interests you, begin by browsing through the four different networks and then select an individual program for more detailed information. Once you are on the program page that interests you, click the "Register" link to provide us your contact information and availability to volunteer. After you sign up your Program Director will contact you about how to get started.

NOTE: Medical Services has a separate registration process that *not* online. For details about how to join Medical Services, please click here.

I’m interested in volunteering but what program is right for me?

Our staff and student leaders would be excited to discuss with you the various opportunities that Madison House offers or answer any questions. Connect with us by phone at 434.977.7051, email volunteer@madisonhouse.org or stop by our office anytime Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. We are located at 170 Rugby Road in between Beta bridge and Mad Bowl.  


Do you have an idea for a new program or community partner?

We are always seeking to deepen the volunteer experience and our community partnerships. Contact us at volunteer@madisonhouse.org and let us know!

“Madison House has given me not only an avenue to give back to the community, but also an opportunity to grow as a student, as a leader, and as an individual.”
— Polina Karachunsky ('Col 16), Program Director for Pet Pals