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Brighten Your Day by Working with Kids

Spending time with children is sure to add a smile to your day and keep you young at heart. RSVP of Dane County has many opportunities that involve working with children of all ages. Our program coordinator can help you pick one that best fits your interests and schedule.

Become a Volunteer Tutor

You can give a child the extra help they need to succeed by volunteering at schools in Madison and Dane country as a tutor or mentor. Tutors work one-on-one or with small groups of children in kindergarten through 12th grade, assisting with reading, math and other subjects. Your reward: A smile, a hug, or a high five and the opportunity to see a child learn and grow.

Correspond with a Student Computer Buddy

Remember the thrill of getting a letter from a pen pal? As an RSVP Computer Buddy, you will correspond via email with a Dane County elementary student who will, no doubt, look forward to getting regular emails from his/her special buddy. It’s a great opportunity to get to know a young student and make a new friend without leaving your home. At the end of the year, you will get to meet your buddy at a party at the school or on Zoom. 

Work with Children in these Innovative Ways 

• Share your unique life stories in the oral history program
• Share your special interests with gifted and talented students
• Become a Foster Grandparent

How to Volunteer

To find out more about how to volunteer with children, contact Jen Roth at , or call 608-661-4271.

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Volunteers Tell Us

Mutual Learning
“I love working with the kids (& teachers). I teach them AND they teach me.”
- School Volunteer
A Place in my Heart
“My experience has opened my eyes to the struggles that many children have due to poverty. Each child has a special place in my heart.”
- School Volunteer