Volunteer - Operation Fresh Start
As a volunteer, you can make a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of emerging adults in Dane County on their path to self-sufficiency.
Volunteer at OFS!
Thank you for your interest in giving your time to support Operation Fresh Start’s mission. Volunteers are an important part of OFS programming and play a critical role in meeting our goals. As a volunteer, you can create a meaningful and lasting impact in the lives of emerging adults on their path to self-sufficiency. Opportunities include tutoring, mentoring, storytelling and small group conservation work.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Under the direction of OFS teaching staff or a program manager, volunteer tutors work one-on-one with our students to assist in completing assignments, taking practice tests, teaching critical subject matter, and addressing other academic needs. Ideally, our tutors create and maintain a regular schedule wherein they volunteer a couple of hours each week with the same student. This helps build classroom continuity for our students, but it also gives our volunteers the opportunity to build meaningful relationships.
We have so many stories to tell and not enough time to capture the information. Topics include success stories about current OFS participants or alumni, spotlights on volunteers / donors, or partnership pieces explaining how our work with local employers and nonprofits helps young adults thrive. We’re looking for someone with excellent interviewing and writing skills who is able to weave together a compelling story for us to be able to share in print and digital publications.
Group Volunteer Activities:
Is your group looking for an outdoor team building activity? Join us on site for a half day of volunteer work with a Legacy Conservation Crew. Work side by side with a conservation supervisor and a small crew of young adults (ages 16–24) to restore and maintain natural habitats in the City of Madison and Dane County Parks. OFS can accommodate a maximum of five people per volunteer session.