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2019-2020 Volunteer Opportunities Word document

Madison East High School is home to a diverse and exciting group of young people. They have come to East from a wide variety of family, ethnic, and national backgrounds, to pursue their education and prepare for adulthood. They will study, art, civics, history, languages, literature, mathematics, and science, as well as develop career and life skills in areas as diverse as business and fashion. Many find their studies to be challenging. Please come and meet our students—you can help them reach their goals.

Check for updates at , Key Words: “Madison East High School”, or contact Cynthia Chin (608) 204-1534

Unless otherwise noted, placements possible Mon—Fri. Most volunteers come 1 or 2 days a week.

East High School is located at 2222 East Washington Avenue, between 4th and 5th Streets. On-street parking is located within 1-2 blocks. From the UW-Madison campus, take Madison Metro routes #4, #5 or #6 (~ 20 minutes). 

Note: Board of Education policy requires all persons working directly with students to complete a form authorizing a basic background check, the results of which may limit placement opportunities. Learn more and access the forms.



Art Classroom Aide

Assist High School Art Teacher with materials management and art students with exploring and deepening their creative talents. Help brainstorm or validate student ideas, share your experience with technical aspects of various media. Opportunities in both 2D and 3D.  School day hours--contact teacher for schedule specifics.

April Sopkin

Yearbook Archivist

Yearbook Archivist Volunteer needed to scan/digitize Madison East HS yearbooks dating back to 1920’s and to organize physical copies of the books. Training provided for use of up-to-date, high-speed scanning technology.

April Van Buren

Vocational Literacy

Vocational Literacy Assist young adults with special learning needs to interact with text as part of employment or life skills training. Volunteer assignment may consist of listening to students or reading to them. “Life Skills Reading” meets at 9:10 am & 10:10 am Tuesday through Thursday and 8:55 am & 10:00 am on Mondays

Tom Giddings

Mathematics, Science, Social Studies Classroom Aides

Assist individuals or small groups in the classroom with tasks presented by the teacher. Placements available in tutorial sessions and in teacher-led classes throughout the day.

Cynthia Chin

Mathematics One-to-One Match

1 semester minimum commitment to working with a single student twice a week on first-year Algebra or introductory plane Geometry

Achievement Connections
Katie Lillegard

MSCR After School Homework Club

Tutoring help in all subjects needed 3:45-5:30 pm   Tues, Wed, Thurs.

Mayder Lor

Advanced Math Help—AP Calculus & Statistics

2:30-5:00 pm Mon, 3:30-5:00 pm Tues—Fri.
Also Day Time:  12:55, 1:50, 2:45 Tues & Thurs

Cynthia Chin 

Centro Hispano @ East HS 

Volunteers needed as academic tutors and educational/professional mentors in the Escalera Program. After School on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Great opportunity to immerse oneself in LatinX culture. Spanish language skills a plus.

Marco Espinosa

General Academic Aide/Study Hall Tutoring

Help students improve their writing, math, or science skills in a supervised study area. One-to-one or small group assistance with daily homework completion.  Opportunities throughout school day.

Cynthia Chin 

Freshman Friday Support Specialist

Assist with weekly academic catch-up program for ninth graders This position is equal parts logistical assistance and tutoring, requiring clear communication skills and the ability to meet and escort students throughout the building as they received targeted and early intervention for any academic challenges encountered during the course of the current week. Fridays, during the school day.

Kyle Mayne