Thanks to the support of hundreds of volunteers each year, we dedicate over 90% of our annual budget to UCP’s programs and services. We are always looking for volunteers to help out with special events, office support and program needs.

Special Event Volunteers may contact Amanda Potratz, Special Event Coordinator, to learn how you can help with UCP special events such as:

UCP at Brat Fest (Memorial Day Weekend)

Volunteer for any of the various roles at Brat Fest, held each year over Memorial Day weekend.

Madison Turkey Trot for UCP (November)

UCP is the Charity of Record for the Madison’s Turkey Trot, a 5K run/walk/roll that will take place at 8:00 am Thanksgiving Day at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. 

We are looking for race participants and volunteers for this event. Runners, rollers and strollers register by visiting the Madison Turkey Trot Website Enter promo code UCP10 to receive 10% off AND a portion of registration fees will go back to UCP! Volunteers can contact Amanda Potratz for a shift that results in a donation back to UCP.

Program Volunteers may choose from opportunities with Youth Resources or Birth to 3 Connections.

Youth Resources works with volunteers year-round to help with the direct support of children and teens with disabilities. Please contact Onboarding Coordinator, Vanessa Uzcategui if you are interested in volunteering for UCP’s Youth Resources.

Respite enables families to receive support in connecting and establishing meaningful relationships with qualified care providers. Through these connections, we empower parents (or other family members) to take a break from their daily care responsibilities.

Youth Resources provides services and supports to empower and educate childcare providers and community members on including children and teenagers with disabilities.

Additionally, our Respite services support children and adults with disabilities by helping them build interdependent relationships outside of their own family and increase opportunities for meaningful and active engagement within their community.

Please contact Vanessa Uzcategui, Onboarding Coordinator, if you are interested in volunteering for UCP’s Respite Program. 

Birth to 3 Connections utilizes the services of a volunteer office assistant who helps the program by filing, collating documents, faxing, preparing information folders for families, photocopying, etc. 

Birth to 3 Connections is an early intervention program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities and their families. 

Please contact Kelli Palecek, Director, to learn more about volunteer opportunities with UCP’s Birth to 3 Connections.