Done in a Day

Junior League of Madison members support a variety of community projects through existing non-profit agencies.

Support is provided in the form of in-kind donations (food, gifts,etc.) or volunteer hours. These volunteer opportunities, unlike our ongoing programs, are intended to be “done in a day” (DIAD).

DIADs are a great way for Junior League of Madison members to make a difference in the community with minimal time commitment and for local organizations to enjoy the support of smart, motivated, and eager volunteers with little effort on their part.

In the 2012-2013 Junior League year, multiple members completed 46 separate DIADs.  Our projects included, but were not limited to:

  • assisting with the set-up, registration, and course management of sporting events runs (including Girls on the Run 5Ks, Madison Mini-Marathon, and JDRF/Hy-Vee IronKids events among others)
  • supporting fundraisers for local non-profit agencies (including Rhumba for Rainbow to Benefit The Rainbow Project, the Sparkle of Hope Benefit for Gynecological Cancer)
  • helping provide valuable services (adopt-a-family for Salvation Army, serving and greeting at the Wisconsin Historical Society Taste Traditions events, helping with registration at the UW Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Ben Miller Peckham Mini Residency Event, among others).

In this past year, Junior League of Madison volunteers also supported the following local agencies through DIADs: American Family Children’s Hospital through Project Linus, the Boys and Girls Club, Dane County’s Teen Transitions Program, Mikayla’s Grace, The Salvation Army, Savory Sunday and The Second Harvest Food Bank.

The Junior League of Madison also has a strong partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison. Junior League of Madison volunteers have been volunteering at the House since our first year of volunteering in 1989. The Junior League of Madison was instrumental in providing money and support to furnish the Ronald McDonald House kitchen and, today, Junior League of Madison volunteers provide dinner monthly for house residents.

Are you interested in having Junior League members support your organization through one-day volunteering opportunities?

If so, please send an an inquiry to; please consider that volunteering opportunities that are the best fit for the Junior League are those that are for a group of five or more Junior League of Madison members, allow members to work together, can be completed in a few hours, and give members an opportunity to make a positive impact in that time.