Volunteers serve as mentors for Monona Terrace programs, and tour guides.

Monona Terrace is truly the product of our community.  It was approved and built with public support, and proudly serves as a popular community gathering place for events and celebrations.  This simply would not be the case without our crew of dedicated volunteers, including docents and interns, who log approximately 3,000 hours each year!  Join our volunteer team and together we can ensure the ongoing success of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “dream civic center”. 

Volunteer Opportunities:      
Gardening Volunteer (NOW RECRUITING) 
  • Work Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 8-11am, through fall 
  • Pull weeds, mulch, prune, plant, and deadhead
  • Must be able to handle physical activity, including bending, lifting, and kneeling
  • Be able to tolerate weather fluctuations
  • See application here
 Community Event Volunteer
  • Answer questions/direct event attendees
  • Provide friendly welcome
  • Staff information tables
  • Hand out promotional materials
  • General office support
  • One day training session required for this position. To apply, contact Misty Lohrentz, mlohrentz@mononaterrace.com 608.261.4062
  • See position description here
  • See application here
Tour Guide (Docent)    **NOW RECRUITING for Student Tour Guides**
  • Give tours of the building to adults and students from around the world
  • Multi-week training program required for tour guide position
  • For more information, contact Heather Sabin, hsabin@mononaterrace.com  608.261.4015
  • See position description here
  • See application here


Froebel Block Workshop Facilitator   **NOW RECRUITING**
  • Introduce Dane County elementary students to the wooden block system that inspired Frank Lloyd Wright in 45-minute workshops at the school or Monona Terrace
  • Help students recognize geometric patterns and their relationships to real-life forms in nature and the built environment
  • For more information, contact Heather Sabin, hsabin@mononaterrace.com 608.261.4015
  • See position description here
  • See application here
George A. Nelson Student Internship & Scholarship 
  • Project support position in community events, social media, tourism, marketing and public relations
  • May be offered for credit; Stipend upon completion of successful internship 
        Summer internship: 40 hours per week; $1,000 stipend
        Spring/Fall internship: 20 hours per week; $500 per semester stipend 
  • To apply, submit resume and cover letter to Fran Puleo, fpuleo@mononaterrace.com 608.261.4011
  • See detailed position description here 
Here's what some of our most recent interns had to say:

"Being an intern at Monona Terrace was an excellent learning experience. Getting the opportunity to work with all of the talented people at Monona Terrace and feeling like part of the team is an experience that I will never forget. During my time here I have been a part of PR, event planning and volunteer coordination for both small and large scale events and gained valuable leadership experience. The Community Relations Department is full of talented individuals who have a lot to teach their interns. I would recommend this internship to anyone interested in learning more about what is involved in making community events successful."
Nichole D., Spring 2016
UW- La Crosse
"My internship at Monona Terrace was an engaging learning experience. Not only are the people in the Community Relations Department talented, friendly, and motivating, they also trust their interns with a lot of responsibility. While interning, I worked on projects in PR, social media, event planning, and volunteer coordination.  For me, one of the most rewarding aspects as an intern at Monona Terrace is that I always felt like an essential part of the team."
Abby B., Spring 2014
Terrace Town Volunteer Mentor
  • Mentor a Dane County classroom over several weeks as they design and build a scale model box city made of recyclable materials.    
  • Help facilitate activities about architecture and city planning with a sustainability focus
  • For more information, contact Heather Sabin, hsabin@mononaterrace.com  608.261.4015
  • See position description here
Volunteer Login  
  • See application here



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