Check back for 2017 volunteer information!

Did you know...the Taste of Madison is a fundraiser?
Madison Festivals has donated $650,000
to community groups at the Taste the past 10 years!

More than 800 volunteers work the event on behalf of 35 local nonprofits and charities, earning over $60,000 from this event alone!  Madison Festivals donates over $40,000 and the rest comes from your tips to the beverage servers!  With your help, Madison Festivals will top $1,000,000 in donations since 2006 to groups working the Taste and the Madison Marathon. 

Check out who you can support at this year's Taste:

Mobility Training & Independent Living Program
PEO Education Project
Playtime Productions
Porchlight Pourers
Portage High School Curling Team
St. Dennis Church
St. Peter Catholic Church
Stagework Project
Stoughton United Methodist Church Food Pantry
Sun Prairie Band
Sun Prairie Cross Country
Take A Vet Fishing
UW Madison Public Health Brigades
Verona Area High School Girls Soccer
Wisconsin Tibetan Association
Workers Right
Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra

Badger Honor Flight
Baraboo Rotary
Bethany United Church
Boy Scout Troop 132
Dane County Humane Society
Deerfield Church
DeForest High School Choir
DeForest High School Pom Squad
Downtown Madison Optimist
East Side Sharks
East Side Wrestling
Fort Winnebago
Friends of Dane United Church of Christ
Hands of Hope
Lancer Youth Wrestling
Madison Music Makers
Madison Patriot Hockey
Madison Memorial Soccer

Businesses, groups and individuals are encouraged to participate. Join us Labor Day weekend (Saturday & Sunday, September 3 & 4) to help out and make some money for your favorite charitable organization. Then stick around for the totally free live music and fabulous fare!

Madison Festivals is to proud to present fundraising opportunities for local charity and non-profit groups. These groups can volunteer to work select jobs at Taste, and Madison Festivals will make a donation back to your organization.

To register for a shift, please contact Lori at Shifts are available online only after you have been approved as a group leader by a staff member. To register a 501(c)3 operation for this opportunity, please complete the charity registration form (available early 2016) and fax to Lori at 608-276-9780 or mail to:

Madison Festivals
5976 Executive Drive, Suite B
Fitchburg, WI 53719.

When we receive your form, your charity will be included in the list of options for volunteers to choose from when they register online.

If you have questions regarding volunteering, please contact Lori at or (608) 276-9797 ext. 308