March of Dimes Milwaukee: Fall Internship


Cause Areas


Mon Sep 11, 2017 09:00 AM - Fri Dec 15, 2017 05:00 PM


5215 N. Ironwood RdSuite 101Milwaukee, WI 53217


The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy.

Responsibilities of this volunteer opportunity include:

  • Assist in logistical management of fall gala, Signature Chefs Auction and Drive for Babies
  • Responsible for procurement of auction items for event’s live and silent auctions
  • Logistical planning and auction procurement includes, but is not limited to:
    • Working with Division and Community Director and planning/ advisory committee
    • Contacting all past auction donors to secure donation
    • Ideating new auction packages and prospecting/contacting new potential donors
    • Working with the Chefs to acquire all required event information
    • Working with Chefs and restaurant representatives to provide all event details and requirements
    • Working with external vendors
    • Recruiting and organizing (inclusive of a day-of plan) volunteers to staff event
    • Developing collateral materials for gala
    • Developing a full logistical plan/ timeline for event to ensure all event details are in a master working document
    • Being present day-of event


  • Excellent typing and computer skills, MS Office Suite a plus
  • Comfortable making phone calls to community partners and constituents
  • Willingness and eagerness to collaborate with other members of Development team to achieve its objectives


  • 10-20 hours per week; schedule can be flexible, with potential for some remote work
  • Must provide own transportation to our office in Glendale, WI off Port Washington Rd.
  • Unpaid


Laura Brackett

Executive Director Market Development

(414) 203-3127


  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Networking
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 15
  • 15 - 20 hours per week, flexible

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