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Canopy Center

If you’re a music lover, you’re in for a treat with Canopy Center’s high-stakes karaoke night! Stand Up and Sing for Kids is an annual event featuring performances by local celebrities as well as members of the audience. Enter your friends in the karaoke drawing, but be careful! If you don’t have your karaoke insurance, you might be next up on stage.

Even if you’re more of a behind-the-scenes type, this is a fun and entertaining event with a live and silent auction, hearty hors d’oeuvres, and a decadent dessert buffet. Beyond all of that it also serves a very important purpose. The proceeds from the event benefit the Canopy Center, an agency focused on child abuse treatment and prevention that serves over 500 people annually.

As a member of the Stand Up and Sing for Kids event planning committee, you would be contributing to the organizational and fundraising tasks leading up to the event, which are critical to its success and Canopy Center's funding. There will also be opportunities to provide support on the night of the event.

Please apply on our website:

If you have any questions or concerns about the position, feel free to contact for more information.

Potential Duties and Activities

  • Package and send mass mailings to businesses for sponsorships and donations
  • Make follow-up calls to solicit event sponsorships and donations
  • Publicizing events to the community
  • Assist with prep, set-up, clean-up, and other duties as needed during the event itself
  • General office work related to event planning

Time Commitment

  • Attend planning meetings related to the event as needed.
  • Commit to at least one 2-hour volunteer shift during the event.


  • Complete a Volunteer Application, clear a background check, and attend a volunteer interview.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and objectivity.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Warm, friendly demeanor and positive attitude. Displays professionalism in person and over the phone.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience with fundraising and/or cold-calling for donations
  • Computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team that collaborates on ideas
  • Must be flexible and able to work where needed

Position Benefits

  • Practice and gain office, fundraising, and event planning experience
  • Flexible hours
  • Opportunity to support children and families who depend heavily on our agency for support
  • Learn about the non-profit and human services field

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About Canopy Center


1457 E. Washington, Madison, WI 53703, US

Mission Statement

Canopy Center's mission is to help strengthen families and support children, teens, and adults impacted by trauma and adversity. We are committed to providing culturally competent and diverse professional, volunteer, and peer services.


Canopy Center is a child abuse treatment and prevention agency which was created in 1977 by a young mother who had been abused as a child. The impact this abuse was having on her own parenting methods led her to bring a national parent support group model to Madison. While most other methods of addressing child abuse either removed children from their families or ignored abuse until it became more serious or fatal, this method worked to strengthen the family unit and address the long-term effects of child abuse. For over 40 years now, Canopy Center has protected children by helping parents end the cycle of abuse.

Today, Canopy Center is a non-profit organization providing three distinct programs, which offer support, advocacy, and therapy to families with diverse backgrounds. Our canopy of services include:

Parent-to-Child Family Interaction Program (P2C) - an extension of Dane County Human Services, which provides supervised visitation on nights and weekends to families in the foster care system.

Dane County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) - a program that trains and supervises community volunteers to work with children in the child welfare system. CASA provides support, resources, and advocacy for these children.

Oasis Sexual Abuse Treatment - individual and group therapy for children and adults who have been victims of sexual abuse as well as their non-offending caregivers.


Mon Jul 01, 2019 - Sun Mar 15, 2020


2445 Darwin RoadSuite 15Madison, WI 53704



  • Event Design & Planning
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Community Outreach




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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