One day or one week, you can make an impact!

No Experience Required.

Just you and a love for the Madison Scouts!

Cooking

The Madison Scouts feed 200+ students, staff, and volunteers four meals a day. We are always looking for those willing to help prepare, serve, and clean up. You'll work along side our Food Service Manager and a great team of volunteers.

Event Staff

Forward Performing Arts sponsors three Drum Corps International events. Volunteers are needed for show-day operations including stadium setup/clean up, ticket services, handing out programs, an other duties assigned.

Sewing/Uniforms

Our sewing team helps make the Madison Scouts look great! Through making basic adjustments and repairs to uniforms, color guard costumes, and flags, you'll directly make an impact to how the our students look on the field.

Drivers

Do you like road trips? If so, this is the positon for you! We are looking for non-CDL drivers that are able to drive our lead and merchandise vehicles on tour with the corps.

Local/On-site

Local/On-site volunteers assist when the Madison Scouts come to their town. This includes trips to/from the airport, helping source groceries, and other duties assigned.
A background check for all volunteers is required.

What will this cost me?

Your meals, housing, and show entry are all provided when you volunteer. You are only responsible for travel to and from the corps (airfare, bus fare, etc.) and any meals away from the corps.

What will a typical day be like?

In drum corps, there is no typical day. Daily schedules are available online, but last minute changes do and will happen. Here is an example of a typical rehearsal day:

7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Rehearse
11:30am Lunch
12:30pm Rehearse
4:00pm Dinner
5:00pm Rehearse/Member Meeting
9:45pm Snack
10:45pm Lights Out

Where and when do I sleep?

2021 will be different than any other year. During the first few days of the season (Cedarburg, WI) you will be sleeping at Cedarburg High School on a floor. Make sure you have enough bedding to make yourself comfortable. Once we move to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, volunteers will sleep in dorm rooms. Each room has a set of bunk beds with a window. For 2021, the University is requiring us to sleep 1 to a room. It is recommended that you bring a fan to place in the window, as many rooms do not have air conditioning. Once we get to Palmyra, WI we will once again be sleeping on a floor at the high school.

When moving between housing sites, volunteers should be prepared to get oa bus late at night and move into a sleeping area. Also, it can be cold on the bus at night, so be sure that you have warm clothing.

How do I connect with the corps on tour?

You will need to fill out the Volunteer Transportation form with any travel information (method of travel, arrival/departure times, etc.). This will help us make arrangements for you to meet the corps. The Volunteer Relations Coordinator, Tina Jameson, will be your point person. You and she will need to plan ahead so that you can connect with the corps upon your arrival. Tina will introduce you to the food crew and let you know where you will be sleeping plus any other pertinent information you may need to help get you started on tour.

Do I get to see all of the shows?

Volunteers all have specific duties before, during, and after shows. In most circumstances, volunteers will be able to see the Scouts perform. However, there may be times when your volunteer duties come first.

2021 Covid-19 Protocols

  • Provide proof of vaccination
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Have a mask on hand at all times (the administration will advise you when the mask is required to
    be worn)
  • Maintain at least six feet distance between you and people coughing or sneezing
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
For further information contact:
Tina Jameson
Operations Director