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Volunteering for UW Organ and Tissue Donation


If you have have other questions about our volunteer programs, please e-mail us.


Are You Currently Promoting Organ Donation?

The UW OTD team would like to know what you're doing in your community to help us share the life-saving message of organ donation in Wisconsin. Please e-mail us.


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UW Organ and Tissue Donation in Madison, Wisconsin, has a large group of volunteers that assists our efforts to educate the public about organ donation. Donor families, recipients and anyone who is passionate about organ donation and transplantation are welcome to join the volunteer team.


This team makes community presentations, staffs event booths, works with the Dottie Donor Dot mascot team, serves on committees and/or works with the media.


Volunteers go through a brief online training program to learn the most recent facts about donation and transplantation, and to study tips for working with the public. Those with a personal connection to donation and/or transplantation will receive information and assistance as needed for drafting their personal story.


Steps to Become a Volunteer


Our volunteer training program consists of three steps:

  1. Complete the Volunteer Contact Information form below
  2. After you submit the volunteer contact information form, you will be contacted via email with instructions for completing our online education and training session
  3. After you complete the online training, you will receive instructions to complete the volunteer application form

At that point you are a trained volunteer and your name will be added to our volunteer database. You will begin to receive emails that outline volunteer opportunities as they arise. Please note that due to our large volunteer team and statewide work, all volunteer communication is managed via email.


If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form below. Fields marked with an * are required.


Once you have submitted the form, a UW Organ and Tissue Donation staff member will contact you to get the process started.




e-Mail Address
First Name:
Last Name:

What is your connection to organ donation/transplantation (e.g., donor family spouse, liver recipient, recipient family member, hospital staff)?


Volunteering for UW Organ and Tissue Donation
I am interested in participating in future volunteer opportunities.


Volunteer Opportunities


Please select all in which you are interested:


Speaking to a community group
Speaking to hospital staff
Teaching driver's education class
Staffing a display booth
Joining the Dottie Donor Dot volunteer team as a Dottie mascot and/or mascot escort
Working with our public affairs team to create news stories, website profiles, photo shoots and/or marketing materials