Mission: to advance the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting medical education and health initiatives.

Volunteer at the Wisconsin Science Festival

Be part of a fun, interactive activity designed to inspire young people to consider careers in medicine by volunteering with the Foundation at the Wisconsin Science Festival October 17-19 in Madison.

The Wisconsin Science Festival, a project of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Morgridge Institute for Research, is a public, statewide celebration of all things science. With nearly 300 event locations across Wisconsin and an estimated 3000 or more attendees in Madison alone, the Festival features creative exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, debates and workshops. Booths emphasize interactivity to inspire young people’s curiosity and imaginations.

Again this year, the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is partnering with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Doctors Ought to Care student group to host an activity on the Madison campus. Physicians and medical students team up to help children of all ages learn about human anatomy by seeing and touching real human organs and by giving them the chance to take their photo in a white coat.

To ensure an adequate medical and health care workforce for the future, the Foundation is continually seeking ways to expose children, especially those of underrepresented populations, to the possibility of careers in medicine and health care from an early age. With a large number of attendees from various backgrounds, the Foundation’s booth at the Wisconsin Science Festival is a great opportunity to do just that.

Volunteer shifts run between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 18, and between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Discovery Center on the UW-Madison campus.

If you can share an hour or more of your time or would like more information about this rewarding and professionally energizing volunteer opportunity, email Eileen Wilson or call her at 608.442.3722.