Madison Living - Activities - Madison, Wisconsin, USA

People in Madison take part in many clubs and organizations
  • Academy: Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters; provides programs about culture, nature, current problems; an independent, nonprofit membership organization
  • Audubon: Madison Audubon Society; involved in natural world education, advocacy, and sanctuary
  • BarCamp: gathering for sharing and learning; focused on technology and creativity; discussions, demos and interaction; the name "bar" comes from computer jargon--a name for a function as a temporary example (foo and bar are commonly used)
  • Bicycle: Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (BFW); a statewide, nonprofit, bicycle advocacy organization
  • Big Bro & Sis: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County; matches adult volunteers with children from primarily single-parent homes or with children who may need an additional adult mentor in their lives; encourages mentoring friendships
  • Community Pages:'s Community Pages directory; links to community pages hosted on for many area organizations in categories ranging from advocacy, hobbies, travel, and youth;
  • Community Shares: Community Shares of Wisconsin; a federation of community organizations
  • Dogs BKC: Badger Kennel Club (BKC) of Madison; encourages the responsible dog breeding, dog training, handling and maintenance of dogs by both current and prospective dog fanciers; an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization
  • Fishing Yahara: Yahara Fishing Club; dedicated to fishing activities, conservation, social activities, and education
  • Fishing Lakes: Madison Lakes Fishing reports; includes fishing reports and other information about Madison's Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, and Kegonsa
  • Food 2nd Harvest: Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin; provides food to those in need and enlightens community about hunger
  • Green: Sustain Dane -- Madison Area Green Pages; promotes sustainability in the Madison area
  • Housing Habitat: Habitat for Humanity of Dane County; builds homes with those in need
  • Hispano, Centro: Centro Hispano of Madison
  • Historic: Historic Madison, Inc. of Wisconsin; promotes preservation, teaching, and appreciation knowledge about Madison's past; no museum or office; volunteers provide programs and publications
  • Historical: Wisconsin Historical Society; both a state agency and a private membership organization
  • Humane: Dane County Humane Society; helps people help animals including adoption, pet care information, resources, and educational programs
  • Jazz: Madison Jazz Society; preserves and promotes jazz music
  • LGBT Ctr: Outreach, Inc. - Madison's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center; offers services, education, and outreach
  • Literacy: Madison Area Literacy Council (MLC); provides one-to-one tutoring for adults in Dane County who wish to improve their reading, writing or speaking skills in English
  • Music: Madison Music Online; information about Madison's clubs, bands, and a forum
  • New Urbanism: Congress for the New Urbanism Wisconsin Chapter; works for sustainable cities, agricultural and natural land preservation, urban centers and towns with diverse neighborhoods, and education and exchange in the area of the New Urbanism
  • Preservation: Madison Trust for Historic Preservation
  • PC Users: Madison PC Users' Group
  • Radio, Amateur: Four Lakes Amateur Radio Club; covers amateur radio including DX, CW, VHF, UHF, Packet, and other forms
  • Recreation: Madison School & community recreation provided by Madison Metropolitan School District; provides recreation and enrichment opportunities year-round that are accessible
  • Red Cross: American Red Cross Badger Chapter; provides courses, volunteer information, blood drives, and safety and preparedness information
  • Scuba: Four Lakes SCUBA Club; promotes sport diving in Madison
  • Sierra Club: Four Lakes Group Sierra Club; promotes conservation and activism
  • Singles: MAD Singles; offers ways to connect with others for dating and long-term relationships
  • Special Olympics: Special Olympics Wisconsin; provides persons with cognitive disabilities year-round sports training and competition
  • Tech Comm: Society for Technical Communication Four Lakes Chapter; advances the arts and sciences of technical communication
  • Tenant: Tenant Resource Center; provides information and links for tenants and landlords in Wisconsin
  • United Way: United Way of Dane County; community effort for health and human service issues
  • Urban League: Urgan League of Greater Madison; provides employment & training, education, health, and housing services to the greater Madison community
  • Web608: Web technology enthusiasts; amateur and professional; growing the web community in Madison and the surrounding area
  • YSP: Young Shakespeare Players
  • -USA Directories-: Search organization directories; there are hundreds of thousands of organizations, associations, societies, and nonprofits in the US covering many interests; some of these are based in Madison; these directories help you locate an organization
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