Volunteers interact, play, supervise, and provide care for the children, while being supported by Gio’s Garden Staff members. Children ages birth through six years old with special needs attend Gio’s Garden Respite Program. There will be a variety of activities offered throughout the day to meet the needs and interests of each child. Gio’s Garden is open 7 days a week from 9am-9pm. Volunteers will be used during our busy times to assist with activities. Many of these opportunities are in the evenings and on the weekends. Scheduling is flexible, with some volunteers being scheduled every week or every other week, while others serve as an on-call status. 

Therapeutic Recreation Internship

For information regarding the Therapeutic Recreation Internship opportunities at Gio’s Garden, please follow this link.

Interns and Class Credit

Gio’s Garden offers a variety of options to meet the requirements for different programs, ranging from 2-4 hours a week to 40 hours per week. Please contact middleton@giosgarden.org or 608-833-4467 to find out if we meet the requirements of your school program.

Staff Positions

Gio’s Garden is always accepting applications for possible staff positions. Staff provide direct care for children with special needs. Duties include activity planning, feeding, toileting, supervising and promoting positive interactions between children, cleaning and care of the center, interacting with parents, keeping daily logs, attending monthly meetings, and overall care and safety of the children. Gio’s Garden is open 8am-8pm seven days a week. Staff positions are part-time and typically 10-20 hours per week.

Respite Care Specialists – Weekend staff needed at either Sun Prairie or Middleton location

To Apply

Please fill out an Application for any of the above positions and send to middleton@giogarden.org or Gio’s Garden~2028 Parmenter St~Middleton, WI 53562.