I meet such creative, welcoming people. It is truly a happy group!

two young men have a conversation while volunteering at a StorySlam

Zach and Jason converse while handing out UltraShorts at a StorySlam. Photo by Art Montes.

Ex Fabula would not have made it to Season 10 without its group of dedicated volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include anything from assisting with events to more independent, flexible projects. We hope you’re able to find your niche and contribute your talents to the team.

Before volunteering with us, we ask prospective volunteers to attend an orientation. Click below to RSVP for the next volunteer orientation and become a volunteer!

Become a Volunteer

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

After attending a volunteer orientation, volunteers can sign up for the following upcoming events:

Volunteers Quontrall and Michael share a laugh during a break in the action. Photo by Art Montes

StorySlam: “Family History”

Saturday, April 13th, 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Black Historical Society (2620 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53206
A non-competitive StorySlam on the theme “Family History”. Sign up HERE or email me at sam@exfabula.org

StorySlam: “Deal Breaker”

Wednesday, April 17th, 7:30 pm
The Cooperage (822 S Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
A competitive StorySlam on the theme “Deal Breaker”. Sign up HERE or email me at sam@exfabula.org

Teen StorySlam: “G.O.A.T”
Friday, April 19th, 4:00 pm
Velobahn Coffee & Cycle (3618 W Pierce St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
A non-competitive teen StorySlam on the theme “G.O.A.T”. All ages are welcome to attend (and volunteer!) but only teens will be telling stories. Sign up HERE or email me at sam@exfabula.org
Volunteer Work Session
Monday, April 22nd, 5pm-7pm
Colectivo Coffee – Humboldt2999 N Humboldt Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Coffee will be on us. Drop by whenever you can to help us knock out some extra work and hang out with Sam! Make sure to bring a laptop if you are able, many of our tasks require a computer. Sign up HERE or email me at sam@exfabula.org
Flier Street Team
It’s the start of a new season, and we want to get the word out! We still need to post Season 10 fliers in a number of neighborhoods. Email me at sam@exfabula.org to help out! We’ll give you everything you need.
an Ex Fabula volunteer passes along surveys to guests at a StorySlam

Ilonna passes along surveys to guests at a StorySlam. Photo by Art Montes.


We rely on committees comprised of staff and volunteers to advise on the direction of our operations and programming. If any of the committee’s below are of interest to you, email Sam Woods at sam@exfabula.org with the committee you’re interested in and a little bit about you and your background.

Programming Committee

Our Programming Committee meets monthly to discuss the timing and functions of regular season StorySlams, Secret Fabula events, and other programs. The time commitment is around 3-4 hours a month.

Ex Fabula’s Community Connector Sam Woods poses at the front desk with volunteers Russ, Sue, and Rebecca. Photo by Art Montes.

Volunteer Appreciation Committee

Our Volunteer Appreciation Committee meets regularly in the Spring to plan and implement a volunteer appreciation party near the end of each season. The committee works closely with Sam Woods, Ex Fabula’s Community Connector and Public Ally. The time commitment is around 4-6 total hours during April and early May. If you’re interested in joining the committee, sign up HERE or email Sam at sam@exfabula.org

Ex Fabula’s Board of Directors

Ex Fabula’s Board is a diverse group of dedicated volunteers who advance Ex Fabula’s mission through strategic planning, fundraising, monitoring progress toward goals, and oversight of the Executive Director. Learn more about them here.