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: “Beginner’s Luck”
Tuesday, December 4th, 7:30pm
Mr. J’s Lounge (
A non-competitive StorySlam on the theme “Beginner’s Luck”. Sign up HERE or email me at sam@exfabula.org to volunteer!


Volunteer Work Session
Monday, December 17th, 6pm-8pm
Colectivo Coffee – Bay View
We will be working on digitizing UltraShorts from past shows, discussing future Ex Fabula programming, and using social media to expand the Ex Fabula family! Coffee with be on us. Sign up HERE or email me at sam@exfabula.org


StorySlam: “Serious Play”
Thursday, January 3rd, 5:30pm
Milwaukee Art Museum (700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202)
A tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s “Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America”, followed by a non-competitive StorySlam on the theme “Serious Play”. Sign up HERE tor email me at sam@exfabula.org to volunteer!


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 4-5 hours a month, only during late-winter and spring months.


Ex Fabula’s Board of Directors

Ex Fabula’s Board is a diverse group of dedicated volunteers with a shared vision: a radically equitable community that honors the dignity of all people. We believe that when people tell their true personal stories, we can build connections, community, empathy and understanding.

Learn more about Ex Fabula’s Board of Directors HERE.