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Get Involved!

There are so many ways to get involved with the TRC! Also available as a PDF for easy printing.

Here they are:


The Tenant Resource Center has amazing volunteer opportunities!  We rely heavily on our volunteers to help our clients, and the TRC is one of the few places where volunteers really get a chance to have meaningful interactions with clients.  The main volunteer opportunities are as:

  • Housing Counselors: No experience required! We will train you to work directly with clients, answering questions about rental rights and responsibilities. Minimum commitment of 3 hours/week for one year.
  • Mediators: Trained professional mediators go to eviction court and help negotiate agreements between tenants and landlords in order to help prevent homelessness in Dane County. Mediators also do some out of court mediation.
  • Office/Admin Support: As a small non-profit with limited staff time, we always can use help with the day-to-day office tasks that arise.
  • Board of Directors Member: we always need new energy and expertise to guide us as an organization.

See our brochure for more information.


Mark Your Calendars:

  • Fundraisers! Each year, the Tenant Resource Center hosts a Fall and Spring fundraiser to help support our efforts. These events are always a good chance to connect with other supporters of our programs, find out more about our work, and have a great time. Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming fundraisers!
  • Volunteer Training! Throughout the year, the Tenant Resource Center hosts several volunteer trainings that allow interested parties to get the necessary information for our Housing Counseling program. Each training will be a two-day training where all materials and lunch will be provided. For more information, please visit our Volunteer Page.


There are so many ways to donate! As a small non-profit, we apply regularly for grants and special-project funding, but rely on small amounts given by the hard working folks who value our work.

Seminars & Workshops

Come join us for a Housing Law Seminar! We give a series of seminars in the spring and fall of each year, where we teach participants about tenant-landlord law.  We offer CLE credits for attorneys, and support landlords and service providers as they attempt to understand Wisconsin's rapidly changing housing law.

Community Presentations

As part of our Housing Counseling Program, we offer community presentations around Dane County and Wisconsin. Would you like to host a community presentation from one of our staff members? Please contact us!

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Iron Chef 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 05:00 PM · 63 rsvps

Come Eat for Housing Justice in Wisconsin!  

The Tenant Resource Center will host our annual Iron Chef fundraiser on:

Friday, March 31st, 2017

from 5pm to 8pm at

The Brink Lounge in Madison


Click here to donate today!

Please RSVP to the event! Bring an empty stomach and an adventurous spirit! The suggested donation is $25 -- more if you can and less if you can't. No one turned away for lack of funds. Every guest will get ballots for the People's Choice Award to vote on their favorite dish!

Friday, March 31, 2017
5pm - 8pm
The Brink Lounge (Madison)

R.S.V.P. on our website or Facebook page!

The Battles are going to be amazing! They are:

- BATTLE LEMONGRASS: Michael Jacob vs. Chris Laurent
- BATTLE BEER: Stephen Nass vs. Stephen Vig (battle of the Stephens!)
- BATTLE CAULIFLOWER: Matt Roberts vs. Mourning Dove
- BATTLE CARDAMON: Katrina Gray vs. Steph Tai
- BATTLE KALE: Conner Wild vs. Luciano Vignali
- BATTLE COCONUT: Diane Brown representing Dane County TimeBank vs. Kim Daley
- BATTLE MANGO: Andrew Walsh and Jennica Skoug vs. Cristina Lor, Christina Wen and Rachel Witthoft

New!  Cocktail Hour

We are extending the length of the event!  Our celebration will be from 5p - 8pm: 5 - 6pm will be cocktail hour, and food will be served at 6:00.  This will give the chefs more time to set up, and give the judges more time to see the full presentation. 

The Citizens United Award
Money can't buy everything -- but it can buy elections!
The 2017 Iron Chef competition will continue with the award for the Chef who raises the most cash votes in their name to benefit TRC. This entirely unregulated process will favor the most creative, random, or ruthless strategy for getting the most bucks into their buckets! The proud winner will receive a one-year supply of envy, infamy, and self-satisfaction.
"Master Chef" Chosen by the People
The winners of each ingredient battle at the 2016 Iron Chef event will be invited to compete a single dish at our 2016 fall fundraiser. The winner will be selected by the people. 
"Real life. Real solutions." Help us keep helping!
In 2016, TRC helped more than 15,000+ people with rental housing issues. Even with our funding cuts and changes to services, those numbers will remain high! Your support at Iron Chef will help us continue to keep families safe in their homes and unlock the doors to affordable housing. 
You can also: 
Click HERE to donate directly to our event
Click HERE to become a Sustainer and be listed as a sponsor of all our events
Click HERE to donate through Community Shares of Wisconsin
Finally, TimeBank dollars are welcome as well!  
Any questions, feel free to ask.  We appreciate the many people who have supported us over the years and look forward to another successful event with your help!  I hope you an come and help us keep helping!
Thank you for your support in these, once again, challenging times!!!!

Help keep our services free for everyone! Can you donate a few dollars a month?

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