The YMCA was reincorporated as the Masters and Fellows of Madison Hall and emerged from the transition with a renewed sense of purpose. Edgar F. Shannon, Jr., then President of the University, invited the organization to serve as the Office of Community Service at the University of Virginia, which it has done ever since. At the same time Madison House remained an independent non-profit corporation responsive to the needs of the community, the University and the students.
In the spring of 1970 four volunteer community service programs attracted 150 volunteers, more than doubling in volunteer strength to 350 the following semester, and doubling again the next year. To sustain its rapid growth and independent status, the organization sold the YMCA property to the University in 1971. In 1975, funds from this sale were used to construct a smaller but more useful building and to begin an endowment to ensure the long-term stability of the corporation. With the creation of a new home for the Office of Volunteer Service, the corporation changed its name to Madison House.