Adelante Hispanic Achievers
Contact: Kayliegh Hill, Volunteer Coordinator
2817 Hikes Lane
Louisville, KY 40218
Mentor & Tutor Louisville's Latino Youth! The after-school tutor at Adelante Hispanic Achievers provides tutoring and homework help for Adelante students, and is fundamental in helping the students to reach their academic potential.
- Tutors assist middle school students, either one-on-one or in small groups, with homework assignments in various subjects
- Guides students through skill-practice, group activities, and other basic skills development work
- Help staff develop new educational activities based on student needs and interests
- Acts as a mentor and role model to students
- Reports students' progress through the use of a tutoring log, filled out after each week's tutoring session.
The after-school tutor will serve approximately 1.5 hours per week: Wednesdays, 3:15 - 5:00 PM at Thomas Jefferson Middle School and/or Thursdays, 3:15 - 5:00 PM at Myers Middle School.
**Adelante program schedule follows Jefferson County Public Schools calendar
**Spanish skills are helpful, but not necessary
**Background check required and new tutor training/orientation is provided
Catholic Enrichment Center
Contact: Kim Mapp
3146 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40211
Tutors are needed for after-school tutoring program serving children in grades K-12. The primary areas of need are in reading and math, however, there are quite a few students who need help with science and social studies. The program runs September - May.
Throughout the year there is a need for volunteers to assist with Dare to Care Food Pantry, clothing closet, computer lab, back to school fair, community health fair and other special projects.
Minimum time commitment: At least 2 hours a week; 4-8 hours a week for seasonal opportunities.
*Volunteers are required to attend a safe environment class.
Center for Women and Families
Contact: Sarah Mills, Volunteer Coordinator
927 S. Second Street
Louisville, KY 40201
Volunteers with The Center for Women and Families have the opportunity to work directly with clients (after training) as well as support our mission behind the scenes! The agency offers volunteer opportunities with children's legal and hospital advocacy as well as serving meals in the kitchen and assisting administratively. Agency is open 24/7 and could not serve victims of domestic violence and sexual violence without the assistance of volunteers.
In the kitchen, the maximum number of volunteers is 6, however, The Center can utilize over 60 volunteers a semester.
Highland Park Community Development Corporation
Contact: Sandra Miller
3500 Shanks Lane
Louisville, KY 40216
Seeking tutors for an after-school program for students in grades K-5 and for a Saturday program for students in grades 8-12. Prefer to have students who have a strong knowledge of math and English. Tutors should have a minimum GPA of 2.75. Time commitment is 8-10 hours/week.
Also looking for a business major that can help develop standard policy and procedures for the organization. Willing to help individual learn how to manage programs and will provide opportunities for that individual to use the skills learned. Time commitment is 2-4 hours/week.
*Background check required at volunteer expense. Must have own transportation. Training provided.
Johnson Traditional Middle School
Contact: Lynn Lewis
2509 Wilson Avenue
Louisville, KY 40210
In need of Every1Reads volunteers to work one-on-one with students to improve reading and comprehension skills one day a week for 30 minutes from 7:30 - 8:00 AM during the school year.
Also interested in some individual tutoring after school 2:30 - 3:30 PM whenever possible.
*JCPS volunteer background check required
Contact: Shellea Ijames
1401 West Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40203
"JA in a Day" is a special Junior Achievement delivery method that facilitates the partnership between a business and an elementary school. Like all JA programs, business volunteers involved in this program help to inspire and educate young people to succeed in a global economy. "JA in a Day" is covered in the course of one day in the school. The approximate time commitment can be 4 hours in one morning or afternoon. Company volunteers have an opportunity to be a role model and to teach important business ideas that will help the children progress as future members of the workforce. Benefits include:
- "JA in a Day" takes only one workday of the volunteer's time
- "JA in a Day" allows your company to volunteer as a team, incorporating team bonding
- Your company can create a partnership with an area school, and serve those students year after year
Louisville Public Library - Iroquois Branch
Contact: Sophie Maier
601 West Woodlawn Avenue
Volunteers are needed to meet, greet and engage in conversation with language learners from a diverse population of immigrants and refugees with varying levels of English proficiency. This English Conversation Club meets Saturdays at 3:00 PM in January, February, and March at the Iroquois Branch and Thursday nights at 7:00 PM at the Main library downtown.
Other service opportunities include: working library outreach tables at various places in the community, and helping children with homework in the afternoons from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at either Iroquois or the downtown Main library location.
*Background check required
Contact: Tami Harbolt-Bosco
Seeking college students who need service or observation hours to help staff an after school program. Seeking individuals who can spare one or two hours a week to tutor, supervise study hall (assist kids with their homework), and/or supervise an activity. We would especially like active, athletic games for middle school aged students. Nativity Academy is an alternative school at Liberty and Jackson and students stay until 5:15 PM. From 3:00 - 4:00 they are in a silent study hall and from 4:00 - 5:10, they participate in a planned activity, Monday - Thursday. Our school serves ONLY students from low-income backgrounds, but have very small class sizes (13 max). Good experience and great way to give back to the community.
*The only requirement is to attend a Safe Environment Training and pass a background check (free).
Plymouth Community Renewal Center
Contact: Markham French
1626 West Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Seeking students with special skills in the areas of Education, Communications & Marketing
- Provide academic enrichment 1 hour/day, 1 to 2 days per week
- Provide Teen Digital Story Telling Group training in the areas of journalism, story telling, photography and videography
- Market the Plymouth Recycle fundraising campaign by approaching area businesses to donate used inkjets, laser toners, cell phones, and iPods.
Background check required.
This Girls V.O.I.C.E., Inc. (Impacting our Community one daughter at a time)
Contact: Candace Bell, Founder/Director
P.O. Box 11654
Louisville, KY 40251
Volunteers come to the Louisville Metro Youth Detention Center (LMYDC) and host "rap sessions" for youth who are in juvenile detention, based on their areas of expertise or interests, i.e. education, sexual education, domestic violence or peer mentoring. The sessions typically last 1 - 1.5 hours and are controlled by LMYDC staff. Usually there are between 6-15 kids which can be split up in groups based on number of volunteers and what the volunteers want to do. Atmosphere is friendly, non-judgmental and of course everything discussed remains confidential unless it compromises the safety of the youth or the staff/volunteers.
Must have a desire to work with youth, specifically at-risk youth, and be compassionate and caring, as well as strong in character.
Must be available after 4:00 PM, minimum 2 hours a month; typical commitment is between 4-8 hours a month.
*Metro Government volunteer application required which includes background check
YMCA/Y-NOW Children of Prisoner Mentoring Program
Contact: Rebecca Hentz
2400 Crittenden Drive
Louisville, KY 40217
Y-NOW is the mentoring component of YMCA Safe Place Services. We work with youth who are 11-15, live in the Louisville metro area, and have at least one incarcerated parent. The stigma of having a parent incarcerated means that these youth often feel shame, blame, fear, ridicule, and embarassment. They often struggle academically, and have a difficult time trusting adults. Studies show that children of prisoners are 7x more likely to become incarcerated themselves one day. These youth deserve a chance to become productive members of our community. But we need your help to break the cycle.
Volunteers support all phases of the Y-NOW program - however, our primary need is for folks to serve as mentors - listening and providing encouragement, support and stability so that these youth might begin to create a future that is distinctly different from the past. Volunteering with the Y-NOW program is a great way to gain insight into the lives of today's youth and to connect with people from all over our community.
Next program cycle will begin early 2013. No experience is needed, just heart and commitment. Training is provided and typical time commitment is 1 hour a week for 52 weeks. For more information, follow this link to watch a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QuLBCLPW6M