Backside Learning Center
Contact: Rebecca Richart
704 Central Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208
The Backside Learning Center (BLC) enhances the lives of equine workers by providing education, life skill resources, and community to the people who work with the horses in the barn area of Churchill Downs. Roughly 80% of the backstretch population is Latino. The BLC currently offers classes in English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), English practice, Spanish for English speakers, art, citizenship, technology, guitar and yoga. In addition, the BLC provides one-on-one tutoring, a computer lab, game night, and movie night. The BLC is able to offer this programming free of charge to the students thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers and generous donors.
The BLC is in need of a summer intern who can commit 2-5 days per week for a total of 10-36 hours per week beginning no later than June 7, 2013 and ending August 1, 2013. Follow this link to read more about this internship position (Word doc).
California Square Apartments
Contact: LaQueshia Curry
1600 Garland Avenue
Louisville, KY 40210
California Square Apartments is a senior/disabled living complex for low income individuals. Creative and energetic volunteers are needed to assist the Service Coordinator with workshops and activities to help sustain a safe living environment for the residents to keep them educated and active. Examples of events are: Game night, bingo, and arts & crafts. Volunteers help ensure the activities run smoothly. Activities are held monthly with most activities taking place between 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, but hours can be adjusted accordingly. Time commitment is 1 day a week for 2 hours.
Center for Accessible Living
Contact: Beverly Alford
305 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
First Impressions Suit Program (helping people in need with interview and work clothing):
Volunteer helps in receiving and sorting donations, setting appointments, assisting with fittings and keeping inventory. Hours are Mondays from 1 PM to 4 PM and Thursdays from 9:30 AM to Noon, but we are flexible. Contact: Larry Hosey firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site Maintenance
Responsible for generally maintaining website, update information contained on the website, and ensuring that the site is easy to navigate and that it addresses the needs of the client and its customers. Ensure customers using a variety of browsers or operating systems such as Windows or Macintosh should be able to access the site equally well. Must know technical standards in areas such as HTML (hypertext markup language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and other language that affect the workings of the website. Previous knowledge of web accessibility (W3C) for people with disabilities is preferred, but available to learn. Hours are flexible, work from home available. Contact: Keith Hosey email@example.com
Center for Women and Families
Contact: Sarah Mills, Volunteer Coordinator
927 S. Second Street
Louisville, KY 40201
Available on an on-call basis to victims of intimate partner abuse and sexual violence at area hospital emergency rooms and The Center's Sexual Assault Clinic.
Legal Justice Volunteer AdvocateSupport individuals by accompanying clients to family court hearings regarding protective orders, providing support, and connecting them with resources.
Children's Volunteer Advocate
Participate in small group activities to build self-esteem, tutor, and provide one-on-one time.
Community Outreach Volunteer Advocate
Educate community audiences about The Center's mission through information sharing opportunities that dispel myths and increase knowledge.
**Above opportunities require volunteers complete a 30 hour training program that is offered 4 times per year during January, April, June and September. Background check required.
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America - Kentucky Chapter
Contact: Jenny Silberisen
The Kentucky Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America is holding their fourth annual walk at the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 4:00 PM. Volunteers are needed for the following areas at the following times: event set up (2:00 - 4:00 PM), walker registration tent (3:00 - 6:00 PM), manning tents such as food and kid zone (3:30 - 6:30 PM), water distribution on the walk route (4:00 - 6:30 PM) and tear down after the event (6:30 - 7:30 PM).
The Frazier International History Museum
Contact: Margaret Seifert, Manager of Volunteers & Special Events
829 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
7 volunteer positions available year round, Monday - Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Each position has its own job description. Also have year round internships available for students.
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Contact: Elana Levy
502.479.9180 extension 51
969-B Cherokee Road
Louisville, KY 40205
ELDERLY PROGRAM MENTORS AND TUTORS
Through this program, volunteers work to help improve the English skills of elderly clients as they prepare to take the citizenship test. The program also provides opportunities for socialization and assistance accessing mainstream social services available in the Louisville community. The program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am - 12pm.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE TUTOR
Volunteers meet with an ESL student during class time from 9:30am - 12:30pm one day a week. Volunteers are paired individually or in small groups with adult students to practice basic reading, writing and job skills.
The Family Center is dedicated to providing ESL classes for mothers who do not go to work, but rather care for their children. Volunteers assist the Family Center lead teacher in caring for clients' children during morning classes. Volunteers also work with ESL classes, aiding the teacher in lessons on English and Civics. The Family Center meets every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am- 12:15pm at Highland Baptist Church, on the corner of Cherokee Road and Grinstead ( about a block from the KRM office).
YOUTH TUTORING AND MENTORING PROGRAM
Volunteers are paired with refuge families, assisting in literacy attainment and homework, establishing good study skills, and supporting parental involvement in education. Volunteers commit to one hour per week for a semester or more.
Norton Audubon Hospital - Music Library & Music Therapy Department
Contact: Cheyenne Mize, MT-BC
1 Audubon Plaza Drive
Louisville, KY 40217
The Lerman Memorial Music Library and Music Therapy Department provides services to various patient areas of Norton Audubon Hospital. The Music Library volunteer would help to prepare, distribute, collect, and process music library materials, help to host volunteer musicians throughout the hospital, and load, collect, and process iPods for surgery patients. Knowledge of iTunes program is helpful, but not required. Time commitment is 2-3 hours, one day a week.
Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Contact: Sarah Wolff
1299 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213
Your help is needed to restore, enhance, and preserve all the historic Frederick Law Olmsted Parks. No matter how many hours or days you volunteer, your help will strengthen and revitalize our community. Opportunities range from working in the parks, to the office, or at neighborhood festivals.
Individuals, families and groups can join us as we root out invasive plants, rebuild trails, restore native plants and renew park structures in our Frederick Law Olmstead Parks! We provide the gloves, tools, refreshments, and guidance; you just need to dress for the weather and working outdoors.
Interest in landscape design, plants, nature, biology, community history and/or outdoor recreation a plus.
Internships and park adoptions also available for dedicated individuals and groups.
*Note: There are limitations that may provide challenges for those with disabilities as a majority of opportunities in the parks are on uneven terrain in landscaped or woodland areas.