Health Care

Catholic Enrichment Center

Contact: Kim Mapp

502.776.0262

3146 West Broadway

Louisville, KY  40211

kmapp@archlou.org

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.

Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

Contact: Nicole Guffey Wiseman

502.893.0643

4003 Kresge Way, Suite 100

Louisville, KY  40207

Friend for Life Cancer Support Network Peer Navigators help persons recently diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones navigate the path through diagnosis, treatment and recovery by pairing them with a trained supervisor of a similar experience so they can face cancer with someone who's been there.

Peer Navigator Responsibilities:

  • Contact a new match within 24 hours, if only to set up a time when you both are able to talk at length
  • Keep in touch with your matches on a regular basis, at least throughout the course of treatment.  Most support is provided over the phone, email, texting, Skype, and meeting in person are also acceptable ways to keep in touch.
Ideal Peer Navigator is a cancer survivor or care giver, self-motivated and responsible, an attentive listener who is considerate and respectful of others.  Navigators function largely on their own, with minimal direct supervision.  Prospective volunteers are required to complete a professionally directed training program before undertaking their role.  
Other opportunities include office assistance, representing FFL at health fairs and other events, speaking with medical and/or nursing students about the 'real patient' perspective, and helping with fund raising and other special functions.

 

Gilda's Club Louisville

Contact:Jessica Carner

502.371.3064

633 Baxter Avenue

Louisville, KY  40204

jessica@gildasclublouisville.org

Volunteers are needed to provide nourishment to cancer support group participants by serving as a meal host.  Meal hosts prepare a meal for members and their guests at Gilda's Club Louisville.  Your group selects the date and the menu then utilizes our kitchen facilities to prepare the meal.  This opportunity provides a great team building opportunity as well as a way to connect to our mission and to those in need in our community.  Follow this link to review detailed information and to sign up

Meal host volunteers stand most of the time.  Elementary level food preparation/cooking skills necessary.  Time frame is approximately 5:00 - 7:15 PM. Must provide own transportation.  Can accommodate groups of 6 - 10 individuals.

Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana

Contact: Cliff Whalin

502.254.3388

315 Townepark Circle, Suite 100

Louisville, KY  40243

info@pscky.org

Looking for volunteer "ambassadors" to help promote PSCKY programs/services in West Louisville, working through our strategic partners in that area.  Volunteers are also needed to help with one or more special events each year - our Denim & Diamonds fundraising event in June and our Living Well Parkinson's Symposium in late October; other opportunities are available for smaller events.  Volunteers are also needed to help around the office throughout the year.

Minimum time commitment: 3-5 hours a week, early June thru late October to help with special events

Supplies Over Seas

Contact: Courteney Smith

502.736.6360

1500 Arlington Avenue

Louisville, KY  40206

Supplies Over Seas (SOS) is a medical surplus recovery organization that gets about 28,000 pounds of medical supplies donated from local hospitals and individuals.  These life-saving supplies that are donated would end up in a landfill if not for volunteers who take the time to help SOS sort through these supplies. Once sorted, the medical supplies go to partners all over the world helping communities in need of healthcare.

Time commitment: 3 hour slots during the hours of 9:00 AM -Noon or 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Tasks typically require standing for 3 hours, but can accommodate needs with prior knowledge.  Training is provided.  Can accommodate groups of 5-15 individuals.