Contact: Jennifer Schneider
8701 Old Bardstown Road, Suite B
Louisville, KY 40291
Military Family Retreat Center - (Shepherdsville, KY) Active Heroes owns a 144 acre retreat center and is in need of volunteer help. Military families are able to use the retreat free of charge and stay in one of our cabins 5 days/nights free of charge as well. Current volunteer opportunities are very hands on and include mowing grass, clearing out brush, building or staining benches/picnic tables/gazebos, fixing structures and many more hands on activities. Individuals to large groups can volunteer, we just ask everyone to dress properly for outdoor work. While the volunteer opportunity requires hard work, you are helping to create a place of healing and peace for our military families.
Military Family Community Center - (Louisville, KY) Opportunities at our community center are plenty. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to do tasks such as greeting visitors, giving them tours of the facility, assisting with programs and helping to answer questions via phone/email. We need volunteers during our monthly volunteer days (weekend opportunities) to help with tasks to prepare for programs, prepare for outreach services, write letters and help with other tasks that are crucial for day to day operation of the facility. We are flexible with volunteers and will do our best to schedule the volunteer to be in the facility when it meets their schedule. For instance, we have some volunteers who volunteer one time per month for our military family kid's night. We are limited to 1-8 volunteers at a time.
Outreach Volunteers - (Louisville and surrounding areas) We are in need of friendly and energetic volunteers who are willing to learn the "in's and out's" of Active Heroes and help with outreach opportunities. This may include going to seminars, festivals and events in the local area. Some may be events Active Heroes coordinates, or they may be coordinated by other entities and Active Heroes has the opportunity to have a presence there. Outreach volunteers will connect with the crowd, teach people about Active Heroes and all of the great services we have for military families. Outreach volunteers can volunteer for one event, or we can notify volunteers of all opportunities if they are interested.
*Some opportunities may require brief training to learn about the organization. Limitations: Opportunities at Retreat Center are manual labor, with supervision. There are other opportunities that do not have limitations. Must provide own transportation.
Americana Community Center
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
4801 Southside Drive
Louisville, KY 40214
Fiberworks Program Child Care (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM) This program provides refugee and immigrant women a place to practice sewing and fiber arts skills, as well as practice and improve their English. Approximately one volunteer is needed each day the Fiberworks program is happening to watch 2-3 young children at a time while the women attend the class and work on their projects.
Kids Cafe Volunteer (Monday - Thursday, 3:30 - 5:30 PM & 6:30 - 7:30 PM) The Dare to Care (Kids Cafe) program provides students with a free warm meal during the week. Students K-12 typically eat between 4:00 - 5:00 PM and a second group comes to eat 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Volunteers are needed to help with cafeteria/kitchen clean-up and to supervise students while they are eating in the cafeteria.
Graphic Design Intern (Work time is flexible) The graphic design intern will work mostly off-site to help with Americana marketing and publications, such as the quarterly e-newsletter, general program brochures and other projects as identified by the Programs Director. The individual must be self-motivated, creative, have strong design and layout skills, and have access to a computer with necessary programs (Quark, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) Web design experience is a plus.
Tax Preparer (During tax season) Prepare individual federal and state tax returns, help individuals understand their tax returns, answer important tax questions, and provide quality service to participants.
Greeter (During tax season) Welcome and interview participants, make sure they have a good experience, help coordinate schedules.
*Background check is required
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
Hospital Volunteer Advocate
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 Advocate
Support 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.
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.
Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
Contact: Jane Natalie Bennett
2115 Lexington Road
Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana is looking for positive role models to become Troop Leaders who can mentor, teach responsibility, explore, share your talents and make a difference in a girls' life. Mission Statement: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. We need volunteers to step up to become Troop Leaders. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about Girl Scouts and becoming a leader.
- Minimum time commitment is one meeting a month. Troop leaders can decide when troops meet but two meetings/outings a month is ideal.
- All training is provided
- Background check is required ($12.50/good for 3 years)
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.
ReStore, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville
Contact: Christine Hooper, ReStore Volunteer Coordinator
1620 Bank Street
Louisville, KY 40203
CUSTOMER SERVICE VOLUNTEER
- Greet arriving customers; explain the layout of the ReStore, types of inventory on hand, pricing, policies, & store returns
- Escort customers to specific items when appropriate & explain the different purchase options
- Answer & process phone calls as needed
- Support all staff & managers with pricing of inventory items
- Other tasks as needed
- Greet donors, answer questions & provide assistance, as needed in the donation area
- Clean & price incoming materials, following established pricing procedures & criteria
- Organize & setup materials for sale in an orderly & appealing manner, using warehouse material handling equipment as needed
- Straighten & clean displays, restocking out of place items
- Load & unload vehicles (if physically able), receiving or delivering materials to/from ReStore
- Maintain orderly & clean work area
- Other tasks as needed
- Assist in maintaining general office files & filing necessary paperwork
- Provide support for agency meetings and events. Activities can include securing a venue, distribution of meeting materials, purchasing food, managing guest/RSVP list, etc.
- Assist in answering & processing emails/phone calls as needed
- Provides support in developing materials & reports for ReStore events
- Provides support in coordination & production of the agency's internal and external materials
- Other tasks as needed or requested
3 locations throughout town for your convenience (South Floyd Street, Hikes Point, Portland)
Note: Can accommodate groups, need to be planned in advance. Typical time commitment: 3-4 hour shifts, once a week. Closed toe shoes are required, and orientation and on-site training will be provided as needed.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana
Contact: Laura Ruble
550 S. First Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Shift volunteer: Shift volunteers are absolutely vital to the existence of the Ronald McDonald House. These volunteers help with a variety of tasks around the House such as answering phones, assisting families, baking snacks, sorting donations, light cleaning, etc. This volunteer position is very much like taking care of your own home and family. Shift volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one 3-hour shift per month. Shifts are available from 9am - 12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm, and 6pm-9pm daily. Volunteers must be 18 years or older to volunteer for this opportunity without an adult. Must complete a volunteer application and authorization for a background check.
Groups: One time service can consist of an individual or be a group of as many as 10. These volunteers typically help with baking snacks or treats and light cleaning around the House such as running the vacuum, unloading dishwashers, straightening the kitchens, etc. This opportunity is excellent for students in need of community service hours for school, church groups and clubs and organizations. Individuals must be 16 years or older to volunteer for this opportunity without an adult.
Adopt-a-meal: Our goal is to provide our families with at least one home cooked meal per day. Groups of 10 people or less can sign-up to prepare a dinner any night of the week at 6pm or to prepare a brunch at 10am on Saturdays and Sundays. Having provided meals is an incredible aid to our families. It is one less t hing to worry about after a long day at the hospital and it also provides a substantial financial relief. For the health and well-being of our families, ALL food must be prepared in our kitchen or in a commercial kitchen. Any store bought itesm should be in unopened containers and all produce should be brought in whole.
UofL Free Store
Contact: Austin Putty
Unitas Hall, Basement
UofL Free Store offers a space for the on-going free exchange of clean, durable items like clothing, shoes, electronics, small appliances, household items, bath & beauty supplies, books, school & art supplies, non-perishable food, and more. The store is run by volunteers as a trans-friendly LGBT Safe Space and is open to all UofL students & staff set hours each week during the regular academic year. Volunteers are needed to staff the store. The more volunteers, the more hours the store can be open to serve the community and help keep useful stuff out of the landfill and into the hands of those in need!
No special training or knowledge required. When are you able to volunteer?
Volunteers of America/Woodgreen Apartments
Contact:C. Maria Carter
3751 Woodgreen Court
Louisville, KY 40215
A volunteer is needed at Woodgreen Apartments located in South Louisville to provide Bingo calling and prizes to award winners. This service is needed for the population in order to engage in enjoyable activities at their residence. Donation of time can be one time or ongoing as needed; usually once a month for an hour. Specific time-frame is between the hours of 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The Bingo Game is already on site. Need a caller for approximately 3-4 rounds of the game, for about 6-8 participants.