Public Service

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.

*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

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

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.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America - Kentucky Chapter

Contact: Erin Osborne, Volunteer Coordinator


The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America is holding their 6th annual Louisville Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis walk at EP Tom Sawyer State Park on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM.  Volunteers are needed to help set up before and tear down after the event, register walkers, and man tents during the walk.

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

Louisville, KY

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


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.


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).


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



  • 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.

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.