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Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center

Contact Number: 783-4357

The Center provides crisis intervention services for victims of child sexual abuse and their non-offending parents or caregivers by working closely the members of the region's multidisciplinary teams in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren Counties. Volunteers provide a wide array of support to the Center's mission and the services it provides to children and families. Volunteers are required to be 18 years of age, complete an interview before and after the completion of 24 hours of training, complete criminal and central registry background checks, and provide references from the community before working with the Center. The training includes topics such as confidentiality, roles and boundaries, child sexual abuse, cycle of abuse and violence, medical and counseling issues, legal issues, mandated reporting, the Kentucky Unified Juvenile Code & the KRS. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least 6 month service with a minimum of 20 hours monthly requirement. A $10 training fee is required. For more information and for training dates, call 270-783-4357.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

Office Volunteer: Provide general clerical and administrative assistance. This may include answering phones, filing, and working on special projects as needed. Special Events Volunteer: Assist with BRACAC special events, such as fundraisers, training, etc. Responsibilities may include helping with event set-up, registration tables and invitations.

(Approximately 0.83 miles away from campus)


Warren County Public Library - Main Branch

Contact Number: 270-781-4882 ext. 207

Needs volunteers shelving materials, shelf reading, straightening, and mailings. Also, volunteers are needed for assisting with special events (examples include The Southern Kentucky Bookfest, Summer Reading activities, and Book Sales.) All volunteers must go through a short interview before they are scheduled. Volunteers need to be at least in the 8th grade. For more information, contact Regina Holland, Public Services Manager, at 270-781-4882 ext. 207. (Approximately 1.02 miles away from campus)


Child Care Resource and Referral

Contact Number: 745-2216

Needs volunteers who are interested in supporting quality programs for children and their families. Opportunities include: office volunteers, technology assistance, workshop presenters, authors, and fundraising/resource seeking. Support and training is provided to make the volunteer experience successful.

Office Volunteers: Answering the telephone, copying materials, preparing mailings, and general clerical duties.

Technology Assistance: Assistance in creating pod casts; updating web pages; maintaining equipment; and other technology related tasks.

Workshop Presenters: Planning and presenting workshops for program administrators; teachers of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children; parents; and others who work with children.

Authors: Writing short articles and lists of resources for newsletter, magazine, flyers, public service announcements, list servers, online forum, and web page.

Fundraiser/Resource Seeker: Identifying local businesses and requesting donations of goods and services to benefit programs serving children; writing grant proposals; assisting with online fundraising; helping to person fundraisers held; looking for and requesting free resources to distribute to parents, children, and programs at special events; assisting with public relations and marketing activities.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ms. Heather Alms at 270-745-2216 or at heather.alms@wku.edu.

(Located on campus)


City of Bowling Green -- Neighborhood Services

Contact Number: Karen Foley (270) 393-3674

Looking for some volunteer help to work on a scanning/filing project. There are several years of SNAP Grant files in binders that need to be scanned and saved so the binders can be discarded. The volunteer would be using a copy machine with scanning functions to scan and name the documents, which will then be saved onto a disc.

(Approximately 1.42 miles away from campus)


Historic Preservation Board

Contact Number: 842-1953

The Board is looking for a data entry volunteer to assist with the Warren County Documentation Project. The ideal candidate must be available to work in the office during normal business hours and days and will enter information from handwritten forms into an Excel database. This is an ongoing project. Accuracy is much more important than speed.

Please call Robin Zeigler at 270-842-1953.

(Approximately 1.10 miles away from campus)


Public Theatre of Kentucky

Contact Number: 781-6233

The following volunteer opportunities are available:

General Office Assistance-phones, reservations, filing, etc.

Marketing & Promotion-FAXing PSA's to community partners, scheduling radio/TV interviews, delivering audio PSA's and media complimentary tickets, distribution of posters, etc.

For more information on any of these opportunities contact Delia Brown at 270-781-6233.

(Approximately 1.71 miles away from campus)


The Adoption Resource Program

Contact Number: 781-6714

Looking for volunteers to provide child care and/or activities at our monthly foster and adoptive parent support group meetings.

Volunteers will be responsible for providing childcare and/or facilitating an children's or youth activity, such as games, crafts, etc. for the children who attend our meetings.

These meetings are held the third Thursday of every month, with the exception of June/July and Nov/Dec., from 6-8 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1106 State Street. It is mandatory that volunteers complete a Child Abuse and Neglect Registry check, which costs $10.00 and the record must be on file before we can allow volunteers to work with the children.

Any WKU students whose classes require community service are encouraged to volunteer, especially those who are majoring in any areas that involve children. Please contact C. Denise Lambrianou at (270) 781-6714 x 3 for further information.

(Approximately 1.16 miles away from campus)


Bellewood Home for Children

Bellewood Home for Children in Bowling Green has a need for mentors. To become a mentor, someone must be 21 years of age. Bellewood requires some paperwork. Once the paperwork is complete and background checks have been done, mentors will be trained, matched with a mentor, and the mentoring begins.

Bellewood only asks for one hour of your time a week. There are numerous kinds of activities you can enjoy with your mentee, and most importantly, you will be providing a positive influence to children who do not have very large support systems.

If you would like to find out more about the mentoring program, please contact Janis.Watt@bellewood.org

(Approximately 1.41 miles away from campus)


Boys And Girls Club

Contact Number: 270-843-6466

Needs volunteers for the after School/Summer program for children between the ages of 6-18 of the Bowling Green and Warren County region. Volunteers will assist with homework help and assist club staff in the classrooms with different activities. All volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation before they can volunteer at the Club.

(Approximately 1.99 miles away from campus)


F.O. Moxley Community Center Senior Program

Contact Number: 393-3734

Volunteers are needed to help with leading activities for senior adults. Welcome anyone to lead programs such as painting, wildlife studies, knitting, dancing, cooking, languages, storytelling, quilting, photography, flower arranging, jewelry making, guitar lesson, stain glass making, basket weaving, creative writing, etc.

For more information please contact the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation F.O. Moxley Community Center Coordinator at (270)393-3734.

(Approximately 1.70 miles away from campus)


Habitat for Humanity of Bowling Green/Warren County, Inc.

Contact Number: 843-6027 or 901-0150

Building homes, assembling dry wall, painting, landscaping; clean warehouse in preparation for assembling during the winter. Volunteers may also work with one of their committees, e.g., public relations, family selection, family support, fundraising, church relations, construction, youth and the WKU campus chapter If you're interested, please call 270-901-0150 or 270-843-6027.

(Approximately 0.89 miles away from campus)


Habitat Restore

Contact Number: 843-6027 or 901-0150

We are in need of volunteers at our Habitat ReStore located @ 530 31W Bypass (across from the Warren County Water District). We are open Tuesday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm. We always need help in the store - organizing, cleaning, assisting customers, etc. We also need help on our ReStore truck, picking up donations - this is done Tuesday - Friday. We also have five (5) "Future Habitat Home" lots which we need to maintain (grass cutting). If you know of anyone who wants to help us in anyway, please have them contact our office @ 270-843-6027 or the ReStore @ 270-901-0150.

(Approximately 0.92 miles away from campus)


Friends of the L&N Depot.

Contact Number: 745-7317

Looking for outgoing, friendly people interested in assisting as tour guides. Knowledge of railroading is not necessary. Also looking for volunteers to help with the restoration of the rail cars located in the Historic RailPark at the L&N Depot.

Contact Paul Crafton (pcrafton@historicrailpark.com) or Bethany Sutton (bsutton@historicrailpark.com) at 745-7317. www.historicrailpark.com.

(Approximately 1.59 miles away from campus)


Potter Children's Home

Contact Number: 843-3038.

Volunteers are needed weekly to help with grounds maintenance. Assist with mowing, trimming, weeding, and general upkeep. Equipment provided. Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (anytime during this time period).

A volunteer is needed weekly to help with stocking and cleaning the food pantry. Assist with incoming grocery items, stocking shelves, and general cleaning. Monday-Friday, between the hours 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 2-3 hours per week.

Volunteers needed to purchase change of season clothing and shoes for children at Potter Children's home. A sheet will be given to you with a picture of the child, their sizes and favorite colors and styles and their specific needs. You can then make purchases and deliver them to Potter.

For more information, contact Geneva Brewer at (270) 843-3038.

(Approximately 2.16 miles away from campus)


Salvation Army

Contact Number: 843-3485

Needs general maintenance, landscaping, computer help. Their big programs are bell ringing at the holidays and monitoring of their Angel Tree at the Mall. Also need help with applications for participants in the Angel Tree Program. Time period starts after Thanksgiving in November through December. Need Bosnian and Spanish translators. Also, needed is help with the thrift store or kitchen. Volunteers need to be 16 years old or older.

For more information, contact Cardine Harrison or Cathy Walker at (270) 843-3485.

(Approximately 1.53 miles away from campus)


St. Vincent De Paul

Contact Number 393-9800, 781-0432

Help is needed stocking shelves in the food pantry and at the store. Help is also needed handing out food Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:30-12, Thursday 9:30-11:30

(Approximately 1.11 miles away from campus)


St. Joseph School- 416 Church St

Contact Number: 303-2842

Help needed Thursdays from 3-5pm during the school year tutoring/ assisting elementary school students (primarily Latino) with homework, reading and studying for tests. This is a great opportunity for Education or ESL students to get experience working one-on-one or in small groups.

Please call Sandy McAllister on her cell phone for more information. 303-2842.

(Approximately 1.57 miles away from campus)


Kentucky Museum

Contact Number: 745-2592

Ask for Timothy Mullin

Recruiting volunteers as docents to provide museum tours for visitors. A love of history is helpful, but not required...good people skills are more important. Volunteers will be trained in guiding techniques and provided with exhibit scripts.

This volunteer position may work any time during the museum's regular hours; 9-4 M-Sat. and 1-4 Sunday. Perhaps a morning or afternoon shift, perhaps one day a week, we can work with your availability!

When group tours are scheduled we will contact our volunteer guides to see who would be available to provide assistance to the group on a case by case basis. The Kentucky Museum needs you!

Also..... *Special Events* Assist at one of our many special events throughout the year such as Founder's Day, US Bank Art Show, or Christmas in Kentucky. Duties are as diverse as registering participants, taking photographs, or guiding Big Red around the museum! Special events are always festive and fun.

(Approximately 0.44 miles away from campus)


Medco Nursing Home

Contact Number: 842-1611

Always looking for volunteers to come and entertain our residents. Our residents like playing games, painting nails, talking, and interacting in general. If you have a fun talent you would like to share with us, or if you would just enjoy spending some quality time with our residents, come and visit!

Please call Amanda White at 842-1611 to set up a time to visit.

(Approximately 2.54 miles away from campus)


Light of Chance

Light of Chance, Inc. is an organization that relies on volunteerism. Without our great volunteers, we could not as well as will not continue to impact and make differences in communities and the individuals within. It is instrumental and vital to our existence.

Volunteering with Light of Chance is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things you will ever do. You have the opportunity to help shape people's lives. Help give back and be a part of your community's light by volunteering with Light of Chance, Inc. If you or your group would like to get involve with our program, please contact us at (270) 495-0136 or fill out our volunteer form.

(Approximately 1.44 miles away from campus)


Commonwealth Health Free Clinic

Contact Number: 781-9260

Needed: patient registration assistants (no clinical background needed), MD, DMD, RPH and ARNP's to treat patients. Volunteers must submit to TB testing (provided free) and attend a short orientation. Volunteers 18 and older are preferred. Volunteer hours availability is M-Th. 8 a.m.–8 p.m. For more information, contact Patty Driskill at (270) 781-9260.

(Approximately 1.80 miles away from campus)



Contact Number: 782-1263

Office Assistance Volunteers: 2 times per month. You may select the days. Duties may be filing, doing Thank-you letters, filling out indictment cards, or checking obituaries for clients who have passed away.

Receptionist: Anytime 9:00am-3:00pm Tuesday-Friday. Answer the phones; refer clients to help for their needs, record information.

(Approximately 2.5 miles away from campus)


International Center

Contact Number: 781-8336 806

Kenton Street, Bowling Green, needs a volunteer to periodically update and maintain their website using FrontPage. This would be a great opportunity for a high school or university student.

For more information about International Center, please see our website, www.internationalcenter.ky.net If you are interested in a Volunteer Position please contact the center at 270-781-8336.

(Approximately 2.6 miles away from campus)


The Barren River Asset Building Coalition

Contact Number: 1-800-928-1183

Looking for community volunteers to help us continue to provide our services to the public. Below are some details about how volunteers can get involved with the Barren River Asset Building Coalition's efforts to help the low/moderate income taxpayers in our region.


Our services help taxpayers in and around the communities that we serve. By distributing print information about these public services (Flyers, door-hangers, etc.), volunteers can directly impact how many people know about the coalition's efforts and the number of taxpayers that take advantage of this money-saving opportunity.


Coalition tax preparers are responsible for preparing peoples' taxes. As a preparer, you will work one-on-one with taxpayers to ensure that they file a complete and quality tax return. You will receive training and become comfortable using TaxWise software, which is used to file all tax returns. You will learn to use a quality review process to guarantee the accuracy of each return. Volunteer tax preparers must use interpersonal skills, basic math, computer skills, and IRS resource guides to help them apply their knowledge of tax law to each individual taxpayer's situation. Each volunteer must become certified by the IRS at a "basic" level before filing taxes for the coalition. To learn more about becoming certified, visit the web site of the IRS and type, "link and learn" into the search field. www.irs.gov

If you are interested in any one of these exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunities, contact us at: volunteer@brabc.com, or call 800-928-1183.

Thank you for helping us recruit local volunteers to support our efforts. Interested volunteers may also contact me directly at the numbers listed below and my work email rbraber@barrenriverareasafespace.com. This information can also be found on our website, www.brabc.com or http://www.casoky.org/brabc.

(Approximately 2.32 miles away from campus)


Family Enrichment Center, Inc.

Contact Number: 781-6714

Needs volunteers to assist with general clerical duties such as mailings for community events, filing and data entry. Opportunities are also available to assist with child care in the Wee Care Nursery at different times throughout the year. Family Enrichment Center's mission is to empower families and prevent child abuse by providing education, social support, crisis intervention, and a safe environment for children and their families. Hours are Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information contact Denise Lambrianou at 781-6714.

(Approximately 2.11 miles away from campus)


Community Action of Southern Kentucky

Contact Number: 782-3162 ext. 128

Has the current volunteer opportunities available within the Senior Services Program: Home Delivered Meals preparation and cleanup: 3 volunteers* are needed daily, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. (*Individual can volunteer one day per week or all five days). The responsibility of this service includes daily preparation of home delivered meals which involves plating meal and preparing/packing containers for meal/beverage delivery. After all meals have left for delivery, the volunteers will also be responsible for area cleanup which involves cleaning of steam table, washing pans/utensils, and mopping floor in food preparation area. Training on correct meal preparation/cleanup will be provided. Volunteers will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and allow us to do a criminal records check.

(Approximately 2.32 miles away from campus)


Riverview at Hobson Grove

Contact Number: 843-5565

Special events; clerical and bulk mail assistants; museum gift shopkeeper; docent; Friends Board; Timeless Manners Committee; Tea and Luncheon Committee; gardens and grounds. Anyone with an interest in historic houses or the Civil War or Victorian period, who wants to learn more about 19th century lifestyle and customs, and who is willing to make a meaningful contribution to Riverview's mission. If interested call 270-843-5565.

(Approximately 2.89 miles away from campus)


Warren County Rescue Department

Contact Number: 783-3030

An all-volunteer emergency service agency specializing in Search & Rescue, Water Rescue/Recovery, Dive Rescue/Recovery, Cave Rescue, High/Low Angle Rescue, and Disaster Relief. The county of Warren and city of Bowling Green is our primary area of responsibility. We also respond to AREA 4 counties, which is comprised of 16 counties. We are also capable of responding anywhere in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and anywhere in Continental United States (CONUS) under EMAC deployments.

We are looking for individuals who are energetic, dedicated, and self-motivated. We need people who can think on their feet and who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. We want people who can learn quickly and show leadership capability. We want someone who knows about loyalty, duty, honor, selfless service, and integrity. And we want this person to volunteer. People with various types of backgrounds and experience may fit into this agency. Persons with experience in the outdoors, such as wilderness environments and river/lake environments, will really enjoy this agency. Persons with technological backgrounds and experience will also enjoy this agency, as we are one of the most technologically advanced agencies in the state of Kentucky. Although these two backgrounds were the only types listed, it does not mean that is all we are looking for. Any type of background is welcomed.

Training opportunities include basic search and rescue, land navigation, wilderness survival, SCUBA diving, climbing, rappelling, caving, leadership/management, and much more!

Interested candidates may seek more information at www.wcrescue.com or contact Andy Tucker at (270) 783-3030 andy tucker. atucker@wcrescue.com

(Approximately 2.72 miles away from campus)

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