Western Kentucky University

ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Regional Service Opportunities


There are numerous opportunities to service within the ALIVE Center's 27-county service region. We will gladly share service opportunities that may be available throughout the area. If you have anything that you would like to post to this section, please email alivebg@wku.edu. 


Butler County


Morgantown Housing Authority

Phone: 270-526-3873

Volunteers are needed to help with outdoor work, such as landscaping and maintenance, as well as in-office clerical work (filing, copies, answering phones, etc.)


Boys and Girls Club-- Morgantown, KY

Phone: 270-999-0847


Volunteers are needed to assist with the Summer Math and Reading programs, as well as small group time with the children.  During the school year, there is a need for After School Homework Help sessions.  Background checks are required, but the organization covers the cost.

Daviess County


Boulware Mission, Inc.

Contact:  Monique Craig

Phone:  (270) 929-0771; Email:  mcraig@boulwaremission.org

Boulware Mission, Inc. offers both emergency shelter and long-term, comprehensive services for homeless men, women, and children.  A volunteer is needed every Tuesday from 7:30am to 1:30pm to help the CEO with administrative duties and gathering information for HARTH grant participants.  They are willing to work around someone's schedule if that day/time does not work, but need someone for at least 3 hours once a week.

A volunteer is also needed to help answer phones on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  This volunteer opportunity can be filled by 2 to 3 people.  Tuesday through Friday afternoons from 1:00pm to 5:00pm might also be available. 

Volunteer opportunities are also available for those who would like to cook. 

Boulware Mission is also looking for a group of volunteers to help clean and organize a few rooms in preparation for the women from Impact 100.  This needs to be done before September 19th.


Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club - Owensboro

Contact: Melissa Hughes

Phone: 270-685-4903; Email: mhughes_chbgc@yahoo.com

The Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club has volunteer opportunities starting this summer from June 6- July 29 from 7:30am-6:00pm. They also will have volunteer opportunities for fall from 2:30pm-6:30pm at the Mike Horn Unit and Martel Wightman Unit. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Melissa at mhughes_chbgc@yahoo.com or call 270-685-4903.


MentorKids Kentucky

Contact: Matt Woodfall

Phone: 270-926-6893; Email: mattwoodfall@mentorkidsky.org

1.    Mentoring

  • One-to-one - 1 hour a week for a year, matched with a child 6-14 years old
  • School based mentoring - 1 hour week after school in group or one to one settings
  • Group mentor - working with kids on the waiting list - 1 hour a month with other adult volunteers

2.    Activities/Events

  • MentorMoms - once a quarter event planning for single moms
  • Fundraising - work with our development team on yearly fundraisers
  • Monthly Activities - volunteer to help with our monthly activities for matches. Approximately 1.5 hours a month, one activity per month.

3.    Internships

  • Program - work alongside our program staff and assist in regular events and organization
  • Development - work alongside our development team to help with Marketing, Community awareness, and fundraising
  • Administration - work with our office manager on Administrative tasks and assignments.

4.    Grounds

  • Volunteer for specific projects to be accomplished at our facility, current needs involve a kitchen/bathroom remodel.

Hardin County

Warm Blessings

Phone:  (270) 737-2929

"Empty Bowls" fundraiser.  For a $15 donation, enjoy a variety of soups, breads, and desserts, musical performances by local artists, and receive a handmade bowl as a reminder that some people's bowls are empty.

February 11, 2012 from 4-7pm at 609 E. Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown. 

An auction for a one-week stay at a four bedroom, three bathroom townhouse near Lake Tahoe and bowls made by community leaders will start at 5:00.

LaRue County

Community Education: LaRue County Schools

Phone: 270-358-8334

"LaRue County Reads" is a program where an adult volunteer comes in once a week and reads at least 30 minutes with the child.  it is the same child each week, so a mentoring relationship is formed as well as improving reading skills.  Volunteer training for LaRue County Reads is held in September.  Contact Sarah Hornback for more information.



Monroe County

Tompkinsville Housing Authority

Phone: 270-487-6050

Volunteers are needed to help with outdoor landscaping and maintenance work, as well as clerical work in the offices.


Monroe Co Health Department

Phone: 270-487-6782

Volunteers are needed to assist with clerical work in the office, as well as with the Public Health programs offered by the Monroe. Co Health Dept.


Simpson County

Housing Authority of Franklin

Phone: 270-586-8500

Volunteers are needed to do the following work:

  • Pressure washing paint off of porches
  • Pressure washing buildings
  • Replacing boards on a fence line
  • Rebuilding clothes lines
  • Filling in holes and spots of erosion with top soil
  • Rebuilding a couple of railings for porches
  • Light maintenance/construction work such as patching holes in drywall, light painting, and cleaning

All materials, tools, and equipment is provided, but if anyone would like to volunteer to assist, they could really the help over the next two weeks.   


Multiple Counties


Community Action of Southern Kentucky

Contact: Community Action main office

Phone: 270-782-3162, ext. 175

Volunteer needs are in All Counties: Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Aides and receptionist. November through March. Light office duties, greeting clients, answering phone.
  • During tax season we are looking for tax preparers and would love to have them in any county!
  • Senior Centers: (There is high need in Logan, Metcalfe and Hart County, but needed in all counties year round. Some of our Senior Center have these volunteers, but others do not.)
  • Volunteer to help other volunteers package meals for homebound and serve meal on site for congregate individuals. Help clean and maintain service area.
  • Volunteer to go with driver to deliver the meal to seniors in the home
  • Volunteer to deliver meals to homebound adults
  • Volunteer to do an activity at the senior center. Call bingo, crafts, teach an art class, cooking class, lead exercise, walking and encourage use of treadmills and exercise bikes, Wii and other activities.
  • Volunteer to help lead and implement fundraising and activity ideas
  • Volunteer to call or visit seniors in the home.
  • Volunteer to answer phone and greet people.
  • Volunteer groups/organizations to provide a meal for a Senior Center
  • Volunteer to Transport Seniors to and from home, doctor, drug store, etc as needed.


 Last Modified 6/11/14