Western Kentucky University

ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Youth Volunteer Opportunities in Other Areas

 

A Case for Dignity

Contact Number: 843-1760

Needs bags and luggage to be donated to children who have none thatare in foster care. When these children move from place to place, they often only have trash bags to put their belongings in. This works toward making the children feel like more than garbage and giving them some dignity.

Drop of any bags or luggage to the ALIVE Center.

Please email this cause at acasefordignity@gmail.com for more information.

 

American Red Cross

Contact: 781-7377

Needs volunteers for: Youth Volunteers/Programs: Students are encouraged to volunteer answering phones, doing office work, help with mailings, preparing materials for classes and computer data entry.If you are interested in volunteering with the South Central Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross, call (270) 781-7377.

 

Warren County Public Library:

Contact: 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 14 years old and in the 8th grade. For more information, call 270-781-4882 ext. 207.

 

The City of Bowling Green-Public Works

Contact: 783-4484

Volunteer opportunities available for junior high and high school age youth:

Volunteers will be marking street storm water drains with a water quality decal (Message: DUMP NO WASTE - DRAINS TO RIVER). Groups of five to eight students are appropriate for this opportunity.

Groups of youth and/or adult volunteers may also participate in the litter campaign, Keep It Clean Bowling Green! Goodie bags will be given to participants that pick up litter in areas designated by the Public Works Department.

For more information or if you would like to volunteer for one of these opportunities, please contact Tim Slattery at 270-393-3099 or at tim.slattery@bgky.org.

Contact Sandi Knight at 783-4484

 

Family Enrichment Center

Contact: 781-6714

Welcomes youth volunteers at both the Wee Care Nursery and Administrative Office locations. Volunteer duties may include the following:

read/interact with children

rake leaves

clean out mulch area on playgrounds and around facilities

clean children's toys and other light cleaning

assisting with mail outs - folding, copying, addressing and postage

Please contact Denise Lambrianou, Volunteer Coordinator at 781-6714.

Office opens 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 441 Church Avenue and 869 Broadway Avenue.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Bowling Green/Warren County

Contact: 843-6027

Needs youth volunteers to help provide lunch for the construction workers on Saturdays. Youth over the age of 16 can work on the construction site on Saturdays as well. Youth under the age of 16 can help out with clean-up and landscaping activities. Junior high school students can paint scenery on the construction trailer. We require a notice of three weeks to schedule any “group” volunteer activities. Waivers are also required.

 

Helping Hands

Contact: 745-7222

Serves individuals and families that are in need of material assistance for things such as clothes, furniture and household items. Volunteers are needed to sort and hang clothing or organize other store items at their facility on Russellville Road. If you would like to assist this agency please contact Doris at 745-7222.

Open M-F 9:00am-5:00pm and Sat 9:00am-5:00pm

 

International Center (Western Kentucky Refugee Assistance Association)

Contact: 781-8336

Needs volunteers for the following activities:

English Tutoring - Teach immigrants and refugees in their homes or assist in the English classes held at the center. We have a great need for one-on-one literacy training. This help could be as simple as holding one-on-one conversations with students to allow for additional English practice.

Family Friends - Adopt a refugee family and assist them in their transition by just being a friend! You could also help them with community orientation, introduction to church, transportation to the grocery, and trust building. Remember, refugees have suffered a great deal. Trust is the most important thing they can build. Your friendship may be the most important thing in their lives.

Arts and Crafts - Facilitate a seminar that teaches a specific technique or involves a certain craft. One-time events or ongoing series are welcome. This can be oriented toward children or adults.

Children's Programs - Read to children or help with games.

Open M-F 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Contact Jennifer Van Buskirk at 781-8336 for more information.

 

Life Care Ministry, affiliate of the University Church of Christ, needs volunteers to help prepare food boxes for distribution, stock inventories of clothing and household goods, and help distribute goods to those in need.

Open 9AM - 11:30AM Tues, Wed & Thurs and the last Saturday of each month from 9AM-11:30 AM

Contact Bob Raby at 781-8804

 

Public Theatre of Kentucky provides volunteer opportunities for young people interested in the world of theatre productions. Volunteers age 12 and up are welcome as ushers for productions, painting, basic cleaning of the facility and light clerical work. For a schedule of upcoming productions and show times, visit the website at www.ptkbg.org. To inquire about volunteering, contact Delia Brown at 781-6233 and leave a message.

 Last Modified 7/22/13