Volunteering in Kentucky
Are you interested in volunteering?
Contact your area volunteer center (see list below) or local United Way.
Volunteer opportunities also can be found using one of these searchable websites.
Are you interested in becoming an AmeriCorps member?
Feed your volunteer spirit by serving others full-time as an AmeriCorps member. Learn more about AmeriCorps in Kentucky.
||Kentucky Volunteer Centers
United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky
11 Shelby St.
Florence, KY 41042-1612
Phone: (859) 525-2600 or (859) 252-1775
Murray-Calloway County's GetConnected, Volunteer Murray
Phone: (270) 809-5099
Contact: Jennifer Revell
United Way of the Bluegrass
2480 Fortune Drive, Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40509
Phone: (859) 233-4460 or (859) 233-4461, ext. 261
Contact: Giancarlo Moise
United Way of Franklin County
P.O. Box 1544
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 875-1675
Contact: Nena Velasquez
Metro United Way
334 E. Broadway
P.O. Box 4488
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 583-2821 or (502) 583-0330
Contact: Mary Sullivan
Louisville Metro Government Volunteer Center
Paducah-McCracken County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
1400 H.C. Mathis Dr.
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: (270) 442-8993
Contact: Leslie Prestel
1 Henderson St., P.O. Box 452
Stearns, KY 42647
Phone: (606) 376-5730
Contact: Amy Combs or Melissa Vanover
WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships
1906 College Heights Blvd. #21095
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1095
Phone: (270) 782-0082
Contact: Cheryl Kirby-Stokes THIS IS A NAMED ANCHOR
||Information on Volunteering and National Service
Statistics, Reports and News
Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2012 - The report, issued by CNCS in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship, shows that Americans significantly increased their commitment to volunteering and civic engagement in 2011, with the national volunteer rate reaching a five-year high.
Corporation for National and Community Service Research Reports
The estimated value of a volunteer’s time for 2012 is $22.14 per hour, according to the Independent Sector, an advocacy group for volunteers and community service groups. The estimated value of a volunteer’s time in Kentucky for 2011 is $17.91 per hour. Learn more about the value of volunteer time.
62.8 million or 26.3 percent of adults volunteered in 2010, according to Volunteering in the United States, 2010, a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Jan. 2011.
66 percent of Kentucky adults volunteered in 2008 – a 10 percent increase since 1996, according to Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center’s book, Visioning Kentucky's Future: Measures and Milestones 2008 (page 36).
National Service in the Spotlight: 21 Ways to Serve America (Time, Sept. 12, 2008)
AmeriCorps Celebrates 15 Years: America: A Service Nation (Center for American Progress, Sept. 12, 2008)
Serving America: A National Service Agenda for the Next Decade (Center for American Progress, Sept. 18, 2007)
A Time to Serve: The Case for National Service (Time, Sept. 10, 2007)
Volunteering at a 30-year high: Volunteer Growth in America: A Review of Trends Since 1974 (Corporation for National and Community Service, Dec. 2006)
State-Journal - Volunteering: No special skills required (March 21, 2012)
Two of our very own Kentucky AmeriCorps alums, Oyo Fummilayo and Jennifer Byerly, are featured in Stories of Americans With Disabilities in National Service.
Kentucky Living Magazine, December 2011
National Service Impact and Project Highlights in Kentucky