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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.

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.

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

Boone County

United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky
11 Shelby St.
Florence, KY 41042-1612
Phone: (859) 525-2600 or (859) 252-1775

Calloway County

Murray-Calloway County's GetConnected, Volunteer Murray
Phone: (270) 809-5099
Contact: Jennifer Revell

Fayette County

United Way of the Bluegrass 
100 Midland Ave., Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: (859) 233-4460

Franklin County

United Way of Franklin County
P.O. Box 1544
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 875-1675

Jefferson County

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

McCracken County

Paducah-McCracken County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
1400 H.C. Mathis Dr.
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: (270) 442-8993
Contact: Leslie Prestel

McCreary County

Volunteer McCreary
1 Henderson St., P.O. Box 452
Stearns, KY 42647
Phone: (606) 376-5730
Contact: Amy Combs or Melissa Vanover

Warren County

WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships
1906 College Heights Blvd. #21095
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1095
Phone: (270) 782-0082
Contact: Cheryl Kirby-Stokes

Research on Volunteerism and National Service

Additional reports can be found on the Corporation for National and Community Service Research Reports website.

National Service in Kentucky

Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment Report - Can volunteering be the difference-maker in your next interview? New, ground-breaking research from the Corporation CNCS provides evidence of a relationship between volunteering and finding employment. (June 2013)

Doing Good is Good for You: 2013 Health and Volunteering Study

Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2012 (Kentucky) - 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.

64.5 million or 26.5 percent of adults volunteered between September 2011-September 2012, according to Volunteering in the United States, 2012, a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Feb. 22, 2013.

Volunteering in America 2011 Research Highlights (August 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).

The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A Review of Recent Research (April 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)


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