The RSVP Trailblazers Program is part of a national initiative that provides volunteer opportunities to persons aged 55 and over who want to remain actively involved in the life of their community. The goal is to develop specific volunteer opportunities that utilize the unique skills and interests of each volunteer and pair them with the needs of the community.
RSVP Trailblazers’ specific goal is to focus volunteer talents on greater academic success by tutoring, mentoring and sharing life experiences with our youth and adults. RSVP Trailblazers currently operates in Anderson, Clark, Scott and Woodford Counties. As a United Way of the Bluegrass Program, Trailblazers develop volunteer and resource partnerships with youth and adult education initiatives throughout the Bluegrass.



Click here to apply or call 2-1-1 now to be connected with an organization that has volunteer opportunities to meet the experiences, insights and skills you have to share with youth in your community.

To download a copy of the Volunteer Policies and Procedures Handbook, click here.

RSVP Trailblazers Volunteers have the opportunity to work with children ages 4-18 years performing the following activities:

  • Reading to younger students
  • Assist younger students with the following: multiplication tables, fractions and division
  • Review the following with Head Start students:  colors, shapes, numbers and letters
  • Tutor reading and mathematics
  • Assist in a computer lab
  • Serve in an English as a Second Language classroom
  • Mentor students at mealtimes; share stories, life experiences and pattern manners
  • Assist in a specific subject you know best (Science, Music, Art, Family & Consumer Science, etc.)
  • Help coach a sports team
  • Volunteer with homework prep
  • Work with youth on their instruction and assignments in their vocational fields
  • Mentor students in their chosen profession


For more information about volunteer as an RSVP Trailblazer, please contact:

Mark Matics / / 859 977 7396