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Volunteers are vital to the strength and mission of United Way, and to the strength of our community. There are many ways you can get involved across Central Kentucky! Reading to children, mentoring youth, preparing taxes for hardworking individuals, or stocking shelves at a local food pantry - there are many volunteer opportunities available every day.
 
Mentoring Opportunties

Give 10

Every day in our schools, dedicated volunteers provide meaningful interactions with students and unmatched support for teachers. Whether you want to give an hour a week or an hour a year, there are lots of ways you can get involved with Give 10 to help children in any Fayette County Public School!
 
 
Here are just a few ways you can help make a difference in the life of a child with :
  • Mentoring students
  • Chaperoning field trips
  • Tutoring/reading to students who need individual or small group attention
  • Sharing your expertise with students in class presentation or hands-on activities
  • Supporting extra-curricular activities, like clubs, intramural teams or performing arts groups
You can volunteer as an individual or as a team – just let us know how you want to help and we’ll match you with a school looking for the talents you have to offer.
 

Trailblazers

We are recruiting readers, tutors and mentors – there is something for everyone with passion and commitment to get things done. In Anderson, Clark, Scott and Woodford Counties, adults aged 55+ are needed to impact education through academic and youth development programs through United Way’s RSVP Trailblazers program. 

VIP

The Volunteer Impact Partnership (VIP) is a partnership between United Way, local school districts across our nine county service area, and the Central Kentucky community. VIP works to pair volunteers with local students who are struggling academically with a focus on schools in our region that are classified as “needs improvement” based on KPREP test scores.

The goal of VIP is to provide a consistent, stable relationship with a child or group of children in order to help them advance academically.  Our goal is to match a student with a tutor/mentor who will agree to meet with the student for one hour or more each week throughout the school year.  We are looking to pair a student with a tutor to ensure consistency - allowing for a strong bond to be developed which can help a child succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.  We will attempt to match participating students with a tutor/mentor who has academic strengths or experiences where the student is struggling most.

To learn more about the VIP program, click here.


Volunteer with your company

Employee volunteerism complements financial donations, in-kind gifts, pro bono services and event sponsorship. We help match your company and employee groups with the opportunity that most closely matches their interests and availability, whether it is an afternoon project or a customized day of action. For more information, contact 2-1-1.

To learn more about volunteer opportunties, dial 2-1-1 or email volunteer@uwbg.org today.