“Service Learning” is a phrase that colleges and high schools across America have adopted in recent years to refer to a type of community engagement that specifically benefits students.
Volunteer opportunities are published bimonthly with the intention of giving you, the student, firsthand access to various service learning opportunities.
This semester comes with a special emphasis on Community Centric Issues. That is to say, how you can best help, cater to, and help alleviate those issues. The idea is simple: take a look at the opportunities below, get involved, help someone.
Hands-on Opp: Volunteers will spend time in Chavies, immersing themselves in the volunteer lifestyle. Not only will volunteers help ASP repair certain on-site (i.e. at ASP’s main office) issues, but will have the option of venturing out to various housing locations to aid resident volunteers repair severe and moderate damages to homes across the region.
Clerical Opp: Interact with and present information regarding your community and perceptions of community service to visiting resident volunteers. Exchange cultural points of reference and help augment the perception of your region while immersing yourself in an environment of volunteerism. An excellent learning opportunity for all involved.
Contact Karissa @ email@example.com and/or (606) 887-0741.
Hands-on opportunities: raking, pruning and watering the herb garden, tidying storage spaces, sweeping interior and exterior spaces, picking up litter from park grounds. Transferring VHS cassettes to DVDs. Necessary equipment provided.
Clerical opportunity: collaborate with museum director in producing museum’s first E-Zine.
Contact Martha Quigley @ (606) 439-4325.
Hospice is one of Hazard’s most versatile volunteer venues. Opportunities range from event planning, playing music, and caretaking to making phone calls and organizing books. The following opportunities, though diverse, represent only a fraction of available activities.
CARE CENTER NEEDS
For more information please call Linda at (606) 439-2111 or 1-800-560-1101.
Volunteering for a cause like precarious or inadequate housing immerses you in pressing community issues and offers you the opportunity to aid those affected in concrete ways. Homelessness isn’t the only housing issue facing our community. Inadequate housing is rampant and the needs of those living in dire situations are difficult to meet with a small number of volunteers. Seize the following opportunities ASAP and help those who are not in a position to effectively help themselves.
April 12th, 15th, and 16th from 8 AM until 4 PM. People can volunteer for whatever amount of time they would like. No experience is needed as our carpenters will be on site to guide the project plans. There is no cost for the volunteers. Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt as part of our appreciation.
We will build the floors, walls, roof, and porches of a 30’ x 60’ home for a family of 12. It’s a widowed mother who husband died only a few months ago.
The HCTC Mentoring Program will assist new students with transition to college life, assist them during difficult times, provide them with guidance and advice, and will ultimately help them make their college experience more successful and satisfying.
For more information view the Mentoring Booklet (PDF)
Perform your service learning in the midst of one the most beautiful landscapes in America. Buckhorn State Park needs volunteers to help with the following tasks.
Contact Ranger Bachelder @ firstname.lastname@example.org and/or (606) 398-7251.
The Rising Center provides an array of services to adult and child victims of sexual assault in KRCC’s eight county area. In doing so, it works closely with local health service agencies, criminal justice systems, and social service agencies to ensure a coordinated system of reliable and appropriate care. Our goal is to work alongside every day community volunteers to eradicate sexual violence through service, activism, and awareness. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:
Volunteer Medical Advocacy- Volunteers respond to calls from our local emergency rooms to provide support to recent survivors of sexual assault, as well as friends or family members who may also be present in the hospital setting. Medical advocates can give information on the hospital process, and offer follow up counseling services from The Rising Center. Our advocates work alongside medical professionals and law enforcement as part of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).
Office Assistance- Volunteers help keep our Hazard center running by helping to answer business phones, greet clients at the door, file and distribute collected donations.
Outreach Assistance- Volunteers staff booths and tables at community awareness events, festivals, and celebrations to promote awareness about sexual violence and the services provided by The Rising Center. Information packets and other items are distributed to clinics, hospitals, health departments or other areas the volunteers feel they are needed.
Note: Volunteers receive 40 hours of state-mandated training, plus continuing education opportunities, supervision, and support. This training is set up with busy individuals in mind. Training times can be tailored to potential volunteer’s schedule.
For more information contact Heather Caudill at (606)436-5761 ext. 7809 or email@example.com