If you are part of a local community organization seeking volunteers for events, Board service or other such needs, please submit the volunteer opportunity here and we will post it to this page.
Contact LYPA’s Community Involvement Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Below are several of Lexington’s current volunteer opportunities.
Visit the Lexington Philharmonic website for volunteer opportunities, and to fill out a volunteer application form. For further information, call their office at 859.233.4226!
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Kentucky Office is looking for passionate and enthusiastic volunteer. MADD is looking for volunteers to help stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking by being an Outreach & Communications Volunteer. This volunteer will help to enhance community awareness of MADD Victim Services by building relationships, educating the community, and connecting community members with needed services. Outreach and communications volunteers will help to solidify the presence of MADD Victim Services in all communities, thereby ensuing that victims/survivors receive the support they need. The time commitment is up to 2-4 hours per week for 6 months. To apply as a volunteer, please call (502) 871-4210 or visit http://www.madd.org/local-offices/ky/volunteer.html.
Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization that partners with volunteers from the business community to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Volunteers teach elementary students about financial literacy and their roles as individuals, workers and consumers, and they prepare middle/high school students for key economic and workforce issues they may face. All materials and curricula are provided by Junior Achievement and developed specifically for each grade level. Volunteers receive training before entering the classroom. For more information visit: https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-bluegrass/volunteer-now
William Wells Brown School+ Program
This is the second year for this program that matches a child, or Little, testing novice or way below grade level in reading, writing, and math with a Big. This Littles are in grades 1st-4th. The program is recruiting over 20 volunteers for the 2016-17 school year. For more information please contact email@example.com
Red Cross Disaster Services
Volunteers will work in teams of two and Disaster Services will provide you with all the materials you need to install smoke alarms in designated homes. If you have not been involved in any of the Home Fire Campaigns, training will be provided for the installations. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Steve Powell at (859) 227-7458
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction
The March of Dimes will host its 2016 Greater Bluegrass Signature Chefs Auction on Friday, November 4, at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa. Presented by UK HealthCare, the event will entertain 350 of Lexington’s corporate, medical, and community leaders coming together to support a great endeavor. Guests will indulge in tastings from over 15 local chefs, complete with a live auction, fabulous drinks, and interactive entertainment. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, working to “improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.” Funds raised at the event support the mission of the March of Dimes. This year’s Event Chair is Dr. Joseph Iocono, Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. As a physician who sees the unfortunate realities of premature birth every day, it is his goal to raise as much money as possible to fund this initiative. As a community we must unite to ensure that all babies are born healthy.
They are looking for volunteers for the night of the event for various projects. Contact Whitney Elswick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls on the Run Central Kentucky Fall 2016 5K
As girls from across our area come together to achieve their goals on 5K day, they will be depending on volunteers like you to help them shine! The GOTR Central KY 5K presented by Buchart Orthodontics will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at Keeneland. Learn more about the opportunities we have for race day, and sign up here: https://
American Cancer Society “Strides to End Breast Cancer” 5K Walk
On Sunday, October 23rd The American Cancer Society is hosting “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”, a 5K walk at Whitaker Bank Ballpark here in Lexington. The event officially begins at 3 p.m., but they will need volunteers all throughout the day, from set-up beginning at 9 a.m. all the way to tearing everything back down in the evening. If you are interested in volunteering, then please sign up here.