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Clerical Volunteer Opportunities



Alvaton Fire Department-- Fire Corps

Contact Number: 270-793-0832


The Alvaton Fire Department is also looking for volunteers to assist in ways other than fighting fire. The Fire Corps supports the fire department in many ways here are a few, public education, CPR, child seat installation, photography, fund raising, data entry, computer programs and rehabilitation for fire fighters at fire scenes. These are just a few areas we use our volunteers, just about any area in the fire service volunteers from the Fire Corps are used. A Fire Corps volunteer must be 18 years of age or have a parent or guardian as a member. The must pass a back ground check through the State Of Kentucky and private sources. Also they must follow bylaws and standard operating guild lines set by the department and its board of directors.


American Red Cross

South Central Kentucky Chapter

Contact Number: 781-7377

Needs volunteers for:

Board Member: Volunteers are needed to serve on the South Central Kentucky Chapter's board of directors to help to establish policy and direction.

Disaster Clerical: Volunteers are needed to assemble class packets, stamp brochures, and distribute disaster safety information in the neighborhood as necessary.

Publicity aide: Volunteers are needed for computer data entry.

Pinch-Hitter Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to help with unanticipated or irregular tasks as they arrive.

Clerical: Volunteers are needed to assist with bulk mailing, filing, and inventory etc.

Special Projects: Volunteers are needed to assist with various duties for fundraising and special events.


Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center

Contact Number: 783-4357

The Center provides crisis intervention services for victims of child sexual abuse and their non-offending parents or caregivers by working closely the members of the region’s multidisciplinary teams in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren Counties. Volunteers provide a wide array of support to the Center’s mission and the services it provides to children and families. Volunteers are required to be 18 years of age, complete an interview before and after the completion of 24 hours of training, complete criminal and central registry background checks, and provide references from the community before working with the Center. The training includes topics such as confidentiality, roles and boundaries, child sexual abuse, cycle of abuse and violence, medical and counseling issues, legal issues, mandated reporting, the Kentucky Unified Juvenile Code & the KRS. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least 6 month service with a minimum of 20 hours monthly requirement. A $10 training fee is required. For more information and for training dates, call 270-783-4357.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

Office Volunteer: Provide general clerical and administrative assistance. This may include answering phones, filing, and working on special projects as needed.

Special Events Volunteer: Assist with BRACAC special events, such as fundraisers, training, etc. Responsibilities may include helping with event set-up, registration tables and invitations.


Warren County Public Library - Main Branch

Contact Number: 270-781-4882 ext. 207

Needs volunteers shelving DVDs and other audiovisual materials. Volunteers may be asked to assist with special events including Summer Reading Program, SOKY Book Fest, and book sales. All volunteers must go through a short interview before they are scheduled. Volunteers need to be at least 14 years old and in the 8th grade. All potential volunteers must fill out a Volunteer Application Form (available at any branch) in order to be considered for volunteer work. Juveniles under 18 years old must have a parent/guardian sign the form.



Contact Number: 800-928-1183, 270-782-3162 ext. 244

Looking for community volunteers to help us continue to provide our services to the public. These are some ways that we encourage volunteers to participate in the Barren River Asset Building Coalition's efforts to help the low/moderate income taxpayers in our region.

Get the word out: Our services can help a great number of taxpayers in the communities that we serve. By distributing information about coalition services (Flyers, door-hangers, etc.), volunteers can directly impact how many people know about the coalition's efforts and the number of taxpayers that take advantage of this money-saving opportunity.

Become a vita site greeter: At each VITA Site, there is a need for greeters. A greeter welcomes taxpayers as they walk in, gives them the correct forms to fill out, and helps them complete those forms if they require any help. A greeter may also be required to answer some phone calls when tax preparers are busy with customers. It is a great way for volunteers to familiarize themselves with the program and learn how VITA Sites are set up and operate. By participating as a greeter, volunteers help the community while gaining experience and knowledge with their interpersonal and organizational skills. You do not have to be IRS certified to volunteer as a greeter.

Become a Tax Preparer: This the position that in years past, the coalition has needed the most. VITA tax preparers are responsible for, that's right, preparing peoples taxes. As a preparer, you will work one-on-one with taxpayers to ensure that they file a complete and quality tax return. You will be trained and become comfortable using TaxWise software to file tax returns and use a quality review process to guarantee to accuracy of each return. Volunteer tax preparers utilize their personal, basic math, computer, and organizational skills to help them apply their knowledge of tax law to each individual taxpayer's situation. Each volunteer MUST become certified by the IRS at a "basic" level before filing taxes for the coalition. To learn more about becoming certified, visit the web site of the IRS and type, "link and learn" into the search field. www.irs.gov

Volunteers must be 18 years or older. If you are interested in this exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunity, please visit http://www.casoky.org/brabc. Please e-mail us at: fthornton@casoky.org, volunteer@brabc.com or info@brabc.com, or call 270-782-3162, 800-928-1183.


The Center for Courageous Kids

Contact Number: 618-2900 ext. 230

Family Weekends and summer camp programs: Volunteers needed to help run activities and interact with campers. 

Office Support: Provide general office assistance with answering phones, filing documents, preparing mailings, and assisting with general computer work.

Special Events: Assist development staff with implementing various fundraising and speaking engagements throughout the year. These events may include anything from bake sales and camp tours to onsite fundraisers.

Please contact the Volunteer Recruiter with any questions: skeltner@courageouskids.org or 270-618-2900 x230


Child Care Resource and Referral

Contact Number: 745-2216

Needs volunteers who are interested in supporting quality programs for children and their families. Opportunities include: office volunteers, technology assistance, workshop presenters, authors, and fundraising/resource seeking. Support and training is provided to make the volunteer experience successful.

Office Volunteers: Answering the telephone, copying materials, preparing mailings, and general clerical duties.

Technology Assistance: Assistance in creating pod casts; updating web pages; maintaining equipment; and other technology related tasks.

Workshop Presenters: Planning and presenting workshops for program administrators; teachers of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children; parents; and others who work with children.

Authors: Writing short articles and lists of resources for newsletter, magazine, flyers, public service announcements, listservs, online forum, and web page.

Fundraiser/Resource Seeker: Identifying local businesses and requesting donations of goods and services to benefit programs serving children; writing grant proposals; assisting with online fundraising; helping to person fundraisers held; looking for and requesting free resources to distribute to parents, children, and programs at special events; assisting with public relations and marketing activities.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ms. Heather Alms at 270-745-2216 or at heather.alms@wku.edu.


City of Bowling Green -- Neighborhood Services

Contact Number:  Karen Foley (270) 393-3674

Looking for some volunteer help to work on a scanning/filing project.  There are several years of SNAP Grant files in binders that need to be scanned and saved so the binders can be discarded.  The volunteer would be using a copy machine with scanning functions to scan and name the documents, which will then be saved onto a disc.


Historic Preservation Board

Contact Number: 842-1953

The Board is looking for a data entry volunteer to assist with the Warren County Documentation Project. The ideal candidate must be available to work in the office during normal business hours and days and will enter information from handwritten forms into an Excel database. This is an ongoing project. Accuracy is much more important than speed.

Please call Robin Zeigler at 270-842-1953.



Contact Number: 782-1263

Office Assistance Volunteers: 2 times per month. You may select the days. Duties may be filing, doing Thank-you letters, filling out indictment cards, or checking obituaries for clients who have passed away.

Receptionist: Anytime 9:00am-3:00pm Tuesday-Friday. Answer the phones; refer clients to help for their needs, record information.


International Center

Contact Number: 781-8336

806 Kenton Street, Bowling Green, needs a volunteer to periodically update and maintain their website using FrontPage. This would be a great opportunity for a high school or university student.

For more information about International Center, please see our website, www.internationalcenter.ky.net If you are interested in a Volunteer Position please contact the center at 270-781-8336.


Kentucky Legal Aid State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Contact Number: 782-1924

Program Focus:

To educate and assist older adults in making informed decisions based on their circumstances.

Volunteer Job Descriptions:

Assistant:The Assistant reports to the Benefits Counseling Director. The Assistant prepares and mails out any press releases for the program. The Assistant will also prepare any advertising to promote the program. The assistant can also prepare brochures and flyers for SHIP program use, along with other materials. This position requires a minimal time commitment of approximately once a month.

Distribution Agent: The Distribution Agent reports to the Benefits Counseling Director. The Distribution Agent is responsible for printing and distributing materials to various locations within the community. This position requires use of personal vehicle. This position requires a minimal quarterly time commitment.

Benefits Counselor: The Benefits Counselor reports to the Benefits Counseling Director. The Counselor will assist clients with any Medicare issues, with particular emphasis on Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D. This position requires the ability to work independently with little supervision. This position requires a monthly time commitment with more during the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period.

Recruiter: The Recruiter reports to the Benefits Counseling Director. The Recruiter will assist program staff in recruiting new volunteers and identifying volunteer opportunities.

All volunteers are required to sign confidentiality agreements and receive HIPPA training. For more information please go to http://www.klaid.org/KLA_SHIP_Vol.aspx or contact Melissa Powell (mpowell@klaid.org ) or Daniel Curry (dcurry@klaid.org) at 782-1924.


Owensboro's Unique Botanical Garden

Contact Number: 852-8925

Needs Your Volunteer Help!

Spend a delightful morning or afternoon in the beautiful surrounds of the Garden while acting as a Greeter to our visitors. We are asking that you help the Garden by spending three hours with us on Saturdays or Sundays, 9-12 or 12-3, in April. As the first contact for visitors touring the Garden you will set the tone of their visit with your welcome. Since greeters will work in pairs, one of you may wish to stroll among the gardens and visit with guests while enjoying the Garden yourself. You will be provided with a shaded tented area in which to do your greeting.

Responsibilities include: Greeting of guests, collecting admission fees, providing visitors with a map of the grounds and schedule of upcoming events, encouraging them to participate in them, discussing the benefits of becoming a member of the Garden, including free admission (to be effective with this visit), encourage them to join, provide them with an Invitation to Join and hopefully collect their membership fee. (Informing them that membership is tax deductible.)Encouraging visitors to volunteer their time at the Garden

Greeters should familiarize themselves with the various areas and features within the Garden, easily done by a self guided tour. We can assure you that this will be a pleasant experience and time well spent while helping our Garden grow.

To volunteer contact: Susie Tyler, Director, Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, 25 Carter Road, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303, wkbg@bellsouth.net, 270-852-8925, www.wkbg.org


Public Theatre of Kentucky

Contact Number: 781-6233

The following volunteer opportunities are available:

General Office Assistance-phones, reservations, filing, etc.

Marketing & Promotion-FAXing PSA's to community partners, scheduling radio/TV interviews, delivering audio PSA's and media complimentary tickets, distribution of posters, etc.

For more information on any of these opportunities contact Delia Brown at 270-781-6233.


Riverview at Hobson Grove

Contact Number: 843-5565

Special events; clerical and bulk mail assistants; museum gift shopkeeper; docent; Friends Board; Timeless Manners Committee; Tea and Luncheon Committee; gardens and grounds. Anyone with an interest in historic houses or the Civil War or Victorian period, who wants to learn more about 19th century lifestyle and customs, and who is willing to make a meaningful contribution to Riverview's mission.

If interested call 270-843-5565.


Western's Public Broadcasting Services

Contact Number: 745-5039

A number of volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year at Western's Public Radio or Western's Public Television. Opportunities may include answering phones on air fund drives; typing public service announcements; pulling music from the music library; filing; stuffing envelopes; shredding; labeling the Choice Program Guide; camera operator; camera assistants; lighting assistants.

For more information contact Billie Adkins at 745-5039.


Warren County Prevention Partnership

Contact Number: 282-5555

Several openings for drug free volunteers to be part of and coordinate programs such as Skate Against Drugs, Bowl Against Drugs, Celebrity lunches, etc. Volunteers are additionally needed to assist the Webmaster to work on revising and maintaining the website. Many new programs are being formed that require dedicated volunteers who truly care about the community and youth. Warren County Prevention Partnership programs include DARE, Reach For Your Dreams and Check It Out.

Contact Captain Joe Jakub for additional information at 270-282-5555

 Last Modified 6/26/14