Western Kentucky University

ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

How the ALIVE Center can help you make a differenceYoung man tutoring a young boyfour volunteers with Habitat for Humanity working on a house


Join the Student Ambassadors of Service! 


The Student Ambassadors of Service (SAS) at Western Kentucky University increase awareness of social issues and community needs, while also identifying ways for students to get involved addressing those topics through a diverse set of programs and projects.

Student Ambassadors of Service also serve in an advisory capacity to the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships regarding its initiatives and programs affecting students. The SAS provide feedback on communications and marketing of meaningful service to students. The SAS speak to groups and organizations about meaningful service as well as coordinate programs to raise awareness on issues in the community. 

Learn more and get involved!


WKU Food Pantry 

The Food Pantry was created to serve WKU students, faculty, and staff that are in need of food assistance. Items include canned goods, dry goods, and soon will include fresh vegetables grown in the WKU Community Garden in the backyard of the Office of Sustainability. Donations of food, funding, or volunteer time are always welcome.
The Food Pantry is here to serve the needs of all campus community members, whether for one meal or fifteen. Proof of need of assistance (such as EBT eligibility) is not required.

Food Pantry Hours:
Monday 8-10 & 11-3
Tuesday 12-5
Wednesday 11-4
Thursday 2-4
Friday 8-11


Hotel Inc. Food For All Community Garden

Calling all gardeners and wanna be gardeners!  Hotel Inc. needs your help! Without volunteers their programs cannot sustain themselves.  No experience is required.  Volunteer to help out in the garden.  Work days are Tuesday 4-6pm and Saturday 8-10:30am.   The Food For All Community Garden is located at 4358 Smallhouse Road.  For more information, please contact Katie@hotelincbg.com or call 270-782-1263. 


URGENT! The International Center is in Need of ESL Teachers  .

They are in a desperate need for ESL volunteers. Their ESL classes are from 10.00am to 1.00pm Monday through Thursday. For now, they have two levels, beginners and intermediate.

If you are interested, please visit their office between now and Friday, and talk to Albert, Evelina, or Shanika.


Groups that Volunteer

The ALIVE Center keeps a listing of groups that volunteer in the community. Visit our civic organization page to view the list of organizations that may help you with your volunteer needs.


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 Last Modified 8/11/14