Western Kentucky University

ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Volunteer Opportunities

With Special Needs and Disability

 

Active Day Center Socialization

Contact Number: 782-6443

Active Day Center Socialization with clients; one-on-one meeting time; sitting with clients during meals, assist with planned activities for our clients such as bingo, arts and crafts, games, guest speakers, music, singing. Interested volunteers must be 18 years and older and have a TB test which they must pay for themselves. Clients are mentally and/or physically challenged adults from age 18 & up. Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. and on Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Training includes a 30 minute orientation and shadowing during the first couple of visits.

For more information call Carrie West at 782-6443.

 

Disability Resource Initiative

Contact Number: 796-5992

Adult outreach through the personal care attendant program and computer training. Teach basic reading, math, basic household management skills; office work; assist with home modification projects. Volunteers are also needed in assisting the blind with activities such as reading their mail. Volunteers needed for home and yard spring cleanup and building ramps for the homes of the disabled. Volunteers are also need for special events and to help with mailing list.

Please contact Marilyn Mitchell at (270) 796-5992 or email at marilyn@dri-ky.org

 

Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries, Inc.

Contact Number:  846-0565

Evergreen Presbyterian MInistries, Inc. is a nonprofit agency that supports individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities through supported living, adult training, and creative arts.  Their mission is to help individuals with disabilities build better lives.  Their 2012 goals include establishing a creative arts program for their recipients that would incorporate an art exhibit for one of their featured artists. 

They are in need of art volunteers who would be willing to work with their recipients to learn a new art form (i.e. jewelry making, pottery making, etc.).  They are also interested in volunteer opportunities for their recipients to participate in, specifically working with animals. Or lead activities like games and puzzles.

Volunteers willing to teach life skills to our clients are also wanted. 

There is also a need for volunteers to lead a fitness class engage our clients in exercise. 

 Last Modified 7/22/13