The work of UCHM would not be possible without our support from over 350 volunteers. From combating hunger to enriching the lives of youth there are many ways to get involved at UCHM.
Current volunteer opportunities:
Emergency Assistance Program
Food Pantry Volunteer – Volunteer in our food pantry Monday – Friday 1:00 – 4:00pm, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 1:00 – 6:00pm on Tuesday. Food pantry volunteers assist with stocking and organizing food, assembling food boxes for families, and helping clients with their needs.
Donation Pick-up – Donation pick-up volunteers transport food donations to and from various partners including the Dare to Care Main Warehouse and Kroger. Schedules for drivers are flexible during the daytime on weekdays. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation needed.
Utility Assistance Volunteer – Utility assistance volunteers provide one-on-one support to clients needing financial assistance with electric or water bills. Volunteers are needed Monday – Friday, from 1-4pm.
Virtual Opportunity: S.O.A.R. Program Volunteer – Volunteers meet virtually with clients who participate in our SOAR program, a pilot program created to provide financial assistance for LG&E up to $200 per month for 6 months. Clients who enroll in the program work with volunteers to develop and complete self-sufficiency goals in order to stay enrolled in the program. During monthly meetings volunteers help to complete a monthly progress report and discuss the ongoing progress towards meeting the goals they set.
Meals on Wheels Volunteer – Meals on Wheels provides warm meals to homebound seniors. Meals on Wheels Volunteers transport warm meals to seniors in the Louisville area while also providing a welfare check and social support. This opportunity is available weekday mornings.
Community Meal Volunteer – Volunteers assist the senior program coordinator with meal preparation during the weekly senior community meals. Volunteers also provide support with recreational activities and visit with seniors during senior activities. This opportunity is available Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30am – 1:00pm.
United Learning Day Program – Volunteers provide support to students through guidance with virtual learning (Non-traditional instruction), tutoring, and mentoring. The program runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays and has daily sessions from 9am – 12pm and 1pm-4pm. The program is designed to ensure students have adequate support as they work through virtual assignments and learn new educational concepts while participating in distance learning.
United Learning After-School Program Volunteer – Volunteers provide homework help and tutoring to students enrolled in the United Learning after-school program as well as assist with enrichment activities. This program follows the JCPS schedule and operates after-school from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. UCHM asks that volunteers commit to at least two hours a week for one academic semester.
United Learning Summer Camp Leaders – Camp leaders provide supervision and support during the 6-week enrichment summer camp series. The United Learning camp includes fun and exciting field trips, on-site activities, and other hands-on learning opportunities. Camp Leaders must commit to 4 hours once a week for a minimum of one camp week.
Front Desk Volunteer – Volunteers assist with administrative duties such as answering the UCHM phone, fielding client questions, and coordinating communication between clients and food pantry volunteers. Shifts are available from 9am – 1pm and 1pm – 4pm.
Service Learning and Groups
Is your group looking for a service learning project? UCHM works with many community groups through schools, churches, and businesses to develop a volunteer project that fits your group.s needs. Contact us today to talk about how we can provide a meaningful volunteer experience to your group.
To apply, please click the button below to fill out our volunteer application. If you are over 18, please download the background check by clicking the link below and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail/deliver to 150 South State Street, Louisville, KY 40206. Feel free to contact Emily Purdy at email@example.com with any questions.