Volunteer Opportunities

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Getting involved on campus gives you the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, and build your resume!  The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership is offering multiple ways to get involved this semester, including leadership workshops and the volunteer opportunities listed below.

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community?  Volunteer with us at monthly service projects with community service organizations!  We have opportunities to serve lunch at Lexington Rescue Mission, the Hope Center and help with general cleaning and upkeep at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.  Transportation will be offered from the Newtown campus for the Lexington Rescue Mission & Hope Center project, and from the Cooper campus for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.  You do not have to sign up to volunteer at each date listed, but you are welcome to join us as often as you can!

  • Serve lunch at the Lexington Rescue Mission
    • 1st Wednesday of each month, except in August which will be on a Tuesday (June 5, July 3, August 6)
    • Transportation will leave Newtown Classroom Building at 11:30am, and return at 1:15pm.  If you would like to drive yourself, please arrive by 11:45am.  The address is: 444 Glen  Arvin Ave. Lexington, KY 40508
    • We will get to serve lunch to the residents at the Lexington Rescue Mission.  Please wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
    • June 5th - DIFFERENT TIMES FOR VOLUNTEERING! We have been asked to make sandwiches for clients from 1pm-4pm. Please note this time change from the other volunteer opportunities.
  • Serve lunch at the Hope Center
    • 1st Tuesday of each month (June 4, July 2)
    • Transportation will leave Newtown Classroom Building at 11:30am, and return at 1:15pm.  If you would like to drive yourself, please arrive by 11:45am.  The address is: Jacobs Hope Cafeteria, 299 W Loudon Ave. Lexington, KY 40508
    • We will get to serve lunch to the residents at the Hope Center.  Please wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Help with cleaning and upkeep at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
    • 2nd Wednesday of each month (June 12, July 10, August 14)
    • Transportation will leave Cooper’s Oswald Building at 11:15am, and return at 1:15pm.  If you would like to drive yourself, please arrive by 11:30am.  The address is: 1500 College Way Lexington, KY 40502
    • We will be doing cleaning, general upkeep and possibly some work outside for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.  Please wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Sign up here to volunteer: 

Lexington Rescue Mission:
Hope Center:
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge:
* Will you need transportation for these events?