Volunteer with KYCC

Get Involved!

Volunteers are an integral part of KYCC. We are dedicated to engaging with members of our community to create real change through our many volunteer opportunities. In 2014-15, we had over 1,000 volunteers! There are many ways to get involved through KYCC programs and events. Whether you are a high school student or a business professional, your time and expertise can help strengthen our community.

Unit Opportunity Description What next? Time Commitment
COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Volunteer Tax Preparer Learn more »
  • Volunteer tax preparers donate their time to make sure those with limited incomes are able to receive tax refunds and credits they are due. With more volunteers providing tax preparation services, many low income families save the high cost of tax preparation and learn of all the wonderful services available at KYCC throughout the entire year.
  • Learn tax prep for low-income families and enable them to receive tax refunds and credits that they are due
  • Good interpersonal skills and comfort with a wide range of people
  • Computer skills for entering tax information
  • Commitment to strengthening families by increasing self-sufficiency
  • Ability to complete IRS Standard of Conduct, Intake/Interview, and basic tax law training and certification (formal training is available)
  • All volunteers are required to pass the Standard of Conduct and Intake/Interview certification. Tax preparers also must pass either Basic or Advance VITA certification.
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2-6 hrs./week or about 20-60 hours from January 15th to April 15th of each year

 

Unit Opportunity Description What next? Time Commitment
ENVIRONMENTAL Volunteer Team Leaders Learn more »
  • Learn how to plant trees
  • Lead other volunteers at tree planting events
  • Attend one training
  • Attend three tree planting events per year
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1 training, 3 events/year

  Volunteer Groups Learn more »
  • One-time beautification or tree planting event, anytime
  • Great for businesses, corporate, large organizations or groups
  • Check out our upcoming events
  • Register
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3 – 3.5 hrs.
  Community Volunteers Learn more »
  • One-time beautification or tree planting event, anytime
  • Great for individuals who want to support by going out in the community
  • Check out our upcoming events
  • Register
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3 – 3.5 hrs.
  Annual May Cleanup Day Learn more »
  • KYCC’s largest cleanup day
  • This year, the cleanup is on May 14, 2016
  • Great for groups or individuals who want to work on cleanup projects in the community
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3 – 3.5 hrs.

 

Unit Opportunity Description What next? Time Commitment
OFFICE SUPPORT Communications Intern Learn more »
  • Learn communications and marketing skills
  • Build social media management
  • Develop website content
  • Help manage media relations
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1 training 10-15 hrs./week

Participation in one agency-wide event

  Graphic Design Intern Learn more »
  • Help create agency materials and merchandise
  • Boost your design portfolio and visibility
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1 training 5-10 hrs./week

Participation in one agency-wide event

  Experienced Photographer or Videographer Learn more »
  • Experienced photographer or videographer to develop, shoot and edit stills and/or short program videos (30-60 seconds).
  • Must have own equipment
  • Help nonprofit marketing by depicting programs and services
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1 two-hour shoot

Post production work

 

Unit Opportunity Description What next? Time Commitment
YOUTH SERVICES After-school Tutor Learn more
  • Work one-on-one with youth ages K-12 on academic and enrichment activities
  • Provide classroom management support to instructors
  • Support administrative aspects of the program such as student observations, meal program, setting up activities, etc.

 

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Minimum twice a week, total of 4 hours weekly. Three-month minimum commitment, however completion of the school year or summer term is highly encouraged.
  Enrichment Leader Learn more
  • With support of classroom instructor, lead enrichment activities for K-12 youth, including but not limited to computer coding, arts, dance, cooking, etc.
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  Guest Speaker Learn more
  • One or multiple presentations on specialty topics relating to, but not limited to careers, college, life skills, the arts or health.
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Minimum of one event.
  Program Intern Learn more
  • Support the administrative, day-to-day, and longterm implementation of Youth Services programs. Duties can include, but are not limited to research, curriculum development, database entry, daily program support and participation in internal and external meetings related to program operations.
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Minimum twice a week, total of 4 hours weekly. Three-month minimum commitment, however completion of the school year  or summer term is highly encouraged.

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