Ann Landers says that if you just get out of the house and do things you enjoy, meeting people will take care of itself. As the examples below demonstrate, the opportunities in Louisville to volunteer a few hours of your time each month are so many and so varied that no excuses will be accepted. If nothing listed below floats your boat, even more volunteer opportunities may be found at

Usher for UofL Athletics Call Now
502-852-2471 Maggi Constantz
Here's an application form.
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Want to get out of the house, meet new people, AND watch UofL games? Sign up to be an athletic usher and help provide a superior sports and entertainment experience for the guests at all UofL sporting events. Ushers do not take tickets, sit in stairwells or elevators, or have other duties that would take them away from the action -- they are given premium locations to be able to see the action and interact with fans.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana Call Now
many locations in Louisville and across the river
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In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more: chess, computers, art, finances, field trips, careers, sports, health, community involvement. And -- who knows? You might be there on one of the days when Jennifer Lawrence is there, too!

Habitat for Humanity Louisville Call Now
1115 S. 4th Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203
You can do construction, or photography, or family nurture, or fund-raising, or... just about anything to help get people into their own homes.

Kentucky Center for the Arts Call Now
501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Kentucky Center for the Arts has over 600 active and friendly volunteers who contribute tens of thousands of service hours each year. Kentucky Center Volunteers are the first persons patrons see when they arrive, and the last they see as they leave.

Kentucky Humane Society Call Now
241 Steedy Drive, Louisville, KY 40214
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Why Should I Help?
- To be a part of a dedicated team helping adoptable animals in our community.
- To meet new friends.
- To enhance your skills and resume.
- To overload on lots of wet kisses, soft purrs, paw prints, and tail wags!

Locust Grove Call Now
561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Locust Grove is an important National Historic Landmark, and volunteers are essential to the daily operation of the site. Whether your interests are gardening, history, research, or retail, Locust Grove needs you!

Louisville Science Center Call Now
502-561-6100, ext. 6140 or 6141
Attn: Volunteer Office
727 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky
Trade your time helping at the Musem for free IMAX tickets!

Louisville Zoo Call Now
1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY
Share your time, talent and enthusiasm in a stimulating environment and you won't go away empty handed. Volunteer benefits include learning about the animal world, its ecology and conservation, making new friends, developing new skills and contributing to the quality of life in your community.

Raptor Rehabilitation Program Call Now
Raptor Rehab of Kentucky, Incorporated
P.O. Box 18002, Louisville, Kentucky 40261
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Raptor Rehab of Kentucky, Incorporated, (RROKI), is an organization devoted to the rehabilitation and care of injured raptors (birds of prey) and the education of the public concerning a raptor's place in the ecosystem. As a volunteer with RROKI, you will have opportunities to participate in public and school presentations, medical treatment of sick or injured raptors, and the maintenance of birds used for educational programs. Seriously cool. Glorious birds.

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"This is a group for anyone interested in helping other people (or animals). The smallest act of kindness can have a huge impact for those in need. Looking forward to meeting others who want to work together and help those in our community. Please feel free to share your ideas for us to help as many 501(C)(3) organizations (or charities) as possible! "