Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Kentucky Kids on the Block. We look forward to getting to know you! We always need volunteers to help out around the office or assist at fundraising events. We have six major fundraisers each year and smaller community events where we participate. Whether you are an individual who wants to serve your community, or group from a business or school group (ages 15+), there are many opportunities to help Kids on the Block! All volunteers need to fill out our volunteer application (Groups need point of contact to fill out first, then volunteers.) This helps us know where we can best use your many talents and skills, and to schedule best days and times for you to come in. If you are part of a group, we would need to set up a face-to-face meeting with your point of contact to establish a relationship before your group volunteers. Please email our Volunteer Program Coordinator, Regina Pedigo, at [email protected] or call us at 270-842-2259 to set up a meeting or to learn more about our volunteer program. Thank you for wanting to serve our community!
|Feedback Forums||Grade and average|
|Pre/Post||Grade and average surveys|
|Mailout||Fold letters, stuff and seal envelopes, put address labels on envelopes, sort by zip code|
|Clean Office||Sweep, mop KOB common areas, clean fridge, wash windows, take out trash, pick up outside trash, etc.|
|Fundraiser filing||Organize papers into fundraiser binders|
|Paper shredding||Shred old files|
|Mailchimp||Entering names and emails into mailchimp from fundraiser binders|
|Thank You Cards||Writing thank you cards to donors|
|Thank You Calls||Calling sponsors and donors to thank them for their donation|
|Confirm Program Calls||Call schools to confirm upcoming programs|
|Data Collection||NEEDS SPECIAL TRAINING: Collecting numbers and data at our programs in schools.|
|Pound the Pavement, Jul-Aug||Stuff goodie bags. Day-of: Set-up, check-in, timers, hand out goodie bags/shirts, direct traffic, parking help, give out award, break down.|
|Shamrock Sprint, Feb-Mar||Stuff goodie bags. Day-of: Set-up, check-in, timers, hand out goodie bags/shirts, direct traffic, give out awards, break down.|
|Dash for Sheldon, March-April||Stuff goodie bags. Day-of: Set-up, check-in, timers, hand out goodie bags/shirts, direct traffic, give out awards, break down.|
|Jamie’s Shot, Aug-Sept||Stuff goodie bags. Day-of: check-in, set up, break down, deliver lunches, overlooking games, hand out goodie bags.|
|All fundraisers:||Call past participants to let them know upcoming dates and registration is open, put up posters.|
|Points for Points- May-June||Stuff goodie bags. Day-of: check-in, set up, break down, deliver lunches and waters, take pictures, hand out goodie bags/shirts.|
|Garden Tour-June||Day of: stationed at garden locations, punch and sell tickets, set up/break down, work food tables, give directions.|
The Kids on the Block Youth Board consists of children ranging from 2nd through 6th grade. Our Youth Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 4:30-5:30p. The purpose of our Youth Board is to introduce children to philanthropy at an early age with the hope of them continuing to be engaged as they grow up. Our Youth Board view the Kids on the Block programs, sharing their reactions and opinions on what they liked, what they didn’t like, the puppets’ clothes, and whether the wording in the script is up to date. The Youth Board also helps prepare for Kids on the Block activities, by filling goody bags for our events, volunteer at our kids runs, and participate in community parades. If your child would like to join us on the Kids on the Block Youth Board, please email [email protected].
The Kids on the Block Puppetry Camp offers kids the opportunity to learn basic puppetry skills, all while having fun. Each day campers will watch a Kids on the Block program, make a puppet, and learn their own short programs. On the last day of camp, the children will present their puppets, and perform their own programs for their families. Guest speakers will teach children about different styles of puppetry, puppet building, acting, and different types of performances.
This year’s camp will be from July 10th – 14th.
Camp is open to children ages 6-12, and runs from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Lunch is provided each day courtesy of camp sponsors. Space is limited to 15 campers.