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Volunteer

LifeWorks volunteers

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, Malia Hoffmann, 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 serving our community!

Examples of Volunteer Opportunities with Kentucky Kids on the Block:

Year round

Report CardsGrade and average
Pre/PostGrade and average
MailoutFold letters, stuff and seal envelopes, put address labels on envelopes, sort by zip code
Clean OfficeSweep, mop KOB common areas, clean fridge, wash windows, take out trash, pick up outside trash, etc.
Fundraiser filingPut papers in fundraiser binders in alphabetical order
Paper shreddingShred old files
MailchimpEntering names and emails into mailchimp from fundraiser binders
Thank You CardsWriting thank you cards to donors
Thank You CallsCalling sponsors and donors to thank them for their donation
Confirm Program CallsCall schools to confirm upcoming programs
Data CollectionNEEDS SPECIAL TRAINING: Collecting numbers and data at our programs in schools.

Seasonal

Pound the Pavement, Jul-AugStuff goodie bags, enter registrations. Day-of: Set-up, check-in, timers, hand out goodie bags/shirts, direct traffic, parking help, give out award, break down.
Shamrock Sprint, Feb-MarStuff goodie bags, enter registrations. Day-of: Set-up, check-in, timers, hand out goodie bags/shirts, direct traffic, parking help, give out awards, break down.
Dash for Sheldon, Sept-OctStuff goodie bags, enter registrations. Day-of: Set-up, check-in, timers, hand out goodie bags/shirts, direct traffic, parking help, give out awards, break down.
Jamie’s Shot, AprilStuff 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-Jun/JulStuff goodie bags. Day-of: check-in, set up, break down, deliver lunches and waters, take pictures, hand out goodie bags/shirts.
Garden Tour-JuneDay of: stationed at garden locations, punch and sell tickets, set up/break down, work food tables, give directions.

Youth Board

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 the Bowling Green and Glasgow Christmas parades. If your child would like to join us on the Kids on the Block Youth Board, please email [email protected].

Puppetry Camp

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 18th – 22nd.

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.

Carly Dunn

Grant Professional / Development Assistant

I started working at Kids on the Block as a Development Intern January of 2021. As I was finishing my Bachelors of Arts in Theatre, I fell in love with the puppets! I loved everything we were doing, especially our work in Child Abuse Prevention. Following my graduation from WKU, I was brought on as a Development Assistant and Grant Professional. It’s been an amazing adventure since! 

When I’m not helping with the puppets, you might find me singing, reading, or geeking out over the latest theatre news. I also enjoy trying out new adventures with my husband, Reggie, our dog and two cats.