Service Opportunities

  • The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning is a non-profit family learning center devoted to helping all citizens improve their quality of life. They offer seasonal classes in Writing, Computer Literacy, graphic design, and Language; tutoring for students grades K-12; vibrant youth and family programs and exhibits, readings, and other arts-related events designed to encourage among Central Kentuckians an appreciation for all art forms and for learning in general.
    Sigma Tau Delta encourages its members to become tutors.
  • The Nest—Center for Women, Children and Families is a local, nonprofit organization that promotes healing, stability and well-being of children and families. They do this through four programs: Child Care, Crisis Care, Self-Help Parenting and Domestic Violence Counseling.  They need readers to spend 15 minutes with the children in their child care. You can bring your favorite childhood book, read it to their students and donate it. Or, they will supply you with a book if you are able to come in and read. Be a Story Time Hero, come read and encourage children to develop a love for words and stories that will help them learn throughout life.

    Will you make time in your busy schedule for them? Most of the children to whom they offer care and education come from families who are in crisis. They offer their families respite (free) care while they attend school, look for a job or attend to other family business that will eventually lead to improved stability and well-being for the family. By sharing your time with these children, you will be providing them with a positive role model as a Story Time Hero.

    Please contact Child Care Director Jenny Morris about scheduling a time at or 859-254-1974 ext.28.

Partnership for Successful Schools

Consider volunteering with the Partnership for Successful Schools.  In a nutshell, volunteers are assigned a student in grades 1-3 and meet with that student once a week for 40 minutes.  Tutors may read to/with their student or play reading games.  Booker T Washington, which is not far from campus, is one of the sites that needs volunteers.  The contact person at the organization is Carolyn Jones at

One-to-One mentoring program.  Commit to a weekly 40-minute session working with a 1st or 2nd grader who just needs some extra individual attention with reading skills.  Volunteers do everything from read-aloud to read-along as well as play games and write down stories.  For more information contact Tim Storey, graduate student in English, at <>.

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