“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead

Carnegie Center Volunteers are the CHANGE: tutors inspire a love for learning in their students. Classroom assistants are whole-heartedly present as a child reads aloud her first short story. Event and Family Fun & Learning helpers take part in creating memorable evenings that cultivate connections between artists and Kentuckians, parents and children, and foster an appreciation and love for the community.

Be part of Carnegie & make a difference in the Lexington community by learning about volunteer opportunities listed below.

After finding your volunteer fit (opportunities listed below), please fill out and submit the online application. We accept students and adults of all academic backgrounds because the most important thing is the passion and commitment a volunteer brings to Carnegie! Once submitted, one of our volunteer and tutoring directors will email you to discuss additional information about your volunteer experience. Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunities at Carnegie:


Fill out the Volunteer Registration Form and start using your hours to empower today!

Carnegie Clubs: Enthusiastic and dedicated tutors needed to share their love for learning with elementary age students. This after school program offers Carnegie tutoring services in reading, writing, & math in the local elementary schools to students ranging from grades K-5.

Family Fun & Learning Nights: Celebrate family, community, & imaginative learning by volunteering to be a helper at a Family Fun & Learning Night! Groups and individual volunteers needed to help set up and clean up event, run designated kid friendly activities, and add to the fun-spiritedness of the event!

Tutoring: Use an hour to empower! Carnegie Center hosts an on-site tutoring program supporting over 150 students and their dedicated tutors!
*Learn more about becoming part of the tutoring team by visiting http://carnegiecenterlex.org/tutoring/tutoring/.

Event Helpers: From Gallery Hops to readings by Kentucky authors, Carnegie hosts a variety of different events throughout the year. Work “backstage” by helping event coordinators make sure the event run smoothly and successfully!
*For more information on events held at Carnegie, please look above at the EVENTS header at the top of this page.

Classroom Assistants: Be part of the early learning process by volunteering with our pre-school & elementary reading and math groups! Volunteers needed to be assistants to the lead instructor, helping with executing lesson plans and classroom management.

Questions about volunteering? Email Erica Cook, Children’s Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator at Erica@carnegiecenterlex.org.