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YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAMS
Spring & Summer 2012 Volunteer Opportunities
Family Fun & Learning Nights: Tuesdays, April 17, May 15 and June 12, volunteers needed from 5:00-8:00 pm. Families enjoy an evening of fun-filled crafts, activities and free dinner. Volunteers will help set-up, run activity tables, serve dinner and clean-up. Approximately 20 volunteers needed per evening; a perfect opportunity for a small group or club!
Early Learner Book Club: Saturdays, April 24 & May 19 from 11:00am-Noon. Help 3-5 year olds with playing games, singing songs and creating crafts focused on the theme of a book. 3-5 volunteers are needed each month.
Tutoring: Contact Carol Bradford,Tutoring Coordinator, for information on Summer and School Year Long Tutoring.
Northern Elementary ESP Literary Arts Program: June 27-July 1: 8:30-10:15am. Volunteers will help set-up and take down activities, assist kids with journal making, writing, performance, book reading and activities. Volunteers not needed on Thursday June 30. A meeting with the Outreach Coordinator is required before the start of the program.
William Wells Brown ESP Literary Arts Program: July 11-July 15: 8:30-10:15am.Volunteers will help set-up and take down activities, assist kids with journal making, writing, performance, book reading and activities. Volunteers not needed on Thursday June 30. A meeting with the Outreach Coordinator is required before the start of the program.
Kentucky Great Writers Series: June 5 An evening of open mic time, featured readings and refreshments at the Carnegie Center! 2 volunteers needed from 3:30-4:00 and 2 volunteers needed from 6:30-9:00.
Gallery Hop: Friday, April 20. The Carnegie Center is a stop on this monthly community event. Volunteers are needed to help set-up the week of, and facilitate and serve refreshments the night of the gallery opening. 4 volunteers are needed.
Weekly, Monthly, & Quarterly Volunteers
Mailing Helpers: Quarterly updates are sent out to approximately 500 people. Volunteers help label and stamp envelopes, fold newsletters, and stuff envelopes. This is a great way to obtain easy service hours!
Outreach Fair Helpers: Volunteers are needed to help pass out books, help with hands on activities and appropriately represent the Carnegie Center. No training required, however, some knowledge of the Carnegie Center beforehand is appreciated.
Reading & Tutoring Room Assistants: We are looking for someone to visit one hour each week, preferably at the same, to help keep these spaces in order. Volunteer would be responsible for organizing and restocking the book shelves, cleaning off tables and making sure the room is tidy. Once a month volunteers can use their creativity to decorate the wall in the reading room based on a specific theme and create educational spaces in the tutoring room. Volunteers will work with the Tutoring Coordinator.
Group Service: Ideas and opportunities are always welcome. Please contact the Carnegie Center (859-254-4175) to learn how you can get involved.
BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND CLEAN-UP DAYS
Perfect for groups! We are always looking for people to sort our books, clean up the reading and tutoring rooms and do general building clean-up. Raking, weeding, painting, organizing, etc. We can plan a group clean-up day, or individuals can volunteer on a one-time basis.
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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.