“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Carnegie Center volunteers are the change. Tutors inspire a love for learning in their students. Classroom assistants are wholeheartedly 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 the Carnegie Center and make a difference in the Lexington community by learning about volunteer opportunities listed below.

After finding your volunteer fit, 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, our volunteer and/or tutoring directors will email you to discuss additional information about your volunteer experience.

Online Application

Opportunities at Carnegie:

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

Enthusiastic and dedicated tutors needed to share their love for learning with elementary age students. This after-school outreach tutoring program matches a tutor with a student in 1st or 2nd grade for one-on-one tutoring in reading, writing, and math. Tutoring pairs meet every Tuesday at Booker T. Washington Elementary from 3:00-4:00 pm and every Thursday at Arlington Elementary from 2:45-3:45 pm.
Celebrate family, community, & imaginative learning by volunteering to be a helper at a Family Fun & Learning Night! Volunteers needed from 4:30-7:30 pm to help run kid-friendly crafts and activities, serve dinner to families, and help with clean-up.
Use an hour to empower! Carnegie Center hosts an on-site tutoring program supporting over 200 students and their dedicated tutors! Learn more about becoming part of the tutoring team by visiting https://carnegiecenterlex.org/tutoring/.
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 runs smoothly and successfully! For more information on events held at Carnegie, please look above at the EVENTS header at the top of this page.
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.
Email Erica Cook, Children’s Outreach and Volunteer Director at erica@carnegiecenterlex.org. (Se habla español.)

We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame and writers and readers of all levels.

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251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507


(859) 254-4175

Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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