Have you ever thought about taking on a second job? Maybe one that doesn’t pay anything at all? The idea is more appealing than you might think—so appealing that one in three Louisvillians does it each year, a rate higher than the national average. Volunteering is hotter than ever, and it’s easy to take part. Even some of Louisville’s biggest businesses are getting into the act of giving away their time and energy.
To determine whether you’re ready to be a volunteer, consider these questions:
- What are you interested in doing?
- How much time do you have available and when?
- What skills do you have or want to develop?
- Are there any specific populations you do/don’t want to work with?
The organizations featured in our look at volunteering are Metro United Way and the Home of the Innocents. Another local group that will help you make a volunteering connection is Hands On Louisville.
Louisville Life’s Jayne McClew, who hosts the segment, is also a local volunteer. She gives her time to One for All (1975 Douglass Blvd. in the Highlands, 451-1963), an upscale resale store which helps support people living with AIDS and HIV at the House of Ruth and Glade House.
- Program 116
- A look at volunteering in Louisville, Southern Indiana’s Derby Dinner Playhouse, the 2007 DinnerWorks showcase exhibit, and an update on the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. (#116)