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National Volunteer Week at WKU

Across our great nation, many campuses and communities celebrate National Volunteer Week in April, and four Western Kentucky University's  offices are collaborating to encourage campus and community members to volunteer and celebrate volunteers. This year, we will celebrate National Volunteer Week April 12-18, 2015. We have activities planned for different days of the week, and we would appreciate your support in making the week a success.

National Volunteer Week is a partnership between the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships and WKU Student Activities: Leadership & Volunteerism.


National Volunteer Week at WKU


Sunday, April 12th   

The $100 Solution Scavenger Hunt

6:00pm - 7:30pm 

The WKU $100 Solution™ House at 1534 Chestnut Street.

This event will also include free food and end with a cookout.

Sign up to participate by emailing


Monday, April 13th

Healthy Kids for a Healthy Future

Parker Bennett Community Center


10-15 volunteers needed (2:30pm-4:00pm; 4:00pm-6:00pm; or 2:30pm-6:00pm)

Volunteers will be placed in different stations and help the kids with the different activities throughout the event. Activities include: hula-hoops, limbo, racing, and more. 

This project is coordinated by the WKU Student Ambassadors of Service.

Email to sign up to volunteer.


Tuesday, April 14th

Humane Society

1925 Old Louisville Rd.


4-5 volunteers needed

This project includes: animal interaction, walking dogs, spending time with cats and bathing dogs, helping with cleaning duties. Please wear comfortable clothes and no flip flops. Email to sign up to volunteer.


Wednesday, April 15th

WKU Thrift Shop


Downing Student Union 2nd Floor Lobby

Benefiting organization will be based on WKU Thrift Shoppers.

Items can be donated until April 10th. Contact Josclynn at to learn more.


Thursday, April 16th

A Cleaner Community

Kereiakes Park

1220 Fairview Ave.


15 volunteers are needed

Volunteers will help clean up a local park. Shifts may be available for groups. 

This project is coordinated by the WKU Bonner Leaders.

Email to sign up to volunteer.


Friday, April 17th

Bowling Green Boys and Girls Club

Youth Mentoring

2:30 pm- 4:30pm

10-20 Volunteers needed

Project will include playing games and helping with the after school program at the Boys and Girls Club.

This project is coordinated by the WKU Chapter of Student United Way

 Email to sign up to volunteer.



All Week:

The Social Good #nvwwku

Follow @wkualivecenter and @wku_sa all day to learn about volunteer opportunities and win prizes.


This list and a separate list of community service opportunities are available on the website at


2014 Donors and Contributors

Bowling Green Visitor's Bureau


Bruester's Ice Cream


WKU Store

Olive Garden



Start collecting items now!


Thrift Shop items

If you would like to donate items for the Yard Sale, please contact for more information. Items will be accepted until April 10th.

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 Last Modified 4/10/15