You can help make a difference by providing the most personal gift you can give…your time. You can be somebody who cares.
Each year, more than 250 volunteers generously give of themselves — their time, talents and treasures — to a variety of Centerstone Kentucky programs in order to help our community flourish. Generally, hours are flexible so you can volunteer as frequently as you wish.
To serves as a volunteer at Centerstone Kentucky, you must:
- Be over 18 years of age
- Be dependable, reliable, trustworthy, nonjudgmental, and caring
- Complete an application, reference check, and criminal records check
- Complete a 2-step tuberculosis test (requires 2 needle sticks and 2 readings)
- Be free from any current criminal justice involvement (including probation or parole or have current court dates)
Below are the volunteer opportunities listed by clients served. Please review the volunteer position descriptions to find the position best suited to the area you would like to serve.
Click here to complete the Volunteer Interest Form. Save this form then e-mail it as an attachment to the Primary Contact listed for the position.
Crisis and Information Center Hotline
The Crisis and Information Center is a 24/7 crisis hotline, answering calls from individuals needing to talk, individuals in emotional crisis, and individuals needing information about community resources. CIC’s core mission is to provide a safe space for individuals in need to talk in an open, empathetic, non-judgmental environment. Our volunteers undergo extensive training in crisis intervention, mental health counseling, and information and referral. After successful completion of this training, volunteers take calls on CIC’s crisis hotline as volunteer crisis counselors for a minimum of four hours a week. While CIC’s program is very challenging and requires a lot from volunteers, it is also a unique, immensely rewarding experience to be available to callers in need.
CIC volunteers are accepted from all walks of life—from community volunteers just wanting to help, to practicum students and interns in mental health, human services, and social work programs.
Primary Contact: Elizabeth Gramiak office: 502.589.8615 ext 1513 / fax: 502.589.8756 crisis: 502.589.4313 firstname.lastname@example.org
Children and Families Services:
Community Collaboration for Children (CCC)
Currently seeking a part-time volunteer for the CCC grant. The ideal candidate would be a student working on a bachelor’s degree in the human services field. However, this is not a requirement and we can work with any candidate that has an interest in prevention of child abuse and/or neglect. Candidates will gain knowledge in community outreach, networking and organizing community events. Candidates can acquire knowledge in the area of treatment planning, clinical interventions, case conceptualization, exposure to DSM-V diagnostic tools and conducting case presentations.
The candidate will have an opportunity to collaborate with external agents including DCBS, school officials, family members, and other health agencies regarding organizational procedures and client needs. The candidate can participate in staff meetings, treatment planning meetings, case conferences, network meetings and clinical seminars providing information relating to program administration and client are.
The candidate will have an opportunity to shadow family team meetings and home visits with Master Level Therapists and our Family Team Facilitator.
Primary Contact: Corinna Pannell 502-417-5827 Corinna.Pannell@centerstone.org.
Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit
The Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit accepts volunteer student interns. We typically accept no more than 2 students per semester at the graduate level and will consider undergraduate interns as well based on availability. We require an onsite face to face interview.
Primary Contact: Jack Cox 502-589-8600 ext. 2404 Jack.Cox@centerstone.org
Child & Family South would like to have volunteers to do non-clinical work to support the site. It could include being part of one-time events such as providing an activity in the lobby to help with a fun environment while waiting for appointments (art table, reading stories, etc…) to a one time or regularly scheduled 1-2 hours a week doing tasks to support staff, such as making copies of clinical materials, organizing incentive and prize closets, organizing/cleaning specialty therapy rooms, putting intake packets together, and other tasks TBD.
Primary Contact: Jennie Hulette 502-753-9245 Jennie.Hulette@centerstone.org
Adult Outpatient Services
Volunteers are an essential, valued part of our Adult Outpatient sites, greeting clients as they come into our centers and directing them to the appropriate check-in receptionist. Additional responsibilities are escorting clients to coffee and snack areas, providing reading materials to clients while they wait for their appointment and giving kind, encouraging messages to clients as they leave the building.
Primary Contact: Annie Behymer 502-589-8615 ext. 4468 Ann.Behymer@centerstone.org
Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities Services:
Common Ground is looking for volunteers to work with adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We are looking for volunteers who have a skill or a hobby they would want to share with others on a regular basis (such as sewing, knitting, art, dance, etc.). We need volunteers between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday. We do require that all volunteers pass a background check.
Primary Contact: Jennifer Mervis 502-589-8600 ext. 7711 Jennifer.Mervis@centerstone.org
Adult Addiction Recovery Volunteers
Chaplains (prayer and meditation leaders), Evaluation Unit Greeters, Recovery Orientation Education Group Leaders, Weekend Activity Leaders, Medical Records Assistants, Physical Activity Leaders (walking, yoga, stretching, etc.), Dietary Volunteers (dish washing, cafeteria tidiness, etc.), Family Day Assistants, Grounds and Landscaping Volunteers, Musicians and Song Leaders
Additional JADAC Volunteer Requirements (over and above Centerstone Kentucky requirements):
Complete the Addiction Services Volunteer Training program
If in recovery, have at least one year of continuous sobriety
Primary Contact: Hugh Spalding, 502-583-3951 Hugh.Spalding@centerstone.org