The Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning has partnered with many Owensboro and Daviess County organizations who offer much needed services to our community.

Organization Name and Contact

Service Category

Volunteer Opportunities

American Cancer Society

Anna Way 270-683-0778


Assisting with periodic fundraising events throughout the year. Assist with mailings. Make follow-up phone calls.

American Legion

Terry Mathis; 270-683-1633



American Veterans (AM Vets)

Sam Byrd



ARC of Owensboro

Sally Phillips, ED; 270-685-2976



Boulware Mission, Inc.

Leigha Taylor; 270-683-8267


Create a short video for marketing and website use. Create and promote an overall social media/marketing/promotional program for the mission.

Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club

Ryan Bibb; 270-685-4903


Marketing for fundraisers, tutoring and homework encouragement, leader assistance, gym buddies.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Rosemary Condor; 270-683-2138


Start a campus CASA group; marketing and publicity.

Crossroads Ministries

Rachael Whitaker; 270-852-6557


Food distribution, marketing, publicity, fundraisers for food donations

Daniel Pitino Shelter

James Barnett; 270-688-9000



Daviess County Extension OF U.K./4 H program; Stacey Potts or Lindsey Boone; 270-685-8480


Serve as 4H Speech contest judges, 1-3 nights in November. Serve as afterschool 4H or project club leaders–typically one afternoon per month during the school year, plus planning time.

Estes Elementary School

Jeff Johnson; 270-686-1030


Mentoring, math and reading tutors, games, lunch buddies.

Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools

Vickie Quisenberry; 270-231-5583



Friends of Sinners Shelter

Joe Welsh; 270-689-9174


Newsletter assistance, marketing, public relations.

Girls Inc.

Tish Correa Osborne, CEO or Courtney Calhoun Campus Manager; 270-684-7833


Share hobbies and skills with clients in group setting, tutoring, administrative support.

Green River Asset Building Coalition

Tara O’Shan


Certify to serve as a VITA volunteer tax preparer. Certify to serve as a VITA volunteer site assistant manager. Interview clients and prepare success stories.

H.E. Sandefur Training Center

Abbey Saalwaechter


Teaching life skills classes, assist with computer skills, basic data input.

H.L. Neblett Community Center

Carltez Hampton; 270-685-3197

childcare, youth

Tutoring or mentoring opportunities days or nights.

Habitat for Humanity

Karen Phelps; 270-926-6110


Fundraisers, yard work and earth moving, building site clean up and assistance.

Hospice of Western Kentucky

Karen Cavin-Brown; 270-926-7565


Greet families, answer phones, clerical work, music performances, readers.

Junior Achievement of Western Kentucky

Elaine Martin; 270-684-7292


Serve students in the classroom presenting JA programs over a 5-6 week period. Partner as a mentor to local middle school students for a JA in a Day in which they teach a 45 minute lesson to five different groups of students throughout the day that focuses on economic success and career choices. Help with JA in a Day on campus.

Lighthouse Recovery Services

Derrick Arthur


Help with fundraising, data collection, grant writing, public relations, and court advocacy.

Mentor Kids of Kentucky

Maria Shyver; 270-926-6893

child mentoring

Special event assistance, data entry, weekly tutoring sessions, photography.

Munday Activity Center

Cherlyn Blum; 270-687-4640


Help with bingo, serving meals, Administrative Assistant/data entry, answer phones, specials events, and being part of a team that organizes a special celebration monthly to coincide with a holiday or special day of the month.

National Guard Armory

Brooklynd Decker;



New Beginnings

Terri Crowe; 270-926-7278

sexual assault services

Volunteer crises advocate (provide crises counseling by phone and in the emergency room). Clerical help in the office (copying, collating, organizing print materials).

Nona’s Market

Maria Kelly; 270-478-1098


Media, advertising, marketing, strategic planning, customer relations.

Owensboro Daviess County Tourism Center

Beck Glenn


The partnership would include 2-3 classroom visits by CVB Marketing Director (before an after data collection) and a 1 day field work opportunity for students to conduct interviews. Class time prior to the study will cover the purpose of the study, how it works, the role of the students, and what data will be collected. Class time after the study will cover the results of the study and how they will be used by the CVB.

Owensboro Family YMCA

Chad Hart; 270-663-8208


Afterschool tutoring and mentoring, gym monitors, special event assistance, housekeeping, courtesy counter greeting.

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

Jason Hayden; 270-685-3181



Owensboro VA clinic

Phyllis Hearn or Darrell Mankin; 270-684-5034



Puzzle Pieces

Amanda Owen; 270-926-7813


Interact, socialize, and enjoy the company of the clients; create templates; generate ideas; help instruct arts and crafts activities for the clients at the site.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program

Vickie Poteat; 270-683-1589



Riverpark Center

Faith Holley-Lutz

performing arts center


St. Benedicts Men’s Homeless Shelter

Harry Pedigo; 270-541-1003


Assist with check-in and meal service.

St. Joseph Peace Mission

Bradley DeHart; 270-684-9441



Wendell Foster’s Campus for Developmental Disabilities

Mark Adkins; 270-683-4517


Community companion, assist staff at special events, job shadowing, arts and crafts, music, any special performances, maintenance support.

Western Kentucky Red Cross

Evelyn Miller; 270-683-2438

disaster relief

Assist with routine maintenance and stocking duties, assist with clerical duties.

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