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

Organization Mission/Volunteer Opportunities

American Cancer Society

Anna Way 270-683-0778



Provides cancer awareness, treatment, support services, while promoting a healthy lifestyle.

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

American Legion

Terry Mathis; 270-683-1633


Focuses on mentoring youth, sponsoring community organizations.

American Veterans (AM Vets)

Sam Byrd


Works to improve the quality of life for veterans and their families, along with the communities they live in through, leadership, advocacy and services.

ARC of Owensboro

Sally Phillips, ED; 270-685-2976


Provides vocational daily living oriented training for adults with disabilities, increasing their social and independence. Along wither ability to participate in the community.

Benchmark Family Services

Camille L. Rankin, 270-926-4635



Boulware Mission, Inc.

Leigha Taylor; 270-683-8267


Strives to transform lives and help displaced individuals become self-sufficient through education, treatment and case management services.

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

Building Stronger Families

Linda Wahl



Care Net Owensboro

Lisa Hyland, 270-685-5077



Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club

Ryan Bibb; 270-685-4903


Works to inspire, and empower people by offering meaningful opportunities that will change their life and the life of a youth. They also work to help young people reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

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

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Rosemary Condor; 270-683-2138


State and local program that works to help at risk youth get safe homes so that they can opportunities to help them flourish in the world.

Start a campus CASA group; marketing and publicity.

Crossroads Ministries

Rachael Whitaker; 270-852-6557


Works to alleviate the symptoms of poverty, while providing space where growth and development is fostered through community service.

Food distribution, marketing, publicity, fundraisers for food donations

Daniel Pitino Shelter

Charlotte Statts, 270-688-9000


Creates emergency and transitional housing for the growing number of homeless persons in Owensboro-Daviess County region.

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


Creates opportunities and a supportive environments for young children and adults to become capable, competent, and caring citizens.

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.

Daviess County Search and Rescue

Lance Morris



Dream Riders of Kentucky

Kelly Flick, Exec. Dir.; 270-883-1418



Estes Elementary School

Jeff Johnson; 270-686-1030


Elementary school that teaches K-4th grade in the Daviess County Public School system. Mentoring, math and reading tutors, games, lunch buddies.

Joe Ford Nature Center

Deborah Branch, 270-687-8700



Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools

Vickie Quisenberry; 270-231-5583


Provides to enhance, enrich, and supplement learning opportunities for students, staff, and the community.

Friends of Sinners Shelter

Joe Welsh; 270-689-9174


Focuses on the restoration and reconciliation of men and women to Christ through biblical truths, accountability, and life skills.

Newsletter assistance, marketing, public relations.

Girls Inc.

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


Inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy.

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

Green River Asset Building Coalition

Josh Mangaya


Provides free income tax prep for working low to moderate income families.

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.L. Neblett Community Center

Carltez Hampton; 270-685-3197


Empowers the lives of children and adults through many programs and activates.

Tutoring or mentoring opportunities days or nights.

Habitat for Humanity

Karen Phelps; 270-926-6110


Make sure everyone everywhere has an affordable place to live–through building homes they are also building communities.

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

Healing Rooms of Owensboro

Suzanne Johnson, 270-302-4245



Hospice of Western Kentucky

Karen Cavin-Brown; 270-926-7565


Provides a space for people with limited time left, so that they can live the last movements of their life comfortably.

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

Junior Achievement of Western Kentucky

Elaine Martin; 270-684-7292


Inspires young people to succeed in the global economy by teaching them financial literacy, career readiness, and entrepreneurship.

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.

Kentucky Wesleyan Lions Chapter   

Nicole Ward, 502-445-7477 


Lighthouse Recovery Services

Derrick Arthur


A sober living facility for men and they address their growing drug dependency.

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

Living Hope Community Clothes Closet

Paula Roberts, 270-993-3606



Matthew 25 AIDS Services, Inc.

Jonathan Darnes, 270-826-0200



Mentor Kids of Kentucky

Maria Shyver; 270-926-6893


Give extra love to children from single parent households, providing them with a mentor to help them negative through life.

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

New Beginnings

Terri Crowe; 270-926-727

sexual assault services

Confidential crisis and long term therapy services to sexual assault survivors of all ages, along with their families and friends.

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

OASIS Women’s Shelter

Shelly Nichols 



Owensboro Christian Church Common Goods Store

Toni Purcell, 270-302-4051



Owensboro Community & Technical College – Skilltrain

Lindsey Kafer; 270-686-3781



Owensboro Family YMCA

Chad Hart; 270-663-8208


Works to instill Christian principles into practice through programs and services that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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

Owensboro Health

Nicole Armstrong 



Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

Jason Hayden; 270-685-3181


Local art museum with collections from around the world dating from the 1500s to present. Holds summer art camps for area youth.

Owensboro VA Clinic

Phyllis Hearn or Darrell Mankin; 270-684-5034


Works to improve the health of the Veterans by giving them health care, specialty care, extended care and related social support services in an integrated healthcare delivery system.

Owensboro Young Life

Chris Dilbeck 



Puzzle Pieces

Amanda Owen; 270-926-7813


Provides a safe environment for people that have intellectual disabilities and promotes independence, life skills, community access and social interaction, self-worth, and builds trusting relationships.

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


Helps retired seniors get involved and stay involved in the community.

Riverpark Center

Faith Holley-Lutz

performing arts center

Works to improve the quality of life by hosting diverse arts and civic events with a focus on arts education.

Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess County (formerly Munday Center)

Melinda Schoenwald; 270-687-4640


Provides meals and activities for the elderly people in the community, along with providing transportation for them.

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

Signature Health Care

Ron H. Phillips, Regional Spirituality Director; 270-684-7259


St. Benedicts Men’s Homeless Shelter

Harry Pedigo; 270-541-1003


Provides a safe non-judgmental, environment where residents can have a sense of a home in a Christian environment.

Assist with check-in and meal service.

St. Joseph Peace Mission

Bradley DeHart; 270-684-9441

homeless Provides a safe, nurturing home to at risk youth.

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro 

Todd Reynolds, 270-683-5003


United Way of Ohio Valley,

Cindy Ferrell, Campaign Director

community support  

Visit Owensboro Daviess County, KY

Mark Calitri 

tourism 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.

The Welcome Project

James Litsey, Director, 270-363-3856

refugee services



Wendell Foster’s Campus for Developmental Disabilities

Mark Adkins; 270-683-4517


A multi-service agency that services people with disabilities of all ages.

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

Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Susie Tyler, 270-993-1234


Western Kentucky Raptor Center

Kristin Allen 




Western Kentucky Red Cross

Evelyn Miller; 270-683-2438

disaster relief

Help the community to prepare, respond, and recover from disasters.

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


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