Dare to Care relies on over 3,000 caring volunteers to help fulfill our mission. Simply put, our work would not be possible without the generosity of these individuals and groups. Check out our various volunteer opportunities below, and contact Pat Kenkel at 502.736.9421 to schedule a time for you or your group to volunteer.
Sort Food: Groups and individuals must be scheduled in advance to sort food in our warehouse Monday-Friday from 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 3 pm. Dress code is strictly enforced: long pants, t-shirts, closed-toe shoes are required. No flip flops or sandals are permitted.
Bread Truck Drivers: Pick up bread and pastries from local grocery stores. No special license is required to drive a small panel truck, and no heavy lifting is required.
Administrative Support: Assist with filing and data entry. Administrative and computer experience preferred. Flexible hours.
Kids Cafes: Serve evening meals and help with activities at one of our Kids Cafe sites. Kids Cafes schedule their own volunteers according to their needs. View our Kids Cafe Site List to contact each site directly. If you have questions regarding volunteering at a Kids Cafe, please contact Johnna Worley, Youth Services Manager, at 502.736.9414.
Cooking Matters: Teach cooking and nutrition outreach classes to adults, families, teens, children, young parents or childcare professionals. Classes are held in 6-week sessions and meet once each week for two hours. Volunteers must have a nutrition or culinary background and will implement prepared lessons. To volunteer with Cooking Matters, please contact Kimberly Gravley, Director of Nutrition Education, at 502.736.9418.
Looking to volunteer in our warehouse on a regular basis? Fill out our volunteer application and e-mail it to Pat Kenkel or fill out the form below. Please note volunteer hours in the warehouse are 9 am – 12 pm Monday – Friday.