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Volunteer Opportunities


Community Connections and Volunteer Opportunties 

Questions about these opportunities can be directed to Dr. Ruth Brown

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @UKHISPANIC for announcements about community events.

(last updated Summer 2022)

On-Campus Connections

  • La mesa de Español: Weekly free tutoring and conversation practice in Spanish with graduate students from the department of Hispanic Studies. Check @thespanishtableuky on Instagram for the schedule each semester.
  • Hay Que Hablar: Intermediate conversation and cultural activities organized by students from Lewis Honors College. Follow @hayquehablaruk for meeting dates.
  • Latino Student Union: Monthly meetings and other events are listed on the LSU website


Volunteer Opportunities in Lexington

  • Village Branch Lexington Public Library tutoring program: After-school tutoring program for grades K-12. Focus is basic homework help: mostly reading and math.  Volunteers are asked to commit at least 2 hours per week.
  • Nathaniel Mission's Cardinal Valley After School program: This program, run by the Nathaniel Mission, provides mentoring, enrichment activities, and homework help for students at Cardinal Valley Elementary School. Contact: Casey Coyle
  • Common Good: This faith-based community after-school program welcomes volunteer mentors who can commit to volunteering one day a week for the school semester. The program meets from 2:30-6:30 Monday-Thursday. More information here:
  • ESL and Spanish classes at the Lexington Public Libraries – are held at the Central library and other branches around town.


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