Thinking About Becoming A Volunteer…

We are always looking for an extra helping hand! If you are interested in volunteering in one of our programs, you may contact Christina Miller at christinam@sjkids.org or call (502) 893-0241, ext 279. To process your request in the most efficient way, please download the application packet.

It is procedure at St. Joseph Children’s Home that all volunteers age 55+ are enrolled in the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). There is no fee to participate. One of the benefits of being enrolled in this program is that you are provided insurance protection in case you are injured or injure someone else while performing volunteer duties. As such, please download the RSVP application packet and deliver it to the address indicated on the cover letter.

Volunteer Application Packet

RSVP Volunteer Application Packet (for volunteers ages 55+)

Print all of the pages, which include the application and background check permission forms. Fill them out and sign them. Then mail the forms or bring them to St. Joseph Children’s Home, 2823 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206. We look forward to having your help in our mission of Giving Children a Home.

Here are some of the volunteer opportunities available at St. Joe’s:

Residential Volunteer – ages 18+
Spend time with the children who live at St. Joe’s! Volunteer opportunities include recreation & lunch during the school day, afternoon exercise, and evening activities of Arts & Crafts, Tutoring, Games/Movies, special events, and more! Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Child Development Center Volunteer – ages 14+
This day care program serves 140 children, ages 6 weeks through preschool. Many high school students earn their service hours through the CDC. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Foster Care Volunteer – ages 18+
Volunteers are needed to work in the administrative office, provide child care at monthly support groups, as well as help sort and organized donated items.

Sewing Society Volunteer – ages 14+
Volunteer quilters work Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. If you don’t know how to quilt, expert quilters will teach you.
Learn more about the St. Joseph Sewing Society.

Physical Plant Volunteer – ages 14+
We welcome volunteers who can complete physical plant projects, i.e. civic, business and school groups that are able to help us maintain our building and grounds.

Picnic Volunteer – All ages
Volunteers are needed at the annual St. Joseph Children’s Home Picnic held in August. Opportunities include being a Zone Leader, working in raffle or gaming booths, and also to serving guests in the Fried Chicken Dining Room. Typically, volunteers work in 4 hours shifts. This is the perfect time for students to earn service hours or for businesses to complete community service projects. Become a part of picnic history and sign up today!
Learn more about our picnic volunteers.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Dates

PLEASE NOTE: All sessions begin at 6:00pm and last for one hour

Thursday, May 11th

Thursday, June 8th

Tuesday, July 11th

Thursday, September 7th

October and November orientations have been suspended until further notice. 

Please contact Christina Miller at christinam@sjkids.org or call (502) 893-0241, ext 279, to RSVP or inquire about future orientation dates.


St. Joseph Children’s Home
2823 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 893-0241
(877) 893-0241