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!

Child Development Center Volunteer – ages 14+
This day care program serves 130 children, ages 6 weeks through preschool. Many high school students earn their service hours through the CDC. Volunteers must be at least 14 and have already begun high school.

Foster Care Volunteer – ages 18+
Volunteers are needed to work in the administrative office and also in the Foster Care Resource Room.

Sewing Society Volunteer – ages 14+
Volunteer quilters work Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 until 2, and on Tuesday evenings. 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.

art therapy trees

Picnic Volunteer – All ages
Volunteers are needed at the annual St. Joseph Children’s Home Picnic held in August. Opportunities include working in raffle booths, and also to serve guests in the Fried Chicken Dining Room. Typically, volunteers work in shifts of several hours of time. Again this is the perfect time for students to earn service hours or for businesses to complete community service projects.
Learn more about our picnic volunteers.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Dates

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

Thursday, January 26th

Thursday, February 9th

Thursday, March 2nd

Thursday, April 6th

Thursday, May 11th

Contact Christina Miller at christinam@sjkids.org or call (502) 893-0241, ext 279, to sign up to attend an orientation session.


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