Club Volunteer is a new service opportunity through Volunteer Owensboro. Volunteers are able to participate in hands-on service at five local organizations with an experienced guide and a small group of people.
Limited to 15 participants, groups will meet with their guide and a representative from the organization who will lead participants.
“Our hope is that this program will introduce you to different opportunities and organizations so that you can find the one that fits you best,” Volunteer Owensboro co-founder Randy Lanham said.
Offered in the spring and the fall, the fall Club Volunteer opportunity is a “music edition,” where 15 songs will be selected and performed each week. Led by Lanham and veterinarians Steve and Teresa Wills, the participants will be sent the songs they are to practice each week to perform at the service sites. The first two sessions will consist of practicing music and reviewing expectations.
“They [the Wills] are musicians and singers and will lead most of the sessions,” Lanham said, adding that the sites were selected by thinking about who would benefit most from the music edition.
Club Volunteer will serve local nursing homes, Wendell Foster, Hospice of Western Kentucky, local shelters and assisted living facilities.
The club is available for ages 12 and up, however, those under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian in the club and present at all times. Families are encouraged to volunteer together.
“I know from personal experience that volunteering with my children is such a blessing to learn to serve together, so we wanted to make that available,” Lanham said.
The fee is $35 per club member, and Volunteer Owensboro requires a background check for all club members at no additional charge.
The dates for the music edition are Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24.
To sign up visit, the Volunteer Owensboro webpage.