If you are interested in learning more about our Donation Drives please click the links below for more information. All other volunteer and community engagement opportunities are listed below. For more information please call Liz Bayer at 502.271.4526 or email email@example.com.
Maryhurst Meet & Greet
Tour Maryhurst and find out how you can learn more about what we do and how you can help! Meet and Greets are held one Wednesday of each month from Noon-1pm. Please RSVP to Liz Bayer. Next Meet & Greet is Wednesday, November 18th.
Birthdays and Graduations
This opportunity is perfect for any group or individual at any age. Provide a card and a special message for a child’s birthday each month. We will provide you with a list of kid’s names for that month who are celebrating a birthday agency wide. Donate a graduation card and/or gift to our girls graduating from high school or middle school. We graduate eligible students during all semesters.
Adopt A Garden Bed
The Maryhurst Butterfly Garden is an organic garden that consists of 12 raised bed and 2 large flower beds. Help us add to the beauty of our campus and provide horticulture education to our children with the donation of your time, energy, and resources by adopting a raised bed or flower garden. Plan, plant, care for, harvest, and share your bed with Maryhurst.
Plan A Holiday Event
This opportunity is perfect for a larger volunteer groups. Plan a Valentine’s Day Party or Halloween Party, host a Spring Dance or Prom, or plan a summer Fourth of July party for our kids. This would be a campus-wide event (60-65 girls). You must be at least 20 years old and no longer in school to volunteer.
Help Our Foster Care Program
Place a sign in your yard or business to help promote our foster care program. Or, invite a representative from our foster care program to speak to your church or civic group about opportunities for fostering or adopting children. Please contact Amy Lemley at 502.499.1570 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Help On Special Holidays
Perfect for any group or individual at any age. Bring holiday cheer to the children at Maryhurst by donating personalized Valentine’s Day card, donating Easter baskets and candy, purchasing pumpkins and candy for Halloween, or participating in our Holiday gift drive in December.
Mentoring at Maryhurst
Build a lasting relationship with a child in need of love and support. We are looking for volunteers who are able to make a weekly, year-long commitment to be mentors to children. You must be 21 years old or older to be a mentor. Car insurance verification required. Completions of training and successful application process required.
Holiday Gift Drive
Help create a holiday to remember! Fulfill a holiday wish list with your friends, family, or co-workers for one of our kids. A wish list will include six items that a Maryhurst child has picked out that they would like to receive as gifts this holiday season. (Approx. $175).
Party for a Cause
Help spread the word about the wonderful work Maryhurst does in the community. At your next birthday or holiday party ask your guests to bring gifts for the children at Maryhurst. We can provide you with a list of items. We can also provide you with materials for your guests to learn about our mission and the girls in our care. If you choose, a Maryhurst representative can be present to talk with you and your guests and answer any questions or can make arrangements to pick up the items after your party.
Adopt a Cottage or Community Home Volunteer
This volunteer project can be done by an individual or a group. Work with our girls weekly, monthly or quarterly. You will be assigned a specific cottage on our Dorsey Lane campus based residential treatment program; our community based residential treatment homes located in Fern Creek and in the Clifton Neighborhood; or in our psychiatric residential treatment cottages on the Uspiritus Brooklawn campus in Buechel. You will be working with 10-15 girls (size depends on assigned cottage). You must be at least 20 years old and no longer in high school to volunteer. The following activities have been requested by our staff and kids.
- Science Funday – Plan and lead fun and fun science projects
- Fun & Fitness – Plan and lead fun physical activities and games.
- Game Night – Share your favorite games with our kids.
- Spa Day – Provide manicure’s, make-up application, or style hair.
- Arts & Crafts – Plan and lead an arts & crafts project.
- Weekend Movie Night – Bring movie and popcorn to our kids on a Friday or Saturday night.
- Come up with your own creative activity!
Spruce up Maryhurst
Help us brighten our campus and our children through painting, landscaping and other facility projects throughout the year. There is a minimum of five people per group of volunteers.
Please contact Liz Bayer at email@example.com for more information and any of the opportunities listed above. Many of Maryhurst’s volunteer opportunities require successful completion of an application and three background screens. Some will also require training with the Volunteer Coordinator. You must be at least 20 years old and no longer in high school to work directly with the children at Maryhurst.