VOLUNTEER

Bluegrass Council of the Blind is a small nonprofit, with a small staff. We depend on volunteers to help us provide our services and help raise money. BCB seeks volunteers for office work, internships, and our annual events. For more information on any of our volunteer opportunities, please contact the office at 859-259-1834 or contact info@bcbky.orgClick Here to Volunteer!

Office Volunteers

      • Scanning/copying/filing documents
      • Maintenance of general office equipment (printers, copiers, etc.)
      • General cleaning
      • Setting up for meetings
      • Answering phones
      • Preparing mailings
      • Proofreading
      • Running errands

Opportunities may be volunteering 2 hours per month up to 10 hours per month. Hours are flexible between 9am and 5pm Monday – Friday and some evening and weekend opportunities are available.

Requirements

    • General knowledge of office equipment
    • General knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Able to lift up to 25 lbs.
    • Vehicle a plus (if running errands, proof of insurance is required)

Event Volunteers

SEE Cruise – April 2016

BCB’s annual cruise-themed fundraising event includes raffles, silent auctions, live music, and great food and drinks at Southside Pub in Lexington. We encourage volunteers to dress in tropical attire for the event!

        • Soliciting silent auction items – Don’t mind asking businesses to support a worthy cause? We need as many people as possible to solicit and gather auction items prior to our event. It’s easy! We provide an ask letter that you present to any business – and it lets the donor know all donated items are tax-deductible! This volunteer opportunity is something you can do on your own schedule and can begin up to 3 months before the event date.
        • Basket bundling – Prior to the event, we need about 8 people to bundle items together, creating baskets or packages with creative names and bid sheets for each. This is a fun activity and great for those with creative minds and a flair for decorating!
        • Greeter/Admission – Be the first people our attendees come in contact with at the door. Collect the admission, which is tax deductible, and send the passengers on their way to the SEE Cruise!
        • Selling raffle tickets – Walk around, meet the passengers, and help sell raffle tickets! Pull the winning numbers after a pack of raffle tickets are sold and make someone’s day!
        • Information table – Volunteer at our information table and inform our passengers of all the great things BCB does! At the information table, you will also be handing out t-shirts for $10 donations.
        • Setting up silent auction displays – If you have a gift for decorating, you can set up our silent auction displays! Help make our auction items attractive to our passengers!
        • Silent auction safekeeping – Help keep our silent auction items in order. When the silent auction ends, make sure the items go to the winning bidders!

Central Bank Thursday Night Live – August 20th

Each summer, the Downtown Lexington Corporation hosts Central Bank Thursday Night Live. Nonprofits are paired with a band each Thursday and receive all the beer tips from DLC’s beer tents. BCB is always excited about our night at CBTNL! BCB’s Executive Director is in a band – Conch Republic – and we coordinate our volunteer night with the band for lots of tropical fun.

We need at least 20 volunteers to pour beer in shifts – from 4pm to 7pm and 7pm to 9:30pm – and also volunteers to help staff our information booth. Join us for live music and a great night while giving back to your community! Volunteers pouring beer must be at least 20 years of age.

Internships

Bluegrass Council of the Blind relies on a small staff, volunteers, and interns to continue providing services to the blind and visually impaired communities. Our internship allows great real world experience for college students in the subjects of – Development, IT & DATA, Marketing, and Program Assistance.

Download our volunteer job listings below.

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Marketing Intern
IT and Assistive Technology Intern