Volunteer with Public Health and Wellness
Build compassion and bring positive change to the community by volunteering with Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW). Volunteers have the opportunity to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the community by either working directly with clients or behind the scenes in our health services clinics. We welcome anyone with an interest in public health to apply for the program.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
How to Get Started
- Read through our Requirements to be a LMPHW Volunteer to see if this volunteer role is the right fit for you.
- Please complete the Online Volunteer Application. Following review and approval, you will be emailed instructions to complete a background check.
- Complete the additional paperwork and return it to the Volunteer Center. Additional paperwork will be included in your welcome email once your background check is completed.
- Attend the New Volunteer Orientation. All volunteers must attend an orientation before beginning their volunteer service. During the orientation, we will discuss volunteer policies and emergency procedures.
- Complete role specific training. Following orientation, volunteers will need to complete a series of online trainings. These trainings cover topics such as hand hygiene and confidentiality and will help prepare you for your volunteer role.
- Obtain a TB skin test. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that healthcare personnel, including volunteers, be required to be tested for tuberculosis. You will need to contact the TB Clinic at 502-574-6617 to schedule an appointment to obtain your TB test prior to volunteering. A minimum of 3 days is required to complete the process.
Requirements to Volunteer
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Submit a criminal record background check
- Obtain a TB skin test prior to volunteering
- Community service hours or credit
- Recognition events
- Networking and experience in a potential career field
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Syringe Exchange Program
The Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) is an evidence-based public health program for people who use drugs by injection and is aimed at reducing the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other blood-borne infections.
Location: 400 E Gray Street
Volunteer Role: Kit Assembly Assistant
Qualifications: Experience, knowledge and/or interest in public health
Volunteer Role: Wound Care Educator
Summary: Assist onsite nurse with teaching wound care to clients needing assistance
Qualifications: Experience, knowledge and/or interest in wound care for active drug users. Pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree
Tuberculosis (TB) Clinic
Our Tuberculosis Clinic provides diagnostic and treatment services for Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties.
Location: 400 E Gray Street
Volunteer Role: Office Assistant
Summary: Perform administrative tasks including answering phones, data entry, filing, confirming appointments, etc.
Qualifications: Knowledge or interest in public health
If you have a special interest or training, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator about additional volunteer opportunities.