Jan 10 2017 Revised: Neighborhood Place Partners Offer a Winter Coat Distribution, Two Energy Management Worskhops and Much More

Note:  This version revises the location of the Coat Distribution to only the NorthWest Neighborhood Place

Dec 8 2016 Mayor Fischer thanks city’s Retired and Senior Volunteers Program participants

Mayor Greg Fischer today honored the work of more than 500 active volunteers of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP.

"The citizens who serve as RSVP volunteers demonstrate compassion in action year round,” said Mayor Fischer. "I am grateful to them for helping to make our city stronger, and an even better place to live."

Nov 17 2016 Volunteer tax preparers needed in Louisville

Louisville Metro Department of Community Services is recruiting volunteers for the 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) through its collaboration with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition.    

Oct 20 2016 Brightside/Passport Health Plan Fall Community-Wide Cleanup to be held Saturday, October 22

Thousands of volunteers will join together on Saturday, October 22 for the bi-annual Brightside/Passport Health Plan Fall Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify sites across Louisville.  

Sep 26 2016 Free Services Offered to Local Homeless Population on Oct. 5

Louisville’s homeless population will have an opportunity to access services, information and assistance in a one-stop environment at the 2016 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down, on Wednesday, October 5. Resources available at the event will include food, clothing, medical evaluations, help with employment, education and benefit services and many other forms of assistance.

Jul 15 2016 Mayor Fischer opens urban orchard in Russell neighborhood

Mayor Fischer today announced the opening of Produce Park, an urban orchard in the Russell neighborhood. The orchard, which was previously a vacant lot, has been made possible through $30,000 of funding awarded to Mayor Fischer’s Innovation & Delivery Team by the Bloomberg Fund.

Jul 12 2016 Free Electric Fans for Seniors, Disabled
Fan Fair giveaway event held on July 16
Jun 15 2016 RSVP Seeking New Volunteers to Answer Partners’ Critical Service Openings

The Louisville Metro Community Services’ RSVP has received urgent requests from RSVP-partnered agencies to find and do initial screening of volunteers, age 55 and above, for the following service opportunities:

May 19 2016 Citizens to help shape 10-year Solid Waste Plan

Louisville residents can help shape the city’s 10-year Solid Waste Master Plan by taking a 5-minute confidential online survey. The survey, which seeks information about how citizens handle waste and what they pay to dispose of it, is available on the Metro Public Works website. The survey will remain open through June 30.

May 11 2016 Community Services' RSVP and Foster Grandparent Program Celebrate Older Americans' Month

The month of May is nationally designated as “Older Americans’ Month.”  Locally, the Louisville Metro Department of Community Services celebrates seniors who are still active as volunteers through its RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) and Foster Grandparent Program (FGP). Both programs are primarily funded through Senior Corps, a division of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

Apr 27 2016 Give A Day Week Impacts Louisville With 175,000 Volunteers, Acts of Compassion

Annual volunteering event will return, April 15-22, 2017

                                                                                                                         

Apr 19 2016 City's Foster Grandparent Program Celebrates 43 Years of Service in Louisville

The work of more than 120 foster grandparents who help mentor children will be honored at a special luncheon on Thursday, April 21.  The Derby-themed event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Apr 18 2016 Fund for the Arts and Louisville Metro Government Announce the Fran Heuttig Public Art Project Series

The Fund for the Arts and Louisville Metro Government Public Art announce their latest partnership: The Fran Heuttig Public Art Project Series, a five-year series of annually commissioned artwork in public space.

Fran Heuttig was an employee of the Fund for the Arts from 1997 until 2007 and is remembered for her vivacious spirit, dedication to public art and increasing access to the arts for all members of the Greater Louisville community. She passed away in 2013.

Mar 18 2016 Mayor Fischer rallies Louisville for fifth annual 'Give A Day'

 

New projects, ways for people to be involved in this anniversary year  

Volunteers canvassing neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms and fire safety tips. A student-led Walk of Compassion. Tech experts building a new web page for the Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods’ One Love Louisville campaign.

Jan 25 2016 Young People Set to Lift the Spirits of Louisville’s Seniors

Young People Set to Lift the Spirits of Louisville’s Seniors
One Valentine’s Day Card at a Time

DoSomething.org and Meals on Wheels America join forces for third
annual Love Letters campaign