Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Instructional Tutor
Volunteer tutors are the essential key to the success of the Notre Dame Urban Education Center’s program. Assisting the children with their homework or working with them to improve their reading or math skills gives the children the ability to be successful in school. The tutoring may done in one-on-one or in small group sessions. As consistency is a key to success, we ask that volunteers who are interested in tutoring commit to remain with the Center for one full semester.

Arts & Crafts Helper
Volunteers create, design, organize and implement the arts and crafts program at the Center. This includes instructing and assisting the children with their art activities, which could be making a pillow or small rug, creating a paper mache globe, or a formal lesson on lines and shapes.

Group Projects
We encourage and welcome corporate, school or community groups to the Center. There are a variety of projects that would be well suited for a volunteer group to assist with such as painting, landscaping, organizing and hosting activities for the children. We are also open to other ideas from the group. If you are interested, please contact the Executive Director, Sister Maria Therese, SND, at 859-261-4487 or fill out the form below.

Cultural Enrichment Programs
Cultural enrichment programs (including, but not limited to, performing arts, theater, foreign language, dance and music) are offered when volunteers express interest in working with NDUEC staff to develop these “special” programs. Volunteers are invited to engage and develop fun lessons around trivia, introduce beginning foreign language words or phrases, or offer group and/or private music lessons. If you are interested, please contact the Program Director, Maria Schappert, at 859-261-4487.

I Am Interested

Complete the brief Volunteer Interest Form below. 

Brandi Lenihan, Volunteer Coordinator, will contact you to discuss your interests, skills and the available opportunities that will fit your talents and schedule.  You may choose to contact Brandi directly at 859-261-4487 or by email at blenihan@nduec.org to discuss what opportunity is best for you. Please know that NDUEC has certain requirements for all volunteers. These include the following:

  • Compliance with agency policies of confidentiality. Student and family information must be held in strictest confidence at all times.
  • Police record and child abuse record screenings.
  • Completion of the program on sexual abuse of minors called “Protecting God’s Children” as well as ongoing training through Virtus online.

Volunteer Interest Form