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​​VGF Volunteer Connector Organizations​

Serve Kentucky has established two new volunteer connector organizations in Kentucky. Funding was made available through Serve Kentucky’s Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant, which is a federal program to assist local communities to mobilize volunteers to tackle local community challenges and improve the lives of all in their communities.

AmeriCorps research shows that volunteers engage with their communities at higher rates than non-volunteers. They more frequently talk to neighbors, participate in civic organizations, attend public meetings, discuss local issues with family and friends, do favors for neighbors, and vote in local elections. Volunteers donate to charity at twice the rate as non-volunteers.

Volunteer Connectors are host organizations that bring volunteers, nonprofits, and other civic organizations needing volunteers together in meaningful service. The two new volunteer connectors are the United Way of South Central Kentucky and the Chestnut Street YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of Greater Louisville. 

For additional information, contact John Gillig​.​