Community Organizational Needs

Welcome to the Community Organizational Needs Database!

Below you will find remote service-learning, internship, micro-internship, research, and volunteer opportunities available to students, faculty, and staff as identified recently by community nonprofits and governmental organizations during COVID-19.

This database allows you to filter on organizations based on the kinds of sectors in which you are interested, or the potential need that your specific skill set (or course) may be able to offer.  You may filter on one or more sectors and multiple organizational needs (just use Ctrl to select your filters.  Select "Reset" to start your search anew).  Once you made your selections, you can review the search results and find organizational contact information and direct links to organizational websites. 

This tool is to help point you in the right direction.  Organizations were able to identify existing needs (broadly) and had the opportunity to provide more detail on specific projects.  It is up to you to contact organizations directly to inquire into details about their identified needs and about how you may be able to assist them.

For Students:  When you have identified an organization(s) with whom you would like to work, please send the organizational contact an email. 

Sample email: 

Dear [insert organizational contact name] - My name is [insert name] and I am a student at the University of Kentucky looking for virtual [service-learning/internship/micro-internship/internship] opportunities with your organization.  On the UK ServeLearnConnect organizational database, I found that you may have a need for [graphic design] support.  I would love to speak with you about how I may be able to help support your organization.  Sincerely, [insert name]

For UK Faculty / Staff:  Please contact organizational contacts directly about potential service-learning or community-based learning opportunities.  There are hundreds of potential opportunities across dozens of fields.  Please be sure to review specific projects as well as the general organizational needs indicated.

For Community Organizations:  If there are additional areas of need or projects you would like added, or projects that have been completed, please contact to make changes to the database.

For general questions on this tool, please contact  If you would like to add your organization to the database, please fill out this link!


Access Language Solutions Inc.
African Cemetery No. 2 Inc.
Allegro Dance Project
Art Inc. Kentucky
Black Soil: Our Better Nature
Bluegrass Care Navigators
Bluegrass Council of the Blind
Bluegrass Greensource
Bluegrass Lions Diabetes Project
Bluegrass Youth Ballet
CASA of Lexington
Community Action Council
Community Inspired Solutions
Community Response Coalition of KY
Compassionate Lexington
E7 Kids Cafe
Eastern Avenue Sober Living Inc.
Equipping Lydia
Explorium of Lexington
Friends & Vets Helping Pets
Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road
God's Pantry Food Bank
Human Being Society
InnOVATION Arts Academy
ITNBluegrass, Inc.
Kentucky CancerLink, Inc.
Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Interpreter and Translator Association
Kentucky Refugee Ministries - Lexington
LexArts Inc.
Lexington Art League
Lexington Hearing & Speech Center
Lexington Leadership Foundation
Lexington Rescue Mission
LFUCG - Department of Social Services
Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network (LiKEN)
Living Arts & Science Center
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Making a Difference Now (MADN)
Mental Health America of Kentucky
Nathaniel Mission
National MS Society
New Life Day Center
On The Move Art Studio
One Parent Scholar House
Opportunity for Work and Learning
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
Primate Rescue Center
Recovery Cafe Lexington
Refuge for Women
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass
Shepherds House, Inc.
StepForward Lexington
Sunrise Children's Services, Inc.
Surgery on Sunday, Inc.
Sustainable Business Ventures Corporation
The Foster Care Council of LexKy
The Methodist Home of Kentucky
The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families
The Well of Lexington
Town Branch Park
United Way of the Bluegrass
Unshackled By Love
Voices of Hope