Downing Museum at Baker Arboretum

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to do something worthwhile during your visit to Bowling Green, or do you live in the area and desire to make a difference? We have some awesome opportunities for getting your hands dirty or simply answering questions. Either way, volunteers make the world go ‘round, and it is a perfect way to see the community! If you have something in mind you don’t see here, give us a call and we’ll share ideas.

SPORTS MASTERS This prestigious group of sports nuts is the official volunteer team for all major sporting events in Bowling Green and beyond. The Sports Masters can help set up hospitality, information, and press box areas at athletic events using their three travel trailers. From serving as team host families to directing visitors on where to go, these volunteers go the extra mile. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Sports Masters, simply fill out our Volunteer Form and someone will be in touch with you soon.

LOST RIVER CAVE Many volunteer opportunities exist for individuals, families or large groups wanting to help out once or on a committed basis at Lost River Cave in Bowling Green. Volunteer projects consist of improving the natural environment by removing invasive plants and trash, supporting the educational efforts by assembling programming supplies, and outreach to our visitors through greeting, administrative assistance, or being a trail docent. Please contact Annie Holt for a volunteer project that is perfect for you! Contact by phone, 270-393-0077, or email annie (at) lostrivercave.com.

MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK There are often opportunities for volunteers just north of Bowling Green at Mammoth Cave National Park, from trail building to campground hosting to helping visitors at the Information Desk. At the world’s longest known cave system, volunteers log hundreds of hours each year, helping complete some of the Park's most important projects. Visit Mammoth Cave's website to see a list of current volunteer opportunities, then email the Park Volunteer Coordinator for further information.

CENTER FOR COURAGEOUS KIDS This Scottsville, KY medical camping facility for children living with chronic or life-threatening illnesses would love to have your help for a few days or just a few hours. The campus includes a Medical Center and helipad, Equestrian Center, Bowling Alley, Indoor Swimming Complex, Gymnasium and Climbing Wall, Lodges, Dining Hall, Theater, and more. All of this requires a lot of work to serve the amazing children and their wonderful families who fill these 168 acres with the sounds of laughter, singing and silliness. To learn more, visit http://www.courageouskids.org or contact Anna (at) courageouskids.org to learn how to become a volunteer.

KID STUFF AROUND TOWN KidStuffAroundTown.com is a nonprofit organization driven by the desire to actively involve the Kids and Youth in the betterment of the Bowling Green area. Our mission is to encourage, empower, and recognize kids and youth that are making a difference in our community by volunteering their time to serve and establish local goodwill projects, thus improving the lives of our fellow citizens. Visit the website at http://www.kidstuffaroundtown.com or call Jessie at 270-904-4543 to learn more.

SOUTHERN KENTUCKY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Looking for a great opportunity to meet new people, stay active, add experience to your resume, or to support the arts? The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) is looking to fill the following Volunteer Positions: ushers, greeters, ticket takers, merchandise attendants and more! All SKyPAC volunteers/ushers will play a vital role within the SKyPAC team and hold responsibility for ensuring patron satisfaction by providing exceptional customer service to everyone who utilizes the 80,000 square foot facility. Comprised of a 1,800-seat performance hall, a studio/black box theater, rehearsal rooms, and a 5,000 square foot lobby, SKyPAC will provide the ultimate gathering space for a myriad of performing arts presentations and community events. If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a volunteer please download the Volunteer Form at http://theskypac.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/volunteer_usherform.pdf and send it in to our Front of House Manager, Hannah Turner at hturner (at) theskypac.com. For more information please contact us at 270-904-5000.

HISTORIC RAILPARK & TRAIN MUSEUM The Historic Railpark and Train Museum at 401 Kentucky Street is looking for volunteers who enjoy working with visitors from Kentucky and around the world, and we have many areas in which to volunteer.  Our docent/tour guide volunteers share their knowledge of railroads along with the local history of Bowling Green while they lead visitors of all ages through the five rail cars we currently have available for touring.  This is a great opportunity to be a part of local history, preservation and education.  Visit our website to learn more about the depot and Museum http://historicrailpark.com/ and about volunteering at http://historicrailpark.com/docents/ Pleas.e call 270-745-7317 and ask for Melanie to learn more.