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Join KY READY Corps!

Interested in national service? Passionate about helping communities and serving vulnerable individuals, helping them respond to and be better prepared for emergencies and disasters -- while gaining valuable professional experience? Join KY Ready Corps!

KY Ready Corps, a Kentucky AmeriCorps program, seeks dedicated, passionate-about-service individuals interested in serving in disaster preparedness, response and/or recovery projects at Kentucky non-profit, government, educational and community programs and organizations. Site projects are in alignment with our mission to strengthen emergency/disaster readiness, response and recovery in Kentucky communities, especially in vulnerable individuals. Members are matched with projects and sites appropriate to their interests, academic background/experience and skill set, and projects tend to be in alignment with community education/outreach, volunteer coordination and support, and preparedness assessments and plans.


  • Catholic Action Center, food insecurity response, Lancaster/Garrard County
  • Amen House, food insecurity response, Georgetown
  • Thankful Hearts Food Pantry, Pikeville
  • Chain of Love Disaster Relief, Pikeville
  • Daviess County Emergency Management, Owensboro
  • Metcalfe County Emergency Management, Edmonton
  • Hart County Emergency Management
  • Daviess County Emergency Management
  • Catholic Charities Disaster Case Management, Owensboro
  • Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Senior Centers
  • Lexington/Fayette County Emergency Management
  • Kentucky Red Cross various locations across Kentucky.

Benefits of being a KY Ready Corps member include: 

  • Part-time service with flexible hours (300 total service hours, 20-25 per week depending on start date)
  • A modest living allowance based on hours served
  • An education award at end of service, based on hours served
  • Student loan forbearance during service, and assistance in paying accrued interest through AmeriCorps
  • Training and support from AmeriCorps, Serve Kentucky, the service site and the KY Ready Corps Program
  • Opportunity to build professional skills while serving your community!

Minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Eighteen years of age or older during term of service
  • U.S. citizen or legally allowed to live in the U.S. (foreign college students on visas typically do not qualify)
  • College coursework pertinent to our mission and focus
  • A current driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Willingness to undergo and pass AmeriCorps required criminal history background checks

Still interested? Please fill out Member Interest Form below. Next step: Attend a virtual Information Session OR schedule a prescreen interview with KY READY Corps staff:

Deadline to apply for Summer service starts: May 1, 2022


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