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There are plenty of ways you can continue to volunteer your time and efforts to make the world a better place—even from the comfort of your home or inside the warmth of an organization! Check out these eight opportunities to give back during the winter.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped make the world a better place and advocated for equal rights for everyone. Use MLK Day as a time to honor his legacy by giving back or doing something good for somebody else.

The Kentucky CASA Network has announced three new full-time positions to help advance its mission of supporting the development, growth, and continuation of local CASA programs in Kentucky. The positions include Network Services Manager, Research and Data Analyst, and Director of Volunteer Recruitment and Program Capacity. These positions were developed to assist the Kentucky CASA Network with implementing its 2022-2024 Statewide Growth Plan, which includes increasing the total number of active/assigned CASA volunteers, expanding CASA programs geographically into unserved counties, providing quality technical assistance to local programs, and collecting and analyzing data to examine the outcomes of CASA advocacy in the state. Interested candidates should apply by February 3, 2023.

The KCN is seeking a highly qualified candidate for its new position of Director of Volunteer Recruitment and Program Capacity. The primary responsibilities of the position will be to assist local CASA programs with the statewide recruitment of CASA volunteers and to support new and existing local programs with program development and expansion. This position will work closely with the State Director/CEO in implementing the association’s statewide Growth Plan and on the mission to increase the CASA footprint across the Commonwealth. This position will also work closely with the Director of Communications and Marketing with the association’s efforts on statewide marketing and volunteer recruitment campaign. The main office of the Kentucky CASA Network is in Louisville, Kentucky. The KCN seeks to recruit diverse applicants and encourages those from marginalized and diverse backgrounds statewide to apply.

The KCN is seeking a highly qualified candidate for its new position of Research and Data Analyst. The primary responsibility of the position is to lead and align the collection, management, and architecture of all internal and external data for the Kentucky CASA Network’s projects and initiatives. This position will also support the evaluation efforts of the Quality Assurance Team and provide support to the organization’s performance measurement work. The main office of the Kentucky CASA Network is in Louisville, Kentucky. A strong preference for candidates to be located in Louisville, though applicants statewide are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration. The KCN seeks to recruit diverse applicants and encourages those from marginalized and diverse backgrounds to apply.

The KCN is seeking a highly qualified candidate for its new position of Network Services Manager. The primary responsibilities of the position will be assisting local CASA programs by serving as the primary contact for new local program Executive Directors and working as part of the Quality Assurance Team. The position will provide support and guidance to new Executive Directors across the Commonwealth. The position will also assist the Director of Training & Impact in the delivery of network trainings. Candidates may be located in Louisville, Kentucky or remotely. The KCN seeks to recruit diverse applicants and encourages those from marginalized and diverse backgrounds statewide to apply.

With a new year comes new opportunities to give back and do more good. Remember that there’s never a bad time to start giving back. Even if you fall off track, there’s always time to get back in the saddle.

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend together with family, friends and loved ones. However, it’s also an opportunity to give back

When it’s time to start a new healthy habit, it can be pretty difficult. If you want to start the new year with a habit that will actually stick, check out these tips to get started.

Human rights should be protected at all costs. You can get involved this Universal Human Rights Month and continue to spread the word year-round

This giving season, give more than just stuff to your friends and family. Give the gifts of experiences, charitable giving, delicious food, your time or something handmade.

The new year is right around the corner, and with a solid altruism plan, you’re sure to have the most successful giving year yet!

There are many ways you can say ‘thank you’ to the people in your life. Use these ideas both today and year round!

The workplace is a space to get stuff done. However, it doesn’t have to be all about making money. In fact, the workplace can be a great place to give back.

Although the weather is cooling down, that doesn’t mean volunteer opportunities are also cooling! Use this season to participate in activities made for the colder months.

The Kentucky CASA Network announced the winners of the Awards of Excellence on the final day of CASA Week, October 28, 2022. Award recipients included Jackie Kennedy, Carol Lomicka, Judge Deborah Hawkins-Crooks, Stephanie Floyd, CASA of Graves County & Southwest KY, Ruth Lynch, Carolyn Self, and Joseph Schuler. The 2022 KCN Awards of Excellence were presented during CASA Week, a week-long celebration and training opportunity for local CASA program staff, board members, and volunteers. The final day of CASA Week provided an opportunity for the KCN to show appreciation for the continued advocacy of CASA volunteers and to celebrate the winners of the Awards of Excellence. Nearly 300 attendees participated throughout CASA Week 2022.

This year, GivingTuesday falls on Tuesday, November 29th, and November is right around the corner! Whether you’re wanting to donate, organize a fundraiser or volunteer, the time for action is now!

Here’s a few reasons to celebrate this momentous anniversary of United Nations Day, and how you can use it to promote altruism within your own life.

One person can inspire change for the entire world. This year, celebrate National Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 22. Check out these ideas to help get you started with making a difference in your community and the world.

While Halloween is normally reserved for scary-good fun, that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved to benefit a scary-good cause!

Living a positive lifestyle has more benefits than just “feeling better.” Focusing on positive thoughts can actually impact your overall health.

When it comes to saving our planet, small steps make a big impact. Every person can make an effort toward reducing their carbon footprint and living a more altruistic lifestyle for the world.

Take the time to find out how those around you like to receive gratitude, appreciation and love. You’ll find that meeting them with the love language they most appreciate will help strengthen your relationships.

Journaling can not only improve your personal life, but it can also improve your altruistic focus. As it turns out, regular writing in a journal has a lot of surprising mental and emotional health benefits.

This September, remember to focus on you and your personal growth. Even small steps can add up to huge results over time. It all starts now!

Positivity is something you may not always possess, but there are ways to bring it into your life. Surround yourself with positive people, and remind yourself of the positive things in your life and the positive qualities you have.

Taking the first step to volunteer or get involved with an organization is hard, but these steps can help you dive in!

Back-to-school time can be a learning experience for everybody, even if you don’t have school aged children. It’s a time to remember that no matter where you are in life, you can continue to learn!

Family Fun Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of the summer before your children head back to school. Take advantage of these creative and altruistic ideas in order to have the best Family Fun Month possible this August.

Take advantage of the simple ways to find total wellness during August to celebrate National Wellness Month.

Take some time this week to think of a way that you can make a difference in the lives of others and go do it!

Whether you choose to volunteer your time, get involved in the community or even commit time to strengthening your relationships, living an altruistic life provides many ways to impact others around you. 

Many of us fail to follow through on creating a new habit that truly sticks. However, If you’re looking for a way to build a habit that lasts, there are some tried-and-true steps you can take to succeed!

Don’t wait until it’s too late to focus on your wellness. How you feel trickles into your everyday life, which is why it’s important for you to put your physical and mental health and wellbeing first.

Victoria Benge, Executive Director of CASA of Madison County and Clark Counties, has been named Kappa Alpha Theta Program Director of the Year by the National CASA/GAL Association for Children. The announcement was made during the organization’s Awards of Excellence ceremony at the National CASA/GAL’s 2022 Annual Conference held June 6 in Seattle, WA.

All work and no giving back makes for a dull workplace! Talk to your employer about already existing programs such as matching gifts or time off to volunteer.

Use the power you have to make the world a brighter, better place, and you’re sure to also experience some of that kindness. Together, we have the power to change the world!

Now is the perfect time to join a local or national organization as a mentor to help make a difference in the lives of kids around the world. Check out these top reasons you should become a mentor today.

Whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned volunteer advocate, read on for ways that you can celebrate Global Volunteer Month and inspire others to join in to make our world a better place.

If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.

Women have made massive and inspiring contributions to our communities and the world. Use Women’s History Month as a reminder to celebrate the women in your life who inspire you every day.

Starting young is a great way to ensure you’re helping to shape givers for years to come, through volunteering and giving back to your community. Whether you’re inspiring your own kids or children in your community, it’s never too early to start inspiring the next generation!

There’s no doubt that times have been hard in the past few years, and we could all use a reminder to focus on our mental health. Check out these tips to help put yourself first for your overall well-being.

February is the month of love, and we’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day. Now is a great time to give back in any capacity for any cause you’re passionate about!

Have no fear, because spring is around the corner, and warmer months are ahead. In the meantime, take as many steps as you can to boost your mood and help others along the way. 

Use this as a reminder to commit acts of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even after the holiday passes, his spirit can carry on. Explore new ways you can give back to your community, involve your family and friends and set attainable goals for yourself.

This new year, start off right by living more altruistically… for yourself. Establish new, healthy habits and goals to accomplish in 2022.

This time of the year is the perfect reminder to consider your altruistic and giving goals for 2022. Take a look below at some ways you can plan out your 2022 giving strategy, from fundraising to volunteering and random acts of kindness!

The Kentucky CASA Network is collecting monetary donations to assist CASA programs in western Kentucky impacted by the tornadoes on December 10-11, 2021. CASA programs, staff, volunteers, board members, children, and families have experienced significant loss in their communities. Donations are tax-deductible and will go directly to programs to assist with funding program operations and providing assistance to volunteers, CASA children, and families who have been impacted by the devastating storms throughout western Kentucky.

While the holidays are about spending time with others and spreading as much cheer as possible, it’s hard to spread cheer if you aren’t feeling great yourself.

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