The Community Response Coalition of Kentucky is an entirely volunteer-run organization. We need and welcome volunteers in many capacities, from helping clients to administrative tasks. Spanish-speaking volunteers are particularly needed. We have openings for the following positions:
- Intake Workers
- Food delivery personnel
- Board members
- Social media coordinators
- Volunteers to table at community events
- PR material translators (includes flyers, social media, etc.)
If you are interested in becoming a CRCKY volunteer, please email Dominique Olbert at firstname.lastname@example.org and complete our online application at the link listed below. After the email and application are received, you will be contacted for an interview.
All volunteers with direct client contact are required to submit a background check before they can work with clients. If you have a background check that is less than 2 years old, you do not need to obtain a new one. Instead, please email a scanned copy to Dominique Olbert at email@example.com. If you need to obtain a new background check and live in Fayette County, please do so through one of the following agencies listed below. If you live outside of Fayette County, you will need to contact your local county/state police department.
You may either send the background check to your home address and email a scanned copy to Dominique or have it mailed it directly to CRCKY at:
237 Tahoma Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Sign in or create a record to start a background check. Make sure to select the ‘local’ option rather than state or region so that you are not charged more than $8.00. Please note that Sterling has been experiencing significant delays in processing applications due to Covid. If you wish to volunteer soon, we encourage you to pursue other options.
Call (502) 573-1682 or submit an online application at:
AOC CourtNet is a way to check your criminal history (based on court records) for $25.00. You can make this request online, by mail, or in person in Frankfort.
Kentucky State Police
Call (304) 625-5590 or submit an online application at:
Kentucky State Police offer a Background Check (criminal history – any arrests) for $20.00 as well. Choose the “Name Based” and then “Employment” options. Submit by mail with a check and two stamped envelopes (one for CRCKY and one for you) or submit in person.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks or (304) 625-5590
The FBI will do a Criminal History Summary for $18.00, but you also have to submit a set of Fingerprints (which may need to be done by a law enforcement officer for an additional fee; check out the list at http://www.myfbireport.com/locations/lawEnforcement/KY.php#L and scroll down to see Louisville or Lexington locations). You can also try to do the fingerprints yourself; they have a guide on the FBI website.
Financial assistance is available to potential volunteers for whom this fee constitutes a financial hardship. Please email Dominique for details.