YMCA of Greater Louisville

Downtown Family YMCA

555 South Second Street, Louisville, KY 40202 502 587 6700
  • Monday — Thursday 5 AM - 8 PM
  • Friday 5 AM - 7 PM
  • Saturday — Sunday 7 AM - 6 PM


Are you looking for a unique volunteer opportunity? The YMCA's Newcomer Academy Program is an after school academic and sports program for middle and high school students attending the ESL Newcomer Academy. A program of the Downtown Family YMCA, our primary focus is to create a welcoming, educational environment for immigrant and refugee children new to the United States.

In the fall, students will receive academic support and develop short-and long-term goals for personal success. Spring programming will also include organized soccer and other recreational activities.

Volunteer tutors are needed primarily in the areas of math, reading and English. No teaching experience is required, just a passion for education and interest in working with people from different cultures.

Ideal time commitment is once a week on a regular schedule for 60-90 minutes after school. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and complete a background check.

To find out more about these exciting volunteer opportunities and more, contact Katrina Deely at  kdeely@ymcalouisville.org.

Visit the ESL Newcomer Academy website to learn more about the Newcomer Academy.

Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.