Become a Volunteer

Brightside is proud to announce that we are adding a whole new tier to our volunteer program. Now, getting involved with Brightside will not only give you the opportunity to join us in our cleanup efforts, but also get involved in our special events, youth education initiatives, use your gardening skills, and work behind the scenes in our office. Getting involved is simple.

Volunteers receive nothing but the best from Brightside! Our small staff values volunteers and will give you all the tools to have a great experience. Volunteers will have the opportunity to see the inner workings of one of Louisville’s premiere non profit agencies and feel an enormous sense of pride as they engage with other community members to better our city. Hours spent volunteering with Brightside can be used for service hours and added to resumes.

Just click here to complete the application, return it to Brightside, and we’ll be back in touch with you regarding the program(s) you’re interested in along with the dates and times of the events and trainings.

Last year Brightside helped mobilize over 22,000 volunteers. Imagine the successes we could see for Brightside and the Louisville community by coming together to volunteer on a regular basis. We’d love for each of you to join us in our exciting new endeavor.

Reoccurring Volunteer Opportunities:


Cleanups: Volunteers lead the fight against Litter by cleaning up on their own with Brightside provided materials and trash collection from our partners at Metro Solid Waste. Litter Cleanups can be completed any time, any where in addition to our two Community-Wide Cleanups held in the spring and fall.

Ambassadors: Volunteers in this special group make a commitment to help spread the Brightside message. Fully trained on Brightside, this group serves by helping educate the community on Brightside’s programs and mission. Opportunities for these volunteers involve speaking at events, representing Brightside at neighborhood fairs, and assisting with our special events. This group meets quarterly.

For more information on getting involved with any of these groups please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Mary Byrne at 502-574-2613 or click here to email.  

cleanup volunteer Volunteers joyfully help to keep our city clean!

Volunteers can engage in mulitple activities