MISSION BASECAMP: Mission Opportunities

The work projects at these partner sites will be meaningful and not merely busy work. They will vary from site to site and could include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Landscaping activities
  • Fix-up, paint-up activities
  • Construction activities that might require special skills
  • VBS activities
  • Interaction with the residents of various facilities

The Portland Promise Center

The Portland Promise Center is a thriving faith-based community development center in the heart of Louisville’s Portland neighborhood. They provide individuals and families with the resources they need to anchor their lives in a firm foundation of faith and to build futures filled with hope. They are committed to helping the Portland community realize its potential – spiritually, socially, educationally and economically. Learn more.

The Lighthouse Community Center

The Lighthouse (a United Methodist affiliate) is a vital God-driven force in the community to help children and youth achieve higher academic levels, encourage them to cultivate a love for music, art, drama, and dance, and motivate them to develop their God-given potential to become moral and spiritual leaders in their community. Learn more.

Wesley House Community Services

The mission of Wesley House Community Services is to “help people help themselves.” Their programs include Early Childhood Education, Youth and Family Services that include the Youth Brigade Arts Academy, Workforce Development/Computer Education, Volunteer Income Site, English as a Second Language, Spanish as a Second Language, International Works Program and Wesley Wear House. Learn more.

Apple Patch

Apple Patch seeks to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through an array of support services that assists each person in achieving their highest potential and lead independent and productive lives. Learn more.

Cedar Lake Lodge

Cedar Lake is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer highly compassionate, capable care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they may experience a life of abundant possibilities. Cedar Lake is committed to providing the highest quality of services to the people they support. Learn more.


Water is Medicine! By using appropriate technology and training, WaterStep empowers volunteers and humanitarian professionals with the ability to assist communities with sustainable water solutions. From disaster relief to water treatment and health and hygiene training, WaterStep’s practical solutions are impacting lives and providing clean water for more people. Learn more.

The Mission Base Camp Program provides for one of our volunteers to serve as a liaison between the partner organization worksite and the group forming the work team. This person will work alongside the team leader and provide whatever support is necessary.

Special Middle School Camp

There are agencies that have restrictive age requirements that prohibit middle school students from participating in work projects. To meet this need, we offer a special camp for these students that involve the pre-fabrication of handicap ramps here at Kavanaugh and then installed at various locations where the ramps are needed. This program requires an adult to youth ratio of 1:5 and an additional materials fee.

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