Volunteer Center Upcoming Events

For ongoing volunteer opportunities and one-time events going on in Indianapolis and the surrounding area, check out our Community Opportunities page.


Last updated 10/29/14

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Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Expo 10/31

Be a part of the anticipation and excitement before the big race! Athletes pick up their event information and race bib numbers so they are ready for race day. Duties include passing out race packets and t-shirts to participants, providing race information and assisting in directing people as they visit Indianapolis. This project is on October 31st from 2:00-6:00PM. Sign up here.

Irwin Library Trick or Treat Event 10/31

On Friday, October 31st Butler students and their younger siblings are invited to participate in face painting and or to select a Halloween-themed mask from 3:30PM - 5:30PM at Irwin Library. This event is a part of a campus wide trick-or-treat event for Family Weekend. We are looking to have two face painters and three students to pass out candy. The volunteers would need to arrive at 3:15PM to help set-up and are free to leave after 5:45PM. If volunteers have any further questions, they can contact Akeira Jennings at acjennin@butler.edu or her cell phone at 773-225-0867.

Gleaners  11/7

Join the Volunteer Center in serving Gleaners Food Bank of Indianapolis on November 7th from 12:30-4:30! Volunteers will help sort food items and aid with a variety of food distribution programs that Gleaners sponsors.There are 9 spots available and transportation is provided. Sign up here.

Oxfam Hunger Banquet 11/14

This year, the Volunteer Center will be hosting our second annual Oxfam American Hunger Banquet. Nearly 870 million people suffer from chronic hunger in America and more than 2.5 billion people live in poverty. This event will randomly divide students into different "social classes": lower, middle, and upper class. Students will then be given a meal according to their respective class and engage in discussion about the effects of hunger and poverty in America, specifically in Indianapolis. The event will be held in the Johnson Room of Robertson Hall on Friday, November 14th from 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM. There is no charge for the event; however, we want to acknowledge that students will ONLY receive the meal designated to their respective social class. Space is limited for the first 100 students, so please RSVP today by filling out the following form. We hope to see you there!


Need to Advertise a Service Event or Opportunity?

Are you a part of a service organization on Butler's campus? Have an event that needs advertising or promotion? Please contact the Volunteer Center at  volunteer@butler.edu and we will promote your event on social media! Or feel free to stop by the Volunteer Center (AU 100) to learn more.

To request disability-related accommodations or inquire about accessibility, please contact volunteer@butler.edu or by phone at 317-940-6006. Please allow two weeks advance notice in order to allow adequate time to make arrangements. Although attempts will be made to honor accommodation requests with less notice, it cannot be guaranteed that without two weeks notice a reasonable accommodation can be provided.



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Volunteer Center

4600 Sunset Avenue
Atherton Union, Room 100
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Phone: (317) 940-6006
Fax: (317) 940-6421