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Last Updated 10/02/17

The Salvation Army Eagle Creek

Salvation Army Eagle Creek is seeking volunteers that have a passion for youth, education, recreation, and sports. On-going opportunities will be available to tutor and play games during our after-school program as well as coach our youth sports teams! If you want to help youth in a fun environment, this is the place for you! If interesting in volunteering with Salvation Army Eagle Creek please contact Ryan Mathews,, or visit their website,, for more information.

Heritage Place of Indianapolis, Inc.

Heritage Place is looking for both short and long term volunteers. Volunteering can be one-time or ongoing, individual or group, weekdays or weekends. Our volunteer opportunities include assemble mailings, event set-up, registration and tear-down, seasonal yard work and computer data entry. Contact us for today's volunteer opportunities. You won't need a car to get to Heritage Place - we are 3 blocks east of Butler University! If you are interesting in volunteer or want more information, please contact Ruth Ann Hankins at

Teacher's Treasures

Teacher's Treasures is in need of volunteers to help at-risk children get the materials they need to succeed in school by providing teachers with donated educational supplies for use by the students in their classroom. Teacher's Treasure volunteers handle store operations (Monday-Thursday, 2-6 PM) or warehouse work and stocking (Monday- Friday, 9 AM-12 PM). Teacher's Treasures storefront location is at 1800 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN, 46201. They offer volunteer opportunities to students with a range of background experience and would love your help. If interesting in volunteering or just getting more information, please contact Amanda Metternich at 317-264-1758 or via email

Volunteer with Public Greens

Public Greens is in need of volunteers to help them feed at-risk children in the Indianapolis community. This is a combined effort with the Patachou Foundation and they will take any volunteers that are willing to commit time to support the cause. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact or visit their website for more information!

Food Pantry Opportunity

We have needs for students to serve at the food bank at Second Presbyterian Church (7700 N. Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46260). The available hours include Wednesday 4-6:30pm, Thursday 9:30-11:30am, and Saturday 10am-12pm. Students may also work with food deliveries on Monday and Tuesday 9-11am. Students may work by helping clients shop for food, delivering and checking in the food, and hospitality designed to welcome clients to the food bank. Contact Dwight Podgurski for more information.

Aftercare for Indiana Through Mentoring

Aftercare for Indiana Through Mentoring is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors for at-risk and justice involved youth. You can choose to work in the community or in a juvenile facility. Our volunteers commit to making a difference by mentoring a youth for 2 hours a week. Training and support is provided. The AIM Center is located within walking distance of the Butler campus. Contact Richard Garschina for more information, of find AIM on Facebook.

Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow provides students with the tools they need to put their passion for educational access into action. Members of BT chapters engage in service-learning, fundraising and awareness activities to generate support for the construction of primary-level schools. Partner communities in East Africa match the students' support by donating 3 acres of land for each primary school and volunteering approximately 15,000 hours of labor to construct it. Contact Kate White if you are interested in getting involved.

AYS, Inc.

If you are interested in youth or education, AYS has a great opportunity for you! AYS is an organization that runs before and after school. We are located at IPS #43 (on 40th street). AYS is in need of after-school mentors/volunteers to help with homework, literacy, and other enrichment type activities for students K-6th grade. AYS is open 4-5:30pm Monday-Thursday. Volunteer times and days are flexible, all extra hands are appreciated! Email Sabaea Pipkin, site-director, or call 317-605-4595.

Help Out the Local Girl Scout Troop

Troop Leader Julie Johnson for Troop #1004 at Christ the King School is looking for 1-2 students interested in helping with her troop this year. The troop consists of girls 5-6th grade and there are about 19 girls. For anyone who is interested or wants more information, please contact Julie directly at or on her cell at 317-847-3052. Join us in our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place!

Become an AIM Mentor

Aftercare for Indiana Through Mentoring is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors for at-risk and justice involved youth. You can choose to work in the community or in a juvenile facility. Our volunteers commit to making a difference by mentoring a youth for 2 hours a week. Training and support is provided. The AIM Center is located within walking distance of the Butler campus. Contact Richard Garschina for more information, of find AIM on Facebook.

Volunteer with Easter Seals Parents' Night Out Program

Easter Seals Crossroads is looking for individuals who enjoy working with children and can maintain a safe, healthy environment for children with disabilities and special needs. Responsibilities would include facilitating activities, managing behaviors, preparing snacks and maintaining cleanliness. Previous experience in early childhood programs is preferred, but not required. To apply to help with this, click here.

North United Methodist Church

North UMC needs volunteers to work the front desk as support and hospitality throughout the week. Office hours are 8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Thursday and 8:30 - 4:00 on Friday. At a minimum we strive to have someone there through the lunch hour, which is 11:30 - 1:00 - possibly stretching that by ½ hour on each end of that time frame. Students looking to fill required volunteer service hours with a genuine learning experience helping at our desk could be ideal. Scheduling is flexible. For more information contact Julie O'Connor at 317-924-2612 x 44 or by email at

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

MADD is looking for students who are interested in volunteering by assisting survivors at Victim Impact Panels. The areas of experience would include exposure to the fields of law, criminal justice and social work. Contact Lael Hill at

Get a job with AmeriCorp's VISTA Program

VISTA, Volunteers In Service To America, is a branch of AmeriCorps where volunteers work in administration of non-profits to assist with capacity and programming rather than direct service. VISTA is unique in its focus on combating poverty. It is an ideal opportunity for a recent college grad who is looking to have a year of service before starting an additional degree or entering the workforce, click here to learn more. Two jobs are available, an Associate for Development and Assistant Program Evaluation. Click on the titles to learn more about the opportunities or email Mary Boyer for more information. 

Volunteer by Playing Piano

Tangram supports people with disabilities by designing services to meet their specific needs and desires, and is looking for a piano player with moderate skills to help with our newly-formed choir for individuals with disabilities. The piano player will work with the choir director to plan for choir practices and will assist the choir director during each choir practice and any performances. The choir will meet every other Tuesday, possibly shifting to every Tuesday after the first few practices, from 6:30-7:30pm at the Tangram main office (located at 52nd and Keystone). Volunteer is required to go through volunteer training and orientation, plus a background check and drug screen. Contact Lindsey Hill for more information.

Apply for an Internship with the United Way

The United Way of Central Indiana is now accepting applications for the position of a part-time intern for their Boone Country Back Pack Attack program. All applicants must have a minimum of two years college education. Responsibilities for the internship include handling the logistics, communication needs, and documentation to ensure the collection and distribution of new school supplies to low income families in Boone County at the Back Pack event in August 2014.To apply, please visit:

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Volunteer Opportunities

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is in need of volunteers for several events during their season. For a list of all their events, such as Symphony on the Prairie, and to sign up to volunteer, please visit the volunteer web portal.

Tutoring with The United Way

Did you know that two thirds of Indiana fourth graders aren't reading at their grade level? The United Way of Central Indiana's ReadUP Tutor program pairs volunteers with 3rd and 4th graders to help increase their literacy skills through one-on-one interaction, preparing them for future academic success. The United Way is looking for volunteers who can spend one hour a week on Tuesday's, Wednesday's, or Thursday's reading with third and fourth grade students. For more information, please visit or call 317-925-READ.

Tutoring at the Excel Center

The Excel Center is an adult charter high school here in Indianapolis that includes students ages 18 and up, that were not able to complete high school as minors due to a variety of barriers. They are in need of tutors to help enhance their students' skills in subjects including: Remediation Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry. Volunteers would need to go the the Excel Center at least once a week during their eight week term. For more information, please contact DeAnn Day at or 317-524-4416.

Become a Girl Scout Troop Leader

The Girl Scouts work to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The Girl Scouts of Central Indiana makes it easy, meaningful, and fun for girl scouts and volunteers to grow as leaders. Volunteers will be paired with either an already established troop at a school in the area, to help structure and plan activities, or help lead a new troop that is being formed. Depending on your availability, the time commitment is flexible and varies from troop to troop. For more information, please contact Hannah Croucher at at 317-417-9245 or

Tutoring at Asian Help Services

Asian Help Services is a non-profit organization that assists immigrants, refugees, students, visitors, and families during their stay in Central Indiana. Volunteers are needed to assist in teaching English to the students, who already have an introduction to the English language. The time commitment involves sessions once or twice a week from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. For more information, please contact Sungboon Baikat at 317-924-4827.

Mentor for Ladies Under Construction

Ladies Under Construction is an organization that builds girls' faith in themselves and empowers them to grow into strong, powerful, and empowered young women. They discuss life issues such as faith, family, personal motivation, as well as many other life skills needed to deal with the challenges and obstacles in one's life. Ladies Under Construction is looking for both male and female mentors for summer. For more information, please contact Aleanya Moore at