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Volunteer Center

Service Organizations

Alpha Phi Omega
A national co-ed service fraternity that accepts pledges in both the fall and spring semesters. Members serve the community by performing numerous volunteer work projects throughout Indianapolis and with other chapters around the state. Additionally, the organization sponsors an all-campus blood drive each semester.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB)
This is a service trip over spring break. A group of students, faculty, and staff travels out of state to participate in service, exploration of social issues, and discussion of the role of service on a personal and community level.

Be the Voice - Butler University
To inspire hope, provide support, promote mental health awareness, education,  and suicide prevention.

Answers for Autism (Butler University Chapter)
To help local organization Answers for Autism with events and fundraising and to spread better awareness and education across campus. 

Best Buddies
Formed to foster a friendship among the Butler community and young adults with disabilities. Best Buddies concentrates its efforts on providing peer relationships for mentally and physically challenged young adults in the Indianapolis area.

Bulldogs Against Breast Cancer
Raises awareness, support and funding for breast cancer issues throughout the Butler community.

Bulldogs Being Bigs
The mission of this group is to have a positive influence in the development of children and the Butler student community through the offering of friendship, stability, time, and support to Indianapolis children in need.  The organization facilitates mentoring programs through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Shepherd Community Center, and the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Participants establish long-lasting, one-to-one relationships while also making a lifetime's worth of difference in the lives of local youths.

Circle K
A co-educational service, leadership, and friendship organization sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.

College Mentors for Kids!
The mission of this organization is to cultivate ongoing mentoring relationships between college and elementary-aged students through shared learning experiences on the university campus and in the community.

Dawgs for a Cure
Finding a cure for Mitochondrial Disease, one Dawg at a time.

Do Something!
DoSomething.org makes the world suck less. This Butler University chapter stems from one of the largest organizations for young people and social change. Three million members nationwide tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment to literally everything else. Not to mention scholarship opportunities like woah. You don't have to do a lot—just Do Something!

Fall Alternative Break
The students involved in this volunteer organization spend their fall reading break improving the living conditions of the individuals they serve. Each year, a work site is chosen and the students supply the manual labor necessary to meet the fundamental or emergency needs of the site.

Food Recovery Network 
Reaching from the immediate community to people nationwide, Food Recovery Network aims to combat the prevalent problems of food waste and hunger.  This organization unifies students on college campuses to give back to the neighborhoods around them by recovering food that would otherwise end up as waste. In the end, this salvaged food brings happiness and health to many individuals in need.     

Gift of Life 
The purpose of Butler Gift of Life rasies awareness for the bone marrow donation process and is dedicated to expanding the bone marrow registry and supporting those who have been affected by the cancer experience.  

Butler-Haiti Konbit 
Butler-Haiti Konbit connects students with the opportunity to make a lasting impression on their neighbors across the globe and challenges them to be a part of the movement to bring hope and permanent solutions to Haiti.

JUNTOS
JUNTOS seeks to empower local youth to reach their full potential by creating an encouraging learning environment through volunteerism with students learning English as a new language. Members work alongside ENL students in an after-school program to develop academically, socially, and personally.

Movement Exchange
Fostering civic engagement, cross-cultural understanding, and creative expression through dance and service. 

Nourish International
Non-profit to help end poverty.

Social Justice Club
The purpose of this organization is to provide a place for students of all backgrounds to meet, as well as be an outlet of social justice activity at Butler and beyond.

Stand Tall Project
The Stand Tall Project is committed to ending sexual assault through raising awareness, supporting survivors, challenging rape culture, and empowering bystanders. Students in the Stand Tall Project emphasize the personal responsibility that all of us in the Butler community are taking on to put an end to sexual violence in our community.

Timmy Global Health
Timmy Global Health at Butler University was officially chartered in 2005 as a campus affiliated organization committed to community service both locally and abroad. While the main activities generally associated with the nationwide foundation are the annual medical service trips (to Xela, Guatemala), Timmy Global Health at Butler University is committed to extending the call to service to local communities as well.

UNICEF at BU
The purpose of this organization is to organize students for the survival, protection and development of children worldwide through education, advocacy, and fundraising as a UNICEF Campus Initiative group through the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Intercollegiate YMCA
The Butler Intercollegiate YMCA is a student volunteer organization promoting campus involvement and community service projects. All Butler students, faculty, and staff are eligible for membership.