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Changing Tomorrow. Today.

There are far too many individuals, children and families in our community who are facing persistent, daunting challenges and an uncertain future.

But, this is certain: we have no time to waste. What we can all do today — investing in the right initiatives, volunteering our time, and advocating for better public policies — can change so many lives tomorrow.

United Way's COVID-19 Volunteer Response

United Way of Central Indiana is working closely with other community-based organizations to share their most immediate needs while dealing with the coronavirus while connecting volunteers to safe opportunities in their communities. Community members are encouraged to support community needs created by the Coronavirus outbreak. Volunteer today to help your neighbors in need.

LEADING THROUGH A TIME OF CRISIS

United Way of Central Indiana has adapted our work and deployed every available resource to ensure our team is immediately and directly responding to the unique needs of our community during the COVID-19 crisis.

United Way of Central Indiana is working closely with other community-based organizations to share their most immediate needs during the coronavirus pandemic while connecting volunteers to safe opportunities in their communities.

Our volunteers are as different as the communities we serve-- and we have the opportunities to match. Find one that connects your talents with the causes you care about to make a meaningful difference in Central Indiana.

 

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Take the first step to Becoming a Mentor with Virtual Training

Volunteer to mentor an adult striving to stay housed or out of prison. It starts August 10th and 17th with virtual training and then mentors commit an average of 6 hours a month for a year. Our mentors help transform lives - and our community. Mentors work individually but are not alone. All mentors receive quality training that helps the mentor be successful and ongoing support from professional staff. In return they have the opportunity to build new skills and form new friendships. Desired skills and expertise: Our trusted mentors come from all walks of life. From business professionals to the formerly homeless, our mentors are equipped with the training needed to begin strategically sharing their knowledge and life experiences with a mentee - helping them make the positive changes they desire for a more successful future. Support. Stabilize. Succeed. Put forth your time with an individual in need with Trusted Mentors. A 4 hour training provides information to be a successful mentor. For your convenience there are two information sessions each month, where you can find out more information about our services. Our next two part training dates Mondays, August 10th and 17th. We hold our training once each month. We will hold training again on September 10th and 17th. Use the Volunteer button on our website to choose a different day. Look for more info at www.trustedmentors.org and fill out an application so we can contact you with dates and times for our informational/training sessions and answer any questions which you may have about the program. Watch first hand accounts about the power of mentoring at https://vimeo.com/111005408. Email us at info@trustedmentors.org to let us know which sessions you will be attending.

Indianapolis, IN

8/17/20 6:15 PM + more

Food Pantry Volunteers & Donations

Volunteers are needed to assist with food pantry sorting, organizing, packing, etc. at The Sharing Place Donations are also needed: Pasta Pasta Sauce Boxed Dinners Egg Noodles Mac and Cheese Rice Large Boxes 15" to 20" (No fewer than 30 boxes delivered at a time please) Donations can be delivered to The Sharing Place (6501 Sunnyside Road) Mondays from 9:30am - 3:30pm, Tuesdays from 3:30pm - 8:30pm or Thursdays from 9:30am - 3:30pm. To sign up to volunteer, please visit https://lutheranfamily.galaxydigital.com/

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Disaster strikes, how do you respond?

Did you know? In Indiana there are 2-4 home fires which occur daily. Volunteers are needed locally to provide comfort and meet disaster caused needs. Go to redcross.org/volunteer now to see how you can help in your area. See our Disaster Action Teams teams Turning Tragedy into Hope After a Disaster

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Hero Care Network Caseworkers-SAF

Emergency Communications and Critical Community Service caseworkers in the Services to Armed Forces (SAF) department are volunteers who should feel comfortable talking with individuals who are experiencing, or who have just experienced, a tragedy or major crisis in their lives. Crises may include death of a family member, serious illness or injury of a family member, the birth of a child, or some other emergency that disrupts the normal patterns. Hero Care Network case workers are good listeners, able to follow the emergency communications process, and are being professional, empathetic, sensitive, and persistent. Minimum time commitment: 2hrs/wk Examples of Caseworkers are: Initial Family Contact Volunteer Emergency Communications Family Follow-Up Critical Community Services

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

It is true! We need you.

The American Red Cross is looking for a a volunteer to help welcome and orient our new volunteers in Disaster Services. We are looking for someone with approximately 10 hours per week of daytime availability at our Indianapolis office location. May be a good fit for those seeking to practice or build skills in leadership communication and team building.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Blood Donations Needed

The American Red Cross is seeking donors.Potential donors are asked to make an appointment by using the Red Cross Blood Donor smartphone app visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Handy Volunteers

Handy volunteers help the community by providing minor home repairs such as changing light bulbs, hanging curtains, painting, drywall repair, changing door knobs or locks, and more. If our handy volunteers are up to the task we will take care of it! More skilled projects include installing grab bars, ramps, concrete or step repair to help our clients stay safe in their homes. These projects are completed always based on volunteer acceptance. CICOA serves over 8,000 clients and many have handy volunteer needs. Must provide basic tools such as hammer, screwdriver, drill, tape measure, and level. Materials for project completion will be provided. Projects will be completed based on volunteer and clients time.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Senior Medicare Patrol Volunteer

SMP Volunteers work within their communities, educating and empowering beneficiaries to take an active role in the detection and prevention of health care fraud and abuse, with a focus on the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This education will be completed through group training sessions, health fairs and one-on-one counseling. RESPONSIBILITIES Partner with aging services network professionals, law enforcement and others to promote community awareness of health care errors, fraud and abuse. Arrange and present at group education sessions Attend health fairs, seminars, and conferences as an exhibitor for distribution of consumer education materials about Medicare, Medicaid and fraud, errors and abuse. Make appropriate referrals Complete all reporting requirements necessary for SMP Program NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION Must be 21 years or older Completed Volunteer Application Must submit to background check SKILLS NECESSARY Ability to clearly and effectively communicate Have available transportation Must be flexible, accessible and reliable Able to present information and material to large or small groups Ability to listen and provide relevant information to the public TRAINING Attend initial training meeting to receive handbook, and information regarding confidentiality laws, organizational policies and volunteer guidelines. This training should take roughly 2 hours. Must be willing to attend periodic training or get-acquainted meetings.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Provide Respite Childcare for Families!

Description Respite Care at Easterseals Crossroads provide childcare for the parents of children with disabilities. We need volunteers to support staff in supervising children with disabilities and their typically-developing siblings, ages 6 months to 12 years, in the following areas: Parents’ Day Out: This program usually occurs every third Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Parents’ Night Out: This program usually occurs every Friday from 5:30 to 10:00pm Volunteers can expect to assist with activities such as crafts, reading, and playtime. This can be a one time or on going volunteer opportunity. Please click here to fill out our volunteer application.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Grace Care Center- Donations Needed

Grace Care Center is currently accepting drop-off donations. The most needed items are: Toilet Paper Toothpaste Rice Dry Beans Hamburger Helper Pancake Mix Canned Fruit Cereal Diapers, size 5,6 Wipes Drop off location: Grace Church, 5504 E 146th St., Noblesville Drop off bins are on the west-side of the building, under the overhang (follow signs).

Noblesville, IN

Through 12/31/20

Choice Food Pantry Sorting and Stocking

Volunteers will work in the Grace Care Center warehouse to sort donated goods and stock our Choice Food Pantry warehouse.

Noblesville, IN

Through 12/31/20

Moving Volunteer

Assist the recently homeless in moving to a new apartment with our housing team.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Become a Volunteer Community Mediator

Community mediation is a method of resolving disputes that is completely independent of the judicial system, requiring no lawyers or judges. Our services are conducted by trained volunteers who are members of the community and who empower participants to resolve conflicts by finding common ground and drawing on shared life experiences. The Center’s goal is to reduce violence by ending conflicts before they escalate, and to serve as a community resource to break down the barriers that give rise to conflict in the first place. Volunteer Mediator Role ▪ Committed to helping the greater community. ▪ Holds an optimistic view of people while they manage their conflict when people are not at their best. ▪ Believes that people can resolve their own conflicts. ▪ Supports unique and individualized thinking and decision-making processes in acknowledgement that people come from different backgrounds that shape their interactions during conflict. ▪ Creates a supportive, safe environment when faced with people in conflict. ▪ Able to overcome personal biases, needs, and interests to not interfere with the process. ▪ Recognizes that being an effective mediator requires continual learning. MEDIATOR IN TRAINING (“APPRENTICE”) REQUIREMENTS 24 hours of classroom training 18 hours of on-the-job training 15 hours of skill-building sessions ONGOING COMMITMENT Volunteer Mediators will additionally participate in on-going supervision and annual skill building sessions. YEARLY MEDIATION COMMITMENT Volunteer Mediators will commit at least three hours per month for one year to the Center.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Delivery Processing

You can register for for this project directly at https://www.secondchurch.org/Northside Delivery Processing shifts receive our shipments of food and sort them into storage and stock shelves. We are asking anyone that has compromised health, older or who is sick to please not serve. Delivery processing shifts are on Tuesday 8:30-11, Wednesday 10:15-12, and Thursday 2:15-5 They are not every week, Tuesday and Wednesday are on the 2nd and 4th weeks each month and Thursday shifts are in the 1st and 3rd weeks. You can register for for this project directly at https://www.secondchurch.org/Northside

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Operations Support Volunteer

Starfish Initiative is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk and economically disadvantaged high school students. We assist promising students to overcome the barriers of poverty, develop cultural capacity, and hone leadership skills that prepare them to graduate from high school and college. Our goal is to "fill empty caps and gowns" by improving graduation rates in Indianapolis. We are looking for an individual that can assist in the operations department as an Operations Support Volunteer. Duties: Be responsible for managing and completing the tasks assigned to you Assist with the planning and execution of the event Assist in assembly materials for events Running errands in preparation for the event Responding to attendees emails before the event If available, review the data from follow-up event surveys Accurate data entry into databases Other administrative duties Qualifications: Effective written and oral communicator Basic computer skills Ability to take and give directions Any experience event planning is beneficial, but not required Ability to work as a team Easily adapt to change The desire to help others Time Commitment: Flexible schedule—about 10 hours per week Benefits: Develop new skills Positively impact your local community Ownership of assigned duties Becoming part of the Starfish Initiative family Training: Occurs on start date and will be ongoing through the process

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Volunteer Recruitment Team Member

We currently have openings available for our volunteer recruitment team. Members of this team will reach out to prospective volunteers, advertise opportunities, speak to groups, and help spread the word about American Red Cross volunteer opportunities. We will provide the training and support you need to help others begin their volunteer journey with the Red Cross. If you excel at meeting new people, networking, and public speaking (or are looking to grow these skills), this may be a good fit for you. Work Location: Onsite (office or event) and Remote (home)

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Cheese and Thank You Transportation

Cheese and Thank You is a pre-vocational program for young adults with disabilities. The program allows these young adults the opportunity to practice skills in the kitchen in customer service and sales and in marketing. This program is dependent on volunteers to get each program participant to and from each location throughout the day.Participants begin at New Hope of Indiana (8450 N Payne Rd #300) around 9am; prep the day's food at Bethel United Methodist Church (5252 W. 52nd St); serve lunch at various locations in Marion and Boone Counties at 11:30a; return to Bethel United Methodist Church to clean up and prep for the next day; and end the day back at New Hope around 2pm.Volunteers are needed to provide transportation to up to 3 program participants between 9am and 2pm.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Government Liasion

Volunteers should have good interpersonal skills and local government connections. This opportunity can be done onsite and remotely but volunteers must be able to attend local meetings to meet partners. Two to four hours a month. Online/Instructor led training is provide for service. Go to redcross.org/volunteer now to see how you can help in your area.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Pantry Services Volunteers

Westminster Neighborhood Services is in need of volunteers for our pantry hours, which are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays and 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays at our facility at 2325 E. New York St., Indianapolis. Our services include: • Food Pantry: Join us in distributing food and basic hygiene items, assist with the intake process for WNS' clients, assist with item selections or help with the checkout process. • Soup Kitchen: Assist with the serving of breakfast and lunch for our clients in need. • Christmas Baskets: Join us in assembling baskets, wrapping gifts and distributing them to families in need during the holiday season. For more information on how you can help or to volunteer, please call 317-632-9785 or email azaria.brown@westmin.org. Thank you for your consideration! We are not currently accepting volunteers for our soup kitchen due to COVID-19. Volunteers interested in working in our food pantry should view or "Food Distribution" opportunity.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Donation Center

Assist with sorting and organizing donations of clothing toiletries blankets coats etc.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Lend a helping hand to your neighbors

We are looking for healthy young adults (whose risk level is relatively low) who are willing to be paired with an elder or immunocompromised person who needs help with basic needs during COVID-19. We are looking for individuals to deliver essential supplies if/when needed and check in with them by phone or other electronic means. Click here to sign up today!

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

2020 Monumental Mile

Volunteers are essential in the success of any great event. They are vital in providing a safe, organized and fun race. It will take over 50 volunteers to ensure the safety, accuracy, fun and the highest level of organization necessary to produce the fourth annual Monumental Mile. Volunteers are needed to help with the packet pick-up, gear check, the start line, the finish line, course marshals, and clean up. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age. Now is your chance to take part in welcoming all of the athletes and spectators that will be joining us for this amazing event. All volunteers will receive a Race Crew T-Shirt. We have volunteer opportunities for packet pick-up, start line coordination, gear check, finish line, course marshals, and tear down crew. https://beyondmonumental.rosterfy.com/event?e=5196

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Fay Biccard Glick Volunteer Opportunities for 2020

Need Volunteers ASAP for Seniors of Pike and Washington Township can receive delivery services of food and supplies (as available). Packing food boxes for families for drive up food pantry Restocking the pantry shelves Delivering food and supplies to seniors Assisting with sanitizing the Preschool and facility

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Indianapolis Public School Volunteer Opportunities

Gleaners + IPS Meal Program Volunteers are helping us serve family meal boxes provided by Gleaners to families across the IPS district every Monday and Friday evening. Each box feeds a family of four several days. We’re averaging nearly 10,000 boxes distributed per week. High School Laptop Distribution Volunteers are helping IPS pack and ship laptops to more than 5,000 IPS high school students. This laptop distribution program will ensure our students are able to complete their coursework remotely during the shutdown and still graduate despite the pandemic. Nearly 75% of IPS students qualify for free or reduced lunch and have limited access to technology so support from the district and community is key as we implement our home learning plan. If you are interested in volunteering with Indianapolis Public Schools in the coming weeks please complete the registration form below. Please note, all volunteers must: -Be 18 years of age or older -Provide their own transportation to assigned location -Be able to lift up to 20 pounds -Be free of any Coronavirus symptoms -Provide your own protective gear if you feel the need (for example: plastic gloves, sanitizer, etc.) Volunteer Form This form will sign you up to be considered for several initiatives to support the needs of IPS students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for helping our students and families! Questions? Email face@myips.org.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Start a New Season of Hope with a Person in Need

At Trusted Mentors your service will help bring a new season of hope to a person who may be coming out of jail moving off the streets or transitioning out of foster care. The gift of mentorship brings about a sense of renewal hope and a new vision of a bright future to the clients which we serve. By doing so you'll help reduce the chances of them going back to the street or being re-incarcerated. After training and being matched with a mentee we ask that you foster a relationship with your mentee for a year in which you meet with this person for six hours each month. These meetings can be over coffee at the library or a Trusted Mentor's sponsored activity. By joining our organization you will meet people who are also committed to making Indianapolis a better community at our various fundraisers and events.Want to find out more? Explore more about mentoring here: https://vimeo.com/111005408 on our website and come to a training session. To receive dates for our next training classes please complete a volunteer application at http://trustedmentors.org/volunteer-application/. We are currently training mentors virtually to match with a mentee when health conditions allow face-to-face meetings. Also you may contact us at info@trustedmentors.org or call us at (317)985-5041 for more information. Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/trustedmentorsincSupport. Stabilize. Succeed.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Mentor for a Second Chance

Mentoring Ex-Offenders Through mentoring your expertise helps create a positive influence on someone in need. Our mentors need to be non-judgmental empathetic and open to diversity. The community of adults which we serve often struggle with re-entry and need a mentor's guidance to get through this difficult time. You will be given training and support to aid you efforts in their revival. In this twelve month span you will meet with your mentee for six hours a month. Our results show this time together matters. When we pair mentors with these people we have shown a high success rate of ex-offenders not violating their parole staying employed and ultimately not going back to prison. Since 2003, Trusted Mentors has maintained an 86% average in helping people remain housed; and an 82% average in helping mentees not return to prison. Plus there will be opportunities for you to attend engaging workshops and fundraisers where you will be able to meet other volunteers like yourself. How can you find out more? If you are interested fill out a volunteer application at www.trustedmentors.org email us at Info@trustedmentors.org or call us at 317-985-5041.We are currently training mentors virtually to match with a mentee when health conditions allow face-to-face meetings.Find us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/trustedmentorsinc Support. Stabilize. Suceed.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Spring Clean Up!

Do you enjoy walking? Why not put on some protective gloves, grab a trash bag and help clean up the areas you where you walk? It is great exercise, can be done with social distancing in place and makes our world a little bit better for everyone! Take your family on a Spring Clean Up hike!

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Friendly Visitor

SUMMARY Friendly visitors are volunteers who provide companionship and emotional support to CICOA’sclients who are homebound or very limited in their ability to get around. Friendly visitors may be the only social contact with non-professionals that CICOA homebound client’s experience. You may be asked to help with light chores around client’s home. DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES Visit client in his/her home and provide face-to-face companionship and emotional support for minimum of 1 hour per visit. If client requests, perform simple tasks such as helping open mail, reading to client, running simple errands, laundry, it is up to you as the volunteer as to what you accept doing. You will report major changes in client’s health status or living situation to CICOA Volunteer Coordinator. Enter a clear mutual agreement about expectations and limitations. Inform client as soon as possible if agreed upon schedule needs to be changes. TIME COMMITMENT Client visits 1-3 times per month NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION Must be 18 years or older Completed Volunteer Application Must submit to background check SKILLS NECESSARY Ability to clearly and effectively communicate Have available transportation Must be flexible, accessible and reliable TRAINING Attend initial training meeting to receive handbook, and information regarding confidentiality laws, organizational policies and volunteer guidelines. Must be willing to attend periodic training or meetings. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES CICOA volunteers do not transport clients, dispense medications, give personal care or accept payment / gifts of any kind.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Have these 5 skills? We need you!

We currently have an opening available for a team leader for our volunteer recruitment team. Members of this team reach out to prospective volunteers advertise opportunities speak to groups and help spread the word about American Red Cross volunteer opportunities. If you excel at leadership and enjoy working with technology; meeting new people; networking; and public speaking (or are looking to grow/practice these skills) this may be a good fit for you. Requires a minimum of 5 hours per week preferably with some daytime/weekday availability.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Food Distribution

Westminster Neighborhood Services is looking for volunteers to help distribute food to Near Eastside families. Please contact volunteer coordinator Azaria Brown at azaria.brown@westmin.org or visit westmin.org for more information.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Kitchen Volunteer

Assist with set up prep service and clean up in our kitchen. This opportunity allows direct interactions with our neighbors who are seeking services. Shifts available for breakfast and lunch hours Monday-Friday.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Food Pantry Shift

You can register for this project directly at https://www.secondchurch.org/Northside During our pantry shifts our volunteers deliver groceries to clients to them and place them in their trunks to limit interactions. We are asking anyone that has compromised health, older or who is sick to please not serve. Our shifts are every week: Tuesday-12-3:30, Wednesday- 3:30-7, and Thursday and Saturday-9:30-12:30.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Accounting Volunteer / Intern

Accounting Interns (and volunteers) have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the nonprofit sector. The Accounting Intern can expect to work under the supervision of our Controller. The Controller is responsible for nonprofit and grant accounting duties payroll and more. The Accounting Intern assists the Controller in maintaining bookkeeping analyzing actual financial data learning more about bookkeeping software while taking on projects with other accounting activities. We are looking for an individual who is responsible dependable has good time management and can work well on their own.This internship/volunteer position is designed to be educational as well as practical. In this position the intern/volunteer will learn to use the skills they have acquired in school with opportunities to apply them in a professional setting. Accounting Interns will gain a better understanding of the Controller role in the nonprofit setting and be better prepared to work in the nonprofit accounting field. Time Commitment: 6 hours minimum-one day/week Primary Responsibilities: Shadowing controller as they perform their duties Assisting with filing data entry and recording and maintaining accurate and complete financial documentsWorking with bookkeeping software Handling sensitive and confidential information with integrity and honesty Learning how to work as part of the accounting team to compile and analyze data track information and support the company or clients Taking on any additional tasks or projects to learn more about accounting and office operations Assisting with general bookkeeping grant reporting grant accounting and nonprofit accounting procedure Complete special projects as needed and other duties assignedTrack and submit time-sheets and mileage forms Skills: Critical thinking and evaluation skills Attention to details in record keeping coordination and documentation Ability to handle multiple tasksExcellent organizational skills Ability to problem solve and make appropriate decisions Ability to demonstrate professionalismAbility to follow instructions Required Qualifications:Must be actively working towards a bachelor's or Master's in Accounting,Aptitude for math, Proficiency with computers, High level of efficiency accuracy and responsibility Preferred Requirements:Accounting Degree, Junior or Senior pursuing Accounting Degree, Experience in the accounting field prior to this position

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Assistant to the CEO

A Personal Assistant helps alleviate the CEO’s schedule by taking care of tasks which take up her time, but can be done by someone else. The CEO delegating tasks to her personal assistant permits her to focus on modeling the organization’s culture and values, leading the team, educating our community on the causes of domestic violence, sexual assault, and our organization. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to give back to the community and these causes. Each day brings new projects, tasks, and opportunities; so perfect for someone loving diversity. Ability to determine workdays on a weekly basis. *Please, provide your phone number in the comments.* Primary Responsibilities: Producing reports, presentations, and briefs Devising, maintaining, and auditing filing systems, including: Personnel Volunteer and Intern files Researching various matters requested by the CEO Making outbound calls following guidelines provided by the CEO Accomplishing various tasks requested by the CEO Maintaining building security by ensuring that all doors stay locked at all times. Volunteers will never be alone in the building. Supporting other staff and volunteers as needed Maintaining cleanliness and care of the Center’s offices Supporting other areas whenever possible. Assisting with fundraising activities Documenting/updating policies and procedures for State and Federal compliance Skills: Office experience Telephone skills Documentation skills Administration skills Strong organization skills Excellent writing skills Knowledge of filing systems Ability to use photocopier, scanner, etc. Creativity Positive attitude with callers, clients, staff and volunteers Ability to work both independently and as a team Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) Awareness and adherence to confidentiality and boundaries Punctuality and dependability Proactivity Flexibility

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Graphic Designer Volunteer Needed

Paws & Think is looking for a graphic designer to volunteer their skills to our organization! We have an ongoing need for someone to help primarily with our print marketing materials, web/social graphics, event logos, invitations and more. We are looking for one or two volunteers with design experience (or degree) who are proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, and are available to commit up to five hours a month. This volunteer will also be a part of the Marketing & Design Committee, which meets once a month (usually on Tuesday evenings) near 86th & Westfield. If you are interested in volunteering in this capacity please contact Rhaya Shilts at rshilts@pawsandthink.org with your interest, availability, and samples of your work.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Early Childhood & Youth Education Volunteers

Westminster Neighborhood Services is in need of volunteers for our early childhood & youth education program Volunteer openings include: • Adult Education: Are you a chef, savvy computer user or skilled resume writer? Consider teaching in Westminster's new adult education program. Early Childhood & Youth Education: • Homework Help: Assist children in kindergarten through eighth grade with their homework during the school year. • Mentor: Build a long-term relationship with a child and serve as a positive role model for them. • Special Instructor: Share your special talents by teaching a class for children. For more information on how you can help or to volunteer, please call 317-632-9785 or email office@westmin.org. Thank you for your consideration!

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Volunteer Victim Advocate

The Volunteer Victim Advocate reports to the Crisis Call Intervention Coordinator, and is responsible to provide supportive services including: crisis intervention, information, and appropriate case management services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault violence. This position assists both adult and child victims. The Volunteer Victim Advocate serves as an informed source of support to the victim during the immediate crisis and works closely with various community organizations and legal services to successfully support the victim and the Beacon of Hope Crisis Center programs. This position has opportunities to expand within the volunteering role. Primary Responsibilities: Answer crisis calls. Continued education and training on domestic violence and sexual assault. Maintain professionalism at all times including: Positive rapport with collaborative partners and express only positive feedback. Positive rapport with victims Provide victims to emergency support services, including: Emergency financial assistance for: food, clothing, or other items related to getting out of immediate crisis. Emergency and essential transportation assistance to safe shelter or essential appointments to aid in increased self-sufficiency. Connect victims to necessary counseling and/or other professional services, including: Medical/Dental advocacy – assisting in locating necessary medical/dental care for injuries related to domestic violence or sexual assault. Personal advocacy – including securing rights, remedies, and services from other agencies. Victim Compensation Assistance/Advocacy In the event that BOHCC cannot provide what is needed for victims, provide the appropriate referral to victims (note that we have a process we follow for recommending referral resources.). Pass along important information to the leadership team that falls outside the scope of direct client service. Assist CEO/Executive Director with public outreach events related to domestic violence, sexual assault, victim advocacy, and BOHCC services when requested.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Horizon House Wish List Donations

Donations of all kinds are accepted! Our wish list provides an up-to-date representation of what our current needs are, and is updated frequently. Visit http://www.horizonhouse.cc/wishlist/ to see a list of emergency and general wish list items. If you can’t make it to Horizon House to drop off a donation, you can always order and ship something from our Amazon Wish List.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Volunteer Community Navigator

Please visit IN211 to learn more and apply to be a volunteer. Do you have a heart for helping? We are looking for caring individuals willing to serve as volunteer Community Navigators to assist those impacted by the current pandemic. This volunteer opportunity allows you to help those in crisis prioritize their needs and then connect them to valuable community resources. Volunteers will work from the safety of their own home. We are open 7 days a week 365 days a year and have evening and weekend shifts available. Individuals can work from anywhere in the state of Indiana. NOTE: Must have own laptop or computer and high speed internet.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Be an advocate. Fight poverty.

Are you overwhelmed by the current health and economic crisis facing people across the world? Maybe you've been feeling the urge to do something but aren't sure what? The voices of advocates are needed more than ever. We know it's the communities already pushed to the margins that now face the greatest risks in this pandemic both in the U.S. and globally. As Congress decides how to respond we must ensure that decisions made right now and over the coming months will meet the needs of people living in poverty. You can have a say in the policies that will impact millions of people living in poverty here in the United States and around the world. At RESULTS we teach you how to do that. We support you to be an advocate. Specifically RESULTS advocates are working to: Support low-income renters and people experiencing homelessness in the United States whose risks are magnified in the pandemic and economic crisis. Slow COVID-19's spread globally and protect access to other lifesaving health services and education for people facing poverty around the world. As a RESULTS volunteer you will be an effective advocate in the fight against poverty. Practically that means: Developing a relationship with your members of Congress so that when you get in touch they listen. Meeting with your members of Congress and their staff (virtually until it's safe to set up in-person meetings). Writing persuasive opinion pieces in the media. Getting support from your local RESULTS group monthly for training updates and action. Being part of a movement of people committed to ending the systemic and structural injustices that drive poverty. *RESULTS is supporting all of our advocates to meet and take action virtually. No advocacy experience? No problem. RESULTS provides issue and advocacy skills training to all volunteers. We've been doing this for 40 years and we know that change doesn't happen just because we vote. It happens because you tell your members of Congress what you care about and what they can do about it. It happens because you make calls you write letters and you meet with decision makers face to face. Change happens because you demand it to happen.There is no time to wait. Your voice is needed now. Step up. Speak out. Become a RESULTS advocate. Learn more at results.org

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

College-Educated Mentor

At it's core, Starfish Initiative is a college access and readiness program that succeeds through personable one-on-one mentorship. Our college-educated Mentors help our Scholars to take ownership of their educational pathway starting in their freshman year. As a Mentor, you will be paired with a Scholar of the same gender to be a college and life coach. Whether it be about transitioning to high school, academic or social struggles, or deciding on which college or career path they will pursue, we hope that you will bring your experiences and knowledge about the college and scholarship search process to help guide our scholars towards their goals. To our Scholars, our Mentors are the people who stand beside them, believe in them, and help them achieve their vision of success. In your two-year commitment, we ask that you and your Scholar meet twice a month in addition to a call, text, or email on the “off” weeks. Although we only require a two-year commitment, many of our Mentors ask to remain in the program to see their Scholars all the way to high school graduation and beyond. If you’re interested, you can visit https://www.starfishinitiative.org/be-a-mentor for details and an application. Thank you for considering the opportunity to make a difference in a young Scholar's life! *Due to the current pandemic, we are recommending that Mentors and Scholar meet or connect virtually until further notice.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Senior Supply Donations

We want all of the seniors know that we are here to help them during this time of isolation. The Shepherd’s Center will help any senior in Hamilton County the best they can during this time. Senior Supply Donations: Drop off food, personal care, and cleaning items. If you would like to drop off non-perishable food items, personal care items or cleaning supplies, please email Lisa for a list of items needed and where to drop them off.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Senior Well Wishes in Hamilton County

We want all of the seniors know that we are here to help them during this time of isolation. The Shepherd’s Center will help any senior in Hamilton County the best they can during this time. Senior Well Wishes: If you and your kids would like to make well wishes, pictures, cards, and letters to bring cheer to local seniors, you can mail them directly to: SCHC, 347 S. 8th Street, Suite B, Noblesville, IN 46060. They will sanitize and mail them out to their seniors to brighten their day!

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Plant a Victory Garden

Does your family garden have some extra space? Why not plant a few rows of produce for your local food pantry? Fresh produce is healthy and can be hard to find or expensive for many families. Reach out to a local pantry to find out what fresh produce they need. This is a great project for the whole family!

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Indianapolis Area COVID-19 Front Line Heroes Meal Train

We all know someone who is on the front line of fighting COVID-19. Here's an easy way you can support them and all they are doing to take care of our loved ones! Consider sponsoring a meal for a local hospital department. Please order from a local restaurant. These men and women need us. #indystrong Visit the Indianapolis COVID-19 Front Line Heroes Meal Train to sign up today! Important things to remember: Meal Train recommendation The CDC states that the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. This means avoiding close contact, and putting distance between yourself and other people. Meal Train therefore recommends that participants/givers either arrange for restaurant delivery of a meal or perform a "contact-free" delivery. "Contact-free" delivery Maintain distance between yourself and the recipient and avoid entering the recipient's home. Options include: Place the meal or groceries in a cooler on the porch. Leave the meal or groceries by the front door and return to your car. Once in your car, kindly call the recipient and let them know the delivery is available. If no one answers, contact the Meal Train organizer or, if possible, attempt a "Contact-Free" delivery with a neighbor or family member. Restaurant delivery Consider using a local restaurant to prepare and deliver the meal for you. You can use a service like Grubhub, DoorDash, or Postmates to arrange for meal delivery up to 1 week in advance, or contact the restaurant directly. Send a Grubhub or restaurant/grocery gift card so the recipient may place their own order for delivery from a restaurant of their choice. Safety is a priority If you are sick, the CDC recommends that you stay home, except to get medical care. If you are sick and currently scheduled to deliver a meal, please sign in and cancel the meal booking. We will alert the organizer and recipient of the cancellation. Your health and safety must be a priority. Please stay safe and healthy, Michael Laramee - Co-Founder of MealTrain.com

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Share a Message of Hope

We need to make sure coronavirus and social distancing won't stand in anyone's way as they rebuild their lives. We need your help to do this. You can be the momentum hope and inspiration your neighbors need to keep pushing forward. Click here to share a message of hope or inspiration with the men, women and families who are fighting their way to well-being right now.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Donations needed for basic needs

Residential Re-entry Donation Needs - Help men and women with past criminal justice involvement along their journey to return home and move forward Hygiene products (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, shaving cream, razors, combs, etc.) Bus passes Drop Off Instructions: Contact Marvelas Lewis at (463) 212-5018 or email marvelas.lewis@voaohin.org Fresh Start Recovery Center Donation Needs - Restore dignity to pregnant women and mothers on their path to recovery and healing by donating essential items for them and their children in their care. Hygiene products (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, shaving cream, razors, combs, etc.) Laundry detergent Hand sanitizers Cleaning supplies (especially antibacterial wipes) Bus passes Baby wipes Diapers of all sizes Formula and baby food Toilet paper Drop Off Instructions: Contact Tamara Rowden at (317) 563-8910 or tamara.rowden@voaohin.org Veterans Donation Needs - Give back to those who have given so much to our country. Hygiene products (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, shaving cream, razors, combs, etc.) Laundry detergent Hand sanitizers Gas cards Non-perishable food items Drop Off Instructions for All Veteran Locations: Contact Nwamaka Onochie (317) 670-6338 or nwamaka.onochie@voaohin.org

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Senior food & prescription delivery in Hamilton County

We want all of the seniors know that we are here to help them during this time of isolation. The Shepherd’s Center will help any senior in Hamilton County the best they can during this time. Senior food and prescription delivery: If you would like to complete the health screening and volunteer to drop off essential items at the door for a senior, please email Lisa to learn more and see if you qualify.

Noblesville, IN

Through 12/31/20

Coburn Place Diaper Packing

Looking for ways to volunteer at home? Coburn Place could use your help with packaging diapers to give out to program participants when they are in need. Please consider helping us stay stocked and ready for survivors in need! Click here to learn more and volunteer from home!

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Coburn Place Trash Bag Building

Looking for ways to volunteer at home? Coburn Place could use your help with bundling trash bags to be given out to program participants when they are in need. Please consider helping us stay stocked and ready for survivors in need! Click here to learn more and volunteer from home!

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Virtual Storytime

Just because we're staying in doesn't mean an end to storytime! Do you have friends balancing working from home and caring for, or teaching their children at home? What if you could help with a morning or afternoon break? I'm sure your parent friends could use the help and the kids would love to see their favorite book come to life through someone they know. Here's how to virtually share your favorite children's book: Talk with your friends about setting up storytime; pick a date and time that works best for everyone Pick your favorite children's book Do a live reading via Facetime or Facebook Live OR record your reading of the book and send it to your family and friends to use whenever works best for them Repeat the steps above as many times as you'd like!

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Donate items to help Veterans

HVAF pantry is available to any veteran in need of food or any personal items. During the COVID-19 health crisis, the pantry is in need of canned goods, non-perishable foods and hygiene items. If you would like to donate any of the above items, please drop them off at HVAF located at 964 N. Pennsylvania St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 If you have any questions about what can be donated or how to donate, please email Audrey Long at along@hvaf.org.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Senior Telephone Reassurance Support through CICOA

CICOA needs you and the need has never been greater for telephone reassurance for our senior community members. If you are willing to check in with our most vulnerable clients once or twice a week and offer conversation and companionship to those isolated by this crisis, please complete our volunteer application online. Faith friendly visitors also are welcome to offer telephonic support and prayer.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Make Children's Masks for Concord Neighborhood Center

Concord Neighborhood Center is in need of children's masks, as they plan for their childcare to increase capacity from present operations. Volunteers are needed to make masks for children ages 3 to 5 and then another set for children ages 6 to 12. You can find CDC guidelines that provide instruction for making masks here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html. Please call 317-637-4367 to schedule a time to drop off completed masks.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Senior Phone Pal in Hamilton County

We want all of the seniors know that we are here to help them during this time of isolation. The Shepherd’s Center will help any senior in Hamilton County the best they can during this time. Senior Phone Pal: Would you be interested in calling on a senior in our community to check in on them? You will have a set list of questions to discuss and be able to connect with them to help prevent isolation and ensure they have everything they need. If you are interested, please contact Lauren by email.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Corburn Place Activity Kits

Looking for ways to volunteer at home? Coburn Place could use your help with creating activity kits for a fun way to keep kids and families busy while they practice social distancing and stay in their hopes. Click here to learn more and volunteer from home!

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Be a Crisis Line Volunteer

Trainings in 2020 will be held virtually via Zoom. Calls and/or texts are answered in the comfort of your home. Provide a critical need to our Central Indiana community! Volunteer to take calls and/or texts from the convenience and comfort of your own home, from individuals in crisis. No prior training is necessary to volunteer! July 2020 Training These trainings will all take place via Zoom. The time of all sessions will be 530 PM to 7:30 PM. Attendance is mandatory. 7/8, 7/9 Weekend work on your own to be completed before Monday. 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/16, 7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 7/23, 7/27

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

We *need* your video editing skills

The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to assist with a regular video editing project for 2-4 hours each month. For this project volunteers will need experience with video editing programs (Adobe Premier iMovie etc).

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/20

Companion Calls & Technology Assistance for Seniors

We're looking for volunteers to connect with the older adults that live in John Boner Neighborhood Centers’ housing. We have 100 units of affordable housing that house older adults, and like all of us, many of these older adults would value additional social connection during this time. Additionally, we are loaning each resident a laptop for use during this time. Volunteers will call 4 to 5 residents once a week to check in and provide simple technical assistance. Click here to sign up! NOTE: Volunteers will need to fill out a background check authorization form. If you have any questions about the opportunity, reach out to Ellen Bankston at ebankston@jbncenters.org or 317-749-0212.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Food Donations Needed

Flanner house is doing all they can to help provide meals to kids in the neighborhood and are in need of food donations to be able to do that. What can you donate? Food can be anything from cans, proteins, rice, beans etc. Donations can be dropped off at 2424 Dr. MLK Jr. St. Indianapolis IN 46205

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Star+ Mentor Opportunity - Virtual Volunteer

At its core, Starfish Initiative is a college access and readiness program that succeeds through personable and empowering mentorships. Our college-educated Mentors help our Scholars to take ownership of their educational pathway starting their freshman year. As a Star+ Mentor, you will be paired with a small group of 3-5 Scholars throughout their first semester of high school. During this time, we hope that you will utilize your experiences and knowledge to have discussions with your Scholars about SMART goals, communication skills, self-advocacy, and many more factors that will be impacting them as they transition to high school and begin their journey with mentorship. Ultimately, we hope for you to be a support for them by assisting in character development and enabling them to start gaining skills and comfort with a mentor. To our scholars, our Mentors are the people who stand beside them, believe in them, and help them achieve their vision of success. In your semester commitment, we ask that you and your Scholars meet virtually for five sessions throughout the semester, with meetings taking place roughly every three weeks. Additionally, we ask that you do a quick check-in with them on the off weeks and complete a log of each of your sessions. However, we will be here to support you every step of the way. Upon completion of a background check, we will set up a training with you to cover our mentoring model, review topics that you will discuss during your meetings, and answer any questions you have about this exciting opportunity. You will also be assigned to a member of our staff that will have scheduled check-in calls throughout the semester and will support you in any way necessary. If you’re interested, you can visit https://forms.gle/BtRfeszdAHdtVsk19 for details and an application. Thank you for considering the opportunity to make a difference in a young Scholar's life! *Due to the current pandemic, this volunteer opportunity will be completely virtual, so we ask that you have the ability to engage with staff and Scholars accordingly.

Through 12/31/20

Donate Food

Hendricks County Food Pantry is in need of healthy food donations to provide for the community members most in need during COVID-19. Please see the list of items they would like donated below. Visit https://hendrickscountyfoodpantries.com/contact/ to reach out for more information about donating food and to inquire about volunteer needs during COVID-19.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Distribute donations to those in need

Churches across Morgan County may not be able to hold Sunday Service, but they are still working together to impact the lives of people in their community. Churches in Mission is an organization partnering with area churches to help provide food and hygiene products to those who need them in them in the county, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization serves the underprivileged by providing food and hygiene products at their location in Mooresville and Martinsville. "But we are seeing a major increase in our demand for what resources we are providing," David Maurer, executive director of Churches in Mission, said. "So we are trying to ask everyone in the community to come alongside us.” Items to donate include: hygiene products toilet paper hand soap paper towels The organization set up two drive-thru's for those in need in the community. Volunteers are loading carts with groceries and helping load the items into people's cars. In Mooresville, 27 S. Indiana St, 46158 317-831-3987 Food Clothing and Financial Assistance hours are 9-11:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and 6-7:45 p.m. on Thursday. In Martinsville 60 W. Pike St. 46151 765-341-6652 Food Clothing and Financial Assistance hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Through 12/31/20