Virtual & Remote Opportunities

According to a study released in November by Fidelity Charitable, two-thirds of all volunteers had either decreased or stopped their volunteering because of the pandemic. At the same time, COVID-19 has drastically increased demand for many nonprofits' services.

Virtual Volunteering offers flexibility in scheduling and allows individuals to offer specific skills to a wide variety of organizations while also staying safe. 

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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 12/31/21

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 12/31/21

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 12/31/21

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 12/31/21

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 12/31/21

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 12/31/21

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 12/31/21

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 12/31/21

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. Please note: this opportunity is for those 18 years old and above. If you are interested, please contact Lisa by email.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/21

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 12/31/21

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 12/31/21

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 12/31/21

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 12/31/21

Be a Crisis Line Volunteer

Trainings in 2021 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!

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/21

Coburn Place Bathroom Kit

At Coburn Place, survivors move into a freshly furnished and stocked apartment to help them transition as smoothly as possible. Help us set them up with the basic essentials for their new place, because everyone deserves a safe home. - Toothpaste/Toothbrush - Deodorant - Soap/Body Wash - Shampoo/Conditioner - Hair Brush/Comb -Towel Set - Small Trash Can - Two Bath Mats (Optional) - Shower Curtain/Rings (Optional) - Toilet Brush/Plunger (Optional) Create a starter pack for a family at Coburn Place with our Amazon Wish List or create one with items from your favorite store, pack them up in the small trash can and arrange an in-person donation! Contact drew@coburnplace.org for more info or to make a donation appointment!

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/21

Coburn Place Kitchen Kit

At Coburn Place, survivors move into a freshly furnished and stocked apartment to help them transition as smoothly as possible. Help us set them up with the basic essentials for their new place, because everyone deserves a safe home. - Silverware Set - Drinking Glasses - Spatula Set/Tongs - Measuring Cups - Can Opener - Pizza Cutter - Baking Sheet - Oven Mitts - Strainer - Kitchen Trash Can - Toaster/Coffee Maker/Blender (Optional) - Pot and Pan Set/Bakeware (Optional) Create a starter pack for a family at Coburn Place with our Amazon Wish List or create one with items from your favorite store, pack them up in the kitchen trash can and arrange an in-person donation! Contact drew@coburnplace.org for more info or to make a donation appointment.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/21

Coburn Place Cleaning Kit

At Coburn Place, survivors move into a freshly furnished and stocked apartment to help them transition as smoothly as possible. Help us set them up with the basic essentials for their new place, because everyone deserves a safe home. - Paper Towels/Wash Cloths - Glass Cleaner - Multi-Surface Cleaner - Dish Soap - Sponges/Magic Erasers - Toilet Cleaner - Laundry Deterget - Cleaning Gloves - Laundry Basket - Broom and Pan (Optional) - Mop (Optional) Create a starter pack for a family at Coburn Place with our Amazon Wish List or create one with items from your favorite store, pack them up in the laundry basket and arrange an in-person donation! Contact drew@coburnplace.org for more info or to make a donation appointment.

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/21

Virtual Volunteering - Move-in Kits for Veterans

Make an impact by creating move-in kits for Veterans who have moved through our program and have graduated to their own apartment. Please place the following items into an 18-gallon tote: Blanket Twin Sheets Pillow Pillowcase Bath Towels Washcloths Toilet Paper Tissue Paper Body Wash Shampoo Deodorant Toothbrush Toothpaste Shaving Cream Razors Body Lotion Click here to watch our "how-to" video on how to build hygiene kits. Please drop off your completed move-in kits Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm to HVAF HQ, 964 N. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis IN 46236

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/21

Virtual Volunteering - Hygiene Kits for Veterans

Make an impact by creating Hygiene Kits Veterans that will be handed out each week through our food pantry Please place the following items into a gallon-sized zip lock bag: Body Wash Shampoo Conditioner Deodorant Toothbrush Toothpaste Shaving Cream Razors Body Lotion Bar Soap Disposable Razors Optional items: Denture Cream Denture Cleaner First Aid Kit Click here to watch our "how-to" video on how to build hygiene kits. Please drop off your completed hygiene kits Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm to HVAF HQ, 964 N. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis IN 46236

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/21

Virtual Volunteering - Emergency Backpacks

Make an impact by helping our homeless veterans with emergency supplies. Please place the following items into a backpack or drawstring bag: Backpack Washcloth Bar Soap Blanket Socks Disposable Razors Shaving Cream Comb Nail Clippers Lotion Toothbrush Toothpaste Chapstick Deodorant Bottle of Water Optional items: Winter Hat Winter Gloves Rain Poncho First Aid Kit Click here to watch our "how-to" video on building the emergency backpack. Please drop off your completed Emergency Backpacks Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm to HVAF HQ, 964 N. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis IN 46236

Indianapolis, IN

Through 12/31/21

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 12/31/21