Volunteer Indianapolis - Local Non-Profits That Need Your Help

Local Non-Profits That Need Your Help

Indianapolis is known for its "Hoosier hospitality" and volunteerism is a huge part of that. Listed below are a few larger organization that are always accepting volunteers. If you are interested in serving our community, there are literally thousands of places where your help is needed. In addition to these large city-wise organizations, check out non-profits in your local community when selecting volunteer opportunities.

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    Superhero
    ••• Credit: Lauren Spoldin/rooM/Getty Images. Girl dressed in a superhero costume.

    Shaping the lives of young women in our community is so important. Girls Inc of Greater Indianapolis strives to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. This non-profit uses volunteers for their programing to keep costs down. If you are a woman 18 years or older, you might want to consider volunteering. There are many different ways you can help. For more information, contact Girls Inc.

    Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis
    3935 N Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46208

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    Volunteers
    ••• Portrait of volunteers at a food bank in New Jersey. Credit: Jeff Greenberg/Getty Images/Photolibrary

    An estimated 287,000 Indiana residents suffer from hunger, according to Gleaners Food Bank's website. The local organization collects, stores and distributes food and critical grocery products to qualifying agencies who serve the public directly. Among those agencies are food pantries—as well as soup kitchens, halfway homes and emergency shelters. Volunteers are always needed at Gleaners. They have opportunities available for both individuals and groups. If you are interested in volunteering, register with Gleaners online.

    Gleaners Food Bank
    3737 Waldemere Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46241

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    Habitat for Humanity
    ••• Young woman looking away while lifting wooden frame with volunteers. Credit: Hero Images/Getty Images

    If you're good with your hands or enjoy building, the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis could use your help. The organization strives to build hope in our community by providing decent affordable homes for families in need. Since 1987, they have built nearly 400 homes.

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis
    1011 E. 22nd Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

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    Shelter cats.
    ••• Kittens sitting in cage at animal shelter. Credit: Spaces Images/Getty Images

    Animal lovers might want to consider donating their time to the Humane Society of Indianapolis. The organization strives to find forever homes for over 5,000 animals each year. Handling all these animals requires lots of volunteers. If you have a passion for caring for our furry friends, the humane society can use your help.

    Humane Society of Indianapolis
    7929 Michigan Road
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

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    Cleaning up litter
    ••• A young man picks up litter. Credit: Hero Images/Getty Images

    Indianapolis is a clean city when compared with cities across the nation. There's always room for improvement, however, and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful strives to keep our streets, parks, rivers, and streams clean. If you have a heart for the environment and enjoy working outdoors, volunteering with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful might be right up your alley.

    Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
    1029 E. Fletcher Avenue, Suite 100
    Indianapolis, IN 46203

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    Special Olympics Indiana reaches nearly 12,000 athletes throughout the state of Indiana. The organization provides sports training for children and adults with intellectual disabilities year around. The athletes participate in over 21 Olympic-type sports. If you have a passion for working with those with disabilities, you might enjoy helping the Special Olympics.

    Special Olympics Indiana
    6100 West 96th Street, Ste. 27
    Indianapolis, IN 46278