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.
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
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
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
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
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
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