Take part in some ongoing opportunities with the following organizations!

500 Festival

The 500 Festival, a not-for-profit community organization, was created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the greatest race in the world. Over the past 60+ years, the 500 Festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation. Each year, 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participated in festival activities throughout the month of May. Whether they were athletes running the Mini-Marathon, fourth-grade students participating in the Education Program, families enjoying the state’s largest festival for kids, or spectators being dazzled by one of the nation’s premier parades, they were there, celebrating the legacy.

No other singular sporting event in the world has a legacy like the Indianapolis 500. No other event has shaped and defined a city and state and its people like the Indianapolis 500.

Volunteer Needs

As a nonprofit organization, the 500 Festival depends on the commitment of thousands of volunteers to guarantee that our annual events and initiatives enhance the lives of over half a million individuals. United by the Hoosier spirit, our volunteers collaborate to shape a vibrant and meaningful community-driven journey leading up to the Indianapolis 500. The 500 Festival deeply appreciates the dedication and passion of our volunteers year after year.

500 Festival Volunteers are a testament to the power of community and shared dedication. Each year, we rely on an extensive team of passionate volunteers who selflessly contribute their time and energy to ensure that our events and programs bring joy and enrichment to the lives of more than half a million individuals. In true Hoosier spirit, our volunteers come together to shape a dynamic and impactful journey leading up to the iconic Indianapolis 500. We are deeply grateful for the unwavering commitment and enthusiasm that our volunteers bring to this collective effort.

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Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources

What if you could help over 1,600 children and adults in one year and have a ton of fun while doing it? When you join our herd of volunteers, you can do just that! Learn more on our website at https://agaperiding.org/volunteer/ There are still spots available in our February Volunteer Orientation sessions! What are you waiting for?! Multiple regular, weekly, volunteer opportunities that offer many different experiences. Consider joining Agape in their mission, and become a volunteer today! No experience necessary, just a heart to serve and the willingness to learn.

Contacts

AGAPE NORTH
24970 Mt. Pleasant Road
Cicero, IN 46034
(317) 773-7433

AGAPE EAST
531 W. 100 S.
Greenfield, IN 46140
(317) 477-2276

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American Red Cross

The Indiana Region serves 6.9 million people across 104 counties in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois. The American Red Cross has been serving the people of Indiana for more than 100 years. Translate your care and concern for people down the street, across the country and around the world through our humanitarian work.

Mission
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Vision
The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that:

  • all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;
  • everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;
  • our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;
  • all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and
  • in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Volunteer Needs

Disaster Services

The Red Cross helps individuals, families, and communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. From home fires to tornadoes to floods, the Red Cross is there to provide hope and help.

  • Prepare – Volunteers are needed to support programming such as conducting workshops on the importance of preparedness, presenting at community events, participating in the Home Fire Campaign to educate around and install smoke alarms, and teaching youth coping skills and tools when faced with emergencies through the Pillowcase Project. [Volunteers fluent in other languages (Spanish, French, Burmese, Hakha Chin, Arabic, and Chinese in particular) are needed in an effort to reach all community members.]
  • Respond – Volunteers are needed for a variety of response roles including those who respond in-person, those who coordinate efforts behind-the-scenes, those who provide their medical expertise, those who provide their mental health expertise, and those who provide their public affairs expertise. [Most of these roles require on-call hours (volunteers sign up for shifts based on their availability). These roles require volunteers to be at least 18 years of age, commit to at least 1 year of service, and attend approximately 20 hours of prerequisite training.]
  • Recover – Volunteers are needed to assist clients with resources after a disaster has occurred.

Facilities

Our Facilities department utilizes volunteers in a variety of roles, from groups who assist with vehicle cleaning to individuals who help with front desk service or fix-it projects around the building.

Health & Safety

Volunteer with our Health and Safety department to be an integral part of teaching lifesaving skills. Volunteers are needed to present information on available classes to interested groups, teach CPR and First Aid, assist with class logistics and help out with administrative work in the office.

Service to the Armed Forces

Volunteer with our Service to the Armed Forces department to support military members and their families. Volunteers are needed to assist with outreach (such as briefing on Red Cross services at pre-deployment events or sorting and delivering holiday cards for active and veteran military members) and to help in a variety of capacities at VA hospitals.

Specialties

All departments at the Red Cross utilize volunteers. Professionals in the fields of Photography, Accounting, IT, and other specialized areas can contribute their talents to the Red Cross by finding the right opportunity!

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ArtMix

ArtMix is an Indianapolis-based not-for-profit organization that works to transform the lives of people with and without disabilities through the creation of art. With six core programs and additional special projects, ArtMix serves more than 7,000 people annually.

Volunteer Needs

  • Application Assistants
  • Gallery Volunteers
  • In-Studio Volunteers
  • Community Support Volunteers
  • Event & Community Engagement Volunteers

Volunteer Registration

Contacts

Contact Sarah Jane Bryant, our Outreach and Events Manager, at sbryant@artmixindiana.org

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Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie is a unique historic place that inspires curiosity and fosters learning by providing engaging and individualized experiences for everyone. Their vision is to expand the boundaries of our historical and natural resources by exploring, celebrating, and improving the human experience. Through a heart for the past, a head for the present, and an eye to the future, our doors are always open to a diversity of voices and limitless experiences.

Volunteer Needs

Our adult volunteers are key to Conner Prairie’s overall guest experience. They serve as ambassadors throughout the year. Through the efforts of our dedicated and passionate volunteers, guests are able to Step Into the Story of Indiana’s past, present, and future at our unique museum where history, art, science, and nature come to life.
Conner Prairie has a wide range of volunteering opportunities working directly with guests or behind the scenes. There are more than 90 different ways to connect your passion and skills to our mission. We truly have something for everyone. Come share your talents, learn some new ones, make friends, and have fun as you Step Into your own Story as an adult volunteer at Conner Prairie.

https://www.connerprairie.org/support/get-involved/adult-volunteer/

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Damar Services

Damar Services tries to build better futures for children and adults facing life’s greatest developmental and behavioral challenges. They offer a full range of services for children, adolescents, and adults with developmental, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities: residential and community-based treatment, autism services, education, outpatient behavioral health, and more. Their mission to provide life-changing treatment and support. Over the decades, they helped move thousands of deserving children and adults from vulnerability and crisis to stability and independence.

 

They pride themselves on serving every client and family through our dynamic and innovative network of services and resources. And they provide that service nonstop – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – with love and passion. The kind of genuine, heartfelt care that makes hope, happiness and, success possible.

Volunteer Needs

Group Volunteers

Groups of 10-25 volunteers tend to be the best fit for custom projects. Smaller groups work perfectly for leading activities in the Damar Village Center or for assisting with a special event.

Potential Projects for Groups

  • Leading activities for small groups of adults in the Damar Village Center (game night, cookie decorating, Zumba, football watch party, etc.)
  • Sorting and organizing Prom dresses for future events
  • Various maintenance projects like painting an outdoor bridge or weeding in the garden
  • Installing lights and decorating outdoors for the drive-through Damar Holiday Village

Volunteer Registration

Please email sydneysc@damar.org for more information.

Contacts

Volunteering needs: sydneysc@damar.org

Our Main Campus

6067 Decatur Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Email:
General Information: info@damar.org

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Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

The Eiteljorg houses an extensive collection of visual arts by indigenous peoples of the Americas, as well as Western art. The museum offers a fascinating exploration of Native American history, culture, and the American West through its diverse collection of art and cultural objects.

Volunteer Needs

Volunteers become part of the Eiteljorg team and help enhance programs, events, and exhibitions. When you become a volunteer, you can expect to meet visitors from all over.

Volunteer Registration

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Firefly Children and Family Alliance

Volunteers help us carry out our mission to support Indiana children and families. Each year, volunteers contribute more than 8,000 hours of service to Firefly Children and Family Alliance. And we’re always looking for additional volunteers. Whether you live in the Indianapolis area or another central Indiana community, we want your support. We have volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups, companies, organizations and more.

Volunteer Needs

Volunteers help us carry out our mission to support Indiana children and families. Each year, volunteers contribute more than 8,000 hours of service to Firefly Children and Family Alliance. And we’re always looking for additional volunteers. Whether you live in the Indianapolis area or another central Indiana community, we want your support. We have volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups, companies, organizations and more.

Volunteer Registration

Due to the sensitive nature of our work, our volunteers must meet specific criteria. Our general requirements include the following:
• Volunteers must be 21 years or older
• Volunteers who have ongoing contact with children must complete a background check that includes fingerprinting
• We cannot offer opportunities for court-ordered community service or to individuals with certain convictions
• Volunteer services do not handle internships

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Fisher Parks

Would you like an ongoing volunteer opportunity that will foster relationships and connect with the youth of Hamilton Southeastern Schools? We are seeking dedicated volunteers who are available to assist with 5th grade STEM Activities at the Maker Playground Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Due to the nature of this opportunity, we are asking volunteers to commit to at least one day a week through the end of the school year. Tours will not occur during school breaks. Please do not respond to this opportunity if you are not able to volunteer once a week.

Volunteer Needs

Volunteers will assist with the following activities:

  • Woodworking: Students will work in Project Alley to build a toolbox using precut lumber. Students will learn about working with wood and basic hand tools and measure the perimeter and area of their finished product.
  • Robotics: Students will be able to use Dobot Robotic arms to learn about artificial intelligence and using software to make the robot write text, pick up and sort objects through various programs.
  • Circuitry: Students will have the opportunity to problem solve the creation of a light for their locker in this experience. Construction paper, copper tape, LED diode and coin batteries will be provided. Students will learn about the basics of circuitry when they are challenged to create a switch for their locker light using materials provided.

In collaboration with Hamilton Southeastern Schools, the Maker Playground is offering an experiential and project-based curriculum for all 5th grade students. Modeled after the successful and popular Nature First program at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, the program features study trips to the Maker Playground, where students are immersed in the workshop and work collaboratively to solve real-world problems.

The goal is to bridge the gap between education and industry, where students can begin thinking about how making as part of building their future career.

Volunteer Registration

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Amy Crell via email, or 317-670-9437.

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Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

Gleaners Food Bank is the largest food bank in Indiana1. It was established in 1980 and became an affiliate of Feeding America in 1981. The food bank is dedicated to leading the fight against hunger in Indiana. It provides food to hundreds of partner agencies, including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and others across the region. Every dollar donated to Gleaners provides three meals for those in need.

Volunteer Needs

Each month, we need around 1,800 volunteers on projects like our drive-thru food pantry, Gleaners 2 Go, and our warehouse. We welcome you to join our incredible crew of volunteers in 2024! You can volunteer as an individual or with your family, or request a time to serve with a group of people.

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Good Samaritan Network Holiday Events (Hamilton County)

Annually the Good Samaritan Network has several major Holiday related events which provide nearly 3,000 opportunities for volunteering and serving Hamilton County families during the Holidays!

Volunteer Needs

Nonprofits, like GSN, rely heavily on volunteers. Volunteers are the heart of what we do in order to make our mission reality! Our volunteers ensure food, clothing, and toys are consistently processed for distribution, keep our mobile food sites operating, enter data for Holiday assistance and help ensure families enjoy a meaningful holiday. They are invaluable in sharing the vision and mission of GSN at community events. Join the thousands of volunteers, totaling countless hours who consistently give of their time to make a difference in the lives of countless Hamilton County families!

Volunteer Registration

Please CLICK HERE to learn more and to sign up for an event.

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Faith Based

ICAN: Indiana Canine Assistant Network

ICAN advocates for independence and opportunity by facilitating partnerships between people and dogs to unleash possibility.

Our accredited service dog training and Indiana placement program provides safety, friendship, and independence for children, veterans, and adults with disabilities and veterans with service-related trauma specific to PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma.

Volunteer Needs

There are many ways to get involved with ICAN—working hands-on with our service dogs in training or helping with outreach and educational events are just a few.

• Litter Host
• Furlough Volunteer
• Puppy Raising
• Litter Sitters
• Outreach Volunteer
• Special Event Help

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Indiana Historical Society

The Indiana Historical Society collects and preserves Indiana’s unique stories; brings Hoosiers together in remembering and sharing the past; and inspires a future grounded in our state’s uniting values and principles. IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

Volunteer Needs

Be a part of the Fun!  We value our volunteers and consider them a part of the IHS family. To show our appreciation, your benefits include:

  • Discount at the Stardust Terrace Café on days you work at the History Center
  • 25% discount at Basile History Market
  • Complimentary tickets to the events and programs you work
  • Free parking
  • Annual recognition at our volunteer appreciation event
  • Celebration of National Volunteer Week

Long-term, short-term and on-call positions are available for volunteers 16 and older, and all abilities and interests are needed.

Volunteer Registration

Parking Recommendations

There is onsite parking available for visitors and volunteers.

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Indiana Landmarks

Indiana Landmarks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported by members and led by a volunteer board, with a main office in Indianapolis and nine regional officesstaffed by professionals,  who help people save and revitalize historic places. Our primary programs include:

  • Protective easements on significant buildings

Founded in 1960, Indiana Landmarks is proud of our status as the largest statewide preservation organization in the U.S. because it means that people here value historic places and that we are darn good at what we do

Volunteer Needs

Parking Recommendations

There is onsite parking at the Indiana Landmarks Center

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Indiana Repertory Theatre

The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) is a professional regional theatre located in Indianapolis, Indiana. It began as a genuine repertory theatre with its casts performing in multiple shows at once. Over time, it has evolved into a regional theatre and is now a member of the League of Resident Theatres. The IRT’s standard season typically consists of nine or ten plays on two different stages, with the majority of performances taking place on the OneAmerica Stage. The theatre company has a rich history and has been housed in two different buildings. It was established in 1972 at The Athenaeum and moved to its current location, The Indiana Theatre, in 1980.

The Indiana Theatre is a former Paramount Pictures Publix Theatre built in 1927 and converted from a movie theater for IRT’s use. The IRT offers world-class theatre experiences and aims to build a vital, vibrant, and informed community through the transformational power of live theatre.

See more: https://www.irtlive.com/about/

Volunteer Needs

Ushers welcome guests and assist them in locating their assigned seats. After the performance, ushers will walk through the aisles to collect trash and other discarded items.  Other duties like coat check are also needed.  Speak to the house manager during your assigned shift to determine where you can provide the most benefit.

Volunteer Registration

To register as a volunteer, provide your name, phone number and email address to House Manager, Jacob Lang at jlang@irtlive.com.

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Contacts

Ticket Office
317.635.5252

Administration Office
317.635.5277

Megan Ebbeskotte
Audience Development Manager
mebbeskotte@irtlive.com

Jacob Lang
House Manager
jlang@irtlive.com

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Indiana Sports Corp

Volunteer Registration

For volunteer positions with Indiana Sports Corp., please register here: https://indianasportscorp.rosterfy.com/login
If there is a position that you are interested in but doesn’t have current availability, please feel free to sign up for the waitlist and the Indiana Sports Corp team will be in touch if positions become available.

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Indiana Wish

The mission of Indiana Wish is to grant wishes to Indiana children ages 3 – 18 diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. At Indiana Wish, we create hope amid hardship. Hope can be a powerful force in the health and healing of the children we serve. Research studies have shown that children who have received wishes have less distress, fewer episodes of depression, and reduced anxiety. All of this, in turn, can improve their quality of life, foster hope and resilience, and potentially lead to better health outcomes.

Indiana Wish is an Indiana-focused wish-granting organization. Since 1984, we have granted more than 3,500 wishes to Hoosier children in 88 of Indiana’s 92 counties. Indiana Wish is not affiliated with any other local or national wish-granting organization. Funding for wishes is made possible through the support of individual giving, corporate partnerships, and fundraising events. Working together, we can impact even more Hoosier children and families throughout Indiana.

Volunteer Needs

There are so many ways to volunteer and share in the wonder of a wish. Plan a fundraiser, office support, serve at an event, sendoff families on their wish adventure…and much more. Whether you have one hour, a week or a few hours to give each month, we invite you to become a volunteer and share in the experience of giving.

Volunteer Registration

Contacts

Carrie Melillo at cmelillo@indianawish.org

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Indianapolis Ambassadors

The Ambassadors is an all volunteer-run educational and social organization based around volunteering in and around Indianapolis. Through community engagement, we energize volunteers to bring the best out of our city. Volunteers are needed to help us act upon our mission to educate, entertain, and mobilize volunteers.

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Indianapolis Animal Care Services

Indianapolis Animal Care Services’ dedicated team of volunteers come in weekly to care for hundreds of animals. In 2023 alone, volunteers donated over 23,500 hours; but more help is desperately needed. To become a volunteer, first complete the online volunteer application. Once the application has been reviewed, applicants will get an email about how to sign up for orientation. During orientation, new volunteers will learn about all the different ways they can help and next steps!

IACS also offers one-time volunteer opportunities for groups. Please email Volunteer Coordinator lauren.wyatt@indy.gov for more info.

Volunteer Needs

Some examples of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Walking Dogs
  • Caring for Cats
  • Providing Enrichment for Cats and Dogs
  • Participating in our “Doggy Day Out” Program
  • Staffing Events
  • Supporting Medical
  • Taking Animal Photos
  • Doing Laundry and Dishes
  • Cleaning and Organizing

Requirements

  • Time: Volunteers must commit to working at least eight (8) hours per month.
  • Age: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and those between the ages of 12 and 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Guardians must also fill out an application to volunteer and attend orientation.
  • Volunteers between the ages of 16 and 17 need a parent’s signature to participate.
  • All volunteers must be at least 16 years old to walk dogs.

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Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO), founded in 1930, is the largest performing arts organization in Indiana. The ISO has made significant contributions to the world of music through its commitment to artistic excellence, innovative music education programs, and collaborative performances.

The mission of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is to inspire, entertain, educate, and challenge through innovative programs and symphonic music performed at the highest artistic level.

Volunteer Needs

Get involved with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra! There are many ways to volunteer with the ISO, such as ticket taking, and concert ushering. All volunteers have great benefits, like a volunteer banquet, free tickets and parking, and other discounts. You can also get involved with Forte, the ISO’s young professionals’ group, or the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association (ISOA) promoting music education. Becoming a member of these groups is easy!

Volunteer Registration

If you know someone who is interested in volunteering with the ISO they can follow the link below to apply. As always, they can also reach out to volunteers@indianapolissymphony.org for further assistance.

https://indianapolis-symphony-orchestra.rosterfy.com/register

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Indy Art Center

The Art Center builds a better, stronger, more vibrant and more united community through art. As a nonprofit, every year we offer hundreds of classes and camps, more than a dozen contemporary art exhibitions in six galleries, an outreach program that takes art into underserved communities, the OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair, and much, much more!

Volunteer Needs

We are a non-profit organization that loves our community and has a mission to bring art to ALL. Volunteers play a vital role in helping us work toward our mission every day.

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Indy Pride

Indy Pride, Inc. produces events which educate, honor our history, and celebrate the diversity of the Indianapolis Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community. We exist to unite and serve our members and the LGBTQ+ community of Central Indiana through leadership development, educational programs, and community events which achieve inclusivity, equality, strong community connections, and awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.

Volunteer Needs

The heart and soul of Indy Pride are volunteers.
Since the beginning, Indy Pride has thrived due to the hard work, determination, and passion of it’s volunteers. Since the early 1980’s, Pride has spread across Indiana because of brave, selfless people who came out of the closet and organized so that we can build a strong community.
You can join their legacy and volunteer with Pride! There are multiple opportunities throughout the year and during summer Pride festivities.

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IndyFringe Theatre

Volunteer at the 2023/2024 Spotlight Season

Experience the heart of arts and culture in Indianapolis, year-round! The Spotlight Season takes place at the IndyFringe Theatre Complex at 719 E. St. Clair Street and features over 88 performances by 8 different organizations and nearly 15 different genres. Whether you’re a fan of comedy or classics, volunteering is a great way to support the Indianapolis performing arts community and see shows for free!

There is room for everyone to volunteer.

We still need volunteers for:

  • Box Office
  • Ushers/Greeters
  • Bartenders – must have a valid Indiana serving permit on file with ATC and have completed the required safe serve training (don’t have yours yet? Don’t worry. Our Bar Manager can help you get one.)
  • Office Staff – Are you great at organizing? Do you have an eye for social media? The IndyFringe team is always looking for support from our brilliant community members who can make their mark on the future of Fringe by helping with day-to-day tasks in our offices.

Volunteer Benefits
Free Shows! By volunteering with IndyFringe you can earn free tickets, so you can experience all the daring, funky, exciting shows that make IndyFringe great!

And since everything’s better with friends, sign-up with a group and spend a day with the Fringe on Massachusetts Avenue.

General volunteer questions can be directed to Volunteer Coordinator, Grace Branam (She/Her)

Bartender Volunteer specific questions can be directed to Bar Manager, Tyler J Crago (He/Him)

Volunteer Needs

We need to fill at least spots for 2 USHERS and 1 BARTENDER for each Spotlight Season production date on our calendar.

Volunteer Registration

All registration is to be done through our Give Pulse account. Click the link below and follow these steps to sign up:

  1. Create a Give Pulse account.
  2. Click on the show you’re interested in working.
  3. Click on the correct date and volunteer role of the specific show you’d like to work. (each individual date will show you how many spots are still open)
  4. If you are a new volunteer with us – please, reach out to the appropriate manager (Grace for general volunteer questions and Tyler for all bartenders) listed above for some insight into what your night will have in store and to go over procedures, duties, and for bartenders; licensing.

Parking Recommendations

Indy Fringe now has on-site parking in the grassy area next to the Indy Fringe Theatre Complex. All spots are open to the public generally but closed off to Fringe patrons during shows. All spots are paid at a rate of $10 paid straight to Indy Fringe via our box office.

Please note: The two spots directly behind the theatre by the dumpster are for admin/staff use only. Any vehicles found parked in those spots without a staff permit will be towed at owner’s expense.

Parking downtown can be intimidating. Keep the drama on stage and consider one of these nearby parking options.

Other Recommended Parking

Additional Parking Options
  • Davidson Street North Lot (past Mayflower) – IndyFringe has 60 parking spots available after 6pm. (Do not park in Mayflower lot – it will be locked). Enter off St Clair Street. We do not monitor this parking lot.
  • Trailside Surface Lot – Behind Yats on Davidson Street. Check signs for public parking spots. It is located 1 block north of IndyFringe with easy walkability using The Indy Cultural Trail. There are an ample amount of spaces available in this lot.
  • Metered Parking on Mass Ave
    Visit ParkIndy for more information
  • Free Street Parking (very limited)Fulton St., St. Clair St., Broadway St. (Chatham Arch Neighborhood).

Bike to IndyFringe

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail runs right by the theatre. We have a bike rack in the Play Ground at IndyFringe for your convenience.

Don’t have a bike? Try the Indiana Pacer’s Bikeshare with 250 gold bikes in downtown Indy, including 4 stations along Mass Ave.

For information on pricing and other locations, visit Indiana Pacer’s Bikeshare.

IndyGo

IndyGo Route 11, and Route 21, and Route 38 easily serve the IndyFringe theatres with convenient stops along or near Mass Ave and College Avenue.

Single-day fares range from $.85 – $4.00. 

Plan your trip on IndyGo.

Contacts

Tyler J Crago

Bar Manager

tyler@indyfringe.org

(317) 762-6283

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IndyHumane

IndyHumane’s mission is to improve animal welfare in central Indiana. We are committed to ending the cycle of pet overpopulation, providing affordable pet ownership, and ensuring the well-being, health and safety of all animals in our care. We strive to promote the human animal bond and the powerful impact this mutually beneficial relationship has on individuals, families, and the Indianapolis community.

Our vision is that all central Indiana animals are treated with dignity and respect and live free from cruelty, harm, and neglect.

Volunteer Needs

Shelter Volunteer Program
Ongoing program for individuals who are at least 16 years old

Parent & Me Volunteer Program
Ongoing program for students who are at least 8 years old with an adult partner

Summer Volunteer Program
Summer program for individuals who are at least 16 years old

Group Volunteer Program
Service program for adult community groups

Youth Opportunities
Youth Programs, Youth Camps, and Youth Summer Employment

PAW/Special Events Volunteer
Volunteer at events with our Pet Adoption Wagon

For further details, see IndyHumane’s volunteering webpage.

Volunteer Registration

Complete the volunteer application or contact the volunteer manager at https://indyhumane.org/get-involved/volunteer/

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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) is an environmental and community nonprofit with a mission to help people and nature thrive. They’re an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., a national organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and environment in American communities.

The organization believe in shared responsibility, and they know that sustainability starts with love. So, they engage and empower citizens of all ages and backgrounds to act. From tree planting to block-by-block cleanups, they roll up their sleeves to keep Indianapolis beautiful and make our city proud-both today and for generations.

Volunteer Needs

They need your help to keep Indianapolis beautiful. Even a few hours can make a big difference! Every year they rely on nearly 20,000 volunteers to help carry out their mission to help people and nature thrive together in our city. Whether you are interested cleaning up litter, building pocket parks, creating greenspaces, planting trees, preparing mail, or assisting with special projects, there’s a way you can help.

KIB welcomes volunteers of all ages. Volunteers under 16 years of age should be accompanied by an adult, and in the event a project location is near heavy traffic areas a note in the project description suggesting volunteers age 16 and up will be included.

Roll up your sleeves, sign up for a project or event, and head out to join Keep Indianapolis Beautiful!

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Salvation Army: Ring the Kettle Bells!

Ring the kettles to support the community at businesses throughout Indianapolis!

Please visit www.registertoring.com where you may create an account and sign up as an individual or group (bring your friends, family, coworkers, etc.) to ring the bells at a store location near you. (individuals under 18 years of age must have a parent/guardian/adult with them)

Sign up as an individual or group (bring your friends, family, coworkers, etc.) to ring the bells at a store location near you. All of the money raised will remain in the local community to help individuals and families who need assistance.

>>>> Registration is Required to Participate <<<<

Volunteer Needs

  • Bell Ringing
  • At a location near you.
  • November 24th thru December 23rd
  • 10am – 8pm

Volunteer Registration

Contacts

For additional questions, contact Contact Kathy Dalla Costa, Volunteer Manager, at kathy.dallacosta@usc.salvationarmy.org or 317-224-1010

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Second Helpings

For 25 years, Second Helpings has accepted donated perishable and overstocked food to prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day, and distributes them free of charge through local social service agencies in central Indiana. Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry.

Our Vision: We envision a community where everyone has enough nourishing food and ample opportunities to thrive.

Our Mission: We address hunger today and build self-sufficiency to prevent hunger tomorrow.

Second Helpings is a community kitchen that prepares and delivers more than 1 million meals to the central Indiana community each year. We’re not just teaching people to cook. We’re providing an avenue for people to transform their own lives. We don’t just collect food. We rescue food, because we refuse to stand by and allow waste, while so many in our community do not have the healthy food they need to thrive.

To learn more about the effort to transform lives through the power of food, review our Organizational Values and learn about our history.

Volunteer Needs

Second Helpings is a volunteer-powered organization. Every day, volunteers make every part of our mission possible – from chopping produce to answering phones, from delivering meals to teaching students.

Visit https://www.secondhelpings.org/volunteer/ to learn more.

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Job Training

Food Rescue

Hunger Relief

Poverty

The Center for Performing Arts

The Prism Project at The Center for Performing Arts is a performing arts program developed by Ball State University and designed to be physically, developmentally and cognitively appropriate for youth with disabilities. The program is a four-week camp culminating in a final performance. In 2024, this performance will take place Sunday, June 23, in the Studio Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts.

2024 event listing, https://thecenterpresents.org/tickets-events/events/2324/center-education/prism-project-camp/

Volunteer Needs

We are looking for volunteers to serve as “Buddies” during the camp. See this volunteer flyer.

Here is a short video that was shot by The Center for Performing Arts where they describe the program.

Here is another short video that was shot by Ball State University as additional information.

Here are some basic descriptions of the expectations we have for our Buddies:
  • You will be assigned to a performer (or performers)
  • We encourage you to create positive relationships with performer and their guardian(s)
  • You should remain in close proximity to performer throughout rehearsal in order to provide encourage, engagement, and prompting as needed
  • As the performers rotate through activities, you will move with them
  • Help to promote skill building (both artistically and socially*)!
  • YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW HOW TO DO EVERYTHING.  There will be support people with you at all times to whom you can turn if you have any questions or concerns.
Here is a video some of the Buddies from Ball State created about the experience:  https://youtu.be/8ZtK3IIWgTE?si=SbR0snliSPyVmOqb
Our dates for this year are as follows but we hope to make this an annual event so if it is too late to be added to your ongoing opportunities for this year, perhaps we could be considered for future camps:
5/28:  Orientations
  • Staff Meeting during the day (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
  • Parent Orientation in the evening (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm)
Rehearsals! (from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
  • 5/29, 5/31, 6/3, 6/5, 6/7, 6/10, 6/12, 6/14, 6/17, 6/19, 6/21
6/23:  FINAL SHOW! (The show was scheduled for 2:00 pm, so plan to be at the theater from 12:45 pm to 5:00 pm.)
Here are a few videos we recorded from last year’s program:

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Education

Music

People with Disabilities

Theater

Youth

Wayne Township: HOSTS

The HOSTS (Help One Student To Succeed) program uses one-to-one mentoring in a structured, personalized approach to help elementary students achieve reading success. Why serve as a HOSTS mentor? An hour of your week provides the one-to-one attention that helps 2nd or 3rd-grade students succeed with reading. Mentors work one-to-one with two students for 30 minutes each, using easy-to-follow materials prepared by the HOSTS staff that target specific reading skills. The only qualification needed is the desire to help a student.

The HOSTS program operates in all 11 elementary schools in the MSD of Wayne Township. Volunteers are needed at all of our schools.

The HOSTS program just celebrated its 20th year of helping students to succeed!

Mentors commit to just one hour per week and teams of two or more can alternate weeks.

Various mentoring times from 8am until 2pm are available to accommodate volunteers’ busy schedules.

We recruit volunteers year-round. However, mentoring opportunities follow the school calendar, and volunteers are needed from September to May.

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Education

Youth

Westminster Neighborhood Services Inc

Westminster Neighborhood Services provides education support, access to basic needs, and community connections to empower neighbors and strengthen youth and families on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis.

Westminster’s holistic approach to serve the entire family is important to the thousands of neighbors that come through the doors annually. The relationship built with the families is so important; at times we might be the only ones cheering on these families and helping them navigate hard situations they face daily. 42% of the neighborhood living below the poverty level and 21% live with an annual income less than $10,000. That comes with barriers that they need help over coming, and Westminster’s services are essential to help families break down those barriers and break free from the obstacles holding them back in life.

Volunteer Needs

Westminster Neighborhood Services run on volunteers with 512 people donating over 8,000 hours in the last year. Westminster Neighborhood Services has volunteer opportunities for both groups and individuals. Volunteers for all positions are required to participate in our general orientation and job-specific trainings.

​Westminster Neighborhood Services envisions a collaborative community in which all residents are supported to reach their full potential, and provides education, support, access to basic needs, and community connections to empower neighbors and strengthen youth and families on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. Westminster Neighborhood Services is believing in the value and worth of all people, no services will be denied based on faith tradition. Nor does WNS offer its services on the condition that people must listen and respond to messages designed to a particular faith.

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https://www.westmin.org/get-involved

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Education

Faith Based

Families

Recovery Services

Youth

Women4Change Indiana

Women4Change creates positive change for Hoosiers because of the people behind the organization. With dedicated board members, committee members, and staff, we are able to work toward a future of equity for Hoosier women. Our organization welcomes all Hoosiers to be a part of the positive change we create every day in our state.

Volunteer Needs

Our volunteers represent Women4Change across the entire state of Indiana. They have opportunities to table and engage with future Women4Change supporters, help with campaigns, and participate in phone banks. Sign up to receive emails with the latest opportunities to engage with Hoosiers!

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Women

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