Take part in some ongoing opportunities with the following organizations!

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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People with Disabilities

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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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

Volunteers

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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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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

Volunteer Registration

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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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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.

Volunteer Registration

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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.

Volunteer Registration

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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

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

*Area Construction Alert: plan extra time for parking and traffic delays!

***I-65/I-70 North Split Construction Notice***  The Indiana Department of Transportation is currently reconstructing the I-65/I-70 North Split interchange in dowtown indianapolis. As a result, construction activity may impact some routes. For up-to-date project information, including detour maps and local closure updates, visit northsplit.com or text “NORTHSPLIT” to 468311.

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!

Volunteer Registration

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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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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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