Volunteer Opportunities

Numerous volunteering opportunities are available in our community.  Volunteering in the community not only makes you a better person, but may help you qualify for scholarship money.  There are many corporations and organizations that require volunteer service hours in their selection process.  Some of the opportunities available for volunteering in our community are listed below:

Children's Museum 

www.childrensmuseum.org  or (317) 334-3832
Lead hands-on educational and craft activities, monitor admission lines
Volunteer applications processed only in August and September 

Community Hospital 

www.ecommunity.com  East  355-5503   North 621-5289   Heart  621-8688
Visit patients, answer call lights, play with children in pediatrics, etc.

Humane Society of Indianapolis 

872-5650 #5
Volunteers for animal walking, socializing and kennel cleaning

Indianapolis Public Library 

www.imcpl.org   275-4046
Assist with the summer Reading Giants program or other duties.
Only select branches utilize volunteers.

Indianapolis Zoo  

www.indianapoliszoo.com     630-2041
Educate the public about animals or assist zookeepers
Applications available after January 1 with deadline of February 28

Volunteer Connection 

www.uwci.org         921-1271
Clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities at United Way agencies

Wellington Theatre Arts Group      

Provides ushers for 19 theatres, art venues and organizations

Wheeler Mission   

www.wmm.org       635-3575
Volunteer servers for their kitchen

Indianapolis now has a new web-based volunteer center called HELPINDYONLINE.COM.  The site is designed to connect high school and college aged students with over 100 volunteer opportunities around the Indianapolis area.  Students can use the site to find volunteer listings by areas of personal interest and time availability.

You can also check out the following websites for volunteer opportunities: