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Volunteering is what Greyhounds do. Our “Education for Service” motto is in practice every day, through countless opportunities to have a positive impact on the community and world.

VOLUNTEERING DURING COVID-19

In accordance to UIndy’s Re-Engagement plan, no travel will be sponsored by the University at this time, including travel for service. It is not recommended that students complete volunteer opportunities off-campus. If students independently choose to complete volunteer opportunities off-campus, all UIndy policies and procedures must be followed. 

Get your volunteer hours listed on your UIndy transcript

After completing your volunteer hours, fill out the request form (“blue form”) for your volunteer hours to be noted on your UIndy transcript.

Note: In order for documentation to be posted on your transcript for the current semester, forms must be received before final exam week!

Highlighted volunteer opportunity

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) | Tree Tenders Onboarding Opportunity

When: 1/27/2021 from 5:30-8:30pm (English), 1/28/2020 (Spanish)

Where: Virtual (sign up here at this link)

What: KIB will be hosting a virtual classroom training session to start on-boarding the newest cohort of Tree Tenders. Do you love trees? Have you been spending more time outside this past year than ever before? Have you discovered a new appreciation for the natural world? Become a Tree Tender! Let’s get a head start on the 2021 tree planting season with a new round of Tree Tender trainings! Now virtual, and offered in Spanish as well as English, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is ready to get more tree planting leaders trained and certified to help out and grow Indianapolis’ urban tree canopy. Join KIB’s Community Forestry team and experienced Tree Tender volunteers in an in-depth orientation session that will include a wealth of knowledge regarding tree basics, benefits, care, and more — plus info on KIB’s other programs and the 2021 planting season. Subsequent trainings in the three-part series will be held at the spring’s first few plantings. Complete all three trainings and you’re a Certified Tree Tender. Attend tree planting projects and earn perks and swag from KIB as thanks for all your hard work!

Super Saturday of Service

“Super Saturday of Service” was successfully completed virtually in fall of 2020 by first-year students in their New Student Experience course. Check out these pictures of the student’s social distant service!

Current & Ongoing Projects

To advertise an opportunity or if you have questions about the information below, email Bridget Webster at websterb@uindy.edu.

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

Gleaners’ drive-thru pantry that is in need of volunteers. Interested volunteers can view shifts and register at gleaners.volunteerhub.com.

Want to make a difference in your community? Become a food pantry volunteer and help ensure that the more than 1 million hungry Hoosiers have food on their table and go to bed healthy and happy. Food pantry volunteers will load pre-boxed food boxes of meat, dairy, and fresh produce into client cars as they come through our drive-through pantry. Volunteers are also needed to direct traffic into, through, and out of the building. We typically serve 1200-1800 households each day that we’re open.

  • Some heavy lifting is involved – up to 50 lbs
  • Accommodations can be made if needed. Just let us know!

No experience required  we’ll train you at the start of your first shift! No commitments required, you can volunteer for one shift or as many as you would like!

Volunteers are needed for the following days and times:

Tuesdays 9:30am-12:45pm and/or 12:30-3:30pm
Wednesdays 9:30am-12:45pm and/or 12:30-3:30pm
Thursdays 1:30-4:45pm and/or 4:30-7:30pm

**All volunteers must wear a mask or facial covering while volunteering as noted in the state wide Public Health Order.

**While Gleaners is exempt from the social distancing rule due to the nature of our business, we are doing everything we can to ensure a safe working environment for our staff and volunteers. We have sanitation stations set up around the building and are providing gloves for all volunteers. We are preventing large gatherings and, where possible, keeping everyone six feet apart.

**When you arrive, we will take your temperature using a forehead thermometer. This information will not be recorded.

Contact: Christina Basey | cbasey@gleaners.org

Elara Caring

Elara Caring is one of the nation’s largest providers of home-based care. Elara Caring briings together three award-winning organizations – Great Lakes Caring, National Home Health Care, and Jordan Health Services – into one transformational company. We provide the hghest quality comprehensive care continuum of personal care, skilled home health, hospice care and behavioral healht.

Volunteer Types: We have companionship volunteers and office volunteers.  Anything that a volunteer would do is based on their schedule and time.  There are no specific times that they would volunteer for.  It is all based on their schedule.  All of the different volunteer opportunities for our company can be found at :   www.volunteermatch.org

Requirements: Application, background check, TB Test, Physical, Drug Testing.  This is all paid for by our company.  There will be additional training once the volunteer gets started.

 Contact: Heather Marsh | hmarsh@elara.com or 317-407-4210 (call or text)

Indiana Youth Group (Virtual Opportunity)

IYG creates safer spaces to foster community and provides programming that empowers LGBTQ+ youth and magnifies their voices.

Volunteer Opportunity: The creation of beautiful, eye-catching Instagram posts and TikTok videos for Indiana Youth Group to upload to our social media accounts. This will assist us in promoting our virtual programming to youth throughout the state! Send completed graphics and/or videos to the contact listed below, Kimberley Woolen.

Click Here for Instructions | Click Here for a List of Events and Programs

Contact: Kimberley Woolen | kwoolen@indianayouthgroup.org

Adaptive Hospice

Volunteer Opportunity: We are looking for compassionate individuals willing to serve as hospice volunteers! As a hospice volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work directly with our patients and their families to provide them with needed support. A hospice volunteer can serve in a variety of different ways. Examples include, but are not limited to, providing companionship, reading, assisting with chores, providing spiritual support, mowing the lawn, walking the dog, or playing games. We are open to hearing about any other talents/services you wish to share! Volunteers can also assist with office tasks such as answering phones, making copies, and preparing marketing tools. We provide volunteer training free of cost at our office in Indianapolis, so you will feel fully prepared and supported while volunteering for our clients. Our volunteers make a big impact on the lives of our patients and families, so we are so excited to meet you and have you join our team!

Training & Volunteer Requirements: Our volunteers go through the same onboarding process as our employees. This will include a background check and a mouth swab drug screening prior to orientation. All learning and training necessary to volunteer will be provided in the office.

Contact: Amanda Neufer for more information or to begin the process of volunteering with Adaptive Hospice by phone at 317-643-0683 or by email at a.neufer@adaptivehospice.com.

Community Partners

The University of Indianapolis is proud of the work it does each year with organizations across the city of Indianapolis.

Please visit the Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement to stay up to date on the latest information regarding our community partnerships.

Please direct any questions to Bridget Webster (websterb@uindy.edu) or Marianna Foulkrod (mfoulkrod@uindy.edu).

Looking for something different?

Visit Handshake to search for additional volunteer projects in our Indianapolis Community. Every Tuesday a weekly email will be sent out, detailing various opportunities for you to participate in.


Questions? Ask me

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out.

Bridget Webster
Assistant Director of Student Activities
websterb@uindy.edu
Office of Student Affairs
Schwitzer Student Center
Room 210