Welcome to National Volunteer Month! Are you ready to start celebrating? We have lots of volunteer projects waiting for you! Whether you like getting your hands dirty in a garden or packing kits for those in need, we have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for you to get involved in this April and beyond.
April Volunteer Opportunities
Hand Raisers for 100
Celebrate United Way’s 100th anniversary with Hand Raisers for 100 – one hour of service, on one day, as part of one big celebration. Choose your favorite project from our list of 100, select an agency project to adopt or create your own! All we ask is that you give one hour of your time to make a positive impact in the community.
Date: April 19
Time: your choice – simply volunteer for one hour or more!
Location: up to you – could be your home, school, neighborhood or local nonprofit
Restock the Classroom – Drivers Needed!
Teachers commonly spend an average of $500 to stock supplies in their classroom. Help ease this burden by volunteering for Restock the Classroom! We are packing 3,000 totes full of supplies for Central Indiana teachers and need your help to get them all delivered. Simply sign up for a shift and surprise some hard working teachers with much needed supplies.
Date: April 19
Time: between 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Global Youth Service Day – Indianapolis
Date: April 21
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Seven Steeples Farm, 3200 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Global Youth Service Day – Boone County
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Our volunteers are as different as the communities we serve — and we have the opportunities to match! Find one that connects your talents with the causes you care about to make a meaningful difference in Central Indiana. Take a look through our volunteer center to see the various organizations that are in need of a volunteer like you!
Indy Free Tax Prep
Volunteers are an essential part of Indy Free Tax Prep. The number of trained and dedicated volunteers directly affects the number of residents who can be served. Build your resume by gaining a valuable and marketable skill, expand your knowledge of federal tax return procedures and serve local citizens and help stimulate the local economy.
ReadUP connects volunteers with local schools, where they read to two students for 30 minutes every week, helping kids get on track – and stay on track – with grade-level literacy. We know that children who read at or above grade-level are more likely to succeed in school and in life.
One Day Volunteer Opportunities
Day of Caring
Serve as the United Way of Central Indiana liaison at corporate volunteer opportunities! Gather liability waivers, participant information, take pictures and share the United Way mission with new audiences. Let us know what kind of project you’re interested in and we will match your group to the perfect volunteer opportunity.
Moment to Movement
Individuals gain perspective through an immersive, interactive simulation that allows them to experience life as part of a low-income family. To make it work, we need volunteers to serve as community business owners for approximately three hours.
Once you’ve picked a few ways to volunteer during National Volunteer Month, let us know about it! Share your volunteer project on social media and tag us using @uwci and the hashtags #uwci100 and #nationalvolunteermonth.