Volunteer

We have a range of unique volunteer opportunities to benefit everyone across our six-county region.

We have opportunities just for you

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.

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Featured Volunteer Programs

Backpack United Boone County

With more than 123,500 students enrolled in the free and reduced meal programs in Central Indiana, many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be effective and successful. Join our area teams in Boone, Hancock and Hendricks counties by collecting new school supplies or volunteering at a Backpack United event.

Backpack United - Boone County collection will run from June 13 - July 11, 2018.

Complete the form below to register as a Backpack United – Boone County collection site. Following your registration, you will be provided additional details about Backpack United and when you can expect the collection boxes to be delivered.

ReadUP Tutor

ReadUP Tutors work one-on-one with third grade students to help them reach grade-level literacy, improve comprehension and fluency skills, and prepare for state exams. Find an opportunity that works for you:

Moment to Movement

Individuals gain perspective through an immersive, interactive simulation that allows them to experience life as part of a low-income family - from single parents caring for children to senior citizens trying to maintain their independence.

To make it work, we need volunteers to serve as community business owners for approximately three hours. Want to help? Complete this form

Tax Preparation Volunteer

Indy Free Tax Prep is a network of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites that offer free tax preparation to individuals and families with a combined household income of $64,000 or less. If you’re looking for services, dial 2-1-1 to find a nearby VITA location and schedule an appointment. If you have questions or want to volunteer, email us at taxprepindy@uwci.org.

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Day of Caring Liaison

Serve as the United Way of Central Indiana liasion at corporate volunteer opportunities! Gather liability waivers, participant information, take pictures and share the United Way mission with new audiences. For more information, please contact Sheila Bradley, manager of corporate volunteerism, at 317-921-1385.

Interested in volunteering as the Day of Caring Liaison? Complete this form

Disaster Response Volunteer Reception Center

Following a disaster, United Way of Central Indiana's Volunteer Center may be called upon to effectively engage and manage unaffiliated volunteers in relief and mitigation efforts.

The Volunteer Center at United Way of Central Indiana will assume the primary role of managing unaffiliated volunteers during times of disaster and, when appropriate, set up a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) to coordinate a community response. Click here to register

Group Volunteer Opportunities

There’s no volunteer opportunity that’s too big or small. We can accommodate groups of any size for customized, full-day service opportunities throughout the year.

Are you a company looking to engage your employees in volunteerism? Browse through our Corporate Volunteer Toolkit to see what options are available.

To participate in a group volunteer opportunity, please complete the form below. If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Engagement team at groupprojects@uwci.org

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Volunteers in the Spotlight

At 82 years old, Joan Marsden has been a United Way volunteer for 36 years and has no plans to stop giving back to the community she loves.

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