Safe ways to volunteer during our community's health crisis


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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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. Register for the 2019 summer session at

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 are interested in volunteering, please click HERE. We are currently planning for the 2021 tax season and will have more information available in the next few months.

If you have questions, email us at

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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

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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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