Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in the community where you live.


It’s also good for you and your health. Volunteering can give you a feeling of pride, satisfaction and accomplishment. There are organizations near you that can connect you with volunteer opportunities.
 
MDwise promotes and participates in events around the state to help members understand their MDwise health plan and benefits. At these events, members of our outreach team can answer any questions you may have including questions about volunteering. To find MDwise events happening near you, visit our events calendar.

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Statewide

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description
Volunteer Match N/A volunteermatch.org Volunteer Match offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Their popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 100,000 nonprofit organizations.
Corporation for National and Community Service 800-942-2677 nationalservice.gov Offers volunteer opportunities to individuals through a network of national service providers. Programs include AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).
Serve Indiana N/A in.gov/serveindiana Advance service and volunteerism by informing, connecting, and promoting opportunities and resources.

 

 

Central Indiana

(Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description
United Way of Delaware County 740-363-5586 liveuniteddelawarecounty.org There are lots of ways to give back and become an integral part of your community. Whether it's through your church, local school, or United Way—when we help others, we strengthen our community.
Madison County United Way 765-643-7493 unitedwaymadisonco.org Volunteer opportunities.
Habitat for Humanity of Madison County  765-649-4260 habitatmadison.org Volunteer opportunities.
IndyHub N/A indyhub.org Volunteer opportunities.
United Way of Central Indiana 317-923-1466 uwci.org Volunteer opportunities.
La Plaza 317-890-3292 laplaza-indy.org Volunteer opportunities.
Habitat for Humanity Johnson County N/A habitatjohnsoncounty.org Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County is a volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God and families in need. Though the vast majority of our volunteers have no construction experience or building skills, they are involved in most phases of construction.


Northwest Indiana

(Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Pulaski, Benton, White)
Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description
Lake Area United Way 219-923-2302 lauw.org Youth development, healthy living and social responsibility programs.
Hobart YMCA 219-942-2183 hobartymca.org Youth development, healthy living and social responsibility programs.
Salvation Army South Haven/Valpo 219-762-9191 saportercounty.org Its mission is to preach the gospel of Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Resources, volunteer opportunities.
YMCA of Portage Township 219-762-9622 ymcaofportage.org Youth development, healthy living and social responsibility programs.
Hammond Area YMCA 219-845-1507 hammondareaymca.org Youth development, healthy living and social responsibility programs.
Catholic Charities  219-886-3565 catholic-charities.org Non-profit agency that provides and advocates for the emotional and social needs of the poor and vulnerable in the four counties of the Diocese of Gary – Lake, LA Porte, Porter and Starke. 
Housing Opportunities 812-234-3517 terrehautehousing.org Providing housing for the homeless, helping families keep their homes and coaching sustainable lifestyles for residents in NW Indiana.
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana 219-980-1777 foodbanknwi.org To alleviate hunger by acquiring and distributing food to people in need, promoting solutions that advance self-sufficiency and hunger relief, and leading our region in the fight against hunger.
Cedar Lake United Methodist Church 219-374-7312  N/A Food pantry and volunteer opportunities.
United Way of Porter County 219-464-3583 unitedwaypc.org Resources, events and volunteer opportunities.
United Way of LA Porte County 219-210-3534 unitedwaylpc.org Resources, events and volunteer opportunities.
VNA Hospice
Valparaiso
570-383-5180 vnahospice.org The visiting Nurse Association of Porter County is a not-for-profit home health care agency established in 1970.
LaPorte County Animal Shelter 219-326-1637 laportecounty.org Volunteer opportunities at a small animal shelter.


North Central Indiana

(St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko, Fulton, Cass, Miami, Wabash)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

Pulaski County Human Services

574-946-6500 humanservices.pulaskionline.org Volunteer opportunities.
St. Joseph County YMCA (2 locations) 574-287-9622 michianaymca.org Volunteer opportunities include: youth sport coaches and officials, after school mentors, special event coordinators/workers, and annual campaign volunteer.


Northeast Indiana

(LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, Allen, Huntington)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description
United Way of Allen County 260-410-0880 unitedwayallencounty.org Volunteer opportunities.
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne 260-447-4567 fwymca.org Volunteer opportunities.
Catholic Charities 260-422-5625 catholiccharitiesusa.org Volunteer opportunities.
United Way of Miami County 765-473-4240 uwmiamip.org Volunteer opportunities.


West Central Indiana

(Warren, Tippecanoe, Carroll, Clinton, Montgomery, Fountain, Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Sullivan, Greene)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

United Way of Greater Lafayette

765-742-9077 uwlafayette.org Listing of volunteer opportunities.
Salvation Army Lafayette  765-742-0006 corps.salvationarmyindiana.org Volunteer opportunities
Lafayette YMCA 765-838-3605 lafayettefamilyymca.org Volunteer at the YMCA to give back to their community and support their neighbors. That’s because we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive, personal and social change.
Tippecanoe Public Library 765-429-0100 tcpl.lib.in.us Volunteers in Public Service are a select group of individuals who donate their time and energy to helping our staff give the best service possible. V.I.P.S. do a variety of jobs from processing books to delivering materials to homebound patrons.
Food Finders  765-471-0062 food-finders.org Volunteer opportunities at the Food Resource & Education Center, Food Pantry and Administrative Center.
F.I.S.H Food Pantry – Crawfordsville  765-362-3474 N/A Volunteer opportunities. 
Lafayette Urban Ministry 765-423-2691 lumserve.org Volunteer opportunities. 
Catholic Charities of Terre Haute  812-232-1447 archindy.org Volunteer opportunities.
Vigo County Salvation Army 812-232-4081 salvationarmyindiana.org Volunteer opportunities.
Clinton County Boys & Girls Club 765-659-3520 bgcclintoncounty.org Volunteer opportunities.
Warren County Helping Hands 765-585-4568 N/A Volunteer opportunities.
Delphi Public Library 765-564-2929 delphilibrary.org Volunteer opportunities through Friends of the Library.
YMCA Clinton County 765-654-9622 ccfymca.net Volunteer opportunities.
Parke-Vermillion Humane Society 765-492-3540 pvchs.cfsites.org Volunteer opportunities
Terre Haute Humane Society 812-232-0293 thhs.org Volunteer opportunities
White County United Way 574-583-6544 whitecountyunitedway.org Resources, events and volunteer opportunities.

 

East Central Indiana

(Howard, Tipton, Grant, Wells, Adams, Jay, Blackford, Madison, Delware, Randolph, Henry, Wayne, Rush, Fayette, Union)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

YMCA of Delaware County

765-288-4448 muncieymca.org The YMCA can help families get connected with community agencies that can assist them with Housing, energy assistance, and job search.
Salvation Army
Henry County
765-529-1303 salvationarmyindiana.org Volunteer opportunities and Food Pantry.
Shepherds Door Food Pantry Henry County 765-521-0203 N/A Food Pantry.
Christian Love Help
Henry County
765-529-8935 christianlovehelpcenter.com Food Pantry.
Gateway Fellowship
Wayne County
765-966-6016 gatewayvineyard.org Food Pantry.
Community Food Pantry Wayne County 765-962-1145 communityfoodpantry.org Food Pantry.
Kokomo Rescue Missions  Howard County 765-456-3838 kokomorescuemission.org Food assistance. 
Emanuel Lutheran Church Tipton County 765-675-4090 N/A Food Pantry.
Crisis Center
Howard County
765.452.4091 N/A Food Pantry.
Salvation Army Howard County 765-456-3846 salvationarmyusa.org Food Pantry.
Salvation Army
Grant County
765-664-6535 corps.salvationarmyindiana.org Volunteer opportunities.
Second Harvest Food Bank  765-287-8698 curehunger.org Second Harvest Food Bank provides a meaningful volunteer experience in a positive, safe environment with opportunities in both our warehouse and office. 
Cope Environmental Center (Centerville) 765-855-3188 copeenvironmental.org Support efforts to improve the local environment, enhance local environmental education opportunities, and promote responsible resource use throughout our region!
Christian Ministries  765-288-0601 christianministriesmuncie.org Volunteer Opportunities: lend a hand in your community!
Park Place Church of God  765-642-0216 ppchog.org Volunteer opportunities.
Muncie Public Library 765-747-8200  munciepubliclibrary.org Volunteers are a valuable part of the Muncie Public Library story. By donating your time and talent, you will gain a varied skill set to help when seeking employment in the community and you get the satisfaction of knowing you are helping others.
Muncie Humane Society 765-747-4851 cityofmuncie.com The Muncie Animal Shelter has many volunteer opportunities available. If interested, please contact the shelter directly.
Randolph County YMCA 765-584-9622 randolphcountyymca.org Volunteer opportunities.
Community and Family Services (Jay county) 260-726-9318 communityandfamilyservices.org Volunteer opportunities.
Muncie Mission  765-288-9122 munciemission.org Volunteer opportunities.
United Way of Howard County  765-457-6691 unitedwayhoco.org Volunteer opportunities.
Howard County Humane Society 765-452-6224 kokomohumane.org Volunteer opportunities.
Community and Family Services  765-348-1454 communityandfamilyservices.org Volunteer opportunities.
Kokomo Healthcare Center  765-453-5600 communicarehealth.com Volunteer opportunities: Visit the elderly.
St. Martin Community Center 765-651-9324 saintmartincenter.com Consider volunteering at the soup kitchen.
Morrisson-Reeves Library 765-966-8291
ext. 130
mrlinfo.org The Volunteer Program of Morrisson-Reeves Library creates opportunities for individuals to perform a valuable service for the community while enriching their personal lives. Volunteers enhance the library’s offerings, beyond basic service, by using their skills, gifts, and talents in their volunteer roles
Wayne County Boys & Girls Club 765-962-6922 bgcrichmond.org Volunteers opportunities in: games rooms, the library, homework rooms, gymnasium, specialized classes like cooking, karate, and drama, and special events/activities throughout the year.

 

Southwest Indiana

(Knox, Daviess, Martin, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Crawford, Perry, Spencer, Warrick, Vanderburgh, Posey)
Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

Lincoln Hills Development Corp

800-467-1435 lhdc.org The primary objective of LHDC is to provide self-help and self-sufficiency opportunities for the low-income citizens of the service area, while continually striving to address the unmet service needs.
United Way of Daviess County 812-254-1038 rsvpvolunteercenter.org Volunteer opportunities.
United Way of Gibson County 812-386-6120 unitedwayofdaviesscounty.org Volunteer opportunities.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (55+) 812-254-1996 rsvpvolunteercenter.org Provides grants to qualified agencies and organizations for the dual purpose of engaging persons 55 and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs and to provide a high-quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers.
United Way of Knox County 812-882-3624 generationsnetwork.org Volunteer opportunities.
United Way of Perry County 812-547-2577 unitedwayperryco.org Volunteer opportunities.
United Way of Pike County 812-789-2557 unitedway.org Volunteer opportunities.
United Way of Posey County 812-838-3637 unitedwayposeycounty.org The United Way of Posey County offers opportunities for volunteering in Posey County, including fundraising, serving on the citizen review committee of agencies requesting funds, or helping with events throughout the year, such as the Letter Carriers Food drive each May, volunteering at the Mount Vernon Food Pantry or helping at one-time fundraising events.
Volunteer Action Center - United Way of Southwestern Indiana 812-422-4100 unitedwayswi.org The United Way Volunteer Action Center (VAC) matches volunteers with opportunities at nonprofit organizations year-round, as well as coordinating several programs and annual events that celebrate giving back to our community.
Tri-State Food Bank 812-425-0775
ext. 307
tristatefoodbank.org Opportunity to volunteer at food pantry.
YMCA of SW Indiana 812-423-9622 ymcaswin.org Community-focused nonprofit with recreational programs & services for all ages.
 

Southeast Indiana

(Monroe, Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Franklin, Dearborn, Ripley, Jennings, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, Washington, Scott, Jefferson, Ohio, Switzerland, Clark, Floyd, Harrison)

Agency/Program Phone Number Website Description

United Way of Southern Indiana

812-206-7515 metrounitedway.org Volunteer opportunities.
Community Kitchen 812-283-0808 jeffersonvillecommunitykitchen.org Volunteer in food pantry and serving food.
Freed from Within 812-738-7779 freedfromwithin.com Volunteer opportunities.
Casa Amiga 812-273-2394 ovoinc.org/la-casa-amiga Volunteer opportunities.
Plaza Latina of Jackson County  812-519-2975 N/A Volunteer opportunities.
American Red Cross Columbus Indiana 812-379-9551 redcross.org Volunteer opportunities.
Region 10 Adult Education  812-981-3777 rivervalleyresources.com Volunteer opportunities.
Our Place 812-945-3400 ourplaceinc.org Volunteer opportunities.
Hope Southern Indiana 812-948-9248 hopesi.org Volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers of America 502-654-8389 voamid.org Volunteer opportunities.
Community Foundation of Southern Indiana  812-948-4662 cfsouthernindiana.com Volunteer opportunities.
Bloomington Volunteer Network  812-349-3430 Bloomington.in.gov Volunteer opportunities.
Child Advocates Network 812-277-7171 Childadvocatesnetwork.org Volunteer opportunities.
Families First Indiana N/A familiesfirstindiana.org Volunteer opportunities.
Baptist Health Floyd 812-948-6734 baptisthealth.com Volunteer opportunities.
Dearborn County Clearinghouse 812-926-1198 dearbornclearinghouse.com Volunteer opportunities.

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