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Volunteer

The Many Meanings of "Volunteer"

When Volunteers of America was founded in 1896, to “volunteer” one’s time in service to others was a full-time commitment. Our founders came to call themselves "Volunteers of America" because they volunteered their whole lives to help people in need. This included - not only volunteering their time - but also their hearts, their spirits and their professional careers. 

Today, each year Volunteers of America touches the lives of more than 2 million people in over 400 communities in 46 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico through programs that are staffed by full-time, paid professionals who have adopted this same ideal of service as their full-time mission. However, that does not mean that we do not also depend on an army of modern-day “volunteers” who offer their free time to support our volunteer programs nationwide. In fact, in 2013 more than 55,000 volunteers devoted more than one million hours to hundreds of Volunteers of America programs and activities nationwide.  560 of those volunteers served in Indiana with almost 9,000 hours of service in 2013 – and we can always use more volunteers! 

Ways to Get Involved

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    Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

    Volunteers of America of Indiana has a number of programs where individuals and groups can serve. We may have open volunteer and internship opportunities in Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis, and Terre Haute.

    Find an Opportunity
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    Become a Mentor

    Volunteers of America of Indiana provides volunteer mentors to parents and individuals who are transitioning out of the criminal justice system. We have individual and group mentor opportunities in Indianapolis and the surrounding area.

    Learn More
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    Teens: Join an Action Team

    Volunteers of America and the Major League Baseball Players Trust have teamed up to encourage high school students to get involved. Youth volunteers, along with Major League baseball players, have formed Action Teams to deliver an important message—volunteering is fun and personally rewarding!

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  • Prospective undergraduate interns and non-clinical graduate interns are encouraged to email their cover letter and resume to Sara Pugh, Coordinator of Volunteer Services.  
  • Graduate clinical interns are primailry selected by our Healing Families and Behavioral Health staff in coordination with local universities. 
  • Please note that all interns must start the process to become an intern a month or more before their desired start date.  
  • All interns and on-going volunteers must submit to a fingerprint background check prior to starting their service.    
For Volunteer and Internship Opportunity Inquiries Contact Sara Pugh, Coordinator of Volunteer Services
Phone: 317-224-2616
Fax: 317-686-5810
spugh@voain.org