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Volunteer

Michelle and co-worker volunteering at Liberty Landing in Fort Wayne

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

Volunteers of America was founded in New York in 1896. In those days, a volunteer was anyone who was committed to a cause. Today, our services are delivered through a partnership of professional staff, volunteers, and other community supporters. From the beginning, we've been focused on serving the underprivileged in our communities. In Indiana, we run programs for community re-entry after incarceration, veteran services, affordable senior housing, and mental health and addiction treatment for individuals and families. We know that our name is a little misleading, because we aren't a broad clearing house for everyone's volunteer opportunities. If that's what you're looking for, Volunteer Match is a great way to post or find volunteer opportunities in your area, and United Way of Central Indiana also has a great volunteer site.
For questions about volunteer and internship opportunities, contact Kirsten Bush, Community Engagement Coordinator
Phone: 317-686-5807
kibush@voain.org

Our volunteering opportunities

  • Julie volunteering for the Second Chance Mentoring program

    Opportunities for Individuals

    No matter which kind of volunteer opportunity you choose—whether you mentor a client in need of a friend, offer your expertise, or help us raise funds—when you volunteer you foster positive change in our community, enrich your life and brighten the world of those you serve. Explore our current opportunities or tell us your ideas about how you can best contribute your unique skills and resources.

    Individuals
  • Corporate Volunteer Group at Volunteers of America Indiana

    Opportunities for Groups

    Group volunteer projects provide businesses, families, churches, youth groups and other organizations a fun, meaningful way to spend a day together making a difference. Because our programs are varied, so are our needs. Projects come in all shapes and sizes. Needs change frequently and we welcome new ideas, so it is always best to check with us as you develop your plans for a group volunteer project. Click below for great ideas for group projects.

    Group Ideas
  • Group volunteering at Brandon Hall

    Holiday Volunteering

    We love to celebrate holidays with our clients whenever we can and welcome both individual and group applications.

    Holiday Opportunities

Internships

  • Prospective undergraduate interns and non-clinical graduate interns are encouraged to email their cover letter and resume to Kirsten Bush, Community Engagement Coordinator, at kibush@voain.org.
  • Graduate clinical interns are primarily selected by our Healing Families and Behavioral Health staff in coordination with local universities, namely IUPUI and University of Indianapolis.
  • Please note that all interns must start the process to become an intern a month or more before their desired start date.
  • Interns and on-going volunteers must submit to a fingerprint background check prior to starting their service.