Community Service

Community Service Opportunities

Help create a world free of multiple sclerosis, volunteer for Walk MS: Indianapolis on April 23. Two shifts available at 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at Celebration Plaza in downtown Indianapolis. Learn more or register here or contact Tricia Bishop at tricia.bishop@nmss.org or 317-870-2520.

Indianapolis Opera seeks volunteers to support Mozart's Attic: Midtown Community Flea Market at the Basile Opera Center (4011 N. Pennsylvania St.) on April 29 and April 30. Shifts available throughout the day. For more information, contact Carol at carolb@IndyOpera.org or call 317-283-3531.

Friends of Holliday Park is looking for volunteers for Ruins Garden Planting Day on May 14.
Join Friends of Holliday Park to plant new gardens, revitalizing the Ruins. Guidance will be provided to non-seasoned gardeners. Commitment is four hours. Click here for more information.

 

Eskenazi Health is now accepting applications for its VolunTEEN Summer Program. The VolunTEEN program allows teenagers (age 14 by April 15) to gain a realistic perspective of a career in a health-care environment and gain service hours. Two sessions available. Click here and search "Volunteer Services" under "Select a Job Category."

Carmel Elementary - the annual Flower Sale.  The general idea is that students go out and sell flowers to friends/family/neighbors/etc.  Then they return those order forms to the school during a two week period in March to try to win prizes from local vendors.  We transform these orders into one mass order and send it to the grower.  Then in April we distribute the flowers ordered to customers when they come to the school to pick them up. The signupgenius link to volunteer is below if you could forward it on to any groups that can help.  We would GREATLY appreciate the help.  Carmel Elementary Flower Sale Money Counting

Indiana Artisan needs volunteers to assist artists, foodists and guests with hospitality and behind-the-scenes tasks at the Marketplace from April 7 to 10 at the State Fairgrounds. Three-hour commitment. Shifts, details and registration -- click here.

Christel House is recruiting volunteers for the Flavor Run 5k on April 16. Volunteer shifts are limited to four hours and offer choices of event tasks to meet your preferences. For further details to join the Christel House team click here.

Back on My Feet is seeking volunteers to assist at water stations during the Carmel Marathon on April 16. Shift times vary between 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will set-up their station, distribute water and cheer on race participants, clean-up and tear- down of their station. For more information, please contact Liz Navarre at liz.navarre@backonmyfeet.org.

 

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra needs volunteers needed for this season's concerts. Contact Donna Finney at dfinney@IndianapolisSymphony.org

 

Volunteers are needed to help bag salt for distribution to the public to prevent winter falls and raise awareness of the dangers of falls on ice. We need your help!

Indianapolis Event: Sat, December 12, 9-11am

Fishers Event: Sat, December 19, 9-11am

Event takes place in each hospital’s ambulance bay. Food and drinks provided, T-shirts for volunteers, and door prizes!

Questions? marcushendry@mac.com

 

 

 

The Damien Center is looking for volunteers for its Grand Masquerade and we want you to join! The event takes place on Oct. 17 and volunteers are needed to help with set-up, auction services and everything between! Seven-hour commitment. To sign up, click here.

 

Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana is seeking volunteers for the Indianapolis Walk to End Alzheimer's on Oct. 10 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Help is needed for street photography, social media, set-up/tear-down, greeting, assisting and directing walkers/runners on the 1- and 3-mile routes around downtown Indy. Volunteer shifts between 7 and 11 a.m. Free parking. For more information, click here or email IndianaVolunteer@alz.org.

 

 

Girls Rock! Indianapolis is currently seeking volunteers with music teaching experience to complete its music instruction sessions for Spring 2016. Bass guitar, drums, guitar, keyboards and vocal teaching experience is a plus, but also would love to offer a class or two in ukulele or other fun non-traditional instruments. Class sessions last a semester. Commitment is weekly for one hour for 10 consecutive weeks. Apply online or contact Twinkle VanWinkle at twinkle@girlsrockindy.org or 317-643-0233

 

Volunteers needed for 5th annual Million Meal Marathon on Oct. 27 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Thrive360º, formerly Kids Against Hunger of Central Indiana, a local hunger relief agency, is looking for volunteers to join its M3 Crew for this daylong event. Over 4,000 volunteers will come together to pack 1 million meals for Indiana's hungry families and starving children abroad. If you are interested, contact Volunteer@thrive3sixty.org or 317-863-8655.

 

Woodbrook Elementary School Mane Event Carnival

4311 East 116th Street

Friday, October 2nd

Time Slots for volunteers:

4:00-5:15pm we need 20 volunteers for games 5:15-6:30pm we need 27 volunteers for games 6:30-7:45pm we need 25 volunteers for games

Any questions can be forwarded to me at DeanaKeen@me.com or 317-374-4592.  The volunteers can give me their name and time slot.  Let me know if you have any questions.  I greatly appreciate your help!!

 

Down Syndrome Indiana 18th-annual Buddy Walk on Oct. 10 is looking for outgoing volunteers to help with multiple volunteer jobs. Wide range of shift times available ranging from greeter, course guides, food tent, vendor tent and many more. Five-hour commitment. For more information, click here.

 

Arts for Learning is looking for volunteers for our annual Chocolate Fest event on Oct. 17. Volunteers will receive chocolate samples and an A4L t-shirt. Three-hour commitment. Click here to sign up.

 

American Diabetes Association is seeking volunteers for its Nov. 7th gala. This year's theme, Under the Big Top, will be held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Volunteers are needed for to help with registration, as greeters, item-retrieval assistants, auction table hosts and auction clean-up assistants. Shifts begin at 5:00 p.m. and will conclude by 1:00 a.m. Minimum two-hour commitment. Volunteers need to arrive one hour before the shift for a short orientation. Dinner and/or snacks will be available. For more information, click here or contact Judith Williams at juwilliams@diabetes.org.

 

Homework Help: Boy and Girls Club of Noblesville

Homework doesn't have to be hard when there is someone there to encourage and help! Volunteers needed to assist members, Kindergarten-5th grade, with homework questions. Group atmosphere, not one on one tutoring.

Agency: Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville

Agency Requirement: 16 years old

Contact: Abigail Rinehart
Phone: 317-773-4372
Email: arinehart@bgcni.org
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Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County

Habitat for Humanity is looking for Friday- and Saturday-volunteers from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Noblesville. Sign up here for all available dates.

Cook Creek Park-  Haunted Trails

Back by popular demand AVID will be participating in Haunted Trails!  This year our scare site will have a spider theme so get your creative ideas going and start organizing your ideas.  Information on dates and sign ups to follow.   Students can also volunteer in the non-scare zone.

If you are participating in Haunted Trails please read the attached information to prepare for your work this week.

Conner Prairie Apple Corps

Join The Apple Corps! Earn service hours by working in The Apple Store at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park! · Help needed on weekends September 1st - October 31st and during the evenings of Headless Horseman. · Sign up for shifts online. · Serve popcorn, caramel apples, cider slushies, etc. · Some shifts are worked in a tent on the grounds. · Work with your friends. · You can even wear our apple costume on the grounds during special events to promote the store! To register, go to www.shiftboard.com/connerprairie and click on “new registration”. Fill in fields with red stars and enter your high school under current employment and “Apple Corps” under interests. You will then receive an email with a temporary password and further instructions within 2 days. Questions? Call, text, or email: Rebecca Young 317-442-4937 ryoung@indy.rr.com or Karen Vanneman 317-201-6077 karenvanneman@gmail.com

St. Luke's Habitat for Humanity

Homework Help: Boy and Girls Club of Noblesville

Homework doesn't have to be hard when there is someone there to encourage and help! Volunteers needed to assist members, Kindergarten-5th grade, with homework questions. Group atmosphere, not one on one tutoring.

Agency: Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville

Agency Requirement: 16 years old

Contact: Abigail Rinehart
Phone: 317-773-4372
Email: arinehart@bgcni.org
Visit our Website

Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County

Habitat for Humanity is looking for Friday- and Saturday-volunteers from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Noblesville. Sign up here for all available dates.

Cook Creek Park-  Haunted Trails

Back by popular demand AVID will be participating in Haunted Trails!  This year our scare site will have a spider theme so get your creative ideas going and start organizing your ideas.  Information on dates and sign ups to follow.   Students can also volunteer in the non-scare zone.

If you are participating in Haunted Trails please read the attached information to prepare for your work this week.

Clay MIddle School Athletics

 

If you are interested in volunteering at Clay Middle School running scoreboards or keeping scorebooks, please contact swoodson@ccs.k12.in.us with your contact information. 

Volunteer with Carmel Dads Club

Click below for more information about how to volunteer with Carmel Dad's Club.

Community Service Resources

·  Volunteer tutors are needed to join United Way's ReadUP program.  Volunteers give one hour a week to help elementary students learn to read. United Way provides the training and resources to help tutors and students be successful. FMI or to sign-up call 317.925.READ or visit www.readupindy.org.

·  Promising Futures of Central Indiana has numerous opportunities for students to get involved. For more information, click here. To apply, complete the application.

·  School on Wheels is excited to expand its volunteer base with those interested in providing tutoring services to children living in Indianapolis homeless shelters. To become a School on Wheels tutor, you must be at least 14 years of age or accompanied by a parent, commit to one hour a week for a semester, attend a training and orientation session before getting started. For more information, please contact Carrie Murphy, volunteer manager at 202-9100 or e-mail her at carrie@indysow.org. .

·  Help support and promote fair trade, which provides valuable income for struggling artisans in developing countries by volunteering at Global Gifts! Volunteers greet and assist customers in our store, learn and share knowledge about fair trade, and meet interesting people from Indianapolis and beyond. FMI please contact Annie at 317-423-3148 or annie@globalgiftsindy.com

·  Project Linus is a nation-wide, non-profit organization that collects and distributes blankets to children in need of “a warm hug”. Most of the blankets collected in Hamilton County go to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, St. Vincent Carmel, The Dawn Project, Chaucie’s Place, and to camps for children with special needs. For more information, you can check out the national website at projectlinus.org, and the local website, orgsites.com/in/projectlinus.

·  Autism Advocates of Indiana is growing! We need volunteers to help with quarterly newsletters through electronic distribution, individuals skilled in graphic design to assist in designing our newsletter and individuals who would write press releases and contact the media to inform them of upcoming Answers for Autism events. If you are interested please contact Patty Reed (phreed1@aol.com) or Donna Simerly (dsimerly@comcast.net).

·  AYS is seeking volunteer homework helpers and tutors for our after-school programs.  Volunteers will work with elementary and intermediate school students in the after-school setting for one to two hours per session.  AYS programs are located in Decatur Township, IPS, Noblesville, North West Hendricks County, Speedway, and Washington Township.  AYS has received a grant from the Hoover Family Foundation to reimburse volunteers for the cost of requirements (TB test, drug screen, criminal background check) after logging 24 hours of service.  For more information and to apply, visit http://www.ayskids.org/volunteer.html.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL AVID STUDENTS:

Remember that you can bank up to 1/2 your community service hours for next year over the summer!!  This is a great time to make connections and find organizations where you enjoy working and making a difference. 

Also, remember that we partner with the Carmel Parks and Recreation Department.  They are familiar with our program and recognize the AVID name.  It is always a good place to start since it is local and they have abundant opportunities throughout the year to serve.

Each year, CHS AVID assists the center with its opening by emptying the semi-trailer of pool chairs and setting them out around the water center. Please join us to give back a little to something we all enjoy!    We need you and 50 of your closest AVID friends to show up and move a pool chair!!

Sign up to serve in room B 176.

Please use the documentation logs provided for your Community Service Hours.

AVID Community Service

Please wear your AVID shirt when you volunteer! That way, program organizers recognize our kids and the AWESOME work you do AND you can recognize one another as part of the AVID family. THANKS!!

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