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Submit a Fishers volunteer opportunity to the Nonprofit Needs list using this form.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
The Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County
- Community Caring Program: Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County’s Community Caring Program allows seniors to live independently with dignity in their own homes for as long as safely possible by connecting volunteers with home-bound, isolated, and/or financially fragile seniors 55 and over.
Community Caring Program Volunteers have a passion for giving back to seniors in their communities. All one-on-one volunteers complete an interview, background check, and training. Many of our volunteers are 55+ who enjoy helping those in the same life stage. Volunteers must be available to donate a minimum of one hour per month.
Together Today Program Volunteer: Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County’s Together Today Program provides an excellent opportunity for older adults to meet on a regular basis, make new friends, and have a wonderful time socializing. Each session begins with a light breakfast and social time full of games and catching up with friends. Lunch is provided and is followed by a planned activity or presentation.
Together Today Lead Volunteer Opportunity serves as the “welcome committee” that welcomes all new members to the group and helps them join activities. The lead volunteer helps keep the group on task and welcomes the sponsors and gets them set up for lunch/activity. The lead volunteer will also be the point of contact for SCHC staff.
Guardianship Program Volunteer: Adults with limited decisional capacity in one or more areas of their life as determined by the court benefit from the Hamilton County VASIA Guardianship Program and Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County. Guardianship is a dramatic intervention; it is a legal appointment by the court after careful consideration and evaluation to determine that less restrictive options for assistance world not be enough.
Volunteer Advocates are paired with an adult under guardianship to help monitor their care plan and ensure the highest degree of independence, dignity, health, comfort, and safety is maintained. Advocates work closely with SCHC care team and Hamilton County Court to monitor the client’s well-being. The advocate helps them make decisions based on their own best interests and preferences.
Learn more at https://shepherdscenterofhamiltoncounty.org/volunteer/.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Sahm’s Market Place Health Care Sponsorship Program: Sahm’s Catering has a menu for individual meals to help feed the brave men and women who are doing lifesaving and critical work during this pandemic. These meals can be delivered ready-to-eat hot, cold, or ready to microwave when they are ready to eat. If you would like to provide a meal for a health care provider, learn more here.
Meals on Wheels: Volunteer to deliver a route a day per week. Call 317-776-7159 for details or visit their website.
United Way of Central Indiana: Find a list of volunteer opportunities in the area.
Second Helpings: Sign up for their emergency volunteer wait list here. These volunteers assist in the kitchen with making sandwiches and meals to serve the community due to increased demand.
Phone-a-Friend: Phone-a-Friend is a network of college students here to create community with the elderly and immuno-compromised. Volunteers and seniors can sign up on the website. Seniors can additionally email the organization or call 317-847-8411.
Versiti Blood Center is accepting Blood Donation Appointments at their Fishers location. Sign up for an appointment.
Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County
Good Samaritan Network (GSN) is a collaborative/network of non-profits in Hamilton County. The central hub of all Hamilton County Agencies and Pantries in Hamilton County Indiana; the Good Samaritan Network meets the rebuilding of our community during or after a disaster through the Hamilton County Emergency Management. They are also the COAD - Community Active in Disaster working through the disaster to get food to pantries in county.
They have 45 food pantry which are part of 260 agencies in Hamilton County and have year-round weekend large groups and have volunteer opportunities for all ages. To volunteer, please email Nancy Chance.
- Food Pantries: Find a list of needs at local food pantries.
- The Shepherd’s Center Senior Supply Donations: Donate non-perishable food items, personal care items, or cleaning supplies. Please email Lauren Guynn.
- Community North Hospital: PPE (personal protective equipment) Donations
- St. Vincent’s Fishers Hospital: For PPE Donations, please call 317-415-9000
- Donate to local food pantries: Find a complete list of local food pantries.
- The Mustard Seed: The Mustard Seed is the only furniture bank in Central Indiana with the mission of helping those coming out of homelessness, either directly off the street, through care facilities, out of domestic abuse situations, incarceration, long term care facilities, or other situations. Because of the recent direction of the Governor, they are closing their doors for the next two weeks, which means no revenue or funds coming in. Donations can be made on their website.
- Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County: This organization is seeking assistance for the influx of new clients that need financial assistance to pay for home-delivered meals. Hot meals are $4.95/meal, cold supper meal $2.75/meal, and frozen meals for weekends or supplemental nutritional needs are $6/meal. Please visit their website for more information and to donate.
- Early Learning Alliance Network: The Early Learning Alliance Network supports over 350 preschools and childcare providers in Hamilton County. In Fishers alone, ELAN works with the care and early learning providers for over 11,000 children under the age of five. They are currently seeking donations of hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, gloves, and thermometer covers for preschools/childcare centers. In addition, they are seeking donations of diapers and wipes for local food pantries. To donate, please email Dr. Jody Britten.
- Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI): Stand with us as we continue to keep mentors connected to their mentees at a time when they need them the most! We are re-tooling and equipping staff and mentors to handle the challenges our kids are facing with social distancing, isolation, pandemic fears, economic and food insecurity, as well as missing their school family. Your financial support lets us stay focused on what we do best...mentor students, build community. Donate here.
- Riverview Health Foundation: The COVID-19 Support Fund has been created to provide financial assistance to Riverview Health staff who are juggling caring for patients, their families, their homes and themselves. This COVID-19 Support Fund is designed to provide assistance as needs continue to be identified, increase or change at Riverview Health. Donate here.