Volunteer Opportunities

NeighborLink Indianapolis is powered by partners in the community, YOU. Partners who volunteer to help scrape and paint, swing hammers, repair gutters and other home repair needs to partners who generously donate funds. Partners willing to give of their time, talent and treasure are what enable us to provide this much needed service to those we serve, low-income individuals with disabilities and senior homeowners in Marion County, at no cost. Our partners help these individuals age-in-place safely and with dignity. Learn more about the need of these services.

Time & Talents

Serve your community with your time and talent by partnering with us to address modest interior and exterior home repairs, accessibility modifications, large yard clean-ups and helping with clearing Health Department citations.

COVID-19 Disclaimer: To adhere to current Marion County guidelines, we are only doing outdoor projects with no more than 5-10 volunteers at a time. Volunteers are expected to bring their own mask and gloves to wear onsite. Read more about how we are approaching volunteering & COVID-19.

Join a Volunteer Team:

We have five volunteer teams. Handy Hands, Painting Pals, Accessibility Angels, Clean-Up Crew, and the Gutter Group. No experience required, join the team for projects when you're available, no requirement for how many team projects you join. You will be emailed when projects come up and are in need of volunteers to help complete.

Group Volunteer Projects:

You can help champion the NeighborLink Indy cause by connecting us to or helping to organize a group to volunteer together. NeighborLink provides great service and team building opportunities for businesses, faith-based organizations, schools, etc where volunteers get to see and feel the immediate impact of their work. We are happy to speak to groups or at events about our organization. We have an easy Group Volunteer Form if you're ready to get connected, or reach out to our volunteer team directly.

Project Lead:

This is a key volunteer role for every project NeighborLink does out in the community. The Project Lead is responsible for assessing the scope of the project, determining materials, supplies, number of volunteers/days needed as well as if experienced or semi-skilled help is needed. The Project Lead will be responsible for securing all materials/supplies for a project, and ensuring delivery, including deliver of those supplies/materials to the site in advance (including coordinating use of the trailer, including hauling at end of project, as needed). The Project Lead owns the planning, execution, and communication to everyone to ensure we have a successful project and satisfied stakeholders. Interested in bringing your project management skills to NeighborLink? Let us know!

Site Supervisors:

Manage a small group of volunteers onsite the day of a volunteer project. Typically a three-hour commitment where the Site Supervisor arrives on-site prior to the volunteers, prepares the tools and materials that have been delivered to the site. They greet the volunteers, orient them with any information necessary and acts as the NeighborLink Indy representative onsite during the project. When the project ends, the Site Supervisor collects the remaining materials, checks off any necessary tasks/items and either takes it back to storage or prepares it for pick up.  Interested in bringing your leadership skills to NeighborLink? Let us know!

Trailer Team:

Volunteer projects (typically three hours in length) can require a trailer for tools (ie ladders, etc), materials (lumber, topsoil, etc) or to haul away waste (branches, yard waste, trash). We need volunteers with their own trucks that can pull our 12ft flatbed trailer.  Project volunteers, if onsite, can generally help load and unload materials. But there may be times when pick up occurs after the project is completed. Schedule is flexible.  Let us know if this sounds perfect for you.

Construction Experienced or semi-skilled:

We often have requests for repairs that fall outside the scope of general volunteer abilities and can use the support of those with more specific knowledge/experience, particularly in the areas of plumbing , electrical, gutters, residential construction, drywalling or general handyman repairs. If you have time and talents in any or all of these areas that you’d be willing to share, we’d love to find a way to work together.  Connect with us and we’ll talk through what might work best for you.

Volunteer Champions:

We are looking for outgoing, friendly volunteers who are willing to arrive at a volunteer project site to greet, thank/encourage our volunteers, film social media stories for Instagram and Facebook, photos from the project, and engage our volunteers on social media. Schedule is totally flexible and scheduled in advance. Great for anyone interested in community building and social media. Let us know if that's you!

Treasures

You can donate

 

You can sponsor and champion the NeighborLink cause – helping seniors stay safely in their own homes.  Connect us with your church, business or club. Invite us to speak at an event. Organize a group to volunteer together, or just connect us with other people who want to help. We can help you do this or you may have ideas please contact us!

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