Indianapolis Urban League



We define our volunteers as a friendly and caring person who is 18 years or older and is willing to donate their time and talent and provide excellent customer service to our guests.


Indianapolis Urban League hosts many exciting volunteer opportunities throughout the year. If you have any questions, please call (317) 693-7603 or

Current Volunteer Opportunities in 2021:


For the 43 consecutive weeks, the Indianapolis Urban League, and its partners host no contact, drive-thru food, and meal distributions for families impacted by COVID-19 due to loss of jobs and income reduction. To date, more than 17,490 families have received food boxes, ready-to-serve meals, children’s shoes, fresh fruit and vegetable boxes, and community resources.

Drive-Thru Weekly Food and Meal Distribution
Tuesdays: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Volunteer Duties:
Volunteers will assist with a variety of duties including, but not limited to, set up of meal distribution site, bagging meals, directing traffic, distribution of community resources, and loading food boxes.

All volunteer duties are completed with social distancing and no contact for the safety of all. Masks, gloves, and individual bottles of hand sanitizer are provided. Volunteers are welcome to wear their own face masks. Masks are required to be worn at all times.

To volunteer, e-mail with the subject line volunteer along with the date you want to volunteer by 12 noon the Friday prior.

If you have any questions please call (317) 693-7603 or e-mail


We are accepting applications for mentors who are interested in investing their talent, time, and support to nurture rising high school students. Project Ready Mentor is a year-long education program assisting students, grades 9-12, with matriculating through high school and navigating college.

Students receive academic, cultural, and social life skills and leadership in addition to academic support through mentoring. Our local Indianapolis high schools, Arsenal TechnicalBen DavisShortridge, and Warren Central, and the Renaissance School serve as key partners for Project Ready Mentor and Project Ready in preparing students for graduation and life beyond high school.

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