Indianapolis Urban League



The Indianapolis Urban League hosts many exciting volunteer experiences throughout the year for individuals and groups to get involved and support the Urban League movement.


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


Saturday, July 22, 2023

Back-2-School Backpack Giveaway and Block Party

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Indianapolis Urban League, 777 Indiana Avenue, 46202

Join the excitement in celebrating students heading back to school. Volunteers assist with a  variety of duties including, but not limited to, set-up and tear-down, organizing backpacks, directing traffic, greeting guests, serving concessions, stamping passports, distributing community resources, and other duties.

All volunteers will are required to attend a training session prior to the event  – The date and time to be announced on Monday, July 10th.

Individual registration will close at 12 noon, Monday, July 17, 2023, or earlier if all volunteer experience shifts are filled.

Saturday, August 26, 2023

IUL Entrepreneurship Center

Get involved and volunteer for the 4th Annual Entrepreneur and Small Business Fair.  Volunteers will assist with setting up the event site, greeting vendors, welcoming and engaging guests, and event tear-down. Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive a volunteer experience confirmation email.

To view volunteer dates and to register, click the button below.


Join us to combat hunger and food insecurity in our community. On April 21, 2002,  the Indianapolis Urban League, and its partners initiated a no-contact, drive-thru food, and meal distribution for families impacted by COVID-19 due to the loss of jobs and income reduction. Families receive food boxes, fresh vegetables and dairy items, ready-to-serve meals, and community resources and services.  This hunger relief effort has continued serving residents in our community due to continued demand.

Volunteer Shifts: 
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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