WHO ARE OUR VOLUNTEERS?
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:
Back-2-School Backpack Giveaway and Block Party
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Indianapolis Urban League, 777 Indiana Avenue, 46202
Join the excitement of heading back to school with a new FREE backpack filled with school supplies, start learning in the KIDS ZONE with FREE education activities while having loads of fun in the bounce house, get a fresh look with a FREE haircut, stay healthy with FREE health screenings for youth and adults, and don’t forget to eat – FREE food.
When all is done – head to the entertainment stage and enjoy live entertainment, line dancing, and special guest artist Big Daddy Kane.
WTLC, LaGrande, and WHHH will broadcast LIVE!
FREE parking at IUPUI. Follow the signs.
Volunteer Experience Times:
Shift One: 7:15 am – 9:45 am – Set Up
Shift Two: 9:15 am – 1:15 pm – Event Volunteer
Shift Three: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm – Event Volunteer and Tear Down
All volunteer duties are completed with social distancing and minimal contact for the safety of all.
Volunteers will assist with a variety of duties including, but not limited to, set-up of the parking lot and event site, organizing backpacks, directing traffic, serving concessions, distributing community resources, stamping passports, and other duties.
Company t-shirt if volunteering with a company or a red t-shirt for individuals, jeans or shorts to your knees, and comfortable closed-toe shoes such as sneakers are acceptable. NO CROCS or SANDALS – must wear closed-toe shoes to volunteer.
Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer are provided. Volunteers are welcome to wear their own face masks. Masks are required to be worn at all times covering the nose and mouth. Your temperature will be taken upon arrival. Volunteers must be 15 years or older.
Parking and Building Entrance:
Free parking is available. Details provided with volunteer confirmation.
Individual Volunteer Registration closes at 12 noon, Thursday, July 28th.
Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive a volunteer experience confirmation email. Questions? Call Kim Teague at (317) 693-7603
DRIVE-THRU FOOD AND MEAL DISTRIBUTION
On April 21, 2002, the Indianapolis Urban League, and its partners initiatives a no contact, drive-thru food, and meal distribution for families impacted by COVID-19 due to loss of jobs and income reduction. 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: August 9 and 23, September 13 and 27
7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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.
All volunteer duties are completed with social distancing and no contact keeping all safe. Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer are provided. Volunteers are welcome to wear their own face masks. Masks are required to be worn at all times.
If you have any questions please call (317) 693-7603 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROJECT READY MENTOR
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 Technical, Ben Davis, Shortridge, 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.