Carmel CAN! is a volunteer initiative launched by Mayor Brainard, to recognize and coordinate community volunteers. Through this initiative, citizens looking for volunteer opportunities will be matched up with those organizations that are in need of volunteers.
Carmel Farmers Market
Center Green at The Center for the Performing Arts
Volunteers are needed on Saturday Mornings to help setup and tear down vendor booths. Two shifts are available, from 6:30-9:30 a.m. for setup and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for tear down. Volunteers are also needed to greet visitors at the market. For more information, please visit www.carmelfarmersmarket.com
Carmel's 4th of July celebration sponsored by the Carmel Rotary Club; Volunteers are needed to help in all areas of the festival before, during and after. Some of these volunteers jobs include assisting with the CarmelFest Parade, selling Spark Buttons to raise money for fireworks, coordinating entertainment on three stages, managing the vendors and selling tickets and supervising in the children’s games area. For more information, please visit www.CarmelFest.net.
Art of Wine
Arts & Design District
Volunteers are needed throughout the day in various areas of the event, including setup of the festival, wine glass sales and distribution, information & hospitality and tear down. Volunteer shifts are available between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on the day of the event. Contact Megan McVicker at email@example.com or (317) 571-2787 with any questions or to sign up. Please include what area(s) you are interested in and what time of day you would like to volunteer. Volunteers will receive light refreshments during their shift and a free volunteer t-shirt.
Rock the District
Arts & Design District
Are you read to rock? Then volunteer for Carmel’s Rock the District. More than 10,000 people will be rocking out on the streets of Carmel enjoying music, food, and shopping. Volunteers are needed throughout the day (6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) in various areas including setup, stage management, information & hospitality, runners (Jack of all trades), and cleanup. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and snacks!! Contact the Carmel Redevelopment Commission office at (317) 571-2787, with any questions or to sign up. Please include what area(s) you are interested in and what times of day you would like to volunteer. Check out www.carmelartsanddesign.com for full event details and volunteer descriptions!
The Carmel Clay Historical Society
Monon Depot, 221 First Street, SW
Volunteers are still needed to help keep the Monon Depot Museum, assist with Holiday Home Tour and various other events and activities. Contact Katherine at (317) 846-7117. For more information visit www.carmelclayhistory.org
Arts & Design District
The Arts & Design District office is looking for volunteers. Join members of the Carmel Artomobilia team as well as outside groups to help make the day of the event great. We'll have a single planning meeting the week prior to the event, and then plan to see everyone at 8am EST on Saturday, September 11, 2010. Contact Melanie Heck of the Carmel Arts and Design District at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to sign up. Please include what area(s) you are interested in and what times of day you would like to volunteer. Check out www.carmelartsanddesign.com for full event details and volunteer descriptions!
Carmel Marathon Championship Weekend
Join us April 21st for the second annual Carmel Marathon Championship Weekend! This nationally promoted event features a Marathon, Half Marathon, Championship Weekend 8K, and a 1-mile Family Fitness Walk. www.CarmelMarathon.com
Approximately 500 volunteers will be needed to fill shifts during the Championship Weekend on committees ranging from guest services to gear check to packet distribution to finish line crew. Register now at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/CarmelMarathonVolunteer
to find a committee that best suits your interests and skills. This race will be more than a running or walking event…it will be a street party for the entire weekend. Register now to be a part of it! If you have questions, please contact Gee Lawton, Volunteer Coordinator @ email@example.com
Carmel International Arts Festival
Arts & Design District
One of Carmel's longest running festivals, this event is a treat for the senses and a delight to see. Volunteers are needed in the planning and implementation of the festival. To become involved contact the International Arts Festival via the website at www.CarmelArtsFestival.org
Merchants Square Shopping Center
This German-themed event is a fun way to start a fall weekend with a polka and a beer. This family friendly event features Polka Boy, a local band with a very loyal following and for good reason... they can really get a crowd going! Volunteers are needed the day of the event. Contact Victory Sun event coordinators to volunteer.
Carmel Fire Department Christmas Assistance Program
Volunteers are needed to help with food basket delivery to needy families in Hamilton County and the “Clothe-a-Child” Program. The program takes place in early December. For more information, please contact the Carmel Fire Department at (317) 571-2600.
Holiday on the Square
This event is the perfect kickoff to the season with the holiday lighting ceremony, a visit from Santa, live reindeer, holiday entertainment, children's activities and the Holiday Farmer's Market. to volunteer, email Meg Osborne and Associates event planners.
YEAR ROUND OPPORTUNITIES:
ALS Association of Indiana
Provides services for people diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- and their families. The group is seeking volunteers to assist with office support, computer work, data entry, compiling thank-you letters, filing and answering the telephone at its office in Carmel. For more information, please call (317) 573-9888 or toll-free at (888) 508-3232.
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation
Thank you for your interest in
volunteering with Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation! Our goal is to provide a
safe and fun atmosphere for you every time you volunteer. Opportunities range
from preparing for large community events to assisting with our adaptive
and Extended School Enrichment, before and after school programs, with
commitments being anything from one-time only to a weekly schedule. Whether you
are an adult wanting to make a difference, a high school student looking for
service hours, or a family looking to serve as a team, we have the opportunity
that’s right for you!
Volunteer registration is simple and can be done quickly!
Simply visit our website at http://www.carmelclayparks.com/volunteer-with-us.
count on people like you to help create warm memories and join us in bringing
our community together. We look forward to welcoming you to our volunteer
feel free to contact Camille Nelsen, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Carmel Clay Public Library
Teen, young adult, adult and senior volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. The annual book sale requires many volunteers to sort and set out the books ahead of time and to assist at the sale. Adult volunteers are needed to staff the "gently used" bookstore in the library. Jobs include operating a basic cash register, stocking books and helping customers. The store is open every day. Shifts are flexible. For more information, please call Beth Smietana at (317) 571-4292 or send her an e-mail at email@example.com
Carmel Symphony Orchestra League
The orchestra league is looking for new members to help support the symphony. Volunteers help with office work, audience hospitality, music outreach programs for all ages, and special fundraising events. Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at the Clay Township John W. Hensel Government Center, 10701 N. College Ave. For more information, contact CSO League President Jeanne Book (317) 846-1851 or send an e-mail to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great American Songbook Initiative
Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative Volunteers are needed to assist with the cataloging and archiving of materials in the Feinstein Songbook Collection. For more information about the Initiative, visit www.FeinsteinInitiative.org Contact: Chris Lewis at the Feinstein Initiative (317) 844-9446 or send an e-mail to email@example.com
IU Health North Hospital
From giving a warm welcome to all those who walk through the doors or providing essential support to the Emergency Department, Volunteers are integral threads in assisting IU Health North Hospital achieve its mission to provide exceptional care. It's not necessary for prospective volunteers to have previous healthcare experience; rather an individual only needs a passion to serve others and a commitment to helping IU Health North Hospital make each and every guest visit positive. For more information visit the volunteer section of the IU Health North Hospital website
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County
needs businesses and organizations to Adopt-A-Route and allow their employees volunteer time off during the lunch hour to deliver hot meals to elderly and homebound residents. This is a great way to advertise your business to the community with a magnet on your employee's vehicle that shows they care. Individuals are also encouraged to volunteer. Delivering meals is a very rewarding volunteer experience. Meals are delivered between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information about Adopt-A-Route and how to become a volunteer driver, please visit the volunteer section of the website
Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections, Inc.
Carmel Arts & Design District
The Museum is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 by Suzanne Moffett, Suzanne Landshof and Nancy Lesh that is filled with antique and modern dollhouses, miniature scenes, hand-crafted miniature art, and private non-miniature collections. The museum is located at 111 E. Main Street in Carmel. Volunteers are needed to staff the museum Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Volunteers only need to volunteer once a month. To become a volunteer or for more information, please call (317) 575-9466 or visit www.museumofminiatures.org
PrimeLife Enrichment Center
1078 Third Avenue SW, Carmel, IN
PrimeLife Enrichment Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing services that help to promote the independence, dignity and enjoyment of those 50 years of age and older. The center is located at 1078 Third Ave. SW in Carmel. To volunteer for the recycling center or for more volunteer opportunities with the PrimeLife Enrichment Center, please call 815-7000 or visit their website at www.primelifeenrichment.org
This student-managed volunteer organization establishes computer labs and offers computer training to senior citizens at independent living, assisted living, and other senior citizen facilities. Senior Connects is now accepting high school students and extraordinary junior high school students (age 14 or older) to help teach computer and internet skills to senior citizens. Teaching times are flexible and at the discretion of the volunteer. There are volunteer opportunities in Carmel. For more information, please visit www.seniorconnects.org
In Hamilton County
Agape Therapeutic Riding Center
A non-profit center for special needs children and adults, Agape provides horses, equipment, facilities and helpers for riders with physical, mental or emotional challenges. Volunteers, age 16 and older, are needed to assist with these programs. For information about the Cicero facility and its volunteer programs, please call (317) 773-7433, ext. 18. Agape Therapeutic Riding Center (ages 18 and up)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana -- Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of volunteers over the age of 18 to serve as mentors. Volunteers can pick the day of the week that accommodates their schedules. Volunteers are needed for both site-based mentoring and community-based mentoring. Site-based mentoring involves meeting at a local or other designated sites to eat lunch, working on academics, or simply spending time together playing games or simply talking. Community-based mentoring includes helping with home work, attending sports activities, playing games, and just talking. Matches meet for one hour per week for one year during the school day or after school. For more information, please contact Amy at (317) 472-3726 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (ages 18 and up)
Community Caring -- The “Community Caring” section under “Year Round Events in Carmel”, needs to be moved to “Hamilton County”. Also, the address has changed to: 17555 Willowbreeze Road, Noblesville, IN 46062. Please change the phone number to 317-804-9635 and remove the section that reads “Wanda Smith, Program Director at Community Caring”.
Community Wide Thanksgiving Dinner
The 2008 Community Wide Thanksgiving Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 27, 2008 at White River Christian Church, 1685 N. 10th St. Noblesville, Indiana. More information will be posted on the following websites closer to the date: www.gsnlive.org orwww.goodsamritanhamco.org . Or call Nancy Chance for more information at (317) 773-5030.
Child Advocates is looking for volunteers to work in the juvenile court system to help children who are abused or neglected. Training is conducted four times a year. For more information, please call Julie Petty at (317) 205-3055 ex 19, or log on to www.childadvocates.net
Conner Prairie is a large, open-air living history museum made up of four distinct historic areas, a modern museum center and over 800 acres of natural beauty. Conner Prairie's mission is to serve as a local, regional and national center for education and activities exploring the lives, times and values of the 1800's in America. Conner Prairie volunteer opportunities are mutually beneficial to the museum and the volunteer amd we welcome those who would like to donate their time and talents. Volunteer opportunities include: special events, gardening, museum shop, greeting tour groups, woodworking, sewing, clerical support, and much more. Information on volunteering is available on the Conner Prairie website, www.connerprairie.org or contact volunteer services at 776-6000. Conner Prairie (ages 16 and up)
Easter Seals Crossroads
Parents Night Out – North -- Volunteers are needed to assist the Easter Seals staff of Parents' Night Out - North, which provides respite care for family members and primary caregivers of children with special needs ages six months to twelve years old. Respite care enhances personal and family health by providing necessary physical care and recreational activities for the children while offering parents and caregivers a well-deserved break. Parents' Night Out - North is held at Kids Kastle, 11552 Fishers Landing Drive in Fishers and takes place the third Friday night of every month. Volunteers report at 5:30 p.m. with dinner provided and the children are there from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. For more information, please call Margie Galloway at (317) 466-1000 x2446 or visit www.eastersealscrossroads.org
Easter Seals Crossroads (ages 16 and up)
Friend to Friend
The Hamilton County Mental Health Association is looking for volunteers for its Friend-to-Friend program, which matches a volunteer with a resident of a nursing home who has little or no contact with others outside the facility. For more information, please call Terry Coyle at (317) 776-3455.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity, which builds houses for low-income residents, is looking for help with administrative work, construction and fundraising. For more information, please call Scott Bernhardt at (317) 896-9423. Habitat for Humanity (ages 16 and up)
Hamilton County Visitors Bureau
The Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau promotes tourism growth through strategic marketing, hospitality and community development initiatives. Volunteers are needed for several activities. For more information, please contact the Hamilton County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hamilton County Humane Society
The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. It is not a United Way Agency, and is not affiliated with any other animal welfare group in the United States. The HSHC also serves as the animal control facility for Hamilton County, and, as such, receives partial funding from Hamilton County. The majority of the HSHC budget is funded by private donors. The HSHC will not euthanize animals for space and time, and will treat sick and injured animals if there’s an outlook for recovery and a high quality of life. Many animals are hit-by-car injured, heartworm-positive, malnourished, or otherwise wounded and/or sick. The HSHC will provide most of these animals with life-saving treatments, surgeries and medications as their best chance for a second chance and until they are re-homed. Pet Adoption List
Indiana Proactive Animal Welfare Inc
Indiana-PAW, an animal welfare education group is looking for volunteers to become "foster parents" and join its "Foster Roster" program. Volunteers are needed to temporarily open their homes to animals in shelters or rescue groups. For more information, please call (317) 345-6773 or visit www.indiana-paw.com
See how you can help victims of crime and abuse in Hamilton County.
For more information visit Prevail's website at www.prevailinc.com
Visiting Nurse Service
The home health care, hospice and family service agency serves 11 Central Indiana counties, including Boone and Hamilton. For more information about volunteer opportunities, please call (317) 722-8200.
Young Women's Center
Third Phase Christian Center and Homeless Shelter in Noblesville provides housing for women, age 18 and over, coping with drug or alcohol use or violence in their lives. Third Phase also offers a food pantry and a used clothing, furniture and household items store. The center is seeking volunteers for data entry, filing, painting, wallpapering, carpentry work, mowing and trimming. For more information, please call (317) 773-5100 ext. 293, or (800) 248-6540.