Volunteer Opportunities

Page last updated 6/1/17.

Ready to jump in? Start by filling out the volunteer application.


Special Event Opportunities (listed in date order)

West Indy Community Day -- Saturday, June 10th

For the annual West Indy Community Day volunteers are needed to help run kids’ games, make & give out food (hotdogs & popcorn), refill water coolers, help vendors/volunteers check in, some light set-up or tear-down, run the bingo game, etc. Shift #1 is 12-3pm; shift #2 is 2-5pm.

This is a family-friendly volunteer opportunity with children as young as 10 accepted to help in many of the volunteer areas.



Main Tournament -- June 16, 2017

Volunteers are needed to help at each dodgeball tournament. Tasks include set-up, refilling water coolers, overseeing the bouncehouse, emptying trash, filling in brackets as matches are played, wiping down tables, helping players sign-in at registration, etc. Hours are from 4pm to 9pm for the Lilly tournament and 4pm-10:30pm for the main tournament.

Also consider playing in the tournament!

Ongoing Opportunities

Evening Meals -- Dinner Program

Volunteering for Evening Meals program is a great way to get to know the students and seniors served by Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center. This is a fun and easy, 90 minute volunteer opportunity that comes right at the end of the day, 4pm to 5:30pm.

Upcoming dates include:

      • Wednesday, June 14th
      • Monday, July 17th
      • Monday, July 31st

Host a Collection Drive

Collection drives are great for team building and appropriate for all ages, allowing even the youngest volunteers and donors to contribute. Please consider hosting a collection drive as a team-building opportunity!

Market Food Pantry

The Market Food Pantry, held every Wednesday in our gymnasium, is a great way to provide direct service to MRNC's neighbors and clients. Help unload and set-up from 9-11am and/or help distribute food & necessities from 1-3pm.

Summer is a particularly challenging time as more families are served but fewer volunteers are available. If you can help, all Wednesdays throughout June & July are available.

Join a Committee

Some of the tasks a committee member might do, depending on which committee he or she joins, include:

  • Planning special fundraising events — dodgeball tournament, brew tours, etc.
  • Leadership development — keeping the funnel of board and committee leadership flowing
  • Advising organization leadership on financial matters
  • Measuring program impacts and outcomes, and setting program goals
  • Large gift fundraising and legacy planning
  • Planning and assisting with building/capital projects


Questions? Contact Treva Burgess at 317.639.6106 ext 205.

Why Volunteer

Empowering individuals every day is at the heart of what we do and every employee, volunteer, and supporter of Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center makes a contribution to help us fulfill our mission: To empower individuals by serving as a resource for help and hope.

Volunteers are integral to our operation. Whether you accompany LEADERS on a college field trip, help a second grader with his math homework, prepare and serve dinner, unload food for the Market food pantry, sit on a committee, guest lecture in the computer class, put a training video together, or help with a building project, you make a difference.

With a variety of opportunities and plenty of flexibility, there's something for everyone. To get started in becoming a volunteer, fill out our volunteer application.

Questions? Call us at 317.639.6106 or send email to Treva Burgess, Volunteer & Donor Services Coordinator.