Volunteer Opportunities

Page last updated 2/27/17.

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

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Special Event Opportunities (listed in date order)

LUNCHES FOR STUDENTS -- January to March, 2017

Lunches_for_Students_Jan_to_March_2017.pngDid you know that for most school holidays and breaks MRNC's before and after school program becomes a full day program? While Indianapolis Public Schools continues to offer meals on many extended breaks, there are still several days each year where students need lunch.

Please consider this fun opportunity the next time you are looking for a team-building exercise. Nothing says team-building like cooking lunch for 40 students & youth staff members!

Click here to download the Lunches for Students flyer.


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:

      • Tuesday, March 28th

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.

Upcoming dates include:

      • Wednesday, March 1st -- Help with set-up, 9-11am
      • Wednesday, March 8th -- Help with set-up, 9-11am
      • Wednesday, March 15th -- Help with set-up, 9-11am
      • Wednesday, March 22nd -- Help with set-up, 9-11am OR help with distribution, 12:45-3:15pm
      • Wednesday, March 29th -- Help with set-up, 9-11am OR help with distribution, 12:45-3:15p


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

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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.