Approved Service Agencies

  • Students may choose to participate in any service project organized by a BCHS staff member or coach.
  • If a student wishes to work with/for an agency not on this list, it must be approved by the Director of Campus Ministry.
  • The list and updates to it can also be found in the student Service Program Course in Canvas.
  • Titles in blue below: Click on them for agency details

General Approvals

  • All Adult and Senior Living Communities and all Nursing Homes
  • Any church, parish, school (including Bishop Chatard), or food pantry in Central Indiana

Specific Approved Agencies

A Caring Place (Catholic Charities)
Agape Riding Therapy
American Village
Archive Organization
Art With a Heart
Autism Society of Indiana
Beech Grove Meadows
Beggars for the Poor
Best Buddies
Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center
Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Central Indiana
Birthline
Birthright International
Books For Youth / Department of Child Services

When: Monday & Wednesday: 6 p.m – 7:30 p.m; Tues & Thursday: 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 – 11 a.m.
Where: 4202 Boulevard Pl, Indianapolis, IN 46208; 317-924-3461

Description: Staffing the pantry, stocking shelves, transporting food donations from Gleaners and Second Helpings, keeping accurate records, and cleaning
Type of Service: Service

Contact: Time slots are limited, email Cindy Brown for availability at cindybrown81@gm​ail.com

Brightwood Community Center
Broad Ripple Park
Brooke’ Place
Camp Rancho Framasa
Carmel Dad’s Club Special Sports Program
When: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 1347 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Website: http://www.ssppc.org/hours-of-operation
Description: Age Restriction: 15 or older, unless accompanied by a parent/guardian or other adult chaperone
Contact: Call Dr. Margie Pike, Director at 317-632-4360 or 317-634-4519 or email info@ssppc.org

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)
Central Indiana Fuller Center for Housing
Children’s Bureau Children’s Shelter
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
CHIP Indy
Christamore House
The Christmas Store (Catholic Charities)
Christ’s Storehouse
Coburn Place
Community Hospital North
Connor Prairie
Crestwood Senior Living
Crisis Office (Catholic Charities)
Dayspring Center
Easter Seals Crossroads
Edelwiss House
Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana/America
Fatima Retreat House
Fletcher Place Community Center
Gateway International (formerly Foodlink)

When: Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Tues & Thurs: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: 3737 Waldemere Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46241
Website: https://www.gleaners.org/volunteer-opportunities/

Type of work: Volunteers inspect, sort, scan and pack donations in warehouse or cooler, as well as assemble BackSacks or Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) boxes.

Type of service: Service
Signup: https://www.gle​aners.org/volun​teer/
Description: 18 or older, unless accompanied by a parent/guardian or other adult. Must sign up in advance, must sign-in and sign-out during the time of service; Save time and complete your Volunteer Release Form before you arrive.

When: Various times on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. See their signup sheet
Where: 3737 Waldemere Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46241
Website: https://www.gleaners.org/programs/community-cupboard/

Type of work: Volunteers greet and assist customers coming in to shop for food, help carry items out to customers’ vehicles, and stock shelves.

Type of service: Service or Outreach, depending on task performed
Signup: https://www.gle​aners.org/volun​teer/

Description: 18 or older, unless accompanied by a parent/guardian or other adult. Must sign up in advance, must sign-in and sign-out during the time of service; Save time and complete your Volunteer Release Form before you arrive.

When: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 1011 E 22nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Type of work: Organize and sort donations, assist with customer service, ride with a donation pick-up team to secure new donations
Type of service: Service or Outreach, depending on task performed
Signup: http://indyhabitat.org/volunteer-individual/
Description: Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian signature on the Volunteer Release Form, volunteer build safety guidelines and volunteer release form.
Contact: volunteer@indyhabitat.org | Manager Kellie Asbury
The Hero Project
Hollis Adams
When: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Hilltop Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Website: https://www.hol​lisadams.org/ac​tivities/weekly​-dances/
Type of Work: Dancing with the participants of Hollis Adams
Type of Service: Outreach

Signup: https://www.hol​lisadams.org/vo​lunteer/

Holy Family Shelter (Catholic Charities)
Helping Our Own People (HOOP)
Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation
Horizon House
Humane Society of Indianapolis
Indiana School for the Blind
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis Mini-Marathon
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Zoo
Interfaith Hospitality Network
Indy Reads
Indy Parks and Recreation
Irish Festival
Joy’s House
Joseph Maley Foundation
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Knights of Columbus
Life Centers of Indianapolis
Marquette Manor
Maternity Outreach Ministry
Miracle Place
Nazareth Farm (West Virgina mission trip)
Noble of Indiana
Our Lady of Grace Monastery
Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital
Prevail
Queen of Peace Shelter
Race for Vocations
Rebirth Christian Academy
ReadUp Tutoring Program
Refugee Resettlement (Catholic Charities)
Re-Store Habitat for Humanity
Right to Life of Indianapolis
Riley Hospital
Ronald McDonald House of Indiana
Saints in the Streets/Hawthorne Neighborhood Association
Samaritan’s Feet
School on Wheels
Second Helpings
Seeds of Hope
Special Olympics Basketball Tourney
St. Anthony Neighborhood Outreach (SANO)
St. Augustine’s Home for the Aged
St. Elizabeth/Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption
St. Joan of Arc French Market
St. Joan of Arc Neighborhood Youth Outreach
St. Mary’s Child Center
St. Paul Hermitage
When: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where:1201 E. Maryland, Indianapolis
Type of work: Assist customers, assist clients with referral forms, bag purchases, straighten/replenish/organize merchandise on the sales floor, price and mark merchandise, clean display shelves and merchandise
Type of service: Service or Outreach, depending on task performed
Website: http://www.svdpindy.org/i-want-to-help/#time (scroll down the page)
Signup: http://www.svdpindy.org/i-want-to-help/mission27-volunteers/ (or just walk-in)
Description: Volunteer shifts last 3 hours (9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm), no open-toe shoes, parking on Maryland Street, come in through volunteer entrance
Contact: Phone: 317.687.8260
When: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 3001 E 30th St, Indianapolis, IN 46218
Type of work: Sorting food donations (service), helping customers through lines (outreach), loading carts (outreach), other assistance
Type of service: Service or Outreach, depending on task performed
Website: http://www.svdpindy.org/i-want-to-help/#time (scroll down the page)
Signup
Signup for weekday
Signup for Saturday (Signup is preferred, but walk-in is welcome)
Description: Age Restriction: 12. No open-toe shoes, parking in back of building, enter through volunteer entrance. See signup links above for details.
Contact: Phone: 317.924.5769
When: Mondays, 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Where: 3001 E 30th St, Indianapolis, IN 46218
Website: http://www.svdpindy.org/i-want-to-help/#time (scroll down the page)
Signup Signup here (or just walk-in)
Description: Age Restriction: 12. No open-toe shoes, parking in back of building, enter through volunteer entrance, ask for the Day Manager Pete Koers
Contact: Phone: 317.924.5769
When: Every day, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 1201 E. Maryland, Indianapolis
Type of work: Sort donated clothing, tag and hang clothes on racks, unload trucks, move furniture
Website: http://www.svdpindy.org/i-want-to-help/#time (scroll down the page)
Signup
Signup as a Distribution Helper (M-S)
Signup as a Distribution Dock Helper (Sat) (Signup is preferred, but walk-in is welcome)
Description: Age Restriction: 12. No open-toe shoes, parking on Maryland Street, come in through volunteer entrance. See signup links above for details.
Contact: Phone: 317.924.5769

St. Vincent’s Hospital
St. Vincent’s New Hope
Salvation Army
School on Wheels
Seeds of Hope
Tamarindos (mission trip to El Salvador)
Tangram
Teen Court
The Lord’s Pantry
Theraplay
Timmy Foundation
Wheeler Mission

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