Local Community Service
- Nursing Home: West River (It's just across the Lloyd Expressway). Students could do activities like bingo and just mingle with people. Students could call/email to see if they are allowing volunteers, right now with COVID.
- Tri-State Foodbank-help sort and distribute food.
- Evansville Rescue Mission: Help serve food, not sure what they are allowing right now, but great organization.
- It Takes a Village (If you like animals): different opportunities to take care of dogs and cats.
- Posey Humane Society: Look for volunteers to walk dogs, spend time with cats, clean/sanitize the facility, take pictures of the animals, and much more (they have all kinds of activities). Contact: (812)-838-3211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Feed Evansville: Help sort and prepare food boxes.
- American Red Cross: They have one-time events and other longer commitments.
- Keep Evansville Beautiful: One Saturday a month, this group gathers to clean up a different neighborhood in town. Check their website to see what they are doing now due to COVID-19.
- United Caring Services is looking for volunteers to greet and screen our guests, vendors, staff, and volunteers when they come into our Day Shelter facility. Main responsibility is to take their temperatures, ask health-related screening questions and give masks to those who need them. If you are ready to volunteer, contact Shari Gesser at 812.422.0297 ext.1 or email her at email@example.com. Location: 324 NW 6th Street, Evansville, IN 47708, US
- YWCA OF EVANSVILLE : Serve as a mentor to a middle school girl, having lunch monthly and being a role model. OR serve as a mentor to a high-school-aged girl, by participating in after-school activities at the Live Y'ershouse, which is located two blocks from Bosse High School. Location: 118 Vine Street, Evansville, IN 47708, US. Requirements: Must be at least 21.
- AARP INDIANA Digital Community Advocate volunteers can expect to share information on their social media networks about their communities, raise their voices on local policy issues, ranging from transit to housing, and act as AARP Indiana’s eyes and ears in their communities - even if it is from behind a computer or smartphone screen. In times of an unprecedented national challenge, it is crucial to share helpful information and understand what is going in your town or city. Location: 200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Evansville, IN 47713.
- Evansville Christian Life Center: Many volunteer opportunities in Evansville which include- hot meal program, health clinic, family care services and many more.
Online/National Community Service Projects
- Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.
- VocalID designs personalized synthetic voice for people who have lost their voice or have severe speech impairments. Share your voice and help drive innovation in voice technology.
- The Doe Network The International Center for Unidentified and Missing Persons uses volunteers to help sort through potential matches submitted to their website and research possible leads and evidence that may have slipped through the cracks. Apply to be a part of their volunteer team.
- Learn To Be Learn To Be serves as an organization to bring in mentors to underserved communities everywhere and provide role models and supportive adults to K-12 students to increase their chances of graduation. Sign up to be a mentor.
- LibriVox If you love reading books aloud, this service opportunity is for you! LibriVox volunteers record themselves reading public domain books into .mp3 files to ensure that the books are completely accessible to the world for free. If you’d like to lend your voice to their mission, sign up to volunteer.
- Amnesty Decoder Amnesty International is a global movement of people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Amnesty Decoders is a platform for volunteers around the world to use their computers or phones to help our researchers analyze tweets and other online material to detect hostility, threats, or degrading language towards vulnerable individuals. For more information or to register as a volunteer.
Virtual/DIY Community Service
- Knitting hats for NICU babies, Homeless Community, etc.
- Making facemasks for those working in the frontlines
- Cleaning up trash on hikes and posting about it electronically
- Writing letters to folks in Care Facilities, in Prisons, in the Armed Services, etc.
- Virtual Fundraising Campaigns for Local Organizations in need of resources/funding