Get Involved – December 2

» AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, seeking local volunteers to help taxpayers who request assistance filing tax returns, volunteers do not need to be AARP members but should be computer literate and have familiarity with federal and state income taxes, free tax training followed by IRS certification testing, information: Carl Weissgurber, 317-834-2922, or

» AVE MARIA GUILD, 12:30 p.m. second Tuesday each month, March through December, St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove, Linda Augenstein, 317-885-5098,

» ASSE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE, looking for host families for school year, semester, or summer, students have own spending money, insurance, need a room, three meals a day, Brandi Harris, 317-781-0631, ASSE Midwest office, 800-736-1760

» BARGERSVILLE AREA SENIOR CITIZENS, open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays; pitch-in, music, singers, musicians welcome 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, 14 W. Old South St., Betty Dillard, 317-422-5358

» BETA SIGMA PHI SORORITY, 1 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Whiteland, call for location, 317-535-4032

» BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL INDIANA, mentors needed for boys and girls living in Johnson County, volunteers or couples in Johnson County are matched with a child living in Johnson County or southern Marion County and spend four to six hours a month together for at least a 12-month commitment, volunteers design their own schedule and are matched with a student between 8 to 14 years old, for more information and to fill out an application, visit bebig, 317-921-2201.

» BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE, a networking group for professionals in career transition, meets at 8 a.m. every Wednesday at the Greenwood Municipal Building, 2 N. Madison Ave. Group offers support, information and networking opportunities for professionals seeking new career opportunities. The public is welcome. More information is available at

» CARE FOOD PANTRY, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Fridays that Center Grove Schools are in session, former Maple Grove Elementary School, 2911 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood, provides nonperishable food items for Johnson County residents, run by students in Center Grove Alternative Academy, call for hours to make nonperishable food or monetary donations, 317-885-5242

» CASA, volunteers needed for the Johnson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program, volunteers advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in the court system, training classes forming now. Call 317-346-4523 for more information.

» DEMOCRATIC WOMEN, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main St., Franklin, Paula Heuchan, 317-738-4332,

» DISCOVER DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN, board meets 8 a.m. second Wednesday of each month, Ann’s Restaurant, 77 W. Monroe St.; Promotions Committee 8 a.m., first Wednesday of each month, City of Franklin Planning Department, 70 E. Monroe St.; Design Committee fourth Wednesday of each month, 8 a.m., Ann’s Restaurant, 77 W. Monroe St.; Economic Restructuring Committee, fourth Monday of each month, 1 p.m., City of Franklin Planning Department, 70 E. Monroe St., 317-736-3631

» FIND A BOOK A HOME FOUNDATION, collects gently used and new children and adult books and recycles them back into the community, drop-off sites at Whiteland Town Hall, 549 Main St., and Whiteland schools administration building, 50 Center St.,, 317-979-1270

» TURNING POINT CHURCH HELPING HANDS MINISTRY, 3600 N. Morton St., serves a hot meal to anyone who comes, no income or resident restrictions, volunteers are needed, for more information about volunteering, call 317-535-5200 ext. 1 (Terry Waggoner, all are welcome to come and enjoy a meal with us.

» FRANKLIN STUDY CONNECTION, 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, work with elementary-age students in Franklin schools, same students each week, Melissa Parramore,, 317-524-8544,

» FRANKLIN BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE, 6:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, March through September, First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Madison St., Franklin, Alice Curry,

» GREENWOOD SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER, volunteers needed to teach a class or supervise an activity, 317-882-4810

» HUMANE SOCIETY OF JOHNSON COUNTY, needs loving, temporary homes to care for adoptable pets until they find homes. All veterinary care is provided. Some food, treats & toys may be available. Information: 317-535-6626 or or online at

» INTERCHURCH FOOD PANTRY OF JOHNSON COUNTY, volunteers needed to distribute and stock food and do data entry in the office, noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 2900 Graham Road, Franklin, 317-736-5090 or email to volunteer, food and monetary donations are always needed and can be dropped off during those hours, further info available at

» JOHNSON COUNTY SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB, season starts May 1, 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, during May, June, August, September, Johnson County fairgrounds, Herring Hall, Franklin, $10 yearly dues, members $1 per session, nonmembers $2 per session, tournaments 8:30 a.m. May 22, June 19, Aug. 7, Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Don DeHart, 317-738-2891,, Bruce Lucas 403-6459,

» JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT LEARNING CENTER, seeking tutors for adult learners throughout the county, center provides free tutoring in adult basic education and English as another language, volunteer tutors must be 18 or older and fluent in English, for more information, contact Wendy Preilis, at 317-738-4677 or

» JOHNSON COUNTY YOUTH CONNECTIONS, host homes for foster children, information, Kristi Tucker 317-738-3273 Ext. 103,

» JOHNSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, needs volunteers to work in several areas of the hospital. Those who can spare four or more hours each week or who would like to learn more should call Ann Cook, volunteer coordinator at 317-346-3760 or email

» JUMPSTART MENTORING, need adults to serve as mentors for at-risk youth at least once a week, group setting, goal setting, social skills, academic achievement, 317-738-3273,

» MEADOWSTONE THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER, needs volunteers 16 and older to assist with horseback riding lessons for children with disabilities. Volunteer positions include horse leaders, sidewalkers with the children and office work. Volunteers work one hour per week for a six-week commitment. The center, 5309 S. County Road 200E, Franklin, is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Information: 317-409-4250;

» SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA CORVETTE CLUB, recruiting new members. You don’t have to own a Corvette to join, you just have to be a Corvette enthusiast. The group raises money for the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana. Meetings are at 7 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Hubler Chevrolet on U.S. 31. Information:, or stop by a meeting.

» VINEYARD TOASTMASTER CLUB, helping people get over their fear of communicating, meets 7 p.m. Mondays, Vineyard Community Church, Room 203, 512 S. Madison Ave., Greenwood, 317-603-9313, 317-371-1005