Get Involved – December 30

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

ALPHA TRANSITIONAL CARE, 4455 Southport Crossing Way, Indianapolis, seeking volunteers to work with hospice patients, hospice volunteers offer companionship and/or respite to the caregiver. Volunteers do activities with patients such as solving puzzles, playing cards or sitting quietly by the bedside as the patient shares stories. Volunteer during evening or weekend hours; goal is to meet patients’ needs with respect to their schedule. Volunteers who have special skills such as in music or art therapy, hair styling, massage therapy, manicuring are also needed; veterans also welcome; for more information, call or email about joining our Alpha volunteer family; Glenda M. Dennison, volunteer manager, 317-300-2292,

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,

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, 317-921-2201.

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.

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

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 for donation receiving, sorting and stocking; shopping assistance to help families select groceries; truck driving and unloading. Opportunities Monday-Friday daytime or Saturday morning. Please contact pantry mangers, Carol or Shelia, at 317-736-5090 or

JOHNSON COUNTY AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP, 609 Treybourne Drive, Suite D, Greenwood, IN 46142, Amanda Cooper, 317-409-8372 or Sheila Benham, 317-691-1196; volunteer opportunities available for summer camp, other programs

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 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 Gina Huff, volunteer co-ordinator at 346-3760 or

KIC-IT (KIDS IN CRISIS — INTERVENTION TEAM) is a non-profit organization that serves the homeless and at risk youth ages 16 to 25 in Johnson County. KIC-IT seeks to combat homelessness and promote independence by providing a network of support and empowerment to the youth of our community. Volunteers are needed to council clients, help around Drop in Center, and/or volunteer at our various events or fundraisers. The KIC-IT Drop in Center is open to the public 5 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. If you are interested in volunteering with KIC-IT please email or call 317-412-4973.

LORD’S CUPBOARD, 606 Banta St., Franklin, needs volunteers of all ages throughout the year. Good opportunity for high school and college students to complete service hours as well as a way for adults to be involved in the community. Volunteers are needed to help sort, clean, organize and display merchandise. Income generated through merchandise sales supports scholarships for Johnson County students. The Lord’s Cupboard also assists those with referrals from recognized local service organizations and ministries. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 317-736-5503 for more information.

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;

MEALS ON WHEELS, volunteers are wanted for the Greenwood area program to provide home-delivered meals to residents in the greater Greenwood area; openings include billing of clients for meal service, drivers to deliver the meals, assistance to the president, and people willing to serve on the board of Greenwood Meals on Wheels. If you, or someone you may know, would be willing to volunteer, call the office at 317-882-2424. Anyone who needs meals may also call. Meals are available for delivery Monday through Friday at midday. The cost of each meal is $4.25. Consideration is given to subsidizing the cost according to income

OASIS TUTORING PROGRAM, program in Greenwood elementary schools provides a tutor for children referred by their teachers. Tutors age 50 or over meet with that child at least one hour a week to bring care, support and academic assistance. No educational background is required as training is provided for all new tutors. To learn more, call call 317-396-3751.

SAFE PLACE/HOST HOMES, volunteer families needed to provide temporary emergency shelter for children in crisis. For more info contact Youth Connections 317-738-3273

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.

TOWN OF BARGERSVILLE, volunteers needed for seasonal events, including June 4 car show, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 23, Summer Concert Series, Eddie Van Zant Band 6 to 10 p.m., Aug. 27, Summer Concert Series Southern Bridges Band 6 to 10 p.m., Sept. 17 Harvest Moon Fall Festival Southern Bridges Band, 6 to 10 p.m., Oct. 31, Trunk or Treating on Main, Dec. 2, Santa Train. Contact Lynne Hess with any questions: 317-422-3126

USO AT CAMP ATTERBURY, USO of Indiana is seeking volunteers to help staff the center at Camp Atterbury. The USO creates programs that keep service members connected to family and home while they’re serving the country. To find out more information about the USO of Indiana or to apply visit or call Tom Caskey, center manager, USO of Indiana Inc., at 812-526-1492.

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, 603-9313, 317-371-1005