The Office of Servant Leadership
American Red Cross of Northwest Indiana
The American Red Cross of Northwest Indiana provides emergency services and emergency response training throughout Northwest Indiana in Lake, Jasper, and Newton Counties. Volunteers are needed for disaster relief, to teach health and safety courses, to help support the military, for office and administrative work, and to promote the Red Cross.
http://www.nwindiana-redcross.org/ (219) 756-5360
The Arc of Northwest Indiana
The Arc works to improve the lives of persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families. They offer support, training, and care through their day services. They also have residential programs and social services. Although their main office is located in Gary, they also have offices in Highland, Hobart, and Crown Point.
http://www.thearcnwindiana.com/ (219) 884-1138
Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative
The Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI) seeks to improve Wolf Lake, a lake that straddles the border in between Hammond, IN, and Chicago, IL, and its surrounding area. While volunteers are always needed for regular maintenance, AWLI sponsors four major events each year and relies on volunteers to make sure these events run smoothly.
http://www.wolflakeinitiative.org/ (219) 933-7149 or (312) 220-0120
Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana is an after-school and summer youth development organization providing positive, educational, leadership, and character building programs for youth ages 6 to 18. Club membership is only $10 per child per year. BGC NWI serves over 7,000 youth in Lake County. Volunteers are needed to provide children with character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness, and recreation.
http://www.bgcnwi.org/ (219) 881-1060
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses, so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which every person can experience God's love and can live and grow into all that God intends. Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana aims to build at least four homes in Lake County, IN by the end of the year. Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana needs volunteers to help with office work, administration, fundraising, and promotion. They have a special need for roofing, framing, drywall, plumbing, and electrical skills. They also need volunteers to help with the ReStore.
http://nwihabitat.com/ (219) 923-7265
Humane Society Calumet Area
The Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) is a no-kill shelter located in Munster, IN that houses dogs, cats, and other small “critters”, like rabbits and guinea pigs. HSCA needs volunteers to help maintain the shelter, help guests find their new family member, bathe the animals on adoption day, and to work the special events they host. They also need volunteers to be foster families for some of the animals.
http://www.hscalumet.org/ (219) 922-3811
Junior Achievement of Lake/Porter County
Junior Achievement (JA) seeks to educate and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. Through age-appropriate curricula, JA programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. JA programs continue through the middle grades and high school, focusing on the key content areas of entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy. JA seeks volunteers who are willing to travel to local schools and teach students valuable skills for their futures.
http://www.jachicago.org/ (312) 715-1300
Lakeshore PAWS is dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned and unwanted pets in northwest Indiana. Lakeshore PAWS is a volunteer organization supported by foster families and boarding facilities. They need volunteers to help with their adoption events and to distribute binders, posters, and collection boxes to local businesses. They also need volunteers to act as foster families for homeless pets.
http://lakeshorepaws.org/ (219) 476-7297
Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana
Meals on Wheels seeks to deliver nutritious meals to those in need with the help of community volunteers. Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana has a state of the art kitchen facility in Merrillville. They deliver meals Monday through Friday between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Volunteers are needed to help the kitchen staff prepare meals and to deliver the meals. Volunteers for Meals on Wheels must agree to a semester-long commitment.
http://www.mealsonwheelsnwindiana.org/ (219) 756-3663
Sojourner Truth House
Sojourner Truth House (STH) is a community resource and day shelter for homeless and at-risk women and children. STH is located in Gary, IN, and currently serves approximately 1,100 women, children, and men per month. Volunteer opportunities include clothes closet attendant, babysitter, interviewer, computer trainer, receptionist, office assistant, grounds/maintenance person, driver, lunch preparer, furniture mover, data base entry, and more.
http://www.sojournertruthhouse.org/ (219) 885-2282
SuCasa Youth Culture Center and International Community Alliance
SuCasa Youth Culture Center provides a safe place for teenagers (ages 13 to 18) to hang out after school and during the summer to keep them off the streets. They also provide programs for them that involve college readiness, leadership development, community participation, cultural diversity and homework assistance when requested.
For the SuCasa center, volunteers are needed to assist in planning and implementing programs for SuCasa students, such as workshops, college tours, field trips, and our annual leadership conference, Health & Informational Programs Helping Our People (HIPHOP). Volunteers are also needed to help decorate the center, chaperon for field trips, attend community information fairs with a staff member, and more.
Outside the SuCasa Center, International Community Alliance is in need of volunteers for the following: teachers' assistants for ESL classes and computer classes that will be available in the fall, childcare assistants for those who provide childcare during the ESL classes, volunteers for their upcoming fundraiser "Locos of Comedy" in October, and volunteers to help with their upcoming community events.
http://www.icanwi.org/ ICA: (219) 980-4636 SuCasa: (219) 397-7465
Servant Leadership Resources
Coordinator of Internships and Experiential Learning