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Become a Coach, Change Her Life

Inspire and empower girls by volunteering as a coach. Our girls need you! You do not need to be a runner, you simply need to have a desire to support and encourage girls. As a coach you will: Receive all the tools and support you need to lead interactive and easy-to-follow lessons with your co-coaches Help girls grow their confidence, stand up for themselves and give back to their communities Help to transform and strengthen the next generation of girls Experience the positive impacts yourself! For this project you can volunteer in-person or virutally.

Virtual Project (Virtual)

Through 11/8/20

'No Sew Blanket' Supply Drive Hosts Needed!

We are looking for volunteers wiling to host a "No Sew Blanket" supply drive with their colleagues, church groups, families and friends! we are looking for 1.5 and 2.5 yards of fleece. Once enough supplies are gathered they may be dropped off or a volunteer project may be scheduled.

Schererville, IN

Through 4/1/21

Food Pantry Packing Food Boxes & Distribution

Distribute food to those in need from 11:00 AM to 1:00 pm the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Must be 18 yrs old and older. Arrive by 10:30 for placement. Also, we pack food boxes 1-2 days prior to distribution day. Contacts are: Pastor Davis or Rev. Mosley. G.A.P. Food Pantry; 1936 N. Main St; Crown Point. Due to the Coronavirus we have added extra safety precautions to protect volunteers and clients. The distributions are now drive-thru distributions, which means clients will drive up in their cars and volunteers will simply place boxes of pre-packed food in their car. The driver never leaves the car to help insure social distancing. All volunteers are issued face masks and gloves while they are volunteering. This method of distribution will continue until further notice.

Crown Point, IN

10/29/20 10:30 AM + more

Food Pantry Stocking Product

Help unload pallets of food and stock shelves. Usually, we receive 4-6 pallets of non-perishable food ( mostly can food) on the third Tuesday of every month at 8:00 a.m.

Crown Point, IN

11/17/20 8:00 AM + more

Help Make Masks for NWI Healthcare Workers

This is an at home activity. You will need to provide your own supplies. With so many healthcare workers facing the possibility of running out of masks and other personal protective equipment, Masks For NWI HealthCare Workers was created to help streamline the assembly and donation of homemade masks. They have multiple drop off locations as well as instruction on how to create masks from home. The masks will all be donated to local healthcare facilities. The facilities will decontaminate the masks and get them out to their staff. You can view their website with instructions on how to create a mask and where to donate them by visiting https://www.nwimasks.com/instruction. Please do not drop off masks at the Lake Area United Way. We are not a drop off location. Use the above website to find your nearest donation drop off location.

Merrillville, IN

Through 10/31/20

Volunteer Receptionist - Surgery Waiting Room

Communicates with clinical staff and family members in the Surgical Information Center. Greet and serve family members in waiting area, keep track of family members/visitors for physician consultations. Some multi-tasking. Seeking individuals that possess a great attitude, great customer service skills, are punctual and dependable. Days/Hours Needed: - Tuesday - 8a - 12p - Thursday - 12p - 4p

Merrillville, IN

Through 12/31/20

Volunteer Receptionist - Neuroscience

Light phone work, direct and escort patients, run errands to other departments and faxing. Seeking individuals that possess a great attitude, great customer service skills and are punctual and dependable. Hours/Days Needed: - Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 10a - 2p or 9a - 3p - May do all 3 days or just one - whatever schedule allows

Merrillville, IN

Through 12/31/20

Volunteer Greeter- Patient Registration

Greet patients as they arrive, have patients sign in and notify registrar as patients are ready to be served. Seeking individuals that possess a great attitude, great customer service skills and are punctual and dependable. Shifts will vary between the hours of 7:30a - 5p. Monday through Friday 4 hours 1 day per week required at a minimum, but may do more if interested.

Merrillville, IN

Through 12/31/20

Welcome Home Group Work Day (Interior)

While another work group is working outside the same day, we will have an indoors group scraping walls and ceilings, repairing plaster underneath, retaping drywall, removing wallpaper, etc. etc.

Hammond, IN

10/24/20 9:00 AM + more

Safe Place Community Outreach

Safe Place Community Outreach Description: Safe Place Outreach assist the Safe Place Coordinator in maintaining Safe Place Sites, performing community presentations and attending events in the community. Safe Place PROGRAM DESCRIPTION When teens find themselves in crisis or need a place to stay, they should know how and where to get help. Our nation’s young people deserve safety and shelter, and many youth feel they don’t have either. Thanks to Safe Place, immediate help is never too far away. The Crisis Center’s Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need. As a community initiative Crisis Center designates schools, fire stations, libraries, and other youth-friendly organizations as Safe Place locations, which display the yellow and black sign. This creates a safety net for youth within their communities. Crisis Center Safe Place relies on dedicated volunteers, 18 years of age or older, who want to support local youth. As a Safe Place Volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact in your community and gain experience working with a local non-profit agency, with a flexible schedule that fits within your busy life. Once you have completed a Volunteer application and passed the required clearances, we provide you with training, supervision, occasional team meetings, and any additional support you may need.

Gary, IN

Through 12/31/20

Safe Place Data Entry

Safe Place Data Entry Description: Safe Place Data Entry assist in database maintenance and other clerical support. Safe Place PROGRAM DESCRIPTION When teens find themselves in crisis or need a place to stay, they should know how and where to get help. Our nation’s young people deserve safety and shelter, and many youth feel they don’t have either. Thanks to Safe Place, immediate help is never too far away. The Crisis Center’s Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need. As a community initiative Crisis Center designates schools, fire stations, libraries, and other youth-friendly organizations as Safe Place locations, which display the yellow and black sign. This creates a safety net for youth within their communities. Crisis Center Safe Place relies on dedicated volunteers, 18 years of age or older, who want to support local youth. As a Safe Place Volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact in your community and gain experience working with a local non-profit agency, with a flexible schedule that fits within your busy life. Once you have completed a Volunteer application and passed the required clearances, we provide you with training, supervision, occasional team meetings, and any additional support you may need.

Gary, IN

Through 12/31/20

Safe Place Responders

Safe Place Responders Description: Safe Place Responders pick youth up from Safe Place Sites and transport them to Crisis Center, Inc. Requirement: must be 21+ years old; must have a vehicle: valid driver’s license and insurance, and pass background check Safe Place PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: When teens find themselves in crisis or need a place to stay, they should know how and where to get help. Our nation’s young people deserve safety and shelter, and many youth feel they don’t have either. Thanks to SAFE Place, immediate help is never too far away. The Crisis Center’s Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need. As a community initiative Crisis Center designates schools, fire stations, libraries, and other youth-friendly organizations as Safe Place locations, which display the yellow and black sign. This creates a safety net for youth within their communities. Crisis Center Safe Place relies on dedicated volunteers, 21 years of age or older, who want to support local youth. As a Safe Place Volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact in your community and gain experience working with a local non-profit agency, with a flexible schedule that fits within your busy life. Once you have completed a Volunteer application and passed the required clearances, we provide you with training, supervision, occasional team meetings, and any additional support you may need.

Gary, IN

Through 12/31/20

Hospice Volunteer

The volunteer’s role in hospice care includes patient/family and /or administrative support. Volunteers can provide direct support in the patient’s home or a nursing facility with the purpose of companionship and /or caregiver relief.Some volunteers help the family/patient celebrate special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays.Administrative volunteers primarily work in our hospice office filing and /or assisting with mailings.

Valparaiso, IN

Through 12/31/20

Road to Recovery Volunteer Driver

One of the toughest challenges cancer patients face is getting to and from treatment. Without access to reliable transportation, cancer patients are unable to get regular treatment. And even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there. Every driver has what it takes to save lives. The American Cancer Society is urgently seeking volunteer drivers willing to donate their passenger seat to transport patients to their cancer-related treatment through the Road To Recovery program. To volunteer, all you need is a valid driver’s license, a safe and reliable vehicle, and proof of insurance. Drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a good driving record. The Society conducts criminal background and driving record checks on all drivers and provides free training. Volunteer coordinators also are needed and help schedule the requested rides. Coordinators can work from any location that is convenient for them. Great organization and communication skills can make a major impact on the well-being of cancer patients in the community. Are you willing to donate your passenger seat to help save a life? If so, please call (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

Mishawaka, IN

Through 6/1/21

Event Associates

SAFE Coalition for Human Rights is looking for volunteers that will assist during fundraising events. The volunteers will help setup and tear down, contact vendors, plan logistics and provide exemplarary customer service to donors during events.

Through 3/2/21

Marketing Volunteer

We are looking for someone with strong verbal and oral skills that can expand the brand of SAFE Coalition for Human Rights. The volunteer will manage a newsletter and social media as well as graphics for events.

Through 3/10/21

Technical Support

Volunteers needed to manage tech support for helpline, train other volunteers in using telephone/video apps, troubleshooting installation, and setting up conference registrations. Applicant needs to send resume and be willing to complete and send a background check at their cost to Admin@safechr.org

Through 2/18/21

COVID-19 Helpline Volunteers

Needed for responding to phone lines from 8-6pm, directing callers to appropriate sources of support within the community and providing supportive listening for other calls. MA in Counseling or similar profession, a plus. Person needs to be a local in NWI with experience and awareness of NGOs in the area. Background check required at applicant's cost. Send information to admin@safechr.org

Through 2/18/21

Brighten the day of a hospice patient!

VNA of NWI is working on bringing a little seasonal happiness to our hospice patients/families and Meals on Wheels clients. Currently we are looking for donations of the following items so that we can assemble a seasonal gift basket for our patients and clients. Between our hospice patients and Meals on Wheels clients, we are in need of enough supplies to make 320 baskets! Donations may be dropped off in the donation bins at our VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso. Requested items are below: Hot Chocolate Packets Blankets Socks DVD’s (uplifting topics) Canned soup Crackers Tea

Through 11/30/20