National Days of Service2018-08-15T17:55:27+00:00

National Days of Service

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2018 National Days of Service Host Sites

Fay Biccard Click Neighborhood Center

The Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center promotes civic, social and personal responsibility in the Crooked Creek Community. Their programs provide services to families including preschool, STEAM based curriculum in their before and after school programs and healthy eating classes. Volunteers will develop a walking path and a bridge that will allow seniors residing in on campus apartments to safely connect with the community center.  In addition, members will paint classrooms, rebuild a fence, create a composting site, and build raised beds for the community center. For more information on Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center, visit www.faybiccardglickcenter.org.

All activities are labor intensive and will be outside unless there is lightning or severe weather. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers to be prepared for the weather. Dress code guidelines: old clothes, long pants and closed toe shoes (work boots or old tennis shoes), jacket or sweatshirt encouraged. The site will provide jersey work gloves but feel free to bring your own if you desire.

Monday, Oct. 22

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Delegates and state officers only)

Thursday, Oct 25

8:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 26

8:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*40 volunteers per shift

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Gleaners Food Bank

Gleaners Food Bank will engage volunteers in learning and working in one of the largest food banks in Indianapolis, providing resources to more than 250 food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and residential care centers. Activities will include a hunger awareness educational portion, a sorting section of the canned food items, a weekend back pack program assembly line, a senior food kits assembly line and a preparation of disaster relief boxes. Volunteers will help inspect, sort and pack food and grocery items to feed hungry Hoosiers. Find out more about Gleaners Food Bank at www.gleaners.org.

*Closed toe shoes are required to be worn by all participants.

Monday, Oct. 22

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Delegates and state officers only)

Thursday, Oct 25

8:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 26

8:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*200 volunteers per shift

Indiana State Fairgrounds

The Indiana State Fair Commission preserves and enhances the Indiana State Fairgrounds and the annual Indiana State Fair for the benefit of all citizens of Indiana. Through diverse activities, the Indiana State Fair Commission delivers educational fieldtrip programs to approximately 10,000 volunteers annually, through agricultural education lessons. Volunteers will be assisting with educational stations during on-site fieldtrip sessions for youth in the morning sessions. Other educational activities may include cleaning an antique tractor, artifact cataloging, and building a small structure. Additional activities in the areas of ground beautification, facility maintenance and event services will be available. Those activities may include but are not limited to: maintaining smoke detectors in all the buildings on property, painting internal structures, building restoration, planting area winterization and cleaning of event equipment. To find out more about the Indiana State Fairgrounds visit www.indianastatefair.com.

All activities are labor intensive and some may be outside unless there is lightning or severe weather. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers to be prepared for the weather. Dress code guidelines: old clothes, long pants and closed toe shoes (work boots or old tennis shoes), jacket or sweatshirt encouraged. The site will provide jersey work gloves but feel free to bring your own if you desire.

Thursday, Oct 25

8:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 26

8:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*80 volunteers per shift

Indianapolis City Market

The Indianapolis City Market brings the community together by offering food, products and services that preserve Central Indiana’s agricultural, architectural and cultural history. Throughout the summer months, they hold farmers markets that bring fresh produce and products right to the downtown area. Thousands of people visit the Indianapolis City Market throughout the year and it has become a destination in Indianapolis. Volunteers will be beautifying the area by raking leaves and cleaning up litter to create a more welcoming public space for the downtown area to enjoy. Additional activities may include the building of outside furniture by repurposing pallets. To see all the work City Market does check out www.indycm.com.

All activities are labor intensive and will be outside unless there is lightning or severe weather. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers to be prepared for the weather. Dress code guidelines: old clothes, long pants and closed toe shoes (work boots or old tennis shoes), jacket or sweatshirt encouraged. The site will provide jersey work gloves but feel free to bring your own if you desire.

Monday, Oct. 22

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Delegates and state officers only)

*40 volunteers per shift

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. ensures that the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick is a beautifully maintained and vibrant community asset connecting people and places in downtown Indianapolis. The trail stretches eight miles of downtown Indianapolis and is home to the Pacers BikeShare program. Volunteers will assist in maintenance and upkeep of the trail by picking up liter, removing graffiti, sweeping up the trail and raking the storm water planters along a 2-mile section of the trail. Cleaning out plant beds, weeding and planting of bulbs will also happen while the volunteers are on the trail. Check out more information about the Indianapolis Cultural Trail at indyculturaltrail.org.

All activities are labor intensive and will be outside unless there is lightning or severe weather. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers to be prepared for the weather. Dress code guidelines: old clothes, long pants and closed toe shoes (work boots or old tennis shoes), jacket or sweatshirt encouraged. The site will provide jersey work gloves but feel free to bring your own if you desire.

Thursday, Oct 25

8:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*40 volunteers per shift

Maplelawn Farmstead

MapleLawn Farmstead interprets the 1930s through interactive agricultural education experiences, which are easily accessible to more than 100 schools in a 10-mile radius. The goal is to help future generations understand why farming is important and to experience the effect of heritage preservation in our communities. Volunteers will work on restoration activities such as fixing fences, repairing broken windows in the grain shed, rebuilding doors, cleaning and restoration of the historic farmhouse, painting the various buildings on property and other maintenance around the farmstead. Learn more about MapleLawn Farmstead at maplelawnfarmstead.org.

All activities are labor intensive and will be outside unless there is lightning or severe weather. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers to be prepared for the weather. Dress code guidelines: old clothes, long pants and closed toe shoes (work boots or old tennis shoes), jacket or sweatshirt encouraged. The site will provide jersey work gloves but feel free to bring your own if you desire.

Thursday, Oct 25

8:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 26

8:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*40 volunteers per shift

Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding Center

Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding offers program in equine assisted activities such as therapeutic riding, hippotherapy and other equine learning programs and specialty camps for youth with physical, cognitive and/or behavioral challenges. Volunteers will be educated on the mission of the organization and will be providing service through painting and cleaning of office areas, repairing and painting benches, staining the wheelchair accessible ramps, leveling and repairing horse stalls, and winterizing the barn to prepare for the winter season. Learn more about Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding at www.morningdovetrc.org.

All activities are labor intensive and will be outside unless there is lightning or severe weather. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers to be prepared for the weather. Dress code guidelines: old clothes, long pants and closed toe shoes (work boots or old tennis shoes), jacket or sweatshirt encouraged. The site will provide jersey work gloves but feel free to bring your own if you desire.

Monday, Oct. 22

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Delegates and state officers only)

*40 volunteers per shift

Newfields

As the Indianapolis Museum of Art has grown to become an internationally renowned museum, that is now turning their attention towards increasing their emphasis on combining art with nature. Gardens, water features and over one hundred acres of woodlands surround the galleries. Volunteers will work alongside Newfields staff to plant bulbs for the 2019 Spring and Summer Garden exhibitions that welcome over 250,000 guests and assist with invasive species removal in the Art and Nature Park. Making room for native plants to thrive on the site is key for expanding awareness about the importance of natives and improving the habitat. Explore all that the Newfields has to offer by visiting discovernewfields.org.

All activities are labor intensive and will be outside unless there is lightning or severe weather. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers to be prepared for the weather. Dress code guidelines: old clothes, long pants and closed toe shoes (work boots or old tennis shoes), jacket or sweatshirt encouraged. The site will provide jersey work gloves but feel free to bring your own if you desire.

Monday, Oct. 22

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Delegates and state officers only)

Thursday, Oct 25

8:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*80 volunteers per shift

St. Vincent De. Paul Food Pantry

The St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry serves around 3,000 households each week with nutritious food to combat huger in the Indianapolis area. Volunteers will be a part of the entire food pantry experience from assisting clients with shopping, loading groceries, sorting and stacking products and repackaging bulk food for distribution. The building and grounds will also have volunteers removing invasive species, trimming trees, spreading mulch, preparing the vegetable garden for the winter and providing general maintenance and clean-up. Volunteers will learn the importance of food pantries in the area and the need for volunteers in their own community pantries. To see all that St. Vincent DePaul does, check out www.svdpindy.org.

All activities are labor intensive and will be outside unless there is lightning or severe weather. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers to be prepared for the weather. Dress code guidelines: old clothes, long pants and closed toe shoes (work boots or old tennis shoes), jacket or sweatshirt encouraged. The site will provide jersey work gloves but feel free to bring your own if you desire.

Friday, Oct. 26

8:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*40 volunteers per shift

White River State Park

White River State Park is home to world-class attractions and destinations. Greenspaces, trails, trees, and waterways co-mingle alongside cultural, educational, and recreational attractions across 250 beautiful acres in downtown Indianapolis. White River State Park strives to connect with visitors to teach them about recycling, art and the wildlife the park has to offer. Volunteers will be creating a clean environment for part of the Urban Wilderness Trail. Volunteers will be supporting environmental stewardship through the picking up trash, clearing brush from the riverbanks and trimming trees and other trail maintenance. Check out all the White River State Park has to offer at www.whiteriverstatepark.org.

All activities are labor intensive and will be outside unless there is lightning or severe weather. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers to be prepared for the weather. Dress code guidelines: old clothes, long pants and closed toe shoes (work boots or old tennis shoes), jacket or sweatshirt encouraged. The site will provide jersey work gloves but feel free to bring your own if you desire.

Monday, Oct. 22

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Delegates and state officers only)

*80 volunteers per shift

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