Become a Community Volunteer
We encourage all of our alumni to become engaged in their community. One way to do so is by volunteering with a nonprofit organization. Below are current volunteer opportunities in Hamilton County.
If you are a nonprofit organization and you would like to post an open board, committee or volunteer opportunity, please send an email to John and include the following information: organization name, volunteer position title, volunteer position description, contact name/phone/email and organization website address.
Family Promise of Hamilton County Seeks Board Members for 2020
Family Promise of Hamilton County is a new affiliate of the national program, serving families experiencing homelessness in partnership with interfaith congregations. It is seeking new members for its Board of Trustees, to begin three-year terms starting in January, 2020. Expectations of board members include attendance at the monthly evening Board meeting, active participation in one committee and a monetary contribution to the organization of any amount at least once each year. This is a great opportunity for young professionals and those who care about homelessness. Contact Cindy Benedict, chair for the Nominating Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-544-8033. Learn more at https://fpohc.org/
Kids Coats partners with local communities to provide coats and winter wear for children and their parents and caregivers. Through these local partnerships we also offer deeper connections to health and human service agencies, resources, prayer opportunities, and churches near where people live. We have an immediate need for two members for our Board of Directors. We are particularly in need of members with nonprofit and/or financial expertise. Join us make a difference in Hamilton County! Contact Stephanie Fairfield, chair for the Nominating Committee at email@example.com Learn more at https://kidscoats.org/
Hoosier Academy at Indianapolis is a tuition-free public charter school authorized by Ball State University, Office of Charter Schools. As a public charter school, Hoosier Academies at Indianapolis provides the structure, administrative support, oversight, accountability, and state testing required of all Indiana public schools, in addition to providing individualized learning.
While there has been considerable negative press regarding virtual schools, the Hoosier Academy Board has been very proactive in resolving many of the problems related to Virtual schools. The Board proactively decided to close Hoosier Virtual academy at the end of the 2017-18 school year. The school had grown too large to effectively manage.
Hoosier Academy now offers two schools within the school system. Hoosier Insight, a virtual school that serves students in grades 7-12. Again, the Board has been very proactive with this school, limiting enrollment to 800 students and working hard to reduce the student/teacher ratio. The school had received failing grades on school report card last 2 years, but improved to a passing grade the most recent year. This school is currently in process of reauthorization from Ball State.
We also operate Hoosier Indy, which is a blended school serving grade K-12.
A blended learning school offers students both traditional, face-to-face instruction with a state-certified teacher for part of the school week, and off-site learning (including online) for the remainder of the week, facilitated by a Learning Coach. This unique blend of traditional brick-and-mortar schooling with a robust, online experience gives students a learning opportunity that exceeds the limitations of either model.
Board meetings are held monthly at 2855 N Franklin Rd in Indianapolis.
If interested in potentially becoming a Board member please contact: