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.
The Noblesville Parks Foundation is recruiting new Board Members. The Foundation is a joint venture between the parks and their citizen supporters to serve as a fundraising auxiliary for the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department and its programs. The Foundation also serves as a volunteer coordination resource for the department. This shared adventure in community enrichment allows the Foundation to provide donors the opportunity to contribute to valuable programs and services provided by the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department.
Simply put, the purpose of the Foundation consists of three main principles:
To support parks and green spaces in Noblesville through the education of the public and the promotion of the opportunities and benefits of parks.
To dedicate, organize, and provide volunteers.
To secure donations, grants, and other financial aid to fund the development and improvement of Noblesville's parks and green space. The Foundation will also receive funds and/or property, gifts, and bequests. As the Park Foundation grows, it plans to split board responsibilities up among special committees, where board members might choose a path that interests them the most. One committee could be tasked with special projects and events, which may include redevelopment projects at Noblesville Parks, Parks & the Arts Mayor’s Luncheon, special campaigns and other utilization of Foundation funds. This committee would also be charged with event planning and be hands on during Foundation events. Another committee could focus on promotions and membership and be tasked with public relations, social media, marketing and promotions, as well as, recruiting and retaining board members. A third committee might focus on fundraising and be tasked with creating relationships throughout the community, establishing new donors, creating sponsorship agreements and securing funds for special events and projects.
If you have ever spent time in one of Noblesville's beautiful parks or have been impacted by the ecological and recreational opportunities parks provide, we ask you to consider becoming involved with the Noblesville Parks Foundation! The Parks Foundation wants to assure our future generations the access to quality parks and recreation and be sure your time will be used to make a significant difference in the quality of life for our community.
Noblesville Parks Foundation Board Members are listed below and the by-laws can be found at:
Sam Robinson, President
Trish Crist, Vice President
Terri Sigman-Kennedy, Secretary
Monica Peck, Treasurer
Anne Merrell, Member
Tom Gang, Member
Brandon Bennett, Director of Parks, Ex-Officio
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:
The International Talent Academy of Carmel is looking for enthusiastic Board members who believe in early brain development, have passion for education and performing arts, and willing to help promote higher level of learning, lifelong skills, and leadership development within children in our community.
Tatyana Komarova, Executive Director
International Talent Academy, Carmel, IN
Ph. (317) 815-9381