While participating in fundrasing events and making donations are always appreciated, the United Caring Services relies heavily on the dedicated involvement of volunteers to succeed in its mission. Beyond serving as unpaid staff, volunteers act as liaisons between the shelter community and the public at large. With only a handful of paid program staff members, volunteers play a crucial role in delivering services to the numerous residents. Their presence not only helps to expand the services that can be offered, but also brings fresh energy and enthusiasm to the staff and clients.
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Meal Service:
Primarily volunteers cook and serve meals at the shelter. Times required would be as follows: Breakfast 9:00am, Lunch 12:00pm, and dinner 5:00pm and you would need to arrive 1.5 to 2 hours before those listed serving times.

Upcoming Opportunities
Breakfast: Call 812.426.9960. New openings may be available.
Lunch: (As of 12/11) 1/6 & 1/27 - To schedule call 812.426.9960. New openings this month may be available. Want to be a weekly server/team? Call 812.426.9960.
Dinner:(As of 12/11) 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 1/7, 1/9. 1/12, 1/15, 1/16 & 1/29 - To schedule call 812.426.9960. New openings this month may be available. Want to be a weekly server/team? Call 812.426.9960.

Click here to view an instructional video on sanitation and safety for food service volunteers at UCS, produced by USI.
Office Assistance:
Volunteers also assist with building maintenance and help with office work: typing, filing, copying, stuffing envelopes, updating our mailing list, and helping our office administrator with various tasks.

Day Shelter Assistance:
We also need volunteer help in the Day Shelter for things like organizing the pantry, working at the front desk or listening to our guests about their day. A lot of guests crave a little one-on-one conversation with somebody from outside the shelter.
Hold a Fundraiser:
Got the gift of organization? Help United Caring Services by coordinating a drive or hold a fundraising event. Please download our event guidelines and contact us with any questions.

  • Hold a drive at your workplace, church, school or meeting hall. (We can supply a speaker if requested!)
  • Invite coworkers or classmates to bring groceries, hygiene or other items and take a tour of United Caring Services.
  • Take a special offering at church for the shelter.
  • Take your kids shopping for items on our list then bring them for a tour.
  • Purchase gift cards at Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club so we can shop for items in bulk.
  • Organize a give back night at your favorite restaurant.

Volunteer or Tour

If you or your orgainzation would like to volunteer or tour our shelters, please fill out the form below. Tours are normally given Wednesday and Thursday of the 3rd and 4th weeks of the month.

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  • Kitchen Volunteers
  • Remodeling Volunteers
  • Storage Room Organization Volunteers
  • Clothes Sorting Volunteers

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