Serving our Joy’s House community is made possible through the work and the compassion of our volunteers. You can support adults with life-altering diagnoses and their families.

Volunteer opportunities are limited as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our offerings at this time are virtual or do not work directly with our Guests. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a big impact!

Are you a new volunteer?

We are so thankful for the opportunity to partner with you in service of our Guests and caregivers. Our volunteer opportunities are created to give each volunteer a meaningful experience while fulfilling our mission of providing exceptional adult day and caregiver services to our community.

It’s easy to join our team of extraordinary volunteers, click the button below to complete the Volunteer Application and scroll down to sign up for the project you are passionate about.

Are you an existing volunteer?

Check out the projects below and see where you can lend your skills, time, and talents to our Guests.

Pen Pal Project

The Joy’s House Pen Pal Project is designed to bring joy to our Guests (clients) and to you, the old-fashioned way – with paper and pen!  Sign up and sit back, your Joy’s House pal will send you the first note.


Spring Cleaning

The sunshine and warm weather has us excited for spring! What better time than the renewal of the season to renew our physical space too. We need volunteers to help us indoors and outdoors to give our home a refresh.

COMING SOON in May! Check back for volunteer dates and shifts.

Fall Fundraiser

Come party with us! We’re fun! Sign up to volunteer for our annual fundraiser where we gather together to raise funds for the coming year.

COMING SOON in October! Check back for volunteer dates and shifts.

Volunteer Groups

Joy’s House welcomes small student groups and corporate volunteer groups and is able to accommodate Days of Service. All requests for volunteer groups should be made via email or phone at least one month prior to the anticipated date of service.

Joy’s House Broad Ripple: volunteer@joyshouse.org, 317-254-0828

Joy’s House at UIndy: volunteeruindy@joyshouse.org, 317-737-2515

Please bear in mind that we have policies in place to limit the number of volunteers working with our Guests at one time. Therefore, we may or may not be able to accommodate your request. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to work directly with our Guests. Exceptions can be made for preapproved student groups that are chaperoned by teachers and/or parents.

Questions? Email volunteer@joyshouse.org to learn more.