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 Added!

We are excited to announce the return of volunteer activities this summer that directly support the heart of our mission – our Guests!

While we still have several COVID-19 safety procedures in place, including wearing masks, we are ready to welcome our incredible team of helpers back to our Broad Ripple house for volunteer shifts weekly. Check out the schedule below!

Volunteers Needed for the Broad Ripple Home Tour

Joy’s House is proud to be part of the 2021 Broad Ripple Home Tour on September 18-19, where members of the community can tour area homes that showcase the neighborhood’s diversity and character.

Broad Ripple Home Tour volunteers will support a number of different areas during the tour as they greet visitors and assist them in viewing different parts of the Joy’s House Main Floor and Garden spaces. As a thank you, each volunteer will receive a free ticket for the tour! Sign up, here.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Monday through Friday

Morning Shift – 10am to 1pm

Afternoon Shift – 12pm to 3pm

How you will help:

Support our daily activities | Spend some one-on-one time with our Guests

| Help us get set up for and clear lunch | Do a craft with our Guests | Sit with a Guest in the Garden | Call a game of Bingo | Read with a Guest  

This opportunity takes place at Joy’s House Broad Ripple, 2028 E. Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220

How to sign up

  • If you are new to volunteering with us, hop on over to our website and fill out a volunteer application.
  • If you have served alongside us before and already have a volunteer application on file, click here to schedule a time for a brief 15-minute phone call with me (Maggie!) to get you signed up.

Goodness me, we can’t thank you enough for your support of our mission. I would love the opportunity to chat with you over the phone to learn a little more about you and talk about which volunteer opportunities might be a good fit for you at this time. We would be oh so excited to see you back at Joy’s House! 

Are you an existing volunteer?

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

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.