As of our Joy’s House Broad Ripple re-open date, July 1st, all in-person volunteer services opportunities have been suspended. Virtual volunteer projects will be limited, but email volunteer@joyshouse.org to find out more.

Our top priority is always the safety and care of our Guests (clients) and we will do everything in our power to provide the most responsible and secure setting in which to serve our seniors and/or those affected by a life-altering diagnosis. Since we serve one of the most vulnerable populations susceptible to this novel coronavirus, we temporarily suspended our volunteer program at our houses (facilities) in order to protect our Guests, their family caregivers, and our staff and volunteers from possible exposure.

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 when you become a Joy’s House volunteer.


There are a number of ways to donate your time to Joy’s House. Volunteers are matched to positions based on ability, interest, and position availability. What unique talents would you like to share with our Guests and caregivers?

AMBASSADOR: Support our services by working in our local and online communities, volunteering at fundraising events, conferences and fairs and connecting with local businesses.

Winterfest volunteers representing Joy’s House

ADMINISTRATIVE: Help our administrative team around the office with everything from cutting, filing, and printing, to maintaining our home, to keeping our garden looking fresh for our families.

The Environment and Beautification Committee
from the Rotary Club of Indianapolis
renovating our Garden at Joy’s House at UIndy

GUEST RELATIONS: Spend time with our Guests supporting daily activities, special Wish Days and assisting during our lunch time.

Laura Wood, volunteer from Roncalli High School,
with a blanket she made and donated

CAREGIVER RELATIONS: Encourage the families we serve by supporting our caregiver services including A Day Away retreats, CARE Kits, events and more.

Leigh Ann Clayton, Director’s Council Member,
at our A Day Away Caregiver Retreat


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, just follow the steps below:

Step 1: Complete the Volunteer Application

Step 2: A member of our team will contact you within one week to connect you to volunteer opportunities based on your skills and availability.


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.

Thank you for interest in serving our Joy’s House families. We look forward to partnering with you soon!