Agency Agency Description Opportunities
Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities has been providing a broad spectrum of vital, life-changing services to the people of northern Indiana since 1922. Today, we serve thousands of people every year. In fact, if you live in our 14-county service area, chances are that you or someone you know has already benefited from the work we do.

Our services actually represent an entire continuum. We help people at every stage of life, from the infants we place with loving adoptive families, to the older adults we provide with life-enhancing volunteer experiences and affordable retirement living. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen families, assist the most vulnerable among us, and make our communities better places to live.

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Unity Performing Arts Foundation

UNITY is a multi-faceted performing arts organization with a focus on empowering and developing young people in the areas of character, artistry, and leadership. UNITY also focuses on promoting the soulful art forms through education, training, and performances in the areas of choral music, dance, drama, creative writing, oratory, and instrumental music.

We are an innovative after-school organization designed to serve as a companion support system for young people to help prepare and equip them to be successful at home, school, church, work, college, and in their community. The model of UNITY combines professional arts programming and relevant training, coupled with character and leadership development to give young people a positive and effective platform to prepare them for success in life. UNITY is an innovative performing arts concept for artistic and youth development programming that is relevant for youth of the twenty-first century.

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SCAN, Inc.

Helping young adults create a positive future! We know you are someone - and we want to help you Be SomeOne Now!

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Salvation Army

Community Youth Center Mission Statement:

“To challenge youth physically, mentally, socially, emotionally and spiritually in a fun, nurturing and safe environment.”  Our highest priority is that every child who walks through our door will know they are loved and accepted here.

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Project READS

Allen County children are born with glorious potential! But before they can become part of all that they have read, students must master basic literacy skills. For children striving to reach grade-level benchmarks, mastery may seem an unattainable goal. Fortunately, our Project READS Student Program and our devoted volunteers have a proud history of inspiring striving students to become eager and accomplished young readers!

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Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement programs give pre-kindergarten through high school students the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.

Community volunteers deliver JA's professionally developed hands-on experiences in classrooms, at JA BizTown and at Lincoln Finance Park. Through every mentoring interaction, caring adults are making economic concepts relevant. They are also fueling the entrepreneurial spirit and they are challenging young people to identify their interests and excel.

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United Way of Allen County

United Way of Allen County helps people learn more, earn more and lead safe and healthy lives. We do this by focusing on our four priorities: Education, Income, Health and Basic Needs. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.

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Turnstone

Turnstone’s mission is to provide therapeutic, educational, wellness and recreational programs to empower people with disabilities. As the only not-for-profit organization within northeast Indiana that provides a full range of rehabilitative, educational, wellness, athletic and recreational programs and facilities to persons with physical disabilities and their families, Turnstone is creating possibilities.

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Martin Luther King Montessori School

To provide quality care and education that fosters the child’s natural ability to learn while promoting self confidence, social/cognitive development and independence. We uphold this mission by providing services to families who may not otherwise afford the benefits of quality early childhood education.

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Lutheran Social Services of Indiana - Children's Village

Children's Village is a state-of-the-art early-learning center that strives to meet children's developmental needs while promoting school readiness using the High/Scope Curriculum.

In addition, Children's Village offers intergenerational programming that joins students with residents of Lutheran Life Villages. Residents and students participate together in arts and crafts, exercise, and other activities that benefit both groups. Students sometimes deliver mail to residents, and they often enjoy lunch together. Older adults have so much wisdom to offer, and young children are eager to learn. At Children's Village, they become "co-explorers," learning and growing together.

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Early Childhood Alliance

Mission: To build better futures for young children by promoting and providing quality early childhood education and services for families, early childhood professionals and the community.

Our Vision: For every young child to succeed and for families to be self-sufficient as a result of quality early childhood care and education.

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Brightpoint

Brightpoint helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty.

Brightpoint is people coming together, helping one another, creating opportunities, empowering one another, restoring hope and promoting dignity and respect.​

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Renaissance Pointe YMCA

Volunteers support children's success in school through a range of after school opportunities.

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Wellspring Interfaith Social Services

Wellspring’s roots began in 1968 when five downtown congregations (Emmanuel Lutheran, First Presbyterian, St. John’s United Church of Christ, Trinity English Lutheran and Wayne Street Methodist) plus the YWCA joined together to bring it to life. At its inception, the main purpose was providing summer programs for youth who lived in Fort Wayne’s West Central neighborhood. 

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Fort Wayne Community Schools - Study Connection

Study Connection was founded in 1989 by Don Wolf, a local businessman. The program was incorporated as part of Fort Wayne Community Schools in 1992 and has garnered national acclaim as a highly successful education/business partnership. Each week, students who have been identified by teachers as needing extra help are bussed to the workplace of their tutors, area business people.

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Science Central

Volunteers support educational programs and inspire fun “hands-on” science and creative literacy learning for students .  They assist visitors on manned exhibits while promoting science and safety.

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Fort Wayne Urban League

The mission of the Fort Wayne Urban League is to enable urban residents and others to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

To inspire all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

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Associated Churches of Fort Wayne & Allen County

A group of over 130 congregations serving the Fort Wayne and Allen County region through its ministries of A Baby's Closet, Neighborhood Food Network, Rising Stars, Peace and Justice, and Military Families. Volunteer opportunities in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Volunteers are mentors to area youth as a Big Brother or Big Sister and have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve.      

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Allen County Public Library

The purpose of the Volunteer Services Department is to empower individuals to the productive use of their talents, skills and gifts in providing the highest level of quality service to the patrons of the Allen County Public Library.

From the opening of the library in 1895, volunteers have played vital roles at the Allen County Public Library. Each year over 1000 individuals give of their time and talents to assist staff in the delivery of quality service to patrons at the Main Library and all thirteen branches.

The priority of the Volunteer Services department is to ensure a win-win situation for both volunteers and staff that will result in positive, satisfying experiences.

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available at the library. From weekly commitments, to assisting monthly, to one-time special events, or volunteering as a family unit, there are many positions that may suit your interests and our needs.

Volunteering is rewarding, exciting, and opens many doors of opportunity. Find out more about being a volunteer at the library today!

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