Volunteering Opportunities

Big Brothers Big Sisters St. Joseph County

218 W Washington St. #710
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 232-9958

One-on-one mentoring for school-aged children in St. Joseph County

Catholic Worker House / Our Lady of the Road

744 S Main St.
South Bend, IN 46601

Practice the "works of mercy" by offering hospitality (overnight shelter and dinner at 6:30 p.m. nightly) to folks who find themselves on the street in South Bend.

Center for the Homeless

813 S Michigan St.
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 282-8700

Offers life-changing services and programs for their 175+ guests - men, women, children, and military veterans - as they work to break the cycle of homelessness.

Robinson Community Learning Center

813 S Michigan St.
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 282-8700

Facilitates community and Notre Dame partnerships and strengthens the Northeast Neighborhood of South Bend through relationship building and educational opportunities. Offers after school programs for children in the South Bend community.

Take Ten, housed in the Robinson Community Learning Center Provides conflict resolution education curriculum that teaches youth and adults to respond to conflict nonviolently.

Dismas House

521 S St Joseph St.
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 233-8522

Brings students and volunteers together with individuals returning from incarceration to help them successfully reenter the community as contributing members.

Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County

533 N Niles Ave.
South Bend, IN 46617
(574) 234-6900

A one-stop help center for victims of domestic/family violence, sexual assault and stalking, as well as individuals 50 years or older that are survivors of financial exploitation and elder abuse. Interns can receive credit from local universities as part of programs such as social work, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, pre-law, or students in other fields who have a general interest in victim advocacy.

La Casa De Amistad

746 S Meade St.
South Bend, IN 46619
(574) 233-2120

Empowers the Latino/Hispanic community within Michiana by providing educational, cultural, and advocacy services in a welcoming, bilingual environment.

Hannah’s House

518 W 4th St.
Mishawaka, IN 46544
(574) 254-5309

Hannah’s House is a Catholic-Christian agency offering a continuum of services for pregnant and parenting single women facing homelessness. Its maternity home offers shelter and programming for up to seven pregnant women at a time. Women set goals related to their physical, emotional and spiritual health and pursue education/employment.

Pet Refuge

4626 S Burnett Dr.
South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 231-1122

Finds placements of unwanted and abandoned pets into responsible permanent homes. Pet Refuge sees to the needs of all the animals in the facility as they await their forever homes.

Grace Hospice

5838 W Brick Rd. #101
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 208-9270

Creates hospice care that includes a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, aides, chaplains, and trained volunteers who work together focusing on the patient's needs.

Unity Gardens

3701 Prast Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 315-4361

Unity Gardens is a uniquely dignified free food model that supports over 40 open gardens, free gardening classes, and summer wellness programs like Garden Camp, chef potluck picnics, and more through a seven-acre urban ecosystem.

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