Make a positive impact in your community!

Volunteers are a core pillar of the Damien Center experience! Each year, we rely on hundreds of volunteers to support our clients, organization, and services. Our volunteer experiences are catered to your skills and are anything but one-size-fits-all!


Damien Center relies on hundreds of volunteers to meet our mission of empowering those affected by HIV/AIDS and preventing the spread of HIV in our community. Some volunteers perform regularly scheduled jobs like working in the food pantry or at the testing reception desk. Others serve as special event volunteers or provide administrative assistance. Volunteers also share Damien Center's story at health fairs, community fairs, and other events.

Each of our volunteers brings an enthusiasm for our community and a desire to make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS! Find out more about how you can join in by learning more about our volunteer opportunities and experiences.

To become a volunteer or learn more, sign up today!

Our agency is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities, which may include providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. If you need additional accommodations, or directions for accessible entrances, you can contact Tessa Barnard, the Volunteer Manager, at or 317-632-0123 x268. We do our best to create an inclusive space and will try to accommodate you as best we can.


Get involved and make a difference!

One-Time Opportunities Recurring Opportunities

Dining Out For Life: This one day dining fundraising turns our friends and families to advocates for ending HIV! Each year, 50+ restaurants give 25, 50, or 100% of sales back to Damien Center for one day - and all you have to do is dine out!

  • Ambassadors
  • Neighborhood Captains
  • Event preparation

Building a Future: A series of free classes designed to teach essential life skills and include a wide range of topics from goal setting and legal rights to housing resources and nutrition.

  • Resume Assistance
  • Mock Interviews
  • Leading classes on employment, education, financial, emotional intelligence, healthy living, or legal advice
IndyPride: Join us in celebrating IndyPride in June! 
  • Parade
  • Information Booths

Client Move-In Team: This will be planned out as much as it can be, but sometimes the teams might be notified week of. Please be able to lift 15 lbs. 

  • Movers 
  • Drivers 

Grand Masquerade: Our largest fundraiser, this formal gala celebrates the work we’ve done, our clients, our donors, and mos importantly our volunteers.

  • Event preparation
  • Multiple shifts the night of the event

Food Pantry Volunteering

  • Organizing donations
  • Organizing food bags to give out to food pantry eligible clients 
  • Unloading the van

Holiday Assistance: Every holiday season, we give back to our clients with a Thanksgiving Dinner, Holiday Party, and much more! This is a great way to engage with our mission directly.

  • Set-up/tear Down
  • Serving food, running games, handing out gifts
  • Wrapping gifts and delivering them to clients

Misc. Opportunities

  • Administration and clerical work
  • Cleaning Storage/Other Areas
  • Contacting Clients for Tickets/Events


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