Serve Local

Looking to volunteer your time? Itching to live out the corporal works of mercy and attend to the needs of the poorest of the poor in our city? These opportunities often take us out of our comfort zone, but can also provide a much needed monthly perspective-change!


Operation Leftover


Operation Leftover now takes place the 2nd Thursday of the month. (previously the 3rd - please take note!) Always check our Events page for the most up to date information on events.



St. John the Evangelist Church , 126 W Georgia St, Indianapolis, IN 46225


Serve the homeless in downtown Indianapolis. Go out with food, drinks, info pamphlets and a willing spirit to meet the homeless where they are at with groups of Young Adults.


More and more every day, God calls us to be disciples to the people around us—classmates, co-workers, and even strangers we encounter on the street. Operation Leftover offers an opportunity to meet and socialize with the homeless and impoverished in Indianapolis. Once a month, Operation Leftover gathers food, secondhand clothing, and other toiletries to distribute to those in need in the downtown Indianapolis area.


“Roll outs” happen the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm at St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W Georgia St, Indianapolis, IN 46225.


During a “Rollout,” we hit the streets of Indianapolis and socialize with those who may be impoverished or whose basics needs are not being met.  By providing fellowship, sharing faith, and providing resources to our brothers and sisters out on the street, we can empower them to get to where they need to be.


Things to bring:

  •   Blankets
  •   Hand Sanitizer
  •   Any grocery bags (plastic, paper, or cloth) that you want to get rid of
  •   Bottled Water/Gatorade
  •   Any homemade food or fast food (e.g. Little Caesar’s, Subway, etc.) that you wish to distribute
  •   Chips/Light snacks
  •   Toilet Paper
  •   Trash bags
  •   Pillows
  •   Sleeping bags


Contact Andrew Costello at for more information.



St. Vincent de Paul


St. Vincent de Paul / Mission 27 Resale, 132 Leota St, Indianapolis, IN 46202


St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) has several incredible local ministries that vary from homeless ministry to a food pantry. A major way they raise funds is by running a thrift store, Mission 27 Resale. SVDP collects tons of donations and it takes many hands to sort through items to get them ready to sell. There are various volunteer opportunities, locations, and shifts.




Hearts & Hands


Rehabilitation: Weekdays from 8am - Noon

(Belleview Place, Indianapolis, IN 46222)


*Please call ahead to notify staff members when you are planning to volunteer.


Our Mission is helping families and individuals attain affordable, long-term homeownership in the near-west side of Indianapolis by providing education, mentoring, and quality rehabilitated homes. We are driven by our faith and closely rooted in the Saint Anthony's Parish. Help us succeed by helping out in our office or with rehabilitation.


Who and How We Serve

The Haughville and Hawthorne neighborhoods (just west of the Indianapolis Zoo/ IUPUI area) is an area of Indianapolis that needs our help. The median income in this neighborhood is just $27,000. And, 1 in 5 houses (20%) in this neighborhood are vacant. Our goal is to rehabilitate these houses, transforming them into quality, safe homes that new homeowners will be proud to call their own. To do this, we connect with community partners, like the Indianapolis Housing Partnership, to give potential homeowners the education and support they need to succeed. We also connect with parishes around the city and other community organizations that have related missions.


We need your help!

We are currently working on 3 houses in Haughville that will soon be quality, stable homes for families that otherwise would probably not be able to own their own homes. We need your help to finish the rehabilitation of these houses. Reach out to us to schedule or let us know if you have a specific skill set you are willing to share. We would love to have groups of 5-20 or individuals join us this fall.


Prefer not to get your hands dirty?

In addition to our rehabilitation needs, we often require help in the office, filing paperwork, data input, and mailings.


Reach out to for more information.

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