holiday Sign-Up AVAILABLE OCTOBER 1, 2023
Annually we have several major Holiday related events which provide nearly 3,000 opportunities for volunteering and serving Hamilton County families during the Holidays! Click on any "Sign-Up" link below.
Note: We are following standard CDC protocol (Hand washing. Social Distancing. and Face Masks are recommended) for volunteers and staff - left to your discretion. Anyone exposed to COVID-19, or with symptoms of COVID-19, or who is considered a high-risk, are being asked NOT to volunteer. If at any time you do not feel safe or comfortable volunteering - due to the pandemic - your first priority is to take care of yourself!
We ask everyone who volunteers with GSN to sign-up INDIVIDUALLY online:
1) We appreciate every single person...
2) We need to communicate with those who are serving alongside us. This is especially true in case of a schedule change, an emergency, etc. That's why, besides your name, we need a contact email and phone number, individually.
Your volunteers were simply amazing... they were so kind and very helpful!
iVOLUNTEER and GROUPS
Roll over the image and click on the link for iVolunteer "Group Request Form."
Groups must use this request form. You will receive a confirmation of your request and a follow-up concerning your request options and availability.
Individuals must be 16 years or older to serve (individually or in a group), or they must be accompanied by a responsible adult(s) who will help oversee them. Typically lifting and sorting is required for iVolunteer projects, especially in the warehouse. Upon arrival to volunteer, a confidentiality and liability statement will be completed for each volunteer that works alongside GSN and placed in their iVolunteer file. However, a confidentiality document is not required at “offsite events” and is assumed based upon a confirmed online sign-up.
Volunteering/serving is at the discretion of the GSN staff based on the volunteer’s capabilities and the work demand for any given volunteering event/date. There may be dates/times that our office is closed due to an event or staffing needs/changes. If that happens, we will make every effort to contact any iVolunteer as quickly as possible – based on provided contact information.
Nonprofits, like GSN, rely heavily on volunteers. Volunteers are the heart of what we do in order to make our mission reality! Our volunteers ensure food, clothing, and toys are consistently processed for distribution, keep our mobile food sites operating, enter data for Holiday assistance and help ensure families enjoy a meaningful holiday. They are invaluable in sharing the vision and mission of GSN at community events. Join the thousands of volunteers, totaling countless hours who consistently give of their time to make a difference in the lives of countless Hamilton County families!
Nonprofits will always require a resilient volunteer force to maintain current programming and will need to recruit additional volunteers to support new or expanded programs and to replace those volunteers who inevitably stop coming. We'd love for you to be a part of our team!
iVolunteer with GSN
Volunteering is generally considered an unselfish act and is intended to promote goodness or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity can produce a feeling of self-worth and respect. There is no financial gain involved for the individual(s). Volunteering is also celebrated for skill development, socialization, and fun. Volunteering may have positive benefits for the volunteer as well as for the person or community served. It is helping, assisting, or serving another person or persons without expectation of compensation.
From volunteering in our warehouse to special events and holidays - a person’s time and contribution are significant gifts that make a likely and lasting impact on the lives of individuals and families in Hamilton County. We welcome your time, talent, skills and passion for people as you volunteer with GSN.
There are consistent opportunities to volunteer with GSN and we recommend you view the “iVolunteer Overview” booklet and/or the "Helping and Volunteering" questions FAQ below to learn more. The booklet includes:
iVolunteer Teams & Positions
Sign-Up Online for iVolunteer Opportunities
A Volunteer’s Rights
A Volunteer’s Responsibilities
FAQ Volunteer Overview
iVolunteerNOW is a "self-scheduling" ONLINE signup area designed to allow volunteers easy access to sign-up for specific areas and times during the normal day to day work with GSN and for specific event opportunities. It is updated weekly, based on our iVolunteer needs and workflow opportunities. Once you sign up online you will receive an automatic confirmation and follow up notifications regarding your volunteer task. Your sign up is instantly emailed to our offices for notification of your volunteer time(s).
Feel free to contact the GSN Office for more details and information. We’d love to learn more about your passion and desire to serve others!
For GENERAL VOLUNTEER options and information, click on the link:
Click on the "Group Individual Pre Sign-In Form" if you prefer to complete sign-in BEFORE arrival. You will print and complete the form and bring it with you for the group volunteer date. Otherwise, you will sign-in individually upon arrival.
Make a lasting difference in Hamilton County. Volunteer your time and talents.
iVolunteer Groups Highlight
Just a few of our AMAZING groups who have recently served Hamilton County residents with Good Samaritan Network!
American Heritage Girls
Avant Healthcare Marketing
Bridgeway Comm Church
Broad Ripple Animal Clinic
Calvary Apostolic Church
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Circle of Friends
CIY (Christ in Youth)
Coots, Henke & Amp; Wheeler, P.C.
Creekside Cheerleaders and Basketball Team
Crossroad Community Church
Cub Scout Pack 110
Epiphany Lutheran Church
Firestone Building Products
Fishers High School Baseball
Girl Scout Troop 3467
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
Girl Scouts Troop 23
Hamilton County Tourism
Hamilton Southeastern High School Baseball Program
Hamilton Southeastern High School Boys Lacrosse
Hazell Dell Christain Church
Heartland Church (Serve Day)
Heritage Christian Boys Basketball Team
Hickory House Recovery
Hoosier Youth Challenge Foundation
Horizon Christian School
Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance Company
Indy Titans Baseball
IUPUI Circle K International
IUPUI Pre-dental Club
Jr. IntenCity Summer Service Camp
Life Group, Northview Church, Carmel
Mad Cats Lacrosse
Mt. Zion Apostolic Church
Noblesville Parks & Recreation Department
Northview Westfield Life Group
Opportunities for Positive Growth
Order of Omega at IUPUI
Refractive Surgery Professionals, LLC
Riverside Junior High
Roche Diagnostics Corp
Roche Health Solutions
Southport Christian Church
St Louis DeMontfort
Sunshine Social Club
Telugu Association of Indiana
TMA Small Business Accounting PC
Trinity Wesleyan Church
University High School
USI Insurance Services
Vision Volleyball Club
Thank you all for your wonderful service to the residents of Hamilton County!
“I love volunteering for GSN! I feel like I am touching the lives of real people in need.”
“Amazing! The amount of work that goes into helping those in need. GSN is fabulous!.”
“I was able to visit with a terminal cancer patient… she was very appreciative of the meal provided thru GSN."