Indy Do Day is a people-powered community day of service when the residents of Indianapolis take ownership of their neighborhoods and take care of their neighbors. Indy Do Day is October 10-12, 2013. Learn more
What are people saying about Indy Do Day?
Denny Sponsel, President of RJE Business Interiors
Ann Murtlow, CEO of United Way of Central Indiana
You can participate in 3 easy steps:
Find a Service Project
Teams can either identify service projects on their own by using the eyes and ears of their employees or by adopting a project a community organization has already identified. Individuals can also participate by pledging to perform an act of service on their own.
Do the Project
Tell us about your service plans by registering your team. And then get doing on Indy Do Day!
Tell us What You Did
After you complete your service project, we’ll be in touch so we can measure the collective impact of everyone participating in Indy Do Day. We also encourage you to share your photos, videos, stories with everyone!
Angie's List: Cleaning and organizing headquarters warehouse at the Humane Society Animal Welfare Center. 1 month ago
ANGIE'S LIST: We are helping in beautification and clean up projects of Garfield Park Neighbors Association as well as painting vacant commercial buildings and a mural along the Shelby Street business corridor. 2 months ago
N/A: Picked up litter on the 1300 Block of S Reisner Street. 2 months ago
St. Claire Group: We are helping Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation's Monon Community Center get ready for colder weather by moving their summer activities to storage. 2 months ago
The Mind Trust: We are working with a charter school teacher to clean up near her school. 2 months agoComplete List »
Find a Service Project
If “doing” is just what you do, we want you to be a part of Indy Do Day! Whether around the corner or across the city, there is no shortage of need in our community.
- Litter and curb cleanup
- Landscaping and beautification
- Financial literacy assistance
- Park, playground, or schoolyard improvements
- Food or blood drive
- Home or building paint-up/fix-up
- Free health screenings
- Want more ideas? Check out what companies did as part of the Companies with a Mission spring Indiana Service Challenge
Many community organizations have listed needs and projects through the United Way Volunteer Center. Search for projects in a specific area or with specific needs, adopt the project and get in touch with the organization partner to iron out the details. And then get doing on Indy Do Day!
Are you able to provide supplies, services, or equipment that others might need? Anything to help get something done on Indy Do Day. You can let others know about the resources you have available by sharing them through United Way Volunteer Center.
- Light construction equipment
- Recycling or trash hauling
- Skilled trades
- Painting supplies
- Landscape maintenance equipment
Do the Project
If the project you complete on Indy Do Day is for a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the organization is eligible for a cash award as part of the Super Service Challenge from Indianapolis-based foundation Companies with a Mission. All you need to do is indicate your interest on the Indy Do Day registration form and Super Service Challenge organizers will be in touch. At the end of your service, you’ll submit a short smartphone video or image slideshow documenting how your team and those you served were touched by your project.
Tell Us What You Did
After you complete your service project, please complete a short survey about your participation that will help us measure the collective impact of everyone participating in Indy Do Day. We also encourage you to share your photos, videos, stories, and other comments on our Facebook page at facebook.com/IndyDoDay or through Twitter using hashtag #IndyDoDay.Read More
Have a community project that needs some help? Then let us know!
Registering a project is simple. You’ll start by identifying a community project and what it will take to make happen ( like resources, supplies, volunteers, and approvals). You’ll then visit the special Indy DO Day page through the United Way Volunteer Center, where you’ll enter the basics of your organization, project, and needs. If a business or other group sees your project through the Volunteer Center and wants to help, they’ll contact you directly to arrange all the details. And on Indy Do Day 2013, together you’ll get things done!
- Projects for Indy Do Day must be organized by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, a registered community organization, a church or place of worship, or similar civic entity.
- Don’t limit yourself to manual-labor type projects. Think about the professional skills your organization needs to operate. Websites, databases, operational logistics, or even volunteer coordination can be projects! Any need your organization has could make a great Indy Do Day project.
- While some businesses or groups may be able to help with logistics of actually doing the project, you should assume that you are responsible for all the logistics of the event. This includes having the needed supplies and equipment on hand, having any approvals, permits, or liability or other insurance or waivers in place, and ironing out logistics like schedules, bathrooms, and parking.
- Submitting your project does not guarantee it will be chosen by a business or group.
- Indy Do Day is an advocacy event seeking to match volunteers with projects. Indy Do Day, nor any of its organizing partners, assume any responsibility or liability for any project, service, or event associated with the event.