Volunteering in Valpo

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Are you interested in volunteering in the area but don't know where to start looking? Don't know where opportunities are? Well, you've come to the right place! Below, you will find links to organizations offering volunteer opportunities, organized by general types of opportunities.

We have decided to include volunteer opportunities outside of Valparaiso because there are many organizations that are not based in our city, but still directly and indirectly work with our community.

*All quotes are taken directly from mission statements listed on each organization/company's website.*

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Take Care of Animals

Porter County Animal Shelter (Valparaiso):

"It is our mission to reduce animal homelessness and pet overpopulation by caring for and sheltering homeless animals, providing education to the public about responsible ownership, practicing vetted and thorough adoption services, and advocating spay & neuter programs."

https://www.portercountyanimalshelter.org/177/Volunteer

 

Lakeshore PAWS (Valparaiso):

"Lakeshore PAWS is dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned and unwanted pets in Northwest Indiana–one animal at a time–because we believe they deserve it."

https://www.lakeshorepaws.org/volunteer

 

Independent Cat Society (Westville):

"The vision of ICS is to serve as many cats, pet owners, and community members in the Northwest Indiana and neighboring Chicago area and Southwest Michigan area as possible. To accomplish this, ICS:

  • Provides a sanctuary for homeless felines in their transition to adoption
  • Strives to provide for the healthcare needs of the shelter population.
  • Promotes responsible feline ownership through educating the public.
  • Addresses feline overpopulation through our various programs."

http://www.catsociety.org/volunteer.html

 

Petite Trésors Rescue & Sanctuary (Chesterton):

"to provide refuge for life to abused, handicapped, and senior dogs."

https://www.petitetresorsrescue.com/volunteer

 

 

special needs

Help Those with Special Needs

Opportunity Enterprises (Valparaiso):

"works to maximize self-sufficiency and enrich the quality of life for individuals with disabilities."

https://www.oppent.org/volunteer

 

Jacob's Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation: (Chesterton)

"a nonprofit organization providing comprehensive therapy and supplemental care for children in need. We partner with families, communities, and health care providers to help children reach their full potential. We are accountable to our patients, donors, and partners – treating everyone with integrity and respect."

https://www.jacobskids.org/getting-involved/volunteer/

 

Hannah's Hope (Portage):

"provides developmental equipment to kids with special needs and connects families by making life and communities more accessible."

https://www.hannahshope.org/volunteer.php#

 

 

senior citizens

Aid Our Beloved Seniors

Brookdale (Valparaiso):

"Enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellence and integrity."

https://www.brookdale.com/en/brookdale-life/volunteering.html

 

 

children

Work with Children

Boys and Girls Club (Valparaiso):

"To inspire and enable the youth of our communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens."

https://www.bgcgreaternwi.org/volunteer/

 

 

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theater

Tap Into Your Theatrical Side

Memorial Opera House (Valparaiso):

"At Memorial Opera House we use theatre and the arts to build community and create a sense of belonging."

https://www.memorialoperahouse.com/316/Be-A-Volunteer

 

 

books

Lose Yourself Among Books

Porter County Public Library (Valparaiso):

https://pcpls.org/support-us/#volunteer

 

 

Miscellaneous

United Way (Valparaiso):

"improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good."

https://www.unitedway.org/get-involved/volunteer

(Education, Income, and Health) http://www.nwivolunteer.org/