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Serve Indiana

Serve Indiana


What would our communities look like without volunteers?

Volunteering is one of the most important resources communities have and an expression of civic responsibility and awareness.  By freely offering their time, skills and energies, a volunteer can have a profound impact on their community and the community of others, in turn, positively impacting the lives of each individual in said communities. In addition, by serving others the volunteer themselves gain from the experience; knowledge, self-worth, and the pride of knowing he or she made positive change in the community. The act of volunteering can range widely, from serving in large-scale nonprofit organizations to small acts of kindness for a neighbor, but the end result remains the same: the improvement of the health and well-being of a community and its citizens. Due to this fact, volunteers are and will always be integral to maintaining a supportive, functional, and connected society.

Hoosiers are a dedicated and selfless people who have a long and proud tradition of helping their neighbors and those less fortunate than themselves. Across Indiana, committed volunteers in faith and community-based organizations bring unique skills, services, and resources to address many of the state’s unmet needs surrounding housing, hunger, and health. Indeed, there are many opportunities for Indiana’s robust civic sector to partner with government to deliver services more effectively than either can do alone.

Learn more about our role in the community and our history here.

Serve Indiana State Service Plan Survey

Every three years, Serve Indiana is required by the Corporation for National and Community Service to complete a State Service Plan. This plan informs the work we do and is updated every year. It includes public input to help us understand the service and volunteer needs of our state.

Our office is currently going through a revision of our State Service plan. We are reaching out to you to help us inform our next steps.

Please take a few moments out of your day and complete our survey.

Serve Indiana, formerly the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI), is the State Service Commission for Indiana. Our mission is to advance service and volunteerism by informing, connecting and promoting opportunities and resources that enrich the lives of Hoosiers.

For follow up information, you can review the State Service Plan here.

If you have any questions throughout the survey or this process, please contact our Assistant Director, Elspeth O’Neil at or 317-233-0901.

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