Simple acts of kindness go a long way


Simple acts of kindness go a long way

Your time is a valuable gift to share that makes a big impact for seniors and people with disabilities.

They love to see your smiling face or hear your friendly voice on the phone.

Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals or groups, long-term or just for one special project like our annual Safe at Home community volunteer day.

The CICOA Volunteer Program will connect you with people and programs that will utilize your skills and talents to make a difference to others in our community. If you’re handy with a power tool or a paintbrush, you want to visit with a senior, or you can help with office tasks, we have a volunteer opportunity for you.

The activities listed below are some of our current volunteer opportunities. The list, however, is not comprehensive. Periodically other needs arise, or volunteers offer new services that benefit CICOA and our clients. If you have any questions, please call or email CICOA’s Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@cicoa.org or 317-803-6003.

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Current Volunteer Opportunity

While we look out for the safety of the seniors and families we serve, we are currently only offering a telephone volunteer opportunity. Friendly phone calls are a great way to volunteer with seniors and make a positive difference!

Volunteers Needed to Call Seniors

Senior Buddies

Call a senior on a regular basis (daily, once or twice a week) to check in with them and have a brief conversation.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

While we are not currently offering face-to-face opportunities to volunteer with seniors due to COVID-19, these are some examples of volunteer opportunities that we have offered and hope to offer again when it is safe to do so.

friendly visitor with man in wheelchair

Friendly Visitor

Visit a senior once a week for an hour or more, offering support, conversation and companionship. Additionally, Faith Friendly Visitors meet with clients who have requested a special time of prayer and fellowship.

handyman building railing for steps


Provide skilled and unskilled help to clients who have home maintenance needs or other simple projects, such as hanging pictures or curtains or installing grab bars. Great for individuals or groups.

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Yard Work & Snow Removal

Help a senior by doing general yard work, raking leaves, shoveling snow or other periodic, seasonal projects. Also great for individuals or groups.

Lilly Day of Service Project

Group Projects

Looking for a meaningful team building experience? We can accommodate companies, schools, clubs, faith communities and other groups who seek to give back to the community while working together.

office assistant volunteer

Office Assistant

Perform administrative tasks such as filing, making telephone calls, entering data, or performing other office tasks at our office during regular business hours.

Dementia Friends Indiana Volunteers

Dementia Friends Indiana

Dementia Friends Champions provide Become A Friend sessions throughout their county. We provide the training and materials to help you be successful and welcome new Dementia Friends in your community.

Office Team Building Volunteer Project

Safe at Home Event

CICOA has an annual day of service called Safe at Home each September that provides home modifications for seniors to help make their homes safe and accessible for daily living. Projects include installing grab bars, handrails and banisters, and outdoor yard clean-up. Groups are welcome.

volunteer Kim Borges holding a pumpkin pie

Holiday Assistance

Almost 700 older adults and people with disabilities receive some extra holiday assistance each year thanks to generous volunteers, donors and partners. CICOA's Very Merry Days program provides donations of food, gift cards, and gifts to clients in greatest need.

“Other people’s needs are always more important and greater than mine. Their smiles are priceless.”

Lamar Ziegler was named the 2019 Senior Volunteer of the Year