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Local Community Volunteer Needs


On-Campus Tutoring

Looking for a great and easy way to get involved? The CSC is looking for tutors for its on-campus tutoring program. Tutors are matched up with kids in the community and tutor for 1-2 hours each week in the Hesburgh Library. If you are interested and would like to be included on the tutor list, please email Miranda at and specify which subjects and age groups you would like to tutor.

Tutoring Opportunity

The Greater Holy Temple is looking for student volunteers to tutor a variety of subjects at their after school program. The program meets on Tuesdays evenings from 6-8 pm and works with students from the 1st to 12th grades. It is located just five minutes from campus and free meals are provided. Please contact Starla Ross at or 574.631.0953 or Barbra Lewis at 574.234.2351 for more information.

Mentoring Opportunity

Rise Up Academy in South Bend is an alternative high school and is looking for volunteer mentors to spend one to two hours per week with students who are struggling in school. These students often come from disadvantaged backgrounds, and spending just one to two hours per week with a mentor has the potential to help turn their lives around. Rise Up can be flexible to your schedule and will work with you to find times for you and your student to meet up that are convenient for you. Mentors will be paired with students based on interests and the best fit for the mentor and the student. For more information, please contact Anne Coglianese, guidance counselor at Rise Up. She can be reached at, or at 574.243.7306. 

Help with Grocery Shopping and Errands

An elderly resident is seeking occasional student help for grocery errands and shopping. She lives in Mishawaka, IN. She cannot drive but would greatly appreciate any help. She is flexible and able to work with your schedule. If you can help and have transportation, please contact Robin Becker at 574.256.9295 or email at

  • A local, elderly resident is seeking student help for grocery errands and doctor appointments. She cannot drive in the snow and would greatly appreciate any help. If you can help and have transportation, please contact Jane Hanshire at 574.257.2081.
  • A local resident is looking for a non-smoking student to help her with her grocery shopping and driving errands a few times a month. She is willing to help pay for gas. If you would be interested in helping, please contact Tammy Norwish at 574.255.2334.

Help Disabled Resident with Yard Work

A local, disabled resident is seeking help from students to help out with yard work. He lives a mile off of campus on Congress Street Avenue. His mobility is severely limited would greatly appreciate help from 2-3 students. If you can help, please contact Jim Lichkay at 574.234.7228.

Volunteer with Goodwill Industries of Michiana

Goodwill Industries of Michiana are looking for volunteers interested in helping adult students work on earning their High School Equivalency diplomas (formerly GEDs). The program takes place at Goodwill Career Center, 3420 Grape Road, Mishawaka, IN on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 pm. Coverage for any hours would help greatly. They will teach what you need to know to help the students be successful. This is extremely rewarding work, and your contribution to improving individual lives will benefit the students both personally and financially. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Nancy Coiro at 574-472-7331.

Questions, please email Miranda Madrid or call 574-631-7847.


Other Volunteer Opportunities



Updated  1/23/15



Notre Dame Student Group Volunteer Opportunities


3:00-5:00 PM

Robinson Community Learning Center


3:30-5:00 PM

Riley High School



3:30-4:30 PM

YMCA Michiana's Innovation Delta



3:00-5:00 PM

Robinson Community Learning Center



3:00-5:00 PM Tutoring at St. Adalberts

Meet at Library Circle
Contact: SAINTS, Katie Bond


Local community organizations and other volunteer opportunities.

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