Local Community Volunteer Service


Better World Books of Mishawaka is an organization that collects and sells books to benefit literary initiatives around the world. They are looking for volunteers to help with their "Trunk or Treat Extravaganza" on Saturday, October 22nd from 12-6pm. Volunteers could come for any part of the day and would help with set up and clean up, face painting, organizing a haunted scavenger hunt, etc. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please contact Barbara Coyle at 574-855-5240 or at bcoyle@betterworldbooks.com

The LaSalle library branch on the Westside of South Bend needs volunteers to help with the K-4 grade school students who spend time at the library daily. Volunteers will work with the children, help them find books and provide general guidance. Volunteers can go any day of the week from 12:30-4pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Michael Moriconi, the Branch Manager, at m.moriconi@sjcpl.org, 574-282-4634 or at 574-282-4633. 

The Greater Holy Temple Church is in need of volunteer tutors for an after-school tutoring program that it offers for kids in the South Bend Community grades 1st-12th. The program is run from 5:30-8:00pm on Tuesdays and 3:30-5:30pm on Thursdays, and is held at their church, which is located only 5 minutes from campus. The program helps students with Reading, Math, Science, English, and Spanish. If you are interested in tutoring, please contact Starla Ross at (574) 631-0953 or at Starla.Ross.72@nd.edu.  

The Urban Gardens Farmer's Market of South Bend's west side is looking for volunteers to help with their market on Saturday mornings from 9 -11 am. They would need help with set-up, clean-up, and with various small projects, such as the design of a new sign for the market. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Karen Haun at 574-247-0170. 

Stage for Change is a local nonprofit that utilizes storytelling and the arts as strategies to build inclusive, diverse communities on college campuses. They run workshops on those subjects in the local community. They are looking for a junior or senior undergraduate, a graduate student, or another post-graduate Notre Dame community member to join their team this school year. If you are interested in this volunteer position, please stage4change@gmail.com.



A Mishawaka resident is looking for volunteer drivers to help her get to the grocery store and run a few errands 1-2 times per month. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Robin at rob4447@gmail.com

The Center for Social Concerns runs an informal tutoring program every semester. We are looking for students who are willing to volunteer 1-2 hours of their time per week to work with a student from the South Bend community. Tutoring always occurs in the Hesburgh Library, and the tutor would determine their own schedule. If you are interested, please email cscvols@nd.edu.

A Mishawaka resident is seeking a non-smoking student to provide transportation and assistance with grocery shopping 1-2 times per month. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Tammy Norway at 574-255-2334.

A South Bend resident is looking for a female student to be an assistant leader of a Girl Scout troop of 4th grade girls. No prior experience with Girl Scouts is necessary. She would need help every other Thursday from 3:15 - 4:30 pm, and the meetings would be held at a local grade school. If you can volunteer, please contact Nancy McAdams at 574-273-2555 or at nocmc@comcast.net.