Natural Helper Volunteers

Join our volunteer program and help support Indy's immigrant and refugee communities.

Are you passionate about helping others and working with diverse communities?

Are you passionate about helping others and working with diverse communities?

Then our Natural Helper volunteer program might be for you. Our lead volunteers, called Natural Helpers, provide direct help to immigrants and refugees transitioning to life in Indianapolis. Many of our Natural Helpers are immigrants themselves who understand the challenges of moving to a new place, learning a new language, finding employment, and establishing a new home in a foreign country.

Click here to contact our Program Coordinator

For job opportunities or internships with the IWC please visit our Careers page.

Here's What Our Volunteers have to say

"About 17 years ago I got on a plane from Colombia and moved to Indianapolis. Before learning English, graduating from college, and landing a job at the Marion County Health Department I worked at a warehouse where I met many other Latino immigrants. They told me their stories, their journey, and what they went through, and the struggle to get to the United States. I didn’t have to go through that to get here and I realized how blessed I was, That's when I decided I needed to give back and help my community."

"I'm most excited to connect with new people and help local immigrants."

"I'm excited to be able to assist the immigrant community and help them grow by connecting them to resources."

Belkis Ramirez
Belkis Ramirez
Natural Helper volunteer, Colombia
Hande Karahan
Hande Karahan
Natural Helper Volunteer, Turkey
Melanie Diaz
Melanie Diaz
Natural Helper Volunteer, Mexico