Indy Hunger Network relies on volunteers who bring their expertise to our efforts—we couldn’t accomplish all that we have without them. If you are interested in volunteering would be willing to take on a long-term or short-term role, we would love to talk to you. By volunteering you can help further our mission of ensuring that individuals and families have access to the food they need.

Our programs that recruit volunteers are listed below, but if you have any other experience to offer, please contact us.


Community Compass is a multi-platform tool that helps Hoosiers find food assistance such as food pantries and hot meal sites near them. Available as an app for smartphones, a website, and a texting/voice chatbot, this tool has helped tens of thousands of Hoosiers locate free food to supplement their needs.

Help is continuously needed to ensure that Indy Hunger Network is providing the most up-to-date information on Community Compass. This volunteer work can be done remotely and on a flexible schedule. A training is provided to volunteers in order to acquaint them with the process of reaching out to pantries and meal sites to verify information. 



As part of the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters program teaches participants to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals.

Cooking Matters provides professional-level curricula and instructional materials, training, evaluation, and national leadership support, while local program partners provide hands-on, grassroots-level resources, program customization, and relationships that are best addressed on the local level.

Cooking Matters and thousands of volunteer instructors have helped more than 172,000 low-income families in communities across the country learn how to eat better for less. Volunteers are always needed to help staff Cooking Matters classes.