Love Chapel

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Love Chapel is volunteer-driven.

Our community in Columbus, Indiana and beyond is filled with diverse needs, and that means that it takes a wide range of volunteers to meet those needs. Whether you want to volunteer once or on a regular basis, it makes a huge difference in the lives of our neighbors.

In fact, through their time and generosity, volunteers at Love Chapel provide an average financial impact of over $80,000 every month.

Who can become a volunteer?

We welcome volunteers from all walks of life. Whether you’re in school, employed, retired, religious or non-religious, we would love to have you join us. Love Chapel is a perfect outlet if you need service hours for school, work, or court-ordered community service, and regardless of your goals, we can help you achieve them through a hands-on, high-impact service environment.
  • Guardian consent (if under 18)
  • Background check (if over 18)
  • Social Security (for background check)
  • State ID (for background check)

How to get involved

Find an opportunity that interests you.

Browse our list of opportunities below and find one that sounds like a good fit.

If you have any questions, contact George or Kathy.

Complete our intake form.

You can apply to volunteer by completing the appropriate intake form depending on your age. (This form if you're over 18, or this form if you're under 18)

You’ll need basic personal info and a state ID. For some roles, you’ll complete a background check, which will require additional information.

Start showing up.

Once you’ve finished the form and the background check, we’ll reach out so you can get started.

It’s that simple.

Volunteer Opportunities

Be altogether for good with us. Sign-up to volunteer.


Does Love Chapel close on public holidays?

Yes, Love Chapel will be closed on the following holidays in 2024:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Weekend (Friday–Saturday)
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday–Saturday)
  • Christmas (December 24–26)
  • New Year’s Eve (December 31)

Does Love Chapel close for bad weather?

With the exception of outdoor outreach pantries, Love Chapel services continue outside of extreme weather. If we need to close, you will be notified.

What if I cannot make it to my shift?

If you are sick, injured, or otherwise not in a position to come to your shift, please don't! Instead, let George or Kathy know as soon as possible.

Where should I park?

Some parking spots are reserved for clients. Click here for parking instructions.

Can I bring a friend to volunteer with me?

While we love when you encourage others to volunteer, anybody interested must first talk with George or Kathy to complete the necessary paperwork and get on the schedule.

Does Love Chapel have a dress code?

Wear closed-toe shoes and don't wear tops with low necklines or bare shoulders. Beyond that, use your best judgment for a service environment. Ongoing volunteers are provided with a T-shirt, but wearing it is entirely optional.

Who should I contact if I see inappropriate or unsafe behavior?

We strive to maintain a safe environment for everyone, so if you have concerns about harassment, discrimination, unnecessary risk, theft, illegal activity, or anything that doesn't align with Love Chapel's vision, report first to your shift manager or site supervisor, and, if necessary, escalate to our Executive Director, Kelly Daugherty.

Still have questions?
George Batcheldor
Volunteer Recruiter
(812) 372-9421 (ext. 108)

Kathy Thompson
Volunteer Scheduler
(812) 372-9421 (ext. 108)

311 Center St
Columbus, IN 47201

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