Volunteer for the Holidays

We love to celebrate holidays with our clients. Here are some ways your group can volunteer to help homeless veterans, families and individuals affected by the opioid epidemic, and individuals transitioning out of prison or jail feel appreciated by their community.


Here are ways to help for holidays:


  • Support Homeless Veterans
    • Decorate and donate a tree for the facility
    • Throw a holiday party for our Veterans
    • Buy groceries to provide a Holiday meal for a Veteran family
    • Donate any of the following items, or better yet, make kits containing multiple items for our Veterans!
      • Auto Care gift cards (ex. Jiffy Lube)
      • Winter clothes (coats, hats, gloves)
      • Hygiene items (shampoo, soap, deodorant, body spray)
      • Non-perishable food (canned/boxed meals or food items)
      • Cleaning supplies for Veterans in new housing
  • Support Families Affected by Addiction
    • Decorate and donate a tree for the facility
    • Bring a Holiday crafting activity to do with our clients
    • Donate any of the following items:
      • Journals
      • Daily Planners
      • Crochet Supplies
      • Laundry Baskets
      • Feminine Hygiene Products
      • Women's underclothing (panties and bras size M-XL, socks)

Fort Wayne

  • Support Homeless Veterans
    • Bring and serve a meal to our Veterans
    • Donate any of the following items, or better yet, make kits containing multiple items for our Veterans!
      • Clothing
        • Coats, gloves, hats
        • Men’s pants (sweats welcome) size M - 4X
        • Scrubs (M-4X)
        • Shower shoes size M-XL
        • Women’s underclothing (panties size M-XXL, bras size M-XXL, socks)
      • Toys for Veterans' children
      • Reading glasses
      • Feminine Hygiene products
      • Personal Hygiene items (towels, wash cloths, body wash, shampoo, shave cream)
      • Non-perishable food items (Canned goods, boxed/bagged meals or snacks)
      • Laundry bags
      • Gift cards
      • Bus passes

Terre Haute

  • Support Seniors
    • Donate any of the following:
    • “Depends” size large
    • Winter clothes (Women’s size 2X, Men’s size L and XL), hats, gloves, scarfs, socks
    • Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
    • Personal hygiene items (body wash, deodorant, body spray, toothpaste, lotion)
    • Paper towels, Toilet Paper, Kleenex
    • Household supplies (dish soap, trash bags, aluminum foil, plastic wrap)


  • Support Seniors
    • Buy groceries for a Holiday meal for a Senior

Other Holiday Parties

Have another holiday you'd like to celebrate with our clients? Contact Kirsten to share your idea: kibush@voain.org; (317) 686-5807.

To get started, fill out this volunteer interest form, and our Community Engagement Coordinator will be in touch soon!

Contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Kirsten Bush, with other questions or ideas
Phone: 317.686.5807