DayspringFamilyThere are several opportunities available for single and group volunteers at the Dayspring Center Family Emergency Shelter anytime between 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.:

  • Front Desk Assistant
  • Serve Meals During Lunch or Dinner at the Shelter
  • Child Care at the shelter
  • Administrative Volunteer – Sort donations, organize storage areas, cleaning, general maintenance
  • Wish List Office Drives
  • Fundraising Support – courtesy calls, special event volunteers, mailings, etc.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this opportunity, email Michelle Jackson at

About Dayspring Center Family Emergency Shelter

19007534_Dayspring_tLogoHRDespite the common misconception that the vast majority are middle-aged single males, truth be known, nearly half of the homeless population in central Indiana are families with children.

Dayspring Center is committed to combating and preventing family homelessness in central Indiana.

We are one of the few emergency shelters that will accommodate homeless families with children of all ages. We believe in keeping the family intact so they may work together to overcome their homelessness.

Our goals are twofold: 1) meet the emergency needs of homeless families with daily nutritious meals, clothing and safe shelter and 2) empower them with the life skills and tools they need to become a healthy, productive and independent family.

Our four phases of programming provide a wide range of resources and supportive services to assist families at every critical point on their road to self-sufficiency.

While parents work towards their goals for a more stable, healthier way of life, children’s programming is designed to address the educational, emotional and physical setbacks children experience due to their family’s homelessness.

It is our goal at Dayspring to empower homeless families with the skills, resources and resolve to effect permanent change and achieve their goals for “healthy family”, independent living. On average, Dayspring Center will assist 150 families each year, including over 400 children.