Volunteers are always needed in Westminster’s Family & Adult Services Center, 2325 E. New York St. We offer a food pantry, soup kitchen, clothing closet, adult education and Christmas Baskets program, in addition to partnerships with Gennesaret Free Clinics for basic health care and Families First for counseling.
The following volunteer opportunities are available:
- Food Pantry: Help distribute food and hygiene products to WNS clients by helping with the intake process, guiding clients through the pantry or working a check-out station.
- Soup Kitchen: Help serve breakfast and lunch to our clients.
- Food Delivery Assistant: Help to stock our shelves with food, toiletries and clothing from food banks, businesses, organizations and individuals.
- K-8 Mentor: Help empower a child by mentoring in our afterschool program and providing a positive role model for them.
About Westminster Neighborhood Services, Inc.
More than 30 years ago, three local churches with different denominations came together to provide youth in the area with summer activities. Because of the great need, Westminster Neighborhood Ministries (WNM) continued its outreach by serving children in the community with summer youth programming, which then also evolved into an afterschool program.
Serving youth in the community, WNM became more aware of the variety of other needs the families of these youth were facing. To address those needs, WNM added a food pantry, soup kitchen, clothing closet and more recently joined with Gennesaret Free Clinic to provide health services. In 2009, Westminster expanded its programming to include preschool for children ages 3 and 4.
Recognizing the growing need within its service area, WNM transitioned into Westminster Neighborhood Services, Inc., a new nonprofit that constructed a family and adult services center at the corner of New York Street and Keystone Avenue. It officially opened in February 2015.
Westminster is on Indianapolis’ growing Near Eastside, where many families struggle with poverty, stress, illiteracy, hunger and joblessness.
Westminster’s goal is to continue to expand its programming and community partnerships to provide an even more comprehensive continuum of services that meet the needs of the at-risk families living within Westminster’s service area.