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Hoosiers, we want to hear from you!
Complete the Serve Indiana Citizen Survey to help us chart the course for service and volunteerism, in Indiana, for the next three years. It should take roughly 10-15 minutes.
Serve Indiana’s State Service Plan
What will the data be used for? The Serve Indiana Citizen Survey will gather input from individual Hoosiers, to help Serve Indiana chart the course for service and volunteerism for the next three years. All state service commissions are required, by federal law, to develop a three-year, comprehensive national and community service plan. The State Service Plan serves as a vehicle for creating a broad vision for promoting national service and volunteering and for building a solid infrastructure of high-quality service programs and support services. Serve Indiana considers this plan a blueprint that wat will be used, in conjunction with partners, to meet the strategic objectives for volunteer service in Indiana over the next three years. The input received will also help shape national service funding decisions in Indiana.
Our goal is to have as many Hoosiers as possible complete the survey. We hope to collect responses, from all regions and each of the 92 counties in Indiana.
What would our communities look like without volunteers?
Volunteering is one of the most important resources communities have and an expression of civic responsibility and awareness. By freely offering their time, skills and energies, a volunteer can have a profound impact on their community and the community of others, in turn, positively impacting the lives of each individual in said communities. In addition, by serving others the volunteer themselves gain from the experience; knowledge, self-worth, and the pride of knowing he or she made positive change in the community. The act of volunteering can range widely, from serving in large-scale nonprofit organizations to small acts of kindness for a neighbor, but the end result remains the same: the improvement of the health and well-being of a community and its citizens. Due to this fact, volunteers are and will always be integral to maintaining a supportive, functional, and connected society.
Hoosiers are a dedicated and selfless people who have a long and proud tradition of helping their neighbors and those less fortunate than themselves. Across Indiana, committed volunteers in faith and community-based organizations bring unique skills, services, and resources to address many of the state’s unmet needs surrounding housing, hunger, and health. Indeed, there are many opportunities for Indiana’s robust civic sector to partner with government to deliver services more effectively than either can do alone.
Learn more about our role in the community and our history here.