Volunteer at Fairbanks

COVID19 Update, March 8, 2021:

After temporarily suspending our volunteer program due to COVID, we now have 120 of our 180 volunteers re-engaged and look forward to opening up all spots in the near future.  Please contact our Alumni Relations Officer Kathleen Gill for more information at kgill@fairbankscd.org or 317.957.9749

Volunteers are vital to the work of Fairbanks. Our volunteers donate their time and talent to Fairbanks in a variety of ways, but most importantly they offer hope to our patients and their families.

Who Can Volunteer?
Any individual who supports the vision and mission of Fairbanks. Do you have a few extra hours each month to volunteer? Do you have a willingness to share your experience, strength and hope? If you are in recovery, do you actively participate in a 12-step program? Then we can use your help. We request that people in recovery have a minimum of 90 days of sobriety. If you are a community supporter of Fairbanks, we request a minimum commitment of one year to be eligible to volunteer. If you are a student seeking internship opportunities, please visit our careers page.

What are the Volunteer Opportunities?
Below are some of our volunteer needs, but we welcome your suggestions if you have other talents you wish to explore as a way to volunteer.

  • *Fresh Start Café Barista: Deliver friendly customer service while serving as the barista and cashier.
  • *Gift Shop Coordinator: Provide assistance to patients and families looking for materials to expand their knowledge of addiction and recovery.
  • **Peer Facilitator: Share your experience, strength and hope with patients.
  • *Patient Escort: Escort patients to doctors’ appointments within the hospital.
  • *Gymnasium Facilitator: Assist recreational therapists during open gym hours.
  • *Fairbanks Ambassador: Assist with trade shows and other community events.*90 days of sobriety required if applicable
    **6 months of sobriety required

Where do I start?
If you are interested in volunteering at Fairbanks, please complete our online application form.