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We love our volunteers! And we have many volunteer opportunities for you or your group to choose from. Please read below to find your best fit. Then call our office at 574-289-9779 and ask to speak with Lori, our volunteer coordinator.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Day Services


8 am - 4 pm

Building relationships is key to volunteering for our Day Services program. If you are a social person and like to play board games, sing karaoke, or just want to hang out and talk, our Day Services offers the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Help support Corvilla's staff Monday through Friday, between  8a.m - 4 p.m. This position requires reliable transportation.

Locations to choose from:

  • South Bend

  • Bremen

  • Granger

Studiofive9 - Art Program


9 am - 2:30 pm

Led by Art Coordinator Torie Kelley, Studiofive9 is an extension of our Day Services that offers quality fine art, woodworking, sewing, and may other forms of art. If you have a love for art or a specific artistic skill, this is a great place to work alongside individuals with disabilities. You will help create beautiful art pieces that our clients can sell online or at our local shop. Opportunities are available Monday through Friday,  between the hours of 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. This position requires reliable transportation. 

Residential Group Home

Weekends and Evenings

Corvilla has 4 group homes in the South bend area, each one unique. This volunteer position is all about building relationships. You will have the opportunity to socialize with the residents. This may include playing games, watching a movie, assisting with mealtime, or participating in other recreational activities. Available times are evenings and weekends. 

Descriptions are as follows:

  • Bulla Road - This house is within walking distance from Notre Dame Campus. Home of eight female residents.

  • Fellows Street - The residents at Fellows are both men and women with higher needs.

  • Roelke Drive - A home of five women and a resident cat, Roelke is our most active and independent home.

  • Myrtle Avenue - This house is a home to seven residents who enjoy movies and socializing and time with their pet rabbit.

Employment Services - PreETS


8 am - 4 pm 

Housed at our Granger location, Employment Services covers St. Joesph, Elkhart, and Marshal Counties serving teens and adults with employment training, support, and transition programs. Volunteer needs will vary within this department.

Office Work


8 am - 4 pm 

This position is a great fit for you if you are social, enjoy answering phones, greeting guests, and don’t mind a little light cleaning. Volunteer hours will be held at our corporate office in South Bend Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. This position requires reliable transportation.

Building and Grounds


8 am - 4 pm 

Help our maintenance team with outdoor grounds and building maintenance, yard work, and light home upkeep. If you have reliable transportation, this could include volunteer hours at our corporate office, one of our other three homes or day program locations. This position may include less interaction with residents. However, you will have an opportunity to get to know some when working at any of the homes. Opportunities available Monday through Friday,  between the hours of 8 a.m and 4 p.m.

South Bend Location Garden


8 am - 4 pm 

April to October, every Wednesday afternoon starting at Noon, Corvilla welcomes our local Purdue Master Gardeners who work alongside our day program clients while tending our garden. If you have a green thumb and reliable transportation, this may be the volunteer interest for you. From planting in the Spring to harvest in the Fall, there is plenty to do!

Football Parking

In the Fall During Notre Dame Football Season

Every Fall Corvilla runs a parking fundraiser near Notre Dame campus at our Bulla House location. This is our largest fundraiser of the year. We are always looking for volunteers to help with parking. We run it in shifts so that it is easy to commit to a couple of hours and even catch the game. Individuals, as well as groups, are welcome to apply.

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