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Aug 07

5 Ways to Make a Difference in Brownsburg

Posted on August 7, 2023 at 9:32 AM by Shelby Abner

Whether you are looking for ways to give back or to be involved within the community, Brownsburg offers many opportunities for community service. Volunteering locally provides substantial benefits, including a chance for physical activity, social activity, and even a sense of purpose. Brownsburg residents can help make a difference by enhancing the community's quality of life, strengthening connections, and advancing areas in need. 

But you might be wondering where to start. Check out some ways to sign up to make a difference in Brownsburg below!

Town of Brownsburg Parks

The Town of Brownsburg Parks offers volunteer opportunities through various programs throughout the year. Whether assisting with playground renovations, pulling weeds, or helping manage special town events, residents can improve the community through service. 

The Brownsburg Farmer's Market takes place every Thursday in the summer through August 31 from 4 –7 p.m. This event is located at Town Hall Green and cannot be put on without the help of several local volunteers. 

Visitors can find local growers, producers, and artisans that help provide access to affordable, healthy, fresh food and handcrafted goods. Nearly 500 people visit the market weekly, making it one of Brownsburg's largest summer events! Volunteers are vital to the market's success by assisting vendors, hosting games, and providing set up and tear down. 

Sign up to volunteer with the Town of Brownsburg Parks Department online

Join a Board or Commission 

Another way residents can continue to make a difference within the Town of Brownsburg is by joining a Board or Commission. Members are asked to help make decisions regarding the town's operations, which can provide valuable insight into areas of need. By having a voice in the Town of Brownsburg's future, you can join a group of passionate individuals committed to the town similarly. 

Currently, the Town of Brownsburg offers eight different Boards and Commissions, including the Advisory Plan Commission, Board of Police Commissioners, Board of Zoning Appeals, Economic Development Commission, Fire Territory Executive Board, Impact Fee Review Board, Redevelopment Authority, and Redevelopment Commission. 

If you are interested in becoming a member of a board of a commission, apply online.

Senior Care 

Brownsburg Meadows is a local senior living center providing housing and healthcare solutions to accommodate diverse lifestyles and healthcare needs. Volunteering at a senior community can be very rewarding to both the volunteer and the facility's residents. By giving your time, talents, and skills, you can help make a difference in the lives of others and the community of Brownsburg. 

As a volunteer, you could be the much-needed friend or companion to a resident living at Brownsburg Meadows, making this both a meaningful and fulfilling volunteer experience. 

Brownsburg Meadows places its volunteers in specific areas of interest, whether assisting in leading a club, sharing your passions through an exercise class, playing games, or even reading or singing to residents who enjoy these activities. Volunteers must undergo a background check process and be approved by the American Senior Communities. Sign up to volunteer.

Brownsburg Older Adult Alliance (BOAA) is a local non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults and their families. BOAA holds an annual Holiday Drive, providing hygiene and warm items for winter and also multiple weekly activities like euchre tournaments, chair fitness, board game days, and more. Volunteers help run every aspect of this non-profit organization and continue to enhance the lives of seniors in the community. If interested in getting involved with the organization, sign up online.

Civic Organizations 

The Brownsburg Lion's Club is a service club that devotes time to improving the Brownsburg community. The organization serves the Brownsburg community through various activities, including assisting in the 4th of July Extravaganza, Holiday Bazaar, eyeglasses and hearing aid collection, recycling, scholarships, and more. The Brownsburg Lion's Club meets at Bundy Lodge on the second Wednesday of each month. If you are interested in becoming a member, message the club today about being a Lion.

The Brownsburg Kiwanis Club is another service club that focuses time on improving the Brownsburg community. Kiwanis is an organization that supports one child at a time worldwide, but here in Brownsburg, Kiwanis supports the Key Club at Brownsburg High School and Builder's Club at Brownsburg Middle School. The Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays at 7 a.m. If you are interested in becoming a member, message the club today

The Brownsburg Rotary is another civic organization works to make a difference throughout the community. The Rotary Club meets Thursdays at noon and works to make small differences throughout the community. If you are interested in becoming a member, message the Rotary today

Brownsburg Food Drives and Pantries

Brownsburg has numerous food drives and donation options annually. The Brownsburg Messiah Lutheran and Cornerstone Christian Church are registered as part of the Hendricks' County Food Pantry Coalition, providing a reliable food option to those in need. Both food pantries are open to Hendricks County residents and hope to meet the basic needs of those facing hunger. Since these locations are available year-round, the pantries seek active volunteers and donations to help stock shelves and ensure that shopping runs smoothly. Whether you want to volunteer or donate items, the Messiah Lutheran and Cornerstone Christian Church Food Pantries could use your help. 

Sign up as a volunteer and see a list of items you can donate on the Messiah Lutheran Food Pantry and Cornerstone Christian Church Food Pantry websites. 

Brownsburg Blessing Boxes are another option for food donations across the community. Located in several locations across town, the Blessing Boxes are a reliable option for those who do not wish to go to a food pantry but can easily gain the help they need. Boxed and canned food items are regularly placed into these grab-and-go boxes, making a huge difference in our community. The Brownsburg Blessing Boxes are always in need of donations. For more information on how to donate and a list of pantries visit the organization's Facebook page

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