To commemorate SERVE Noblesville’s 10th anniversary of connecting compassionate neighbors through community service projects, organizers are seeking to recruit the most volunteers and projects yet this summer.
Patrick Propst, one of the co-founders and the executive director, said the nonprofit wants to mobilize 1,000 volunteers to work on 100 projects during 2021 SERVE Week, scheduled for June 23-26.
“What makes our organization unique is we don’t have kind of a niche,” Propst said. “Because of the community partners we’ve had and the community (support), we are willing to take on any project as long as we can find the right resources and right partners in the community to help to get it accomplished. In the past, we’ve done yard clean-ups, roof repairs, we do a community giveaway, we do meal packing, there’s not much left outside of the scope of projects we have done or will do.”
A Noblesville resident, Propst is the pastor of Faith Community Church in Noblesville. He said SERVE will work on projects throughout Hamilton County.
“We partner with nonprofits to get things done that are sometimes low on their list of priority,” Propst said. “We’re able to come alongside them and provide an army of volunteers to help get stuff accomplished.”
Ideas for 2021 projects are being accepted through April 15 online at servenoblesville.com, under the SERVE Week tab. Project leaders and groups also can sign up now. Volunteer registration for individuals is open during the Come Together Weekend campaign held during Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31.
SERVE Noblesville formed in 2012 and has engaged more than 5,000 volunteers to help with nearly 500 community projects. Starting in 2019, the organization kicked off the summer volunteer season with a community-wide Come Together campaign during Memorial Day Weekend
Propst said volunteers tackle needed tasks alongside a project leader who provides any necessary guidance.
Sponsorships start at $250. Sponsors can choose which project to support and are recognized on a yard sign at the project site. A title sponsorship for Serve Noblesville’s 10th anniversary is still available.
For more, visit servenoblesville.com.