St. Vincent House

The St. Vincent House strives to create a home-away-from-home for Ascension St. Vincent patient families from around the state of Indiana and beyond. Many of our patients come from long distances for treatment and stay for extended periods of time, including newborns in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to transplant, trauma and cancer patients. The St. Vincent House provides a place to stay and amenities that are meaningful and needed during serious and sometimes life-altering healthcare events. 

Volunteers may become engaged at the St. Vincent House by signing up for regular shifts or special projects such as planting flowers, raking leaves, and organizing craft, meal and social activities for families.

Ways to Volunteer for the St. Vincent House

Gracious Greeter 

  • Shifts available: 9am - 12pm, 12pm - 3pm, 3pm - 6pm, 6pm - 9pm
  • Greet and register families
  • Must be at least 18 years old for this position, availabilty every other week would be ideal
  • All regular shift volunteers will be asked to fill out a Volunteer Application, pass a background check and complete training.

Helping Hands 

  • Ideal for larger groups, students needing service hours
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Cleaning the kitchens, courtyards and communal areas
  • Assisting with craft or activity nights
  • All one-time volunteers will be asked to sign an indemnity waiver

Magnificent Meal Makers

  • Serve Breakfast (8:30 am to 9:30 am) or Dinner (6:30 pm - 7:30 pm) for the families
  • Select recipe, bring food supplies, prepare meal for 20 guests

Other Opportunities

  • Donate Wish List items (nonperishable and pantry items)
  • Create Welcome Bags for guests (purchase supplies and assemble)
  • Create Thinking of You Cards for the families

Please contact Connie Cripe, Director of the St. Vincent House, at, or fill out the form below, with any questions. 

Volunteer Information


If you would like to donate items to fulfill needs at the St. Vincent House and it's guests please visit our Wish List page.

If you would like to donate to the St. Vincent House please visit our Donation page.

Ascension St. Vincent Foundation | 8402 Harcourt Road Suite 210  
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Phone: (317) 338-2338 | Fax: (317) 338-2171