theAcorns| Office of Volunteer Services (OVS)

Spartans are invited to help serve the local North Manchester Community and beyond. Please send an email to with the name of the event and if you need transportation.

Prior to heading out to an event, each Spartan is required to complete a risk waiver through 
Manchester Mobile App

Our office is located in Chinworth Center Suite 103. 

Blessings in a Backpack
Red Cross
Hands witting

Blessings in a Back Pack
630 bags

Red Cross Blood Drive
62 Units

Operation Gratitude 2019 
344 Cards


Community Dinner (Fellowship of Churches)

Manchester University has a long standing relationship with the Community Dinner. Join us in service twice a month at Zion Lutheran Church. It is open to all community members. 

Fall  Dates:

September 24, 2019 

October 8, 2019 

October 22, 2019

If you want to join us, you must email and sign up. Please include the date, your name, and if you need transportation to 

Community Dinner 2019

Center for History

Looking for an amazing student:  In the spring the North Manchester Center for History will a Smithsonian exhibit on display. The all volunteer staff is looking for a student to help load information on to an app that will be used for the road show. ( this would be about 10 hours, schedule is flexible)

Looking for dependable student: The center for history is looking for a "Docent" (person who acts as a guide, typically on a voluntary basis, in a museum, art gallery, or zoo.) to Help out on two Saturdays per month. Hours: 10-2pm (Student can work on homework during this time)

Center for Histroy

Animal Shelter

From cleaning, walking pets, brushing, and folding laundry, we are excited to head over to the local shelters to spend some much needed time with dogs and cats. 

Note: MU students switch between Wabash Shelter and Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County from trip to trip .

Fall Term Shelter Dates:

September 26, 2019
(Warsaw 12 slots) 

October 10, 2019
(Warsaw 12 Slots)

If you want to join us, you must email and sign up. Please include the date, your name and if you need transportation to 
Animal Shelter update
Honeywell Center (Wabash, Indiana )

October 4, 2019

Its the time of season for plays and musicals, the Honeywell Center is looking for some students to join the Usher team. Its a great way to see some amazing acts for this up coming season.

Mamma Mia
Çudamani: Dance and Music of Bali
Mutts Gone Nuts!
Amy Grant
The Texas Tenors
Josh Turner

More information about Honeywell:
Honey Well Usher

North Manchester Public Library (NMPL)

Thursday, October 17th from 5pm to 7pm

Volunteers are needed!!!! This event brings many children and families from the local community

Join us as we are throwing a classic Halloween party this year and everyone is invited! We'll have fun games, crafts, snacks, temporary tattoos, face painting, our annual costume contest, and for the first time ever, hay rides! Come join us for a spooky silly time!

Costume Contest

Wear your best spooky silly costume and enter our annual costume contest for a chance to win a fabulous trophy! All participants will register for the contest at the Halloween party. Winners will be announced the following week.

This years costume categories will be: 
BEST DUO (two trophies)
DIRECTOR'S CHOICE (can be a duo!)

Each Volunteers is welcome to dress up for the event. Please let us know soon by emailing
NMPL October Event

Thrift Shop (Fellowship of Churches) 

Did you know that we have an amazing resource in town? Nice clothing for great prices! They need help getting stock onto the floor, organization, and cleaning. 

September Term Shop Dates:

September 23, 2019 1:00-4:00pm
September 30, 2019 1:00-4:00pm

If you want to join us, you must email and sign up. Please include the date and event name to 

Thrift Store 2019
Food Pantry
(Fellowship of Churches)

Join local town volunteers to help meet the needs of our local community. It is a wonderful time to connect with community of North Manchester. Volunteer work includes filling orders, weighing food, cleaning, carrying. 

-Please wear closed-toe shoes
-Manchester University Shirt 

Desired number of Volunteers: 5

Please sign up with at 
Food Pantry 2019
October 27, 2019

15 Volunteers needed

Join the Office of Volunteer Services as we continue years of tradition, building the Haunted Police/EMS Station free for the community to attend. This year we have a theme of the "Doll House". For this date we are looking for folks to come with us to help black out the walls of the police station and bring the props from the shed. 

To sign up please email

Black Out the Police Station
Weed Wrangle

October 26, 2019

Location: Koinonia Nature Preserve  6147 South 640 East Princeton, Indiana 46562

Sign up: Andrea.Baker@in.nacdenet or call (574) 549-5377

Join us as well learn about invasive plants and how to control them.  Please wear long pants and close toe shoes.
Weed Wrangle Indiana slide - 10-26-19
October 28, 2019
Join the BUILD Crew, we will be working to build a Haunted Doll House this year at the "Haunted Police Station".  We welcome all levels of creativity.

Transportation Provided:
Meet at Chinworth Center outside of Suite 103
4:00pm-6:00pm (Shift One)
6:00pm-9:00pm (Shift two)

Email  to sign up!
Build the haunte dhouse
 October 28, 2019 

 MSO Board of Directors is looking for a few volunteers on Monday, October 28th "Family Fright Night" concert in Cordier.

6 Ushers for the concert to hand out programs 
2 students to run children's games 
2-5 students to pant faces 

 Our goal is to make a night of it with food trucks, games, and costumes!

|OVS Service Approval for Class Provided 

Interested?   Please email  

theAcorns OVS Family Fright Night
North Manchester Public Library

November 16th 9:30-12:30

Holiday Party!!! Join us in Volunteering for this years holiday party. We are in need of assistance as we start to celebrate Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays.

To Sign up please email

NMPL Hoilday Event