your visit



to the next level.

Between daily activities, evening programs, and weekend events, there's always so much happening at Conner Prairie. We rely on the help of dedicated and passionate volunteers to ensure our guests have fun and our grounds stay beautiful. We are looking for volunteers who are eager to be in the middle of the action at a place where history, science, nature, and art come to life. Does this sound like you?

Browse the seven opportunities below and find out how you can get involved. And view the newsletters below for a look at volunteering at Conner Prairie.


Special Events & Programs 

Lend a hand with a variety of tasks at special events and programs like Headless Horseman, Civil War Days, Follow the North Star, Symphony on the Prairie and more.

Conner Prairie Store

Assist guests making purchase selections, operate the cash register, organize displays and stock merchandise in the busy Conner Prairie store.

Group Greeters

Welcome tour leaders and groups when they arrive at Conner Prairie, provide directional assistance, answer basic questions and escort them to begin their tours. Volunteer opportunity: April through October.

School Tours

Greet and check-in school tours; provide maps and other information to teachers and group leaders. Volunteer opportunity: April through June; September through November.

Historic Trades

Assist woodworkers with behind-the-scenes restorations and reproductions. Previous woodworking experience necessary.


Assist staff with planting, harvesting and maintaining gardens in the historic areas. Opportunities are also available to discuss and explain the historic gardens to guests. Volunteer opportunity: March through November.

Textiles/Sewing Guild

Help create and mend reproduction clothing & home furnishings worn and used on the historic grounds. Sewing, weaving or knitting skills are necessary.


Become a Volunteer today.

For more information, contact Jody Thomas at (317) 776.6000 ext. 264. Training is provided for incoming volunteers. All positions are unpaid.

View the Volunteer Handbook.

Get the newsnews about volunteering.

Newsletter - October 2016

Newsletter - September 2016

Newsletter - August 2016

Newsletter - July 2016

Newsletter - June 2016

Newsletter - May 2016

Newsletter - April 2016

Newsletter - March 2016

Newsletter - February 2016

Newsletter - Winter 2015/2016

Newsletter - November 2015

Newsletter - October 2015