Adult Volunteers

Take your passion 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 these examples of opportunities and see how you can get involved.

All of these positions and more are available to Conner Prairie volunteers. And view the newsletters below for a more in depth view of volunteering at Conner Prairie.

Special Events & Programs 

Lend a hand with a variety of tasks and activities at special events and programs like Headless Horseman, Curiosity Fair, Follow the North Star, Festival of Machines, Symphony on the Prairie and more.

Conner Prairie Store

Assist guests making purchase selections, operate the computerized cash register, organize displays and stock merchandise in the busy Conner Prairie store. Shifts are flexible and available weekdays and weekends.

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 field trip groups as buses arrive; provide maps and other information to teachers and group leaders; facilitate additional activities. Volunteer opportunity: April through June; September through November.

Treetop Outpost

Help greet and orient visitors to this exciting outdoor experience, or assist with craft and activity areas.


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

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.

Membership Sales

Help with membership sales and renewals mainly during special events. Explain the benefits and costs of new membership and assist current members renewing.

Contact Information

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



Get the newsnews about volunteering.


Newsletter - June

Newsletter - May

Newsletter - April

Newsletter - March

Newsletter - February


Newsletter - December 2017/January 2018

Newsletter - November 2017

Newsletter - October 2017

Newsletter - September 2017

Newsletter - August 2017

Newsletter - July 2017

Newsletter - June 2017

Newsletter - May 2017

Newsletter - April 2017

Newsletter - March 2017

Newsletter - February 2017

Newsletter - December 2016-January 2017