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Youth Volunteer Program

Connect with new friends, and build a foundation for your future.

Youth VolunteerLearning is the primary focus of Conner Prairie’s youth volunteer program. We aim to give talented young people the opportunity to grow through Conner Prairie's enriching environment. If you're passionate about Conner Prairie, love speaking to people and enjoy the rewards of old-fashioned sweat and effort, this program may be for you!

Youth volunteer opportunities are open for students between the ages of 10-18 (including all current high school students) and include:

  • Playing historical games and leading hands-on activities in modern-day uniform or costume
  • Portraying a fictional character from the year 1816, 1836, or 1863
  • Working behind the scenes
  • Assisting in special events
  • Helping care for our heritage animal breeds

 

Fun Facts:

  • 100 youth in program
  • Average age of youth: 13.9
  • Youngest Youth: 10
  • Oldest Youth: 18
  • Minimum Hours donated per year: 120
  • Most Hours ever donated by a youth in a single year: 1066
  • About ⅓ of the youth are homeschooled
  • Over ¼ of the youth participate on our Youth Spinning Team
  • Shortest commute to Conner Prairie: ¼ mile (across the street)
  • Longest commute to Conner Prairie: 7,106 miles (Bahrain)
  • Favorite program as voted on by the youth: Headless Horseman
 


Find out more about this program as seen in this video created by Youth Volunteer Intern Jasmine O’Hea.
 


 


OUR YOUTH VOLUNTEER TEAM

Application and Information Forms

Become a Youth Volunteer! Learn about history in a hands-on environment, care for animals, portray characters from the 19th century, and make new friends!

2017 Application Form.

2017 Information Form.


 

Sarah Morin

Youth Experience Manager

morin@connerprairie.org // (317) 776-6000, ext 259