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Conner Prairie to Host Volunteer Fair February 22

2/6/2014
 Free Fair to Showcase Unique Volunteer Opportunities for Adults
 
FISHERS, Ind., (Feb. 6, 2014) – Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is seeking new adult volunteers for 2014. To showcase volunteer opportunities, the museum is holding a Volunteer Fair on Feb. 22.
 
Members of the community ages 18 and older are invited to attend this free fair, located on the second floor of the Welcome Center at Conner Prairie. The Volunteer Fair will offer participants an array of volunteer opportunities available at the museum. Staff members and current volunteers will be on-hand to discuss unique interests, answer questions and help those interested apply.
 
“We rely heavily on volunteers,” said Ellen M. Rosenthal, president and CEO. “We wouldn’t be able to pull off special events and programs without them. We love our volunteers and have some of the best around and always enjoy welcoming more.”
 
Whether you’re looking to get involved in the community, are interested in a certain area of Conner Prairie or need volunteer hours for college applications, Conner Prairie has opportunities to meet anyone’s interest or need.
 
Skills and Experience
No experience or skills are needed to volunteer at Conner Prairie, as all volunteers are trained; however, the museum is always seeking volunteers with specialized skills such as hand-sewing, tractor driving and tram driving (must be able to operate a stick shift and have a valid driver’s license). 
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Conner Prairie offers all sorts of fun and exciting volunteer positions, such as:
Grounds greeters, non-costumed guides to help visitors with information and questions
Group and school-tour greeters
Membership sales
Gardening
Tram drivers (must have a valid driver’s license)
Conner Prairie Store cashiers and retail workers (no experience needed)
Special events volunteers for Headless Horseman, Follow the North Star and more
Exhibit volunteers who interact with guests and help with programming in Create.Connect, Craft Corner,           Discovery Station
Volunteer costumed interpreters to work alongside costumed staff in historical areas
And more
 
Volunteering at Conner Prairie comes with perks. Volunteers can earn general admission tickets, tickets to Symphony on the Prairie events, a free one-year membership and more.
 
Join Conner Prairie for the Volunteer Fair held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 22 in the Welcome Center. The fair is free and does not require registration. Must be 18+ to attend.
 
For more information, call (317) 776-6006, visit connerprairie.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @ConnerPrairie.

Media Contact: Lynelle Mellady, Office: (317) 214-4732, Cell: (765) 977-3019, mellady@connerprairie.org
 
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Conner Prairie Interactive History Park inspires curiosity and fosters learning by immersing visitors in Indiana’s past. The state’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, Conner Prairie allows visitors to explore Indiana’s natural and cultural heritage by visiting communities and moments from the past and learning about events, discoveries and forces that shaped the American Midwest. Encouraging discovery about the environment, innovation and invention, bio-sciences, technology, the arts and culture, Conner Prairie inspires lifelong interests and prepares the next generation to be competitive in a global marketplace. Conner Prairie and its five outdoor experiences, indoor interactive exhibits and acres of natural exploration areas not only welcome more than 330,000 visitors annually – including more than 60,000 students – but also attract peers from across the nation seeking to learn from its innovations and success. Visit connerprairie.org or call 317.776.6006 or 800.966.1836 for admission dates, hours, ticket prices and opportunities to donate. Connect with Conner Prairie on Facebook at facebook.com/connerprairie, Flickr at flickr.com/people/connerprairie, YouTube at youtube.com/user/ConnerPrairie and Twitter at twitter.com/connerprairie.