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.
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.
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.
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)
Help create and mend reproduction clothing & home furnishings worn and used on the historic grounds. Sewing, weaving or knitting skills are necessary.
Help with membership sales and renewals mainly during special events. Explain the benefits and costs of new membership and assist current members renewing.
Become a Volunteer today.
For more information, contact Jody Thomas at (317) 776.6000 ext. 264. Training is provided for incoming volunteers.
View the Volunteer Handbook.
Get the newsnews about volunteering.
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