Why Volunteer with Indiana Landmarks?
As a volunteer with Indiana Landmarks, you will have the opportunity to:
- Learn more about history and preservation in your community.
- Build customer service and public speaking skills.
- Participate in outings and continuing education events.
- Enjoy complimentary Indiana Landmarks Membership (after completion of 30 hours).
- Receive recognition at an annual Volunteer Appreciation Night.
Become a Volunteer
To volunteer with Indiana Landmarks, please complete the application form below. Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into the Volunteer Program. Applicants may be asked to complete an interview and background check.
Opportunities, training, and benefits vary by location. Keep reading for details about the Volunteer Program in your area.
Volunteer in Indianapolis
In Indianapolis, Special Events Volunteers welcome visitors, give directions, and answer questions. Docent Volunteers lead tours sharing how landmarks help create a vibrant, livable city. Behind-the-Scenes Volunteers assist with administrative projects, staff the reception desk, garden at the Morris-Butler House, and much more.
What We Look for in a Volunteer
You do not need any special knowledge or experience to become a volunteer. We look for individuals who are reliable, flexible, and comfortable talking with others.
All Indianapolis volunteers attend a one-day Volunteer Orientation. This occurs annually in February. To become docents, volunteers must participate in the Docent Training Program, which includes multiple sessions in March and April.
Applications & Time Commitments
We accept applications on a rolling basis. To be included in the February Volunteer Orientation applications must be submitted by January 15, 2021.
Time commitments are flexible, and you can choose opportunities that fit your schedule. We will work with you to create a volunteer experience that fits your needs and interests.
For questions or more information, contact Kasey Zronek, Director of Volunteers, at 317-639-4535 or 800-450-4534 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer at French Lick and West Baden Springs
Volunteering at French Lick and West Baden Springs offers the rewarding experience of showing and telling an eager public about the amazing landmark hotels and their restoration.
Volunteers have the opportunity to assist in every facet of day-to-day operations:
- Conducting tours of the hotels and grounds
- Selling tour tickets and merchandise related to the grand hotel period at our Landmarks Emporium in each hotel
You’ll receive training and experience and skills you can use, and you’ll meet people from across the U.S. and the world. You’ll also enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you’re making a difference by promoting historic preservation and enriching the experience of visitors to French Lick and West Baden Springs, landmarks that deserve celebration and wider renown.
We accept volunteers at any time, and conduct a training program each spring. Contact Sandi Woodward, Program Coordinator, 812-936-5870 or email@example.com.
Volunteer at Regional Offices and Historic Sites
Our historic sites in Aurora and Cambridge City welcome volunteer help with variety of tasks, from leading tours, setting up for events, and facilitating rentals to planting flowers, pulling weeds, and polishing silver. Contact our staff at Veraestau and Huddleston Farmhouse for details about volunteer opportunities at each site.
Many of our regional offices engage volunteers to help with office work and grounds maintenance, as well. If you’d like to learn how you can help, contact the regional office nearest you.