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Volunteer with Indianapolis Cultural Trail
Volunteering with the Indianapolis Cultural Trail offers a wide variety of ways for individuals and groups to get involved with our world-class urban trail, green spaces, public art, and performance. Opportunities exist for volunteers of all interests and skill levels and new ways to join in are being created regularly.
Why volunteer with the Cultural Trail?
How does Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. maintain all 8 miles of the Trail, 25,000 square feet of stormwater planters, 5 acres of urban gardens, 50 Pacers Bikeshare Stations, 500 bikes, 12 pieces of our Public Art Collection and host amazing Live Events open to all?
We rely on the 1,000+ volunteers we host annually. Their time spent with us ensures the Cultural Trail is a beautifully maintained and vibrant community asset connecting people and places in downtown Indianapolis. Our volunteers are a vital part of the work that we do.
From Master Gardeners to novice plant parents to social butterflies to bikers who love riding the Trail –there is an opportunity for everyone to serve on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
Landscaping and Lagers
Join us weekly April – October from 5:00-7:00 pm and help us take care of the Trail’s landscape. We’ll bring the tools, provide a brief orientation, and of course, beverages! Feel free to bring questions about your own garden and plants. Volunteer once a summer or once a week!
Master Gardener Program
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is pleased to offer volunteer opportunities to individuals taking part in the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program. As an EMG volunteer, you will have the opportunity to maintain and learn about the 5 acres of unique urban gardens that make up the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Interested? Email Jillian Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a variety of events happening on the Trail year-round ranging from concerts and yoga in public spaces to walking tours and group plantings along the trail. Volunteers play large and small roles in these events.
Nothing brings people together like working as a team for the good of the community. ICT specializes in offering high impact, high visibility, fun opportunities for corporate teams, as well as meaningful volunteer experiences for school groups, sports teams, social clubs and other groups.
What do our volunteers do?
Volunteers help us by doing any of the following on a given day:
- clearing the Trail of litter
- removing debris from the stormwater planters
- cleaning our bike share stations
- or tending to our public gardens along the Trail
Our volunteers support our Trail all while engaging with the local community and connecting with Indianapolis. We have plenty of work to do! Most volunteer activities take place outside on the Trail and require some physical labor.