Volunteer with the Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Why Volunteer with the Indy 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, and 12 pieces of our Public Art Collection?

We rely on the 3,000+ 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.

NEW – Drop-in Volunteer COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Find volunteer drop-in opportunities here. 

Ready to bring a group of volunteers?

Cultural Trail Community Clean-up Day – Saturday, October 17th, 9:00a-12:00p

Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc is inviting the Indy community to join us in a Fall Clean up on the Cultural Trail. We need 60 volunteers to help us with deep cleaning on the Trail, litter pick-up, sweeping, fall cutbacks, some stormwater planter cleaning, and more, all to get the Indy Cultural Trail ready for fall.

The activities will be lead by Cultural Trail staff and follow strict COVID-19 volunteer procedures including all supplies being sanitized before and after use.

Hand sanitizer and masks will be available and volunteers will be able to choose from four Cultural Trail corridors to work on with each group maxing out at 15 volunteers, ensuring plenty of room to social distance.

Bring your friends and family downtown for a fun morning on the Cultural Trail!

Sign up for a corridor: 15 individuals needed for each

  • Fountain Square/Fletcher Place (Virginia Ave)
    • Meeting location: Wildwood Market 1015 Virginia Ave.
  • Mass Ave./Chatham Arch (Mass Ave)
    • Meeting location:905 Massachusetts Ave.
  • Ransom Place/North St. (Indiana Avenue)
    • Meeting Location: Cultural Trail Headquarters 132 W. Walnut St.
  • Downtown/Alabama St (Market East)
    • Meeting location: Lugar Plaza 200 E. Washington St.

Parking is available in nearby public lots, garages, and on-street spaces.


More ways to volunteer with the Indianapolis Cultural Trail

*NEW* Horticulture Happy Hour

Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday, July 8 until November from 4:30-6 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.

Sign up


Bring your team out for a morning or afternoon of Trail Clean-up. We can host groups ranging in size from 5-150.  

Group Interest Form

Drop-in Individual / Small Groups

Contact-free equipment pick-up available 9 am-3 pm, Tuesday-Thursday, April – October. Supplies (bucket, litter grabber, gloves) are available to pick up at the Cultural Trail headquarters, 132 W. Walnut Street, Indpls, IN 46204.


Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in a more hands-on volunteer experience for your organization?

Check out our  Spring Clean or  Custom Day of Service.

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.

Find drop-in volunteer opportunities here.

Ready to bring a group of volunteers?

Meet the ICT Volunteer Team

Jordan Kingdon
Operations Manager
Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc
Ethan Hochstein
Horticulture Manager
Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc