Volunteer with the 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.


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 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.

Volunteer with the Indianapolis Cultural Trail


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.

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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.

Spring Clean

Corporate Day of Service


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.

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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.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our 2021 Fall Community Clean-Up! Stay tuned for more information about our 2022 Fall Community Clean-up date.

Fall Community Clean-Up
October 22, 2022
9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

We’ll spruce up the Trail and have some fun. We will supply everything you need – gloves, grabbers, and cleaning supplies.

Sign up to lend a hand at one of four locations:

  • Fountain Square/Fletcher Place
    • Meeting location: Wildwood Parking lot, 1015 Virginia Ave
  • Ransom Place/Indiana Ave
    • Meeting location: ICT, HQ, 132 W. Walnut St
  • Mass Ave/Chatham Arch
    • Meeting location: Corner of Massachusetts Ave and Bellefontaine, 885 Massachusetts Ave
  • Downtown / Washington St.
    • Meeting location: Lugar Plaza, 200 E Washington Street

Meet the ICT Volunteer Team

Jillian Pierce
Volunteer Coordinator
Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc
Ethan Hochstein
Horticulture Manager
Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc