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Immediate volunteer needs:

Be a part of some of our great summer programs!

Every Thursday in July as well as July 4th, IHS presents Concerts on the Canal on the Kruse Family Stardust Terrace. We need volunteers from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. to serve as table attendants, greeters and admission assistants.

The Indiana History Train, formerly known as the Bicentennial Train, will again be at the Indiana State Fair from Aug. 4 through 20 with a brand new exhibit, titled Made in Indiana. We need volunteers every Fair day from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 3 to 8:30 p.m. to greet visitors and assist with crowd flow. Parking and fair admission will be covered for any volunteer.

Be part of the Indiana Experience! 

Our experiences provide exciting volunteer opportunities for you.

INVestigation Station Facilitator
Investigation Stations take place during school and group tours.  The facilitator will engage students and teachers in a guided activity about primary and secondary sources. 

Group Visit Volunteer
This position is responsible for greeting visiting groups and introducing students to the new experiences at Indiana Historical Society. This position will accompany groups during their visit and lead groups from location to location.

Take a look at the Indiana Experience.

Be part of the fun!

Participate in special events, like Holiday Author Fair and Concerts on the Canal.

Special Events Volunteer
Greet guests, collect tickets or help with crafts and other activities at special events, workshops, lectures and performances.

Basile History Market
Lend at hand in the Basile History Market – no retail experience required.

Check out the Calendar for details on upcoming events.

Be part of history!

Love history? Give us some hands-on help.

Collections Volunteer
Get up close and personal with Indiana history while helping with library projects, including processing items into the collections.

Conservation Volunteer
Assist conservation technicians in preserving and caring for the collections.

*Collections and Conservation volunteers work on a weekly or biweekly schedule.

Be part of the family!

We value our volunteers and consider them a part of the IHS family. To show our appreciation, your benefits include:

  • Discount at the Stardust Terrace Café on days you work at the History Center 
  • 25% discount at Basile History Market
  • Complimentary tickets to the events and programs you work
  • Free parking
  • Annual recognition at our volunteer appreciation event
  • Celebration of National Volunteer Week

Long-term, short-term and on-call positions are available for volunteers 16 and older, and all abilities and interests are needed. For more information on volunteer opportunities or to help in another capacity, please complete a volunteer questionnaire.

If you have questions, please call (317) 234-7640 or e-mail volunteers@indianahistory.org