Volunteer Opportunities

Become a part of something bigger

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is a statewide museum system with 12 locations, including a central museum in downtown Indianapolis and 11 historic sites across the state of Indiana. Each location offers interesting, educational and unique experiences. Visitors can engage with the past and connect it to the present, carrying their newfound knowledge and experiences with them long after their visit. We invite you to become a part of this exciting institution as a volunteer.

Open Volunteer Positions

  • Information Desk Greeter

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    Be that warm, friendly face that greets museum visitors and provides them with helpful information and assistance in a professional and courteous manner. Our team is committed to excellence and we expect that of our volunteers as well.

  • Retail Store Volunteer

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    Help support the Indiana State Museum by volunteering at one of Indy’s most unique gift shops. The Indiana Store, located inside the Indiana State Museum, features locally made products hand-crafted by small business owners as well as unique merchandise you won’t find anywhere else.

  • Whitewater Canal State Historic Site Volunteer

    Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

    The Whitewater Canal State Historic Site in Metamora is looking for individuals interested in doing guided tours of the historic Whitewater Canal. Volunteers will be asked to give a 45-minute presentation about the history of the Whitewater Canal, its construction and its impact on communities. Volunteer training will be provided. Guided tours will be given to the public Wednesday through Sunday during the months of May through October.

    If you have any questions, please contact site manager Jay Dishman at jdishman@indianamuseum.org or by calling 765.647.6512. Volunteer application can be found below. Please make sure to note that you wish to volunteer at the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site.

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
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Free parking when volunteering

Discounts at the Farmer’s Market Café in Indianapolis

Discounts at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites gift shops across the state

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Free annual membership after completion of 40 service hours; membership privileges include:

Free admission to all 12 locations

IMAX Theater discounts

Invitations to members-only events

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Recognition as a valuable part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites team

Continuing education opportunities through our training programs and volunteer field trips

Letters of reference upon request

Documentation of hours available upon request for scholarship applications, service programs, and tax itemization

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For information about these and other internships, please contact Charlie Shock, concierge and volunteer manager.