Volunteer at Eagle Creek Park

Eagle Creek Park frequently works with volunteer groups and individuals in a variety of ways to help beautiful the park, education patrons on the environment and fundraising to enhance park amenities. Their service plays an essential role in Eagle Creek Park’s overall success to the public.  As patrons visit the park, we want to provide them with unsurpassed customer service and an opportunity to create a memorable experience.

Park naturalists can especially use volunteers who are willing to be trained in helping with structured hikes for school groups and the public, assist with programs or as docents in the center’s exhibit rooms, and help to cover our front desks/phones.

We’d like to thank our 100+ regular volunteers for all of their hard work and dedication to our park. They selflessly volunteer around 8,000 hours per year.

Foundation Volunteer Opportunities

Fishing Derby

Flyer and goody bag distribution, registration, set-up & tear-down, food & beverage, parking, fishing gear distribution, grilling, fishing guidance, EMT stand-by.

Iron Eagle Paddle & Run

Water aid stations, road crossings, medal distribution, registration, t-shirt distribution, boat management, after party.

How to Become a Volunteer

Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age. If you are between the ages of 13-16, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times while volunteering at the park. Parents and guardians must also fill out a volunteer application. Adults must pass a background check before volunteering, which usually takes 2 weeks to process.

The need for volunteers may vary throughout the year. For more information on volunteer opportunities and how to apply to become a volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator Anne Cecere. Her office hours are typically Monday–Thursday but may vary due to special events/activities.

Eagle Creek Park Admin. Office
7840 W. 56th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46254

Park Volunteer Opportunities

Docent Earth Discovery Center/Ornithology Center
Engage and interact with visitors in exhibit areas.


Invasive Plant Control
More information below.

Public/School/Scout Programs at Earth Discovery Center/Ornithology Center
Give or assist with presentations and lead or assist on hikes.

Welcome Desk at the Earth Discovery Center/Ornithology Center
Answer phones, greet visitors.

Did you know invasive species contribute to the 42% decline of endangered and threatened species in the U.S.?

Preserve & Protect: Join the Invasive Species Strike Team!

The Strike Team is a group of dedicated volunteers who don’t mind getting dirty battling invasive species such as bush honeysuckle, garlic mustard, and wintercreeper. Volunteer opportunities occur at least monthly, with no commitment. (You don’t have to be an official Eagle Creek Park Volunteer to participate.) Contact Brenda Howard if you would like to be notified of Strike Team events. brenda.howard@indy.gov

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