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Volunteer at the Indianapolis City Market

The Indianapolis City Market is an integral part of our downtown culture—a destination spot unlike any other. With a three-pronged focus, the market aims to support:

Historical significance

Preserve historical buildings and landmarks

Business development

Short-term options to “test out” market before making longer-term arrangement

Social issues impacting nearby communities

Increase food access

And volunteers are essential to ensuring that we achieve these goals. Not only do we benefit from volunteer contributions, but our volunteers have the opportunity to connect with the downtown community in tangible, meaningful ways. And, together, we’re building a strong downtown environment that will thrive for many years to come.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up for a volunteer shift in an area that interests you. Note: Some volunteer positions may require follow-up prior to serving.
Note: Volunteers aged 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult for the entire volunteer shift.


Help us take care of the landscape and streetscape around the Indianapolis City Market. Activities include weeding, mulching, planting and trash clean-up.
2-hour shifts available.

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Market Ambassador Program

Walk around our outdoor platform, in the market house and at the Farmer’s Market, serving as our eyes and ears and communicating any safety or cleanliness concerns.
2-hour shifts between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Original Farmers’ Market

Help with set-up/tear-down (including blocking off the road), as well as SNAP transactions. Training required for SNAP.
One month (1x a week) commitment required.

Morning ShiftAfternoon Shift
Office Work

Perform light office work, such as scanning documents for archival purposes or helping with mailings.
Hours depend on project.

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Take tickets, direct guests, bus tables, help with set-up or tear-down and serve as a friendly face to our guests.
Volunteer hours are typically for day of event and available in various shifts.

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Group Volunteering

School, community and corporate groups that would like to volunteer at the Indianapolis City Market should contact Mandy Wright-Jarrett, Operations and Facility Manager.

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