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AmeriCorps Program

Indy Parks AmeriCorps Program

Indy Parks and Recreation provides parks, greenspaces, trails, and recreation opportunities for Marion County residents and visitors. The agency offers 216 parks, 11,258 acres of greenspace, 130 playgrounds, 155 sports fields, 153 miles of trails, 23 recreation and nature centers, 19 aquatic centers, 21 spray grounds, 13 golf courses, and four dog parks.

As a member of the Indy Parks AmeriCorps program, you’ll be a part of a team of individuals who want to make a difference in our community by supporting greenspace stewardship and narrowing the Nature Gap within Marion County. These racial and economic disparities affect the well-being of communities of color by limiting access to public greenspaces. Further areas members will support include:

  • Park beautification projects
  • Support community/corporate volunteer projects
  • Support trail maintenance
  • Invasive species mapping and removal
  • Environmental educational programs for all ages
  • Support park programming initiatives

By working alongside Indy Park staff, members will benefit from gaining essential field experience, serve in diverse communities, and experience in municipal government. Join us to make a lasting impact!

Why Serve with Indy Parks?

Members will have access to free trainings, hands-on skill development, and a deeper understanding of parks and recreation in a government setting. Serving with us is an opportunity for you give back and strengthen our community. Our program provides you with:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Community engagement through educational programming
  • Hands-on projects and trainings
  • Horticulture and land management skills
  • Living stipend
  • Access to childcare and/or health benefits (for 10-month placements only)
  • AmeriCorps Educational Award upon completion of service term
  • Join a nationwide Alumni network
  • Competitive edge in your career search

Currently Recruiting!

Indy Parks is actively seeking individuals who are passionate about serving our community. AmeriCorps members commit to serving with Indy Parks for service terms of 3 or 10 -month terms, with opportunities to renew for a second term. Minimum requirements to qualify:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age (21 for Crew Lead members)
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S. satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria
  • Have a high school diploma or GED or agree to obtain before the education award

If selected, AmeriCorps members must provide proof of age and citizenship, including government-issue photo identification, if selected.

Current Member Positions:

(4) Greenspace Crew Lead 2024-2025 (10-month term)

Community Engagement Lead 2024-2025 (10-month term)

Greenspace Crew Member Fall Term (10-month term)

Ready to take next step? Excited about interpersonal and professional growth? Complete the Member Application below! Once complete, please get in touch with Bryce Patz, Manager – Indy Parks Improvement and Beautifications Projects at bryce.patz@indy.gov for the next steps.

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