Master Gardener Volunteer Opportunities

Extension Office Opportunities
Purdue Extension-Marion County
Indiana State Fairgrounds,
Discovery Hall, Ste 201
1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis

Master Gardener AnswerLine
(Phone Center & E-mail) (317-275-9292)
The phone center is normally staffed during the day Monday-Friday to provide the public with answers to gardening questions.
Contact: Carey Grable, Purdue Extension,
Office: 317-275-9290, [email protected]

Master Gardener Speakers Bureau
Speakers are always needed for various groups including libraries, garden clubs, etc.
Contact: Barb Rusin, [email protected]

Community Gardening
For a list of community gardens, visit:
Contact for Starting a Community Garden: Nick Schwaberow, [email protected]

Gardening with Youth
This includes the Junior Master Gardener (JMG) program and school gardens.
For information, visit:
Gardening-Related Youth Contact:
Ashley Shufflebarger, [email protected]
Nick Schwaberow, [email protected]

Marion County Fair
Marion County Fairgrounds
7300 E. Troy Ave., Indianapolis
Contact: Carey Grable, 317-275-9290,
[email protected]

Purdue Extension-Marion County
Demonstration Garden
Website: Search by “Purdue Extension-Marion County Demonstration Garden”
Contact: 317-275-9290,
[email protected]
GPMGA Contact: Steve Mayer
[email protected]

Other Volunteer Opportunities
* Indicates those opportunities with weekend or evening options

Boulevard Place Food Pantry
4202 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis
Master Gardeners are needed for individual shifts during the growing season, for 1-2 hours per week to keep the planted areas in good order.
Contact: Mark Varnau, Home: 317-846-8885, Mobile: 317-727-4482, [email protected]

CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network)
6900 W. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis
Contact: Andrew White,
[email protected]

*Downtown Indy, Inc.
Salesforce Tower
111 Monument Circle, #250, Indianapolis
Contact: Joshua Pruitt, Director, Operations, 317-237-2201, [email protected]

Early Learning Indiana
1411 Roosevelt Ave., #202, Indianapolis
Assistance needed with their gardening program, advice needed on gardening practices, and support needed to teach children about gardening.
Contact: [email protected]

Eiteljorg Museum of Native American and Western Art
500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis
Contact: Rachel Noll, Volunteer Coordinator,
317-275-1325, rnoll@eiteljorgcom

*Indiana Governor’s Residence
4750 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis
Contact: Carey Grable, Purdue Extension,
Office: 317-275-9290; Cell: 270-348-1494
[email protected]

Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
7725 N. College Ave., Indianapolis
Contact: Elizabeth Garvey – Horticulture Teacher/Landscape Consultant,
[email protected]

*Indiana Medical History Museum (Medicinal Plant Garden)
3270 Kirkbride Way, Indianapolis
Contact: Kathleen Hull, 317-996-4380,
[email protected]

Indiana War Memorial & Museum
55 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis
GPMGA Contact: Alane Judkins,
[email protected]

*Indianapolis Public Library: Seed-Library
Contact: Wendy Johnson, CVA
Volunteer Engagement Specialist,
Indianapolis Public Library,
317-275-4049, [email protected]

Indianapolis Zoo
1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis
Contact: Office of Volunteer Services,
317-630-2193 or [email protected]

Indy Parks:

Broad Ripple Park
1550 Broad Ripple Ave., Indianapolis
-Native Pollinator Garden,
Contact: MG Mary Durkin
[email protected];
-10 Acre Wood Spring Garlic Mustard Pull,
Contact: Tom McCain, FBRP President,
[email protected]

Eagle Creek Park
7840 W. 56th St., Indianapolis
Contact: Anne Cecere, Volunteer Coordinator,
317-327-7123, [email protected]

Garfield Park Conservatory
2505 Conservatory Dr., Indianapolis
Contact: Susan Micks – Interior Horticulturist,
317-327-7404, [email protected]

*Holliday Park
6363 Spring Mill Rd., Indianapolis
Contact: Pat Brummer,
317-544-8206, [email protected]

*Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.
1029 E. Fletcher Ave., Suite 100, Indianapolis
Contact: Ciera Gatling, Volunteer Coordinator,
317.960.4347, 317.264.7555, Ext. 127,
[email protected]

*Lucille Raines Residence
947 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis
Contact: Carolyn Marshall, Executive Director,
317-636-3328, [email protected]

*Morris-Butler House
1204 N. Park Ave., Indianapolis
Contact: Kasey Zronek,
317-822-7950, [email protected]

Mud Creek Conservancy
(Includes Sargent Road Nature Park)
Contact: Benjamin Miller, President, Mud Creek Conservancy
317-964-3044, [email protected]

*Newfields/Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis
Contact: Kelly Korte – Horticulture
Volunteer Trainer and Manager,
317-923-1331, Ext. 554,
[email protected]

Nina Pulliam EcoLab—Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Rd., Indianapolis
Contact: Dr. David Benson,
317-955-6028, [email protected]

*Pathway to Water Quality at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis
Contact: Sara Peel, Volunteer Coordinator,
[email protected]

President Benjamin Harrison Home
1230 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis
Contact: Jamie Mittman, Volunteer &
Relationship Coordinator, 317-632-5472;
MG Contact: Ken Hottell,
317-787-1286, [email protected]

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI)
Enabling and Healing Garden
4141 Shore Dr., Indianapolis
Contact: Karen Lawrence,
317-329-2020, [email protected]

Rivera Club Foundation
5640 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis
Contact: Andrew Follman, President,
317-294-3576, [email protected]

Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, Inc.
435 Limestone St., Indianapolis
Contact: Mary Friend, Volunteer
Resources Manager,
317-267-0605, Ext. 225,
[email protected]

St. Augustine’s Home for the Aged
(Organic Kitchen Garden)
2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis
Contact: Shirley Ulicni,
317-258-8683, [email protected]
Please type “St. Augustine’s Garden” in subject line of e-mail.

Valley Mills Christian Church
Community Garden
5555 Kentucky Ave, Indianapolis
GPMGA Contact: Beckie Nowland,
317-856-3766, [email protected]