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To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of Indiana's wildlife and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and action.

Volunteer at Indiana Wildlife Federation


Volunteer Opportunities! 

Outreach Opportunities

Please RSVP to volunteer by calling us at 317-875-9453 or by sending an email to info@indianawildlife.org

Certification and Tree Planting along the Urban Wilderness Trail on June 2nd, 2017  Please join us to celebrate the first IWF Certified Sustainable Trail and plant 100 native trees along the Urban Wilderness Trail in Downtown Indianapolis! We will meet on the back(White River side) patio of the National Institute for Fitness and Sport and begin at 9:30am. We are looking for volunteers, so please RSVP by sending an email to info@indianawildlife.org and come hit the trails with us! 

Details:

9:30 - We will be recognizing the Urban Wilderness Trail as the very first IWF Certified Sustainable Trail by introducing the project, acknowledging those involved and delivering the certificate and sign to Coach Greg Harger.

9:45 - We will briefly demonstrate a tree planting and watering and take any questions.

10 to 11 - We will plant as many trees as we can!

When we are finished, volunteers will get to take home a tree of their choice.

Hoosier Outdoor Experience at Fort Harrison State Park - June 10, 2017. Join us on Saturday at this year's Hoosier Outdoor Experience where we'll help kids and families build bird feeders. Volunteers are needed to organize materials and supervise kids as they put the feeders together.

We'll have 2 volunteer shifts to choose from: 9:30am-12:30pm and 12:00-3pm. Just let us know which you prefer when you RSVP.

Taste of the Wild Cookout at the Indiana State Fair on August 5th, 2017 - Help IWF serve up venison sloppy joes, lemonade, and water. We need volunteers to help out from 10:30a - 1p.

Please RSVP to volunteer by calling us at 317-875-9453 or by sending an email to info@indianawildlife.org

IWF Urban Habitat Garden

In August of 2013, the IWF headquarters moved from our Zionsville location to a historic building on Michigan Street in downtown Indianapolis. The benefits and amenities of the building and location of our new office are incredible! We worked with our new landlord and other building tenants on plans to make the most of our urban office location. On Friday, May 16 2014, we had an amazing group of volunteers who helped plant the beds next to our office with around 400 native plants. We are still formulating plans to install a water feature and other items that will meet and exceed the standards for wildlife habitat certification.

We need volunteers to help maintain the native plants in the beds outside of our office. Volunteers will help with watering of the plants and weeding in the beds.

Our building is located at 708 East Michigan Street. We are on the north side of the street and our parking lot is between Fulton St. and Spring St. There is plenty of free parking!

Education Opportunities

IWF often gets requests to do presentations for groups. These may range from wildlife presentations to Cub Scout groups or a native plant and wildlife habitat talk with a garden club or a chat with a University about our Landscaping the Sustainable Campus program. If you love to talk to and educate people, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you! Join our Speaker's Bureau and become a part of a network of our presenters.

Field Trips – IWF would like to organize and engage more members and friends through outings and field trips. If you are detail oriented, have an interest in providing outdoor educational experiences for our members, and helping individuals, families, and children connect with nature, this is a great way to spend time outdoors and share your enjoyment of nature with others. 

Office Based Programs and Communication Opportunities

Native Plant Sale - We have begun out annual Native Plant Sale! This is a great opportunity for community members to buy native plants that look great and provide resources to wildlife. Help us out by spreading the word wherever you can!

Newsletter – IWF’s quarterly newsletter Hoosier Conservation is published each February, May, August, and November. We are looking for a volunteer who is interested and skilled in writing, researching stories, and interacting with others to gather information to help keep our members up to date with the latest IWF activities and conservation issues.

Mailings and other Administrative Tasks – Our office often has mailings or other admin tasks that a volunteer could assist with.

Website/Social Media – We are always working hard to keep these avenues of communication updated and current with our events and issues.  If you are social media/web savvy, familiar with IWF issues and have ideas for communicating in these areas, we’d love to hear from you!

Photography – We are always looking for quality photographs of wildlife and habitat to use for our website, marketing, social media, and outreach materials.

Do you have a talent or interest that you think could benefit IWF’s efforts? 

Let us know!

info@indianawildlife.org

317-875-9453 or 800-347-3445