Volunteering at Minnetrista is a unique experience providing immediate fulfillment to you as a volunteer and to the many visitors of Minnetrista. Help set up an exhibit, be an extra pair of hands in tending the gardens, assist children during Camp Minnetrista or help execute our annual events, the satisfaction of your efforts and time spent is priceless.Apply to Volunteer
Ways to Volunteer:
The Center Shop and the Orchard Shop at Minnetrista provide many opportunities for volunteers to create themed displays, or tap into your customer service skills. Additionally, Saturdays in September–December are a great time for seasonal volunteers to help with the consumer demand for our fresh cider!
Do you enjoy working outdoors? Work alongside our resident gardeners and other volunteers with hands-on projects. You may work in one designated garden, or come as needed to help with large planting projects or other outdoor opportunities.
Create meaningful experiences for visitors during events such as Enchanted Luminaria, Summer Stage Fest, or Faeries, Sprites and Lights. School tours and field trips or Family Fun Days also provide many opportunities for you to be immersed in providing fun family and children visitor experiences.
Do you enjoy working with food for large groups? Volunteer with Minnetrista’s catering service. Chef Redmon,CEC and his staff welcome your assistance in food prep, set-up and clean-up. Numerous opportunities in this area are available throughout the year with varying weekday, evening and weekend hours.
It’s all about the details. Do you enjoy history and heritage? Minnetrista’s Collections department welcomes you to help preserve the heritage of East Central Indiana through basic collections care techniques for objects and archival materials. Project integration may be tailored to a volunteer’s interests. Volunteers in this area are directly supervised by the Collections Department staff during weekday hours.
Do you have a knack for woodworking? Minnetrista houses a fully equipped wood shop and is always welcoming volunteers to help build exhibits or fulfill other hand created demands. Do you enjoy painting, welding or have other specific skills you would like to contribute to Minnetrista? We have many one-of-a-kind projects where specialized talents of others enhance the Minnetrista experience.