Volunteer With KIB

We can’t keep Indy beautiful without your help—sign up for a volunteer project today!

We’re the ones who smile when planting trees in the rain, laugh with friends as we pick up trash off our neighborhood streets, and care deeply about the health, happiness, and greenness of our city.

How do we do it? We rely on volunteers (like you!) who are proud to live in Indianapolis, who take action for change, and who feel ownership of the environment. Indianapolis benefits from the tens of thousands of KIB volunteers each year, and we’re betting you feel pretty good about the hours you spend with us, too.

Join a like-minded community—Meet new people of all ages and backgrounds who share a common vision for a safer, cleaner, more beautiful Indianapolis.

Gain expertise—All volunteers receive instructions from our trained staff. As a result, our volunteers come away with useful information and hands-on experience that they can take back to their own homes and neighborhood projects.

Make a visible impact—Volunteers work all over Marion County, planting trees, transforming vacant lots into pocket parks, and picking up litter. KIB provides the tools, so all you need to bring is your desire for community improvement!
 

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KIB offers many programs and volunteer-led projects that have a positive impact on the community.

Tree Plantings and Native Habitats: We believe a beautiful city needs more than buildings and concrete. Volunteer at a tree planting or habitat restoration project to help create a greener landscape!

Beautification: Beautification is more than good looks and safer streets—civic pride shines through with each project. Join us at a Great Indy Cleanup, Adopt-A-Block, or GreenSpace workday to make Indianapolis cleaner and more beautiful.

Engaged Communities: We don’t just organize volunteers; we rely on them. From youth to neighbors to corporate groups, there’s a place for folks of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds at our volunteer projects. KIB volunteers are Indianapolis.

PROJECT CALENDAR

Head to our ever-changing volunteer project calendar to sign up for a tree planting, litter cleanup, greenspace workday, direct mailing, or habitat restoration project today. Register as an individual or as a group.

CUSTOM DAY OF SERVICE

For groups who want to have a greater impact by committing both volunteers and funding to KIB, we create and coordinate custom days of service for your team year-round.

ADOPT-A-BLOCK

Ready to get started right now? Commit to keeping your street clean by adopting your block, and you can come get supplies today!

GREAT INDY CLEANUP

Know a spot in the city that could use some extra care and a few pairs of hands? Organize a neighborhood cleanup and invite your neighbors, coworkers, friends, and soon-to-be-friends to help you out.

KIB AMBASSADORS

So you’ve got your hands dirty planting or cleaning up, and now you’re looking for a bigger commitment? Great! Join our Ambassadors team to get more involved.

TREE TENDERS

If trees are your thing, this group is for you. Tree Tenders help our Community Arborists take care of the trees we plant and lead tree plantings. Hand pruners are included!

POLLINATOR COUNT

Do you have 4 minutes to be a citizen scientist? That, a patch of nature, and a count sheet are all you need to help us learn more about Indy’s biodiversity.