Conner Prairie Offers Volunteer Opportunities

Freshmen Katie Myers, Dania Park, and Rachel Lee eat lunch during their volunteer shifts at Conner Prairie Headless Horseman. Photo by Carolina Puga Mendoza

Freshmen Katie Myers, Dania Park, and Rachel Lee eat lunch during their volunteer shifts at Conner Prairie Headless Horseman. Photo by Carolina Puga Mendoza

Lia Benvenutti, In Depth Editor

Halloween brings with it a change in the atmosphere, especially at Conner Prairie. The Headless Horseman event has been held there for the purpose of getting people in the Halloween spirit, but in order for such a large event to function, the Prairie relies on volunteers to help run it.

These volunteering opportunities are advertised by the NHS and the Key Club in order for students to get the volunteer hours necessary for these organizations. However there are other reasons to volunteer.

“I like helping others and just meeting new people,” junior Kacie Tyner said.

When volunteering at the Headless Horseman, there are many different jobs that need to be done. Some of these include s’more makers, cashiers, hayride loading/unloading and working with arts and crafts.

“I help people know what they are supposed to do at the craft area and help them make crafts,” Tyner said.

All of the shifts are scheduled from 5pm until 10pm, while the hayride jobs take longer.

For more information contact Jody Thomas or call 317-214-4704.