Steward Programs

Looking for ways to make an impact in the community? Volunteering connects residents with neighbors, causes, and opportunities and makes our community a more vibrant and better place to live.

Whether you’re volunteering solo or as a group, there are ways to get involved for all ages, interests, and abilities.

Park Stewards

Fishers Park Steward program helps ensure that Fishers parks are clean, welcoming, and thriving ecosystems for the community. The program coordinates with volunteers who provide monthly trash cleanup, trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and reporting vandalism or park damage at one of 5 different parks around Fishers. Individuals and groups are welcome, and stewards are asked to work on their park at least once a month for a year. Sign up at

Available park steward locations include:

  • Geist Waterfront Park
  • Flat Fork Creek Park
  • BillericayPark
  • Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve
  • Holland Park
a park steward smiling

Rain Garden Steward

The Fishers Rain Garden Steward program allows the community to get involved in ensuring the sustainability of our natural resources. The program coordinates with volunteers who help maintain an adopted rain garden by removing trash, pulling invasive species, and reporting damage or vandalism at one of 27 different rain gardens around Fishers. Stewards are asked to work on their park at least once a month for a year. Individuals and groups are welcome, and stewards are asked to work on their park at least once a month for a year. Sign up at 

a rain garden in a neighborhood

Adopt-a-Fire Hydrant

The City of Fishers has enacted the Adopt-a-Fire Hydrant program to ensure the safety of our residents and to assist the Fishers Fire Department. In the winter months, heavy snowfall can bury fire hydrants, making it difficult for firefighters to locate and access them during an emergency – when every second counts! The City of Fishers is asking residents and other community members to sign up and Adopt-a-Fire Hydrant to help keep Fishers safe.

The Role of an Adopt-a-Fire Hydrant Participant is to make sure the adopted fire hydrant is clearly visible from the street. Duties include:

  • Keep the fire hydrant free of snow and ice with clearances of at least 3 feet all around the hydrant
  • Keep the hydrant free of grass, weeds, and debris with clearances of at least 3 feet all around the hydrant
  • Track hours

Please click here to choose your adopted fire hydrant.

fire hydrant on 116th street


Established in 1992, the Adopt-a-Road program is an opportunity for individuals, community groups, and organizations to volunteer and take pride in the appearance of our community. At the same time, this allows the City to concentrate more of its resources on road maintenance and construction.

By giving our office 48-hour advanced notice, we will be able to provide you with all the necessary equipment needed to perform your pick-ups. The City will supply safety vests, gloves, and plastic trash bags. Upon your notification, we will remove the bags from the roadside and any large or dangerous items that you or your organization flag. 

If you or your organization is interested in participating in the Adopt-a-Road program, please fill out the agreement application here

116h street road

Little Free Library Steward – CURRENTLY FULL!

Our Fishers Parks Little Free Library Stewards maintain, repair, and stock their designated Little Free Library. To be considered as a Little free Library Steward, please click here to complete our agreement application.

girl scouts with free little library

Nickel Plate Trail Steward – CURRENTLY FULL!

To become a Nickel Plate Trail Steward, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older, or if under the age of 18 be accompanied by an adult
  • Sign a NPT Stewards agreement application
  • Ability to commit to a 12-month minimum period of service
  • Ability to commit to steward their section of the trail at least once a month
  • Successfully complete a background check


The primary role of the NPT Steward is to care for a designated section along the Nickel Plate Trail. Duties along the designated trail section include:

  • Cutting back vegetation from encroaching on the trail
  • Picking up litter along the trail and easement
  • Cleaning up animal waste debris and placing in pet waste stations
  • Clearing debris from trail and returning lost items to Lost & Found at City Services Building (3 Municipal Drive)
  • Reporting damaged structures, pavement, and graffiti via the Stewarding summary
  • Tracking volunteer hours worked


To be considered for this program, please complete our Nickel Plate Trail Steward Agreement Application.

nickel plate trail in summer