IndyKids Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a passion for children’s literacy and progressive journalism? IndyKids helps students age 10-14 improve writing, reading and research skills while learning about social justice issues and world events that aren’t always covered by mainstream children’s media. We’re looking for dedicated volunteers who have a background in journalism, writing or education to mentor our Kid Reporters.

Mentor a Kid Reporter

As a mentor, you will be working with students age 10-14 years old at our Kid Reporter Program workshops in New York City to guide them through brainstorming, research, writing and editing their articles for the IndyKids newspaper.

Become an Editor for IndyKids

The IndyKids newspaper is published four times a year and is written by kids age 10-14. As an editor, you will assist the editor-in-chief with revising articles written by our Kid Reporters in order to prepare them for publication in our newspaper. Experience with AP Style is a plus!

Other Ways to Volunteer with IndyKids

Distribute the Newspaper

Want to see IndyKids at your local cafe or library? Contact us at to find out how you can get copies of the paper to drop off at your favorite locations.

Join Us for Bundling

Come to one of our Saturday bundling parties when IndyKids goes to print!  Hot off the presses, we hand-pack the newspapers to send off to our subscribers across the country and world. Contact us at to find out when our next bundling party will be.  Kids and parents are especially welcome!

Work on Newspaper Production

IndyKids relies on the volunteer work of professional artists and graphic designers for the production of our newspaper and website. Contact us at if you are interested in being involved with IndyKids behind the scenes.

Fundraise for IndyKids

In order to keep the IndyKids newspaper free and ad-free, we rely on wonderful supporters! Contact us at to help plan events, reach out to donors and subscribers, contribute with foundation research and grant writing, or to promote fundraising and outreach initiatives at IndyKids.

For more information on other volunteer opportunities at IndyKids contact us at

We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer with IndyKids as Mentor or Editor
IndyKids Volunteer Application