INDIANAPOLIS – IndyGo is looking to recruit energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to join the Transit Ambassador team. Transit Ambassadors will educate and assist riders on how to use the IndyGo bus system as well as share upcoming IndyGo route changes and project updates. The need for volunteers stems from the forthcoming June changes to most of IndyGo’s routes when the Downtown Transit Center opens. An ambassador’s goal is to offer a warm welcome, information, and a friendly face to passengers at bus stops, the Downtown Transit Center, and on board buses.
Eligible volunteers must be at least 18 years old and be willing to commit six hours a month this May and June. IndyGo welcomes a wide range of volunteers including people younger and older, bilingual, and people with disabilities. IndyGo will spend 2 hours training Transit Ambassadors on the local transit system in Indianapolis.
Once trained, Transit Ambassadors will:
- Provide training and information to passengers on how to ride the bus system
- Provide information and offer assistance at the Downtown Transit Center and other key locations around the system
- Wear Transit Ambassador apparel when volunteering
- Submit helpful and informative public comments to IndyGo
- Enjoy two FREE 31 Day transit passes and IndyGo promotional items
Why become a Transit Ambassador?
- Make a difference in your community
- Help people stay mobile and connected
- Educate others about transit
- Ride the bus for free
Interested individuals can learn more about the program and sign up on the IndyGo website. Questions about the Transit Ambassador program can be directed to IndyGo Community Engagement Coordinator, Ellen Forthofer (317.614.9282).
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public transit service throughout Marion County. In 2016, IndyGo will open the Downtown Transit Center at the corner of Washington and Delaware and make system-wide route changes. Visit IndyGo.net, follow @IndyGoBus on Twitter, or call (317)635-3344 for more information.