Indiana Dunes National Park and Indiana Dunes Tourism have partnered to offer Drop-In Volunteering, a volunteer option for those looking to help out at the Indiana Dunes. Opportunities will be available nearly every day of the week and will include stewardship, restoration, park clean-up and more.
On Saturday, February 15 (third Saturday of every month), from 9:00 am to 12 noon meet at the Park Connection Office (Chellberg Farm parking lot) for a morning of stewardship at the national park.
Daily, from 9 am to 4 pm, volunteers can stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center (1215 North State Road 49, Porter, Indiana) or the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education (100 North Lake Street, Gary, Indiana) for the “Trash Trekkers” program, an opportunity to grab a bag and help keep area beaches and trails clean.
No formal commitment is necessary; drop-in at any of these locations during program hours to get started. Remember to dress appropriately for the work you will be doing; wear comfortable outdoor clothing and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water, park officials said. The national park will provide gear and training to anyone interested in lending a hand to preserve the Indiana Dunes.
Visit indianadunes.com/volunteer for specific dates, times, and project details.