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Volunteer Opportunities at the Indiana Dunes National Park

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: The National Park Service and Indiana Dunes Tourism have partnered to offer a variety of regular, no-hassle volunteer options for those looking to help out at Indiana Dunes National Park. Opportunities are available nearly every day of the week and include stewardship, restoration, park clean-up, and more.

Stop by any day of the week from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at either the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 North State Road 49 in Porter, Indiana, or the Paul H. Douglas Center, located at 100 North Lake Street in Gary, for the “Trash Trekkers” program. Grab a trash bag and help keep our beaches and trails clean.

Or join a ranger on Saturday, December 18, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for a morning of stewardship in your national park. Meet at the Park Connection Office, near the Chellberg Farm parking lot. To learn more about this month’s project, visit

Remember to dress appropriately for working outside; wear comfortable outdoor clothing and shoes and bring water. The national park will provide gear and training to anyone interested in lending a hand to preserve the Indiana Dunes.


Indiana Dunes National Park is one of 423 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Located in Northwest Indiana, the park includes 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of biodiverse beaches, woods, prairies, and marshes. Over 3 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.

Indiana Dunes Tourism is the official destination marketing, planning and development organization for Indiana Dunes Country/Porter County, IN. Since 1986, IDT has promoted the Indiana Dunes and the great communities throughout Porter County to potential visitors, as well as encouraged local residents to take advantage of all this area has to offer. IDT operates the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center in partnership with the Indiana Dunes National Park. For more information, visit


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