Drop-In Volunteering

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers no-hassle volunteering through its drop-in program. Just show up—we provide gear and training on site. Opportunities are available throughout the month; simply stop by any of these locations during drop-in hours to get started!

 
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PARK CONNECTION OFFICE

  • Where: 618 N Mineral Springs Rd, Porter, IN 46304
  • When: Every 3rd Saturday of the month, 9am-12pm
  • What: Assist in various programs around the park, including stewardship projects and helping out at the historic Chellberg Farm.
 
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PAUL H. DOUGLAS CENTER

  • Where: 100 N Lake St, Gary, IN 46403
  • When: Saturdays & Sundays, June 23-August 19, 10am-12pm
  • What: Help us restore this special area to an oakland savannah habitat that can sustain wildflowers, birds, and pollinators. Volunteers will help remove invasive plants, trim down overgrowth, and monitor recovery. Check the park calendar for more details.
 
Park Connection / Miller Woods
Left: Park Connection Office / Right: Miller Woods, near Douglas Center

Left: Jim Whitenack / Right: Rafi Wilkinson

 
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The Park Connection

"Connecting People To The Park"
For more volunteer opportunities, contact The Park Connection Office by calling (219) 221-7098 or email us to connect with the Volunteer Program Manager.

Last updated: June 28, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304

Phone:

(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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