How to Apply
Help Indiana Dunes when we need it most. We are looking for those who can commit to volunteering at their assigned spot, whether it’s staffing the visitor center once a week or helping resource management in the summer
Variety of positions available including working with kids, taking care of animals, and tending to our greenhouse
Calling all photographers: this is your opportunity to showcase both your photography skills and the work of our volunteers. Having personal access to a camera, Photoshop or other editing software, and the ability to organize, edit, and upload photos to Google Drive are preferable.
Park Interpretation Division
Park Ranger Assistant
Our rangers need your help leading our public hikes and programs. With several events going on every week, volunteers are needed to help guide and assist visitors. This is your opportunity to experience life as a ranger and to educate the public about our natural and cultural resources.
Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center Information Desk Assistant
Do you have a friendly smile, enjoy talking to people, or just love helping visitors from all over the world? If so, we have a place for you at the information desk at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center. This position requires a minimum commitment of four hours per week.
Paul H. Douglas Center Information Desk Assistant
Volunteers are needed to help staff the front desk at the park's Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education. Help greet visitors and school groups, share information about the center and park, and answer the telephone. We have lots of fun activities and exhibits you can share with visitors. Help children with nature crafts or assist families as they explore the building and feed the native animals in our Animal Room.
Do you like working with all different kinds of animals? If so, we need additional help at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education. The Douglas Center's animal room has fish, reptiles, and amphibians that need frequent attention. We need volunteers to feed, handle, monitor, and clean the aquariums. There are also opportunities to take out the animals and educate the public with them.
Park Resource Management Division
Volunteers help at the park's greenhouse by potting, repotting, and weeding plants throughout the year. Because this is a delicate process that requires patience and precision, our staff request that you commit to a regular schedule. Plants grown in the greenhouse are later planted in restoration plots around the Park.
Volunteer Resources & Documents
Hours Sheet (PDF) - submit every month to your supervisor and to email@example.com
Monthly Volunteer Newsletter Signup
Critter Sitter Service Description
Critter Sitter Service Job Hazard Anaylsis
Critter Sitter OF-301a Volunteer Service Agreement
Green House Care Taker Service Description
Green House Caretaker Job Hazard Anaylsis
Green House Caretaker OF-301a Volunteer Service Agreement
Park Ranger Assistant Public Programs Service Description
Park Ranger Assistant Public Programs Job Hazard Anaylsis
Park Ranger Assistants Public Program OF-301a Volunteer Service Agreement
Photographer Service Description
Photographer Job Hazard Anaylsis
Photographer OF-301a Volunteer Service Agreement
Visitor Center Assistant Service Description
Visitor Center Assistant Job Hazard Anaylsis
Visitor Center Assistant OF-301a Volunteer Service Agreement
Last updated: November 6, 2023