Want to get more involved with the National Parks but aren’t sure how?

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We offer no-hassle volunteering through our drop-in program. Just show up — we provide the gear and training. Opportunities are available every day, so come lend a hand in preserving this beautiful place! Not sure where to go? Check out our locations.

Park Connection Office

Where: 618 N Mineral Springs Rd, Porter, IN

When: Every 3rd Saturday of the month, 9am-noon

Join us as we tackle a variety of projects including restoring habitats, identifying and removing invasive plants, and enhancing the shared spaces of our national park.

Paul H Douglas Center

Where: 100 N Lake St, Gary, IN

When: Every Saturday and Sunday, June 23 to August 19, 10-noon

Work side by side with Indiana Dunes National Park’s resource management team restoring the pannes, oak savannas, and wetlands in Miller Woods at the Paul H Douglas Center. Help remove invasive plants, trim overgrowth and monitor recovery.

Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Where: Pick up supplies from Visitor Center 1215 N State Road 49, Porter, IN. Trash collection at various park locations

When: Weekdays between 8:30am-4pm

Help restore the park to its natural state through our “Trash Trekkers” program! Every volunteer that fills up a bag of trash receives a free Indiana Dunes Volunteer water bottle.

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