Volunteer Drop-In Program

Be the Change — Volunteer! Get more involved with the Indiana Dunes!

There are many no-hassle, drop-in volunteer opportunities available for everyone. Just show up! The organization provides the gear and training.

Choose From One of These Great Programs:

Love & Protect the Indiana Dunes

Meet Ranger Jim, and get a “comical glimpse” into the life of an Indiana Dunes Volunteer.

More Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for other volunteer opportunities? Click one of the options below to learn more about other organizations making a difference in the Indiana Dunes area.

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Trash Trekkers Drop-In Volunteering

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You’re invited to help be a part of preserving and protecting the Indiana Dunes by volunteering during your visit. And the best part is, there are no applications to fill out and you…


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The Indiana Dunes beaches get a lot of attention—and for good reason! Many people consider the 15-mile coastline to be among the best beaches in the world. Visiting an Indiana Dunes…


How to Stay Safe in the Dunes

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