Drop-In Volunteering: Trash Trekkers

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Location: Dorothy R. Buell Memorial Visitor Center

1215 North State Road 49

Porter, IN 46304

(219) 395-1882


Position Overview

Drop-in volunteering provides hassle-free opportunities at Indiana Dunes. With no previous experience needed, drop-ins are perfect for those with just a few hours of free time or those visiting the dunes for the weekend. Individuals may volunteer through Trash Trekkers, a drop-in litter cleanup program. Volunteers can simply check in at the Visitor Center to receive trash bags, then choose from one of our many beaches or hiking trails to collect trash. Visitors are awarded with a free, reusable water bottle for filling up their bags.


Minimum Commitment

A few hours of free time on a day of your choosing.


Goal / Outcome of Job:

To assist park staff to help care for our National Park.


Description of Duties

• Litter Cleanup


Knowledge/ Skills Desired

• Desire an ability to work outdoors.

• Ability to work in diverse terrain and footing.

• Ability to handle some physical activity.


Difficulty Level

Average impact.


Working Conditions: Volunteer work involves light manual labor, such as carrying trash bags

over uneven terrain, sand, wet soils, and exposure to biting insects and poisonous plants

Start Date - 2023-11-01

End Date - 2024-09-30

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Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

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The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

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Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Tue Oct 31, 2023 - Mon Sep 30, 2024
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

WHERE

1215 IN-49Porter, IN 46304

(41.63375,-87.05437)
 

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