Drop-In Volunteering: Chellberg Farm

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

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.


Volunteers can join park staff every third Saturday at Chellberg Farm (618 N Mineral Springs Rd) from 9am to 12pm CST for drop-in volunteering. Projects vary by date and season, but can include a wide variety of natural and cultural resource projects. After completing appropriate training, volunteer work may include use of hand tools (hand saws,

loppers, rakes, shovels, etc.).


Minimum Commitment


A few hours of free time, 9am to 12pm. Every third Saturday of the month.


Goal / Outcome of Job:


To assist park staff on various projects around the farm. Opportunity to work alongside park staff and

help care for our local National Park.



Knowledge/ Skills Desired


• The ability to work with others.

• Desire an ability to work outdoors.

• Ability to work in inclement weather.

• Ability to work in diverse terrain and footing.

• Ability to handle some strenuous physical activity.


Difficulty Level

Average to strenuous impact.


Working Conditions:

Volunteer work may involve strenuous manual labor, such as carrying supplies and equipment through thorny, overgrown fields, over uneven terrain, wet soils, and exposure to biting insects and poisonous plants.


Training / Preparation Required:

Training will be provided the day of by park staff.

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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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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