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Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

  • people at park
    As a volunteer interpreter, you can share the history of our state with others.
  • people in woods
    When you spend time in beautiful places with DNR, you’re bound to learn something new.
  • man holding bird
    Your passion and knowledge can make a difference.
  • people digging
    Share your love of learning with others. Help Hoosiers learn what’s so special about our state.

Doing good feels good. Consider giving your spirits a lift by volunteering with Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Across the state, we have opportunities to work alone or in small groups. Scheduling is flexible, and you can arrange your opportunity directly with a property. Unpaid internships for school credit are also available. Email DNRVolunteer@dnr.IN.gov to match your skills with a nearby property.

Here’s a list of some of the ways citizens work with DNR:

  • Maintain trails
  • Monitor birdhouses
  • Remove invasive plants
  • Clean up waterways
  • Act as a Nature Center Attendant
  • Share photography or artwork
  • Assist with carpentry projects
  • Act as campground hosts
  • Assist with cemetery surveys, archaeological work, and history research
  • Plant rare native plants

Check out these divisions to learn more: