Several of Indiana’s state parks, state-forest and state-recreation properties are looking for volunteers to serve as campground hosts in exchange for free camping during their service. Hosts work a minimum of 20 hours per week. The volunteer period length varies at properties based on the number of applicants and on the amount and type of work required. Properties are looking for dedicated campers who enjoy working outdoors, as well as with people and DNR staff. A complete list of site availability and detailed information about hosting duties is at or you can contact the property where you would like to serve as a host. Completion of a volunteer application is required to be eligible. Download a volunteer application form at