News from the Park

Volunteer Opportunities Ahead

Written by Nancy Hise

We have a small crew of faithful volunteers.  They would like to share the workload with you with a variety of volunteer opportunities.  

An immediate response is needed on the first one.  Phyllis, our new Naturalist Educator and the face you see first at the Visitor Center has this opportunity for you.  

FROM PHYLLIS: I'm reaching out to you to see if any of you would be interested and available to help with a kite making and flying program this summer. I have a friend who flies a stunt kite. She's also a naturalist and educator. She'd love to help with a program, so I am looking for extra hands to help kids make kites that they can then fly on the beach or elsewhere in the park.

The dates we're considering are Saturday, June 8th, or Saturday, August 3rd. I know that kite-making programs can be a big draw, so I'm looking for helpers. I'll settle on a date once I see how much help I can get. Please let me know in the next few days if you're up for helping or if you know of others who might lend a hand!  Call Phyllis at the park office - 262-285-3015.


Concessions Manager and Volunteer Coordinator:  This year we would love to open our concessions located at the Ansay Welcome Center.  But without a manager, we can't.  Are you up for a challenge of getting volunteers together, ordering supplies, working a few hours yourself?  Please contact Nancy through our email - .

Soda Machine Stocker and Ordering: Our faithful friend, Neil is looking for someone to help with soda machine stocking, ordering and cash collection.  He typically opens and stocks the machines by the Welcome Center, Office and Campgrounds prior to the start of May 1st camping season.  He is willing to show you the ropes.  Contact us asap through our email if you want to find out more about this volunteer opportunity -

Wood Transport Crew: This crew manages a labor of love to transport the wood culled from downed trees and seasoned through the winter from the maintenance shed off of County Rd D to the firewood shed by the Visitor Center.  We sell a lot of wood to campers and day visitors during May through October.  The profits from park wood is money that stays at Harrington Beach State Park. Last year our profits topped $14, 000.  BUT we need willing volunteers and strong backs.  All that is required is for you to watch a short video for equipment safety.  Park equipment is available to transport the wood.  Many hands make light work, so contact us today and we'll put your name on a list for future volunteer opportunities.

There are many other volunteer needs.  To ask what the park staff needs most, call the office at 262-285-3015.  Thanks and see you at the park!