In the summer season, the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes hosts weekly events in the park from Yoga on the beach to walks in the park, and beach or river clean-ups.


Keep an eye out for activities we host in the park by viewing our News & Events Page or subscribing to our Monthly Newsletter by filling out your information at the bottom of this page. 


Group of Friends of Sleeping Bear volunteers after the start-of-season training.

2020 Volunteer Training Set for June 27th at 1pm


This year we will be encouraging ALL Friends members to attend.
We should have a new hours-reporting system up and running and will want to make sure to share this and any other new information.
1.  Training opened by Chair, Jeff Brown
2. Whole group training from Matt Mohrman, Law Enforcement and any other Park personnel selected by Matt.
3. Hours-reporting presentation by IT committee.
4.  Very short whole-group messages.
4. Break into small groups based on volunteer activity: Adopt-A Beach, Adopt-A Trail, Adopt-a-River, etc.
The training is scheduled to end at 3 and will be followed by a short Board and Staff meeting.
Please plan to attend this one-time training session. 
Some groups, like BARK ranger, Accessibility, and Adopt-A-River conduct separate training sessions.
Location: Empire Town Hall, 10088 W Front St, Empire, MI 49630
If you are not yet registered as a Friends Volunteer, we have many areas for people of all ability to participate. You can review the roles and apply to volunteer today! 

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