There are many ways for you to put your skills and resources to work at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It all depends on what you enjoy. There are volunteer events that may last only a few hours, and there are long-term projects that may require several months to complete but gives you the flexibility to fit it into your schedule.
The Friends maintain the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. There are two levels of volunteer opportunities with the SBHT: Trail Crew (heavy maintenance) and Trail Ambassador (light maintenance, report heavy maintenance issues, and assist Trail users by answering questions and providing information). If you want to help with the trail, contact the Trail Ambassador Coordinator.
The Friends also coordinate the Adopt-A-Beach, Adopt-A-Garden, Adopt-A-River and Adopt-A-Trail programs. It’s easy, fun, and you can make a difference in the environment and visitor experience at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore by joining one of these programs. Click for a list of the Volunteer Opportunities.
Join Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes and receive our Newsletter and frequent updates on projects and events. Meet other people who, like yourself, want to make a positive difference in preserving the natural beauty and cultural history of the Sleeping Bear Dunes area. Even if you don’t join as an official member, you can receive our e-mail updates.