Current Volunteers and Staff

This page contains tools and information for volunteers supporting Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes.
If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please visit our  Volunteer Page

COVID-19 Response
Update March 26th, 2020

A note from Scott Tucker, Superintendent, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore:

Friends,  Although we appreciate the passion and commitment of our volunteers, the Lakeshore is in an essential function mode and ONLY Law Enforcement and a handful of facilities staff are allowed to work in the park . This will remain for the duration the Shelter-In-place order by the Governor.  At this time, we can not have volunteers working and representing park.  

March 17th, 2020

During this difficult period when the United States and the rest of the world are working to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes wants to do whatever it can to support this effort and to help keep our members, supporters, associates, and Lakeshore visitors safe. To this end, we will follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, the State of Michigan, and other governmental activities.

For us, the most relevant guidance is to maintain “social distance” and to avoid large or unnecessary gatherings. To achieve that goal, we are taking the following actions, effective immediately:

We will continually monitor the situation with COVID-19 and will update this guidance as needed. Changes, cancelations, or resumptions will be posted on the Friends website and communicated via email.

For more information on how the Corona Virus COVID-19 is affecting the National Park Service, visit their web site:


Volunteer Resources

All of our volunteers are registered as volunteers with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Volunteers who need an annual pass to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to do their volunteer work, and should request one at the Visitor Center after reporting volunteer hours for at least one month.

The Volunteer Handbook is a resource for all volunteers.

The Orginization Chart lists who is responsible for each task under the organization’s main functions and is a good tool to help get to know more about the Friend’s. 

Current Friends Volunteers Report Volunteer Hours and Information

Click on the appropriate link below to report your hours and comments:

If you observe a safety concern please visit the SAFETY REPORT page to fill out a report.


Do you have a suggestion for a New Event or Program?

Propose a fundraising or informational EVENT. Click the link and fill out the form and your idea will be sent to other staff or board members, who can assist you with the event. If approvals are required, this form will initiate the approval process. 

Propose a new PROGRAM (like Adopt-A-Beach or Ambassador program). All new programs for Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes must be approved by the Board of Directors. This form will send your idea and background information to the right people to work through the approval process.

Join our Volunteer Group on Facebook! 

We want your experience to be fun and rewarding. A great way to enhance your involvement with the Friends is when you make real connections with other like-minded folks who share your love and devotion to your National Lakeshore. 

Our closed group on Facebook is exclusively for FOSBD volunteers. You can go there and share all kinds of things of interest with fellow volunteers. Make new friends, learn new skills, ask questions or give advice, share your experiences, and post your pictures! We encourage all our volunteers to join and participate! Click on the image above or use this link to go to the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Volunteer Group and JOIN! 

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