Volunteer Job Descriptions

Becoming a Friend of Sleeping Bear Dunes is a great way to learn about the park while contributing to help preserve its natural resources. As a Friend, you will also have opportunities to interact with visitors throughout the park. In 2020, our volunteers dedicated over 11,000 hours to help maintain trails and beaches, facilitate educational exhibits, as well as purchase and run equipment that helps enhance and maintain the park. 

Please take a look at the list of opportunities for volunteers below and fill out our volunteer registration form. Someone will contact you regarding your interest. Please consider joining our team. We have a spot perfect for you!


Apply to be a volunteer today! 


Below, the job descriptions for specific positions with the Friends. Most of these jobs are currently filled, but we regularly recruit for assistants and trainees for each position. We are a high-functioning all-volunteer organization. Staff turnover and vacation absences are expected, so we strive to have more than one person capable of doing each job for backup and succession planning.
View the Organization Chart to see how these positions work together.

We are an All-Volunteer Organization, and we need your help! All of our volunteers are registered volunteers with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The 2021 Volunteer Handbook is a resource for all volunteers.

Click on the links below to open a pdf file of the job description you are interested in.
Unless otherwise specified, all positions are unpaid, volunteer opportunities.


Management and Administration

Program Management and Volunteers

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