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. The Friends has programs to help maintain the nearly 53 miles of trails, 35 miles of beach, two rivers, and several lakes within the park. The Friends also has many other supportive programs and roles facilitating educational programs or administrative duties for the organization that aren’t physical in nature.

In Fiscal Year 2020, our volunteers dedicated over 15,000 hours to help built trails, facilitate educational exhibits, purchase and run equipment that helps enhance and maintain the park. When you become a member, you will be surrounded by people that are passionate about preserving nature and educating the public about the history, current programs and projects, and some of the struggles we face in order to protect this valuable resource. 

Apply to be a Volunteer for the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes

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

Click here to see our list of volunteer jobs and apply today! 


Current Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Volunteers 

All of our volunteers are registered as volunteers with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
The 2020 VIP Handbook is a resource for all volunteers.
Additional resources are available on our Staff page

Report your hours and comments – click on the appropriate link:

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


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