Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country. Today's volunteers are active, dynamic, creative individuals who possess the skills, desire, patience and time to accomplish a wide variety of tasks. Volunteers-In-Parks are Very Important People (VIPs)! In Fiscal Year 2003, 122,000 volunteers donated 4.5 million hours to your national parks. Volunteers are accepted from the public without regard to race, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.
Keweenaw Heritage Sites Volunteer Opportunites
In addition to the opportunites listed above, many of the park's partners, known as Keweenaw Heritage Sites, also have a need for volunteers. Download the current list here. (adobe pdf)
Did You Know?
The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan was home to one of our nation's first mineral rushes. Prospectors seeking copper travelled there in the middle 1840's, a few years before the "49'ers" sought gold out west. The story of this rush is told today at Keweenaw National Historical Park.