Grand Sable Dunes temporary closure to all public entry for visitor safety
Grand Sable Dunes are rapidly eroding into Sable Creek and Lake Superior. The area from the Ghost Forest Trail north to Lake Superior then along the shoreline to the west side of Sable Creek is temporarily closed. Follow closure signs for your safety. More »
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.
When Can We Volunteer?
What Do Volunteers Do?
Volunteers have assisted park staff in each operational division, though most volunteers assist in the maintenance, visitor services, interpretation, and science divisions.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
How Long May I Volunteer?
Your contribution depends on the type of work and the time you have to offer. Scout groups often complete one or two day work projects as they hike the lakeshore's segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Organized volunteer trail crews from universities or other organizations normally work a week or more in the park. Campground hosts are asked to sign up for a minimum four week stay. Student Conservation Association aides generally stay for about two months.
Volunteers are provided a VIP uniform and protective gear if required. A small stipend may be available to reimburse for travel and food expenses. Housing may be available for long-term volunteers. Most volunteers work an eight hour day.
Please refer to the VIP recruiting site bulletin for more information.
How Do I Become A VIP?
Did You Know?
Several species of plants in the Buttercup Family are aquatic, growing underwater in lakes and ponds. A few are even amphibious, meaning that a single plant lives partly on sand along a shoreline and partly submerged. Such plants have runners, like a strawberry plant, and grow roots along the runners. The submerged leaves appear quite different from the ones growing in air.