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A wide variety of volunteer service opportunities are available at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore:

  • Be a lightkeeper- spend several weeks or a full summer giving lighthouse tours and assisting park visitors.
  • Serve as an island host at an island campground.
  • Assist the public at a mainland information desk.
  • Take part in natural resource management projects.
  • Work with our maintenance crew in caring for buildings and grounds.

Volunteer positions are an excellent way to assist the National Park Service achieve its goal of protecting the Apostle Islands and their visitors, and making this priceless resource available for public enjoyment. Volunteers can learn new skills and gain experiences available nowhere else.

Shared housing is provided for island-based volunteers, and may be available for some mainland positions.

If you'd like to know more about the volunteer program at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, follow these links:

Frequently Asked Questions

Types of Volunteer Positions

Living at a Lighthouse

The application period for most summer volunteer positions opens in November and will be posted on volunteer.gov.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the park Volunteer Coordinator by email or phone: 715-779-3397.

We look forward to hearing from you!



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Last updated: August 3, 2021

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Bayfield , WI 54814


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