Volunteer

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If donating your time and effort while living on a remote, roadless island surrounded by the largest freshwater lake in the world appeals to you, consider volunteering at Isle Royale National Park.

Work may require travel throughout the park's backcountry; camping, backpacking, and small boat handling experience is desirable but not mandatory. The time commitment for most positions is 12 weeks, full-time (40 hours/week).

 
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Could you Find Your Park as a visitor services intern?

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Isle Royale Volunteer Opportunties

Visitor Services Interns

This student intern position is located at Isle Royale National Park, located in northern Michigan. Primary duties are assisting with or conducting programs (i.e. orientations, hikes, boat tours, talks, evening program, and social media). Other duties are staffing the visitor center desk, providing trip-planning assistance, and disseminating information. Volunteers will receive appropriate training, guidance, and supervision from the Lead District Interpreter. You may be duty stationed in Windigo or Rock Harbor. If you are 18 years of age or older, you may apply.

When applications are being accepted, tou may apply through the volunteer.gov listing.

  • Applications for an upcoming summer will be taken September 1 to April 1 or until the positions are filled.
  • Summer 2023 Applications are no longer being accepted; all summer 2023 positions have been filled.

Houghton Visitor Services Local Volunteer

This position is located at Isle Royale National Park, located in northern Michigan at the Houghton Visitor Center, Houghton, MI. Primary duties are staffing the visitor center desk and sales area, providing trip-planning assistance, and disseminating information in person or via mail, telephone, or electronic mail (if background check cleared for computer use.). Duties may also include helping to prepare for special events or helping to construct temporary displays and exhibits. Volunteers will receive appropriate training, guidance, and supervision from the Lead District Interpreter.

This position if for local volunteers with flexible work days and work hours throughout the year. It is not duty stationed on the island of Isle Royale.


You may apply through the volunteer.gov listing: Isle Royale National Park Houghton Visitor Services Volunteer.

  • Applications are now being accepted.

Last updated: April 17, 2023

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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone:

906 482-0984

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