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).
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.
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.
Last updated: April 17, 2023