The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes is an all-volunteer organization. We have over 300 active volunteers doing a wide variety of jobs throughout the year. Volunteers generally work on their own schedule - walking beaches, trails, riding bikes, kayaking, skiing, documenting shipwrecks, building beach stairs, etc.
All of these things are done to make your experience when visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore a wonderful, memorable experience in one of America's most beautiful places.
Because we do not have any paid staff, our overhead is very low. And if you designate a donation toward a specific project, 100% of that donation will go to the project. Overhead is paid for from our General Fund. Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and your donations are tax-deductible.