Join Us!

Volunteering at the park is a great way to make new friends, have fun and learn more about the park and Lake Michigan. Interested? Fill out our volunteer interest form and we’ll be in touch soon! Or keep scrolling to find the opportunity that fits you.

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Make a Difference

by volunteering your time and talent as a…

Board or Committee Member

Want to help serve the community on our board or a committee? Please send an email to admin@friendslsp.org

Park Ambassador

Greet and inform visitors about the park, upcoming events and activities. Sign up for a shift on the weekend, weekdays or evenings.


Assist park staff in conducting educational classes and programs. A background in teaching and\or natural sciences is desirable but not required.

Citizen Scientist

Help the park staff gather information on scientific endeavors at the park, such as bird surveys, water data or conducting visitor surveys.

Lakeshore Caretakers

Assist park staff with the many projects required to operate and maintain a Wisconsin state park.

Special Event Staff

Assist in the set up, operation and takedown of various events at the park, such as the Urban Island Beach Party, Beach Bonfires, Sturgeon Fest, and many more.

Already Signed Up?

Don’t forget to fill out our volunteer agreement form.

Complete the volunteer agreement form in advance or fill one out at the park. Still need more information? Contact Elaine Zautke at 414-274-4281 or elaine.zautke@wisconsin.gov or get in touch and we’ll reach out soon.

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