​​The Friends of Whitefish Dunes

What are the benefits of volunteering?

  • Opportunities to participate in activities, programs and projects that improve the environment.

  • A sense of accomplishment in being involved.

  • Reference for future job applications.

  • Social functions.

  • Ongoing training and education.

  • Income tax deductions

The volunteer program began in April of 1982, when volunteers and the staff naturalist conducted the first school programs. The program has grown steadily, with more than 30 people lending their knowledge, experience and talent to a variety of important park efforts.

In addition to school programs, volunteers conduct public hikes about birds, wildflowers, insects and poisonous and edible plants. They also help with design, construction, and maintenance of exhibits; assist with plant and wildlife surveys; construct, place and monitor birdhouses; take photographs and write articles for publications.


Volunteer

Volunteers are a special group of people assisting, participating in, developing and promoting park activities.