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Volunteer host opportunities

Would you like to camp for free this summer? In exchange for volunteer service, such as answering guest questions, planning activities, giving tours and performing light maintenance duties, you can camp (or stay) for free at some of our most desired locations!

campground host standing in campsite with host sign

Campground hosts

For anyone who loves spending time in Michigan state parks and rustic state forest campgrounds, serving as a campground just might be the perfect gig. In exchange for waived camping fees, each volunteer is responsible for 30 hours of service per week, including answering visitor questions, planning campground activities and performing light maintenance duties.

dock leading up to boats in harbor

Harbor hosts

We're seeking volunteers to serve as harbor hosts DeTour, Presque Isle, Straits and Tawas state harbors harbors! In exchange, harbor slip fees are waived.

Two lighthouse keepers at Tawas

Lighthouse keepers

The Tawas Point Lighthouse Keeper Program accepting applications for keepers May 1 through Oct. 29. Those selected will get to live in the restored keeper’s quarters at the historic Tawas Point Lighthouse, located in Tawas Point State Park off Tawas Bay in Lake Huron.

Hartwick Pines Memorial Building

Hartwick Pines Memorial Building hosts

Hartwick Pines State Park, located just northeast of Grayling, is seeking volunteer hosts for the historic Memorial Building. In exchange for free camping at the park's campground, volunteers present programs and lead tours at the historic Memorial Building.