Our mission To preserve and protect the historic Point Betsie Lighthouse and keep the lighthouse and Boathouse Museum open for thousands of visitors every year.
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Lighthouse Volunteer

Volunteers help Point Betsie visitors as guides in the lighthouse and the Boathouse Museum, as well as with merchandise and purchases in the gift shop. Volunteer shifts are typically 10-12, 12-2, and 2-4 every day except Tuesday and Wednesday in May, September and October, and every day except Tuesday, June, July and August. Docents may be asked to stand for long periods, climb the tower steps, or walk our grounds.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Behind the Scenes Volunteer

If you’d rather work behind the scenes, you can help with educational programs, story telling/crafts, mailings, facility and/or yard maintenance, or other jobs that help us keep the Point Betsie Lighthouse a treasured destination for locals and visitors. Grounds volunteers may help set up for events, pull weeds, trim shrubs, or sweep sidewalks.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends
How you help Point Betsie is a great place to meet new people, immerse yourself in our local history, and enjoy a spectacular view while helping your community.
About us Point Betsie Lighthouse is located on the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline south of the Sleeping Bear Dunes and north of Frankfort, Michigan. The original 1858 lighthouse, keeper’s residence, fog signal building, and Boathouse Museum are open to the public. Our gift shop carries gifts, apparel, toys, and decorative items to help you remember your trip to the Point Betsie Lighthouse.
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