Dedicated to the support of the Ludington State Park!

For a description of some of the volunteer opportunities, please reference the Programming tab under About US or click here

Volunteer Opportunities

    • Saturday, December 09, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Saturday, March 02, 2024
    • 8:00 PM
    • Ludington State Park Warming Shelter

    Sign-up to Volunteer for Lantern-lit Events by clicking here

    Hike a lantern-lit trail through a portion of the Ludington State Park including a stop at a campfire at the amphitheater where hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting is available.  If conditions allow, about 40 pairs of snowshoes are available to borrow at no cost.  FLSP volunteers can help people new to snowshoeing strap them on.  If there isn't sufficient snow, the hikes are by foot and still present a nice way to enjoy the park on a winter's evening.  The lighted trail begins at the Warming Shelter, located next to the parking lot at the end of State Highway M-116.  There is no charge to participate, but a Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry to Ludington State Park. 

    • Saturday, March 16, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Piney Ridge Road and 19th Street

    Join Emily Leslie, DNR Natural Resource Steward, on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for an invasive species pull in the Ludington State Park.


    Meet at the small parking area at the intersection of Piney Ridge Road and 19th Street, which is just north of the Hobby Crest Resort.


    Join in the effort to oust Japanese barberry from the coastal dune system!  This invasive plant has found its way into our natural areas and threatens to displace the forest understory.  No experience is necessary, and training and tools will be provided.  Long sleeves and long pants are recommended to protect against thorns. 


    For more information or to register please contact Emily at (517) 242-8760 LeslieE1@michigan.gov.

Past Volunteer Opportunities

Sunday, October 15, 2023 Ludington State Park Invasive Species Pull
Saturday, October 07, 2023 Fall Festival at LSP
Monday, September 25, 2023 Volunteer Opportunity - Ludington State Park Litter Pick-ups
Friday, September 01, 2023 Volunteer Opportunity - Returnables Program
Saturday, August 12, 2023 Ludington State Park Invasive Species Pull
Monday, July 17, 2023 Volunteer Opportunity - Ludington State Park Litter Pick-ups
Saturday, June 24, 2023 Volunteer Opportunity - Blessing of the Boats
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 Volunteer Opportunity - Entertainment / Guest Presenter Series Volunteers
Saturday, June 03, 2023 Ludington State Park Garlic Mustard Pull
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Campsite Number Painting
Monday, April 24, 2023 Volunteer Opportunity - Ludington State Park Litter Pick-ups
Saturday, April 22, 2023 Run for the Trees Volunteers
Saturday, January 28, 2023 Volunteering for Brrrewfest January 28, 2023
Saturday, January 07, 2023 Lantern-lit snowshoe, X-country skiing and/or hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2022 Fall Festival at LSP
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Volunteer Opportunity - Entertainment Series Volunteers
Monday, April 25, 2022 Volunteer Opportunity - Ludington State Park Litter Pick-ups
Saturday, February 26, 2022 Snowshoe/Hike Lantern Lighting Volunteers
Saturday, January 29, 2022 Volunteering for Brrewfest 2022
Saturday, October 09, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity -- Michigan Adventure Race
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Ludington State Park Litter Pick-up
Saturday, August 28, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Michigan Reptiles & Amphibians
Saturday, August 28, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Michigan Reptiles & Amphibians
Saturday, August 21, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Uneven Ground (Celtic Music)
Saturday, August 14, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Salt City Dixie Jazz Band
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Shipski Magic Show
Saturday, August 07, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Hicks with Picks (music)
Wednesday, August 04, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Chloe Kimes & Band (music)
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Canopy Space (music)
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Birds of Prey
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Ludington State Park Litter Pick-up
Saturday, July 17, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Road Less Traveled (music)
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Mark Dvorak (music)
Saturday, July 10, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Kitty Donohoe (music)
Wednesday, July 07, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Awesome Distraction (music)
Saturday, July 03, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at 3rd Coast Gypsy Jazz Band
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Mike Lenich (music)
Saturday, June 26, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Lee Murdock (music)
Saturday, June 26, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity -- Coast to Coast and Loop Rides
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pass the Bucket at Rupert Wates (music)

Friends of Ludington State Park, P.O. Box 123, Ludington, MI 49431 --  Contact us via Email

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