Volunteer Lighthouse Keeper Opportunity!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Sterans Park1 N Lakeshore DriveLudington, MI 49431
Ludington North Breakwater Lighthouse
Day Keeper opportunities on Monday's and Thursday's


Volunteer Lighthouse Keeper Opportunities!!

All along beautiful Lake Michigan

The purposes of our volunteer keeper program are:

  1. to preserve and restore the lighthouses under our care
  2. to give people an opportunity to visit the lights and climb the towers
  3. to educate our guests aboutMichigan’s maritime history

Day keeper oppertunities to work at the Ludington North Breakwater Lighhouse. Join the local group of Volenteers "Breakers" as the keep the light open to the summer time visitors from 10am to 5pm on Monday's and Thursday's each week. Opnings start May 29th and run through Sept. 4th. Voluneteer for one day or several.

Ludington North Breakwater: Located at Sterns Park in Ludington,the keepers of the breakwater will have tasks such as collecting money from tours and gift shop sales, share history of the lighthouse with visitors, keep the lighthouse clean, keep gift shop stocked, keep an eye on visitors from not touching the light at the top of the lighthouse, and have fun!

To be a volunteer one must be a member of Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association. Along with member application, the volunteer application and expectations/regulations will need to be filled out, which can be found on our website, www.splka.org. A letter stating why you are interested in becoming a volunteer keeper, a brief resume outlining previous work and volunteer experience and two letters of reference will also be needed. Questions please call the office at 231-845-7417.


  • History
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Day keepers can be for one day or several
  • Work in shifts. Two shifts per day.

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