If you have ever yearned to gain a glimpse of the lighthouse keepers
life, while simultaneously assisting with the operation and maintenance of
a historic lighthouse, you might consider serving as a volunteer keeper at
the Cheboygan River Front Range light for a weekend during the summer
Two volunteers (couples or good friends) will share a bedroom at the
lighthouse at no charge while providing
an enjoyable and hospitable environment for visitors from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays between Memorial Day and
Keepers will emphasize safety precautions for the visitors as they proceed
up into the tower and regulate the number of people in the tower to two
people in the lantern at one time. Daily cleaning of the lantern is
necessary as well as sweeping down the tower stairs. An important duty of
the Keepers will be to staff the gift shop. You will be trained to
maintain a record of sales, collect cash, make credit card sales and make
change. In addition, daily cleaning of the gift shop including dusting,
vacuuming and sweeping will be necessary.
Since volunteer Keepers will work in pairs, you will be free to swap
between gift shop and tour duties as you see fit. Keepers will also be
responsible for building and grounds maintenance throughout the day. This
may include sweeping down buildings, mowing the lawn, trimming grass,
changing light bulbs, etc. There will also be special projects from time
to time - ranging from carpentry, light demolition, painting, etc.,
depending on the individual keeper’s skills and abilities.
Located centrally downtown Cheboygan, the experience of serving as a
weekend volunteer keeper at the Cheboygan River Front Range light offers a
unique combination of staying in a historic riverfront lighthouse
enjoying all the amenities of a bustling downtown area.
There is no charge for volunteering at the lighthouse.
However, volunteers must be GLLKA members. For additional information contact us by any of the methods shown
at the bottom of any page on this website.