The Presque Isle Light Station, one of Erie’s treasured historic sites, will be open to the public on a regular basis for the first time this summer. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources signed a thirty-five lease with the newly formed Light Station Board to restore the site as a heritage attraction, and they are in need of several volunteers to help assist with this new adventure.
The plan is to have the lighthouse tower open for public tours every weekend and Monday holidays starting Memorial Weekend from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Opportunities for volunteers include welcoming visitors and guiding tours, as well as helping with other jobs and special events during the summer and early fall.
Volunteers will be asked to commit to a minimum of 6 hours per month ( two, three-hour shifts) or spend one day a month at the lighthouse (6 hours).
Every volunteer will receive a take-home Volunteer Manual, and two training sessions will be done in early May. In addition, there are benefits you will receive as a volunteer. Sign up today and become part of the lighthouse family.
For questions or to get a volunteer application, call the Presque Isle Light Station at (814) 823-9270 and leave your name and phone number.