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Volunteer

 Volunteers have contributed thousands of hours of their time and expertise to the work of the Alaska Maritime Refuge.

Volunteers have contributed thousands of hours of their time and expertise to the work of the Alaska Maritime Refuge. 

 

Samples of volunteer work
 

  • Educate the visiting public and school children at the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center in Homer. 
  • Three months on a remote Aleutian island documenting the numbers and variety of seabirds. 
  • Collect fish samples and oceanographic data for studies of the marine environment aboard the refuge's research vessel, the M/V Tiglax. 
  • Maintain equipment and facilities at field stations on Adak Island and in the Pribilof Islands. 

 

 

How to Volunteer

Biology Volunteers

Please send a resume and a cover letter indicating the kind of positions you are interested in and any special skills you have such as bird surveys, isolated field camps and/or skiff and outboard operation, by e-mail alaskamaritime@fws.gov or mail to the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, 95 Sterling Highway # 1, Homer, AK 99603.

Visitor Center Volunteers

To work in the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, e-mail or write to the address above. Include your area(s) of interest, availability, and any special skills you'd like us to know about.

Benefits

Volunteer stipends and travel expenses vary by the position. Generally, full time biology volunteers receive travel to Alaska and food and housing in the field. Visitor center volunteers who arrive by RV, do not receive travel but do receive a trailer site and daily stipend. Volunteers are covered by the federal workmen's compensation program in case of an injury or accident while on duty.


 

Last Updated: May 27, 2014
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