Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge welcomes interested volunteers from the local community and farther abroad to assist staff in accomplishing a variety of goals...

Youth Volunteers
Student Conservation Association
Environmental Ed. & Visitor Center
Cabin & Facility Maintenance
Invasive Weeds Management
Biological Research
Contact Info 

  • Youth Volunteers (age 13+)

    KRYL Volunteer

    We welcome youth volunteers to assist with several refuge programs. Opportunities include: Salmon Camp Aide, Avian Monitoring (bird banding), Visitor Center Docent or Internship, and assisting our staff with events and environmental education programs.

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  • Student Conservation Association

    SCA intern with camper

    Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge hires 4-5 seasonal interns to assist with Environmental Education and Visitor Services through the Student Conservation Association (SCA) each year.  4 positions available for the summer season (May-August) and possibly 1 position available for the winter months.  Please check for position descriptions and apply through SCA.

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  • Environmental Ed & Visitor Center

    Visitor Center Docent

    In 2011, more than 70 people volunteered their time to assist us with environmental education programs, staffing our Visitor Center, and operating special events like Envirothon and International Migratory Bird Day.  We can always use your help!  Find out how to get involved today. 

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  • Maintenance

    Cabin Construction Crew

    Lend us your carpentry, mechanical, or landscaping expertise!  Assist maintenance staff with facilities and grounds at Refuge headquarters or the Visitor Center year-round. Volunteers may also assist in the refuge at any of 9 remote public use cabins or the research headquarters at Camp Island in Karluk Lake.  One seasonal position available each summer.

  • Invasive Plant Management

    Invasive plants volunteers

    Assist staff in the eradication of invasive plants like hawkweed. Management efforts in the refuge focus on Camp Island in Karluk Lake, but may also include cooperative efforts with other agencies and private lands bordering the Refuge. Projects are normally 4-5 days and may consist of survey and marking, herbicide application, or flower removal.  Flights, food and accommodations provided. Must be flexible, as schedules depend on weather.

  • Biological Research

    Measuring a KIMU chick

    We rely on volunteers to assist refuge biologists with the collection and processing of field data for a variety of projects.  Join us in town for periodic bird banding or apply for one of our seasonal internships for a life-changing summer working with wildlife in remote areas of the refuge.

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  • Contact

    For more information about volunteer opportunities, please call Lisa Hupp, Volunteer Coordinator at (907)-487-0285, email lisa_hupp@fws.gov, or stop by the Visitor Center at 402 Center Ave.