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KRYL volunteer at Salmon Camp

Kodiak Refuge Youth Leadership Program (KRYL):  June-August
Do you want to inspire children with a sense of wonder about their environment?  Assist our Salmon Camp staff with environmental education activities and preparation during the summer. This is a mentoring program designed for Junior High and High School Students (7th-12th grade). We request that you be available for at least a full one week session. For more information or to apply contact the Environmental Education Specialist (907-487-0283) or Volunteer Coordinator (907-487-0285). You can learn more from our 2017 Flier and download a 2017 Application. Application deadline: April 22, 2017

Visitor Center: September-April
Youth are also welcome to volunteer in the Visitor Center. We ask that you be available to volunteer 2-3 hours at least once a week. Gain experience with customer service, share your knowledge about Kodiak with visitors, and assist staff in operating the Alaska Geographic bookstore. 16 and up preferred. Seasonal position with housing and stipend possible for college students or recent graduates: assist our staff as a full-time intern and participate in environmental education programming, community outreach, and as an exhibit docent. 

Kodiak College Internship: September-April
Offered each semester in partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage, this internship is a 295 Business Administration 3 credit, semester long course.  Get valuable experience working with the public and assist with our partner non-profit bookstore operations.  15-20 hour/week commitment; tuition costs covered and seasonal housing a possibility.  Must be enrolled as a student at UAA.

Bird Banding (May-August)  Assist our avian biologist with mist-netting and bird banding operations at the Refuge Buskin River headquarters.  This is an exciting opportunity to get close and work with birds, either as a net-tender or taking biological measurements.  No experience necessary, new learners welcome!  Ages 15 and up.  Meet 6 days throughout the summer at daybreak, dates TBD.  Orientation session in early summer.  Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to sign up. 
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2017
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