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The Alaska Public Lands Information Center

The Alaska Public Lands Information Center-Anchorage
Thank you for your interest in volunteering. We at the Alaska Public Lands Information Center in Anchorage feel that we have excellent opportunities for you to make a difference while enjoying the outdoors in Alaska. Anchorage, the largest northern most city in the world, has an ideal combination of urban and nearby wilderness. City parks and coastal trails are within walking distance of downtown Anchorage. Fishing, hiking, and other recreational adventures lie within a 30-minutes drive or a 10-minute flight from the city.

The Alaska Public Lands Information Centers combine the information resources of nine federal and state land management agencies. The Centers were mandated by the U.S.Congress in 1980 (1) to provide residents and visitors to Alaska with convenient locations to gather recreational information needed in enjoying public lands and (2) to stimulate environmental education in the local communities throughout theyear. Alaska has more than 235 federal or state conservation units which encompass more than 75 percent of the total land areaof the state. These areas include Denali and Katmai National Parks, the Arctic and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuges, Tongass and Chugach National Forests, McNeil River Game Sanctuary, and Chugach State Park. The Alaska Center in Anchorage (AAPLIC),managed by the National Park Service, is an exciting single location for planning excursions and learning about the wild and fragile resources of any of these magnificent parks, forests, or wildlife refuges.

We are looking for a single person or couple who would enjoy helping us with our small bookstore. This position requires someone to work 40 hours each week, although there is the possibility of several three-day weekends. Duties involve stocking, running the cash register, assisting Park Rangers with visitor center operations, and interacting with visitors from all over the world. Training begins in May. We can provide an efficiency apartment along with a small daily reimbursement.

If you're interested in this volunteer position, or any others that may be offered, fill out this form, and send it to chris_smith@nps.gov.



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If you're looking to volunteer with the National Park Service, check out http:/www.nps.gov/volunteer to learn more about our Volunteers-In-Parks program.


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The U.S. Forest Service needs volunteers in Southeast Alaska to help with campgrounds in the Tongass National Forest. If you're interested in being a campground host or hostess, visit their website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/work_with_us/campgroundhosts.shtml for more information.



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Alaska State Parks are looking for volunteers and employees. Call the Volunteer Coordinator for the Alaska State Parks at 907-269-8707, or visit http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/vip/. Positions may include campground hosts, museum assistants, caretakers, and many more. Volunteers will receive training and valuable experience for their assistance. Volunteers must be 18 years of age, and legal US Citizens.



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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for volunteers to help within National Wildlife Refuges. Volunteer positions may include helping to remove invasive species, doing clerical work, leading tours, and working with researchers. For more information, go to http://www.fws.gov/volunteers/index.html.



The logos for the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Geological Survey

The Bureau of Land Management and at the United States Geological Survey are currently looking to fill volunteer positions. To find these opportunities, go to volunteer.gov.





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