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Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
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The Alaska Public Lands Information Center logo - a blue box is topped by the shape of Alaska.
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 area of 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 people who would enjoy working in our Visitor Center interacting with visitors, working with children's groups and updating our website.  We will work with the volunteers to set a schedule that can vary from a few hours per week up to 40 hours per week.


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



The National Park Service arrowhead logo. An upside down arrowhead outlines the scene. A tall sequoia tree stands to the left of a bison grazing on grass. To the right lies a lake. In the background is a mountain.
If you're looking to volunteer with the National Park Service, check out the National NPS Volunteer-in-Parks page to learn more about our Volunteers-In-Parks program.


The logo for the US Forest Service. A badge shaped emblem holds one long spruce tree in a cream colored background.

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 the USDA Forest Service's Volunteer page for more information.



The icon for Alaska State Parks--A bald eagle flies over a white mountain.

Alaska State Parks are looking for volunteers and employees. Call the Volunteer Coordinator for the Alaska State Parks at 907-269-8707, or visit the Alaska State Parks Volunteer Program page. 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.



The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Icon is a duck in flight over a body of water. A fish leaps from the water as the sun is setting over the mountains in the background, covering it in orange light.

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 the US Fish & Wildlife Service Volunteer page.



The logos for the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Geological Survey is a triangle pointed downward with a mountain in the background, a tree in the front right, and a river leading from the front towards the mountain.

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 America's Natural and Cultural Resources Volunteer Portal, volunteer.gov.





 
Close up of white, five petal flowers of an albino fireweed plant. Common purple fireweed surrounds the unusual flowers. Did You Know?
Fireweed has an albino color morph. While rare, and usually only found in years of high bloom, it can vary from light pink petals with dark pink sepals to pure white.