JBER Volunteers & Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities in the Anchorage Bowl including JBER

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Send Email to:  673 FSS/FSFR Family Programs

907-384-1517  JBER Volunteer Coordinators 




JBER Youth Coaches Needed


Year-round volunteer opportunities to support youth sports. Please check out our JBER Sports & Anchorage Military Community Little League websites & Facebook pages:http://jberlife.com/youth-sports/

JBER Youth Sports Facebook Page link:https://www.facebook.com/JBERYouthSports/ 
Kennecott Youth Center Facebook Page Link:https://www.facebook.com/KennecottYC/



‚ÄčASYMCA Bargain Shop


 We are looking for volunteers who can: a) sort donations b) stock/organize shelves c) lift heavy items d) clean e) greet/assist customers. Visit the ASYMCA Bargain Shop during business hours, contact the Bargain Shop at 753-6134, or email us at bargain.shop@akasymca.org.

Or contact our Luke Avenue Welcome Center at 552-9622, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 pm.

The ASYMCA Bargain Shop is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.




When: Friday, Saturday and federal holidays, 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. (volunteers can show up as early as 10 p.m.).
Where: 2nd floor of the Warrior Zone on JBER-R (Bldg 655 near Fire Station 4).
Dress: Casual civilian attire; dress for the weather.
Details: JBADD may provide two vehicles if they are available or you may have to use your POV. One male and female driver must be present to pick up passengers. Warrior Zone will have Internet, TVs, computers, games, gaming systems, DVDs, and a quiet study area. It's five or six volunteer hours for your next rating period or award package. After the shift, make sure the building is secure and rooms are clean. Make a plan and if that plan fails call JBADD. JBADD Hotline- 384-RIDE (7433).  View the JBADD Flyer


ASYMCA Atwood Military Lounge


Did you know that the ASYMCA Atwood Military Lounge in the Ted Stevens International Airport provides service to an average of 1,000 visitors each month? The lounge, open 16 hours a day, 365 days a year, gives visitors from all branches of service and their dependents a safe, quiet place to relax. Daily operations are handled by volunteers, with support and overall program management by the ASYMCA. The extraordinary efforts of our volunteers have made the lounge a success for over 30 years.

View monthly schedules and sign up for shifts at www.asymca.org/alaska-mcl Please feel free to contact the ASYMCA if you have any questions, or need assistance with signing up for a shift.

Do you have a group looking for a volunteer opportunity? Units & booster clubs that 'adopt' the lounge for a two- or four-week period are eligible for honorarium funding of up to $1,000 from the ASYMCA. This is a great way for groups to earn volunteer hours and raise money for Booster Club projects! Email the ASYMCA at welcome.center@akasymca.org for more information about the Adopt-A-Lounge Program.


Alaska Military Youth Academy


            Make a Difference. The Alaska Military Youth Academy is an accredited High School on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for Alaskans between the ages of 16 and 18 years old and at risk of not completing their educational goals. Cadets must have a mentor who is willing to visit with, support and keep them encouraged during their stay with us (residential phase) and for one year afterwards. A percentage of our cadets come from rural locations around the state and do not personally know anyone in the Anchorage or Mat-Su area who can support them. Some of our cadets also come from less- than-ideal family circumstances and/or communities, and no support system willing or able to encourage positive life choices.
By volunteering as a mentor, you are agreeing to commit to a time investment in the life of a young Alaskan and to build up tomorrow's future. You would be a vital part of encouraging a student to pursue their dreams; you may help provide tools and shed light on opportunities that they haven't considered. You will witness the transformation of kids with doubtful futures into young men and women with the educational tools and emotional capabilities to succeed in the next stage of their life. The minimum time commitment is simply one hour each week on the JBER, Camp Carroll Campus during the 22-week residential phase and, when geographically feasible, during the 12 month post-residential phase. Mentors must be 21 years old or older, the same sex as the cadet they are mentoring, not live in the same household, and able to pass a criminal background check.
Please visit our website at www.akmya.org or follow us on our Facebook page (Alaska Military Youth Academy ~ AMYA)  to find out more about our program, or contact the program coordinator at 907-428-7337 or deborah.morton@alaska.gov.