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Volunteer Opportunities in the Anchorage Bowl including JBER

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907-384-1517  JBER Volunteer Coordinators   907-552-4943

Volunteer Agencies
Agency Point of Contact
Alaska Fisher House Jenny Hall or Tracey Martiny jber.alaska.fisher.house@gmail.com 907.222.1673
Alaska Military Youth Academy Deb Morton 907.428.7337
Alaska State Defense Force  COL (AK) John C. James 907.428.6819 https://dmva.alaska.gov/ASDF/ and search for Alaska State Defense Force on FaceBook
Alaska Veterans Museum Jann Sherrill  813.545.6957  jannsherrill54@gmail.com Web: www.alaskaveterans.org  Address: 333 West 4th Ave, Suite 227, Anchorage AK 99501
American Red Cross Christy Cook 907.552.5253
ASYMCA  Brina Lynch    Main line 907.552.9622 and direct line 907.753.6134
ASYMCA Bargain Shop  Trixie Bauld or Laura Fox, 907.552.9622  welcome.center@akasymca.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska Heather Hauser,   heather.hauser@bbbsak.org,    907.231.5663
Boy Scout Troop 190   Bill Sutter, 907-602-0117, Bill.sutter.bsa@gmail.com?subject=Boy Scouts
Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) Denise  Osborne   dosborne@citci.org      907.793.3209
Cub Scouts, Pack 423 Raúl A. Rovira Santerre    907.887.3450
Habitat For Humanity Erika Shedlarski  907.868.3673   eshedlarski@habitatanchorage.org
JBER Library Tesha Mulkey   907.384.1640
JBER Youth Sports Paul Caron 907.552.2266
Junior Achievement of Alaska Amarin Ellis   907.344.0101 Ext #2
Project Healing Waters Jan Schnorr   907.538.1818
Senior Veterans Group:
Anchorage Senior Activity Center (ASAC) 
 Maria James mjames.seniorvets@yahoo.com Cell 907.227.5503 or 907.770-.2000 Msg. Only
Special Olympics Alaska- State Bowling Tournament (16 - 18 Nov) Lt John Clark or Capt Aubrie Frazier, 907-552-3246 or email: johnpclark93@gmail.com            
Special Olympics Alaska - Anchorage (Regional Bowling Tournament  TSgt Franklin Rudd, 552-4637, or email: anchorage@specialolympicsalaska.org
The Salvation Army Jaclyn Ellis, (907) 339-3427, jaclyn.ellis@usw.salvationarmy.org         
USO Barbara Knaak  907.406.2452
Opportunites

The Salvation Army
Needs Volunteers

Our big event which we could use help on is GIFT. GIFT is a partnership program between Lutheran Social Services, Food Bank of Alaska and The Salvation Army that distributes food and toys to Anchorage families who are in need for the holiday season. Eligible families can select an age appropriate toy for each of their children as well as pick up ingredients for a traditional holiday meal.

We need help with registering people for the event, which is November 14 -17th.          
  

We need help with sorting toys for the event, which will be from November 28th – December 8th.

 

We also need help setting up for the event and at the event itself. The set up day is December 11th, and the event is on December 12th and 13th.

 

If you send people to our webpage, https://volunteer.usawest.org/Home.aspx, they can enter in their zip code and find all of these volunteer opportunities near them.

 

- Jaclyn Ellis Volunteer Coordinator The Salvation Army – Alaska Division 907-339-3427

             



2018 Special Olympics Alaska
Bowling Tournament
November 16 - 18

Bowling Volunteer Positions    Special Olympics Bowling Flyer

Volunteers,

 

The Alaska Special Olympics and JBER have had a strong relationship for over 45 years. Their team has reached out to us again with a volunteer opportunity for their Special Olympics Bowling Tournament the weekend of 16-18 Nov.   This event requires over 60 volunteers over the weekend.   This is a yearly partnership, and JBER’s volunteers play a huge part in making this event possible.   The athletes always love having military members and their families helping out, and are extremely appreciative!

 

Attached are fliers with event and position details, as well as how to volunteer.   Volunteers will be requesting by date/time, but can add position preference if desired - none of the positions except for the “pit monitor” require any bowling experience at all.

 

Look forward to hearing from you all, and thank you for your time!

 

For more information and to sign up contact via either POC via Email to Lt John Clark at johnpclark93@gmail.com or at 552-3246 or Capt Aubrie Frazier at aubrie.frazier27@gmail.com.

         

                                  
Boy Scouts of America

12 Volunteers Needed

The Boy Scouts of America, in an effort to provide a program for the whole family, will be opening registration for boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. In order to prepare for the awesome opportunity, two Cub Scout Packs and a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (High School Students) are looking for volunteers to prepare for and provide this program.    Training is mandatory both before and after applying to include Youth Protection and Position Specific (what you volunteer for).

 

Our fun filled program is driven by volunteers to provide youth with knowledge and skills to make moral and ethical decisions throughout life as well as teach leadership skills to strive for success in all career fields.    The time commitment is dependent upon the position applying for but all positions will be from one to six hours per week.     Meeting days and times are typically Monday 6:30-8:00 (STEM), Thursday or Friday 6:30-8:00 Cub Scouts. both meet at the Arctic Warrior Chapel on Fort Richardson.    The STEM unit is looking for at least two volunteers and the Cub Scout packs are looking for 12 volunteers each.    Both programs run year round but take a break in the summer when school is out.

 

Positions:

 

Den Leader/Assistant Den Leaders- Provide the program to youth.

 

Cub master/Assistant Cub master - assist Den Leaders if required and plan/conduct Pack Meetings (monthly).

 

Committee Members - conduct administrative duties in support of the Cub Scout Pack.

 

STEM - Managers coordinate/conduct meetings for the students enrolled.

 

Primary POC is Bill Sutter at 907-602-0117 or mailto:bill.sutter.bas@gmail.com?subject=BSA


                                  
Alaska Military Youth Academy
           

 

The AMYA is looking for  about six female Mentors with the Girls Platoon as soon as possible for a couple girls that do not have Mentors and a local Mentor for our out of town kids.  A few of the kids would really like to have military mentors.  We are also in need of a few male Mentors.  The Mentor program contributes greatly to the success of the Cadets.  Thanks for helping us out with finding Mentors for the AMYA program.  We are looking for positive role models that are willing to volunteer a little time and dedication to helping the students at AMYA be successful.  We ask that volunteers are willing to visit the Cadet at least twice a month, preferably weekly and that they send encouraging emails a couple times a week.  There will be one day during the cycle that the mentor can take the Cadet on an off campus 6 hour pass.  We also would like the Mentor to maintain contact and continue to encourage the Cadet after graduation from AMYA.  Applying to be a Mentor is easy.  We need an application and will complete a quick background check.  A Mentor Coordinator will complete an over the phone interview with the Mentor and there is a very simple training packet that will need to be completed.  Applications can be found on the AMYA website or download an application here.  We really appreciate your help with this.

 

Download the application.         


           
Visit Anchorage

Downtown Log Cabin & Visitor Information Center

Visit Anchorage is looking for individuals to volunteer part time in the downtown Log Cabin and the Visitor Information Center. These positions provide information to visitors and tourists to our great city!

Weekday & weekend hours available year round with fun opportunities to see Alaska! If you love Anchorage and want to be part of the Big Wild Life visit our website at http://www.anchorage.net click on “For Alaskans” then “Volunteering at Visit Anchorage” for the job description and volunteer application form.

Applicants MUST complete a volunteer application form. The point of contact for volunteers is Brenda Carlson at 907-257-2319 or at bcarlson@anchorage.net. We are located at 524 W. 4th Avenue Anchorage, Alaska.               


           
            Project Healing Waters Volunteer Opportunities

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Alaska hosts fly fishing clinics and outings with activities that include fly tying, rod-building, fishing education, float tubing, fly casting, as well as fishing outings for grayling, rainbows, dollies, salmon, etc. aimed at bringing participants together with knowledgeable volunteers during the learning process. Active military members and civilians who have tying, rod building, fishing education, and casting skills are invited to become volunteers for PHWFF. The number of participants has increased substantial during the past several months so additional volunteers are needed. Please consider donating your time to help active military personnel and veterans with disabilities learn how to fly fish and welcome them into our fishing community. Meeting times and locations are listed below along with other contact information. 

               Anchorage:  William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery, Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30 PM

 

               Wasilla: VA Clinic, Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:30 PM

 

               Email:  PHWAlaska@gmail.com

 

               Facebook: Project Healing Waters Alaska

 

               Website: http://www.projecthealingwaters.org/programs/locations/alaska/



ASYMCA Bargain Shop Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for volunteers who can do the following: a) Sorting through donation  b) Stocking/Organizing shelves  c) Heavy lifting  d) Cleaning  e) Greeter/Customer Service 

Here how you can get involved:  Visit the ASYMCA Bargain Shop during business hours, contact our Welcome Center at 552-9622, or email us at bargain.shop@akasymca.org   Point of Contacts are:  Laura Fox or Trixie Bauld.

 

If you have additional questions, please contact the Bargain Shop during business hours at 753-6134, or our Luke Avenue Welcome Center at 552-9622, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

 

The ASYMCA Bargain Shop Hours:   Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm First Saturday of the Month from 9:00am to noon.

           


Richardson Thrift Shop Volunteer Needs


We are in desperate need of volunteers at the thrift shop the week of the 14th-18th of March. I understand that this is spring break but also a great opportunity to help those teens earn some volunteer time!!     

As all of you know we are absorbing the Airmen's Attic and revamping the Warrior program currently run at the Richardson Thrift Shop. We are reworking the system we currently have to support our E4 and below families to now include E5 and below Soldiers and Airmen with the possibility of special shopping days for E6 to be able to use he benefits as well.

We are planning to close the shop the week of spring break as this move will require all of our attention to finish by Friday so that we can have our Grand Re-Opening on Saturday the 19th.

We are in need of volunteers to assist in carrying/moving shelves, unloading and hanging clothes, and whatever other task the manager finds that day.

The hours we need volunteers:  Monday-Friday with 3-4 volunteers in each 2 hour block
10-12, 12-2, 2-4

We will pay for childcare during this time up to 20 hours of volunteer time. We also ask that no children under the age of 11/12 come with to the shop during this time.

Thank you for you assistance and please call/text with any questions you might have.

Jo Rachow, 907-750-0008
 

JBADD is seeking volunteers


Listed below are: date of operations, # of current volunteers and # of volunteers needed for JBADD to operate smoothly.

When: Friday, Saturday and US Federal Holidays.  Hours of Operation: 2300-0400 (volunteers can show up as early as 2200).
Where: 2nd Floor of the Warrior Zone on JBER-R (Bldg 655 near Fire Station 4).
Dress: Casual Civilian Attire

Details: Single point of Entry/Exit- Please see attachment.  Civilian clothes will be worn, try to dress for the weather.  IMPORTANT!!-JBADD may provide 2 vehicles if they are available or you may have to use your POV.

ALSO IMPORTANT!!-One Male and Female driver must be present to pick up both Female and Male passengers. This protects anyone picking up someone of the opposite gender. Warrior Zone will have internet, TVs, computers, games, gaming systems, DVDs, and a quiet study area. Simple 5-6 volunteer hours for your next EPR or Award Packages. After the shift, make sure that the building is secure and the 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 (AML) Volunteer Opportunity


Did you know that the ASYMCA Atwood Military Lounge (AML), located in the Ted Stevens International Airport, provides service to an average of 1,000 visitors each month? The lounge, which is 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 while traveling throughout Alaska. Daily operations are handled by volunteers, with support and overall program management by the ASYMCA. While we work hard to keep things running smoothly, it is really the extraordinary efforts of our volunteers that has made the lounge such a success for over 30 years.

Interested volunteers can view monthly schedules and sign up for shifts on the AML Volunteer Spot sign up: http://vols.pt/S7FGjv . 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 that is looking for a volunteer opportunity? Units & Booster clubs that 'adopt' the lounge for a 2 or 4 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! Contact the ASYMCA for more information about the Adopt-A-Lounge Program.
 

Become a Mentor with the Alaska Military Youth Academy

           
Make a Difference.

The Alaska Military Youth Academy is an accredited High School on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) for young Alaskans who are between the ages of 16 and 18 years old and at risk of not completing their educational goals.

One of the requirements for our Cadets to be successful is that they 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 (Post Residential Phase). 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 that can support them. Some of our Cadets also come from less than ideal family circumstances and/or communities and have no support system that is willing or able to encourage positive life choices. It is for these kids, we ask for your help.

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 (referred to as a Cadet) 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 woman with the educational tools and emotional capabilities to succeed in the next stage of their life. We are certain that this opportunity will have a positive, lasting effect on your life as well.

The minimum time commitment is simply a weekly visit for 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.

Volunteer 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.

We'd love to have you on board.   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.

If you would like to make a difference in a young person's life, please contact Deb Morton at 907-428-7337 or deborah.morton@alaska.gov.
   

Become a Mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters


POC: Suzy Hambach, suzy.hambach@bbbsak.org,  907-433-4627  www.bbbsak.org

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you'll ever do.  Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child's future for the better by empowering them to achieve.   The best part is, it's actually a lot of fun.  You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you'll enjoy them even more with your Little--and you'll be making a life-changing impact. Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today. We have a particular need for male volunteers!

· All programs require a minimum one year commitment, and can be done individually or with your spouse/partner in a Couples Match 
   

*** Volunteer Opportunites for Youth ***

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Youth application only needs to be filled out if the individual is going to be volunteering over and over again throughout the year.   For volunteering at events, such as GIFT distribution, they will not need to fill out the form.   For a quick view of volunteer opportunities that would be a good fit for youth, go to https://volunteer.usawest.org/Home.aspx


Download Center

DODI 1100.21 Volunteer Service in the DOD

673d ABW Commander's Guidance  

Volunteer Agreement - DD Form 2793   

Quarterly Volunteer Nomination Form

Note: The Volunteer Hours Spreadsheet must be submitted monthly by all units and organizations on the approved / authorized Excel spreadsheet. It is recommended that the Quarterly Volunteer Nomination Form be completed using MS Word. Email the JBER Volunteer Coordinator at spannmc@gmail.com to get these forms.

Reporting Volunteer Hours

Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS)

For more information on how to utilize and who can utilize this database contact the JBER Volunteer Coordinator (JVC) at 384-1025

Volunteer Awardees

Effective October 2018, all Volunteer of the Quarter photos can be found in a Flickr album
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TSgt John Williams

Volunteer of the Quarter

April - June 2018


Award winner

SrA Natasha Mullins

Volunteer of the Quarter

October - December 2017


SrA Giovanni Rivera

Volunteer of the Quarter

July - September


Volunteer of the quarter

Mark Meyer

Volunteer of the Quarter

April - June


Volunteer of the Quarter

Lt Ryan Rankin

Volunteer of the Quarter

October - December 2016

Volunteer of the Quarter

A1C Alexis T. Jackson

Volunteer of the Quarter

July - September 2016

Volunteer of the Quarter

MSgt Gregory Jones  

Volunteer of the Quarter

April - June 2016


Leigh Ann Cullman

Leigh Ann Cullman

Volunteer of the Quarter

(Oct - Dec 2015)


Volunteer Excellence Award

Pikkwan Boston

2015 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony