JBER Volunteers & Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities in the Anchorage Bowl including JBER
Send Email to: 673 FSS/FSFR Family Programs
Join us for the 2022 Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games! Come cheer on the athletes or sign up to volunteer! Volunteer Hotline: 907-222-7625 ext. 608 or email@example.com
Contact Info: Kenzie Barnwell, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org; 907-362-7721
Alaska Huts is a nonprofit committed to building and maintaining backcountry lodgings that promote camaraderie, stewardship, outdoor education and Alaska’s cultural heritage. We operate Manitoba Cabin on the Kenai Peninsula, a family-friendly Hut facility that has given thousands of people a way to experience the grandeur of Alaskan wilderness. In addition to groups and individuals who rent a bed or yurt to stay and enjoy the facility, support from donors and businesses made it possible for school groups and nonprofits to use the hut for place-based education and fostering positive connections to the outdoors for kids who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it.
We plan to expand our hut facility at Manitoba by erecting a third yurt and are in need of volunteers to help move building materials early this summer.
Project details: We are looking for volunteers to help haul construction materials such as lumber and plywood to build our new yurt (the longest size being 16 ft). The materials will need to be hauled by hand approximately a half mile on a well-established four-wheeler path.
Group size: 6-12 would be ideal.
Time commitment: This will be a full day project. The site is located on the Seward highway, about an hour and forty five minutes from JBER. It is about a 15 minute walk from the parking area to the hut facility.
Date: Ideally, we'd love to have a volunteer group coincide with our annual Woodstock event on June 5, when Association members and volunteers haul in wood to supply the facility for the coming winter. However, we can be flexible if another day works better for a group. The project needs to be completed after the snow melts and the ground dries, and before June 13.
Contact Info: Kenzie Barnwell, Executive Director: email@example.com; 907-362-7721
Year round volunteer opportunities to support youth sports. If you are interested in coaching 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/
Children's Lunchbox began when schools closed as a result of COVID-19, but even now The Children’s Lunchbox is distributing or partnering with other agencies to distribute pantry boxes to food-insecure children and families.
Pantry boxes provide a breakfast, lunch or dinner meal for a family of four, are given out in multiples to feed entire families, and no questions asked. These distribution sites are open to anyone, no questions asked.
For more information and instructions on setting up pantry packs check out this PDF
20 volunteers are needed to help at the Mayor Military Appreciation Day Picnic for parking, trash, set-up and teardown.
All Volunteers will have the chance to enjoy the picnic as well. Please sign up at the link below.
Community Clean Up Day for the Mountain View Neighborhood on Saturday, May 22 from 10am to 4pm. Please contact Nick Bachman Programs Associate (907) 865-5213 | (207) 776-3720
Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Case Worker
Ensure military families' needs are met when faced with an emergency. - Conduct follow up calls to local clients, ensuring that the family’s needs were met during their time of need. - Maintain strict confidentiality of any case notes, names and other personal information in accordance with Red Cross policies - Understand and apply Service to Armed Forces (SAF) policies, procedures and protocols related to Red Cross client services consistently and correctly - Support the follow up process to include making follow-up calls to military members and/or families to determine if their needs are met, providing other follow-up actions needed for complete and timely client service - Acquire a working knowledge of local, state and federal resources aiding military members, families and veterans - Maintain professionalism and conduct as stated in Red Cross policy
Time commitment one day a week for a few hours. Training to be accomplished prior to starting. Approximately 10 hours. Can work from home or office on base.
Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Hospital volunteer
Provide assistance with tasks in a clinical setting; support staff in a variety of direct and indirect patient care activities as well as enhance the morale of patients. Multiple vacancies throughout the hospital.
- Hospital Pharmacy - BX Pharmacy - Information Desk - Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital (Will need to fill out volunteer package with VA Service office). Time commitment at least one day a week for 3-4 hours. Will have to in-process the hospital and attend HIPAA training.
If you have questions regarding these volunteer positions please contact Rita Conley, Service to the Armed Forces Regional Program Manager, American Red Cross of Alaska Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 907-552-5253, Link: https://www.redcross.org/local/alaska/volunteer.html
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the American Red Cross of Alaska.
At Habitat for Humanity Anchorage, we build! But swinging a hammer is not a requirement for volunteering. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us in our mission to make affordable housing a reality for hard-working families in our community. Whatever your experience, stage of life, skill set, or passion, there is a place for you here.
Be a construction volunteer: While home construction and renovation isn’t the only way to serve at Habitat, it is a big part of what we do. Volunteering on a worksite is perfect for those who want to get their hands dirty and learn a thing or two about construction.
Volunteer at ReStore: ReStore is a key part of how Habitat builds and renovates homes for those who need decent, affordable housing. ReStore is perfect for those who enjoy being creative with retail and helpful to customers – and it’s great for team-building, too!
We welcome individual volunteers, as well as groups of all kinds. Spending a day helping others can be a great team building activity for a group from your workplace, church, family, club, or civic organization. And volunteering isn't just good for others - as it turns out, it's pretty healthy for you also. Who knew? To volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, sign up today.
For groups or questions: Please contact Sarah Burtner by email at email@example.com or by phone at 907-868-3671 ext. 6.
We have a few search and rescue teams in the Anchorage area that are always looking for new volunteers and provide a great opportunity for military members to engage in a very meaningful way here in the Anchorage bowl.
All of the teams listed below are Alaska Search and Rescue Association members and are made up of volunteers who respond to support Alaska State Trooper, 11AF Rescue Coordination Center, and US Coast Guard managed search and rescue operations.
Alaska Incident Management Team for Search and Rescue (AIMT-SAR) at: http://alaskasar.org/aimt-sar-team/
Alaska Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG) at: http://amrg.org/
Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs at: http://asard.org/
Anchorage Search Team (urban searches, often supporting APD) at: http://anchoragesearchteam.org/
Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol at: https://www.anchoragenordic.com/
Civil Air Patrol - Alaska Wing at: http://www.akwg.cap.gov/
Matantuska-Susitna Search and Rescue (MAT+SAR) at: http://matsaralaska.org/
These organizations provide a community service opportunity that military members can join and become qualified in to join real search and rescue missions, have a significant impact on their community, and save lives. They will also help military members develop life long skills that they can carry on to their next assignments.
POC is Jim Mullin at JMullin@aimt-sar.org AIMT-SAR IC/OSC/AOBD ASARA Director for Western AK (m) 907-406-5575
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.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=BSA
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 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 Nedra Anderson, HR Manager Phone: 907-257-2328 Email: email@example.com Log Cabin at 524 W 4th Ave
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
Facebook: Project Healing Waters Alaska
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's how you can get involved: Visit the ASYMCA Bargain Shop during business hours, contact the Bargain Shop at 753-6134, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Point of Contact: Debra Templeton.
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 10:00am to 2:00pm
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 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 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! Email the ASYMCA at email@example.com for more information about the Adopt-A-Lounge Program.
DODI 1100.21 Volunteer Service in the DOD
JBER Volunteer Guidance
Volunteer Agreement - DD Form 2793 (must download)
Quarterly Volunteer Nomination Form
Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form
Air Force Form 1206 (must download)
Note: The Volunteer Hours Spreadsheet must be submitted monthly by all units and organizations on the approved/authorized Excel spreadsheet(s). It is recommended the Quarterly Volunteer Nomination Form be completed using MS Word. Email completed forms to the JBER Volunteer Coordinator 673FSS.FSFR.FamilyPrograms@us.af.mil or call 907-384-1517 for any volunteer program questions.
Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS)
Individual Volunteer Hours Spreadsheet
JBER Volunteer Names and Hours Spreadsheet
For more information on how to utilize and who can utilize this database contact the JBER Volunteer Coordinator (JVC) at 384-0261 or 1517