Volunteer Agencies

Alaska Fisher House


Jenny Hall or Tracey Martiny


(907) 222-1673

Alaska Military Youth Academy


Deb Morton

(907) 428-7337

Alaska State Defense Force


COL John C. James

(907) 428-6819


Search "Alaska State Defense Force" on Facebook

Alaska Veterans Museum


Jann Sherill

(813) 545-6957



American Red Cross


Rita Conley

(907) 552-5253



Brina Lynch

(907) 552-9622

ASYMCA Bargain Shop


Debra Templeton

(907) 753-6134


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska


Trina Resari-Salao

(907) 433-4628


Boy Scout Troop 190


Bill Sutter

(907) 602-0117


Cook Inlet Tribal Council


Denise Osborne

(907) 793-3209


Cub Scouts, Pack 423


Raul A. Rovira Santerre

(907) 887-3450

Habitat for Humanity


Kimberly Harris

(907) 868-3671


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 (ASAC)


Maria James


(907) 227-5503

(907) 770-2000 Msg. Only

Special Olympics Alaska (State Bowling)


Lt. John Clark or Capt Aubrie Frazier

(907) 552-3246


Special Olympics Alaska (Regional Bowling)


TSgt Franklin Rudd

(907) 552-4637


The Salvation Army


Jaclyn Ellis

(907) 339-3427


United Way of Anchorage


Ms. Ariane Kelsey


(907) 263-3858




Barbara Knaak

(907) 406-2452

Volunteer Opportunities

JROTC Drill Competition Judges

Alaska JROTC are in need of US Army Drill Judges for the 2020 competition calendar year. Competitions are an all-day affair. Volunteers need to be prepared to wear their ASU with full accouterments during competition days only. Training for judges will be provided in December 2019 and volunteers will be directly notified.

Competition dates are as follows:

18 Jan @ Eagle River High School

1 Feb @ Chugiak high School

22 Feb @ Service High School  

If interested please contact SSG Chloe Nikic, Senior Judge Supervisor: chloenikic.usarec@gmail.com or 907-891-3741.

2020 JBER Volunteer Youth Indoor Soccer Coaches Needed (47 - Total) + Officials / Referees

Youth Indoor Soccer Season is almost here, season runs 3 February - 15 April 2020. If you are interested in coaching please contact Mr. Paul Caron at 552-5308.

Games are played Mondays - Fridays. Games are played at both the Kennecott & 2-Rivers Youth Centers. All practices will be held at the 4 different elementary schools on the installation.

We have openings for head coaches and assistants in the following indoor soccer Divisions:

Division        Gender         Ages         Needs

Pee Wee         B & G          5/6        6 Head & 6 Assistants

Bantams         B & G          7/8        5  Head & 5 Assistants

Minors            B & G          9/10       6 Head & 6 Assistants

Majors            B & G          11/12     4 Head & 4 Assistants

Juniors           B & G          13 - 15    2 Head & 3 Assistants 


We also have a need for officials / referees, these are paid positions. If interested, please let me know & I will submit your contact information to our vendor.


Please check out our JBER sports & Anchorage Military Community Little League websites & Facebook Pages:


JBER Youth Sports Facebook Page link:


Kennecott Youth Center Facebook Page Link:


Thank you again for volunteering!


Red Cross - Local Volunteer Opportunities

 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: rita.conley@redcross.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.

Habitat for Humanity Anchorage 

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 Kimberly Harris by email at kharris@habitatanchorage.org or by phone at 907-868-3671.

Alaska Search and Rescue Association

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.

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

Ft Richardson Thrift Shop - URGENT Volunteer Needs

We need YOUR help!

We are a non-profit organization – 100 percent of the proceeds from this store go straight back into local charities and programs benefitting service members and community. Our main goal is meeting the needs of everyone in our JBER community by providing a place for them to access the things they need or want for a fraction of the price. In an effort to provide a better-quality program for our patrons, we decided to consolidate the program and extend the hours. We want to make sure customers and volunteers are able to meet their current needs. Beginning Nov. 1, the Fort Richardson Thrift Shop at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, implemented new hours of operation; Tuesday and Thursday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the Warrior Wednesday Program’s hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Point of Contact is Jo Rachow at 907-750-0008.

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.


  • 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 bill.sutter.bas@gmail.com.

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.

ASYMCA Bargain Shop Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for volunteers who can do the following:

  1.  Sorting through donation
  2. Stocking/Organizing shelves
  3. Heavy lifting
  4. Cleaning
  5. 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 bargain.shop@akasymca.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.

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)

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 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 welcome.center@akasymca.org 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