• Aerial view of Aniakchak Caldera taken from northern rim


    National Monument & Preserve Alaska


Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve is managed by the staff of Katmai National Park and Preserve from National Park Service headquarters in King Salmon, AK. Volunteers may occasionally help out at Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve with various aspects of park management including resource management and archeological field work. Some of our volunteers work through the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the Serve Alaska Youth Corps (SAGA).

Volunteer positions are somewhat limited due to lack of housing. Positions are filled by March for the following summer season. For more information on the Volunteer Program at Aniakchak, email or write

Volunteer Coordinator
Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
P.O. Box 245
King Salmon, AK 99613

For a complete list of volunteer opportunities with the National Park Service, please visit http://www.nps.gov/getinvolved/volunteer.htm or http://volunteer.gov/gov.

For more information about the International Volunteers in Parks Program, please visit http://www.nps.gov/oia/topics/ivip/ivip.htm.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The outlet of the Aniakchak River, referred to as "The Gates," was formed when water within the caldera breached the rim and carved through the wall. Terrace deposits above the current water level of Surprise Lake indicate that the lake once filled 50 percent more of the caldera.