• Waiting for supper to cook in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes in 1917.


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Every year, people from all over the world contribute their enthusiasm and skills to help the preserve and protect America’s national parks. Volunteers can help in almost every area, from maintaining trails to leading guided hikes.

Most of our volunteers work through the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the Serve Alaska Youth Corps (SAGA). Volunteer positions for Alagnak, Aniakchak and Katmai are somewhat limited due to lack of housing, particularly at Brooks Camp. Most positions begin in May and last until August and September. Positions are typically are filled by March for the upcoming summer season.

For a complete list of volunteer opportunities with the National Park Service including those at Alagnak, Aniakchak, and Katmai, please visit www.nps.gov/getinvolved/volunteer.htm or www.volunteer.gov/. Non U.S. residents can find volunteer opportunities through the International Volunteers in Parks Program.

For more information on the Volunteer Program at Alagnak, Aniakchak, and Katmai contact us or write to…

Volunteer Coordinator
Katmai National Park and Preserve
P.O. Box 7
King Salmon, AK 99613

Did You Know?

Sea otter off Katmai Coast

The sea otter in the Katmai region and points west (from Cape Douglas to the Aleutian Islands) is a federally-listed threatened species. It is unknown why the sea otter population in this area have declined.