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A park ranger in front of the Coal Creek Dredge

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Volunteers in the Park

Every year the park is supported by a wide range of volunteer efforts. Due to the remote nature of the park, volunteers usually work full-time for two weeks to 3 months. Volunteers assist park staff with a range of responsibilities. Those volunteering for shorter periods of time are usually offering a specific skill set such as photographic, video or other fine arts skills. Programmatic volunteers usually volunteer from 6 weeks to 3 months.

Examples include:

- Developing original writing, photography, and fine arts pieces for use by the park in communicating with the public (all work done as a park volunteer becomes public domain).

- Assisting with visitor operations at the visitor center in Eagle & Fairbanks and conducting education programs for youth.

- Assisting the maintenance program with mechanical, carpentry, or other needs.

Because of the rugged and remote Alaskan wilderness nature of the park all volunteer opportunities require a significant level of physical fitness, wilderness skill, and self-reliance.

The park's management needs change on an annual basis. Therefore the best way of finding out about volunteer opportunities is to call the park at 907-457-5752. Please be prepared to tell us what kinds of skills you can offer so that we can direct your inquiry to the appropriate park operation.

Prospective volunteers need to fill out a volunteer application and email it to us. Please be sure to tell us about what skills, knowledge, or experience you can offer to the park.

Student Conservation Association

The Park also works with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to fill volunteer internship positions for a 10 week minimum length. Participants do not need to be students.

Volunteer Throughout the United States


Last updated: April 7, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 167
Eagle, AK 99738


(907) 547-2233

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