Become a Volunteer

We believe that each additional mind in the room inevitably contributes to new ideas. The Council welcomes new perspectives and input from a broad spectrum of community members as we continue to present our traditional speaker programs and explore new opportunities for outreach growth.

Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. As such, they help to broaden the Council’s educational impact on Alaska by introducing our global programs to their respective communities.

Why volunteers are important to the Council…

Volunteers help the Council achieve its mission by donating their time and skills as special projects assistants, community outreach liaisons, event assistants, or committee representatives. In every role, their input is highly valued and contributes to the realization of the Council’s mission.


Volunteer Position Descriptions*

SPECIAL PROJECTS ASSISTANT
Special Project Assistants help Council staff with projects requiring additional hands on deck. Projects may include preparing large mailings for distribution, researching interesting media relating to upcoming programs for social media, and/or writing pieces for the Council blog on relevant world issues. Blog post authors will receive public recognition for their written work.
Time Commitment: Dependent on office needs and volunteer interest.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH LIAISON
Community Outreach Liaisons act as key connecters for the Council. Opportunities may include identifying key relevant Anchorage events to share with Council members, representing the Council at community table fairs, and/or building relationships with targeted community groups (for example: military personnel, students, rotary, etc.).
Time Commitment: Dependent on office needs and volunteer interest.

EVENT ASSISTANT
Event Assistants are essential to the efficient and enjoyable execution of Council programs and events. Tasks include assisting with event set-up, check-in, and clean-up. This position offers opportunities for making key connections with Council members.
Time Commitment: Expected to assist at a minimum of one program/event per month.

COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE
Committee Representatives provide critical input and insight at Committee meetings. Committee assignments can include: Membership, Programs, WorldQuest (fundraiser), World Wiz (fundraiser), WorldMatters, and Military Outreach. Volunteers will be assigned to a Committee following an introductory interview with Council staff.
Time Commitment: Expected to attend all assigned Committee meetings as scheduled.


How to become a volunteer…

  1. Complete volunteer the online application or print and scan the application to Alyssa Bish.
  2. Council staff will follow-up to arrange an introductory interview.
  3. Get involved!

Questions about becoming a volunteer can be directed to Alyssa Bish, Deputy Director.

* Volunteer training for each role will be provided as needed.

Volunteer Application