Want to help? Cook Inletkeeper has many ways, big and small, for you to make a difference:
Volunteers make our world go 'round in two very important ways:
Short-term volunteers help us accomplish everything from stuffing and stamping envelopes, organizing merchandise or hanging posters for a few hours to helping us plan an event over the course of a month. Some like to be quiet and methodical, others want to get out there and help us to staff a booth and share information. Or perhaps you have special skills to lend, like graphic design, photography or construction. Just let us know.
Long-term volunteers staff our board of directors and require a consistent commitment to our mission. In order to best serve the organization, we strive to build a strong board with diverse qualifications. Our board represents commercial fishing, small business, education, community, legal and fundraising concerns, among others.
Cook Inletkeeper has occasional internship opportunities, especially during the busy summer months. Past duies have included:assisting with water quality, biological and wetlands monitoring at remote sites across the lower Kenai Peninsula; studying local waterways to assess habitat and water quality impacts of development on riparian zones, ground truthing watershed boundaries; maintaining a photographic library; assisting with laboratory procedures, chemical and glassware inventory; and researching and organizing on environmental policy issues. We feature internship opportunities on our web site as they arise.