For many travelers the only way to enjoy Alaska is to volunteer. You won’t get paid, but you’re often given room, board and work in a spectacular setting. Most volunteer roles are with federal or state agencies and range from trail crew workers and campground hosts to volunteering at the Arctic Interagency Visitor Center in Coldfoot and collecting botanical inventories.

The following organizations offer a range of volunteering opportunities.

Alaska Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Bureau of Land Management

Chugach National Forest

Student Conservation Association

Tongass National Forest