Volunteering is a great opportunity for you to get involved in your host community, build relationships with community members, and network.  Fairbanks has a number of volunteer organizations that would be happy to have your assistance on a short- or long-term basis.  Whether your interests are in home building, music, theater, recycling and sustainability, or other means of community service, Fairbanks has a wide range of opportunities.

While not an all-inclusive list, the following are organizations in Fairbanks that utilize volunteers:

Alaska Songbird Institute 

American Red Cross - Fairbanks Students volunteering

Fairbanks Alaska Community Food Bank

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital 

Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter 

Fairbanks Senior Center Meals on Wheels

Fairbanks Rescue Mission 

Green Star of Interior Alaska 

Habitat for Humanity

Literacy Council of Alaska

Northland Youth Choir

United Way of Tanana Valley 

University of Alaska Museum of the North

UAF Georgeson Botanical Garden 


Other resources to help you find volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer Action Center (V.A.C.) through United Way of Tanana Valley

Volunteer Match

It is important to remember that to be a bona fide volunteer activity, no one is being or has been paid to do the activity, and that there is no expectation of future pay or a job doing the activity.