We Love Our Volunteers!

cha-dev Events, Mentor, Volunteer Stories

We have roughly 50 volunteers who consistently dedicate time each week throughout the year. Volunteering has looked quite a bit different as we creatively engage current volunteers virtually for the time being.

Volunteer Spotlight: Mentor Mary Michaelsen

cha-dev Events, Mentor

It was Christmas time of 2018 when Mary first came into Covenant House Alaska’s Youth Engagement Center. It was shortly after that event she submitted a mentor application. She began her mentorship in March of 2019.

Volunteer group serving the monthly birthday dinner at the Youth Engagement Center

The Gift of Service: volunteer group celebrates youth birthdays

cha-dev Events, Volunteer Stories

The second Saturday of each month, you will find this small band of volunteers singing happy birthday and celebrating with Covenant House Alaska youth and staff.  This group has been graciously giving back to the community by giving time and in-kind donations to CHA youth. Their long-time volunteerism is so inspiring. We want to share their story: This group of …

LaShell: A Transformation Story

cha-dev Volunteer Stories

LaShell Traylor has been volunteering at Covenant House Alaska for two years. She is currently the lead underwriter at Umialik Insurance Company of Anchorage, but 28 years ago, she was a youth at Covenant House Alaska. She shared her compelling transformation story with us and now we want to share it with you. Her story is one example of the struggles that youth in Alaska continue to face and it reinforces the reasons why we do …

Covenant House Alaska volunteer shares her passion and experience.

coveyhouse Volunteer Stories

We are blessed to have volunteers at CHA. Here is one of their stories: Volunteer Terry Tarner spends her time at Covenant House Alaska doing ordinary tasks like washing clothes, folding laundry and sorting through piles of donations. These duties may seem mundane, but Terry says these chores are actually critical to Covenant House’s mission. “Doing laundry or organizing closets …