Volunteer Opportunities



COVID-19 Update
Every day we rely on our friends in the community to help us provide for the basic needs for our youth. For the safety and wellbeing of our youth and staff and our community, we have made changes to our regular donations process during our response to COVID-19.

We are NOT onboarding any new volunteers at this time.

We are NOT accepting any donations dropped off by individuals.

We are NOT accepting any used clothing, accessories or furniture.

We are NOT accepting any homemade soup, baking or meals at this time.

However, there are still ways you can still help and we NEED YOUR HELP!

We are still happy to receive volunteer inquiries and can get you started on the path to volunteering. To find out how you can support us during this critical time you may also choose one of the options here.



We could not accomplish our mission here at Covenant House Alaska without volunteers. The time, talent and support they provide is essential to everything we do. Below you'll learn about all the different ways in which you could volunteer and steps to get there.

As a licensed child care facility and to assure the safety of our youth, all volunteer applicants must be at least 21 years of age (28 years for mentors) and will undergo a background check. We are unable to accept court ordered community work service volunteers.

Contact Holly Payne, our Volunteer Coordinator to learn more!

907.339.4261 or volunteer@covenanthouseak.org


Individual Volunteer Inquiry Group Volunteer Inquiry

Individual Volunteers


First, complete our individual volunteer inquiry form.

This helps us to understand how you’d like to volunteer and complete an initial background check screening.

Our Volunteer Coordinator will follow up to learn more and answer questions. Volunteers may consider one-time, intermittent, monthly, or weekly schedules.

A full application, interview, and orientation process is required for regular (i.e. weekly, long-term) volunteers and mentors.



Do you have any other ideas? We’d love to hear from you!

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Holly Payne: 907.339.4261 or volunteer@covenanthouseak.org.


Group Volunteers


First, complete our group volunteer inquiry form.

Our Volunteer Coordinator will follow up to learn more and answer questions.

Group projects vary depending upon our current needs as well as the availability, size, and skills of the group.

All members of the group must be at least 21 years of age.



Youth Volunteers


As we serve youth, volunteers on-site must be at least 21 years old. If you don’t yet meet that age requirement, see below for other ways you can get involved.



Frequently Asked Questions


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