Volunteer in Anchorage

Volunteer in Anchorage

Help preserve our Alaskan environment and way of life.

Local Issues in Alaska

Climate change is a top concern in Alaska. Rising temperatures have changed much of Alaska’s wintry landscape, threatening coastal residents and cold weather animals. Additionally, Alaskans are increasingly at risk of diseases from water-dependent bugs such as mosquitos. We’re working to reduce America’s emissions — fast. Can you help? As a CCL volunteer, you’ll work with fellow concerned Alaskans to address climate change.

Volunteer for the Environment

Alaska’s natural beauty and outdoor wonder, as well as the jobs, businesses, and homes of Alaskans, are in danger. Every day Alaskans feel the financial repercussions of climate change and its negative impacts in their local communities. Fortunately, there’s a way to help.

 

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization with volunteer chapters throughout Alaska. Our largest chapter is in Anchorage. We also have new chapters starting in Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Matanuska, Petersburg, Sitka, and Soldotna.

 

We welcome all Alaskans who are serious about solving climate change. You bring your energy, and willingness to work collaboratively with others on solutions. We’ll help you turn your alarm about climate change into action – influencing real decisions locally and in Washington, D.C. that will impact Alaska’s environment.

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Volunteering Opportunities in Anchorage

Work locally with your group or on your own. You can put in a little time, or if you have the time and interest, can become a volunteer leader. Either way, we’ve got tools and training that will help you get there. As a volunteer, you’ll work with fellow concerned Alaskans to address climate change through activities like these:

  • Lobbying Congress: We train citizens how to lobby in support of our by building friendly relationships with our federally-elected representatives. We’ll also teach you how to call and email your representatives and senators to move them forward on climate.
  • Media relations: Learn to engage with and influence the media. We write letters to the editors and op-eds, meet with editorial boards, and work to place stories in all forms of media.
  • Grassroots outreach: We recruit and educate the public on climate change solutions, citizen advocacy, and how to participate with one’s government.
  • Chapter and volunteer development: We grow our local groups and improve our skills as environmental advocates, helping us push more effectively on the other four levers for building political will.
  • Additional opportunities: Tabling events, making media presentations, and social media management.

Volunteering opportunities include:

  • Meeting with Alaskan Congressional leaders about climate policies that will help Alaska
  • Writing letters to the editors and op-eds in local Anchorage media
  • Educating your community about climate change and legislative solutions

In support of our Volunteers, we provide:

  • National staff support and connection with your local chapter. We’re in this together!
  • Monthly national conference calls with expert guest speakers
  • Weekly skill-building sessions
  • Online network with CCL volunteers across the U.S.
  • National climate change conferences

What can I do right now to help slow climate change?

Sign up to get started on volunteering for the environment with Citizens’ Climate Lobby Anchorage. We’ll connect you with a group in your local community and provide you with information about the training and resources you need and the volunteer opportunities available. In addition to volunteering, you can help now by:

Want to know more?

Please join our weekly Introductory Conference Call on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET, 7 CT, 6 MT, and 5 PT. There will be opportunities to ask questions and get to know more about how we’re working toward a sustainable climate.

“CCL is doing great work educating the public about solutions to mitigate climate change. Keep it up!” 

-Darren Z., Anchorage, AK