Are you familiar with oil spill planning or response, marine science or engineering, journalism, mass communication or public relations? We need committee volunteers with knowledge in these areas!
The Council is actively recruiting volunteers for the following committees: Port Operations and Vessel Traffic System (POVTS), Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), Terminal Operations and Environmental Monitoring (TOEM), and the Information and Education (IEC) committees.
About the committees:
Committee volunteers are appointed by the Board in an annual application process, completed in consultation with committee chairs and staff.
Volunteers are appointed for staggered two-year terms. Each committee has at least one member from the Council’s Board of Directors. This committee structure is stipulated in the Council’s bylaws and in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
Most committees meet every 4-6 weeks. Meetings are often held via teleconference because many members live in remote Alaskan communities. Most volunteers donate anywhere from 5 to 10 hours per month, although this varies by committee.
- Oil Spill Prevention and Response
- Port Operations & Vessel Traffic Systems
- Scientific Advisory
- Terminal Ops & Environmental Monitoring
- Information and Education
Are you ready to volunteer?
For more information on volunteering, contact Outreach Coordinator Maia Draper-Reich at 907.273.6235.
Meet some of our volunteers:
Matt Cullin builds life of growth and success out of expertise in corrosion and failure analysis
Volunteer cultivates resilience and seaweed in Prince William Sound
Community Corner: Committee volunteer recognized for achievements in conservation
Volunteer Spotlight: Patience Andersen Faulkner
Steve Lewis: How a grizzly bear hide resulted in safer tanker traffic in Alaska
Davin Holen: Social scientist uses knowledge of subsistence fisheries to help communities adapt to changing environments