Volunteer for the Council

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!

Kate Morse of Cordova is a member of the Information and Education Committee.

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. 

Our committees:

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:

Fishing for answers: Geneticist using DNA to decode Alaska salmon’s family ties

Fishing for answers: Geneticist using DNA to decode Alaska salmon’s family ties

Volunteer Spotlight: Wei Cheng Wei Cheng says she is happy and fortunate to be able to use her expertise in ...
Trent Dodson: Bait the education hook early to reel in later learners

Trent Dodson: Bait the education hook early to reel in later learners

Volunteer Spotlight In college, Trent Dodson was most fascinated in his biology classes. He tells a story of one of ...
Matt Cullin builds life of growth and success out of expertise in corrosion and failure analysis

Matt Cullin builds life of growth and success out of expertise in corrosion and failure analysis

At his job as the director of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s BP Asset Integrity and Corrosion Lab, Matt Cullin ...
Volunteer cultivates resilience and seaweed in Prince William Sound

Volunteer cultivates resilience and seaweed in Prince William Sound

Volunteer Spotlight: Skye Steritz Skye Steritz’ passion for a clean environment started at an early age, during a childhood spent ...
Community Corner: Committee volunteer recognized for achievements in conservation

Community Corner: Committee volunteer recognized for achievements in conservation

Council volunteer Kate Morse recently received a Conservation Achievement Award from Alaska Conservation Foundation. These prestigious awards recognize individuals and ...
Photo of Patience Andersen Faulkner

Volunteer Spotlight: Patience Andersen Faulkner

A good neighbor reflects on the art of listening Patience Andersen Faulkner creates beautiful beadwork, leatherwork, hand-knitted items, traditional drums, ...

 

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