Want to help share the wonder of the natural world?  Come volunteer or work for the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies!

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As an Environmental Educator, Naturalist, Intern, or Volunteer with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, you’ll have the opportunity to share your energy and enthusiasm by leading educational programs for children, school groups, and visitors to Alaska.  A non-profit environmental education and stewardship organization, the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies’ mission is to foster responsible interaction with our natural surroundings and to generate knowledge of the unique ecosystems of Kachemak Bay.  Our seasonal staff and volunteers  work at the Wynn Nature Center (a 140-acre boreal forest preserve) and the semi-remote Peterson Bay Field Station

The application period for most spring and summer positions is now closed.  Please check back again next year or consider volunteering with us!  The following positions are still open:

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Part-Time Environmental Educator, June 1 -August 21.  Lead short programs harbor- and beach-based programs for the CACS SPIT Kids (3 hour programs), Little SPITS (1 hour programs), and visiting youth groups.  

Part-Time NaturalistJune 1-August 21. Impart knowledge and a sense of stewardship with visitors and groups from around the world as they visit Homer Harbor and discover the amazing creatures that inhabit it. Work primarily with scheduled and daily drop-in Creatures of the Dock Tours.  Participants in these range from families with small children to senior citizens. 

To apply for the part-time positions please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by  March 12, 2015.  Please indicate in both the cover letter and e-mail subject line the positions for which you are applying.

Peterson Bay Field Station

(NEW APPLICATION PROCESS) Environmental Education InternMay 25-August 30. Gain the skills and experience necessary to guide youth and adults from throughout Alaska and the country to connect with the coastal ecosystems of Kachemak Bay, become better stewards, and develop a love for the natural world.  One position available.  Important Update: The 2015 PBFS Environmental Education Internship will be through the Alaska Conservation Foundation's conservation internship program. Interested applicants need to apply through ACF.

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Volunteer Opportunities 

Thanks for your interest in volunteering for CACS. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. No matter what your interests and abilities are, we need you! Contact Melanie Dufour at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about being a CACS volunteer.

After 30 hours – a 20% discount on promotional items sold in the office
After 50 hours – 3 vouchers for free Peterson Bay natural history tours (excluding boat transportation). Two days advance notice required.


Fundraising * Public Relations * Education * Membership * Volunteer
Facilities Maintenance * Newsletter * Wynn Nature Center 

Contact us for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (907) 235-6667


High School Internships

Summer High School Intern, June 1-August 1. This year we are seeking four energetic and responsible teens to act as guides, greeters, and program support for our summer programs.  Application Packet 

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