Outdoor Volunteering | Outdoor explorer

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Volunteers contribute immensely to ensuring we have access to and enjoyment of nature. Whether they are building and maintaining trails, organizing races, teaching and mentoring beginners, pulling invasive weeds, picking up trash, or serving as board members, volunteers are the core of the outdoor community. Volunteers also require work and commitment from the organizations they volunteer with.

HOST: Paul Twardock

Kikkan RandallExecutive Director, Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage
Maya KaupVolunteer and Communications Coordinator, Alaska Trails
Mike MorgansonSingle Track Advocates and Volunteer with Alaska Trails
Peter TaylorPresident of the Mountaineering Club of Alaska

Alaska Trails volunteer opportunities page
Alaska Trail Stewards page
Anchorage Nordic Ski Association
Mountaineering Club of Alaska
Single track advocate
Habitat for humanity

Paul Twardock is a professor of outdoor studies at Alaska Pacific University, where he has worked since 1988. He is the author of Kayaking and Camping in Prince William Sound and helped found the Alaska Sea Kayaking Symposium/Paddle Sport Fun Day. At APU, he teaches a variety of undergraduate courses, including Sea Kayaking, Recreational Program Design, Nordic Skiing, The Business of Recreation, and Wildland Ecosystems and Human Impacts. Paul received his BS in Outdoor Recreation from Western Illinois University, worked as an instructor for NOLS in Alaska, and then received his MBA from APU. Paul's research includes monitoring campgrounds in Prince William Sound and Chugach State Park for human impacts, trail use in Chugach State Park, and the Alaska Recreational Boating Safety Incident Database. His passions include sea kayaking, river boating of all kinds, hiking, mountain running, climbing, skiing of all kinds and bird watching. One of his last adventures was a mule ride.

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