The surveys Alaska Community Services conducts is proof that kids who have an ACS volunteer in their lives for over a year's time have less school absences, and increased grades and social skills. It does make a difference, and you can help make that difference.
People who are over 60 can apply through Alaska Community Services to volunteer at schools, special events, and a variety of organizations such as Saxman Head Start, Ketchikan Youth Court, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Boys & Girls Club. In exchange for your volunteer service there is a small stipend for time served.
Contact Gretchen Klein at Alaska Community Services for an application at
1016 Water Street in Ketchikan or call 617-4685.