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Volunteer Opportunities

Participate individually, with your family, or form your own Creek Cleanup Team. Creek Cleanup is a time to meet new and like-minded individuals, learn about and how to protect our watersheds, and have FUN doing it!  Here are the volunteer needs with more information located below—sign up using the Anchorage Waterways Council’s online volunteer sign-up form here!

Honchos- host a supply site starting at 9 am. Meet and greet! Pass out gloves, bags, and goodies.

Teams- form a group, pick a site and mobilize!

Responders- pitch in on the day of Creek Cleanup when and where you are needed!

Individual and Family Cleaners- show up, pick up and then enjoy the fun at Cuddy Park!

Duties and commitment levels are explained below.


Creek Honchos are stationed at convenient locations from 9 am to noon. These folks sign individual cleaners up, hand out bags and gloves, and direct traffic to areas along the creeks that need to be picked-up. Honchos need to meet with the Creek Cleanup Coordinator, Matt Kays, the week prior to the event.


Teams are formed by interested individuals and their co-workers or friends. You can have whomever you would like on your team, and there can be any number of people. The Team Leader signs up their team by filling out the volunteer sign-up form. You can select a specific location to work on or indicate no preference and we will assign you to an area of need. Team leaders will collect sign-in sheets to be filled out by each of their team members and will return them to AWC.  Team Leaders will need to collect bags and gloves for their team prior to the event.  Contact Matt Kays at  to work out a pick up time.


If you just want to come out to a creek and help pick up trash on the 17th, then all you have to do is go to one of the locations listed on the Locations page , sign-in with the Honcho, and go to it!