Volunteers are an important part of the Borough and, in many cases, make it possible for the Kenai Peninsula Borough to deliver critical services and skills to our residents. In their many roles, our KPB volunteers provide countless hours of service each year to help their communities.
What kinds of roles do volunteers play?
From firefighting and emergency medical response to assistance with recreation services and everywhere in between, as a volunteer, you will accept significant responsibility to your peers, our organization and the public we serve.
Who can volunteer?
Volunteers must be over 18 years of age. Volunteer applicants must complete a volunteer application, all required background check authorizations, and must sign a volunteer agreement prior to consideration for volunteer service with the Borough. Once these forms are successfully submitted and reviewed, applicants will be contacted regarding eligibility and placement. These steps help ensure that volunteer applicants are aware of their potential responsibilities as a Borough volunteer and are ready to represent the Borough in our community and workplaces.
Where do I find more information?
Please review the documents in this section for additional information regarding volunteer obligations. All volunteer applicants must complete the volunteer application, background check consent and sign the volunteer agreement. Volunteer applicants applying for roles where driving is required (example: emergency medical and fire volunteers) must also complete a Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) release form. Once you have completed the required forms, submit them to the location where you are interested in volunteering.
Volunteer opportunities will be available based on need within varying departments in the Borough.
Health and Wellness
It is easier to maintain good health than to recover it... Antonia Novello, MD, former US Surgeon General
The Kenai Peninsula Borough hopes to encourage its employees in maintaining a healthy life/work balance in order to reduce workplace stress and the likelihood of career burnout while also boosting morale, employee productivity and and reduced health care cost. We will be offering a variety of wellness activities in a supportive environment with a goal of creating and implementing a borough-wide wellness program.
Wellness Seminars: We have held four Brown Bag Lunch Seminars, the first, an "Eat Well Workshop" with Dr. Gloria Adkins on "How to Increase your Energy" was held in July 2009. The second was held in October 2009 and featured Mitch Jones speaking on "healthy" investment strategies, and, in February 2010, "A Breath of Office Yoga."
Healthy Lifestyles Activity Program, 10,000 Steps, sponsored in part by Central Peninsula General Hospital, was rolled out at the July 29th Brown Bag Lunch Seminar. Thirty participated in this three month program- a GREAT turnout. Many thanks to borough employees Dawn Robinson (HR), Belle Warren (Risk) and Laurie Lingafelt Finance) for coordinating and for Jan Johnson of Central Peninsula General Hospital for facilitating! In our follow up meetings we discovered the benefits of strengthening and flexibility exercises. Awards were presented to several who had attained and sustained an average of 10,000 steps a day. Congratulations!
If you have any suggestions for upcoming workshops, please let us know
Live Well, Work Well Newsletter
The forms below are currently available to download and print. Electronically fillable forms coming soon.
Homer and Seward Annex Offices serve as a one-stop shop for area residents. The offices have forms on matters pertaining to taxes, finance, assessments, road service and maintenance. The offices can also provide information on other borough services, including exemption filings and deadlines, GIS, job opportunities, Spruce Bark Beetle, streets, parcels, and more.
Homer Office is located at 209 E. Pioneer Ave, with office hours 8 to 5 Monday through Friday, closed 1 pm to 2 pm for lunch. Telephone (907) 235-8840. Staffed by Tammaron Baxter.
Seward Office is located in the Seaview Plaza at 302 Railway Avenue, Suite 122 across from the Alaska Sea Life Center and Rae Building. The office hours are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 to 3:00. Telephone (907) 224-2001. Staffed by Cheryl Seese.