Serve veterans and their spouses at Samaritan Lodge Alaska.

The application process for this project has closed.  All applicants will be notified by April 15 whether or not they have been selected to serve. 

Location: Port Alsworth, AK

Trip Dates: 

May 21 – June 26, 2017

June 23 – July 23, 2017

July 21 – August 20, 2017

August 18 – September 18, 2017

Each volunteer session is approximately one month long. We are not able to accommodate shorter trips due to the remote location of the site.

Cost: Samaritan’s Purse will cover the cost of airfare, food and lodging for volunteers.

Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 18 years or older.

Project Description: Volunteers will assist with one of three key areas:

  • Kitchen Assistants: Volunteers will be responsible for dining hall set-up, serving meals, cleaning, dishwashing, baking cookies, emptying trash receptacles and maintaining the dining hall, bathrooms and kitchen.
  • Housekeeping: Volunteers will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining guest cabins, buildings and offices.  Primary tasks will include sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, scrubbing, waxing and daily laundry.
  • Maintenance: Volunteers will assist with building and ground maintenance at the lodge and off-site housing.  Primary tasks will include splitting wood, painting, mowing the lawn, and aircraft and boat docking.

Volunteers will work long hours with limited time off, they will need to be able to stand for long periods of time while performing their various duties.  For a detailed description of each volunteer position please click here: SLA Volunteer Job Descriptions

Background Information: Operation Heal Our Patriots is now in its sixth year of operation at Samaritan Lodge Alaska.  This project has been a blessing to many veterans and their spouses.  It is our prayer that these veterans will continue to find the lodge to be a place that offers healing and restoration in the name of Jesus Christ.  Veterans and their spouses will have the opportunity to take in God’s beautiful creation while enjoying fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking and bear watching.  They will also have the opportunity to participate in daily devotions and marriage enrichment courses.  Volunteers will assist with the day to day operations for Samaritan Lodge Alaska but may have limited interaction with the couples.

Click here to complete a Trip Application.