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Community Partner Information

UAA FUSION is an exciting community service program that provides the Anchorage community with enthusiastic volunteers at the start of each semester. We hope you consider providing volunteering your time to serve our community partners. Below is a list of community agencies with whom we are currently partnered or have been in the past, and will continue to do so in the future.  If you are a student, you have the opportunity to represent yourself and UAA in a variety or places around Anchorage. If you would like to sign up to volunteer or see current volunteer opportunities, visti the FUSION Volunteer Registration page.  

If you are a prospective UAA FUSION Partner and would like to request volunteers for events, visit the FUSION Partner Event Registration page.

Please take some time to review the types of FUSION events that have taken place in the past. If you have any questions or comments, please contact our office at (907)786-1224 or uaa_orientation@alaska.edu.

Current Partner Agencies

Agency Name

Agency Description

Cook Inlet Housing Authority By providing safe and affordable housing to those in need, CIHA improves lives and neighborhoods, and redefines partnership opportunities and roles. The best way to measure the lasting impact of our work is by looking at the relationships we help our residents forge. CIHA doesn't just build homes, we build communities. *Description taken from the Cook Inlet Housing Authority website*
Fairview Elementary 21st CCLC The purpose of the 21st CCLC is to expand learning opportunities for children and their families outside of regular school hours. These programs offer strong after-school activities, which involve both schools and the community, joining together to help kids develop into healthy adults. *Description taken from the Anchorage School District 21st Century Community Learning Centers website*
Fairview Recreation Center The Fairview Community Recreation Center features a full sized gymnasium, smaller youth gymnasium, weight room, dance/martial arts studio, arts and crafts studio, multipurpose room, industrial kitchen and teen center. *Description taken from the Fairview Recreation Center website*
Food Bank of Alaska Our role is unique. Food Bank of Alaska works with food industry partners to salvage food that would otherwise go to waste from grocery stores, wholesalers, producers, farmers, and the fishing industry. We also collect food donated by community members and administer government food programs. With your help last year, we distributed more than 6.8 million pounds – 5.7 million meals – statewide to 300 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, and children’s programs feeding their hungry neighbors. *Description taken from the Food Bank of Alaska website*

Past Partner Agencies

Agency Name

Project Description

Alaska SPCA Thrift Store Cleaning, organizing and helping sort through donated items within the store.
Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission Serving dinner to the homeless and cleaning the facilities.
Anchorage Parks & Recreation Brushing and clean up at Goose Lake Park and connecting areas to UAA Campus.
AWAIC Various activities depending on the need of the agency.
Clare House Assisting with cleaning rooms used by children and shelter occupants.
Food Bank of Alaska Sorting donated food items in the receiving warehouse; assiting in cleaning a refrigeration unit.
Hope Worldwide Assisting children with homework and after-school activities.
Kids' Corps, Head Start Assist teachers in classroom with various activities.
North Star Elementary 21st CCLC Assisting after school program teachers with homework and activities; working with children.
Providence Horizon House Interaction between students and the elderly; talking, playing, conducting survey with residents to determine if their care needs are being met.
Salvation Army - Care for Kids Participate in activities of reading, art/crafts, music singing, floor games, board games, feeding and scheduled outing.
Salvation Army - DHQ Wrap Christmas gifts for children that will be serviced via Operation Santa Claus project.
Tanaina Child Development Center Assisting with the care of children.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering creates a national character in which the community and the nation take on a spirit of compassion, comradeship and confidence.  - Brian O'Connell