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“I found the atmosphere at Green Star to be universally welcoming and the people there excited about the societal values of recycling as well as the cost-effectiveness of preventing pollution and extending the life of the landfill.”

Sandy Dauenhauer

Volunteer Opportunities

It’s only with the help of fantastic volunteers like you that Green Star can help Fairbanks reduce waste and recycle more! Whether you’re a student, professional, or retiree, you will fit right in! One thing we all have in common is a commitment to a healthy and beautiful environment.

Electronics Recycling Depot

mencarryWe need volunteers once a month to help us collect electronics for recycling.

  • The 3rd Friday/Saturday of every month at 1855 Marika Road off Aurora
  • Standard shifts are morning (9:45 am – 1 pm) or afternoon (1 pm – 4:15 pm) but we can be flexible to fit your schedule!
  • Training is provided on site

The following are some of the volunteer tasks at our E-Recycling Depot:

  • Greeting customers and filling out check-in sheets for devices to be recycled
  • Unloading electronics from cars
  • Sorting and packaging electronics to prepare them for shipment
  • Dismantling and destroying computer hard drives
  • Sorting and preparing batteries for shipment

Check out the Electronics Recycling page for more information, or sign up to volunteer at our next collection.

For more information on what volunteering at the depot entails, click here to download our e-depot volunteer training manual

Special Event Recycling

fair_recycleGreen Star provides recycling services for various large and small events in the community throughout the year. This program is particularly active during the spring and summer months, at various major festivals and events like the Midnight Sun Festival (June) and the Golden Wheel Summer Spectacular (August). We need many volunteers to help us make these special event recycling efforts successful! Typically, volunteers help set up for the event, make rounds emptying recycling bins and rescuing recyclables from trash bins, and sorting and preparing recyclables for delivery to local recyclers. For more information about this program, check out the Special Event Recycling page.

Special Projects

volunteerIn addition to these recycling events, we are always looking for volunteers who are interested in helping with special projects or committees, including:

  • Outreach Events (Information Booths)
  • Education Projects
  • Graphic Design and Marketing
  • TV and Radio Production

Click Here to volunteer at the 2017 Earth Week Celebration!


Committee PeopleDo you have skills or connections related to: education, environmental issues, fundraising, marketing, recycling, or special events planning?

If so, please consider joining one of Green Star’s standing committees. We are looking for energetic, creative, and enthusiastic people to support our mission: encouraging and enabling our community to reduce waste and increase recycling. Your service would be greatly appreciated, and no experience is necessary. Benefits of becoming a committee member include forming meaningful and lasting connections in the community, contributing to the impact Interior Alaska Green Star makes in our community, and supporting locally-based sustainable practices. Click here for more details about each committee and contact us if you are interested!