The Five Finger Lighthouse Society is looking for 1 or 2 volunteers (couple preferred) to be lighthouse keepers for the summer of 2021. Schedule is flexible and can be adjusted to the volunteers needs. The lighthouse is accessible May through September before the winter adverse weather conditions. Keepers would live on the island without salary and would need to pay for their own food. Diesel fuel for the generator and gas for the hot water heater, stove, and room heater are provided. The lighthouse society will provide transportation to/from the lighthouse from the city of Petersburg. Communication with the Lighthouse Society officers will be through internet (provided) or cell phone. Duties would include communicating via VHS radio to interested boaters/cruise vessels and providing tours of the lighthouse. Keepers are expected to collect donations from visitors and collect revenue from gift items sold. Duties include light maintenance of the lighthouse and the surrounding lawn area. Duties include mowing the lawn area as needed as well as general cleaning. This position is best suited to someone with maintenance and repair skills as minor repair problems are likely to occur. Resupply runs from Petersburg would occur
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Five Finger Lighthouse Society
PO Box 27, Petersburg, AK 99833, US
The specific objectives and purposes of the Corporation shall be to preserve and maintain the historic structure, and to make the site accessible to the public in order to increase awareness of the significance and educational value of the Five Finger Lighthouse.
The Five Finger Lighthouse Society was previously called the Juneau Lighthouse Association. When all the Juneau officers moved away from Juneau, the remaining members from Petersburg, Alaska continued the organization. In 2019 the organization name was changed to reflect that we are no longer only associated with Juneau. We found the 501(c)3 status had been revoked years earlier so we have reapplied for retroactive reinstatement of the tax free status in February 2021. The current goats are to maintain the lighthouse as best we can during the summer months when the lighthouse is accessible (May through September). The winter weather conditions make the lighthouse inaccessible. Major projects we are working toward are to improve a method of safe access to the island and to make repairs to the boat house roof that has been damaged during the winters of 2020 and 2021. We desire to have a lighthouse keeper during the summer months to help with the routine maintenance of the lighthouse and the surrounding land. The lighthouse is equipped with beds, some heat, electricity, stove, refrigerator, freezer, washer, drier, hot water, toilet, and bath facilities. There are resupply runs to the lighthouse about every two weeks during the summer to supply the lighthouse keepers and help with repairs and maintenance.
Arts & Culture
Sat May 15, 2021 - Fri Aug 13, 2021
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Five Finger Lighthouse Island - (Remote location)PO Box 27Petersburg,, AK99833
March 11, 2021
Orientation or Training
Summer months of 2021 - flexible
Independent - love of outdoors - interest in marine life (whales) - self sufficient - ability to cope with being away from civilizations for long periods - must be healthy and physically fit.