Become a Volunteer Instructor
Do you enjoy mentoring children and others in firearms safety? If so, the HIT Program is looking for interested men, women, and apprentices (ages 14–17) to become Volunteer Instructors. Instructors teach Hunter Education, Bowhunter Education, Crossbow Education, and Muzzleloader Education certification courses across the state. It is a volunteer position that provides many rewards. HIT Program volunteer instructors assist in developing safe Alaskan hunters, improving hunter ethics and responsibility, and passing on a valuable tradition to thousands of new outdoor enthusiasts.
See the document below for details and application materials to become a HIT Program Volunteer Instructor or contact the HIT Program Administrative Office at (907) 267-2187.
- HIT Program Volunteer Instructor Application (PDF 338 kB)
New Volunteer Instructor Training Courses
- Anchorage — February 10 & 11, 2023 Friday from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm
- Fairbanks — February 24 & 25, 2023 Friday from 6:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am-6:00pm
- Juneau — April 21 & 22, 2023 Friday from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm
- Anchorage — October 20 & 21, 2023 Friday from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm
- Fairbanks — October 20 & 21, 2023 Friday from 6:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am-6:00pm
- Anchorage — April 22, 2023 Saturday from 8:00am-5:00pm
- Juneau — April 29, 2023 Saturday from 8:00am-5:00pm
- Fairbanks — May 13, 2023 Saturday from 9:00am-6:00pm
- Anchorage — October 14, 2023 Saturday from 8:00am-5:00pm
- Fairbanks — September 30, 2023 Saturday from 9:00am-6:00pm
- Anchorage — March 18, 2023 Saturday from 8:00am-5:00pm
- Fairbanks — May 19 & 20, 2023 Friday from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday from 8:00am-6:00pm
- Anchorage — April 29, 2023 Saturday from 8:00am-5:00pm
- Fairbanks — May 6, Saturday from 9:00am - 6:00pm
For questions about the volunteer instructor trainings, please contact Kirk Lingofelt at 267-2373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Active Volunteer Instructors
Current instructors: Please check this section for all the new information and news that you may need in order to stay current with changes within the HIT Program.
Click here to log in to the instructor page with all the forms needed for teaching.
HIT Program Newsletters
2021 Volunteer Instructors of the Year
- Paul Houser, Palmer
Hunter Education Instructor of the Year
- Bill Kubik, Wasilla
HIT Program Outstanding Educator of the Year
- Kevin McGaha, Anchorage
Bowhunter Education Instructor of the Year
- Ed Bosco, Anchorage
Lifetime Achievement Award
- Rich Graham, Wasilla
Lifetime Achievement Award
- Mark Somerville, Copper Center
Rural Instructor of the Year