VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Are you looking for a great place to volunteer? Would you like to work and have fun with other Cooper Landing seniors? We have plenty of opportunities to help meet your goal while making a positive impact on our community.

PROJECTS NEEDING YOUR TALENT AND ENERGY:

  • Flea Market in late Spring
  • Weekly Sexy Senior Dumpster Cleaner trips
  • Sterling Hwy. Trash Cleanup for ALPAR
  • Quarterly General Meeting Luncheons
  • Soup Suppers
    Table setup, decorating & takedown
    Soup donations
    Pie & dessert donations
    Gather trash, sweep floors & scrub kitchen
  • Pancake Breakfasts
    Table setup, decorating & takedown
    Fry sausage
    Make pancakes
    Take orders
    Serve guests
    Wash dishes
    Gather trash, sweep floors & scrub kitchen
  • Transportation drivers for our Chariot bus

    SEXY SENIOR DUMPSTER CLEANERS (SSDC)

    When SSDC Agent Mayme Ohnemus was president of the Cooper Landing Community Club in 1997, she learned there was a problem at the local solid waste transfer site. Gene Craig agreed to partner with Mayme to voluntarily clean the transfer site. They soon discovered the Kenai Peninsula Borough had funding for the work. They also learned weekly cleaning was needed at the Dumpster sites in Hope and Moose Pass and added those areas to their schedule. Theresa Norris, Agnes Schmitz, and Helen Gwin were early volunteers and Helen Gwin came up with the name for the group. Trash Troop or Garbage Grannies didnít capture the spirit of that small troupe which is now, at times, a crowd of volunteers!

    As of August 2009, the Sexy Senior Dumpster Cleaners have logged 44,604 volunteer hours, picked up 297,895 pounds of trash, traveled 141,587 miles, and earned over $164,061 for the community. The first four years they donated their wages to the Cooper Landing Community Club. Since 2001, the funds go to Cooper Landing Senior Citizens Corporation, Inc. (CLSCCI). The transfer site gate keepers have spent 1800 hours opening and closing the gates at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. spring, summer, and fall, successfully keeping bears out of the dumpsters.

    SSDC involvements include Adopt-a Highway cleaning of four miles, opening and closing the transfer site gates in Cooper Landing, lobbying in Juneau for the community hall addition and senior housing, and working with local children for Alaskans For Litter Prevention and Recycling, and the ALPAR Senior Litter Patrol.

    Sexy Senior Dumpster Cleaners (SSDC) Sponsors:

  • Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR)
  • Alaska Waste
  • Chevron
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Cooper Landing Senior Citizens Corporation, Inc. (CLSCCI)
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department

    Come join the fun and earn your big yellow WATCH FOR BEARS button. These buttons are a popular pin-on badge that visitors are proud to receive when they work with us. The SSDC gather each Monday morning. Our bus leaves from the senior housing complex at 10:00am and picks up additional volunteers at the Kenai Lake Baptist Church. Stops are made to clean up the transfer sites located in Cooper Landing, Moose Pass & Hope. Of course, we always enjoy lunch together!