Neighbors helping Neighbors: American Diabetes Association

Helping you find where you are needed

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2006

Juneau chapter

Volunteer coordinator: Eileen Stankavich, Anchorage contact

Contact information: 888-DIABETE, estankavich@diabetes.org

Web site: http://www.diabetes.org

Organization description: The Juneau chapter of the American Diabetes Association provides support groups for adults and children. They offer patient and professional education programs.

Years of service: 23.

Volunteer positions available: Volunteers are needed for ongoing fundraising. They are also needed to start and facilitate support groups, as well as staff tables at the health fair.

Hours: Times vary depending on volunteer position.

Training: The American Diabetes Association will provide guidelines for starting and facilitating a support group.

Special requirements: Background checks will be required for volunteers working directly with children.

In-kind donations: Airline miles for kids to go to Diabetes camp.

• Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska. More volunteer opportunities can be found at http://www.unitedwayseak.org. To offer volunteer opportunities for your nonprofit organization, call 463-5530.



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