Big Brothers Big Sisters

Neighbors helping neighbors

Posted: Friday, July 06, 2007

Volunteer coordinator: Emily Berg, customer relations specialist.

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Contact information: 586-3350.

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Organization description: Big Brothers Big Sisters establishes professionally supported one-on-one relationships between Southeast youth and mature, caring volunteers, who serve as friends and mentors.

Years of service: 28.

Volunteer positions available: BBBS is looking for volunteers to be Big Brothers or Big Sisters to kids from 6 to 18 years of age for as little as one hour a week. Volunteers are also needed to assist with special office projects and special events. Year-round and one-time volunteers are needed.

Requirements: Big Brothers Big Sisters provides training. Background check and references are required of all volunteer mentors.

In-kind donations needed: tickets to events, Alaska Airlines frequent flyer miles, Alaskan and Proud receipts, office supplies, microwave, data projector and a used vehicle.

• Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska. More volunteer opportunities can be found online at the Volunteer Center of Southeast Alaska,

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