Neighbors helping Neighbors

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2006

American Red Cross Southeast Alaska

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Director/volunteer coordinator: Shad Engkiterra

Contact information: 463-5713,

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Organization description: The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters, emergency communication to military families; and prepares people to respond to emergencies through public health and safety education.

Years of service: Over 40 years.

Volunteer positions available: One-time volunteers are needed for disaster relief, to be deployed outside of Alaska for a three-week term. Must be 18 years or older. Orientation and an eight-hour class required for training. Regular and one-time volunteers are needed for local disaster relief teams, must be 18 years or older; local office support (accounting, phones, fundraising, public relations, etc.); and local volunteer coordination (data intake, interviews, etc.). Flexible hours. Training provided.

Background check/prerequisites: Background check required for disaster teams. References and orientation also required.

In-kind/material donations needed: Office supplies (computer paper, manilla folders, paperclips); 4-drawer locking file cabinet.

• Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska. More volunteer opportunities can be found at To offer volunteer opportunities for your nonprofit organization, call 463-5530.

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