Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Hospice in-home volunteer training applications

Hospice and Home Care of Juneau is now accepting applications for in-home volunteer training to meet from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Sunday, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 18.

Training is meant for compassionate people who make a commitment to supporting individuals and families who are facing end-of-life issues. Volunteers can help by running errands, providing respite care for family members and caregivers, preparing meals, offering emotional support and much more.

Volunteers participate in extensive training designed to explore personal experiences with dying, death and loss, and learn how to support loved ones during one of life's most challenging transitions. Free. For more information or to register, call Mary at 463-6134. Applications are due by Sept. 23.

Museums seek candidates for advisory committee

The Alaska State Museums (Alaska State Museum in Juneau and Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka) are seeking candidates for appointment to the Museum Collections Advisory Committee (MCAC). The MCAC is responsible for approving donations, acquisitions and deaccessions for the Alaska State Museums. Members serve a 3-year term without compensation. A minimum of two teleconferences are held annually, in the spring and fall.

Candidates should have knowledge and significant experience in at least one of the following areas of study: Alaska history, fine arts, natural history, archaeology, anthropology or museology. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume by Oct. 15 to Bruce Kato, Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St., Juneau, AK, 99801-1718, or fax to 465 2976. For more information, call the Alaska State Museum.

Truck-raffle winner announced

Cristal Holden was the lucky winner of the 2003 Big Brothers Big Sisters truck raffle. The raffle was a huge success thanks to everyone who purchased tickets and the support from the following businesses: Capital Chevrolet, House of Gifts, Foggy Mountain Shop, Nugget Mall, Juneau Moose Lodge, McDonald's of Juneau, and Alaska Marine Lines.

Washington internship

The Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund is now accepting applications for one 6-month paid internship at the Coalition for Juvenile Justice in Washington, D.C. Applicants must be Alaska residents, at least 21 years old and desiring or currently pursuing a career in education, youth service or public service. The internship starting date is flexible but must be completed within a consecutive 6-month period, beginning after Oct. 16, 2003, and completed by Sept. 30, 2004.

The scholarship was named after U.S. Congressman Nick Begich, who lost his life in 1972 while serving the state of Alaska. The Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund has provided more than $130,000 in scholarships and internships to Alaskans interested in careers in public service and education since 1977.

Eligible applicants must submit a cover letter; current resume listing applicant's work, education, relevant experience, and public service; written essay of no more than 500 words indicating applicant's career goals or public policy aspirations; and three letters of reference with contact information for each. All application documents must be submitted in one packet, postmarked no later than Sept. 30, to Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund, Attention: Tom Begich, Executive Director, P.O. Box 142711, Anchorage, AK 99514-2711. Any questions about the internship must be directed either by e-mail to or mailed to the above address.

Parkland permits

Permits are required to commercially use the City and Borough of Juneau's parkland. The application packet and regulations may be obtained from the Parks and Recreation office at 155 South Seward St., Room 218, City Hall, or by calling 586-5226. Permit applications for the 2004-2005 season are due by Sept. 30.

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