Agency List "R"
American Red Cross in New Mexico
Location directions: From I-25, west on Paseo del Norte, turn left onto Pan American Frontage Road South. Approximately 0.4 miles, on the right (west).
Agency description/mission:The mission of the Red Cross is to provide relief to disasters and help people prepare for prevent and respond to emergencies. This is accomplished through a variety of programs and services including Emergency/Disaster Services, Health & Safety Services, Volunteer Services and Minor Home Repair.
Service Learning opportunities: Financial Development/Heroes Campaign Assistant — Assist director with developing a market plan, nomination coordination, logistical management of the even in May and coordination of volunteers. Actual duties will depend on skills and availability.
Orientation/Training schedule: On the job training — Will be project-oriented.
Special conditions or requirements: Knowledge of Word and Excel; Publisher would be helpful; able to multitask and work independently once trained.
Number of Service Learning Students Needed: 1-3
Hours of operation when students are needed: Monday - Friday, 9-5
Minimum hour commitment required: 15-20 per semester; schedule TBD
Roadrunner Food Bank
Location directions: Near Jefferson and I-25
Agency Description/Mission: Roadrunner Food Bank solicits, collects and transports salvageable food from large and small food industry donors nationwide as well as making many purchases in bulk. We then distribute millions of pounds of food each year through a statewide network of emergency food pantries, group homes, low-income day care centers, shelters, soup kitchens and six smaller regional food banks. Our mission: "Ending Hunger in New Mexico"
Service Learning opportunities: Service Learning opportunities fall within these general categories:
Orientation/Training schedule: See above.
Special conditions or requirements: Student needs to be aware of their physical limitations as many positions require turning and lifting.
Hours of operation when students are needed: Primarily from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Saturday. Limited evenings and weekends available for part of placement.
Minimum hour commitment: 15 hours