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American Red Cross in New Mexico

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Address:

7445 Pan American Fwy. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Contact Person:

Jim Harvey,  Regional Volunteer Coordinator

Phone:

505-262-6172

Email:

jim.harvey@redcross.org

Web Site:

www.RedCrossNewMexico.org


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

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Address:

5840 Office Blvd NE (near Jefferson and I-25), Albuquerque, NM

    STUDENTS MUST REGISTER BY GOING TO WWW.RRFB.ORG
    Click on: “TAKE ACTION”
    Click on: “VOLUNTEER”

    Students should register by using the link “Individual Volunteers.” This will take you to a registration page. New volunteers should create a username and password to manage available volunteer days/times. Returning volunteers are able to login using their credentials. You will receive an email when you successfully create a volunteer visit or modify a visit. If you do not receive an email, your appointment or change has not taken effect. If you have trouble using the registration system, please notify them at 505-349-8825 or stephanie@rrfb.org.

Web Site:

www.rrfb.org



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:

  • Receiving and Sorting Incoming Product and distribution to correct location (back stock)
  • Rotating and Arranging Product - dry, produce, dairy and frozen (line stock)
  • Familiarizing self with Computer Based Inventory Program - pulling orders, weighing and verifying orders, counting product, updating ULO & NIS list, receiving community donations (inventory management)
  • Interacting with Customers - local agencies and subsidiary distribution organizations (agency relation) and Donors (donor relations)
  • Recruiting, Scheduling and Training Volunteers - to include special populations
  • Coordinating with Warehouse Manager (and other staff) to identify volunteer tasks
  • Recruiting groups to participate in Hunger 101 and adapting curriculum as needed (program development)
  • Networking with other non-profit agencies involved in hunger relief
  • Participating in the planning, organization an "delivering" of special events (fund raising)
  • Special duties as assigned
Note: Not all students will have the opportunity to participate in the listed activities

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