12/26/05 — Red Cross orientation scheduled

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Red Cross orientation scheduled

By Bonnie Edwards
Published in News on December 26, 2005 1:45 PM

From staff reports

The Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold an orientation on Friday, Jan. 27 from 3-4:30 p.m. for people interested in volunteering.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is necessary. Call the Cape Fear Chapter Office of Volunteers at 910-762-2683, ext. 356 to reserve a space.

For information about individual opportunities, call 910-762-2683, ext. 342. The following volunteers are needed.

*Disaster Action Team Volunteers are needed to train in preparation for response to local and national disasters as well as to local emergencies. Daytime, evening and/ or weekend shifts available. Training provided.

*Greeters and canteen workers are needed to serve at mobile blood drives. Volunteers serve at least one 3-hour shift per month.

*Bilingual volunteers are needed to help translate during emergencies, blood collections and during health and safety classes.

*A creative volunteer skilled in desktop publishing is needed to design newsletters and other paperwork.

*Volunteers are needed to assist with bulk mailing, filing, and inventory etc.

*Volunteers are needed to help write grant applications.

*Volunteers needed to assist with various duties for fundraising, special and community outreach events.

*A volunteer with an interest in local history is needed to help organize the chapter's collection of documents.