Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 26, 2013

You're Needed: 01/26/2013


---- — The development office at Benzie Area Christian Neighbors is in need of a volunteer to oversee mailings, printing, donor database and other marketing projects. Comfort working with computers, Microsoft Word and Excel is highly desired.

Please contact David Abeel at 882-9544 for more information.


The Medicare Medicaid Assistance program is looking for volunteers in the Grand Traverse area to educate others about Medicare and Medicare fraud.

The free statewide program provides free health benefits counseling to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, their families and caregivers. Volunteer training will be scheduled soon. To learn more about becoming an MMAP volunteer, call (800) 442-1713.


The Music House Museum is looking for individuals who are interested in serving on its board of directors or in other leadership roles. Opportunities exist in areas of technology, legal, research, media, marketing and fundraising.

For more information, call 947-3200, ext. 205 or email


Munson Hospice House is looking for volunteers who are able to commit to eight hours a month between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Help is especially needed on weekends and evenings. Couples are encouraged to consider this volunteer opportunity.

Volunteers may choose their level for involvement at Munson Hospice House and are trained accordingly. Volunteers must be 18 years old and older.

Prior to the training, prospective volunteers are interviewed, screened, undergo a background check, and must complete a two-step tuberculin screening. All volunteers complete an independent self-study course in addition to a training class with other new volunteers at Munson Hospice House. All volunteers are required to have an annual flu vaccination.

Those who have experienced a significant loss through death in the past year and wish to volunteer at Munson Hospice House are encouraged to wait at least one year before completing the application process.

The next volunteer orientation training will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., at a date to be determined in February, at Munson Hospice House.

For more information, call Judy Goodrich, volunteer coordinator at Munson Hospice, at 935-8485 or (800) 252-2065 ext. 5-8485, or email


Munson's Navigator Program is looking for volunteer breast cancer survivors to help current breast cancer patients by providing guidance, support and empathy.

This program requires attendance at a monthly meeting held the second Tuesday of each month. Interviews will be held in March and a training for new volunteers will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 9.

If you are a breast cancer survivor, have been out of treatment for at least one year and would like to volunteer, call 935-8216 or (800) 376-1135 or email for more information.