Current Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteer Opportunities....

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Abington Senior Center:Bingo Caller, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 to 11am and Kitchen Volunteer, Monday through Friday, 11 am to 1 pm. Contact: Debbie Molinaro, 570-586-8996.

Adopt a Boxer Rescue: Volunteers needed to man booth at adoption events. Volunteers are also needed to help with transporting dogs to the vet and dog walking. Foster parents also needed. Contact: Dawn Karam, or 1-877-570-0360.

The Advocacy Alliance- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program: Become an advocate for a child or sibling group in the foster care system. A trained CASA volunteer is appointed by a judge to be an advocate for children, to give them hope, support, and encouragement, and to ensure that their voices are heard as the juvenile court system seeks safe, permanent, and nurturing homes for them. For many children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Contact: Joan Peterson, 570-558-3971 or

American Cancer SocietyRelay for Life volunteers, June 25 @ PNC Field, sign-up at; Road to Recovery volunteer drivers and volunteer coordinator. Contact: Jennifer Washney, 570-562-1247.

Anthracite Heritage Museum/Scranton Iron Furnaces: Research/newsletter/museum store volunteers and tour guides. Contact: Chester Kulsea, 570-963-4804 or

The Arc of Northeastern PA: Dedicated to securing for each individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to realize personal dreams through choice in how one lives, learns, works and enjoys life. Needs Recreational Aides on Thursday evenings from 6-8:30pm. Contact: Mari Pizur, 570-207-0825 or

Asera Care: Ongoing, Direct Care, provide social, emotional and spiritual care to terminally ill patients and their loved ones. Also includes bereavement services. Flexible times, unlimited volunteers, must be 17 years old. Ongoing, Indirect Care, administrative, clerical and medical records help. Contact Carol Burti, 1-800-870-0085 or

Better Tomorrows at Village Park Apartments: Summer Camp positions, Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. -2:30 p.m., June 27 through mid August. Minimum age 18 (must have background checks but they are free). Contact: Lisa Schmidt, 570-346-8874 or

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Ongoing, Mentor, be a friend to a child – go for walks, to ballgames, shop, bake, play basketball – have fun! Flexible times. Contact: Taking applications now for the 2016-17 School year.  Will meet twice a month on Wednesdays at the Elm Park Church, Linden and Jefferson from 430-630pm. Please email or call Jackie at BBBS at  or call 570-347-5616 x201.  Requires 3 clearances, 2/3 are free.

Boys & Girls Club of NEPA: Volunteers needed to organize collections for summer camps: snacks, arts and crafts supplies and sports equipment. Contact Laura Gentile, 570-342-8709 ext. 114 or

Catherine McAuley Center: Ongoing, donation drives, service activities and special events. Contact: Jenny Blanchard, 570-342-1342,

Catholic Social Services: Clerical volunteers, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food pantry volunteers, Tuesday, 1-4 pm. Contact: Sr. Janet Jeffers, I.H.M., Executive Director of Lackawanna County Catholic Social Services, 570-207-2283 ext. 118 or

Celtic Healthcare: – Patient Visitation volunteers in area nursing homes and in-patient unit. Times vary. Clerical volunteers, age 16 and up, various times. Contact: Marty Carr, 570-242-8691,

The Century Club of Scranton: Volunteer needed to research and write grant applications. Flexible! Contact: Renee Arledge, 

Chinchilla Hose Company: Volunteer Junior Firefighters, ages 14-18 and Volunteer Fire Fighters, ages 18+ and Emergency Medical Services volunteers. Contact: Kevin Quinn, 570-586-5726 or email

CONCERN Professional Services: CONCERN, a nonprofit child welfare agency, has provided foster care, life skills training and delinquency services to over 14,000 children and teens since 1978. Ongoing, Document Filing Volunteer, days and times vary. Contact: Joe Monczewski, 570-876-3800. 

Commission on Economic Opportunity/ The Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank: is in need of volunteers to assist with the packing of senior food boxes to be delivered throughout Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wyoming and Luzerne Counties. Boxes are packed on the first three Saturday mornings of each month between 9:00 am and noon at the Food Bank’s Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Center for Healthy Living located in the CenterPoint Business and Commerce Park at 185 Research Drive in Pittston. Volunteer opportunities are also available for groups during the week. Interested volunteers should contact Rich Kutz, Food Bank Director at 570-760-4374 or King Adjei-Frimpong at 570-826-0510.

Compassionate Care Hospice: Ongoing, Visitation with patients in their homes or facilities; also, Music Therapy, Certified Pet Therapy, Licensed Beauticians/Barbers. Ongoing, Administrative assistance. Flexible days and times. Unlimited volunteers needed. Contact: Sylvia Kolosinsky, 570-451-1031  

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania: Ongoing, data entry, putting education packets together and other miscellaneous administrative duties. Minimum age – 18. Work around your schedule! Contact: Rosemary Lavelle, 570-602-2227, ext. 217 or

Day Nursery Association: Ongoing, walking to library with preschool children; Mondays, 9-11 a.m. Volunteers also needed on the 3rd Monday of each month for the food distribution during the Children's Produce Market. All volunteers need to have all PA clearances as well as FBI fingerprinting. Obtaining clearances are now free for volunteers in PA. Contact: Mary Beth Rogers, 570-342-9397 or

Deutsch Institute: Ongoing, office volunteers. Times vary between, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Contact: Johanna Belt, 570-348-1968 or

Dress for Success, Lackawanna: Ongoing, Personal shopper/site assistant, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Office assistant, as needed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Contact: Mary Ann Iezzi, 570-941-0339

Dunmore Activity Hub & Cafe: Ongoing, teaching a skill or hobby, days and times vary. Lunch servers, daily, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., four volunteers needed. Chorus Director, Band Director and String instrument instruction, days and times vary. Contact: Jeanne Hugenbruch, 570-207-2662

Eckley Miners Village: Ongoing, tour guides, days and times vary. Contact: Bode Morin, 570-636-2070.

EOTC (Employment Opportunity & Training Center): Would you like to share your experience, talents and support with someone in need? Volunteer to be a mentor to a woman who is leaving prison and rejoining our community. Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Minimum age 21. Contact: Erica Hubert, 570-558-7576 or 

Equality PA: Phone bank volunteers, Monday 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Also, Public Events Volunteers, weekends. Contact: Maureen Gray, 484-362-7894

The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art: Ongoing, Volunteer Tour Guides. Open-minded individuals who would like to share creative hands-on activities-based approach to education and who are willing to be trained. Volunteers should be comfortable with children Pre-K through grade 5. Tours usually last 90 minutes. Contact: Stefanie Colarusso, Director of Interpretive Programs, 570-346-7186 or by email at

Friends of the Poor: Volunteer driver to pick up donation at grocery store, one morning a week, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Receive men’s clothing donations, one morning or afternoon a week, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: Sister Ann Walsh, 570-348-4429 or

Geisinger Community Medical Center: OR Waiting Room, variable times, M-F; ICU Waiting Room and Emergency Room, variable times. Minimum age 18. Contact: Kristy Jankowski, 570-703-8709 or

Geisinger Mountain View Care Center: Volunteers needed to help Auxiliary either as an active member or by assisting with resident celebrations, summer bazaar and other social events. Contact Ann Marie McKeel, 570-344-6819 or Tricia Capwell, 570-341-0050.

Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern PA, Inc.: Filing, Mondays, 9-12; Research, Wednesdays, noon-2; assisting patrons, Mon-Thurs., 9-11; Data Entry, Thursdays, 10 – 2. Contact: Joe Bryer, 570-383-7661 or

Gino J. Merli Veterans Center: Art and musical therapists, physical education instructors, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.; entertainers (musicians, piano players), 10 a.m., 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.; holiday carolers. Contact: DeLores Davis, 570-961-4380 or

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania: Love spending time outdoors? Join our Outdoor Program Volunteer Team and help provide exciting opportunities for girls including backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, and outdoor education. Have fun while inspiring a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts! Ongoing, troop leaders and co-leaders, varying times and locations. Contact: Lyndsey Pompey,570-933-1435 or

Greater Scranton YMCA: Assistant swim instructors needed for Learn To Swim Campaign, 8:45 – 2 p.m., June 20 – 24 and June 27 – July 1. Minimum age 13. Contact Diana Dempsey, 570-342-8115 or

Greater Carbondale YMCA: Ongoing, cleaning toys, special events, office assistance and building/grounds, afternoon and evenings. Contact: Heather Murphy, 570-282-2210.

The Greenhouse Project: Lead Volunteer needed to help schedule and coordinate volunteers, flexible hours. Contact: or 570-344-9186.

Griffin Pond Animal Shelter: Ongoing, dog walkers (must be 18 years old to walk dogs) 12-4:30 p.m., six days a week (closed Tuesday). Ongoing, cat food and cat litter drive organizers. Volunteers are also needed to accompany dogs at weekend events. Contact: Ana Daniels, 570-586-3700 or

HHCP, Inc. is in need of Hospice Volunteers to enhance the lives of patients and their families by offering companionship, emotional support, respite for caregivers, spiritual support, running errands, shopping, sharing skills, stories, hobbies, or office work. Opportunities in Lackawanna, Wayne, and Susquehanna Counties. Contact: Rev. Jack Munley, 570-876-2900, ext. 2244.

Habitat for Humanity- Habitat Volunteers, We are in desperate need of people to help us with a few things.  If you are willing and able, please consider these opportunities:1) Lawn Care - We need people with pickup trucks and or gas powered mowers to assist us with maintaining a few properties throughout Scranton.  We have a couple of lawnmowers and a couple of volunteers, but the grass is getting out of hand.  We could really use your help with this.  We also have a large tree limb (the limb is the size of a large tree) in one of our yards that needs to be removed and we could use some tree trimming expertise. 2)General Construction/Open Build Days - We have build days scheduled every Thursday and every other weekend, but we have had to cancel many due to low participation.  You do not need any prior experience to help us build!  If you want to get involved in our construction work, please sign up online at I just signed on VolunteerSpot:   You can also send us an email if you plan to become a regular volunteer. 3)Leadership - We are always in search of qualified board members and management volunteers.  If you have experience with fundraising, project management, mortgage processing, real estate law, finance/accounting, construction, volunteer coordination, or if you just want to get involved in the management of a great organization, we could really use your help!  Send us an email with your resume and interests so we can start a discussion about how you can help.

Heartland Hospice: Ongoing, patient visits, flexible days and times. Ongoing, respite for caregivers, flexible days and times. Contact: Patrice Powell, 570-822-4979 or 570-290-0294. 

Hospice of the Sacred Heart: Ongoing, patient visits at patient’s homes or wherever they call home, flexible times, unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, clerical assistance, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., two volunteers. Ongoing, transportation, as needed, unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, telephone contact, weekly, unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, Guardian Angels as needed. Ongoing, In Patient Unit, as needed. Contact: Ann Seechock, 570-706-2400 or

Individual Abilities in Motion: Fundraising volunteer needed to help set up events, cultivate donors and sponsors. Contact Joseph Salva, 570-561-6139.

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary: Volunteers are needed in many capacities including assisting with educational programs for area schools, feeding animals, picking up and delivering food donations, office work, writing grant applications, cleaning barns and stalls and assisting at events at the sanctuary. Days and times vary. Contact: Sarah at  This site requires your own car and is about 40 minutes from campus.

Jewish Community Center: Ongoing, Instructor, Healthy Cooking Class for Kids, 18+ with clearances. Contact Tim Frank, 570-346-6595 ext. 116. Adult Senior Center lunch assistant, M,W, Th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00. Contact Louise McNabb, 570-346-6595 ext. 135.

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA: Ongoing, visiting residents, daily, 10-11:30 a.m./1-4:30 p.m./6-8 p.m., unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, speak Russian or Yiddish with residents, daily, 10-11:30 a.m./1-4:30 p.m./6-8 p.m., unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, feeding residents, daily, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m./4:30-6 p.m., unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, musical entertainment, daily, 2:30-4 p.m./6-8 p.m., unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, read to residents, daily, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., unlimited. Contact: Prashanta Priest, 570-344-6177 or

Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Inc.: Volunteers needed to teach financial literacy skills, citizenship skills and work readiness skills to K-6 grade class. Volunteers needed throughout Lackawanna County. Contact: Maria DeLuca, 570-602-3600 or

Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance: Food and Clothing Bank, each Thursday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids Klothes Line, each Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon. Sorting donations of food and clothing/Distribution set up, Monday through Friday, any hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. General cleaning, anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Data entry, any day, 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. All opportunities minimum age 18 yrs. or accompanied by parent. Contact: Kathy Regan, 570-871-4795 or

Lackawanna Blind Association: Drivers, days and times vary. Craft Class Assistant, Tuesdays or Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Website developer, days and times vary. Contact: Janet May, 570-342-7613, ext. 5 or

Lackawanna College Environmental Center: Light Clerical/office Work. Contact: Sharon Yanik, 570-842-1506 or

Lackawanna County Conservation District: Ongoing, Environmental Task Force, flexible days and times. Contact: Cheryl Nolan, 570-382-3086.

Lackawanna County Fire Department Stations: Volunteers needed for Fire Department stations throughout Lackawanna County. Departments in your own town could use your assistance. Contact: Nancy Post at Voluntary Action Center for additional information on specific fire stations.

Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority: Trail Cleanup. Contact: Owen Worozbyt, 570-963-6730 or Great project for clubs and floors.  Will work with your schedule for larger groups.

Lackawanna Historical Society: Library research, Tuesdays through Fridays, any time from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour guides, Tuesdays through Fridays, any time from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: Mary Ann Moran Savakinus, 570-344-3841 or

Lackawanna River Corridor Association: Clean Up Stewardship Days Scranton to Carbondale, ongoing, call for day/time, minimum age 12; Office help, ongoing, 1:00pm-4:00pm, minimum age 18. Contact: Barb Semian, 570-347-6311 or

Luzerne County RSVP, a program of The Voluntary Action Center: Ongoing opportunities for senior volunteers in Luzerne County. Contact: Wayne Wolfe, 570-822-1250. 

Make-A-Wish Foundation: Ongoing, Fundraising and Events volunteers, days and times vary, any age; Ongoing, Wish Granting Volunteers, age 21+. Contact: Maggie O’Brien, 570-341-9474 or

Marley’s Mission: Ongoing, farm chores, flexible days and times, minimum age 16, over 18 requires clearances. Ongoing, event volunteers, flexible days and times. Ongoing, driver needed for transporting clients, times vary, use of organization vehicle, minimum age 21, clearances needed. Contact: Traci Berardelli, 570-587-HOPE or

Marywood University: Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) tutors. Tutor GED/ESL students. Contact: Selina Shrestha, 570-348-6211 ext. 2288 or

Marywood University R-VETS: The R-VETS (Renewal-Veteran Education and Transition Services) Program is focused on providing college access to community veterans interested in post-secondary education, along with job skills to those who wish to pursue a career. Veterans and their spouses in the local community can take free introductory courses in the areas of Math, and Academic Writing, along with other transitional services and workshops. Volunteer teachers on an as needed basis requested. Contact: Ashley Woodward, 570-961-4584 or

Meals on Wheels of NEPA: Meal Delivery Volunteers, Mondays and Fridays 10 a.m. – noon. Contact: Shannon Cooper, 570-346-2421 or

Moses Taylor Hospital: Greeter in ER, shifts available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Contact: Sally Robertson, 570-770-5957. 

Nativity Miguel School- seeking volunteer Program Assistants for the student summer enrichment program.  Volunteers will help prepare and serve meals, supervise students outside, chaperon field trips, tutor, etc.  Mainly the volunteer will need to be available and present to the needs of the students throughout the day.  Clearances are required.  June 27-Julu 29.  1 Knox Rd Scranton (near Lake Scranton).  Contact or call 570-955-5176

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania: Volunteer based home repair services, days and times vary. Contact: Ellen Holden, 570-558-2490 or

Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic: Administrative help, assist in lobby on event days. Contact: Pat Arvonio, 570-270-4444. 

Oak Leaf Therapeutic Horsemanship Center, Inc.: Ongoing, Horse Handlers and Side walkers needed for program for children and adults with special needs. Contact: Loretta Dragon, 570-945-3922 or

One Life to Live Pet Rescue and Adoption, Inc.: Foster or Adoptive Homes needed for dogs arriving in Scranton. Contact: Debbie, 570-341-1997.

Penn State Extension 4-H Program: Ongoing- Want to help youth learn and grow in life skills, leadership, and more? Choose from dozens of fun, hands-on projects with leader guides. Training and support available. Club leaders/project leaders needed. Flexible schedules/year round. Must be willing to go through the leader application and screening process. Organizations or agency partnerships welcome. Contact: Donna Grey, 570-825-1701 or

Reaching Indians for Christ International: Volunteers are needed to teach English as a Second Language, help with homework, and to teach basic computer classes. Board Members also needed. For more information contact Rev. James Nischal,

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP): Volunteers ages 55+ for variety of community involvement projects including working with children, APPRISE Medicare counseling, Tax Counseling, food security, and many others. In Lackawanna County, contact Diane Brown, 570-347-5616 or In Luzerne County contact Wayne Wolfe, 570-822-1250 or

Ronald McDonald House of Scranton: Ongoing, House Volunteers, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, Family Room Volunteers at Moses Taylor Hospital assisting guests, monitoring room, some pediatric visiting (age 18 and up). Contact: Ben Loomis (House Volunteers) or Ashley Johnson (Family Room Volunteers), 570-969-8998. 

SCOLA Volunteers for Literacy, a program of United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania:Ongoing, literacy tutors, we train, must be 18 years of age. Training and tutoring hours are flexible, 3 hours per week, unlimited volunteers. Contact: Daysi Carreto, 570-346-6203, ext. 14. 

Scranton Cultural Center: Volunteer ushers for fundraisers, concerts, children’s performances, Broadway Theatre League and Northeastern Philharmonic events, days and times vary. Contact: Maria Santomauro, 570-346-7369, ext. 121. 

Scranton Public Library Steamtown Mall - volunteers needed for friends of the library book sale on  Aug 29, Sept 5 and Nov 14 & 21.  Located at the Steamtown Mall, 2nd floor, 10am-12pm.  Taking books out of boxes, arranging on a sale table, boxing up unsold books.  Contact or call 570-342-3097.  Easy walk from campus or take the COLTS bus free with royal card.

The Senior Companion Program of Telespond: Ongoing, senior volunteers 55+ residing in Lackawanna County of low or moderate income. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact: Nancy Grzenda, 570-347-7911 ext. 323. 

St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen: Volunteer Information:Lunch Service:Monday through Sunday:8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; Dinner Service:Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 500 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA  18509. Phone:  570-342-5556. Email: . Facebook:  Volunteers will assist in the preparation of daily meals and the service of those meals.  Provided for our volunteers are aprons and gloves.  Volunteers are asked to wear long pants and no open toed footwear for safety reasons.  

St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry: Ongoing, reliable and consistent volunteer for training on intake and computer system needed, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Contact: Jillian at or call call (570) 855-3271

St. Joseph's Center- “First Home Volunteers” requested to help mothers moving from St. Joseph’s Center’s shelter or transitional housing to permanent housing. Contact Kathy Norton, 570-342-8379 or

St. Joseph’s Baby Pantry: Client’s choice clothing pantry. Monday, 9-12pm or 1-3pm. Contact: Marie Pritychk, 570-963-1261. 

Telespond Senior Services, Inc.: Ongoing, friendly visitors to make calls to the elderly providing a safety check. Contact: Kellie Sheakoski, 570-961-1950 or

United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA – Active Adult Centers: Computer cleaning/updates. Contact: Lisa Torch, 570-282-6167 or

United Neighborhood Centers - South Side Senior Center: Ongoing, volunteer needed weekly on Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help in kitchen, one to two volunteers needed. Contact: Cathy Hardaway, 570-346-2487. 

Voluntary Action Center: Volunteers to assist with new senior wellness program: opportunities include outreach, interviewing participants; flexible hours. Contact: Nancy Post, 570-347-5616 ext. 207 or

WVIA Public Media: Receptionist, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact: Caroline Casey, 570-602-1123. 

The Wright Center for Primary Care: Ongoing, food pantry volunteers. 2nd Wednesday of each month between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Contact: Marah Lettieri, 570-383-9934.