Current Volunteer Opportunities
Current Volunteer Opportunities....
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Angel's Attic - Angel’s Attic serves more than 20,000 individuals each year. With the help of community donations, UNC provides clothing, food, household items and personal hygiene products free of cost to our most vulnerable of neighbors. Because need knows no timeframe, Angel’s Attic is open year-round during regular hours of operation, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at 410 Olive Street, Scranton. Call (570) 343-8835
ARC of NEPA - 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 Mauri Pizur at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-207-0825.
Asera Home Health and Hospice: Ongoing, administrative or direct care, provide social, emotional and spiritual care to terminally ill patients and their loved ones. Pet, art and music therapy. Also includes bereavement services. Flexible times, unlimited volunteers. Contact: Carol Burti, 800-870-0085.
Artists for Art Gallery: Ongoing, gallery sitters, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 2:30 p.m.; 2:30 to 5 p.m.; or noon to 5 p.m. Contact: Nicole, 570-969-1040.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania: Afterschool aide, 2:30 to 8:30 p.m., five volunteers needed. Contact: Laura Gentile, 570-342-8709, ext. 114.
Boys & Girls Club of NEPA- youth mentors needed 1-2 times per week (minority males especially needed) Monday - Friday between 2:30-8:30pm. Ash St. location. Contact Laura Gentile at email@example.com or call 570-342-8709 x 114
Children's Advocacy Center- The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania (CAC/NEPA) is a private, non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide excellence in the assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect. They are seeking students to do general office support during business hours Easy walk up Mulberry St or take the free COLTS bus with your royal ID. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-969-7313
City of Scranton: Run Around Scranton- every 3rd Thursday from 5-8pm. Various location in the city. Provide safety for runners at intersections during the health & wellness initiative Run around Scranton. Training prior to event provided. Contact Sandra at email@example.com for specific locations and to sign up or call 570-348-4186.
Compassionate Care Hospice: Ongoing, companion volunteer, time varies, three volunteers needed. administrative volunteer, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one volunteer needed. Contact: Anita Guzek, 570-346-2241.
CONCERN Professional Services: Ongoing, document filing, days and times vary. Contact: Joe Monczewski, 570-876-3800.
End of the Year Drive - help the Center for Service & Social Justice collect, sort and distibute all the items left behind after the end of the semester from residence halls and off campus apartments. Business hours from May 13 through Graduation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the office in DeNaples 205B
Everhart Museum - program volunteers needed to act as guides, work on kids programs, do research. Training provided. Easy walk from campus or take the free COLTS bus right in front of DeNaples. Located at Nay Aug Park. Various days from 12-4pm. http://everhart-museum.org/ Contact Stephanie Colanesso at email@example.com or call 570-346-7186
Geisinger CMC Hospital - Within walking distance of campus or a short ride on the free COLTS bus, G-CMC offers a program that allows college students considering a career in medicine first-hand experience in the healthcare field. Students can be stationed in the Emergency Trauma Center to gain understanding of the work and responsibilities of physicians and other healthcare practitioners in a modern hospital. For more information about G-CMC’s volunteer opportunities, contact G-CMC Volunteer Department (570) 969-8700 or visit http://cmccare.org/about-us/volunteer/
Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern PA Inc.: Ongoing, researching records for people who are tracing ancestors and general office duties, Monday to Thursday, 9 to 2, unlimited volunteers. Contact: Joseph Bryer, 570-383-7661.
Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center: Easy walk or short ride on COLTS bus frin campus at the bottom of Mulberry St. Assist with activities and field trips, visit one-on-one with residents, assist residents at mealtime, provide musical entertainment, sponsor activities and programs, monetary and materials donations. Flexible Schedules, onsite parking, orientation and training. Contact Jenna Fehr at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-961-4380
Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA: Girl Scout leaders; troops start anytime during the year, you choose day and time. Girl Scouts at recess program, January through May, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, five to 10 volunteers needed. Contact: Kristen Battle, 570-266-0115.
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter: Dog walking, seven days/week, noon to 4 p.m., minimum age 18. Contact: Beverly Bright, 570-585-0516.
Habitat for Humanity- 726 Prospect Ave South Scranton. Contact organizations for dates and times of work days. Please Bring: Work Clothes (that can get dirty), Work Boots, Work Gloves, and a Bagged Lunch. All tools will be provided. Contact Volunteer Coordinator: Maryann Velez 570-388-4097. Training, orientation and signing of waiver of liability provided at the site. Transportation available on free COLTs bus with your royal card.
Heartland Hospice: Ongoing, patient visits, relief for caregiver, errands, flexible days and times; unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, office, clerical help in hospice office, weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., unlimited volunteers. Contact: Louise McNabb, 570-654-0220.
Hospice Community Care/Celtic Healthcare: Front desk, In-Patient Unit, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., one to two volunteers per two-hour shift. Kitchen-meal preparation, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., one to two volunteers per two-hour shift. Area nursing homes - patient visitation, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., unlimited volunteers. Home visitation, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Contact: Kelly McAndrew, 570-718-4569.
Hospice of the Sacred Heart: Ongoing, patient visits, flexible times, unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, clerical assistance, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., four volunteers. Ongoing, transportation, as needed, unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, telephone contact, weekly, unlimited volunteers. Contact: Ann Seechock, 570-706-2400.
Jewish Home of Eastern PA - Volunteers from all over the community come to assist residents in activity programs, with meals, or to just sit and visit for a while.Here are some special services that our volunteers offer:One-on-one visits, Personal assistance with activities, Feeding assistant program and Patio visits. Right off campus on Vine St. If interested in becoming a volunteer please call (570) 344-6177
Junior Achievement - a program that helps prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. We are currently looking for four volunteers to teach lessons at Isaac Tripp Elementary (only 6 minutes from the University of Scranton). This site is COLTS bus accessible. Contact Stephanie Dearden: email@example.com for dates and times.
Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance: Food bank, sort/distribute, second and fourth Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m., six to eight volunteers. Clothing distribution, first and third Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m., six to eight volunteers. Sorting clothing, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, six to eight volunteers. Contact: Kathy Regan, 570-871-4795.
Lackawanna Branch - Pennsylvania Association for the Blind: Volunteer drivers, days and times vary, three volunteers needed. Fundraising event, days and times vary, six volunteers needed. Contact: Janet May, 570-342-7613, ext.5.
Lackawanna Valley Heritage Association - schedule a trail/river cleanup along the Lackawanna River for your large group. Something to fit your schedule! Pulling weeds, sweeping, clearing brush and debris. You name it! Contact Owen Worozbyt, LHV Volunteer Coordinator (570) 936-6730 x 8212 or oworozbyt@LHVA.org
Make-A-Wish Foundation: Ongoing, wish granting and fundraising, days and times vary, unlimited volunteers; ongoing, events, days and times vary, unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, office support, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., two to three volunteers needed. Contact Maggie O'Brien, 570-341-9474.
Meals on Wheels of Northeastern PA: Meal deliverer, Dickson City, one day per week, 10 to 11 a.m., one volunteer. Meal deliverer, Jessup/Peckville, one to two days per month, 10 to 11 a.m. one volunteer. Meal deliverer, Mayfield, one day per week, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. one volunteer. Meal deliverer, Taylor, one to two days per month 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., one volunteer. Contact: Shannon Cooper, 570-346-2421.
Neighborworks Program NEPA : Volunteer based home repair services, days and times vary. Contact: Karissa Tugend, 570-558-2490 ext. 2495.
Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative- seeking volunteers to assist with children's activities. Saturday May 25 at McDade Park in Scranton. The Survivor Picnic is from 11am-3pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-941-5988
SCOLA Volunteers for Literacy: Ongoing, literacy tutors, training available, must be 18 years old with high school diploma; training and tutoring hours are flexible, three hours per week, unlimited volunteers. Contact: Katherine Kearney, 570-346-6203, ext. 15.
Scranton Cultural Center: Volunteer ushers for fundraisers, concerts, children's performances, Broadway Theatre League and Northeastern Philharmonic events, days and times vary. Contact: Patricia Purcell, 570-346-7369, ext. 121.
Serving Seniors: Ongoing, volunteers to assist with residents' rights in area nursing homes and personal care homes, flexible times, unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, day care centers, schools/universities and scouts, visit with residents in nursing/personal care homes, flexible times, and unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, Volunteer Visitors, visitation with residents in nursing homes and assisted-living/personal-care homes, flexible times, unlimited volunteers. Contact: Lisa Torch, 570-344-3931.
Southern Care Hospice - Dickson City near Panera Bread. Needs dedicated volunteers for caregiver relief, friendly visits, activities, mailing, etc. Training provided. Clearances paid for by the agency. Flexible hours. Contact Phyllis Rennie at email@example.com. Accessible on the COLTS bus route free with your royal ID.
South Side Senior Center: Ongoing, kitchen help, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon. Contact: Wendy Carlin, 570-346-2487.
South Scranton Youth Ministry - Youth workers needed at St. John Neuman and St. Paul of the Holy Cross,Scranton. Sunday or Tuesday night youth group events, occasional field trips and service project assistance. Sundays 5:15-8pm or Tuesdays 7:15-9:15pm. Hours flexible. Clearances required and paid for by the agency. Contact David Ringwald at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-290-7057
St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen: Easy Walk from campus or take the COLTS bus. Regular volunteer to prepare and serve the meal, Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., one volunteer; Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. two volunteers; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., one volunteer; Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., four volunteers. Clothing house volunteer, every Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., two volunteers. Contact: 570-342-5556, ext. 2 or email ryan at email@example.com. Website at www.stfanciskitchen.org
St. Joseph's Center - extra caring and individual attention for the children and adults who have profound challenges. They improve a therapist’s ability to treat patients who come from home, they coordinate the distribution of supplies to young mothers and their babies, and help new families move in to their first home. http://www.stjosephscenter.org/volunteer/generalopportunities/ Contact Kathy Norton at 570-342-8379 or 800-786-6346 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Nurse Association Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County: Ongoing, business office clerical, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ongoing, clerical at inpatient unit at GCMC Hospital, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ongoing, one-to-one companionship visitor at homes or at inpatient unit, times vary. Contact: Claire Festa, 570-383-5180.
Voluntary Action Center: Tax preparer, beginning Jan. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., two volunteers needed, 55-plus years old. Computer specialist, beginning Jan. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., one volunteer needed, 55-plus years old. Contact: Nancy Post, 347-5616. Special project volunteers for Make Scranton Smile, February 19 from 8-9am. Contact: Jennifer Wynn, 570-347-5616.
Waverly Community House - Assisting with special events and activities. Days and times to suit your schedule. Your own transportation. Contact Stacy Ossenfort at stacy.waverlycomm.org or call call 570-586-8191