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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Anthracite Heritage Museum/Scranton Iron Furnaces: Research/newsletter/museum store volunteers and tour guides. Contact: Chester Kulsea, 570-963-4804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Artists for Art Gallery- 514 Lackawanna Ave downtown Scranton. Volunteers are needed for gallery sittings, exhibit receptions, special events and marketing. Wed-Sat from 12-5 pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570.969.1040. WALKABLE
Art with Heart- a student led group that meets weekly on Fridays during the academic year from 3-5pm in the DeNaples Center to create artwork to sell to raise money for Domestic Outreach Service Trips. Contact email@example.com or call the Center for Service & Social Justice at 570-941-7429. ON CAMPUS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Friends/Little Friends- mentoring/tutoring/afterschool program for school age children at Valley View Housing Development in South Scranton. Run in conjunction with Friends of the Poor, this group meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:30pm. Chose one day and commit for the semester. Transportation can be provided by The Center for Service & Social Justice (van) or you may take your own vehicle. Contact Ellen.Judge@scranton.edu or stop by CSSJ in DeNaples 205B.
Boys & Girls Club of NEPA: Volunteers needed to organize collections for after school programs: snacks, arts and crafts supplies and sports equipment. Contact Laura Gentile, 570-342-8709 ext. 114 or email@example.com.
Catholic Social Services: Volunteers needed for Hispanic Outreach, Refugee Resettlement, Food Pantry, Clerical needs. Contact: Sr. Janet Jeffers, I.H.M., Executive Director of Lackawanna County Catholic Social Services, 570-207-2283 ext. 118 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ON THE COLTS BUS ROUTE
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, email@example.com.
The Century Club of Scranton: Volunteer needed to research and write grant applications. Flexible! Contact: Renee Arledge, firstname.lastname@example.org . WALKABLE
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
Cross Cultural Centers U of S- Volunteer opportunities available in diversity, education, gender equity and intercultural understanding. Contact Justine.Johnson@scranton.edu or stop by DeNaples Student Forum.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ON/NEAR CAMPUS
Deutsch Institute: Volunteers needed on Wednesday evening 6-8pm at Idle Hour Lanes, Rt 6 Dickson City. Assist individuals with special needs with bowling (i.e, holding bowling ramp steady, offering encouragement). Criminal and child abuse clearances are necessary. Training as needed. Contact Tara Borgna at email@example.com or call 570-348-0891
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. WALKABLE
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 or email@example.com.
Eckley Miners Village: seeking volunteer Education and Volunteer Coordinator for the Haunted Halloween Latern Tours. Tour guide will lead visitors by flashlight from skit to skit. Skit actors will participate in spooky demonstrations. Friday October 21 and Saturday October 29 from 6-10pm. There is walk through training on Oct 20 at 6pm. Located in Weatherly PA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Morgan Pierce or call 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 email@example.com WALKABLE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visitwww.everhart.museum.org. WALKABLE/ON-NEAR COLTS BUS ROUTE
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. WALKABLE/ON-NEAR COLTS BUS ROUTE
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.
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 email@example.com WALKABLE
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! Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org. Ongoing, troop leaders and co-leaders, varying times and locations. Contact: Lyndsey Pompey,570-933-1435 or email@example.com.
Goodwill GoodGuides: Youth mentors (females and especially males), one year commitment; 4 hours a month. Minimum age 16. Contact Kaitlyn Karzenoski or Juan Madrigal, 570-343-1166 ext. 480 or firstname.lastname@example.org ON/NEAR COLTS BUS ROUTE
Greater Carbondale YMCA: Ongoing, cleaning toys, special events, office assistance and building/grounds, afternoon and evenings. Contact: Heather Murphy, 570-282-2210 or email@example.com
The Greenhouse Project: Volunteer bookkeeper (5 hours a month), volunteer board secretary; plant sales/retail; greenhouse and garden work. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-344-9186. WALKABLE/ON-NEAR COLTS BUS ROUTE
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter: We welcome the public to visit our animals and walk dogs (must be 18+ years to walk/handle animals) six days a week (closed Tuesday) from noon to 4 p.m. Community service and school project hours are available with advance approval through the fundraising department. Ongoing, weekend event volunteers as well as supply drive organizers are always needed. Contact Anastasia Daniels 570-586-3700 x514 or email@example.com
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 for Humanity: Volunteers needed for: lawn care at properties in Scranton, build days every Thursday and every other weekend (no prior experience needed), Board members and management volunteers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 Sarah@indraloka.org. This site requires your own car and is about 40 minutes from campus.
Izzy Sweets Bake Sale- volunteers needed for website/social media, marketing/street team, sponsorship, strategic planning and special events.
Jewish Community Center: Adult Senior Center lunch assistant and Clerical Assistant for Senior Center, M,W, Th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All opportunities, 18 +. Contact Louise McNabb, 570-346-6595 ext. 135. WALKABLE
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:http://www.jhep.org/index.php/about-us/volunteer/ WALKABLE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Kathy.email@example.com. WALKABLE/ON-NEAR COLTS BUS ROUTE
Lackawanna Blind Association: Volunteer Drivers, days and times vary. Craft Class Assistant, Tuesdays or Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Website developer, flexible. Minimum age 18. Contact: Janet May, 570-342-7613, ext. 5 or firstname.lastname@example.org WALKABLE
Lackawanna College Environmental Center: Light Clerical/office Work. Contact: Sharon Yanik, 570-842-1506 or email@example.com.
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 oworozbyt@LHVA.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ON/NEAR CAMPUS
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: Volunteers also needed for other fundraising and events, days and times vary, any age; Wish Granting Volunteers, age 21+. Contact: Maggie O’Brien, 570-341-WISH or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marywood University: Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) tutors. Tutor GED/ESL students. Contact: Selina Shrestha, 570-348-6211 ext. 2288 or email@example.com. ON/NEAR COLTS BUS ROUTE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ON/NEAR COLTS BUS ROUTE
Meals on Wheels of NEPA: Meal Delivery Volunteers, Mondays and Fridays 10 a.m. – noon. Pet Food Distribution, times vary. Contact: Chris Zelno, 570-346-2421 or email@example.com
Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten at Elm Park- Volunteers needed Mon-Fri for morning (anytime between 830-1130am) and afternoon (anytime 1230-3pm) sessions. You can pick your days and times, and no appointments are necessary. Please ring the Montessori bell when you arrive at school. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-963-5458. WALKABLE/ ON NEAR CAMPUS
Moses Taylor Hospital: Greeter in ER, shifts available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Contact: Sally Robertson, 570-770-5957. WALKABLE
Nativity Miguel School: Lunch servers to set up, serve food and clean up, 11:45 to 1:00. Contact Amy, 570-955-5176 or email@example.com
NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania: Volunteer based home repair services, days and times vary. Contact: Ellen Holden, 570-558-2490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic: Administrative help, assist in lobby on event days. Contact: Pat Arvonio, 570-270-4444. WALKABLE
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 Loretta@oakleafthc.org.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. In Luzerne County contact Wayne Wolfe, 570-822-1250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. WALKABLE/ ON-NEAR COLTS BUS ROUTE
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. ON/NEAR COLTS BUS ROUTE
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. WALKABLE
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: email@example.com . Facebook: www.facebook.com/stfranciskitchen 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. WALKABLE
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: (570) 855-3271 WALKABLE
St. Joseph’s Baby Pantry: Client’s choice clothing pantry. Monday, 9-12pm or 1-3pm. Contact: Marie Pritychk, 570-963-1261. ON/NEAR COLTS BUS ROUTE
United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA – Active Adult Centers: Computer cleaning/updates. Contact: Lisa Torch, 570-282-6167 or firstname.lastname@example.org. WALKABLE
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 email@example.com. WALKABLE
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.