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, 11am to 1pm. 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: Ongoing, Mentoring. 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. Training starts October 1. Contact: Joan Peterson, 570-558-3971 or

American Cancer Society: Ongoing, Road to Recovery Drivers to drive cancer patients to and from treatment, minimum age 21. Ongoing, clerical/office volunteers, minimum age 18. Contact: Desiree Voitek, 570-562-9749 or

American Red Cross: The Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help reunite families separated from each other, in logistics, in volunteer shelters and in health services. Meals, shelter accommodations and training provided. Applications at or contact

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

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

Artists for Art Gallery: Ongoing, Gallery Sitters, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers also requested for cleaning, mailings, assistance of exhibition openings and special events and marketing and development. Contact: Melissa Carestia, 570-969-1040 or

Asera Care Hospice: 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: Lunch preparation and serving, Mondays through Thursdays in June, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Activity leaders for kids, Mondays through Thursdays in July, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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 and unlimited volunteers. Contact: Jasmine Goodman, 570-347-5616 ext. 203.

Bread Basket Volunteers:Food Pantry volunteers needed. Contact: Sandra Roberts, 570-343-2324 or

Boys & Girls Club of NEPA: After School Activities Volunteers, 2:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., minimum age 18. 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, including the Jewish Home, Golden Living Center (easy walk from campus) ; also, Reminisce, play cards, do crafts in addition to Music Therapy, Certified Pet Therapy, Licensed Beauticians/Barbers. Ongoing, Administrative assistance. Any day of the week for a minimum of 1/2 hour, 2-4 times a month. Unlimited volunteers needed. They will provide hospice policies and training (4 hours)  /  Manatory 2 step PPD (TB) Test.  Contact: Sylvia Kolosinsky, 570-451-1031 or

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania: Ongoing, data entry, days and times vary. Contact: Rosemary Lavelle, 570-602-2227, ext. 217 or

Day Nursery Association: Ongoing, walking to library with preschool children; Mondays, 9-11 a.m. All volunteers need to have all PA clearances as well as FBI fingerprinting. 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 or

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

EOTC – Women in Transition Together: Would you like to share your experience, talents, and support with someone in need? Consider volunteering to be a mentor to a woman who is leaving prison and rejoining our community. Be a helping hand in the amazing journey she is about to take! Contact: Erica Hubert, 570-558-7576 or Mickey McConnon, 570-558-7572.

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

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: Ongoing, information desk, days and times vary, four volunteers. Ongoing, gift shop, days and times vary, five volunteers. Ongoing, priority care, weekday mornings, time varies, three volunteers. Ongoing, family companion, days and times vary, five volunteers. Ongoing, ICU waiting room, days vary, evenings, two volunteers. Same Day Surgery, Wednesday, various times. Junior Volunteer Program, summer only, 13 years old. Contact: Kristy Jankowski, 570-969-8709 or

Geisinger Mountain View Care Center: The Auxiliary plays an important role in providing residents with special activities, all made possible by their fundraising efforts. Volunteers are needed to help the Auxiliary either as an active member or by assisting with resident celebrations, summer bazaar and other social events at our Eden-centered nursing and rehabilitation center. Contact: Ann Marie McKeel, 570-344-6819 or Tricia Capwell, 570-341-0050.

Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern PA, Inc.: Ongoing, researching records for people who are tracing ancestors and general office duties, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., unlimited volunteers. Contact: Joseph Bryer, 570-383-7661 or

Gino J. Merli Veterans Center: Barber Escorts, Tuesdays and Wednesday, 8:30-4:30. Entertainers, 1:45 – 3:15 various days. Activities helpers, 10 a.m. – noon daily and Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:45 – 8:15. Contact: DeLores Davis, 570-961-4380. 

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 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

Habitat for Humanity- Ongoing, skilled electrical, carpentry and plumbing laborers, unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, fundraising and board members. Contact: Paul Philpott, 703-725-6763 or

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

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

Jewish Community Center: Ongoing, adult senior center, assist with lunches, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Front desk reception, Monday through Friday, varies. Volunteers needed to assist with annual fundraising campaign, days and times flexible. 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 March through May, between school hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. for only 30 minutes once a week for 5 weeks. 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, three volunteers. 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 River Corridor Association: Office help. Contact: Barb Semian, 570-347-6311 or

Lackawanna River Corridor Association- ONE TIME EVENT- lackawanna river clean up event. Saturday September 12 at 9am-1pm.  Removing trash and debris.  End of Olive St. near the Ice Box Complex.  Register with Tim Barrett at or call 570-941-6560

Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority: Trail Cleanup. Contact: Julie Imel, 570-963-6730 or

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

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Light the Night Northeast PA Walk, Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. volunteers needed. Contact: Julia Marcellino, 610-238-0360.

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, Wish Granting and Fundraising, days and times vary, unlimited volunteers; Ongoing, Office Support, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., two to three volunteers needed; Ongoing, Events, days and times vary, unlimited volunteers. 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: Meal Delivery Volunteers (age 18 and up) daily 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pet Food Delivery Volunteers (age 16 and up), flexible times. Contact: Jessica Siniawa, 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.

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.

Northeast Regional Cancer Institute: Ongoing, assist with community education programs, days and times vary, 12 volunteers. Ongoing, general office support, days and times vary four volunteers. Ongoing, assist with health fairs, days and times vary, four volunteers. Contact: Pat Lawless, 570-941-7984.

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 for transports 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? Club leaders/project leaders, flexible schedules/year round, individual adults or agency partnerships welcome. Choose from dozens of fun, hands-on projects with leader guides. Training and support available. Contact: Ruth Ann Burns at 570-963-6842 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.

Safe Trick or Treat at The University of Scranton: Students clubs are needed to host a table of craft/games in the Byron, Residence Hall floors can hand out candy in the halls, and individual (or club members not at their table) can act as children's escorts through the residence hall routes and be a buddy for the day.  Register at

Santa Parade- Downtown Scranton on Saturday November 21. Volunteers needed from 8-11am.  Meet at Employment office parking lot, Spruce St. and Miflin Ave.  They need balloon handlers, help tent and banner volunteers.  Outdoor door. Dress appropriately for the weather.  Register at

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.

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., eight volunteers needed. Contact: Nancy Grzenda, 570-347-7911 ext. 323.

Serving Seniors: Ongoing, Ombudsman, assist with residents' rights, 18 years of age or older, flexible times, unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, day care centers, schools/universities/scouts visit with residents in nursing/personal care homes, flexible times, unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, friendly visits with residents in nursing/personal care homes, flexible times, unlimited volunteers. Contact: Lisa Torch, 570-344-3931, ext. 665 or

St. John Vianney Catholic Church- 704 Montdale Road Scott Twp (about a 20 minute drive) is seeking student volunteers to teach Sunday School.  Sept 13-May 22 Sunday from 9:45-10:45am.  K-8th grade.  Contact Amy Gretzula at 570-254-9502

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.

Street Sweep- University of Scranton Students can register at The event will take place on Saturday, October 10, 12-2pm in the Lower Madison Parking Lot. All volunteers are asked to arrive by 11:45am. T-shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Questions to Deadline for registration is Wednesday October 7th, registration can be completed for a club or for individual volunteers.

Telespond Senior Services, Inc.: Ongoing, friendly visitors to make calls to the elderly providing a safety check. Contact: Karen Evankavitch, 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.

United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties: Ongoing clerical, assist with mailing (fold, label, stuff) to current and prospective donors. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: Nikki Keller, 570-343-1267 ext. 237 or

Voluntary Action Center: Volunteer to assist with coordination of Sock It To Us and MLK community projects, flexible hours; APPRISE Medicare counselors, days and times vary. Contact: Nancy Post, 570-347-5616 ext. 207 or

Volunteer Visitors Association: seeking high school students for our “Take a Nursing Home Resident to the Movies Night.” The program allows students to acquire 4 hours of service time in one night. Last week of each month. Movie times vary. Contact: Call Kelly Flannery at 780-6189 or email:

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.