Current Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteer Opportunities....

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Abington Senior Center- Mon, Wed, Fri needs a bingo caller from 10-11am and Kitchen volunteers M-F from 11am-1pm.  Contact Kathy Stark at 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 look at open volunteer positions at

The Advocacy Alliance- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program:  Ongoing, Mentoring.  The goal of CASA is to prevent abused, neglected, and abandoned children from languishing in an inappropriate group or foster home. We work tirelessly to match a CASA volunteer with a child to find them safe, permanent homes as soon as possible.  CASA volunteers are appointed by judges, in a court order, to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system. For many children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence.  Contact:  Stephanie Morgan, 570-558-3971.

American Cancer Society:  Ongoing, Road to Recovery Drivers, ten volunteers needed, mornings and afternoons.  Ongoing, Look Good…Feel Better Facilitators, five volunteers needed, mornings and afternoons.  Contact:  Lyndsey Cumello, 570-562-9749, ext. 340 or

American Red Cross- First Aid and CPR instructor volunteers.  Must have experience and be committed to training.  Over 18 years old.  Apply at or contact Susan Kalkhuis-Beam 610-865-4400 x219 or

Amos Towers- looking for student volunteers to teach basic computer and internet to residents of Amos Towers, an elderly high rise on Jefferson Ave, near Regional Hospital.  Easy walk from campus.  Any day from 8am-4pm.  Contact Judy Beasley at or call 570-343-7159

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

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

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 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.

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: Vivian Williams, 570-347-5616 or   

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania: After School Activity Aide, throughout school year, 2:30 to 8 p.m., five volunteers needed. Contact: Laura Gentile, 570-342-8709 ext. 114 or

Bread Basket of NEPA: help in their food pantry.  Contact Sandra Roberts 570-343-2324 or

Celtic Healthcare:  Hospice In Patient unit needs caring volunteers needed to answer the phone, grant entry to visitors and field visitor questions.  Late afternoons and evenings, 7 days a week.  100 William St Dunmore (about 2 miles from campus, accessible by COLTS) Contact:  Kelly McAndrew, 570-239-0191 or email

Catholic Social Services- provide assistance to refugee students who are attending our US Citizenship classes.  Read, evaluate, and discuss the answers to the US Citizenship test.  Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-7pm.  April 20-June 15.  Orientation and training provided.  Contact or call 570-207-2283 x115.

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  570-969-7313

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.

Clarks Summit State Hospital:  Volunteers needed evenings or weekends to visit patients one-on-one that do not have any visitors.   Contact:  Patricia King, 570-587-7233

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:  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.

Dress for Success Lackawanna: assisting at boutique with personal shopping, inventory and special events.  Mon - Fri 9am - 4:30 anytime to fit your schedule.  Located a short walk from campus or take the free COLTS bus with your royal card.  Contact Mary Ann Iezzi at or call 570-941-0339

Dunmore Senior Center: looking for volunteer interpreters to translate for those whose English is limited, mostly Gujarati.  Tuesdays 10-12:30.  Also, looking for AV person to make a video on living well.  Contact Jeanne Hugenbruch at or call 570-207-2662

EOTC:  EOTC is a private, nonprofit corporation that provides parent-child education and workforce services in the Lackawanna County area. Focused on promoting family stability and economic self-sufficiency, EOTC makes a positive difference in the lives of approximately 3,000 men, women and children every year.  Musical Volunteers are requested for two programs.  Toddler play and learn group, Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m.  Additional volunteers are requested to sort diapers and books, approximately 2 hours per month.  Contact: Carlene Gula, 570-348-6484.

Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art: Seeking volunteers for their Farm to Table Fundraiser.  Thursday Sept 17 12:30-4pm and Friday Sept 18 9am-10:30pm.  Helping with set up, decorating, check in, arcade tent, clean up. Easy walk from U of S or take the COLTS bus free with your royal card.  Contact 

Friends of the Poor: ClothesLine for Men, designed for men to find business wear and clothing for special events, looking for sorting, ironing and sewing help.  Volunteer Driver to drive pickup truck to stock pantry, days and times vary, one volunteer needed.  Pittston Ave near Moosice St in South Scranton.  Contact:  Sister Ann Walsh, 570-348-4429 or

Friends of the Poor:  Make a difference in the life of a child by volunteering one day a week at a Summer Lunch Program sponsored by Commission on Economic Opportunity and hosted locally by Friends of the Poor at various locations throughout Scranton and Carbondale including Valley View Terrace, Bangor Heights, Hilltop Manor, Jackson Terrace, Washington Plaza, Riverside Apartments, Nay Aug Park, Russell Park and Canaan Street Apartments.   Volunteers (criminal clearances are necessary; costs incurred will be reimbursed) are needed at each site Monday through Friday from 11:30 – 1:30 pm.   Contact:  Sister Ann Walsh, 570‐348‐4429 or

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

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 from campus at the bottom of Mulberry St.  Saturday morning coffee hour with residents, 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 Pamela Wood at or call 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! Contact: Ongoing, troop leaders and co-leaders, varying times and locations. Contact: Lyndsey Pompey, 570-933-1435 or

Golden Living Center: Activities Volunteer on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.  Bingo, Bowling and Card Playing with residents.  Accompany residents on Day Trips.  Contact Betty Penzone, 570-346-5704 or email

Greater Scranton YMCA: Saturday morning at the Y.  11:30am-2:30pm.  Tutoring 3-6pm Mondays thru Fridays Contact:  Meghan Davis, 570‐342‐8115 or

Greater Carbondale YMCA: looking for volunteers to help with childcare, special events and marketing.  Flexible hours.  Clearances are necessary.  This site is about 25 minutes from Scranton, so will require your own transportation.  Contact Heather Murphy at

The Greenhouse Project at Nay Aug Park:   Ongoing volunteers for plant sales and retail, events, greenhouse, garden work and Board members. Contact: or 570‐344‐9186.  

Griffin Pond Animal Shelter: Dog walking, Everyday except Tuesdays, noon to 4 p.m., minimum age 18. Contact:  Bring Photo ID and wear appropriate footwear for walking dogs in muddy or heavier terrain.

Habitat for Humanity‐ Ongoing, skilled electrical, carpentry and plumbing laborers, unlimited volunteers.    Ongoing, fundraising and board members.    Contact:

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.

Hillside Park, formerly Abington Area Community Park:  is a 100-acre community-run park located at Winola Road and Grove Streets in Clarks Summit, PA.  Volunteers are requested in many capacities including trail cleanup, painting and general park maintenance.  Please email and see

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.

HHCP: Ongoing, friendly patient visits to provide social/emotional support to terminally ill patients. Not limited to: puzzles, arts and crafts, reading, hair and nails, spiritual support, companionship, and pet therapy. Contact: Tara O’Neill, 570-876-2900.

Indraloko Animal Sanctuary:  is Pennsylvania’s only farm animal rescue for more than 170 animals including horses, mules, cows, pigs of all sizes and breeds, goats, sheep, chicken, turkeys, ducks, a goose and a peacock.    Volunteers are needed in many capacities including assisting with educational programs for area schools, feeding animals, grooming horses, picking up and delivering food donations from Wegman’s and other local supermarkets, helping naughty goats burn off excess energy, office work, writing grant applications, cleaning barns and stalls and assisting at events held at the Sanctuary.  Contact:  Indra at or 570-763-2908. Located in Mehoopany PA, about a 30 minute drive from the U of S so it will require YOUR OWN car

Jewish Home of Eastern PA - help transport skilled nursing and rehab patients to events and activities within the facility.  Monday thru Friday, & Sundays from 10am-4pm and 4pm-6pm.  An easy walk from campus on Vine St. If interested in becoming a volunteer please call Prashanta Priest at (570) 344-6177 x140 or email

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: needs volunteers for their Sensory Development program, support groups and assisting with descriptive movies.  Downtown Scranton, easy walk from campus at 228 Adams Ave (next to Osaka).  Weekdays from 11am-1pm.  No prior experience necessary, hands on training.  Contact Mary Claire Boylan at 570-348-76013 or email

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

Lackawanna College Environmental Center: Light Clerical/office Work. Contact: Jamie Reeger, 570-842-1506. Lackawanna County Conservation District: Ongoing, Environmental Task Force, flexible days and times. Contact: Cheryl Nolan, 570-382-3086
La Festa Italiana- looking for volunteers from Friday Sept 4 to Monday Sept 7 noon through 9pm anytime.  Court House Square in Scranton.  Overseeing kids in the bounce house. No experience required.  Please conctact Karen Cliffod at or call 570-945-5008. 

Lutherwood Apts- teaching seniors basic computer skills and internet, helping them set up email.  On the COLTS bus route (free with your royal).  Located near Lake Scranton.  Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Contact Wendy Carlin at or call 570-347-6040

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.

March of Dimes- needs walk committee volunteers for the 2015 March for Babies walk.  Contact Ashley Fulmer at or call 610-814-7003

Marley’s Mission is a non-profit organization that provides equine-based therapy free of charge to children, and their families, who have experienced trauma.  Volunteers are requested to help with barn chores at the farm in Lake Ariel Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and possibly Saturdays.  Volunteer driver is needed to drive the Marley's Mission Mobile (will be filled with gas) to pick up and drop off clients.  Volunteers are requested to help with fundraising events.  Contact:  Tara Iona, or 570-937-9399. Visit to learn more

Marywood University:  Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) tutors.  Contact:  Selina Shrestha, 570-348-6211 or

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.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America:  Adult Boy/Cub Scout Leaders Outreach program, Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., one to five volunteers needed, must be 21 years old. Adult Boy/Cub Scout Leaders Outreach program, Thursday afternoons and/or weekend camping/trips, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., one to five volunteers needed, must be 21 years old. General Office/Reception Work at Scout Service Center, weekdays, 9 or 10 a.m. to 1 to 2 p.m., one to three volunteers needed. Contact:  Jim Naticchi, 570-207-1227 ext. 230.

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. ON CAMPUS

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

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN):  Pancreatic Cancer Action Network:  Ongoing, event planning, days and times vary.    Contact:  MaryAnn Pluciennik, 570-344-4138,

Penn State Extension 4-H Program: Short-term- Interested in helping youth learn about Robotics or Wind Energy? Volunteers needed to help pilot hands-on 4-H projects in “Junk Draw Robotics” (three volunteers) or “Power of the Wind” (two volunteers). Time commitment varies. 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:  Families may stay at RMD when their children are hospitalized.  Volunteers are needed for cleaning, answering phones, office work, etc.  No special skill are necessary.  Easy walk from U of S or ride the COLTS free with Royal Card.  Contact or call 570-969-8998

Salvation Army- needs volunteers to teach music, tutor, help play in the gym with kids, coordinate food drives.  Mondays and Thursdays from 4-6:30pm.  500 South Washington Ave Scranton.  Clearances are required and are paid for by the agency.  Contact or call 570-344-9878. 

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.

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

State Correctional Institute at Waymart:  Volunteers are requested to assist the Facility Chaplain.  Contact:  Rev. William Gagas, 570-488-5811.

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.   Contact Kathy Norton at 570-342-8379 or 800-786-6346 or

St. Joseph's Center First Home Volunteers- help mothers moving from the center's shelter or transitional housing to permanent housing.  Contact Kathy Norton at or 570-342-8379

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

St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen: Volunteers needed for the evening meal, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 4 to 6:30 p.m.   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.  Van driver to pick-up at grocery stores mornings, Monday through Friday.  Contact:  Chick DiPietro, 570-342-5556, ext. 2 or Terry Macciocco, 570-342-5556, ext. 4 or

St. Francis Commons Food Pantry-  Penn Ave Scranton.  Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-1pm.  Stocking and distributing to families and individuals in need.  Contact Terry Macciocco at 570-342-5556 x4.

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  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.

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:  Jane Hoffner, 570-347-7911 ext. 327.

The Theater at Lackawanna College: Ongoing, Usher, various dates and times, six volunteers needed. Contact: Rene Cullen, 570-335-3308

Traditional Home Health and Hospice:  Ongoing, office/filing, days and times vary, three volunteers.  Ongoing, companion/visit patients, days and times vary, six volunteers.  Contact: Mary Ellen Ohaion, 570-207-9286.

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.

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.

Waverly Community House - Assisting with special events and activities.  Days and times to suit your schedule.  Your own transportation.  Contact Stacy Ossenfort at or call call 570-586-8191

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. This site is located at 5 South Washington Avenue, Jermyn PA 18433