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

American Cancer Society: Ongoing, Reach to Recovery volunteers (Breast cancer survivors 1 year past treatment) needed to mentor women touched by cancer, training provided. Licensed cosmetologists or estheticians needed to teach Look Good Feel Better class for cancer patients, training provided. Volunteers needed for marketing programs and services, Mondays, Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Contact: Jen Washney, 570-562-9749 or

American Red Cross: Question: What does it mean to teach others how to save a life? Answer: Awesome! The Red Cross is looking for volunteer instructors to teach First Aid, CPR, Basic Life Support, Wilderness & Remote First Aid, Emergency Medical Response, Babysitting and more. Volunteer applications are available 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: Great opportunity for college students: Homework Club Helper, Monday through Thursday, 3:00 – 4:45. Meal Prep/Server, Monday through Thursday, 3:25–4:45. 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: Jasmine Goodman, 570-347-5616 ext. 203. 

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 ServicesCONCERN, 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. 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

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? 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: 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: 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.: 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

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

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 Your own transportation necessary to this site.  About a 40 minute ride.

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 River Corridor Association: Office help. Contact: Barb Semian, 570-347-6311 or

Lackawanna River Corridor One Time Clean UP Event- Volunteers needed for Sweeney’s Beach landscape work this Saturday October 24, 2015 from 9:00AM. Volunteers are welcome to bring stone rakes, shovels and wheel barrows to pitch in on planting of the 2 plus acre landscape site. We can also use volunteers to cut knotweed with machetes and pick-up any litter that we may find in removing the knotweed jungle.  We will also be sowing more grass seed, spreading hay and mulching.570-347-6311 or or

Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority: Trail Cleanup. Contact: Owen Worozbyt, 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 lacka

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

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 in Jessup (age 18 and up), Mondays and Fridays 10 a.m. – noon . Soup packing Volunteers, Monday – Friday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. 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.

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

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. Ongoing, general office support, days and times vary. Ongoing, assist with health fairs, days and times vary. 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 Your own transportation necessary.  About a 30 minute drive from campus.

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

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.

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.  Students and General public may 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.

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. 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: Brooke Robie, Jesuit volunteer, 570-855-3271 or

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.

 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

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

Thanksgiving Food Drive- University of Scranton employees and students may sign up to volunteer at Valley View Terrace, South Scranton on Sunday November 22.  3 Shifts between 11am-2pm.  Bus transportation available.  Sign up through Royal Sync under Service opportunities at

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: Various clerical projects, data entry, phone calls, fundraising project planning; all flexible hours. 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.