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 or

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

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- 514 Lackawanna Ave downtown Scranton. Volunteers are needed for gallery sittings, exhibit receptions, special events and marketing. Wed-Sat from 12-5 pm.  Contact or call 570.969.1040.  WALKABLE

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

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  

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  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,

The Century Club of Scranton: Volunteer needed to research and write grant applications. Flexible! Contact: Renee Arledge, . 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

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  

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. 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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

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 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 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! Ongoing, troop leaders and co-leaders, varying times and locations. Contact: Lyndsey Pompey,570-933-1435 or

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 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

The Greenhouse Project:  The Greenhouse Project at Nay Aug Park Scranton: Greeters for Yoga and Tai Chi, retail staffing plant sales, experienced plant lovers and gardeners.  Various times and days. Contact: or stop for application Thursday, 4-6.   WALKABLE or COLTS bus

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

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:

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  This site requires your own car and is about 40 minutes from campus.

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: 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

Keystone Mission: Building maintenance and cleaning; folding and sorting clothing, 9-4 daily. Food Bank/Clothing distributions is on Thursdays at 12:45 – 3:30. Kids Klothes Line is on Wednesday at 9:30 – noon.  Data entry is on Thursdays at 1-3:30.  All opportunities minimum age 18 yrs. or accompanied by parent. Contact:  Kathy Regan, 570-871-4795 or  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 WALKABLE

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 Heritage Valley Authority: Trail Cleanup. Contact: Owen Worozbyt, 570-963-6730 or 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 ON/NEAR CAMPUS

Leahy Clinic Scribe Program - looking for applicants to its Scribe Program for next fall. This position includes training in medical terminology and navigation of an Electronic Medical Record system. Trained volunteer scribes will not only have the opportunity to sit in on nurse and physician patient evaluations, but also the chance to be an integral part of the process by typing up the SOAP notes dictated by the health care professionals. If you are interested in applying, please email and you will receive an application. Students of all grades and majors are welcome to apply!

Leahy Clinic interpreters - looking for local students who speak Spanish, Hindi and Gujarati to help out the community. We are seeking friends, staff and students to serve as interpreters for the 2017 Summer during community clinic hours. The Leahy Clinic runs every Thursday from 1-6PM, however dates and times are flexible for anyone willing to volunteer. This being said it is open to you to choose your days and hours of volunteering. This opportunity serves as a chance to acquire volunteer hours in a medical setting as well as promoting the Jesuit ideal of "men and women for others." Your service would be greatly appreciated! For more information contact Maria Vital at 570-941-6112 or at

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

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 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   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

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)- seeking volunteer child care givers for infants-5 years old.  Hosted at Grace Bible Church in Dunmore, this site will require your own transportation.  Every other Thursday (1st and 3rd of the month) from 9:30-11:30am starting Feb 2.  Training provided.  Volunteers will require clearances will be provided by the agency.  Contact Shannon Mieinik at or call 570-650-3318

Moses Taylor Hospital: Greeter in ER, shifts available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Contact: Sally Robertson, 570-770-5957. WALKABLE

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. 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

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

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,

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 In Luzerne County contact Wayne Wolfe, 570-822-1250 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. 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: . Facebook:  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 Center Baby Pantry:  Mondays and Wednesdays 9-noon and Tuesdays and Fridays, 1-3, Minimum age of 18 years old. A volunteer seamstress, 1-2 hours per week any day between Monday and Friday and any time between 8am and 2pm. Minimal mending, mostly sewing name labels on personal clothing.  Contact Stephanie Nichols, 570-342-8379 or

St. Joseph’s Center Adult Day Program:  welcomes volunteers, even as small groups, to read, to talk to, listen to music or to interact in the way you are most comfortable with the program participants. This will be held either late morning, 10- 11am or early afternoon, 12:30- 1:30pm. Contact Kathy Norton, KNorton@stjosephscenter.

Steamtown National Historic Site Volunteers needed in various areas of the park: visitor services, railroad operations, restoration shop, roundhouse, grounds maintenance, administration, cultural resources, special events.  Orientation and training provided for all areas. Contact Kenny Ganz, 570-340-5240 or

Traditional Hospice: Volunteers needed to sit with patients, read, play cards or just listen. In-office clerical assistance, M-F 8:30 – 5. Students needing service hours welcome! Minimum age 18.  Contact: Kathleen Haikes, 570-207-9286 or

United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA – Active Adult Centers: Computer cleaning/updates. Contact: Lisa Torch, 570-282-6167 or 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 needed for fundraising events: whether you are a kind hearted citizen who enjoys volunteering at events or a corporate neighbor who prides yourself on giving back to the community – we have a role for you!   Contact:  Maureen Shea, 570-347-5616 ext. 207 or  Big Brothers Big Sisters has ongoing volunteer opportunities for men and women to become a mentor for children facing adversity. Become part of a strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one relationship that can positively change a child’s life forever.  Contact

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.