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, dawn@adoptaboxerrescue.com 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 jp@theadvocacyalliance.org.

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

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 mpizur@thearcnepa.org

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 artistsforartgallery@gmail.com 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 carol.burti@aseracare.com

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 lgentile@bgcnepa.org.  

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 jjeffers@cssscranton.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, carrm@celtichealthcare.com

The Century Club of Scranton: Volunteer needed to research and write grant applications. Flexible! Contact: Renee Arledge, centuryclub@verizon.net . 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 krquinn1@aol.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 orsylvia.kolosinsky@cchnet.net  

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 rlavelle@cccsnepa.org.

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 mbrogers@daynurseryassociation.com. 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 tara.borgna@yahoo.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 orlackawanna@dressforsuccess.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 dunmoreseniorcenter@yahoo.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 c-mpearce@pa.gov Morgan Pierce or call  570-636-2070

End of the Year Drive- Center for Service & Social is seeking student volunteers to collect all the items that students would normally discard at the end of the academic year.  A team of more than 20 underclassman undertake the effort to collect, sort and distribute the donations, volunteering to stay on campus after final exams.  Student Volunteers will be required to stay and work from  9am to 4pm from the end of their final exams until Saturday May 27.  During final exams, volunteers will continue to collect and bring items to the sorting location. Volunteers must agree to adhere to the student code of conduct during this time.  Volunteers will allowed to remain in University housing during the drive, and are provided meals (1st floor food court and some take out) a t-shirt, and fun activities including a Railriders game, trip to Knoebels and day at Chapman Lake.  Register on royal sync at https://orgsync.com/96927/opportunities/1896377/occurrences/4417535

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 ehubert@eotcworks.org 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 programs@everhart-museum.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 friendsofthepoor.pa@gmail.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 kajankowski@geisinger.edu. 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 delodavis@pa.gov 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:camp@gshpa.org. Ongoing, troop leaders and co-leaders, varying times and locations. Contact: Lyndsey Pompey,570-933-1435 or lpompey@gshpa.org

Girls Who Code- looking for student volunteers on Thursday Evenings from 5:30-7:30pm ON CAMPUS.  Scranton Girls Who Code is a free after-school program intended to increase participation of women in computing. The program is open to 6th-12th grade girls in the region. Girls work through an on-line curriculum with the assistance of classroom facilitators. The program currently serves about 50 girls, and continues to grow. No computer science experience is necessary for volunteers.  Contact Benjamin.Bishop@scranton.edu for more information or to sign up.

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 goodguides@goodwillnepa.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 hlmurphy@hotmail.com

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: info@scrantongreenhouse.org 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 anastasia@griffinpondanimalshelter.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:  volunteerhabitatlackawanna@gmail.com

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 aseechock@hospicesacredheart.org.

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.

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 mdelucca@janepa.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.regan@krmalliance.org. 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 jmay@lackawannablind.org WALKABLE

Lackawanna College Environmental Center: Light Clerical/office Work. Contact: Sharon Yanik, 570-842-1506 or yaniks@lackawanna.edu

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 lackawannahistory@gmail.com ON/NEAR CAMPUS

Lackawanna River Corridor Association- so many things!  See below

  • May 12th Site Mobilization: Several folks with pickups or SUV’s or just themselves to help get the Finish Line Site set up and operational between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  • May 13th Site Setup: Several folks to put up tables and chairs, cover tables, put up directional signs, setup the LRCA info tent, help vendors, all tasks associated with Sweeney’s Beach Recreational Area festival activities. 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM *Parking Marshals: About a dozen volunteers needed to direct parking, traffic and provide event information at various points around the RiverFest Finish line site at Sweeney’s Beach Recreation Area. From 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday May 13th. We hope to staff four positions in shifts of 3 hours each so volunteers can then enjoy another aspect of the event.
  • Registrars and Launch Masters: Ten volunteers needed to staff the Canoe-A-Thon registration tables at the Launch sites at the Blakely Borough Recreational Park in Peckville and Laurel Street in Archbald. Six to eight volunteers to manage and direct the launching of canoes and kayaks on the river bank at both sites from 8 AM until 11 AM Saturday May 13th.
  • Heat Sheet Callers/Runners: Several volunteers with cell phones, cars or motorcycles are needed to call/run the race launching heat sheets from the launch site down to the finish line site for data entry into the Canoe-A-Thon race computer. This is a CRITICAL task; 10:30AM to 11:15 AM.
  • Search and Rescue Transport: We need four to five teams of up to 3 persons each with a truck, SUV or van and cell phones to transport disabled paddlers with boats and gear down to Volunteer Tasks short list_RF ‘17 the finish line. Teams should know all river access points from Archbald to Scranton. Teams will work in coordination with Emergency Responders. All fire and ambulance units in the Mid Valley are deployed as part of the Canoe-A-Thon. This work task runs from 10 AM until 2 PM beginning at Archbald and Blakely. This task is critical to the safety and security of race participants. EMT and emergency response training is helpful but not necessary. Having a vehicle to transport boats on roof racks and knowledge of river access points is necessary.
  • Canoe-A-Thon Roust-a-bouts: We need 20 or so folks with lots of energy at the Sweeney’s Beach Finish line to help pull canoes and kayaks up the riverbank to keep the landing beach area safe and clear of empty boats. This work will run from 11:15 AM until 2 PM. (Shifts 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM & 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Regatta Roust-a-bouts: We need 15 to 20 able bodied persons to assist Regatta vessels to launch from the embarkation area and also to assist Regatta crew to move their vessels over to the Regatta disembarkation point. This work will run from 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM.
  • Duck Catchers: We need about a dozen volunteers who aren’t afraid of getting wet to stand and walk in the river to catch the winning and errant ducks at the finish line of the duck race at 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM.
  • Refreshment Monitors & Bartenders: We need volunteers to work in shifts to monitor and sell tickets for alcoholic beverages in a restricted area. Bartenders are needed to manage the service area. Must be 21 or older.
  • Waste Management Specialists: We need volunteers who will take charge of all waste cans on site to insure that they are functional and are regularly checked and emptied into an onsite dumpster during and after the event. Recycle materials need to be bagged and taken to the Recycling Center.
  • Site Demobilization: We need about 20 volunteers to clear and stack tables and chairs in the tents at the end of the event. Volunteers also needed to transport all logistical materials off site. We are very proud of the fact that the RiverFest Site is in perfect order and appearance at the conclusion of our event. Volunteers needed between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

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 mobrien@pawv.wish.org

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 traci@marleysmission.com

Marywood University: Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) tutors. Tutor GED/ESL students. Contact: Selina Shrestha, 570-348-6211 ext. 2288 or shrestha@marywood.edu. 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 rvets@marywood.edu.   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 czelno@mownepa.org

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 tkhelbig@aol.com or 570-963-5458.  WALKABLE/ ON NEAR CAMPUS

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 markandshannon21@gmail.com 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

Nativity Miguel School: Lunch servers to set up, serve food, clean up, and playground monitor 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. After school mentors 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Contact Kay Calvey @ 570-955-5176 or email kcalvey@nmscranton.org.  School is located near Lake Scranton.  Somewhat near the COLTS bus route.

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania: Volunteer based home repair services, days and times vary. Contact: Ellen Holden, 570-558-2490 or eholden@nwnepa.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 dsg6@psu.edu

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, nnischal@gmail.com

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 dbrown@vacnepa.org. In Luzerne County contact Wayne Wolfe, 570-822-1250 or wwolfe@vacnepa.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:  stfkitchen@gmail.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:  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 anytime between 8am and 2pm. Minimal mending, mostly sewing name labels on personal clothing.  Contact Stephanie Nichols, 570-342-8379 or snichols@stjosephscenter.orgON/NEAR COLTS BUS ROUTE

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.org .

Steamtown National Historic Site Clean-up volunteers needed on April 22. 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 Kenny_ganz@nps.gov.

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 kathleen.haikes@traditionalhomehealthcare.com.

United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA – Active Adult Centers: Computer cleaning/updates. Contact: Lisa Torch, 570-282-6167 or ltorch@uncnepa.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 npost@vacnepa.org. WALKABLE

Weinberg Library Book Sale - Volunteers needed ON CAMPUS Thursday April 27 through Sunday April 30.  Times variable throughout the day.  Lifting is required.  Packing and unpacking books, helping patrons with sales, carrying items to patrons cars, sorting and displaying books and acting as cashiers. Contact barbara.evans@scranton.edu or stop by the 1st floor reference day of the library.

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.