SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Abington Senior Center: Bingo caller, Mon., Wed., and Fri. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Contact Adele,

570-586-8996.

 

ALTA (Adult Learner’s Training and Assistance Family Literacy Program): Tutors (with Bachelor’s Degree) needed to work one-on-one with adult learners. Three hour a week commitment.  Call Kim Gavlick, 1-800-377-5222 ext.7325.

 

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 their voices are heard as the juvenile justice system seeks a safe, permanent, and nurturing home for them. Training starts this fall. Contact:  Joan Peterson, 570-558-3971 or jp@theadvocacyalliance.org

 

Allied Services Hospice:  Hospice Center volunteers needed to assist with clerical duties, greeting patients and families, preparing meals and visiting.  Home Hospice volunteers needed to provide companionship to both patients and families.  Training provided; flexible scheduling.  Minimum age 18.

Contact Megan Cerco, 570-340-6487.

 

American Cancer Society: Volunteer drivers needed to take patients to and from treatment appointments, M-F between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Minimum age 18. Road to Recovery Coordinators needed to schedule driver for patient rides (computer skills needed). Hours are flexible. Minimum age 21.

Call 570-224-9570 or Jennifer.washney@cancer.org

 

American Red Cross NEPA Chapter:  Guide donors through blood donation process, 10 – 6.  Assist disaster clients in accessing basic needs.  Minimum age 16.  Educate children on disaster preparedness activities, during school hours, minimum age 18.  Provide support to military members and their families.  Flexible hours.  Minimum age 18.  Contact Andy.Nagy@redcross.org or 570-846-3319.

 

Anthracite Heritage Museum/Scranton Iron Furnaces: Museum education and curatorial volunteers, Monday through Saturday, 9-5.  All opportunities minimum age 17 or with a parent.  Contact:  Bode Morin, 570-963-4804 or bmorin@pa.gov

 

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. Recreational Aides needed on Thursday evenings from

6-8:30 pm.  Contact: Mari Pizur, 570-207-0825 or mpizur@thearcnepa.org

 

Artists for Art/AFA Gallery: Ongoing, gallery sitters, noon - 5:00 pm. Minimum age 16.  Contact:  Melissa Carestia, 570-969-1040 or artistsforartgallery@gmail.com

 

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 carol.burti@aseracare.com

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Voluntary Action Center: 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 Kcross@vacnepa.org

 

Catholic Social Services of Lackawanna County:  Food pantry volunteers, Tuesdays, 12-4.  Minimum age 18.  Contact Stephanie Miller, 570-207-2283, ext. 114 or smiller@cssscranton.org

 

Celtic Hospice and Home Health: Visit Hospice patients in Dunmore Health Care Center, Green Ridge Health Care Center, and In-Patient Unit in Wilkes Barre.  Times vary.  Place “Tuck In” service calls for home hospice patients. Times vary.  Minimum age 16.

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

 

 

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:  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. Staff event table at Nicholson Bridge Day, Sept. 9, 9-4.  Minimum age 18, but younger children welcome to volunteer with parents! Staff event table @ Mohegun Sun, Sept. 28, 11-6.  Minimum age 18. Contact:  Melinda Holmes,

570-876-3800, ext 13 or  MHolmes@concern4kids

 

Compassionate Care Hospice:  Companionship visitors with families, Certified Pet Therapists, Music and Art Therapists, Massage Therapists, Licensed Beauticians/Barbers; all flexible times.  All opportunities minimum age 18. Contact:  Cassie Kobeski, 570-451-1031 or cassie.kobeskiHYPERLINK "mailto:cassie.kobeski@cchnet.net"@cchnet.net

 

 

 

Deutsch Institute:  Ongoing, office volunteers.  Times vary,  Monday through Friday,

9 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.  Contact:  Johanna Belt, 570-348-1968 or deutsch@epix.net

 

Dress for Success, Lackawanna:  Ongoing: Personal shopper/site assistant, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Guest presenters/speakers/mentors for career development programs. Contact:  Mary Ann Iezzi, 570-941-0339 or lackawanna@dressforsuccess.org

 

 

Dunmore Senior Center:  Front Desk Receptionist, M, W, F, 9-12. Kitchen help, daily 11-12:30. Bingo caller, Mondays, 9:30 – 11.

Contact:  Alison Boga, 570-207-2662 or dunmoreactivityhub@gmail.com

 

Eckley Miners Village. Receptionist needed for weekdays, 9-5 and Saturdays; volunteers to aid in development plans; Spanish speaking volunteers also needed.   Contact:  Bode Morin, 570-636-2070.

 

 

Friends of the Poor:  Volunteer drivers for NEED A RIDE Program, providing transportation to medical appointments for citizens of Carbondale area. Volunteers must have valid PA driver’s license.  Van provided.

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:  Meghan Loftus, 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

 

Geisinger Mountain View Care Center: Volunteers needed to help Auxiliary either as an active member or by assisting with resident celebrations and other social events.  Contact Ann Marie McKeel, 570-344-6819 or Tricia Capwell, 570-341-0050.

 

Gino J. Merli Veterans Center: Activities volunteers, Saturdays and Sundays 1:30 – 3:30, minimum age 14; entertainers, daily, 1:30 – 3:30; piano player, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Special Occasions, 9:30 – 10:30 and 1:30 – 3:30. Contact: DeLores Davis, 570-961-4380 or delodavis@pa.gov

 

Goodwill GoodGuides: Mentors for “at risk” youth (especially males), one year commitment; 4 hours a month, flexible.  Peer Mentors: age 16 – 17.  Adult Mentors: 18+. Contact Kaitlyn Karzenoski or Juan Madrigal, 570-343-1166 ext. 480 or goodguides@goodwillnepa.org

 

 

The Greenhouse Project: Scraping, painting picnic tables.  Cleanup, landscaping, gradening.

Contact: jane@scrantongreenhouse.org or 570-344-9286.  

 

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania:  Contact Tiffany Klotz, 800-692-7816, tklotz@gshpa.org

 

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 chris@griffinpondanimalshelter.com

 

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: Patient visits and Vet to Vet visits, 1 hr., 1X mo. Visits are non-medical. Office volunteers in Wilkes Barre, flexible times to fit volunteer’s schedules.  Minimum age 18.  Contact Nancy Kaminski, 570-822-4979 or nancy.kaminski@hcr-manorcare.com

 

Hexagon Project Exhibition:  Exhibit Sitters needed at The Marketplace at Steamtown, Sept. 9-30: M, W, F, 4-7; T and Th  2-5. Minimum age 18. Contact Barbara Burkhauser, 570-877-1653, or bburkhauser@msn.com

 

Home Health Care Professionals and Hospice: Office filing, sealing envelopes, etc., 8-4:30.

Volunteers to visit patients and caregivers, 8-4:30.  Evenings possible.  Minimum age 18.

Contact Jack Munley, 570-876-2900, ext. 2244 or jmunley@hhcpinc.com

 

Hospice of the Sacred Heart: Visitors at patient’s homes or wherever they call home; flexible times. Clerical assistance, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone contact.  Inpatient Unit Needs:  Guardian Angels, Clerical Duties, meal assistance.        Contact:  Ann Seechock, 570-706-2400.

 

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.

 

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 ppriest@jhep.org

 

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 DeLucca, 570-602-3600 or mdelucca@janepa.org

 

 

Keystone Mission:  Ongoing, Facility Maintenance.  Food Bank volunteers, 2nd and 4th Thursdays,

12:30-3:30. Clothing Bank volunteers, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 12:30 – 3:20.  Ongoing, Clothing Sorters and Folders.  Minimum age, 18 for all positions. Contact:  Kathy Regan, 570-871-4795 or Kathy.regan@keystonemission.org

 

Lackawanna Blind Association: Volunteer Drivers, days and times vary.  Craft Class Aid, Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Minimum age 18. Contact:  Janet May, 570-342-7613, ext. 5 or jmay@lackawannablind.org

 

Lackawanna County Conservation District:  Enjoy the Outdoors! Ongoing, Environmental Task Force, flexible days and times.  Contact:  Cheryl Nolan, 570-382-3086.

 

Lackawanna River Corridor Association:  General office assistance: daily, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. minimum age 16. Contact:  Barb Semian, 570-347-6311 or lrca@lrca.org

 

 

Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority:  Trail Cleanups.  Contact:  Owen Worozbyt,

570-963-6730 or oworozbyt@LHVA.org

 

Lighthouse in Scranton: Computer –literate volunteer needed to assist with some computer , iphone and website tasks.  Call Lindy Morelli, 570-341-5858

Make-A-Wish Foundation:  Volunteers needed for fundraising events, dates and times vary, any age can participate. Minimum 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. Volunteers needed to assist teachers in classrooms. GED classes: Tues. and Th. 10-12:30, Mon. and Wed, 5:30-8.  ESL classes: Mon. and Wed. 10-12:30, Tues. and Thurs, 5:30-8.  Must have high school diploma and clearances.  Contact:  Selina Shrestha, 570-961-4757 or shrestha@marywood.edu

 

Meals on Wheels of NEPA:  Meal Delivery Volunteers, Monday through Friday between 10 and 1. . Various locations.  Requires car and license.  Contact Lindsey Skripka. 570-346-2421, ext. 226 or lskripka@mownepa.org

 

The Melting Pot Intercultural Activity Center:  Dance instructors (share simple American dances like Hokey Pokey , Chicken Dance), any Mon or Wed, 12:30 – 1:00 or 1:00  - 1:45.

Knitting , crocheting or needlework teachers , Mon, Tues, or Wed, 10:15 – 11, 12:30 – 1:00 or 1:00 – 1:45.  Contact melting pot@yahoo.com

 

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

 

National Remember Our Troops: Volunteers needed to assist with card signing donation tables at various locations throughout the area.  Contact:  www.nrotc.org/volunteer

 

Nativity Miguel School of Scranton: Lunch volunteer, M-F, 11:45 – 12:45.  After–school helpers

M-Th, 3-4:45. Contact Kay Calvey, 570-955-5176, kcalvey@nmscranton.org

 

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

 

 

NEPA Youth Shelter:  Adult monitors needed to monitor rooms and activities, 2:30p.m. – 9 p.m. Training and background checks required.  Minimum age 18 (post high school). Volunteer Orientation: Saturday, September 15 at 9 a.m. Contact Maureen Maher-Gray, 570-909-9671 or nepayouthshelter@gmail.com

 

 

Northeast PA Pet Fund and Rescue: Volunteers to man table at adoption events.

Contact Shannon Ceccoli,   570-357-8032 or ruby7773@aol.com

 

 

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.

 

PathStone:  Volunteer Mentor program for ex-offenders reintegrating in community.  Must be at least 21 years of age, able to attend training program and willing to commit to the program for one year.  Contact:  Eve Centrelli (570) 822-1234 or (570) 344-2311, or email ecentrelli@pathstone.org

 

Personal Home Healthcare and Hospice –Volunteers needed to visit with patients, flexible time (minimum age 18); Office volunteers, minimum age 18, between 8 and 5.  Contact Cathy Bacinelli, 570-342-3314 or Cathy.Bacinelli@personalhhc.com

 

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP):  Volunteers ages 55+ for variety of community involvement projects including  delivering meals to homebound, APPRISE Medicare counseling, ESL tutoring, food pantries, mentoring and many others. In Lackawanna County, contact Diane Brown, 570-347-5616 or dbrown@vacnepa.org  In Luzerne County contact Carle Welter, 570-822-1250 or luzrsvpHYPERLINK "mailto:luzrsvp@vacnepa.org"@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:  Bridget Slagan, 570-969-8998, bridget332@comcast.net

 

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.  Volunteers also needed to lead a small Beginner ESL Class. Contact: Daysi Carreto, 570-346-6203, ext. 14.

Scranton Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol: Volunteers needed for squadron managerial duties and to work with youth members within the CAP Cadet Program.  Minimum age 18; willing to commit to minimum of one year.  Contact Major Anita McCormick, amccormick319@gmail.com

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.

Serving Seniors, Inc.: Ongoing, Ombudsman, assist with residents' rights, 18 years of age or older, flexible times, unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, day care centers, schools/universities/scouts to 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: Bernadette Jones, 570-344-3931, ext. 665 or servsen@epix.net

South Side Active Older Adult Community Center: Congregate meal help, M-F, 10:30 – 12:30. Administrative help, M-F, 11:00 – 1:30.  Front Desk Help, M-F, 8:30 – 11:00.   Contact Amy Kazmierski, 570-346-2487 or akazmierski@uncnepa.org

St. Francis of Assisi Clothing House: Clothing sorters and distributors, Tues., Wed., Thurs.,

11:30 - 2:00. Contact: stfkitchen@gmail.com or Terry Macciocco, 570-342-5556.

St Francis of Assisi Food Pantry: Volunteers needed to work one day each week (either Tue., Wed., or Thurs. from 12-2) at client choice food pantry at the St. Francis Commons Building.  Contact Terry,   570-342-5556,#3.

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:  Volunteers needed in various areas of the park: visitor services, railroad operations, restoration shop, roundhouse, grounds maintenance, administration, cultural resources, special events. Contact Timothy O’Malley, 570-340-5240 or timothy_o’malley@nps.gov

 

Traditional Hospice: Volunteers needed to sit with patients, read, play cards or just listen. Orientation required.  In-office clerical assistance, M-F 8:30 – 5.  Minimum age 18.   Contact: Lisa Morgan, 570-207-9286 or Lisa.Morgan@traditionalhomehealthcare.com

Union Cemetery Peckville:  Volunteer needed to create website.  Contact:  Joe Bryer, 570-766-9419 or unioncemeterypeckville@gmail.com

 

United Neighborhood Centers -  Carbondale Senior Center:  Receptionist needed on Tues. and Thurs., 8:30 – 12:30.  Contact:  Nancy Brown, 570-282-6167.

 

 

VNA Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County: Visiting patients in their homes or health care facilities, flexible hours, minimum age 18.  Clerical support in Olyphant office,

8:00 – 4:00, minimum age 18.  Contact Marina Pambianco, 570-383-5180, or mpambianco@vnahospice.org

 

WVIA Public Media:  Receptionist, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Contact:  Amber Loomis, 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.

 

The Voluntary Action Center is a United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties agency.  The Volunteer Calendar is not an all-inclusive list of volunteer opportunities.  For additional volunteer opportunities, please contact:  The Voluntary Action Center, a clearinghouse for volunteers at 570-347-5616 or visit www.vacnepa.org

Non-profit organizations in need of volunteers who would like to place items in this calendar can contact Voluntary Action Center, 829 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA  18510, call 570-347-5616 or email npost@vacnepa.org.

 

The Voluntary Action Center is a United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties agency.  The Volunteer Calendar is not an all-inclusive list of volunteer opportunities.  For additional volunteer opportunities, please contact:  The Voluntary Action Center, a clearinghouse for volunteers at 570-347-5616 or visit www.vacnepa.org

Non-profit organizations in need of volunteers who would like to place items in this calendar can contact Voluntary Action Center, 829 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA  18510, call 570-347-5616 or email npost@vacnepa.org.