July 2019

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



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. Contact:  Joan Peterson, 570-558-3971 or jp@theadvocacyalliance.org


Allied Services Hospice:  Inpatient Hospice Unit volunteer needed to answer phones and greet families and friends, 6-9 p.m. Hospice Center.  Minimum age 21. Contact Megan Cerco, 570-340-6487 or MCerco@allied-services.org


American Cancer Society: Volunteer Road to Recovery drivers treatment appointments, M-F, flexible hours. Minimum age 18. Patient service volunteer recruiters, 2-3 hours per week, work at ACS office or remotely.  Minimum age 18. Call 570-224-9570 or Jennifer.washney@cancer.org


American Red Cross NEPA Chapter:  Blood Donor Ambassadors, time varies, minimum age 16.  On-Call Volunteers needed to assist disaster clients in accessing needs, minimum age 18.  Volunteer recruitment and coordination assistants, minimum age 16. Service to Armed Forces, time is flexible, minimum age 18. Contact Grace Palmer, 570-202-5801 or grace.palmer@redcross.org.


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



Catherine McAuley Center- Reception Desk: Greet guest and answer phones.  Mon. Tues. & Fri. between 1- 5pm.  Minimum age 18. Contact: Jenny Blanchard, 570-342-1342, jsblanchard24@gmail.com


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



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


CONCERN: Providing services to children and families in foster care.  Contact: Melinda Holmes, 570-876-3800 or MHolmes@concern4kids.org


Deutsch Institute:  Volunteers needed to help with Summer Bowling League, Wednesday evenings at 5:45pm.  Contact: 570-348-1968 or support@deutschinstitute.org


Dress for Success Lackawanna:  Ongoing, Boutique volunteers needed: personal shoppers, donation sorters and inventory organizers:  Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  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.


Everhart Museum of Natural History , Science & Art: A variety of volunteer positions are available: docents, programs, curatorial, and general volunteers.  Mostly weekdays.  All 18 years and older.  Contact assistant.programs@everhart-museum.org or Tony Grigas, 570-346-7186 ext. 516.


Friends of the Poor:  Food Pantry volunteers at Jackson Terrace (9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) and Valley View Terrace (9:30 – 1:30) various days.  Minimum age 18. Contact Ann Montoro Williams, 570-340-6086 or development@fotp-ihm.org


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


 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, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 – 11:15 and

1:30 – 3:15. Party volunteers, 1:30 – 3:15.  Age varies, depending on maturity. Contact: DeLores Davis,

570-961-4380 or delodavis@pa.gov


The Greenhouse Project: Greenhouse work - Experienced gardening: seeding, planting, watering, care of plants, days and evenings in June, minimum age 18.  Event Staff needed for opening and closing building for classes and events, ongoing, minimum age 18. Building maintenance – light work, basic repairs, sweeping, organizing, ongoing, flexible times.  Contact: greenhouseprojectoffice@gmail.com


Griffin Pond Animal Shelter:   Abington Library Adoption Event held July 13th 11a.m. – 2:00pm., minimum age 18. Circle Drive in Movie Night, July 17th, 7:00p.m. –TBA, minimum age of 18 or with a parent.  Pocono Raceway Kids’ Day, July 27th, 9a.m. -1p.m., kids welcome with a parent.   Daily dog walking, 12-4, minimum age 18.  Daily cat cleaning, 9- noon, minimum age 10 with parent.  Contact Jeffrey@griffinpondas.com or 570-586-3700.


Habitat for Humanity (Lackawanna County): 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


Habitat for Humanity (Monroe County): Opportunities available in the Tobyhanna Area; contact volunteer@habitatmc.org or 570-216-4390.


Heartland Hospice: Patient visits, flexible times to fit volunteer’s schedule.  Minimum age 18.  Contact KellieSheakoski, 570-822-4979 or kellie.sheakoski@hcr-manorcare.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: Produce Market June 19th, 10:00am-2:30pm.  Lot Sale in Wilkes Barre June 21st, 8:00am-3:00pm or 10:00-2:00pm.  Produce Market June 19th, 10:00am-2:30pm Ongoing, Clothing Sorters and Folders and Data Entry Volunteers, flexible times. Food bank volunteers, 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 12:30 – 3:30. Clothing Bank Volunteers, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 12:30 – 3:30. Minimum age 18 for all positions. Contact:  Hailey Ramnarine, Hailey.Ramnarine@keystonemission.org


Lackawanna Blind Association: Volunteer Drivers, days and times vary.  Minimum age 21. Craft Class Instructors and Assistants, Tuesdays 11:00 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 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

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



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



National Alliance on Mental Illness Scranton &Northeast Region: “NAMI in the Lobby” – man information tables, ongoing, minimum age 18.  Contact:  Marie Onukiavage, 570-342-1047 or marieo@namiscranton.org


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 570-955-5176 or ncronin@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:  Volunteers needed to help with dinner, Mon.-Thurs. 4pm. Training and background checks required.  Minimum age 18 (post high school). 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.


PALS Program: A nonprofit organization that provides one week long summer camp opportunities to teens and young adults with Down syndrome.  July 7-13th: Male volunteers, ages 16-30 needed who are welcoming, passionate and supportive. Volunteer counselors are paired with a camper to build a meaningful friendship. Female volunteers are welcome to apply but will likely be waitlisted. Contact Rosemary Corcoran rosemary@palsprogram.org


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: Family Room Ambassadors (age 18 and up). Various times. 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. 4 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 (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  and Palliative Care: Volunteers needed to sit with patients, read, play cards or just listen. A volunteer needed to visit hospice patients who have a certified pet therapy dog.  Opportunities in patients’ homes or skilled facility. Orientation required.  In-office clerical assistance, M-F 8:30 – 5.  Minimum age 18.   Contact: Lisa Morgan,  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


 Voluntary Action Center:  School volunteers needed.  Contact Nancy Post, 570-347-5616, ext. 207 or npost@vacnepa.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 mshea@vacnepa.org