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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Better Tomorrows at Village Park Apartments: Ongoing, any day once a week or once every other week, Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop leaders, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ongoing, story time and craft for toddlers, any day once a week or once every other week, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact: Lisa Schmidt , 570-346-8874 or

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Ongoing, Mentor, be a friend to a child – go for walks, to ballgames, shop, bake, play basketball – have fun! Flexible times and unlimited volunteers. Contact: Jackie at 570-347-5616 ext. 201

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania: After School Activity Aide, throughout school year, 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Volunteers needed.  Contact: Laura Gentile, 570-342-8709 ext. 114 or

Bread Basket of Northeastern Pennsylvania:   Food Pantry Staff, two hour shifts. Contact: Sandra Roberts, 570-343-2324

Compassionate Care Hospice: Companionship visitors with families, Veterans visiting Hospice Vets, Certified Pet Therapists, Music Therapists, Licensed Beauticians/Barbers; all flexible times.  Also, administrative help needed 9 am – 5 pm.  All opportunities minimum age 18. Contact:  Peggy Durkin, 570-451-1031 or 


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.

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

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   Visit

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

Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center: Bingo/Special Events, Monday through Friday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm. One-on one visits, days and times vary. Contact: Delores Davis, 570-961-4380 or

Golden Living Center: Activities Volunteer, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Assist with Bingo, Bowling and Card Playing with residents. Accompany residents on day trips. Contact: Betty Penzone, 570-346-5704 or

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

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

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary: is Pennsylvania’s only farm animal rescue for more than 170 animals including horses, mules, cows, pigs of all sizes and breeds, goats, sheep, chicken, turkeys, ducks, a goose and a peacock.  Volunteers are needed in many capacities including assisting with educational programs for area schools, feeding animals, grooming horses, picking up and delivering food donations from Wegman’s and other local supermarkets, helping naughty goats burn off excess energy, office work, writing grant applications, cleaning barns and stalls and assisting at events held at the Sanctuary. Contact: Indra, 570-763-2908 or

Jewish Community Center: Adult senior center, assist with lunches, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact: Louise McNabb, 570-346-6595 ext. 135 or

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

Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance: Food and Clothing Bank each Thursday 1pm - 4pm. Kids Klothes Line each Wednesday 10 am to noon. sorting donations of food and clothing Monday through Friday, any hours between 9am and 3pm. Data Entry, Monday - Friday any hour between 9am and 4pm. Contact Kathy Regan at 570-871-4795 or

Marley’s Mission is a non-profit organization that provides equine-based therapy free of charge to children, and their families, who have experienced trauma. Volunteers are requested to help with barn chores at the farm in Lake Ariel Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and possibly Saturdays. Volunteer driver is needed to drive the Marley's Mission Mobile (will be filled with gas) to pick up and drop off clients. Volunteers are requested to help with fundraising events. Contact: Traci Berardelli at 570-587-HOPE or Visit to learn more.

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

Ronald McDonald House of Scranton: Ongoing, House Volunteers, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ongoing, Family Room Volunteers at Moses Taylor Hospital, Monday – 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday – 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday – 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Contact: Ben Loomis (House Volunteers) or Ashley Johnson (Family Room Volunteers), 570-969-8998.

Serving Seniors: Ongoing, Ombudsman, assist with residents' rights, 18 years of age or older, flexible times, unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, day care centers, schools/universities/scouts visit with residents in nursing/personal care homes, flexible times, unlimited volunteers. Ongoing, friendly visits with residents in nursing/personal care homes, flexible times, unlimited volunteers. Contact: Lisa Torch, 570-344-3931, ext. 665

St. Joseph's Center- extra caring and individual attention for the children and adults who have profound challenges. They improve a therapist’s ability to treat patients who come from home, they coordinate the distribution of supplies to young mothers and their babies, and help new families move in to their first home.   Contact Kathy Norton at 570-342-8379 or 800-786-6346 or

St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen: Volunteers needed for the evening meal, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m. Volunteers needed to prepare and serve Saturday and Sunday meal, 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Contact: Tom DiPietro, 570-342-5556, ext. 2.

St. Francis Commons:  Food pantry volunteers, Tuesday, Thursday 10-1pm. Contact: Terry Macciocco at 570-342-5556 ext. 4

Traditional Hospice: Volunteers needed to sit with patients, read, play cards or just listen. Minimum age 18. In-office clerical assistance. Students welcome. Contact: Kathleen Haikes, 570-207-9286 or

United Neighborhood Centers  of NEPA - Carbondale Center: Kitchen help, tend to coffee, snacks, help prep delivered meals, plate food for serving and clean up. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 12:30pm. Contact Lisa Torch at 570-282-6167 or

United Neighborhood Centers - South Side Senior Center: Ongoing, volunteer needed weekly on Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help in kitchen, one to two volunteers needed. Contact: Cathy Hardaway at 570-346-2487