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volunteer opportunities

The following volunteer opportunities for individuals 18 years of age and older are published weekly in The Times Leader. To volunteer, or to have your organization listed, contact Cathy Faatz at the Volunteer Action Center at 829-671 1, or check out volunteer information at www.unitedwaywb.org. Volunteer forms and news release forms can be obtained online. Interested volunteers may also access the network and search for volunteer opportunities in communities across the nation by visiting www.1-800-volunteer.org and entering a ZIP code.

American Diabetes Association, Wilkes-Barre

Volunteers: assist staff with preparation for the Diabetes Walk on Oct. 4 at Kirby Park.

Volunteers: to work with staff to help coordinate team recruitment, entertainment, food and sponsorships.

Hours: meetings held Tuesday evenings.

American Heart Association, Wilkes-Barre

Volunteers: help office staff prepare various fundraisers and health fairs throughout the year

Hours: vary

Volunteers: answer phones and assists with mailings

Hours: flexible

Candy’s Place, Forty Fort

Volunteers: organizing files, copying and basic word documentation. Excel and Microsoft Office skills a plus. Run errands

Hours: flexible

Requirements: good organizational, clerical and people skills. Will train

Volunteers: general office cleaning

Hours: flexible

Requirements: likes to clean and take pride in work.

Catherine McAuley House, Plymouth

Volunteers: receptionist to answer phones and door and assist guests as needed

Hours: vary

Requirements: orientation and training provided

Cori’s Place, Luzerne

Volunteers: assist clients at lunch time. Provide assistance to clients learning life skills and vocational skills

Hours: weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Requirements: signed confidentiality statement, criminal record clearance cost covered by agency, CPR-First Aid

Cultural Council of Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre

Volunteers: general office assignments; assist staff hanging artwork and occasional deliveries

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-noon

Requirements: computer skills helpful and use of car to make deliveries helpful

Erwine Home Health & Hospice, Inc., Kingston

Volunteers: basic office and clerical work. Visit patients and relieving caretakers for short periods

Hours: weekdays; flexible

Requirements: orientation provided for home health and hospice activities

Girl Scouts of Penns Wood Council, Wilkes-Barre

Volunteers: provide leadership for Girl Scout troops that are forming in Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas

Volunteers: communications; fund development and cookie sales assistance

Hours: vary according to program

Requirements: volunteer training held several times a year. Conversational Spanish skills are helpful. Orientation provided.

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