The following volunteer opportunities for individuals 18 years 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.
Volunteers: assist with annual auction held each July
Hours: meetings held the last Thursday of the month
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
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
Volunteers: clerical assistance needed in Pittston office
Hours: weekdays; vary. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Requirements: training provided.
Volunteers: hospice family support. Visit hospice patients and help caregivers in their homes, personal care homes or nursing centers by reading to patients, writing letters or just visiting to give families free time.
Requirements: educational training is provided by staff. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Volunteers: certified pet therapy dogs and their owners would visit patients in the in-patient unit, nursing homes and patients’ homes.
Hours: flexible weekdays, weekends, morning, afternoon and evening
Requirements: dogs must be certified canine good citizens
Volunteers: assist office staff with filing and copying
Hours: flexible; Monday through Friday
Volunteers: provide assistance to staff and patients in the In-Patient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, in various nursing home, or patients’ homes.
Requirements: hospice training and orientation will be provided specific to the volunteers’ area of interest
Volunteers: clerical work such as filing, shredding documents and assisting with mailings
Hours: anytime between 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Requirements: will provide necessary training. Clerical background helpful
Volunteers: visit patients and their families in their homes or long-term care or assisted-living facilities
Requirements: two-hour training provided. Drug test required with cost covered by agency
Volunteers: provide a variety of supportive services to hospice’s patients, families and staff, including clerical work, respite care and special projects
Requirements: must be at least 18 years of age; volunteer will receive ongoing support and training
Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre
Volunteers: transport residents to and from beauty shop appointments
Hours: weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Volunteers: assist in gift shop
Volunteers: assist clerical staff
Volunteers: assist receptionist
Hours: weekdays and weekends
Volunteers: roadside and forest cleanup/beautification project along Jesse Road in Plymouth Township in the Coal Creek Watershed. Gloves provided.
Hours: 9 a.m.-noon; days vary
Volunteers: assist with making handmade quilts for seriously ill and/or traumatized children in the community.
Hours: Monday, 9:30 a.m.-noon; Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Requirements: beginners will be taught the basics of quilting. All tools and supplies provided.
Volunteers: visiting elderly residents at high-rise buildings to provide personal assistance as needed
Hours: weekdays; may set own schedule
Volunteers: answer phones, assign calls, greet walk-ins as back-up for regular receptionist
Hours: four hours; daytime hours vary
Requirements: must take a 3-hour orientation and 3-hour confidentiality training
Volunteers: clerical assistant; copying, sorting, filling data entry and mailings.
Hours: flexible; weekdays
Volunteers: assistance with Web site and data input
Requirements: computer literate person requiring minimum supervision
Volunteer: volunteers work together to assist HIV infected clients. Various positions available such as phone, e-mail, transportation or social buddies needed
Hours: flexible; arranged by the volunteer and the client
Requirements: 3-hour training is provided