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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


February 19. 2013 7:51PM
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The following volunteer opportunities are for individuals 18 years and older. To volunteer, use the contact information included in the details for each opportunity. To have your organization listed, visit the United Way of Wyoming Valley's Volunteer page at www.unitedwaywb.org.


American Red Cross, Wyoming Valley Chapter


Campaign Assistant: to work with upcoming fundraising campaigns by preparing mailings of information and other materials.



Hours: Monday to Friday; various hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.


Contact: Susan Kalkhuis-Beam at 610-865-4400 ext. 219



Fundraisers: assist with soliciting of donations for the chapter.


Hours: Monday to Saturday; various hours



Contact: Susan Kalkhuis-Beam at 610-865-4400 ext. 219



Special Events: assist with all aspects of coordination of the chapter's special fundraising events


Hours: various depending on event



Contact: Susan Kalkhuis-Beam at 610-865-4400 ext. 219



Local Disaster Volunteers: assist with disaster response in own community



Hours: various



Contact: Susan Kalkhuis-Beam at 610-865-4400 ext. 219



Office Support/Data Entry: aid the department with various office tasks



Hours: Monday – to Friday; various between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.



Contact: Susan Kalkhuis-Beam at 610-865-4400 ext. 219



Water Safety Instructors: responsible for teaching students to swim and water safety


Hours: various



Contact: Susan Kalkhuis-Beam at 610-865-4400 ext. 219



Be Red Cross Ready Facilitators: to provide an educational and enjoyable presentation in schools and communities about being prepared for emergencies and how to care for common first aid situations



Hours: various



Contact: Susan Kalkhuis-Beam at 610-865-4400 ext. 219



Community/Facts Instructors: educate the community on diseases and disease prevention



Hours: various



Contact: Susan Kalkhuis-Beam at 610-865-4400 ext. 219



Grant Writer: aid the department with various office tasks


Hours: various



Contact: Susan Kalkhuis-Beam at 610-865-4400 ext. 219



Front Office Support: work the front desk at the chapter to include answering the main phone line and directing calls to various departments, greeting clients/customers, aid the department with various office tasks



Hours: Monday to Friday; flexible between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.



Contact: Susan Kalkhuis-Beam at 610-865-4400 ext. 219



Health Fairs/Public Awareness Events: assist with Red Cross informational tables at various events throughout the community



Hours: various


Contact: Susan Kalkhuis-Beam at 610-865-4400 ext. 219


American Red Cross Blood Services


Fixed Donor Site Volunteers: volunteer at blood drives at the Blood Center in Hanover Industrial Park. These drives are on a set schedule; same days/times every week. Volunteers can work as greeter, escort or canteen.



Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 7:30 a.m. to noon Sunday.



Contact: Susan Kalkhuis-Beam at 610-865-4400 ext. 219


Commission on Economic Opportunity


Food Packers: volunteers pack boxes of supplemental food for area low-income seniors.


Hours: Saturdays; flexible shifts between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.



Contact: Maura Modrovsky at 826-0510



Homework Helpers: help children in grades kindergarten through sixth grades with homework at the Kids Cafe afterschool program. Volunteers may stay and eat dinner from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m.



Hours: Monday to Friday; shifts available 3-4:30 p.m. at the Kids Caf├ęs at Heights-Murray Elementary School and 4:45-5:30 p.m. at Dodson Elementary School



Contact: Maura Modrovsky at 826-0510


Food Pantry Workers: volunteers are needed to greet families upon arriving at the food pantry, complete registration forms for first-timers, and to pack bags of food for distribution.



Hours: Monday and Wednesday 12:30-4 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-noon



Contact: Maura Modrovsky at 826-0510


Community Counseling Services


Senior Peer Counseling Program: volunteers to provide one-to-one supportive counseling to senior citizens confined to their home or who are uncomfortable in a mental health setting. Must be age 55 or older, able to drive own vehicle. Mileage reimbursement. Orientation training necessary regarding aging issues



Hours: Weekdays, one to three hours per week based on commitment



Contact: Rhonda Tillman at 836-3118


Compassionate Care Hospice


Telephone Support: provide telephone support to patients and caregivers. Must enjoy conversing with people and have a positive outlook. Orientation training necessary regarding the hospice philosophy



Hours: Sunday to Saturday; one to three hours per week based on commitment



Contact: Becky Klepadlo at 346-2241 or 317-8817



Music Therapy Volunteers: provide light instrumental or vocal volunteer support to patients in facility or residential settings. Must have previous experience in a performance capacity in school, church or organized group. Orientation to hospice philosophy training provided



Hours: Monday to Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.



Contact: Becky Klepadlo at 346-2241 or 317-8817



Companions: based on patients' interests: companionship, reading, playing games, encouraging life review, grocery shopping, etc. Orientation training on hospice philosophy needed. Volunteers must have a natural love for people and writing skills to document events of each visit



Hours: Sunday to Saturday; one to three hours a week based on commitment



Contact: Becky Klepadlo at 346-2241 or 317-8817


Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation


Community Service Volunteers: help reclaim abandoned mine lands and clean up acid mine drainage to make areas safer and healthier. Help to provide cultural and educational opportunities to area youth and adults. All volunteer opportunities are posted on VolunteerMatch.org.



Hours: Monday through Friday; very flexible and varying hours



Contact: Robert E. Hughes at 371-3523


Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center


Greeter: greet and direct patients and visitors entering the facility.



Hours: Monday to Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Four-hour shift preferred



Contact: Barbara Coyle at 808-3435



Guest Services Volunteers: greet, direct and escort visitors and patients to the medical center. Deliver mail and flowers to patients.



Hours: Saturday and Sunday; four hours service per week. Free parking. Meal provided.



Contact: Barbara Coyle at 570-808-3435



Repeat Boutique Volunteers: Organize and display merchandise. Assist customers. Operate resale shop located at GSWB campus.



Hours: Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.



Contact: Barbara Coyle at 570-808-3435



Gift Shop Volunteers: Assist customers. Organize and display merchandise. Operate hospital gift shop. Free parking and meal provided.Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.



Contact: Barbara Coyle at 570-808-3435



Waiting Area Volunteers: Geisinger is seeking a friendly ‘people' person willing to provide friendly and reassuring service and information to visitors and family. Free parking and meal provided.



Hours: Monday-Friday; several shifts open between 8 a.m.-8 p.m.



Contact: Barbara Coyle at 570-808-3435


Heartland Hospice


Hospice Volunteers: Patient visits, respite for caregiver, running errands, patient phone calls, clerical help in the hospice office. Training provided and required. Background check required.



Hours: Flexible depending upon volunteer availability and patient need; Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., flexible hours on weekends



Contact: Louise McNabb at 570-654-0220


Hospice Community Care


Volunteers: visit patients in their homes, nursing homes and at our in-patient units. Volunteers also make bereavement calls and provide transportation and clerical services. Volunteers must be 18 or older and will undergo a criminal background check.



Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily



Contact: Kelly McAndrew at 288-2288


Jewish Community Center

Front Desk Volunteers: answer phones, greet members, accept payments, handle outgoing mail



Hours: Monday to Friday; the front desk is open 8:30 a.a.-7 p.m.



Contact: Rick Evans at 824-4646



Camp Volunteers: camp at the JCC campsite in Idetown during the summer months. Maintenance and kitchen help


Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.



Contact: Rick Evans at 824-4646



Maintenance Department Volunteers: help the JCC Maintenance Department clean the building and windows, maintain bathrooms, help with set-ups for meetings and programs


Hours: Sunday to Friday; day or evening shifts



Contact: Rick Evans at 824-4646


Little Flower Manor and Saint Therese Residence, Wilkes-Barre


Volunteers: activities, bistro, gift shop, laundry, reception and in-house transportation.



Hours: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday as needed



Contact: Laura Garron at 823-6131 ext. 256 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


St. Luke's Villa of the Diocese of Scranton, formally Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre


Volunteers: transport residents to and from spiritual and recreational services and programs.



Hours: 9-11 a.m. Sunday through Saturday; 1-3 p.m. as needed



Contact: Sherre Sabecky at 826-1031 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Salvation Army


Van Driver Volunteers: must have a valid driver's license and complete an on-line driver's test provided by the Salvation Army's divisional headquarters; not required a all times; regular and back-up drivers needed.



Hours: Vary; Tuesday noon-1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m.; Wednesday 4:45-6 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Thursday 4-5:15 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30-9 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m.



Contact: Lt. Sharon Tressler or Lt. Ted Tressler at 824-8741


Wyoming Valley Dog Owners Group


Dog Park Volunteer: Help with park maintenance and with fundraising events. Dependable volunteers including those who specialize in specific areas such as grant writing, landscaping, construction, etc. are needed.


Hours: various on an as-needed basis



Contact: Liza Roper at 288-8122




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