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Volunteer opportunities

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 Maureen Jordan at the Volunteer Action Center at 829-6711, ext. 236, 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 Heart Association, Wilkes-Barre

Volunteers: Assist office staff to prepare for various fundraisers and health fairs held throughout the year

Hours: Vary

Volunteers: Assist with answering phones and assisting with mailings

Hours: Flexible

B’nai B’rith Apartments, Wilkes-Barre

Volunteers: Assist visually impaired residents with shopping

Hours: Weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Volunteers: Volunteers who would be interested in presenting programs to resident concerning issues such as wellness, educational topics or current topics

Hours: Flexible

Commission on Economic Opportunity, Wilkes-Barre

Volunteers: Assist with setup, serving and clean up of dinner at an after-school program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade

Hours: Flexible 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. school days

Volunteers: Assist elderly and handicapped individuals with household repairs, the construction of wheelchair ramps and home modifications

Hours: Days, times and locations vary according to volunteer availability

Requirements: Volunteers will work with CEO construction professionals to complete various jobs

Volunteers: Individuals needed to assist with sorting donated food, labeling of products, filling orders for area agencies, loading vehicles and general warehouse maintenance

Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteers: Assist with food pantry set-up, welcoming, registering and directing clients

Hours: Monday and Wednesday 1 to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon

Volunteers: Individuals to assist elderly individuals with moving

Hours: Vary

Requirements: Must have access to a truck or van and have the ability to lift heavy items

Volunteers: Individuals are needed at the Wilkes-Barre office to assist with the preparation of meal bags and weekly food delivery routes

Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Emergency Homeless Women’s Shelter, Wilkes-Barre

Volunteers: Two women or a married couple (two volunteers each night) to supervise the homeless women’s shelter

Hours: Weekdays and weekends 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Shelter is open Oct. 1 to April 30

Requirements: Orientation provided with trained volunteer or coordinator

Hospice Community Care, Kingston

Volunteers: Provide assistance to staff and patients in the In Patient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, in various nursing homes, or patients’ homes

Hours: Flexible

Requirements: Training will be provided specific to the volunteers are of interest

Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre

Volunteers: Transport residents to and from beauty shop appointments

Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteers: Assist with sales in gift shop

Volunteers: Assist clerical staff in office

Volunteers: Assist receptionist at front desk

Hours: Weekdays and weekends

Meals on Wheels of Wyoming Valley, Kingston

Volunteers: Drive and/or deliver hot meals to the elderly. Food is picked up in Kingston

Hours: Weekdays 10 a.m. to noon

Requirements: Valid PA driver’s license, and automobile insurance. Drivers are asked to use their car; runner must be capable of walking a flight of stairs

Radio Home Visitor, Wilkes-Barre

Volunteers: Read newspaper on tape for the blind for later broadcast

Hours: Weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

United Rehabilitation Services, Wilkes-Barre

Volunteers: Assist a committee in current fundraising activities and events throughout the year

Hours: Weekdays 3 to 4 p.m.

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