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.
Volunteers: assist with patient activities
Hours: 6:30-8:30 p.m. only Monday and Wednesday
Requirements: ability to push a wheelchair; good personality with the elderly
Volunteers: tour guides for historical home. Help arrange children’s programs.
Hours: noon-4 p.m. weekends
Requirements: training will be provided
Volunteers: assist a committee with fundraising activities and events throughout the year
Hours: weekdays 3-4 p.m.
Volunteers: high school students interested in learning about program funding and allocation of small grants.
Hours: January through April after school; once a month
Requirements: training, plus a general overview of United Way agencies, will be provided. Must be in the ninth grade.
Volunteers: willingness to translate for Latino individuals at various agencies.
Hours: volunteers will be contacted on an as-needed basis; name will be placed in a database
Requirements: must be fluent in Spanish and comfortable translating face to face.
Volunteers: join one of five panels that review programs at participating organizations that apply for United Way funding.
Hours: Monday to Friday; times vary with each panel; approximately 30 hours per year from fall to early spring
Requirements: training provided
Volunteers: Tax preparers work one-on-one with customers through April 15 using intake forms and computer software to electronically file tax returns and help working families receive all eligible tax refunds and credits.
Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6-8 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays
Requirements: tax law experience not necessary. Basic computer literacy, attention to detail, and customer service skills needed. Training will be required for new and returning volunteers.
Volunteers: entertainers such as singers, dancers, choral groups, drama and comedy performances of interest to residents
Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays
Requirements: need not be professional; open to community groups, seniors, children, students and clubs
Volunteers: Community Guest Program needs individuals and groups to demonstrate, share or discuss hobbies or interests.
Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays
Requirements: need not be professional; open to individuals, seniors, hobby groups and collectors
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: assist office staff with copying, sorting, filling data entry and mailings.
Hours: flexible; daytime hours or one night per month
Volunteers: office work such as mailings. Transport patients and families for doctor visits and food shopping. Provide in-home respite for families. Assist in the Inpatient Unit with activity planning, visiting patients and clerical work. Telephone bereavement contacts.
Requirements: an orientation program is provided. Good interpersonal skills are needed.
Volunteers: in-hospital service volunteer; transport patients by wheelchair when discharged; sort and deliver patient mail; light computer duties; deliver flowers and package.
Hours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 1-4 p.m. weekdays.
Requirements: on-the-job training will be provided.
Volunteers: Help process donations; sort and hang clothing; stock shelves at thrift store.
Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
Volunteers: assist in the pregnancy counseling program; pantry; clerical functions; delivery of pantry items; support fragile families.
Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Requirements: criminal background check and confidentiality agreement are required.
Volunteers: assistance with Web site and data input.
Requirements: computer literate person requiring minimum supervision
Volunteers: answer telephone and take, pack and hand out orders; help with deliveries
Hours: 1-3 p.m. Monday and Thursday to take orders; 9-1 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and Friday, pack and hand out orders once a month; help with deliveries.
Requirements: onsite instruction; volunteers commit two to three hours a month.
Volunteer: volunteers work together to satisfy and 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.