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Volunteer Opportunities 2011-04-19T15:27:36+00:00

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY – ROAD TO RECOVERY
Volunteers age 18 or older with a valid driver’s license, to drive American Cancer Society van to transport cancer patients to and from treatment, mornings and afternoons. Training provided. Call toll-free 1-888-227-5445, ext. 3002. Many other Volunteer opportunities available. Call John Bargo at 1-888-227-5445 x. 3001 for more information.


ANIMAL RESOURCE CENTER
Volunteers for fund raising the third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM, Bloomsburg YMCA, and for foster homes for dogs and cats. Contact Lynn, 784-3669.


BALANCED CARE AT BLOOMSBURG
Assist with arts and crafts, games or one-on-one visits at the facility. Contact Jean Joe, 784-6688.


BERWICK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Volunteers to help with tours, genealogy searches and help at the Society office in Berwick. Hours are flexible. Historical Society Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.; Saturdays, 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Contact: Bill Golder 570-759-8020.


BERWICK RED CROSS
Phone callers and Meals on Wheels; call Katherine Nihoff, 752-7221; help with bloodmobiles, nurses, blood run drivers, canteen workers; contact Dave Vaughn, 752-7221.


BERWICK HOSPITAL CENTER GIFT SHOP
Contact Nancy Thrash, 759-5058.


BERWICK AREA UNTIED WAY COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN
Serving and/or sponsoring on Saturdays, 9 AM to 1 PM; call Diane DeLuca, 759-3643.


BEYOND VIOLENCE
Volunteers needed for varied duties. Call 570-759-3797.

Web site: www.sunlink.net/~beyond
e-mail: beyond@sunlink.net


BIG BROTHERS / BIG SISTERS
Matches single-parent children with mature, responsible, screened volunteers who can provide companionship. Students, age 16 and older, individuals and couples can call 752-4550 or 784-0791. For school based mentoring information, call 387-8653.


BLOOMSBURG RED CROSS
Substitute to deliver Meals on Wheels in Bloomsburg area from 10:30 AM to about 12:30 PM, contact Cathy, 784-1395; help with bloodmobiles, canteen and nursing help, contact Mike, 784-1395.


BLOOMSBURG THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Volunteers needed for ushering, concession, ticket taking and poster distribution, evenings and matinee; call Jolene Landis, 784-5530.


CHILDREN & YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD

Advisory board volunteers needed. Call 570-389-5700.


CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Help with researching, developing and building exhibits, fundraising, and community contact; also museum guide. Contact Jennifer, 389-9206.


COLUMBIA MONTOUR AREA AGENCY ON AGING
Drivers needed. Light typing or general office work. Contact Claire Hendricks, 784-9272 between 8 AM and 4 PM.


COLUMBIA MONTOUR COUNCIL BSA
Volunteers from a variety of backgrounds needed to speak to middle school students about careers, hobbies, or issues of interest. Contact: Pamela Startzel 570-784-2700. Volunteers needed to deliver a program to special needs. Contact: Edward Slatky 570-784-2700. Volunteers to do mailings at the Scout Office. Call Marcel Cinquina 570-784-2700.


COLUMBIA MONTOUR HOME HEALTH/COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Completing Life’s Circle, local coalition; recruiting people interested in end-of-life issues. Training for public relations activities, responding to requests for information, and/or clerical responsibilities. Contact Sandra Hare, 784-1723.


COLUMBIA MONTOUR HOME HEALTH
Help with a variety of office tasks, plus group projects that support our home bound clients. Training provided. Provide support to hospice clients and families, in private homes, nursing facilities or residential hospice home. Training provided. Contact Sandra Hare, 784-1723.


COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN
Serving and/or sponsoring on a Saturday; call Diane DeLuca, 570-759-3643; or leave a message. Hours are 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM


COUNTY FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Volunteers for monthly food distribution on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Approximately four hours per month. Morning or afternoon shifts available. Contact: Berwick Red Cross 570-752-7221.


DANVILLE RED CROSS
Assist at bloodmobiles; training provided; hours vary. Health and safety volunteers needed for instructor, volunteer coordinator, a few hours each week. Office volunteers needed to assist with clerical duties; 275-1441.


DOGS DESERVE BETTER
Dedicated to helping chained/penned dogs. Volunteers needed to hang posters, distribute brochures, deliver straw for winter and help with occasional fundraising. Contact Kim Obert, 542-5775.


Eos THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER
Side walkers, horse helpers and help riders with activities as they are riding. Riding hours: Tuesday, 8 AM to 8:30 PM; Wednesday, 8 AM to 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM; Thursday, 1 PM to 8:30 PM. Contact Lynne Miller, 387-1689 or Eos office, 784-5445.


GEISINGER HOSPICE
Sit with terminally ill patients to relieve caregivers, make visits, run errands and do light chores to support grieving families and help in the Hospice office. Training provided. Contact hospice office, 271-5598.

GEISINGER HOUSE OF CARE
Days, evenings and weekends, for 2 to 4 hour shifts. Contact Jay Smith, manager, 271-8600.


GIRL SCOUT LEADERS
Girl Scout Leaders: age 18 and older to become leaders for all age levels, kindergarten through high school. Contact: Penns Woods Council Office 800-432-9786.


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Long and short-term committee members for Building and Site Committee; Publicity and Fundraising Committee; Family Selection Committee; Family Nurturing Committee and Church Relations Committee. Call Bonnie Shoemaker, 759-2677 or 752-5934, ext. 7442.


HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS BERWICK HOME HEALTH
To provide a break to caregivers, read, write letters, play cards, assist with meals and light household tasks, etc. Contact Heather Cicini, 759-5153.


HOLY FAMILY CONVENT S.C.C.
1 Montour Street., Danville
Assist with group, one-on-one and sensory-stimulation activities, Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM. Contact JoAnn Miller, 275-3141.


KIDS COMPEER
One-to-one friendships with youth ages 7-18, who have been referred by a mental health professional; minimum of four hours per month. Call Lori Bonker, 784-9583.


LOYALTON AT BLOOMSBURG
Help with recreational activities; call Wanda, 387-6868.


MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION/COMPEER
Companions/peer sharing friendship with adults receiving mental health treatment, minimum of four house per month; call Lori Bonker, 784-9583.


MIFFLINVILLE FIRE COMPANY
Help with projects that support firefighters and community; hours flexible; call Donald Diltz, 387-7808.


MILLVILLE HEALTH CENTER
Work with an adult male resident doing activities between 4 and 8 PM at the center. Contact Kevin Strickland, 458-5566.


MOSTLY MUTTS
No kill animal shelter; volunteers to help with the care of the 50 animals on-site. Includes walking, feeding, watering, cleaning and socializing dogs or fundraising. Contact Terri Gross, 784-6845; Katie Downs 764-0148; Terrie Bennett, 387-0896.


OUTLOOK POINTE COMMONS
Help with recreational activities, daily 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Contact: Wanda Schmick 570-387-6868.


PENN STATE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION IN COLUMBIA COUNTY
Volunteers needed to serve on board. Contact, Robin S. Rex, 784-6660.


PURRFECT LOVE
No kill cat shelter; volunteers needed for outlet store in Berwick, noon to 5 PM, weekdays; 1 to 5 PM Saturdays. Contact Darla, 379-2278 (leave message).


SALVATION ARMY BLOOMSBURG
Volunteers to work occasionally on special community projects with the Bloomsburg Salvation Army Service Unit. Call 570-387-4112 for information.


SHARE/BERWICK UNITED WAY
Volunteers are needed to help distribute food once a month on the fourth Thursday, 4 PM to 5:30 PM. Contact Jennifer, 759-8203.


SUNCOM
Assist in recreational programming for people with disabilities. Contact Cecile Starr, 387-0830 or 473-1770.


SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY ADULT LITERACY COOPERATIVE
Volunteer tutors needed on a one-to-one basis to bring fifth grade reading and writing skills and basic English language to adults in the five county area of Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union. Tutors will receive 12 hours of training and will meet with one student 1 hours two times per week in a public place. Materials supplied free of charge. Contact: Jackie Willis at CSIU, 570-523-1155, ext 2319.


TRANSITIONAL HOUSING AND CARE CENTER OF COLUMBIA AND MONTOUR COUNTIES
Help with program for homeless at Gatehouse. Training and orientation provided; schedule flexible. Contact Cheryl, 275-6766.


WOMEN’S CENTER COLUMBIA/MONTOUR INC.
Women’s Center Columbia / Montour Inc: hotline coverage, crisis intervention, hospital and court accompaniment, office support, public speaking, prevention education, fund raising, etc. Also, volunteers needed to make ribbons for special events, organize donations, light housekeeping, maintenance, landscaping and clerical assistance. Flexible hours. Call Megan Kishbaugh, 570-784-6632.