|Abington Police Department Police Athletic League (PAL)||The Abington Police Athletic League (PAL), a non-profit community organization formed in 2001, seeks to prevent juvenile crime and violence while encouraging personal growth among our young people. PAL centers, staffed by APD and community volunteers, offer structured, personal guidance in a safe, friendly environment. PAL offers a wide range of physical and intellectual activities that address the needs of Abington's youth. Providing positive adult role models is a critical component of our PAL efforts. In Abington, law enforcement officers and community volunteers work with young people to encourage positive development as members of the local community. While Abington PAL is sponsored through the Abington Township Police Department, PAL receives no direct funding. As such, PAL is dependent on volunteer support from community-minded individuals, business leaders, corporations and foundations.||Montgomery||Abington Police Community Programming||Abington Township Police Department|
|A Hero's Welcome - Welcoming Home Military Service Personnel||Welcoming Home Military Service Personnel ensures that all service members get the proper welcome home and through this effort that A Hero's Welcome hopes to promote increased community respect and support for military service members.||Montgomery||A Hero's Welcome - Montgomery; Fairview Village||A Hero's Welcome|
|Christmas Gifts for Kids Scranton||Through the generous donations from the community and in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots program, this Christmas program helps provide toys to children in need within the community. Sponsored by Catholic Social Services & Friends of the Poor.
Registration for this program is required.
2019 Registration - Lackawanna County
Monday, November 18th - Friday, November 22nd.
9:30 am - 11:30am and 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Catholic Social Services, 516 Fig Street, Scranton.
(Note: Families residing in Jessup and North of Jessup should sign up at Catholic Social Services , 34 River Street, Carbondale.)
Parents must bring: 1.) Photo ID. 2.) social security card, birth certificate or insurance card for children.
3.) Proof of address with a recent date.
||Lackawanna||Catholic Social Services - Scranton Fig Street Office||Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton|
|Commission on Economic Opportunity Weinberg NE Regional Food Bank||The Regional Food Bank distributes food supplies to charitable organizations feeding the needy throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. These include food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, group homes for the disabled, day care centers, children's camps and senior citizens programs.
Donations and Volunteers welcomed.
Food Bank is closed month of November as CEO is providing Thanksgiving Food Baskets or home delivered Thanksgiving Dinners - apply at CEO WB.||Luzerne||Commission on Economic Opportunity Weinberg North East Regional Food Bank||Commission on Economic Opportunity|
|Community Awareness Activities & Volunteer Opportunities||Organize events and activities to promote public awareness of breast cancer - Auctions, Bowl-A-Thons, Fundraising Dinners, Fashion Shows, Walk/Runs||Franklin||Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance||Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance|
|CSS Christmas Assistance Program -St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen||Provides a toy for children 0-10 years and Christmas Food for residents of Luzerne County. Must pre-register in person for this program.
2019 Registration Date:
Monday, November 25th, 2019 - 10am-1pm an 3pm-6pm.
Location: St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 134 S. Washington St, WB.
(Please Note - this is a new location for sign ups this year.)
Registration requirements will include: 1) photo ID of parent or guardian. 2) Original birth certificates for each child. 3) Proof of address, such as a recent utility bill.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION will take place at St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, 39 East Jackson St., Wilkes-Barre on
Monday, December 16th from 10 am to 1 pm and 3 pm - 6 pm.
TOY DISTRIBUTION will take place at St.Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 134 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre on
Monday, December 16th from 10 am to 1 pm and 3 pm - 6 pm.
Program made possible through the generous donations from the community and in conjunction with the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots program.
DONATION INFORMATION: Donation of New Toys or new outerwear for children and food donations can be dropped off at the kitchen any day from 8 am to 1 pm. Drop-offs should be made through the Kitchen's rear entrance on Bennett Street. If your church or organization has a large quantity of donations for the drive, please contact
Diane (570) 406-9843 prior to December 10th to arrange for delivery or pick up.||Luzerne||Catholic Social Services - St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen||Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton|
|CSS Gifts for Kids - Carbondale||Through the generous donations from the community and in conjuction with the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots program, this Christmas program helps provide toys to children in need within the community. Registration for this program is required. Registrants for this distribution must live in Lackawanna County north of Jesup. Registration requirements will include: 1) photo ID of parent or guardian. 2) verification of income for everyone in the family, 3) social security card, birth certificate or insurance card for children, and 4) proof of address with a recent date.
||Lackawanna||Catholic Social Services - Carbondale Office||Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton|
|CSS Gifts for Kids - Hazleton||Through the generous donations from the community and in conjuction with the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots program, this Christmas program helps provide toys to children in need within the community. Registration for this program is required. Registration requirements will include: 1) photo ID of parent or guardian. 2) verification of income for everyone in the family, 3) social security card, birth certificate or insurance card for children, and 4) proof of address with a recent date.
||Luzerne||Catholic Social Services - Hazleton CSS Family Center||Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton|
|Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter - Walk to Cure Diabetes||Walk to Cure Diabetes work on creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). This year's walk will take place on October 28th 2018 at the Philadelphia Art Museum.
Additional events throughout the year for individuals and families of children with diabetes.||Montgomery||Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter - Montgomery; King Of Prussia||Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter|
|Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business - Educational Programs - Public Courses||Provides classes for public courses.||Philadelphia||The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business - Philadelphia; Olney||Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business|
|Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System, Southeastern Veterans Center - Volunteer Opportunities||The Southeastern Veterans Center is currently recruiting volunteers to serve the needs of the veterans in the center. Volunteers show our residents that someone still cares about them and they are regarded as real friends who prove that the residents are not alone.
Here are some of the ways you can help:
- Assisting with Center activities
- Assisting on field trips
- Visiting with residents
- Escorting wheelchair-bound residents
- Distributing mail
- Assisting residents at mealtime
- Providing musical entertainment||Chester||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs|
|Phoenixville Community Health Foundation - Champion of the Community Award Program||Champion of the Community Award Program was developed in 2000 by the Foundation Board of Directors to recognize those who serve others in a way that contributes to the overall health of the community.
The focus of the program is to:
- Honor adults and youth who voluntarily give their time, talent and resources with no expectation of personal gain;
- Recognize adults and youth who provide leadership in their neighborhood or ethnic community;
- Honor adults and youth who support those less fortunate or those facing insurmountable circumstances.
Some individuals are overlooked because they are not widely known or associated with a well-established organization. The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation honors the hard work, special achievements, and good deeds of the unsung heroes of the greater Phoenixville community.
The nomination procedure includes:
- Completed Nomination Form
- Nomination narrative of no more than two pages
- Nomination deadlines are announced annually.
Champion’s nominations are accepted from the community organizations as well as individuals. An independent Community Advisory Committee is assembled, reviews all nominations and chooses up to four (4) Champions of the Community annually. Each Champion is honored with a $2,000 grant being made in their name to the charity of their choice. Champions, and indeed all nominees, along with their nominators, are honored at a Champions Award Luncheon sponsored by the Foundation.||Chester||*Main Site (Phoenixville Community Health Foundation)||Phoenixville Community Health Foundation|
|RSVP - Family Literacy Program||Volunteers help educationally disadvantaged preschool children to increase interest in reading and families' support for emergent literacy development so that children are ready for kindergarten.||Montgomery||RSVP - Montgomery; PA||RSVP |
|RSVP - Help on Call||RSVP Help on Call volunteers provide in-home supportive services for seniors so that they increase social interaction/companionship and are able to continue to live independently.||Montgomery||RSVP - Montgomery; PA||RSVP |
|SCORE - Chester/Delaware||Business Counseling
We have experienced business counselors with diverse expertise and exposure to a wide range of businesses.
Business advice you can trust. Expertise you can use. Make confident business decisions with reliable support from SCORE's professional volunteers. It's like having your own dedicated mentor.
Typical SCORE Counselor Experiences
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|Team Rubicon||Team Rubicon combines the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. The team's role in domestic disasters is both to provide timely humanitarian assistance and as an outlet to let veterans continue to serve.
Team Rubicon Has the Following Capabilities:
Damage & Impact Assessment
Disaster Mapping and Work-Order Management
Hazard Mitigation (Fire/Flood)
Emergent/Hasty Home Repair
Spontaneous Volunteer Management
Medical (Intl. Only)
||Team Rubicon||Team Rubicon|
|United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania - Volunteer Opportunities||Offers volunteer opportunities. Sign up here.||Allegheny||Volunteer Opportunities||United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania|
|Volunteer Connections||Recruitment and referral of volunteers to appropriate agency for promotion of volunteerism||Cumberland||Volunteer Center of the United Way Capital Region||United Way of the Capital Region|
|Volunteers for Valley Santa||If you wish o volunteer, go to the web site listed below or contact Help Line (2-1-1 or 570-829-1341 or 1-888-829-1341) and reserve the activity and date you desire. Dates fill up quickly and only a certain number of volunteers can be scheduled for each activity.
Listed below are volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups.
Letter Reading is done on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 7:00 p.m. Up to ten volunteers are needed each evening.
Location: Greenhouse Center, 92 S. Franklin St. WB
Shopping is done on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings starting at 7:00 a.m. Up to six volunteers are needed each morning.
Location: Boscov’s S Franklin St. Entrance
Gift Wrapping is done on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings starting at 5:30 p.m. Up to twenty volunteers are needed each evening. For groups under the age of 12, there needs to be 1 adults for every 3 children.
Location: Boscov’s Auditorium
||Luzerne||Valley Santa||Valley Santa|
|Youth Volunteer||Technical assistance to school volunteer programs, informs school of current volunteer opportunities available to their students, and develops opportunities in conjunction with area non-profit agencies||Dauphin||Volunteer Center of the United Way Capital Region||United Way of the Capital Region|