Volunteer Opportunities | Community News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer opportunities may be suspended. Please contact the agency/organization you are interested in and see if they are accepting new volunteers and to see any requirements they may have for their volunteers.

Indiana County offers many opportunities for adults to volunteer.

Where is your interest?

Indiana County Humane Society is looking for volunteers to help with cat socialization, dog walking, kennel attendant, local and long distance transportation, etc. (724) 465-7387/3977

Community Orientation Center needs volunteers to file, enter data and provide general administrative support. Contact Kerry Ray at (724) 465-5576, ext. 10128.

Hopeful Heart/A service of Concordia-IRMC VNA, A “Bereavement Support Program for Children and Families” needs office assistants. Contact Laura McLaine at (724) 463-6340 or [email protected]

Indiana County Humane Society can use help with filing, copying and answering the phone. (724) 465-7387/3977

Indiana Regional Medical Center occasionally needs volunteers to help with various office tasks such as labeling and stuffing envelopes, preparing information packages, etc. Call (724) 357-7138 for more information.

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers for Disaster Action Team Social Workers. To apply to www.americanredcross.org.

For more information, call (570) 594-3217.

ARIN needs classroom aides/tutors to work with adults to improve basic math and reading skills for GED preparation. In addition, tutors are required for the ESL program. Volunteers can teach classes in person and virtually (Zoom, FaceTime, etc.) (724) 463-5300, ext. 2329

Torrance State Hospital needs volunteers to help as a library assistant and help with GED and literacy. Contact Lenore Meketa at (724) 459-4464.

To check the status of licensed volunteers at the hospital at this time, call (724) 459-4423.

MEDICAL/SOCIAL/CHILD CARE SERVICE

• Aging Services Inc. is looking for volunteers who can help with group activities, crafts, reading, music and card games; and offer friendly individual tours. Call (724) 349-4500.

• Aging Services Inc. is looking for volunteer ombudsmen. If you have two hours of free time a month to help ensure the quality of life and care of residents in long-term care facilities, they need you. Call (724) 349-4500.

• Aging Services Inc. is looking for APPRISE volunteers to help seniors with services and information about health insurance benefits, Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, filing claims, benefits counseling, helpline, consumer protection, referral to other resources and advocacy. Call (724) 349-4500.

• Alice Paul House is looking for volunteers to provide trauma-informed crisis intervention and empowerment counseling to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes and offenses committed by juvenile offenders. By completing a training course, volunteers will work to help and empower people in crisis by answering the crisis hotline and interacting with shelter residents and clients. Contact Whitney Carmichael at (724) 349-5744.

• Indian Haven communities need volunteers to help transport wheelchairs and help residents organize religious activities and services, help prepare and push wheelchairs on outings, bring appropriate pets to visit, share craft ideas/skills, and join a grandparent’s adoption program. (724) 465-3900.

• Hopeful Hearts, a service of VNA Family Hospice, a bereavement support program for children and families, needs peer support group facilitators, foster homes and food servers. For more information, call Laura McLaine at (724) 463-6340 or email [email protected]

• The Indiana Regional Medical Center is looking for volunteers for its main campus in Indiana and at its ambulatory care facility in Blairsville to greet patients and visitors and direct them to their appropriate departments and services. Gift shop volunteers are needed to help stock merchandise and operate the cash register. For more information, call (724) 357-7138.

• Torrance State Hospital is looking for volunteers to be friendly visitors to patients, to help with patient-focused activities such as music, arts and crafts, patient shopping, and patient services. spiritual support. Contact Lenore Meketa at (724) 459-4464. To check the status of licensed volunteers at the hospital at this time, call (724) 459-4423.

• Concordia-IRMC VNA needs volunteers for the support and companionship of hospice patients and their families; respite, household chores, shopping for families; bereavement support; and other patient activities. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Contact Laura McLaine at (724) 463-8711 or [email protected]

• The YMCA of Indiana County needs volunteers in its various programs such as mentors (Big Hearts Little Hands) to provide counseling, care and emotional support to youth in need. They also need volunteers to help members/players with mental and physical disabilities through their adaptive sports to help with monthly youth and family programs, and with various college programs. Contact Barb Thornton at (724) 463-9622 or [email protected]

OUTSIDE

• Aging Services/PA Senior Environmental Corps is looking for volunteers, age 55 or older, to monitor streams twice a month for one to three hours. Watching streams involves physical activity to get to streams. Dial (724) 479-8919.

• The Evergreen Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help manage their membership and social media, volunteers interested in helping with environmental education programs (outdoors at Tanoma and other locations), water to install water probes in streams and download data from data loggers, help with maintenance of data loggers and help with water testing. Dial (472) 471-6020 or (724) 349-4333.

OTHER

• The American Red Cross needs volunteers to help deliver the gift of life by transporting blood as a transport specialist. To apply to http://www.americanredcross.org. For more information, call (570) 594-3217.

• The Evergreen Conservancy is looking for volunteer board members who are interested in environmental issues. The board meets on the first Thursday of every two months with committee meetings the opposite month. Call (724) 471-6020 or (724) 349-4333 for more information.

• The Indiana County Community Action Program could benefit from food bank assistance with packing, sorting and delivering food. For details, call (724) 463-7440 or (724) 465-2657.

• The Indiana County Humane Society is looking for volunteers to help with grant writing, humane education, and publicity. Call (724) 465-7387 or (724) 465-3977 for more information.

• The Indiana County YMCA needs volunteers for a variety of projects and tasks. They have a wide variety of opportunities for volunteer babysitting, hospitality and office assistance to planning committees, event support, and fundraising. Contact Kelsey Krynock at (724) 463-9622, [email protected] or visit www.icymca.org/volunteer.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• The American Red Cross needs help with blood drives by welcoming donors and working in the canteen. To apply to http://www.americanredcross.org. For more information, call (570) 594-3217.

• Hopeful Hearts/A Service of Concordia-IRMC VNA, a “Bereavement Support Program for Children and Families” needs volunteers to help with special projects. Contact Laura McLaine at (724) 463-6340 or [email protected]

• The Indiana County Community Action Program may use assistance for Care and Share Day and other special events. Dial (724) 463-7440 or (724) 465-2657.

• Indiana County Humane Society is looking for volunteers to help with events and fundraisers. Call (724) 465-7387 or (724) 465-3977 for details.

• United Way of Indiana County is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising and events, including Kick Off, Pancake and Sausage Day, Turkey Tuna and Souper Bowl, as well as any other special fundraising events planned. Volunteer opportunities for all ages are available, call (724) 463-0277 or [email protected]

• Torrance State Hospital needs help with special events and fundraisers (picnic, auction, holiday events and others) throughout the year. Contact Lenore Meketa at (724) 459-4464. To check the status of licensed volunteers at the hospital at this time, call (724) 459-4423.

• Ameri Corps Seniors is a national volunteer organization sponsored by CNCS and Community Action Inc. Provides volunteers ages 55 and older with volunteer opportunities in nonprofit organizations. Benefits include free accident insurance, personal liability, and access to car insurance while volunteering. Contact Cheryl Shellhammer at (800) 997-7661, ext. 104 or (814) 226-4785 or [email protected] for more information.

• Indiana County YMCA needs help with special events such as Bowl for Kids, Turkey Trot and Star Spangled Celebration. Contact Sherri Jordan at (724) 463-9622 or [email protected]

About admin

Check Also

September 18, 2022 | Lehigh Valley Volunteer Center Current Volunteer Opportunities | The Valley Register

Do you have experience in HR, staffing, interviewing or relationship building? Do you have excellent …