During our years at The University of Scranton, the city and campus become our home away from home. Service and volunteer work give us an opportunity to give back to the community that has grown to mean so much to us.
Some volunteer opportunities are:
Adopt a Boxer Rescue was “formed to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted and abandoned boxer dogs.” Volunteers are needed to man booths at adoption events and transporting dogs as well as dog walking. Contact: Dawn Karam, firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-570-0360.
The Arc of Northeastern PA: Dedicated to securing for each individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to realize personal dreams through choice in how one lives, learns, works and enjoys life. Recreational Aides needed on Thursday evenings from
6-8:30 pm. Contact: Mari Pizur, 570-207-0825 or email@example.com
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Voluntary Action Center has ongoing volunteer opportunities for men and women to become a mentor for children facing adversity. Become part of a strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one relationship that can positively change a child’s life forever. Clearances necessary and training provided. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-347-5616
Friends of the Poor – Volunteer driver to pick up donation at the grocery store, one morning a week, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Receive men’s clothing donations, one morning or afternoon a week, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: Sister Ann Walsh, 570-348-4429 or email@example.com
University of Scranton Center for Service & Social Justice – End of the Year Drive collects all the items that students would normally discard at the end of the academic year. A team of more than 20 underclassmen undertake the effort to collect, sort and distribute the donations, volunteering to stay on campus after final exams. Donations are given to area agencies in need such as Friends of the Poor, Community Invention Center, Leahy Family Center, and Safety Net. Boxes will placed in all residence halls, in additional to the parking garage stairwells and several academic buildings. Register on Royal Sync
More service opportunities can be found here.