Episode Eleven: All Things Chamber

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The University of Scranton to Host Annual Volunteer Fair

The University of Scranton will hold its annual Volunteer Fair for local nonprofit organizations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, on campus. The fair offers University students and student-led clubs interested in service projects and community-based learning sites a chance to meet representatives from nonprofit organizations in need of volunteers.

There is no cost for a nonprofit organization to participate in the fair, however, registration is required. To register, email ellen.judge@scranton.edu or call 570-941-7429.

The Waverly Community House Artisans Marketplace Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers needed for both Saturday and Sunday. Two hour shifts. Mornings or afternoons available. Free admssion ticket for all volunteers. Call the Comm Office to sign up or for more information: 570.586.8191 or email kathy@waverlycomm.org.    Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.    

This outdoor holiday marketplace will feature artisans from near and far offering a wide variety of hand crafted gifts and specialty food items for the holidays! Warm beverages, heat lamps, and seasonal music will all make for a fun, festive, atmosphere and a unique shopping experience.

Luncheon by Constantino’s will be offered in The Comm Auditorium with seasonal entertainment provided by The Abington Heights High School Orchestra.  

Participating Artisans are:  
Bald Mountain Makes
Beyond Infinity Creations
Birdsong Birdhouses
Brook Hollis Leathercraft
Candles by Stellata
Case Quattro Winery
Christine’s Soapbox
Comm Bakeshop
Crow Designs
DA Create
Damiani Coffee
Deep Roots Hard Cider
Designs by Olivia Grey
Distinctively Raisa
Gravity Line Forge
Happy Threads
Lil’ Sophia’s Jewelry Box
Maple Hill Farm & Apiaries
Mulberry Moon Studio
North Harford Maple
Pure Suds Co.
Rogers Nursery
Root Relations
Saint’s Nicks
The Big G Organic Farm
Vessels for Danu
Vivid Color Jewelry Creations
Wyldflower Farms

Click HERE to purchase tickets!

Visit our website Waverly Community House 1115 N. Abington Rd. Waverly, PA 18471 Phone: (570) 586-8191 Fax: (570) 586-0185 Contact UsToday  

Geisinger Seeking Volunteers for Pet Therapy Program to Support Frontline Workers

Geisinger is seeking additional volunteers for its pet therapy program to participate in support sessions for frontline staff as they continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the program continues to provide comfort to Geisinger patients in its hospitals throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania, it also has increasingly served hospital staff through the pandemic over the past two years. Due to lower volunteer participation during the pandemic, Geisinger is recruiting new volunteers into its program.

Volunteers are needed at all Geisinger campuses, including those in Danville, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Lewistown, among others.

“Our pet therapy program brings a great benefit to patients and staff,” said Tina McDowell, director of Volunteer Services. “By volunteering, you can help decrease stress levels and provide a much-needed positive experience for our frontline staff who might be feeling overwhelmed by the effects of the ongoing pandemic. Just a few minutes of comfort and relief can improve overall mental wellbeing.”

Dogs and their handlers must go through Geisinger volunteer training with the volunteer services department before serving. Only dogs certified by an American Kennel Club recognized program are eligible.

If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering in the health system’s pet therapy program, contact volunteer services at 570-271- 6230.

Light the Night Walk

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Scranton volunteer hosted Light the Night Walk will be held on September 25 at Nay Aug Park. Register now to bring light to the darkness. Scan the QR code below or go to www.lightthenight.org to register.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere.

CaPAA Enchanted Trunk or Treat

CaPAA will host their annual Enchanted Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 30. A safe alternative to trick-or-treating including games, activities, food, and entertainment for a well-rounded fun family outing.

Individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to become trunk hosts or volunteers for this event. Contact Carole at 570-435-9012 for more information.

NeighborWorks and The Azek Company Kick Off Paint the Town 2021

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, along with The AZEK Company, will be hosting the 2021 Paint the Town volunteer event between Monday, August 30 and Friday, September 3. Small home repair, interior and exterior painting, and yard clean-up will be provided to six older adult headed households in West Scranton.

The AZEK Company, the innovative manufacturer of beautiful, low maintenance and environmentally sustainable outdoor living and home exterior products, is providing all the exterior materials, including their high-performance engineered decking, which decreases the need for upkeep and maintenance, securing the safety of the older adults receiving the product. The AZEK Company is also providing approximately 30 volunteers to complete the projects.

Also providing volunteers to complete the repairs for older adults are FNCB Bank, who will be providing installation assistance of NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania’s safety kits, which include items such as LED lights, night lights, hallway lighting, nonslip mats for entry ways and bathrooms, fire extinguishers, CO2/smoke detectors and other essential items to increase safety in the home. Other FNCB Bank employees will join The AZEK Company in completing small home repairs and painting.

Marywood University’s Bachelor of Social Work students will be supporting safety efforts for older adults by assisting in yard clean up for a West Scranton older adult resident, removing fallen branches and beautifying the yard.

For more information and a schedule of events please contact Mary Endrusick, Aging in Place Coordinator at 570-954-0637.