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Local organizations are in need of volunteers

Published February 13. 2019 12:56PM

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St. Luke’s Miners Campus

St. Luke’s Miners is looking for volunteers to help make a difference with our patients in the Skilled Nursing Unit, Inpatient Nursing, Emergency Department or Hospice by spending time socializing, providing comfort items, and assisting staff with various supportive duties. St. Luke’s volunteers are greatly appreciated and a valued member of our team. Join our program today by calling 484-526-4600 or visit our website at


Potential volunteers can contact the Carbon County Environmental Education Center at 570-645-8597, email at or stop in to talk to us and pick up paperwork.

Volunteers need to have a criminal history clearance and a child abuse clearance done on them before they can begin to volunteer. Both are simple to get.

Available volunteer possibilities include: Creative writing projects, computer (data entry), computer — graphic design, computer — videographer, electrical, plumbing, painting, carpentry, roofing, landscaping — gardening, animal care, marketing and event planning.

Carbon Veterans Treatment Court

The Carbon County Veterans Affairs office is looking for volunteer mentors for the Veterans Treatment Court.

Mentors serve as sponsors to veterans in trouble with the law due to addiction and other issues.

Mentors must be either male or female veterans, preferably having served in combat but not required, who are willing to assist the person by appearing at court appearances with them, spending some time outside the courts and being available to talk or visit the veteran when needed.

A variety of veterans are needed for the mentor program because participants can range anywhere from someone who was deployed recently to someone who served in combat decades ago.

For complete details on what the volunteer position entails, visit and click on “Veterans Court Mentor Program,” or the Carbon County court website

To apply to become a mentor, visit the aforementioned websites to print a copy of the application; call Henry Desrosiers, Carbon County Veterans Affairs director and veterans court mentor coordinator, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 570-325-3986; or email

Carbon medical van

The Carbon County Veterans Affairs office is in need of volunteer drivers for its Disabled American Veterans van service.

The van transports veterans to the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.

To become a volunteer driver, call Henry Desrosiers, Carbon County Veterans Affairs director, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 570-325-3986; or email

Garden of Giving

The Garden of Giving is in need of a multitude of volunteers, including a person with QuickBooks experience to sit as a board treasurer. That very important job requires a two-year commitment. The Garden is also looking for an individual with a great personality to do phone calls and outreach to volunteers on a weekly basis. Computer basics is a great help, too.

If interested in helping, contact Tammy Graeber, Director of the Garden, at 570-402-1282 or

Lehighton Alumni Association

The Lehighton Alumni Association is looking for event coordinators, individuals who have a desire to organize, promote and coordinate events to promote camaraderie among Lehighton graduates and friends. If interested, contact Candice at

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