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Local organizations are in need of volunteers

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Published December 06. 2018 12:32PM

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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 assist staff with various supportive duties. St. Luke’s volunteers are greatly appreciated and a valued member of our team.

Join their program today by calling 484-526-4600 or visit our website at


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 the Carbon County court website

To apply to become a mentor, visit the aforementioned website 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


Potential volunteers can contact the Carbon County Environmental Education Center at 570-645-8597, email at or stop in to talk to staff 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 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

Walnutport Canal Association

The Walnutport Canal Association is in need of volunteers. The Lehigh Canal, which runs through Walnutport, was completed in 1829. The main purpose was to transport coal from the coal mines in northeastern Pennsylvania and bring various goods back to our area from the ports of Philadelphia and New York.

The Walnutport Canal Association maintains the area in and around the canal. Please plan on attending one of our monthly meetings to learn about volunteer opportunities. The association meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Walnutport Borough Municipal Building located at 417 Lincoln Ave. in Walnutport. If you would like more information before the meeting, visit us on Facebook at or email

Volunteering for the WCA doesn’t need to require a lot of time or effort. Our volunteers utilize their God-given talents to make the WCA one of the greatest nonprofit organizations in our area. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting; however, if you are unable to attend a meeting your time can be spent in other ways.


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