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Tioga County Human Services Agency/STAR Program

Michael Zimmerman-Director
1873 Shumway Hill Rd.
Wellsboro, PA 16901
(570) 724-9365
mzimmerman@tiogahsa.org

Purpose:

Area students placed in the Student Transition and Recovery Program attend their normal classes at their home district and return home each evening. In the morning before school and in the afternoon after school, students participate in exercises, counseling, tutoring, and military-style drills.

Description:

The Tioga County STAR program is looking for tutors at their center in Wellsboro (located behind Truck-Lite in Wellsboro) to help tutor elementary/middle/ and high school students with their homework after school. The hours would be approximately 4-6pm. While this is volunteer work, tutors are reimbursed for mileage and are able to get reimbursed for their clearances (Criminal History and Child Abuse).

Interested volunteers should stop into 102 Pinecrest Manor for an application.

Mansfield/Tioga County Area YMCA

Elisabeth Miranda-Branch Executive Director
40-42 Besanceney Dr.
Mansfield, PA 16933
(570) 662-2999
programdirector@tiogacountyymca.org

Purpose:

A component part of the River Valley Regional YMCA, the Tioga County YMCA strives to be of service to the community through development of After-School Programming, Special Events, and many other opportunities for personal and community growth.

Description:

The Tioga County YMCA offers a wide variety of programs and services to the greater Mansfield community. Some of the programs offered include: Winter Sports, ZUMBA, other fitness programs, and Child Watch.

His Thousand Hills Ministries, Inc.

Todd Moss-Executive Director
458 Phippen Road
Wellsboro, PA 16901
(570) 724-2366
www.histhousandhills.org

Purpose: Christian Retreat Center

Description:

Traveling to and from the facility is required. General maintenance including grounds keeping, cleaning, window washing, housekeeping, etc. Hours will be considered with the director or assistant.

Partners in Progress, Inc.

K. Irene Morgan
332 S. Main Street
Mansfield, PA 16933
(570) 662-7026
partners@epix.net

Purpose: To create opportunities for individuals with disabilities

Description:

  • Traveling to and from the facility is required
  • Traits: Appearance, Respectful, and Considerate
  • Beneficial Skills
    • Familiar with MH/MC clients
    • Willing to perform diverse duties and tasks
    • Team Player
  • Team Needed
    • Best days are Monday through Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Anytime throughout the day is fine from 9:00am to 4:30pm

Project Concern

Carol Long
25 Walnut St.
Wellsboro, PA 16901
(570) 723-0191
clong@laurelhs.org

Purpose: Community Health Service

Description:

  • Community Multiphase Blood Analysis- Clinics will be offered during September throughout the country.
  • Flu Vaccine clinics need volunteers for registration during October and November
  • Other Clinics we might have

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Markie Kane
32-36 Central Avenue
Wellsboro, PA 16901
(570) 723-0191
mkane@laurelhs.org

Purpose: To render services to SSMH and its patients through ways approved or proposed by the administration of the hospital.

Description:

We organize many activities, including the Candlelight Dinner in November, the Strawberry Shortcake Booth in June, a Fashion Show in the Spring, and a Bread Pudding booth in December. If you can stuff an evenlope, hull a strawberry, or bake a bread pudding, or help in other ways-we need YOU! You will make great friends, have fun and support your local hospital at the same time.

Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center

Cecilia Tokarz-Outreach Coordinator
1883 Shumway Hill Rd.
Wellsboro, PA 16901
(570) 724-3913
ctokarz@broadacres.cc

Purpose: Health, Rehabilitation, and Nursing Care Facility

Activities in which volunteers will be working with residents:

  • Assist with daily scheduling activities: coffee break, exercise class, bingo, current events, rhythm band, etc.
  • Transport residents to and from scheduled activities
  • Transport residents to and from social activities within the community
  • Conduct craft classes with residents
  • Conduct game nights and evening programs
  • "Adopt a Resident" program (1:1 visits)
  • Show movies and/or slideshows
  • Conduct discussion groups
  • Pass and read mail to residents
  • Assist residents with writing letters to families and friends
  • Hold game sessions (checkers, card games, etc.)
  • Conduct spiritual activities, church, Bible Study, etc.
  • Assist with wheelchair square dancing and outdoor games
  • Nail manicures
  • Take residents for a walk outdoors
  • Transporting therapy residents and back to rooms in a wheelchair

Activities in which volunteers will be working indirectly with residents:

  • Pen Pals
  • Helping to decorate the facility
  • Passing ice water
  • Making beds
  • Answering phones 4-8 evenings
  • Folding clothes in laundry

Activities with no resident involvement:

  • Provide holiday and seasonal decorations for residents' doors and throughout the facility
  • Make lab robes, bibs, catheter covers, and wheelchair accessory bags
  • Help with addressing and mailing bulk mail
  • Print monthly calendar and birthday posters for lobby
  • Typing, filing, stuffing envelopes, etc.
  • Assist with fundraising events

Special Activities:

  • Provide music during lunch and supper hours
  • Provide evening entertainment such as music, singing, slide shows, etc.

Goodwill Industries

Lisa McCloskey
80 Plaza Lane
Wellsboro, PA 16901
(570) 723-4294

Purpose: To provide vocational / employment for all people who face barriers to competitive employment

Description:

  • Separate toys, ware, glass, clothing
  • Supply product for production
  • Clean, when and if necessary
  • Display merchandise in correct manner
  • Help customers
  • Price and ticket all products
  • Degree to which respect and confidence of co-workers is established.

Boy Scouts of America-Five Rivers Council

Five Rivers Council
3300 Chambers Rd Suite 5190
Horseheads, NY 14845-5190
E-mail: servicecenter@fiverivers.org
www.fiverivers.org
(607) 796-0699
(800) 724-6099

Description: The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

The greater Mansfield area is served by the Williamson Road District which encompasses Tioga County, PA and southeastern Steuben County, NY.

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways

Aletha Rollins, Community Development Senior Director
Cara Putman, Community Development Manager
226 Colonial Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845
www.gsnypenn.org
(607) 796-6202

Purpose: Building Girls of Courage, Confidence, and Character, who make the world a better place.

Description: Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways depends of volunteers to deliver our programs to girls. Volunteers fill many roles. Not all of these roles involve a year-long commitment of time nor do all roles involve working directly with girls. Descriptions of volunteer positions are available on the website.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Tioga County

PO Box 622
Wellsboro, PA 16901
(570) 724-3824
E-mail: bbbslyco@chilitech.net

Purpose: The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tioga County is to provide a volunteer mentor for children who are at-risk and in need of a positive role model. Our agency serves the children of Lycoming and Tioga Counties. Big Brothers Big Sisters support a child's growth and development through a variety of programs, each characterized by a one-to-one relationship. Our work is as elementary as putting a friend in a child's life and as essential as putting hope into a child's future.

Description: Each week nearly 200 men and women in our community share their lives with their little brothers and little sisters. They may go to a basketball game, see a movie, take a long walk, or bake a pizza together. They share conversations about life, school, and family. They learn about each other, themselves, and what it means to be a friend.

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA-DCNR)

Campground Hosts:

Do you like...

  • Camping in a beautiful area and meeting interesting people?
  • Free use of a campground site? (many with electric, water, and sewer hookup)
  • Worker's compensation if injured while working?
  • Helping others?

Then the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks has a volunteer position for you. Be a CAMPGROUND HOST.

Conservation Volunteer Program:

Becoming a Conservation Volunteer is Easy. Contact your local state park or district forest office and ask for the Conservation Volunteer Coordinator. Call 1-888-PA-PARKS - you'll be hooked up with an interesting and appropriate project in Pennsylvania's natural resources. Have a group? We have a project for you. Hundreds of projects throughout the state are available for groups and individuals. Submit an application today!

Penn State Cooperative Extension

Jeff Himes, Extension Educator
Courthouse Annex
118 Main St.
Wellsboro, PA 16901
(570) 724-9120
E-mail: tiogaext@psu.edu

Why volunteer with the Extension?

Volunteers provide the passion and helping hands to extend the reach of Penn State Cooperative Extension into every community and neighborhood in Pennsylvania. They bring valuable knowledge and skills to Pennsylvanians that enhance their quality of life. In doing so, volunteers enjoy being part of the largest grassroots educational organization in the Commonwealth and making a positive contribution to their fellow citizens.

What do volunteers do?

Penn State Cooperative Extension provides adults with programs on a wide variety of timely subjects including agricultural production and marketing, environmental management, food safety, child development, healthy meal planning, resource managment, and emergency preparadness. Volunteers are involved in virtually every aspect if Penn State Cooperative Extension programs. They lead activities, teach lessons, field questions, promote programs, organize events, raise funds, assist with research, and provide advisory leadership. Volunteers also work with young people in the 4-H youth development program. They can serve as advisors and managers for county programs, club leaders, teachers of subject-matter lessons, or coaches for special activities. While the roles of volunteers may vary by program area and location throughout the state, volunteers always manage to gain new skills, make new friends, and above all, have fun!

Special Olympics of Tioga County

Donna Cummings
PO Box 534
Wellsboro, PA 16901
(570) 724-5308

We offer sport competition and training opportunities throughout the year. We currently offer Cross-Country Skiing, Bowling, Swimming, Basketball, Track and Field, Golf, Bocce, Long Distance Walking & Running, and Softball.