VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown needs volunteers for their Annual Boutique at the Rink, a sale of new and gently used items.  Help set up May 1-19 or work 4 hour shifts on Sales Days 5/30 through 6/3.  Volunteers serving 30 hours or more during pre-sale activities will earn an “early shopping opportunity” on Wednesday, 5/31 from 8am-9:30am.   Sign up online at http://www.boutiqueattherink.com/contact/ ; email [email protected] or  Maureen Cort at [email protected].

DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATL. HERITAGE CORRIDOR, Easton needs National Canal Museum volunteers (age 16+) to serve as docents.  Docents greet visitors, provide tours, and help in Gift Shop.  Docents should be interested in the transportation and industrial history of the region, enjoy talking with the public, and learning new things.  Background checks required, but are paid by D&L.  Training is provided in late May.  Sign up online:  http://ow.ly/TkN730b8ieY or call Terri Monserrat, 610-923-3548 x224, [email protected].

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES needs volunteers to help with parking, crafts and children’s activities, set up, and clean up at Community Heritage Day from 10am-4pm on Saturday, May 6th at Colonial Industrial Quarter, 459 Old York Road.  Enjoy live music, free tours, Horsehair Jewelry Demonstration, Live Bird Presentation, and much more!   Call Tavia Minnich, 610-882-0450 x20, [email protected].

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown is looking for volunteers (18+ years) to distribute meals to homebound individuals between 11am-1pm Monday-Friday.   Teams of 2 deliver on 33 routes throughout Lehigh County.  Drive a route or ride along as a visitor.  Bring a friend and form a team or let us provide a partner for you.   Training scheduled for Tuesday, 5/2 @10:30am and Wednesday, 5/10 @1:30pm.  Call Dawn Stillwagen, 610-398-2563, [email protected].

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Allentown needs reliable, customer service-oriented volunteers.  Many assignments are available including Gift Shop, running errands, greeting/assisting patients, and Information Desk.  Training is provided.  Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413, [email protected].

SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem is looking for volunteer drivers (18+ years) to help safely transport people who are elderly and/or disabled to and from doctor appointments and with grocery shopping in the Lehigh Valley.  Volunteers are also needed to visit, socialize, and take homebound customers out of their home environment.  All volunteers are asked to attend a 2 hour orientation and training.  Call Cheryl Wilson, 610-867-2177, [email protected].

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield needs volunteers to feed and water over 70 rescued small, large, and some exotic animals.  Clean up help is also needed with stalls and pasture clean up.  Extra hands are especially welcome at this time at the ranch.  Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, [email protected].

THE MIRACLE LEAGUE OF LEHIGH VALLEY, Schnecksville needs volunteers (12+ years) to help children and adults with special needs play baseball during the spring season now through 6/18.  Volunteers are assigned to a player as a “Baseball Angel” to help players bat, run or walk, and catch.  Volunteers are also needed to be announcers for games.  Register at www.miracleleaguelv.org/volunteers/ or call Andy Squire, 610-984-5142, [email protected].

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley has been connecting volunteers with the needs of the Lehigh Valley community for over 25 years. The organization’s mission is to engage the community to care for one another through volunteerism.

As the premier resource on volunteerism for the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities, The Volunteer Center focuses on four main areas of volunteerism: Recruitment, Placement, Recognition, and Training. The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is affiliated nationally with The Points of Light Foundation, Hands On Network, and the Corporation for National & Community Service, and is a member of the following organizations: Volunteer Centers of Pennsylvania, the State Commission Advisory Board for Citizen Service, Keystone Service Coalition, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, and Society of Volunteer Administrators of the Lehigh Valley.

Contact the Volunteer Center to receive a brochure listing agencies in need of volunteers at 610-807-0336 or e-mail: [email protected] Visit our website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities.