VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOME, Allentown – Do you have a people friendly furry friend (dog/cat) who would love to visit others and be showered with affection while bringing smiles and joy to others? Some residents had pets at home and are really missing the unique and loving comfort of a pet.  This would be at your convenience, and you can do one-on-one or group visits.  Animals and Pet Parents will be interviewed, and pet health documents will be required.  Call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, [email protected].

CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC CHANGE, Allentown is seeking reliable, friendly volunteers to act as receptionist on weekdays.  Volunteers can set their own schedule during M-F 8am-4:30pm.  Responsibilities include greeting guests/visitors, answering phones, transferring calls, taking thorough messages, signing for packages, and light data entry, etc. as time/talent permits.  Training and guidance will be provided along with coffee and tea!  Call Angie Heiland, 610-443-1595, [email protected].

COMPEER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown needs volunteers for one-on-one friendship matches.  Compeer matches volunteers from the community with members who are in stable, mental health recovery.  Volunteers spend time with the member doing things like talking over a cup of coffee, taking a walk, going to a free concert, and many more.  Hours are flexible and available in both Northampton and Lehigh Counties.  Call 610-774-1450 or email [email protected].

GREATER LV AUTO DEALERS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION needs volunteers to staff the 2017 LV Auto Show for 4 hour shifts at Lehigh University’s Goodman Campus, 10am-9pm March 23-25 and 10am-6pm March 26.  Parking is free and volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and get tickets to attend the show later with a family member.  Call Tom Kwiatek, 610-758-9691, [email protected].

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown is looking for substitute volunteers (18+ years) to distribute meals to homebound individuals between 11am-1pm Monday-Friday.  No need to commit to a regular schedule.  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.   Next training scheduled for 10:30am Thursday 2/23.  Call Dawn Stillwagen, 610-398-2563, [email protected].

NORTHEAST MINISTRY, Bethlehem needs volunteers to pick up donated food items at Wawa at Broad St. & Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem and deliver to Northeast Ministry.  Pick up is every Monday morning at 8:30am.  Volunteer will be given 3 large cold storage bags to transport.  Call Paula Johnson, 610-691-3355, [email protected].

LUKE’S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK, Bethlehem needs volunteers to help support patients, family, and staff by volunteering in the Gift Shop, Volunteer Escort Service, or Patient Information Center. Each of these areas provides a valuable service by being a kind ear to listen, assist people in selecting gifts for their loved ones, helps patients or visitors find their way, transport items throughout the hospital, and much more! Contact 484-526-4600 or visit website www.slhn.org/volunteerNOW.

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield needs volunteers to feed, water, and clean living quarters of over 70 rescued small, large, and some exotic animals.  Help is also needed with stalls and pasture clean up.  Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, [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.