VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION has an immediate need for volunteers to make their Annual Gala event happen.  If you love planning events, help is needed with Silent & Live Auction, Set Up and Decorations, Greeting and Registration, and Centerpiece Committees.   Gala Committee meetings are being held weekly.  The date of the Event is April 8th at DeSales University.  Call Deirdre Federico, 610-740-5500 x22, [email protected].

LEHIGH VALLEY SCORE, LCCC, Schnecksville is seeking experienced business people to provide free business counseling and advice in all areas of business management (i.e. business plans, managing cash flow, marketing, etc. ).  Volunteer as a face-to-face counselor, do workshops, on-line counselor, or for administration functions.  Training provided.  Call Tracy Damiani, 610-266-3000, [email protected].

LILY’S HOPE FOUNDATION, Quakertown needs volunteers to contact local businesses for gift certificates and items for Raffle Baskets for their Silent Auction.  Volunteers also needed on Saturday, March 4 for fundraiser at McCoole’s Restaurant, Quakertown.  Help set up raffle tables, decorations, and seating.  This is a family friendly, semi-formal event with cocktails, Dinner, Dancing, Silent Auction, and Kids Crafts, Photo Booth, and DJ-Octave.  Call Jennifer Driscoll, 267-776-4673, [email protected].

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown needs volunteers (18+ years) to do grocery shopping for homebound seniors and adults with disabilities in an area of Lehigh County that works best for you.  Flexible scheduling based on client’s needs (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly).  A 40 minute orientation is required.  Orientation scheduled for Friday 2/17 @10:30am, Monday 2/20 @1:00pm, or Wednesday 3/1 @6:30pm or call/email to schedule a one-on-one that fits your schedule.  Call Lindsay Fly, 610-841-7132, [email protected].

NORTHEAST MINISTRY, Bethlehem needs volunteers to assist with the facilitation of their Older Youth program.  This program meets one evening per month, generally on a Thursday, from 5:30-7pm (February 16 and March 16).  The program offers a positive, supervised venue for youth in grades 9-12 to socialize, learn new skills (resume writing, how to apply for college, and much more).  Duties include set-up, clean-up, interact with youth, and serve as positive role models.  Call Paula Johnson, 610-691-3355, [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 help others who can’t get out on their own through visitation, socializing, and taking them out of their home environment.  All volunteers are asked to attend a 2 hour orientation/training.  Call Cheryl Wilson, 610-867-2177, [email protected].

TABOR SERVICES, INC., Bethlehem & Allentown needs volunteers to become mentors to children who have very few adult connections and would be happy to “have someone to talk to.”  In just two hours a week, you can provide a safe, enjoyable experience for a child.  Call Kea at 610-739-0524, [email protected].

TEACH RWANDA, Easton needs a Volunteer Coordinator to connect people and promote life-changing opportunities in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.  Join a team that’s passionate about volunteering!  Call Janet Brown, 484-542-7442, [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.