VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Greater Lehigh Valley needs volunteers (age 21+) to step up to the “wheel” and drive cancer patients to scheduled treatments. “Road to Recovery” drivers must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a reliable vehicle and proof of insurance, complete a background check and driver check, and attend a brief orientation.  Call Jennifer Washney, 570-562-9749 x320, [email protected].

GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth needs volunteers to escort residents to appointments within the facility.  Opportunities are Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.  Activity helpers needed to assist staff with games, crafts, special events.  Opportunities weekdays, evenings, and weekends.  Orientation provided.  Call Volunteer Office at 610-746-5248.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE, Whitehall needs volunteer help (16+ years) with sorting, pricing, and organizing donated light fixtures, lamps, home décor, furniture, and more.  Shifts available WEDNESDAY ONLY.  Email [email protected] for details.

MEALS ON WHEELS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Bethlehem is seeking meal delivery volunteers (18+years).  Volunteer daily or as little as twice each month, according to your availability.  Volunteers must possess a valid driver’s license and have car insurance.  Application process includes criminal background check, orientation, and on-the-road training.  Call Keri Young, 610-691-1030 x20, [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, is an animal sanctuary for 70+ pets and farm animals rescued from abuse or neglect.  Volunteers are needed to feed/water their ranch animals, perform environmental clean-up, and do ground maintenance including winterizing pens and wiring the roof on the turkey pens.  Animals need tending every day of the year.  Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, [email protected].

THE SANCTUARY AT HAAFSVILLE, Breinigsville is rapidly growing in the number of dogs and cats saved and needs volunteers to support this expansion.  All kinds of volunteers and volunteer leaders are needed including:  Foster homes, event planning, community event coverage, fundraising, treasurer/bookkeeper, grounds maintenance, and animal care including walking, socializing, and grooming.  Email Linda Green [email protected].

TURNING POINT OF LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown needs volunteers for direct service and indirect service.  Direct service volunteers provide information and support on their helpline and support victims in court.  Indirect service includes speaking in the community about domestic abuse and agency’s services and working on special events committee.  Call Tonya Trotter, 610-797-0530 x227, [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.