VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS needs a volunteer for Head Coach for Rhythmic Gymnastics.  Some dance experience preferred, but not required.  Weekly practices on Wednesdays until June.  Coaches must attend a training session to be certified.  Call Dana Lindsey, 267-221-7740, [email protected].

COMMUNITY BIKE WORKS, Allentown needs “Earn-A-Bike” instructors for children ages 9-17.  Volunteers will mentor and assist children in repairing bicycles.  Commitment is 6-8pm one night a week for 12 weeks.  No experience necessary.  Training provided.  Call Dave Edinger, 610-434-1140, [email protected].

DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATL. HERITAGE CORRIDOR, Easton needs volunteers to be D&L Ambassadors.   Ambassadors will represent the organization at “Pop Up Visitor Centers” along the trail, at Corridor outreach events, and at National Canal Museum membership tables.  Ambassadors must attend one training session; trainings are offered monthly.  Call Terri Monserrat, 610-923-3548 x224, [email protected].

GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION NETWORK, Allentown needs volunteers for their Gift Shop from 9am-noon Monday-Friday.  Volunteers assist customers, sell merchandise, and stock shelves.  Must be able to make change, be customer friendly, be dependable, and have the ability to understand, remember, and follow verbal/written instructions.  Training will be provided.  Call JoAnn Frey, 610-776-3125, [email protected].

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK needs volunteers for the following opportunities:  Gift Shop (many shifts available, weekdays & weekends); No One Dies Alone Phone Coordinator (can be performed remotely); Volunteer Services Runners; Wayfinding Volunteers; Pharmacy Volunteer; Street Medicine Office Volunteer (organizing donations); and Transitional Skilled Unit Volunteers (physical and occupational therapy).  Call 610-969-2850, [email protected] or [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 trainings scheduled for 1:30pm Wednesday 2/8, 10:30am Tuesday, 2/14, or 10:30am Thursday 2/23.  Call Dawn Stillwagen, 610-398-2563, [email protected].

NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES, Bethlehem needs volunteers to help clean Mollard Hospitality Center after daily meal services.  Shifts available between 1-5pm Monday-Friday.  Tasks include washing dishes, cleaning kitchen, mopping floors, washing tables, etc.  Also need Reception help in Main Office between 9am-4pm Monday-Friday.  Tasks include answering phone, making copies, data entry, etc.  Fill out volunteer interest form at www.newbethanyministries.org or call 610-691-5602.

THIRD STREET ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN, Easton needs volunteers for their Learning Center to sit with teachers’ children while in meetings from 6-7pm on Wednesday, Feb. 1st.  Also need volunteers to sit with resident children while their parents are in classes from 6:30-7:30pm on Monday, Jan. 30th and Tuesday Jan. 31st.  All volunteers must have clearances.  Call Wendy Hughes, 610-258-6271, [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.