VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers for Musikfest from 8/4-8/13.  This is a volunteer-run festival, so they are counting on you to keep it “the best fest in the land.”  Various shifts and many ways to volunteer are available.  Age minimum is 16 years or 14 with adult supervision.  Register online at http://fest.formstack.com/forms/musikfest_volunteer.  For more info or questions, call Adam Lattimore, 610-332-1370, [email protected].

EQUI-LIBRIUM, INC., Nazareth is looking for volunteers (14+ years) to help with their Horse Summer Camps.  Equi-librium enables people with disabilities to ride horses and do horse related activities.  Side Helpers needed to walk next to the rider during riding lessons, as well as horse leaders and activity helpers.   Camps run from 8:30am-12:30pm on July 10-14, July 24-28, and Aug. 14-18.  Call Yvonne Darlington, 610-365-2266, [email protected].

FLINT HILL FARM EDUCATIONAL CENTER, INC., Coopersburg has summer opportunities for youth:   Various farm chores from 7:30am-1pm on Saturdays (min. age 15); Camp counselor assistants (min. age 16) – various times/weeks through August 18.  Will train – call before coming to set up,    Kathleen Fields, 610-838-2928, [email protected].

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES needs volunteers for their “Sweetest Festival“,  the Annual Blueberry Festival, on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16.  All festival volunteers receive free festival admission the day of their service and a free scoop of ice cream or slice of pie.  They are accepting 14 year old volunteers with adult supervision, as well as those of 18+ years.  Call Tavia Minnich, 610-882-0450 x20, [email protected].

LEHIGH VALLEY SCORE, LCCC, Schnecksville needs 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].

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville needs volunteers to be an integral part of the zoo family by providing Smart fun for over 200,000 visitors annually.  Volunteers help in all areas of the Zoo, including animal exhibits, events, conservation messaging activities, development, marketing, and maintenance.  They are looking for volunteers to make a Zoo visit “an experience to remember for a lifetime.”  Call Julia Bieski, 610-799-4171, [email protected].

LILY’S HOPE FOUNDATION, Center Valley would like you to join their “Packing Party.”  Volunteers will assemble smaller items that go into their Packages of Hope.  Examples of items are paper plates and cups, napkins, utensils, bowls, hand sanitizer and soap, paper towels, baby care items, toys, crayons, etc.  Join them from 5-7pm on Monday, July 17.  Call John Kunes, 267-374-8512, [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 Thursday 7/13 @10:30am, Wednesday 7/19 @10:30am, and Tuesday 7/25 @1:30pm.  Call Dawn Stillwagen, 610-398-2563, [email protected]

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.