VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION, INC., Allentown needs an organized, energetic volunteer to oversee one or both of their major fall events:  Spaghetti Dinner and the Thanks for Giving Food & Supply Drive.  Hold weekly meetings with committees; keep meeting agendas/minutes; oversee event logistics/details; ensure tasks are completed timely; assist with auction item tracking; form committees for planning/execution of event; ensure that post event follow up is completed; be part of Development Team and make change happen.  Call Deirdre Federico Snyder, 610-740-5500 x322, [email protected].

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOME, Fountain Hill will be hosting their 6th Annual Car & Motorcycle Show in their front parking lot from 6:30-8pm on Tuesday, June 27th.  A food sale and raffle will be sponsored by Cedarbrook Chapter of Second Wind Dreams and a DJ will provide music.  Volunteers are needed to help take residents to the car show.  Rain/extreme heat date is Thursday, June 29th.  Call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, [email protected].

COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, INC., Allentown needs general office assistant volunteers to help with occasional bulk mailings, filing, and shredding tasks.  Call Stacy Perlaki, 610-437-6000 x2113, [email protected].

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK is seeking volunteers for the following opportunities:  Gift Shop (many shifts available weekdays & weekends all locations, including new gift shop LVH-Muhlenberg); No One Dies Alone Volunteers; Wayfinding; Emergency Dept.; Surgical Waiting Area; Ambulatory Surgical Unit; Pastoral Care Office; Volunteer Services Runners (all campuses); and Transitional Skilled Unit (physical and occupational therapy).  Call 610-969-2850, [email protected] or [email protected].

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville has summer volunteer opportunities available for youths (age 14+).  Zoo teens will enthusiastically engage and educate a diverse multi-generational audience with facts about wildlife species, conservation, and environmental issues that promote Smart FUN and provide memorable experiences.  Will also assist with activities/crafts.  Several hours of training required.  Call Julia Bieski, 610-799-4171, [email protected].

MANITO LIFE CENTER, Allentown is looking for volunteers (ages14+) for their Horse Feed Team.  Duties include feeding grain and hay, turning out horses for the evening, cleaning stalls, cleaning water buckets, general barn cleaning, prepping grain for the next day, and other general barn work.  Feed team works approx. 3-7pm.  May have flexible volunteer schedules.  Training will be provided.  Adults (age 18+) must have background checks and clearances.  Call Alicia Pramik, 610-433-3707, [email protected].

MORVAIAN HALL SQUARE, Nazareth needs Gift Shop Sales Assistant to volunteer in beautiful and friendly environment.  Experience working with retail computer helpful.  Call Laurie Brunstetter, 610-746-1334, [email protected].

SIXTH STREET SHELTER, Allentown seeks volunteers (ages 16+) from 10am-2pm on the last Saturday of each month to refresh and restock their vacated apartments.  Call Kristine Blasco, 610-435-1490, [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.