VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM, Allentown is looking for summer volunteers (18+ years) to assist with a variety of fun activities at Summer Camp for children ages 6-12 on Tuesday through Friday for the weeks of July 11th (12:30-4pm), July 25th (8:30am-12pm), and August 1st (9am-12pm).   Volunteers will receive a museum t-shirt.  Call Linda Merkel, 610-432-4200, [email protected].

CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN, INC., Allentown needs teen and adult volunteers from 8am-4pm on June 26th to August 4th for Camp Camelot.  Volunteers will be matched up with a Camelot Child as part of their Buddy Program.  Minimum age with adult is 11 years; age 14+ without adult.  Volunteers do not have to commit to six weeks.  Sign up on website www.camelotforchildren.org or call Cassie Kemmerer, 484-695-0055.

GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth needs high school students (14+ years or entering 9th grade) for their Summer Youth Program.  Volunteer Monday-Friday between 9am-3pm helping with activities, escorting residents to appointments within the facility, and doing friendly visits with residents.  Some weeknight and weekend opportunities are available.  Call Michael Colon, 610-746-5248, [email protected].

ITTY BITTY KITTY, INC., Allentown needs volunteers to clean and maintain their Adoption Center in PetSmart, Quakertown seven days a week.  Morning shifts and evening shifts are available.  Duties involve cleaning and disinfecting cages, feeding the cats, cleaning litter boxes, giving fresh water, and playing with cats and kittens.  Call Kathi Kuzo, 610-973-7400, [email protected].

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].

SACRED HEART HOME CARE & HOSPICE, Allentown needs volunteers for Camp Evergreen, a bereavement camp for children ages 6-16, who have had a death of a loved one.  Volunteers (age 18+) will stay overnight from Friday July 28th to Sunday, July 30th at Camp Fowler, Orefield.  Call Cathy Sweeney, 877-438-3511, [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 with, go for a walk, go swimming, or play ball.  In just two hours a week, you can provide a safe, enjoyable experience for a child.  Call Kea at 610-739-0524, [email protected].

VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is recruiting high school students for their goLEAD Leadership Program which will take place from 9am-3pm on Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21.  This program helps participants develop critical leadership skills while planning a capstone service project.  Applications may be found on www.volunteerlv.org and must be submitted by June 30.  Call 610-807-0336, [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.