VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION, Allentown is looking for volunteers to help plan their “Thanks for Giving” Food and Supply Drive.”  This is a major fall event, and you can help by serving on a committee, keeping event meeting agendas and minutes, overseeing event logistics and details, making sure tasks are completed in a timely manner, etc.  Your help is needed to make our event a big success.  Call Deirdre Federico Snyder, 610-740-5500 x322, [email protected].

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOME, Allentown needs volunteers to help with Church Communion.  Assist the pastor and staff in serving communion to their residents at an in-house church service on the third Sunday of each month from 2-3pm.  A short training will be provided.  Call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, [email protected].

NORTHAMPTON CTY. HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Easton is looking for volunteers interested in being a receptionist/hospitality host in the Sigal Museum lobby for three hour shifts mornings or afternoons from Wednesday-Sunday.  Interact with visitors by providing information about the organization (services/activities/exhibits), doing cashier needs, and assisting patrons.  Training will be provided.  Call Ken Wildrick, 610-253-1222, [email protected].

PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY THERAPY DOGS, INC., Kutztown is looking for volunteers willing to share their therapy dogs with residents of Lehigh Valley nursing homes.  Another way to volunteer is by having children read to therapy dogs to develop their reading skills.  Therapy dog teams must be registered PoYC tested teams.    Call Helene Skopek-Krygier, 570-814-6078, [email protected].

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Allentown needs reliable, customer service-oriented volunteers.  Help to brighten the lives of our patients and visitors by volunteering in their Gift Shop, running errands, greeting/assisting patients, and staffing the Information Desk.  Training will be provided.  Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413, [email protected].

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield needs volunteers to help at the ranch and for fundraising events such as fairs and parades.  Help with the large, small, and exotic animals – clean pens, feed and exercise animals, or general animal care.  Grounds maintenance volunteers do small repairs to pens, grounds clean up, and care for trees/shrubs, etc.  Camp counselors (18+ years) are also needed for Summer Ranch Camp 9am-2pm for July 10-14 and July 31-August 4.  Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, [email protected].

THE MIRACLE LEAGUE OF LEHIGH VALLEY, Schnecksville is looking for volunteers (12+ years) who like to play baseball.  By helping children and adults with special needs play baseball, you get to participate in something you enjoy and enable others to share in this experience.   Become a “Baseball Angel” and help players bat, run or walk, and catch.  Volunteers are also needed to be announcers for games.  Register at www.miracleleaguelv.org/volunteers/ or call Andy Squire, 610-984-5142, [email protected].

THE SALVATION ARMY CHILDREN’S SERVICES, Allentown is recruiting volunteers for general office assistance with filing and office maintenance.  Receptionist duties include answering phones, transferring calls, and taking messages.    Call Linda vanEsch, 610-821-7706, [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.