VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

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 June 19-23, 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 June 19 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].

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, June 19.  Call John Kunes, 267-374-8512, [email protected]

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown needs volunteers (18+ years) to go grocery shopping for homebound seniors and adults with disabilities in an area of Lehigh County that works best for you.  Flexible scheduling based on client’s needs (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly).  A 40 minute orientation is required.  Orientation scheduled on Friday 6/9 @1pm, and Wednesday 6/28 @6:30pm or call/email to schedule a one-on-one that fits your schedule.  Call Lindsay Fly, 610-841-7132, [email protected].

NORTHAMPTON CO. HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Easton is looking for a Library Coordinator to oversee its daily operations and provide efficient, effective, and integrated services.  Duties include orientation of new volunteers, monitoring development and preservation of resources, maintenance of files, and compilation of data about library activities.  Call Andrew Zellers-Frederick, 610-253-1222 x11, [email protected].

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield has summer opportunities available for volunteers 12+ years:  Feed and water large/small and exotic animals; Ground maintenance for the animals.  Will train – call before coming to set up, Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, [email protected].

VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is recruiting youth 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.