VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION needs volunteers (age 25+ years) to read to kindergarten students once a week during the school year.  Background checks and registration are required for this new literacy effort.  Call Susan Williams, 484-765-4093, [email protected].

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOME, Allentown needs a volunteer for their Gift Shop from 12:30-3:30 on Thursdays.  Their residents love coming to the gift shop to browse and purchase small items.  Just 3 hours a week can make a wonderful difference to their residents.  Training and background clearances will be provided.  Call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, [email protected].

CENTER FOR VISION LOSS, Allentown is looking for volunteers to be “Annie’s Angels” to do home visits, read mail, and provide companionship.  Volunteers to drive customers to doctor appointments, shopping, or center activities are also needed.  Hours are flexible and are determined by need.  Training will be provided.  Call Rita Lang, 610-433-6018, [email protected].

COMMUNITY BIKE WORKS, Allentown needs “Earn-A-Bike” instructors for children ages 9-17.  Volunteers will mentor and assist children in repairing bicycles.  Commitment is 6-8pm one night a week for 12 weeks.  No experience necessary.  Training provided.  Call Dave Edinger, 610-434-1140, [email protected].

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE, Whitehall needs volunteer help (16+ years) with sorting, pricing, and organizing donated light fixtures, lamps, home décor, furniture, and more.  Shifts are available ONLY ON WEDNESDAY.  Email [email protected] for details.

ITTY BITTY KITTY, INC., Allentown needs volunteers to help at their Purse Bingo Fundraiser from 9:30am-5pm on Sunday 4/23 in Emmaus.  Volunteers will help set up tables and raffle baskets and help people purchase their boards and other items for the bingo.    Call Kathy Kuzo, 610-973-7400, [email protected].

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville needs volunteers to be an integral part of their Zoo family to help provide 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].

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 for Wednesday 3/22 @6:30pm and Friday 3/24 @1pm or call/email to schedule a one-on-one that fits your schedule.  Call Lindsay Fly, 610-841-7132, [email protected].

PROJECT BLUEPRINT –The Volunteer Center is seeking ethnic diverse volunteers for its volunteer leadership program that develops and trains leaders to serve on boards and committees of local non-profit agencies.  Six sessions are scheduled 5:30-8:15pm beginning Wednesday April 19-May 24 at Olympus, Center Valley.  Light dinner provided.  Register at https://form.jotform.com/70374269432155. For questions, call Karen Smith, 610-807-0430, [email protected].

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley has been connecting volunteers with the needs of the Lehigh Valley community for over 25 years. The organization’s mission is to engage the community to care for one another through volunteerism.

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.