VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS needs a volunteer for Head Coach for Rhythmic Gymnastics.  Some dance experience preferred, but not required.  Weekly practices are on Wednesdays until June.  Coaches must attend a training session to be certified.  Call Dana Lindsey, 267-221-7740, [email protected].

CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN, INC., Allentown needs volunteers to help with a Lock-In Fundraiser Event on Friday March [email protected] to Saturday March 18 @6am.  Volunteers are needed to coordinate teams of 4 to obtain sponsors and to participate in activity challenges.  Help with running various activities is needed.  Also need volunteers to coordinate drives for food items and paper products needed to run this fundraiser.  Sign up at www.camelotforchildren.org/lock-in.html.

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY needs volunteers to help with their 2017 Boutique at the Rink.  To learn more about volunteering for this annual fundraiser, two hour long meeting s are scheduled at 2:30 and 6:30 on Wednesday, April 5th at United Wesley Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.  Call Deborah Post, 610-861-7555X39, [email protected].

GREATER LV AUTO DEALERS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION needs volunteers to staff the 2017 LV Auto Show at Lehigh University’s Goodman Campus for 4 hour shifts during the late afternoon/evening on Thurs. 3/23, Fri. 3/24, and Sat. 3/25.  Parking is free and volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and get tickets to attend the show later with a family member.  Call Tom Kwiatek, 610-758-9691, [email protected]

ITTY BITTY KITTY, INC., Allentown needs volunteers to help clean and maintain our shelter and our adoption center inside the PetSmart in Quakertown.  Volunteers are needed in the mornings and evenings.  Call Kathy Kuzo, 610-973-7400, [email protected].

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown is looking for volunteers (18+ years) to distribute meals to homebound individuals between 11am-1pm Monday-Friday.   Teams of 2 deliver on 33 routes throughout Lehigh County.  Drive a route or ride along as a visitor.  Bring a friend and form a team or let us provide a partner for you.   Training scheduled for 10:30am-Tuesday, 3/7; 10:30am-Wednesday, 3/15; and 10:30-Wednesday 3/22.  Call Dawn Stillwagen, 610-398-2563, [email protected].

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Allentown needs reliable, customer service-oriented volunteers.  Many assignments are available including Gift Shop, running errands, greeting/assisting patients, and Information Desk.  Training is provided.  Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413, [email protected].

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield needs volunteers to feed and water over 70 rescued small, large, and some exotic animals.  Clean up help is also needed with stalls and pasture clean up.  Extra hands are especially welcome at this time at the ranch.  Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, [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.