VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown is hosting an information session on Wednesday, May 24 at 6pm at their 3939 Broadway, Allentown site.  Learn about their mission and how you can get involved.  Many opportunities are available in Disaster Services, Community Disaster Education, Financial Development, Logistics, and Volunteer Services.  Call Susan Kalkhuis-Beam, 484-403-4718, [email protected].

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS needs one day volunteers for annual Aquatics Invitational on Saturday, May 20th.  Volunteers will help escort athletes to their correct lanes, help with lunch, and other areas.  The meet is from 8am-4:30pm; volunteers are needed for at least 4 hour time periods.  All day volunteers will be provided with lunch and a volunteer t-shirt.  Call Dana Lindsay, 267-221-7740, [email protected].

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown needs volunteers for their Annual Boutique at the Rink, a sale of new and gently used items.  Help set up now-5/19 or work 4 hour shifts on Sales Days 5/30-6/3.  Volunteers serving 30 hours or more during pre-sale activities will earn an “early shopping opportunity” on Wednesday, 5/31 from 8am-9:30am.   Sign up online at http://www.boutiqueattherink.com/contact/ ; call 610-861-7555 x39, or email [email protected] or Maureen Cort at [email protected].

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOME, Allentown needs volunteers to help residents have some “reel” fun fishing in their on-site fishing hole.  Volunteers are needed 10am-noon and 2-5pm on May 30-June 2nd and June 5-9th.   Volunteers will bait hooks, cast rods, and unhook caught fish.   Some fishing experience is needed.  Call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, [email protected].

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].

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES needs volunteers for their “Rooms to View“ House and Garden Tour on Saturday, June 3.  Volunteers are needed for either a whole day from 9:30am-4:30pm or for one of two shifts – 9:30am-1pm or 12:30pm-4:30pm.  Locations to be assigned.   Call Tavia Minnich, 610-882-0450 x20, [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 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 5/19 @1:00pm, Friday 6/9 @6:30pm, 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].

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.