VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

COMPEER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown needs volunteers for one-on-one friendship matches.  Compeer matches volunteers from the community with members who are in stable, mental health recovery.  Volunteers spend time with the member doing things like talking over a cup of coffee, taking a walk, going to a free concert, and many more.  Hours are flexible and available in both Northampton and Lehigh Counties.  Call 610-774-1450 or email [email protected].

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE, Whitehall needs volunteers (18+ years)at their ReStore to help organize inventory, provide customer service, and mix new latex paint.  Shifts are available Tuesday-Saturday for morning and afternoon hours.  Email [email protected].

LEHIGH VALLEY SCORE, LCCC, Schnecksville needs experienced business people to provide free business counseling and advice in all areas of business management (i.e. business plans, managing cash flow, marketing, etc. ).  Volunteer as a face-to-face counselor, do workshops, on-line counselor, or for administration functions.  Training provided.  Call Tracy Damiani, 610-266-3000, [email protected].

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville needs volunteers to be an integral part of the zoo family by providing 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].

MORVAIAN HALL SQUARE, Nazareth needs Gift Shop Sales Assistant to volunteer in beautiful and friendly environment.  Experience working with retail computer helpful.  Call Laurie Brunstetter, 610-746-1334, [email protected].

LUKE’S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK needs volunteers at all of their Hospital Campuses. Support patients, family, and staff by volunteering in the Gift Shop, Messenger/Escort, Lobby Greeter or Patient Information Center. Each of these areas provides a valuable service by being a kind ear to listen, assist people in selecting gifts for their loved ones, help patients/visitors find their way, transport items throughout the hospital, and much more!  Call 484-526-4600, [email protected] or visit website www.slhn.org/volunteerNOW.

TABOR SERVICES, INC., Bethlehem & Allentown needs volunteers to become mentors to children who have very few adult connections and would be happy to have someone to talk to, go for a walk, fly a kite, or play ball.  In just two hours a week, you can provide a safe, enjoyable experience for a child.  Call Kea at 610-739-0524, [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.  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.