VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM, Allentown is looking for summer volunteers (18+ years) to assist with a variety of fun activities at Summer Camp for children ages 6-12 on Tuesday through Friday for the weeks of July 11th (12:30-4pm), July 25th (8:30am-12pm), and August 1st (9am-12pm).   Volunteers will receive a museum t-shirt.  Call Linda Merkel, 610-432-4200, [email protected].

ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem needs volunteers for Step Outdoors from 9:45am-5pm on Saturday, June 3rd and 9:45am-4pm on Sunday, June 4th at Levitt Lawn, Town Square, inside the ArtsQuest Center.  Some ways to help are assist patrons with waiver signups for BB Gun and Archery; keep track of cinema capacity limits; keep grounds clean; arts/craft assistant; or direct patrons toward programming and amenities.  Cal Coryna Barberis, 610-332-1360 with questions.  To sign up, visit the Volunteer Opportunities page at https://app.betterimpact.com/Login/Volunteer?returnUrl=%2FVolunteer%2FSchedule%2FOpportunities

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOME, Allentown needs volunteers for their Car Show from 5-8:30 pm on Tuesday, June 6th (rain date 6/7).  Assist residents around parking lot to view cars and enjoy some refreshments.  This event gives residents an opportunity to get outside and remember the ”good old days” by checking out classic and custom cars, while listening to the “Oldies.”  Volunteers are also needed to assist with food.  Call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, [email protected].

LEHIGH COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, Allentown is looking for volunteers (18+ years) to walk dogs (small to large) in the morning starting at 8am till 10am.  Stop by LCHS, 640 Dixon St. to fill out a volunteer form.  Training dates/times are Wednesdays at 12pm and Fridays at 11am.  Call Lisa Hope, 610-797-1205, [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 Tuesday, 6/6 @10:30am, Thursday, 6/15 @10:30am, and Tuesday, 6/20 @1:30pm.  Call Dawn Stillwagen, 610-398-2563, [email protected]

PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY THERAPY DOGS, INC., Kutztown needs volunteers with therapy dogs to visit residents of Lehigh Valley nursing homes and to help children develop reading skills by having children read to therapy dogs.  Therapy dog teams must be registered PoYC tested teams.    Call Helene Skopek-Krygier, 570-814-6078, [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 MIRACLE LEAGUE OF LEHIGH VALLEY, Schnecksville needs volunteers (12+ years) to help children and adults with special needs play baseball during the spring season now through 6/18.  Volunteers are assigned to a player as a “Baseball Angel” to help players bat, run or walk, and catch.  Volunteers are also needed to be announcers for games.  Register at www.miracleleaguelv.org/volunteers/ or call Andy Squire, 610-984-5142, [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.