VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

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].

COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, INC., Allentown needs general office assistant volunteers to help with occasional bulk mailings, filing, and shredding tasks.  Call Stacy Perlaki, 610-437-6000 x2113, [email protected].

EQUI-LIBRIUM, INC., Nazareth needs volunteers (14+ years) to help with their Horse Summer Camps.  Equi-librium enables people with disabilities to ride horses and do horse related activities.  Side Helpers   needed to walk next to the rider during riding lessons, as well as horse leaders and activity helpers.   Camps run from 8:30am-12:30pm on June 19-23, July 10-14, July 24-28, and Aug. 14-18.  Call Yvonne Darlington, 610-365-2266, [email protected].

HOLY FAMILY MANOR, Bethlehem needs volunteers to escort residents to appointments in the facility.  Opportunities are from 8:30am-3:30pm Monday to Friday.  Activity helpers needed to assist with games, crafts, decorating, and special events on weekdays, evenings, and weekends.  Clerical assistance needed to print and make copies, assemble packets, and file.  Call Rose Lance, 610-865-5595 x522, [email protected].

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville needs volunteers who are carpenters or familiar with wood working to help put 75 new exhibit signs into wooden frames ranging in size from 1’ x 1’ to 4’ x 4’.  Call Julia Bieski, 610-799-4171, [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].

SIXTH STREET SHELTER, Allentown needs volunteers (18+ years) to help unload delivery truck and organize items for food pantry from 9-11am on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Volunteers to help distribute food are needed 12:30-3pm on Tuesdays; bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus.  Call Jonathan Copeland, 610-435-1490, [email protected].

TEACH RWANDA, Easton needs a volunteer to serve as their Technology Coordinator.   This person will be responsible for finding recycled and/or donated laptops and printers for Rwandan teachers; also will manage software updates for their staff and volunteers in USA and Rwanda.  Call Christina Pagan, 484-452-7442, [email protected].

THE SALVATION ARMY CHILDREN’S SERVICES, Allentown is looking for volunteers to help with their 6thAnnual Rock N Run 4Kids 10k, 5k, and Kids Fun Run at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday, May 13th from 7:30am-11:30am.  Positions include course marshals, cheer zones, photography, face painting, musicians, dance teams, registration assistants, hospitality helpers, and much more!  No training or special requirements.  It’s a great family event! Call Angie, 610-821-7706, [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.