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THIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

DAVINCI SCIENCE CENTER, Allentown is looking for Exhibit Floor Volunteers.  Volunteers will be running science demonstrations at Inquiry Island, facilitating marine tank activities, and assisting on the exhibit floor.  Volunteers should enjoy working with people and have an interest in learning how to engage groups and families in science experiments.  Volunteers are also needed for Summer Camp from June 20-August 26.  Contact Jon Amaya, 484-664-1002,  [email protected].

EQUI-LIBRIUM, INC., Nazareth needs volunteers to assist with summer camp for children and adults with and without disabilities.  Campers do horse related activities and ride horses.  Camp weeks run June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29, and August 15-19, Monday through Friday 9am till 12 noon.  Training is June 11 from 12:30-3:30pm at the farm.  Call Yvonne Darlington, 610-365-2266, [email protected].

GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth is taking applications for their summer youth program.  High school students (14+ years or entering the 9th grade) volunteer Mon-Fri. 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 has several volunteer opportunities available.  Day-to-day volunteering can include (but not limited to) Visitor Center, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and Burnside Plantation (site clean-up, greeter, docent/tour guide, administrative support).  Help is needed for Blueberry Festival both Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17 from 10am-7pm.  Call Michelle Stern, 610-691-6055 x14, [email protected].

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville is recruiting volunteers to be Docents and Zoo Teens.  Docents (18+ years) share information about animals and are assigned to an interactive exhibit.  A minimum of 24 hours per month must be completed.  Zoo Teens (14+ years, 13 with adult) enthusiastically engage and educate a diverse multi-generational audience with facts about wildlife species, conservation, and environmental issues.  Several hours of training are required.  Call Timmi Fiske, 610-799-4171 x248, [email protected].

MAYFAIR, INC, Allentown needs volunteers to ensure the success of the 2016 Mayfair Festival in the Events Center at The Allentown Fairgrounds, Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30.  Work 2 shifts and receive a commemorative pin, a t-shirt, $5 Festival Food Tickets per shift, and a ticket for free entry so you can come back and enjoy the rest of the Festival.  Set up help is needed 5/24, 5/25, and 5/26 and tear down 5/31, and 6/1.  Sign up at www.mayfairfestival.org or [email protected].

SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem is looking for volunteer drivers (18+ years) to safely transport people who are elderly and/or disabled to and from doctor appointments and with grocery shopping in the Lehigh Valley.  Volunteers are also needed to help others who can’t get out on their own through visitation, socializing, and taking them out of their home environment.  All volunteers are asked to attend a 2 hour orientation/training.  Call Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177, [email protected].

SIXTH STREET SHELTER, Allentown needs volunteers to coordinate drives within their places of business and social organizations for non-perishable food items, household items (bedding, hygiene items, etc.), and cleaning supplies.  Contact Jonathan Copeland, 610-435-1490, [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.