VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN, INC., Allentown needs volunteers to help wrap gifts at gift wrap booths at the Lehigh Valley Mall or at Sands Outlets in Bethlehem now through 12/24.  Make this a fun event with your family, friends, and co-workers.  Spread Holiday Cheer while you wrap presents to raise funds to keep the Magic going at Camelot.  Sign up for the shift you want at http://www.camelotforchildren.org/.

EQUI-LIBRIUM, INC., Nazareth, a therapeutic riding facility, needs volunteers for their all-inclusive Winter Equestrian Camp.   They need horse leaders and side helpers to help riders in their riding lessons and activity helpers for horse-related activities from 9am-noon December 27-30.  Call Yvonne Darlington, 610-365-2266, [email protected].

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES needs volunteers (16+ years) to watch the galleries and trees for the protection of their collections, antiques, and decorations.  Some are sit down positions.  Volunteers needed as gallery watchers or guides for Luckenbach Mill from 11am-5pm on 12/15 & 16 and 12/22-24; Single Sisters House from 11am-5pm Thursday-Sunday; Goundie House from 4-7pm Monday-Sunday.  Call Tavia Minnich, 610-882-0450 x20, [email protected].

LEHIGH VALLEY SCORE, LCCC, Schnecksville is seeking 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].

PHOEBE ALLENTOWN HEALTH CARE CENTER needs volunteers (13+ years) to help the staff, families, and volunteers host Christmas parties for their 450 residents.  Many opportunities are available to assist with set up for parties, clean up, one-to-one with residents, hand out Christmas gifts, and assist with residents.  Parties run 12/19 through 12/23; call/email for specific dates and times.  Call Donna Henry, 610-794-5362, [email protected].

THE SALVATION ARMY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY needs volunteers (21+ years) in their Allentown and Easton Salvation Army locations to help pack and distribute toys for needy kids from 9am- 3pm on Monday – Wednesday, Dec. 12-14.  Call Deidre Govan, 610-432-0128, [email protected].

THIRD STREET ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN, INC., Easton needs volunteers (18+ years) for their Learning Center, a childcare program.  Volunteer needed to assist small kitchen staff by delivering food to classrooms, collecting dishes, and cleaning the kitchen.  Cooking opportunity available for right person.  Classroom assistants are also needed to help with art projects, walks, activities, free play time, etc.  PA Criminal Background Check & Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Background Check, as well as current physical and TB test are required.  Call Wendy Hughes, 610-258-6271, [email protected].

WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE, Bethlehem needs volunteers at their 9th Annual Christmas Party at Broughal Middle School on Fri. 12/16 for set-up, and Saturday, 12/17 for party help.  Tasks include registering families at the door, checking families in at an activity, and assisting with food line, gifts, etc.  Email Dr. Enid Jackson, [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.