VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

LEHIGH COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Allentown needs volunteer skiers for the ski program held at Blue Mountain Resort on Wednesday mornings.  Volunteers are also needed for the positions of Asst. County Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, and Fundraising Coordinator.  Call Patty Feninez, 484-274-8544, [email protected].

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville needs volunteers for their Winter Lights Spectacular from 5:30-10pm every Wednesday through Sunday, except Christmas, and Christmas Eve through January 1st.  Help is particularly needed Dec. 28 through Jan. 1.  Volunteers are needed at snack stands, parking, fire pit attendants and more!  Each time you volunteer, you get a free general admission ticket to use or give to family/friends.  Call Julia Bieski, 610-799-4171 x248, [email protected].

MEALS ON WHEELS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Bethlehem is seeking meal delivery volunteers (18+years).  Volunteer daily or as little as twice each month, according to your availability.  Volunteers must possess a valid driver’s license and have car insurance.  Application process includes criminal background check, orientation, and on-the-road training.  Call Keri Young, 610-691-1030 x20, [email protected].

MORAVIAN HALL SQUARE, Nazareth needs library volunteers for modernizing their library.  Choose to volunteer for the day or for either shift of 9am-noon or 1-4pm.  Duties include scanning books, re-shelving, and bar coding.  Trailing will be provided.  Must be able to stand and reach.  Call Laurie Brunstetter, 610-746-1334, [email protected].

PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY THERAPY DOGS, INC., Kutztown needs volunteers with therapy dogs to visit residents of Kutztown Manor from 7-8pm every 2nd Monday of the month.  Help children develop reading skills at the Brandywine Library by having children read to therapy dogs.  Therapy dogs needed to visit residents of Cedarbrook Nursing Home every 2nd Wednesday of the month starting at 7pm.  Therapy dog teams must be registered PoYC tested teams.    Call Helene Skopek-Krygier, 570-814-6078, [email protected].

LUKE’S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK, Bethlehem needs volunteers to help support patients, family, and staff by volunteering in the Gift Shop, Volunteer Escort Service, 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, helps patients or visitors find their way, transport items throughout the hospital, and much more! Contact 484-526-4600 or visit website www.slhn.org/volunteerNOW.

TABOR SERVICES, INC., Bethlehem & Allentown needs volunteers to become mentors.  Take advantage of the holiday season and spread your cheer to a local child.  There are so many things to do like cookie baking, decorating, seeing light shows!  In just two hours a week, you can show a child what a joy the community can be during the holidays.  Call Kea at 610-739-0524, [email protected].

THE PERFECT FIT, Allentown is looking for fashion-savvy volunteers to help low-income women choose appropriate and professional outfits.  Should love working with people; have patience, enthusiasm, and a love of fashion and how it can positively impact and empower women.  Other duties include sorting, tagging clothing donations, and keeping boutique organized and appealing.  Light lifting required, must be able to stand for approx. 3 hours, and be knowledgeable about current style and business casual clothing trends.  Call Heidi Lennick, 610-871-5060, [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.