VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

AMERICA ON WHEELS, Allentown is seeking friendly volunteers to help at the Admissions Desk/Museum Store.  Cash register training is available.  Shift times are usually 10am-1pm or 1-4pm.  Feel free to pick one day per week or one day per month.  Call Liz Hahn, 610-432-4200 x10, [email protected].

DAVINCI SCIENCE CENTER, Allentown is looking for enthusiastic volunteers (15+ years) to help bring science to life on their exhibit floor and assist with their public programs.  They are now accepting Volunteer Applications to start in Spring 2017; application deadline is 1/27/17.  Must be available for group interview on Wed. 2/1 and orientation Wed. 2/8.  Must be willing to serve at least 4 consecutive hours when scheduled.  PA Child Abuse Record & Criminal Record Background checks required.  Call Joan Amayo, 484-664-1002, [email protected].

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY LV RESTORE, Whitehall – Come to ReMix latex paint and create new recolor latex paint for sale at the ReStore.  Assist with sorting colors, opening paint cans, mixing paint, dispensing the new paint, and labeling new cans.  Shifts are 10am-2pm or 2pm-5pm on Thursdays and Fridays.  Call Camille Urbano, 610-776-7737, [email protected].

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown is looking for volunteers (18+ years) to distribute meals to homebound individuals as a substitute volunteer.  No need to commit to a regular schedule.  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.   Delivery times are between 11am and 1pm Monday – Friday.  Next trainings scheduled for 1:30pm Tuesday 1/10, 10:30am Thursday, 1/19, or 10:30am Wednesday, 1/25.  Call Dawn Stillwagen, 610-398-2563, [email protected].

MILLER-KEYSTONE BLOOD CENTER, Bethlehem is looking for Canteen Attendants on Saturday from 10am-1pm at their Allentown site.  Volunteers are also needed for their bloodmobiles.  Canteen attendants monitor blood donors after their donations, serve drinks/snacks to our donors, and ensure donors are feeling well before leaving the site.  Volunteers with flexible availability are also needed.    Call Janice Brown, 610-691-5850, [email protected].

MORAVIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Bethlehem is seeking volunteer help to index historic church registers in an online database. Must volunteer on-site and have some experience with a computer.  Church registers that date back to the 1700s and later will be used.  This database will include baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, ordinations, and removals.  Help us preserve history one name at a time!  Call William Christman, 610-759-5070, [email protected].

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Allentown is seeking volunteers for their busy volunteer department.  Tasks include delivering flowers and mail to patients and assisting patients and staff.  This is a great way to contribute while making new friends.  Training is provided; all shifts available.  Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413, [email protected].

TEACH RWANDA, Easton is looking for a volunteer Treasurer who knows QuickBooks to help them manage their finances, plan a small budget, and track donations.   Experience with another currency is helpful.  They meet once a month in the Lehigh Valley to celebrate their successes and address their challenges.  Join their team and make a real and lasting difference in the world!  Call Janet Brown, 484-542-7442, [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.