VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown is looking for an Events Partner to coordinate events and be the single point of contact for all event requests within the chapter.  This volunteer will gather information for requests, obtain approval, train and schedule volunteers, maintain records and schedule of events, track inventory of supplies and help develop new materials and activities for community events.  For more information, call Susan Kalkhuis-Beam, 484-403-4718, [email protected].

CENTER FOR VISION LOSS, Allentown is looking for volunteers to be “Annie’s Angels” to do home visits, read mail, and provide companionship.  Volunteers to drive customers to doctor appointments, shopping, or center activities are also needed.  Hours are flexible and are determined by need.  Training will be provided.  Call Rita Lang, 610-433-6018, [email protected].

FOUNTAIN HILL CEMETERY needs volunteers (16+ years) for weeding, trimming of shrubs and weed-whacking in the Green Meadow Natural Burial Ground. Other outdoor projects available include marking of graves and other small projects. Get healthy exercise! Join us whenever you are available. Contact Ed Vogrins, 610-868-4840, [email protected].

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY LV RESTORE, Whitehall is looking for “Mixologists” to come and ReMix latex paint to create new recolor latex paint product for sale at the ReStore.  Volunteers will 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].

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES – Join us as a volunteer (14+ years) for the Annual Blueberry Festival on Saturday, 7/16 and Sunday, 7/17.  Festival tasks include event set up, food tents, parking attendants, colonial game activities, administration, clean up, and other event-specific needs.  Call Michelle Stern, 610-691-6055 x14, [email protected].

KIDSPEACE, Orefield needs volunteers (age 13+) to help at their Annual KidsPeace Soccer Invitational on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21.  Help with traffic control, concession stands, field-marshaling and raffle.  Volunteers receive a free t-shirt and meal vouchers.  Call Gina Stano, 610-799-8071, [email protected].

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Nazareth – Are you available 7am-2:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or 7am-12pm Friday?  If so, Second Harvest needs volunteers to help sort donations so items can be distributed to those in need.  Training will be given upon arrival for first shift.  Call Maria Arcelay, 484-287-4015, [email protected].

TABOR SERVICES, INC., Bethlehem & Allentown invites you to become a Mentor to children who have very few adult connections and would be happy to “just have someone to talk to.”  Tabor Mentors create a safe and enjoyable experience with their mentee 2 hours a week by engaging in activities like going for walks; swimming, fishing, play basketball, etc.  Enjoy all the fun summer offers with a mentee by calling Nykea Alvarez-Macey, 610-739-0524, [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.