THIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY
BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS is looking for someone to organize and help create our monthly newsletter that goes out to all athletes and volunteers. Specific experience is not necessary as long as you are well-organized, dependable, have good written skills, and are a quick learner of programs. Contact Dana Lindsey, 267-221-7740, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown needs volunteers to help with registration, packet pick-up, finish line, race course, and Country Fair at the Corner Store Run at Lehigh University on August 22. Three shifts available from 6:30am-10:30am, 7:30am-11:30am, or 6:30am-11:30am. Volunteers under 18 years must have parent sign online waiver; less than 12 years must have adult with them at all times. Register online at http://www.cornerstorerun.com/volunteer. Call 610-391-1827.
CEDARBROOK NURSING HOME, Allentown will be having a Car Show in our parking lot for our residents. Volunteers (age 16+) are needed to escort/push residents in wheelchairs to/from the Car Show. Wheelchair and escort training will be given at the event to be held Wed. July 29, 5:30-8:30pm with a rain date of Thurs. July 30. Please help our residents enjoy this Car Show! Call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, email@example.com.
DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR, Easton needs volunteers to become guides and volunteers to work as gift shop attendants at the National Canal Museum in Hugh Moore Park, Easton, for the upcoming visitor season. The museum is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday. Call Dennis Scholl, 610-923-3548 x225, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES – Join us as a volunteer (14+ years) for the “sweetest” festival, our Annual Blueberry Festival! Many opportunities available (e.g. parking & entrance attendants, volunteer & entertainers check-in, beverage & food, family tours & activities, and runners). Help is needed Sat. 7/18 and Sun. 7/19 for shifts 9:30am-1pm, 12:30-4pm, and 3:30-7:30pm. Call Melanie Depcinski, 610-882-0450 x13, email@example.com.
LEHIGH VALLEY ACTIVE LIFE, Allentown is looking for a volunteer to do some landscaping work – trim hedges, plant flowers, pull weeds around our facility and make it beautiful and inviting to senior citizens. Must be able to do moderate lifting and bending. Call Rick Daugherty, 610-437-3700, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTHEAST MINISTRY, Bethlehem has several volunteer opportunities: Pick up food donations from local businesses and deliver them to our food bank: Food assistants to stock shelves, bag food items, move products between storage and distribution rooms, etc. ; Delivery assistants to help unload delivery trucks, open boxes, and breakdown boxes, etc. Call Paula Johnson, 610-691-3355, email@example.com.
PHOEBE HOME NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER, Allentown – Come and join us for a fun-filled family evening at our Annual Peach Festival on Wednesday, August 12th. Volunteer opportunities are available between 2pm-9pm for families and groups to help our residents get outdoors to enjoy the fun, games, and music of the Allentown Band. We need assistance with set-up, clean-up, assisting residents, help with games, and serving food. Must register with Volunteer Office before 8/7. Call Donna Henry, 610-794-5362, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
As an example of the impact the Volunteer Center has on the community, in 2012, they recruited, matched, recognized and trained 17,000 volunteers. Of those, 5,000 were youth volunteers. These volunteers saved Lehigh Valley agencies and the community more than $47.5 million. The Volunteer Center collaborates with more than 50 area corporations and 450 Lehigh Valley agencies to create educational and human service partnerships to enhance and enrich the Lehigh Valley community.
Contact the Volunteer Center to receive a brochure listing agencies in need of volunteers at 610-807-0336 or e-mail: email@example.com. Visit our website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities.