VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem is recruiting volunteers for Musikfest 2016.  The festival runs from 8/5-8/14.  Opportunities are available as ticket sellers, soda and alcohol beverage service, EcoSquad, stage hands, Street Team, and many more!  We ask volunteers to do at least 2-3 shifts totaling 18 hours.  Visit our website www.musikfest.org/support/volunteer or email the Volunteer Team at [email protected].

DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR, INC., Easton is looking for trail tenders and trail patrol volunteers.  Trail Tenders perform clean-ups, brush and branch removal, and other trail activities.  Trail Patrol volunteers patrol the trail on bicycles in all five counties, answer visitors’ questions and tend to their needs, and look for fallen trees, erosion, and other trail maintenance issues.  Call Lauren Golden, 610-932-3548 x227, [email protected].

GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth needs Evening Hospitality Volunteers to greet and orient new residents by welcoming them to the facility, showing them locations of interest and answering any questions they have.  Also to assist in following up with residents to ensure that they are comfortable.  Time frame is between 4pm and 7pm.  Orientation and background check required.  Call Michael Colon, 610-746-5248, [email protected].

HOLY FAMILY MANOR, Bethlehem has several opportunities for youth volunteers.  Be a companion to a resident by visiting, going outdoors, playing a game.  Help seniors learn new things such as computers, iPad, Wii games, make music lists, etc.  Help residents fill bird baths and bird feeders.  Help with minor clerical tasks.  Volunteers must attend a training session.  Call Rose Lance, 610-865-5595 x522, [email protected].

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown needs volunteers (18+ years) to do grocery shopping for homebound seniors and adults with disabilities.  Choose the area of Lehigh County that works best for you.  Flexible scheduling based on client’s needs (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly).  A 40 minute orientation is required.  Choose from these upcoming dates:  Tues. 7/12 @10:30am, Fri. 7/22 @1pm or call/email to schedule a one-on-one that fits your schedule.  Call Lindsay Fly, 610-841-7132, [email protected].

PINEBROOK FAMILY ANSWERS, Allentown – Compeer of the Lehigh Valley needs adult volunteers to match in one-on-one friendships with adults in mental health recovery.  Volunteers are trained and then matched with same-gender Compeer members.  Matches and training are based on each volunteer’s availability.  Call Vicky Conte, 610-774-1450, [email protected].

PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY THERAPY DOGS, INC., Kutztown needs “Therapy Dogs” to visit nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and other facilities throughout the Lehigh Valley.  Therapy dogs must have obedience training and obey basic commands, even when excited.  Dogs should be sociable, love meeting new people, get along well with other dogs, be gentle and polite, and under owner’s control at all times.  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.

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.