BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS needs volunteers to be Soccer Coaches for weekly practices 3-5:30pm on Sundays from August until November.  Gymnastics Coaches are needed for weekly practices at 7:30-8:30pm on Thursdays from January through June.  Basketball Coaches are also needed for weekly practice sessions at 6-8pm on Mondays from January through June.  Call Dana Lindsey, 267-221-7740,

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOME, Allentown is looking for volunteers (18+ years) to assist their residents with knitting and/or crocheting.   Residents love making hats, scarves, and small lap blankets.  Their “Needles & Hooks” group meets one morning a week on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30am and their residents could use a little help.  Call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684,

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,

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,

LEHIGH VALLEY ACADEMY REGIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL, Bethlehem is seeking candidates to serve a 1-3 year term in a volunteer capacity on their Board of Trustees.  Board membership requires a minimum commitment of attendance at a monthly evening board meeting and a monthly committee meeting.  Board of Trustees meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Submit a resume and a letter of interest to Ms. Koons/BDC, LVA, 1560 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, PA  18017 or email

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield needs volunteers for upkeep of the ranch and its large, small, and exotic animals.  Animal care involves cleaning pens, feeding, exercising and providing general care of animals, etc.  Grounds Maintenance volunteers do small repairs to pens, grounds clean up, and care for trees/shrubs, etc.  Camp counselors (18+ years) are also needed for July and August Summer Ranch Camp.  Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122,

THE SALVATION ARMY CHILDREN’S SERVICES, Allentown is looking for volunteers to help sort donated clothing and school supplies from 8:30am-12:30pm on Wednesdays from July 13-August 10th.  Call Ashton Rosenberger, 610-821-7706,

VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is recruiting youth for their goLEAD Leadership Program which will take place from 9am-3pm on Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15.  This program helps participants develop critical leadership skills while planning a capstone service project.  Applications may be found on and must be submitted by June 20.  Call 610-807-0336,

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: Visit our website for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities.