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THIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOME, Allentown/Fountain Hill is looking for a volunteer to work in our small gift shop. Duties include waiting on customers, assisting residents with purchases, running the register, and keeping stock filled. Cash register experience is helpful; training will be given. Call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, [email protected].

CENTER FOR CAREER PATHWAYS & LITERACY AT LCCC, Allentown – We have opportunities for volunteer tutors for our GED and ESL programs. Anyone who can tutor in math, language arts, and/or social studies is welcome. Must be able to tutor at least 3 hours a week and have a Bachelor’s degree in any subject. Times and days are flexible and based on your schedule. Tutor orientations will be held Tues. July 14 at 6pm and Wed. July 15 at 1pm. Call Allison Ludlow, 610-799-1216, [email protected].

FEED THE CHILDREN, Bethlehem is seeking a reliable, friendly volunteer (16+ years) to serve as a receptionist and assistant. This volunteer will be responsible for welcoming volunteers to our facility, escorting them to production areas, and assisting Volunteer Supervisor with miscellaneous tasks. Shifts are 9am-12noon Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Fri. On-the-job training available as needed. Call Kristen Mills, 610-419-9356 x4503, [email protected].

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 protected].

LEHIGH COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Allentown needs a soccer coach and assistant soccer coach Sundays during August & September at the Air Products Fields in Trexlertown. Must also be available for state and local events. Certification date unknown at present. Call Harry Schwartz, 814-574-4924, [email protected].

LEHIGH VALLEY ACTIVE LIFE, Allentown needs volunteers (18+ years) to teach computer classes, especially iPod/iPad on an ongoing basis and also to help in the open computer lab on Wed. from 1-4pm. Computer classes are ongoing during day or evening hours. Call Diane Nolan, 610-437-3700, [email protected].

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK MARATHON FOR VIA needs volunteers (12+ years) for race day on Sun. Sept. 13 between 6am-1:30pm. Shift times vary depending on location. Volunteers are needed to be course marshals, staff water stations, or distribute food to the runners at the finish line for this marathon that takes place through the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton.   Call Karen DeLuca, 484-239-4030, [email protected].

PHOEBE NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER, Allentown – Every summer we have picnics for our residents. We need assistance with setting up, getting residents outdoors, serving food, and helping to clean up. This is a great opportunity for groups or families. Must register with the volunteer office 2 weeks prior to date of picnic. Call Donna Henry, 610-794-5362, [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.

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 protected] Visit our website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities.