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THIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOMES-Allentown & Fountain Hill is looking for people who can play board games, teach residents to crochet, or visit with our residents to brighten their days. We have residents who would enjoy someone to talk with and keep them company. Make a difference in their life; come share some of your time with them. Call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, [email protected].

COMMUNITY BIKE WORKS, Allentown needs “Earn-a-Bike” instructors for children ages 9-17. Volunteers will mentor and assist children in repairing bicycles. Commitment is one weeknight 6-8pm for 12 weeks. No experience necessary. Training provided. Call James Williams, 610-434-1140, [email protected].

EPISCOPAL HOUSE OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown needs a volunteer to help get social media platforms started. We are looking for someone to set up a company Facebook page and some crowdfunding site, and produce a short video for those sites. Helping to maintain the site with posts and updates would be ideal. Should be knowledgeable about social media platforms. Call Miki Weaver, 610-821-0311, [email protected].

HISPANIC CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem needs someone with a large vehicle to pick up food for our food pantry once a week on Fridays. Not only will you be helping us, you will be helping hundreds of families each month put food on their tables. Call Bennie Khamneh, 610-868-7800 x225, [email protected].

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown is looking for volunteers (18+ years) to do grocery shopping for seniors who are homebound and adults with disabilities who can cook, but can’t get to the store themselves. Choose what area of Lehigh County works best for you. Flexible scheduling based on client’s needs for grocery shopping (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly). Background checks at our expense. Orientations – Fri. 3/27 at 10:30am, Wed. 4/1 at 1pm, and Fri. 4/24 at 10:30am. Call Lindsay Fly, 610-841-7132, [email protected].

PEDIATRIC CANCER FOUNDATION OF THE LV., INC, Bethlehem has many volunteer opportunities and shifts available for their 6th Annual Run/Walk to Live to Spread the Gold on Sat. March 28th at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay from 6am-1pm. Funds raised ensure the continuation of free programs that enable us to provide for children with cancer and their families. Call Lisa Kappes, 610-297-7292, [email protected].

PROJECT BLUEPRINT – the Volunteer Center is seeking racial ethnic volunteers for its diversity volunteer leadership program that develops and trains volunteers to serve on boards and committees of local non-profit agencies.   Six sessions scheduled for Tuesdays 5:30-8:30pm from April 14 through May 12th and June 2.  Application deadline is April 1st.  Applications and information available on our website www.volunteerlv.org.

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Allentown needs dependable volunteers who enjoy delivering exceptional customer service! Duties include welcoming patients and registering them for services. Flexible shifts Monday through Friday. Training provided. Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413, [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.