VCLV LogoTHIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Greater Lehigh Valley needs volunteers (age 21+) to step up to the “wheel” and drive cancer patients to scheduled treatments. “Road to Recovery” drivers must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a reliable vehicle and proof of insurance, complete a background check and driver check, and attend a brief orientation.  Call Jennifer Washney, 570-562-9749 x320, [email protected].

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOME, Allentown needs helpers for cooking/baking activity with residents on Mondays or Fridays from 10-11am or on Tuesdays 1:15-2:15pm.  In-house Beauty Shop transporters needed Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons 1-4pm.   Dedicated Gift Shop volunteers (18+ years) with cash register experience needed for Gift Shop Thursdays and Saturdays 12:30-3:30pm.  Bazaar volunteers needed at Allentown 11/11/16 and Fountain Hill 11/18/16 from 9am-3:30pm.  Criminal History Clearance required and paid by Cedarbrook.  Call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, [email protected].

EPISCOPAL HOUSE OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, INC., Allentown asks you to consider becoming a member of their Board of Directors to help create a healthy and safe environment in which low income senior citizens can live independently with dignity.  Expertise as an architect, facilities manager, or property rental experience would be beneficial, but not required.  Call Pat Gorman, 610-821-0311, [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.

TABOR SERVICES, INC., Bethlehem & Allentown invites you to become a Mentor to children who have very few adult connections and would be happy to “just have someone to talk to.”  Tabor Mentors create a safe and enjoyable experience with their mentee 2 hours a week by engaging in activities like going for walks, fishing, playing basketball, etc.  Enjoy all the fun fall offers with a mentee by calling Nykea Alvarez-Macey, 610-739-0524, [email protected]

THE SALVATION ARMY CHILDRENS SERVICES, Allentown is seeking energetic individuals for their Foster Care & Adoption Services Committee.  Must attend monthly meetings and work with a group to plan and organize community events.  Assist with marketing, budgeting, and event operations.  Much of the work can be done on your own time.  Call Ashton Rosenberger, 610-821-7706, [email protected].

AMERICA ON WHEELS, Allentown is seeking friendly volunteers to help at the Admissions Desk/Museum Store.  Register training is available.  Shift times are usually 10am-1pm or 1-4pm.  Feel free to pick one day per week or one day per month.  Call Liz Hahn, 610-432-4200 x10, [email protected].

AMERICAN RED CROSS, Allentown is hosting a volunteer information session at 6pm on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at their site at 3939 Broadway, Allentown.  Learn about The Red Cross mission and how you can get involved.  Many volunteer opportunities are available in Disaster Services, Community Disaster Education, Financial Development, Logistics and Volunteer Services.  Call 484-403-4718 or email [email protected] to register.

COMMUNITY BIKE WORKS, Allentown is opening a second bike shop on the East side in the Mosser Village Family Center.  They need volunteers to empty 2 storage rooms, sweep, mop, vacuum, and wash walls.  Time frames are 10am-8pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-5pm on Friday.  Email Dave Przekurat, [email protected].

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES needs volunteers for its Annual Turkey Trot 5kRun, a competitive and fun walk, on Sat., Nov. 26.  Volunteers are needed Fri., Nov. 25 and Sat., Nov. 26 to help with registration, be a race marshal, hand out pre-race refreshments, t-shirt handout, and many more tasks.  Call Tavia Minnich, 610-882-0450 x20, [email protected].

HOLIDAY HOPE CHESTS needs volunteers to donate shoeboxes filled with age appropriate items for Lehigh Valley’s less fortunate children.  This a great project for large or small groups, clubs, classes, families, and individuals coordinated by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley.  To participate, go to www.volunteerlv.org and fill out a Holiday Hope Chest Donation Registration form.   Filled shoeboxes may be dropped off at 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem from 10-6pm Tues.11/29, Wed. 11/30, Thurs., 12/1; or Fri. 12/2 from 10am-3pm ONLY.

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown is looking for volunteers (18+ years) to distribute meals to homebound individuals as a substitute volunteer.  No need to commit to a regular schedule.  Teams of 2 deliver on 33 routes throughout Lehigh County.  Drive a route or ride along as a visitor.  Bring a friend and form a team or let us provide a partner for you.   Delivery times are between 11am and 1pm Monday through Friday.  Next training scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 10:30am and Thursday, 10/27 at 1:30pm.  Call Dawn Stillwagen, 610-398-2563, [email protected].

MORAVIAN HALL SQUARE, Nazareth needs volunteers for their Good Spirits General Store/Gift Shop.  Must commit to at least one 2 or 3 hour shift per week.  Times needed are 2-4:30pm Monday, 10:45am-2pm or 2-4:30pm most Tuesdays, 10:45am-2pm Thursday, some Saturdays are available 10:45am-3pm.  Training provided after application and background check.  Call Laurie Brunstetter, 610-746-1334, [email protected].

PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY THERAPY DOGS, INC., Kutztown has several volunteer opportunities available.  Therapy dogs are needed to visit residents of Kutztown Manor from 7-8pm every 2nd Monday of the month.  At the Brandywine Library, children read to therapy dogs to develop their love for reading.   Therapy dogs visit residents of Cedarbrook Nursing Home every 2nd Wednesday of the month starting at 7pm.  Therapy dog teams must be registered  PoYC tested teams.    Call Helene Skopek-Krygier, 570-814-6078, [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.

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.