THIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY
AMERICA ON WHEELS, Allentown will soon embark on new Educational programs and Camp Programs for ages 6-12. Programs include hands-on learning activities about car parts/engines, Magic Seat Belt Tour, designing steering wheels to develop CarTunes, arts & crafts, and more. Training is easy and fun. If you have a passion for education and/or enjoy working with children, call Linda Merkel, 610-432-4200×11, firstname.lastname@example.org.
EASTON AREA COMMUNITY CENTER needs volunteers (14+ years) to assist staff with various youth activities, homework help, arts and crafts, mentoring, recreational/gym time, gardening, serve snacks and dinner, and assist with Summer Day Camp. Adult volunteers (18+ years) must have current PA Child Abuse History Clearance and Criminal Background Check. Call Sahr Mbriwa, 610-253-8271, Saints1@ptd.net.
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.
LEHIGH VALLEY SCORE, LCCC, Schnecksville is seeking experienced business people to provide free business counseling and advice in all areas of business management (i.e. business plans, managing cash flow, marketing, etc. ). Volunteer as a face-to-face counselor, do workshops, on-line counselor, or for administration functions. Training provided. Call Tracy Damiani, 610-266-3000, email@example.com.
MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown needs volunteers (18+ years) to do grocery shopping for homebound seniors and adults with disabilities in an 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. Orientation scheduled for Wednesday 10/26@6:30pm, Friday 10/28@1pm, or call/email to schedule a one-on-one that fits your schedule. Call Lindsay Fly, 610-841-7132, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PINEBROOK-COMPEER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY needs volunteers for one-on-one friendship matches. Compeer matches volunteers from the community with members who are in stable, mental health recovery. Volunteers spend time with the member doing things like talking over a cup of coffee, taking a walk, going to a free concert, and many more. Hours are flexible and available in both Northampton and Lehigh Counties. Call 610-774-1450 or email email@example.com.
SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Allentown is seeking volunteers for their busy volunteer department. Tasks include delivering flowers and mail to patients and assisting patients and staff. This is a great way to contribute while making new friends. Training is provided; all shifts available. Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIXTH STREET SHELTER, Allentown is looking for volunteers (16+ years) to help with organizing food pantry/basement and help clean apartments. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am-2pm. Call Jonathan Copeland, 610-435-1490, email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities.
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