VCLV LogoTHIS 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, [email protected].

DAVINCI SCIENCE CENTER, Allentown needs skilled volunteer assistance from anyone who has average to excellent carpentry skills for construction of “Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular” Halloween set.  They are willing to work with anyone’s time availability, but would prefer volunteer support during daytimes Monday to Saturday.  Call Joan Amaya, 484-664-1002, [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].

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, Sept. 27 at 10:30am.  Call Dawn Stillwagen, 610-398-2563, [email protected].

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Easton is looking for a volunteer Library/Archives Coordinator.  Primary duty to oversee daily operations of the library to provide efficient, effective, and integrated services.  Other duties are orientation of new volunteers, monitor development and preservation of library/archives, maintain library files, compile data about library activities, assist patrons, and work on projects.  Library is open Wednesday through Friday.  Call Ken Wildrick, 610-252-8080, [email protected].

PINEBROOK-COMPEER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY needs volunteers to make friends and change lives.   Compeer mentors are volunteers matched with adults in recovery who are living with mental illness.  Compeer Corps mentors are veterans matched with other veterans in need of emotional support.  Volunteer hours are flexible.  Call 610-774-1450 or email [email protected].

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Nazareth has volunteer opportunities for people to help their staff when agencies pick up groceries and non-grocery items, shop, and load their vehicles.  Must be able to lift 25 lbs.  Volunteers are needed “Free Friday,” every Friday from 12:30-2:30pm.   Call to schedule the Friday you wish to help.  Call Maria Arcelay, 484-287-4015, [email protected].

TEACH RWANDA, Easton provides high-quality, culturally relevant children’s books to schools in Rwanda where books are rare and precious resources.    If you love beautiful children’s picture books and chapter books, why not help them find, store, and ship books to Rwanda?  Call Elisabeth Kemmerer, 484-635-0453, [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.