THIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY
ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION, Allentown will hold its Annual “Thanks for Giving” food drive to stock the mission’s pantry. We are looking for volunteer groups of 8-10 fun people to request donations from patrons at area food stores. All necessary materials and shirts for all volunteers will be provided. Volunteer groups chose a date of either 4-7pm Nov. 20 or 10am-3pm Nov. 21and location; then experience a wonderful service opportunity. Call Deirdre Federico, 610-740-5500 x22, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CENTER FOR CAREER PATHWAYS & LITERACY, Allentown is hosting a volunteer tutor orientation for everyone interested in tutoring adult education students in the areas of math, science, language arts, and social studies in order for students to obtain their GED. Orientation will take place 1pm on Oct. 7 and 6pm Oct. 8. Contact Allison Ludlow, 610-799-1216, email@example.com.
EASTON MAIN STREET INITIATIVE is looking for help to give a fresh coat of paint to our parking meter posts, decorative planters and flag pole bases. Adults only, groups preferred, 8am – 3:30pm weekdays, though some weekends may be available. Contact Kim Kmetz, 610-330-9940, firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILIES FIRST, Pen Argyl needs Facilitators for high school students 9th through 12th grades. Facilitators meet with a group of students once a month (7:40am-9:20am at Pen Argyl High School) to encourage higher education or vocational careers by selecting guest speakers and/or sharing their own experiences. Limited training sessions provided. Call Frank Jones, 610-863-3688, email@example.com.
HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES proudly announces its 13th Annual Turkey Trot 5kRun, a competitive and fun walk, scheduled for Saturday, November 28. Since this race has grown significantly, volunteers play a key role in assuring the success of the race. Volunteers are needed Nov. 27 and 28. Some of the roles include helping with registration, being a race marshal, handing out post-race refreshments, t-shirt handout and many more. Call Melanie Depcinski, 610-882-0450 x13, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTHEAST MINISTRY, Bethlehem is in great need of tutors for our After School Homework Club held Monday through Thursday from 3-5:30pm during the school year. Tutors assist with homework, provide reading support, and work on basic math skills. Tutors are needed daily, and can participate as often as the program meets. Call Paula Johnson, 610-691-3355, email@example.com.
THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield is hosting an Open Gate Farm Tour 1-5pm Oct. 18. Volunteers are needed to help with set up/take down, parking, run bake sale and raffle, and handle the animals. Horse volunteers must be experienced. Live music, educational talks, Petting Zoo, and horse/pony/donkey cart rides will provide entertainment for all. Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE SALVATION ARMY CHILDREN’S SERVICES, Allentown is looking for volunteers to join our Children’s Service Committee! The CSC plans our largest annual fundraising event, The Rock N’ Run 4 Kids, coordinates awareness events, cultivates relationships with for-profit organizations & much more! It is one evening a month for 1 ½ hour commitment. Call Jan Musser Geier, 610-821-7706, Jan.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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities.
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