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THIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY

CENTER FOR CAREER PATHWAYS & LITERACY (LCCC), Allentown seeks volunteer tutors to work with our dedicated students. Tutors must have or be working toward a bachelor’s degree, must work with students a minimum of 3 hours a week, must complete Orientation, and attend professional development sessions as needed. Join us for Orientation Thurs. Jan. 23rd, or call to set up another date. Contact Gloria Lowell, 610-799-1216, [email protected].

EPISCOPAL HOUSE OF THE LV, Allentown is looking for a volunteer to teach a simple Yoga class to senior citizens one day a week. The class should consist of simple/chair Yoga moves that would be easy for older adults to do. Contact Miki Weaver, 610-821-0311, [email protected].

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES is seeking volunteers to help with our annual Community Day on April 5 to facilitate games and activities at all our historic sites, as well as run information tables promoting Historic Bethlehem. Minimum age 14. Contact Melanie Depcinski, 610-691-6055×16, [email protected].

INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK LV (ITNLehighValley), Bethlehem needs volunteer drivers to transport seniors age 60 and older and visually impaired adults anywhere they would like to go in the Lehigh Valley, You choose when, where, and how often you would like to drive. In addition to meeting some great people, earn ride credits for yourself, a loved one, or a low-income client. Contact Karen Schiavone, 610-419-1645, [email protected].

GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth needs volunteers to brighten our residents’ days by helping with activities (card games, bingo, field trips, concerts, and seasonal parties). Help is also needed in getting residents to appointments within the facility. Share your warm personality with our residents with one-to-one visitations. Hours vary morning, afternoon, and evening seven days a week. Call Michael Colon, 610-746-5248, [email protected].

MILLER-KEYSTONE BLOOD CENTER, Allentown is looking for Canteen Aides and Donor Aides for their Bloodmobile sites throughout the area. Donor Aides attend to donors while donating blood and assist in prepping blood unit for lab processing. Canteen Aides watch over donors after donating blood and serve them refreshments. Volunteers receive a monthly listing of bloodmobile sites and select the sites where they want to help. Call Janice Brown, 610-691-5850, [email protected].

PEDIATRIC CANCER FOUNDATION OF THE LV, INC., Bethlehem has many types of volunteer opportunities and times available for their 5th Annual Run/Walk to Live to Spread the Gold on April 12th 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. For more information, contact Lisa Kappes, 610-297-7292, [email protected].

ST. LUKE’S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK, Bethlehem Campus is looking for some great volunteers who have 3-4 hours per week to help with the Volunteer Escort Service! Volunteers will help with discharging patients and transporting various items throughout the hospital, and should be available Mon-Fri 12-4pm. Get your exercise while giving back! Contact Georgina Winfield, 484-526-4600, [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.