THIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY
ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION, Allentown is looking for groups of volunteers to cook a meal for 60-70 hungry, homeless men, then bring it to the mission, and serve it. Volunteers should be 18+ years and wear closed toed shoes, pants, or capris. Hairnets, gloves, and plating and serving utensils will be provided. For more information, call Deirdre Federico, 610-740-5500 x22, firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN RED CROSS, Allentown – Volunteers are needed to help teach home fire safety and help to install smoke alarms. Smoke alarm installation events are scheduled for 4/23 Central Fire Station, Allentown 9am-3pm; 4/30 Slatedale Fire Dept., 9am-3pm; and 5/7 Central Fire Station, Easton 10am-4pm. Volunteers should be able to walk comfortably, access stairs, and carry light loads. Call 484-403-4718 or visit our website www.redcross.org/local/eastern-pa.
CENTER FOR CAREER PATHWAYS AND LITRACY, LCCC Schnecksville, needs tutors for the adult education literacy program. Tutors are needed for Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and English as a Second Language. Tutoring is 3 hours per week. Days and times are flexible based on volunteer’s schedule. Orientation scheduled for Wednesday, 5/11 at 1pm and Thursday, 5/12 at 6pm. Call Allison Ludlow, 610-799-1216, email@example.com.
COMMUNITY BIKE WORKS, Allentown needs “Earn-a-Bike” instructors for children ages 9-17. Volunteers will mentor and assist children in repairing bicycles. Commitment is one weeknight 6-8pm for 12 weeks. No experience necessary. Training provided. Call James Williams, 610-434-1140, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEED THE CHILDREN, Bethlehem – Teacher Store volunteers needed! Help provide free school supplies to area educators. Seated and standing positions available. Must be friendly, reliable, and professional. Volunteers needed every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2:45-6pm. Training provided at the beginning of shift. Ages 12-17 years must be accompanied with parent. Call Kristen Mills, 610-419-9356 x4503, email@example.com.
MAYFAIR, INC., Allentown – Many volunteer positions to ensure the success of the 2016 Mayfair Festival in the Events Center at The Allentown Fairgrounds, Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 29. Work 2 shifts and receive a commemorative pin, a t-shirt, $5 Festival Food Tickets per shift, and a ticket for free entry so you can come back and enjoy the rest of the Festival. Sign up at www.mayfairfestival.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEALS ON WHEELS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Bethlehem is seeking meal delivery volunteers (18+years) in the Easton area. Volunteer daily or as little as twice each month or daily, according to your availability. Volunteers must possess a valid driver’s license and have car insurance. Application process includes criminal background check, orientation, and on-the-road training. Call Janet Soos, 610-691-1030 x18, email@example.com.
NORTHEAST MINISTRY, Bethlehem is in great need of tutors for their 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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@example.com. Visit our website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities.