THIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION NETWORK has several adult volunteer opportunities available: Allentown – Gift Shop, Newsletter Production, Photocopying and Hair Salon Transport; Bethlehem-teach Guitar Lessons to residents. Bethlehem and Raker Center – help residents learn Reading and Math, and provide Companionship; and Raker Center – Organist. Call JoAnn Frey, 610-776-3125, email@example.com.
LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK MARATHON FOR VIA, Lehigh Valley, needs volunteers (12+years) for either Sat. Sept 10 at the ArtsQuest Center between 9am-1pm or 1-5pm to hand out runners packets or Sun. Sept. 11 between 6am-1:30pm to be course marshals, staff water stations, or distribute food to the runners at the finish line. Shift times and locations vary. This marathon takes place through the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. Call Karen DeLuca, 484-239-4030, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Training date is Tuesday, August 30th @1:30pm. Call Dawn Stillwagon, 610-398-2563, email@example.com.
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Easton is looking for a volunteer Library/Archives Coordinator. Primary duty -oversee daily operations of the library to provide efficient, effective, and integrated services. Other duties-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 Andrew Zellers-Frederick, 610-253-1222, AndrewZF@northamptonctymuseum.org.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Elisabeth.email@example.com.
VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem needs volunteers to help with pack “swag” bags for United Way Day of Caring participants. T-shirts must be sorted by size, bags filled with miscellaneous items, and packaged by sizes/numbers given by participating organizations. Hours are flexible within 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Call Sandie, 610-807-0336, 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.
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.
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