THIS WEEK’S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY LEHIGH VALLEY UNIT, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers to work on committees for Relay for Life events in the Lehigh Valley. Volunteers should have fundraising, public speaking, sales/marketing, leadership development, special events, and/or writing/editing skills. Roles will be adjusted to fit your time and availability. Call Shea Costantino, 610-921-2329, email@example.com.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS, Allentown is looking for volunteers and committee members. Help empower women and assist them on looking and feeling their best as they are trying to get back into the workforce. Committee members are welcome from all professional backgrounds that can relate to disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help them thrive in work and life. Call Tracie Springer, 917-838-6345, Allentown@dressforsuccess.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth needs volunteers to transport residents to appointments and various within the facility. Must complete application and interview, TB test, and Criminal History Record Check along with an orientation and training session. TB Test and Criminal History Record Check conducted at Gracedale free of charge. Call Michael Colon, 610-746-5248, email@example.com.
MEALS ON WHEELS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Bethlehem is seeking meal delivery volunteers (18+years) in the Easton area. Volunteer 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SACRED HEART HOME CARE & HOSPICE, Allentown needs volunteers (14+ years) to help answer the phones at their office at 402 W. Chew St., Allentown. Their receptionist will train volunteers on the procedures and be available for support. Office hours are 8am-4pm. A friendly personality is needed. Volunteers will learn about hospice to better understand the services provided. Call Cathy Sweeney, 484-664-2704, email@example.com.
SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Allentown is seeking volunteers for their busy volunteer department. Tasks include delivering flowers and mail to patients and assisting patients and staff. This is a great way to contribute while making new friends. Training is provided; all shifts available. Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Nazareth is in need of volunteers to help sort donations so items can be distributed to those in need. Help is needed 7am-2:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and 7am-12pm on Fridays. Volunteers will be trained upon arrival at their first shift. Call Maria Arcelay, 484-287-4015, 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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