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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, April 3, 2016

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, BethlehemBoutique at the Rink is right around the corner.  This well attended annual event raises funds by selling new and gently used clothing, household goods, antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, accessories, toys, and much more.  To learn more about available volunteer opportunities, attend a volunteer meeting on Wednesday, April 6 at 2:30-3:30pm or 6:30-7:30 pm.  Cal l Deb Post, 610-861-7555 x39, dpost@cancersupportglv.org.

EASTERN PA DOWN SYNDROME CENTER, Allentown needs volunteers (15+ years) for their Third Annual 3.21 Run for Down Syndrome at the Lehigh Parkway on Saturday, April 16 from 7:30am-12pm.  Sign up to assist with registration, start, refreshments, and course guides.  No special training is required to volunteer.  Call Michael Carney, 610-402-0184, michaelbcarney@hotmail.com.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF THE LEHIGH COUNTY, Whitehall invites volunteers (16+ years) to come ReMix some latex paint and create a new recolor latex paint product for sale at the ReStore.  Volunteers will assist with sorting colors, opening paint cans, mixing paint, dispensing the new paint, and labeling new cans.  Wear comfortable shoes, dress warm, and wear clothes that are okay to get paint on.  Call Camille Urbano, 610-776-7737, Camille@habitatlv.org.

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES presents an opportunity to make folded paper Moravian stars.  These stars are packaged in their "Moravian Traditions" packages every year.  These folded stars will also be a token of appreciation for those that donate to their 275th Heritage Campaign.  Training and paper will be provided.  Call Michelle Stern, 610-691-6055, mstern@historicbethlehem.org.

LEHIGH COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Allentown needs a DJ for a Track and Field Event on Friday, May 13 at Whitehall High School from 9am-2pm so athletes have the opportunity to enjoy music and also dance between scheduled events.  Call Harry Schwartz, 814-574-4924, lehighcountyso@hotmail.com.

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown is looking for volunteers (17+ years) to deliver meals as a driver or visitor.   A delivery partner will be provided for you, or you can bring a friend or family member to accompany you.  Help on a regular basis or as a substitute Monday through Friday from 11am-1pm; most routes are done in a little over an hour.  Trainings are scheduled for Mon. 4/4@1:30pm; Wed. 4/13@10:30am; Fri. 4/15@10:30am.  Call Dawn Stillwagon, 610-398-2563, dstillwagen@mealsonwheelslc.org.

ST. LUKE'S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK, Bethlehem needs volunteers!  Help support patients, family, and staff by volunteering in the Gift Shop, Volunteer Escort Service, or Patient Information Center.  Each of these areas provides a valuable service by being a kind ear to listen, assist people in selecting gifts for their loved ones, helps patients or visitors find their way, transport items throughout the hospital, and much more!  Contact 484-526-4600 or visit website www.slhn.org/volunteerNOW.

THE SALVATION ARMY CHILDREN'S SERVICES, Allentown is looking for volunteers to help with their 5th Annual Rock N Run 4Kids 10k, 5k, and Kids Fun Run at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday, May 21 from 7:30am-11:30am.  Positions include marshals, cheer zones, photography, face painting, musicians, dance teams, registration assistants, hospitality helpers, and much more!  No training or special requirements.  Call Jan Musser Geier, 610-821-7706, jan.mussergeier@use.salvationarmy.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, March 27, 2016

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION, Allentown is holding its First Annual Gala "Celebrating Lives Changed" to observe the Mission's 115 years of service on Saturday, May 14 at 5:30pm at Muhlenberg College.  Volunteers (15+ years) are needed for all aspects of the event including immediate need for event planning and solicitation of donors.  Committee persons are needed as follows: Silent/Live Auctions, Greeting and Registration, and Decorations.  Volunteers needed the day of this celebration 2pm-10pm!  Call Deirdre Federico, 610-740-5500 x22, dfrederico@armpa.org.

EASTON AREA NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS, INC. will be conducting a Needs Assessment Survey on the Southside of Easton on Saturday, April 9 from 9am-noon.  Volunteers are needed to assist with data collection from residents on chosen streets in this area.  Training on how to present the survey along with clipboards, surveys, pencils, and water will be provided.  Bring a water bottle or a way to transport bottled water while canvassing neighborhoods.  Pizza for lunch will be provided.  Call Judy Matthewson, 610-253-4253, jmatthewson@eastonanc.org.

FEED THE CHILDREN, Bethlehem needs dedicated volunteers to fill various roles in their new Teacher Store, where local teachers can shop for free school supplies and new children's books every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:45pm-6pm.  Positions include: Check-in -- welcome, sign in, and direct teachers to entrance; Check-out -- complete check out documents and weigh "purchases"; Assistant –- assist with purchases, restock items, carry purchases, must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift 30 lbs.  Call Kristen Mills, 610-419-9356, Kristen.Mills@feedthechildren.org.

MAYFAIR, INC., Allentown needs volunteers for the 2016 Mayfair Festival in the Events Center at The Allentown Fairgrounds, Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 29.  Roles are Ticket Sellers, Beverage Servers, Booth Sitters, Set-up/Tear-Down Assistants, Gallery Attendant, Information Specialists, Children's Arts Activities, Parking, Floater, and Trashbuster.   Sign up at www.mayfairfestival.org or call Arlene Daily, 610-437-6900, VOLUNTEERS@MayfairFestival.org

PEDIATRIC CANCER FOUNDATION OF THE LV, INC., Bethlehem has many volunteer opportunities and shifts available for their 7th Annual Run/Walk to Live to Spread the Gold on Saturday April  2nd at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay from 6am to 1pm.  Sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084fa5ac2da64-7thannual or call Lisa Kappes, 610-297-7292, lisa@pcflv.org.

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, bfogel@shh.org.

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield is looking for volunteers (18+ years) to serve as Camp Counselors during our annual Ranch Camp.  Enhance your leadership skills while mentoring children in grades 3 through 10 on basic care, feeding, and health of horses, donkeys, alpacas, goats, and pigs.   Sign up for one, two, or all three weeks (June 20-24, July 11-15, and August 1-5 from 9am to 2pm)!  Preferable that you volunteer for the entire week; we will try to accommodate partial week requests.  Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, GressRanch@gmail.com with "Ranch Camp" in subject line.

VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is looking for a volunteer to help manage and post on social media.  We are looking for someone to be in our office 3-4 hours per week to input and update our social media calendar and sites. Must be over 18 and have working knowledge of all social media sites.   Call Karen Smith, 610-807-0336, karen@volunteerlv.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, March 20, 2016

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, BethlehemBoutique at the Rink is right around the corner.  This well attended annual event raises funds by selling new and gently used clothing, household goods, antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, accessories, toys, and much more.  To learn more about available volunteer opportunities, attend a volunteer meeting on Wednesday, April 6 at 2:30-3:30pm or 6:30-7:30 pm.  Cal Deb Post, 610-861-7555 x39, dpost@cancersupportglv.org.

EASTON AREA COMMUNITY CENTER is the after school home for almost 100 youth, ages 5-14, Monday through Friday.  Volunteers (14+ years) are needed to assist staff with a variety of youth activities, homework help, arts and crafts, mentoring, recreational/gym time, gardening,  serve snacks and dinner, and assist  with Summer Day Camp.  Adult volunteers (18+ years) must have current PA Child Abuse History Clearance and Criminal Background Check.  Call Brooke Mitman, 610-253-7242, bmitmaneacc@ptd.net.

INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK LEHIGH VALLEY (ITNLehighValley), Bethlehem needs volunteer drivers to transport seniors (60 years and older) and visually impaired adults in the Lehigh Valley.  Drive when and where you want.  No minimum time requirement.  Need a vehicle and a clean driving record.  Training provided.  Call Karen Schiavone, 610-419-1645, Karen.schiavone@itnlehighvalley.org.

LEHIGH COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Allentown needs Golf Coaches and volunteers for 8 week golf practice program beginning last Saturday in March.  Coach should be able to attend a one day training and Penn State Event.  Last year's program was held at Allentown Municipal Golf Course.   Call Harry Schwartz, 814-574-4924, lehighcountyso@hotmail.com.

PROJECT BLUEPRINTThe Volunteer Center is seeking ethnic diverse volunteers for its volunteer leadership program that develops and trains leaders to serve on boards and committees of local non-profit agencies.  Six sessions are scheduled for Tuesdays 5:30-8:30pm from April 13th through May 12th.  Application deadline is April 1st.  Applications and information available on our website www.volunteerlv.org.

ST. LUKE'S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK, ALLENTOWN & WEST END MEDICAL CENTER needs greeters for both locations.  Greet patients and visitors and provide a welcoming environment for everyone entering the building.  Guide people to their destination and help answer questions.  Call Kate Fantasia, 610-628-8495, kate.fantasia@sluhn.org.

THIRD STREET ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN, Easton is looking for a volunteer classroom assistant (18+years) for their Learning Center.  Volunteers will help with art projects, walks, classroom activities, free play time, etc.  Hours can vary from 6am till 6pm Monday through Friday.  All volunteers must obtain a clear PA Criminal Background Check, a current physical, and TB test.  Call Alisa Baratta, 610-258-6271, abaratta@thirdstreetalliance.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, March 13, 2016

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, BethlehemBoutique at the Rink is right around the corner.  This well attended annual event raises funds by selling new and gently used clothing, household goods, antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, accessories, toys, and much more.  To learn more about available volunteer opportunities, attend a volunteer meeting on Wednesday, April 6 at 2:30-3:30pm or 6:30-7:30 pm.  Cal Deb Post, 610-861-7555 x39, dpost@cancersupportglv.org.

EASTON AREA COMMUNITY CENTER is the after school home for almost 100 youth, ages 5-14, Monday through Friday.  Volunteers (14+ years) are needed to assist staff with a variety of youth activities, homework help, arts and crafts, mentoring, recreational/gym time, gardening,  serve snacks and dinner, and assist  with Summer Day Camp.  Adult volunteers (18+ years) must have current PA Child Abuse History Clearance and Criminal Background Check.  Call Brooke Mitman, 610-253-7242, bmitmaneacc@ptd.net.

INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK LEHIGH VALLEY (ITNLehighValley), Bethlehem needs volunteer drivers to transport seniors (60 years and older) and visually impaired adults in the Lehigh Valley.  Drive when and where you want.  No minimum time requirement.  Need a vehicle and a clean driving record.  Training provided.  Call Karen Schiavone, 610-419-1645, Karen.schiavone@itnlehighvalley.org.

LEHIGH COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Allentown needs Golf Coaches and volunteers for 8 week golf practice program beginning last Saturday in March.  Coach should be able to attend a one day training and Penn State Event.  Last year's program was held at Allentown Municipal Golf Course.   Call Harry Schwartz, 814-574-4924, lehighcountyso@hotmail.com.

PROJECT BLUEPRINTThe Volunteer Center is seeking ethnic diverse volunteers for its volunteer leadership program that develops and trains leaders to serve on boards and committees of local non-profit agencies.  Six sessions are scheduled for Tuesdays 5:30-8:30pm from April 13th through May 12th.  Application deadline is April 1st.  Applications and information available on our website www.volunteerlv.org.

ST. LUKE'S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK, ALLENTOWN & WEST END MEDICAL CENTER needs greeters for both locations.  Greet patients and visitors and provide a welcoming environment for everyone entering the building.  Guide people to their destination and help answer questions.  Call Kate Fantasia, 610-628-8495, kate.fantasia@sluhn.org.

THIRD STREET ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN, Easton is looking for a volunteer classroom assistant (18+years) for their Learning Center.  Volunteers will help with art projects, walks, classroom activities, free play time, etc.  Hours can vary from 6am till 6pm Monday through Friday.  All volunteers must obtain a clear PA Criminal Background Check, a current physical, and TB test.  Call Alisa Baratta, 610-258-6271, abaratta@thirdstreetalliance.org

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