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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, December 14, 2014

AMERICA ON WHEELS, Allentown needs volunteers to be Gift Shop/Admission Assistants (handling cash register required) on Saturdays 10am-1pm.  Training will be provided.  Call Liz Hahn, 610-432-4200 x10, fund_development@americaonwheels.org.

ARTSQUEST, BETHLEHEM – Join us for "PEEPSFEST," a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration at SteelStacks! Volunteer opportunities include taking tickets at the Disco Lounge, greeting guests, selling s'mores kits, and registering runners for the PEEPSFEST 5K, among others.  Dates/Times: December 30th from 10am to 4pm and December 31st from 10am to 6pm.  Volunteers will be provided with an ArtsQuest Volunteer t-shirt and given on-site training.  Minimum Age: 15 without a parent, 12 with a parent.  Call Hillary Harper, 610-332-1370, hharper@artsquest.org.

CARE & SHARE THRIFT SHOPPES, Souderton is looking for volunteers to work in shoppe or workroom to sort, organize, price, restock and sell merchandise 9am-5pm Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and 9am-8pm Thursdays and Fridays.  Volunteers especially needed for Sat., Thurs., and Fri. evenings.  Call Sue Miller, 215-723-0315 x113, smiller@careandshareshoppes.org.

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES is looking for volunteers for the holiday season.  Spread the spirit of the season by assisting at our historic sites, caroling in costume, greeting out of town visitors at Single Sister's House, Burnside Plantation, the Moravian Museum Gemeinhaus, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, and the 1810 Goundie House.  Call Melanie Depcinski, 610-882-0450 x13, mdepcinski@historicbethlehem.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville has several volunteer opportunities available with their first annual Winter Light Spectacular on Wednesdays through Saturdays now through January 10.  Create memories and have fun!  Special activities are scheduled for Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.  Volunteers will receive a free one day Winter Light Spectacular ticket for each time of volunteering.  For more info, call Alan Raisman, 610-799-4171 x224, araisman@lvzoo.org.

MIRACLE LEAGUE OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Schnecksville needs people willing to coordinate drives for gift items of $20 or less for the families we serve.  Deadline for drop off is Dec. 18th.  Call Kyle O'Neill, 610-769-2096, kyle@miracleleaguelv.org.

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield is looking for volunteers to warm the hearts of our farm animals with tender loving care by feeding, watering, grooming, brushing, and doing some grounds maintenance.  Hands on training will be provided along with an orientation to be scheduled at your convenience.  Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, gressranch@gmail.com.

VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE, Allentown needs volunteers (organizations and individuals) to sponsor drives to collect items that would make our clients' holidays a bit brighter.  Items needed would be gift cards to local businesses/stores/restaurants, journals and pens, art supplies, personal hygiene and beauty products, sports memorabilia, tickets to local movie theaters and sports/entertainment events, and individually wrapped/bagged candy.  Call Christina Schoemaker or Mary Link, 610-820-0166, mlink@valleyyouthhouse.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, December 7, 2014

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown seeks volunteers (age 18+) to mentor a Little Brother or Little Sister at two schools in Allentown.  Roosevelt Elementary needs Big Brothers/Sisters in a lunch program during 11am-1pm. Jefferson Elementary needs mentors for a breakfast program every Wednesday from 8-8:45am.   Volunteers spend time together doing what they enjoy:  playing games, reading, painting/drawing, chatting, etc.  For more info and requirements, call Maria, 610-391-1827, mocasio@bbbslv.org.

CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN, INC., Allentown needs volunteers for Gift Wrap Booth at either the Lehigh Valley Mall or The Outlets at the Sands.  Invite your family, friends, etc. to make this a fun time while you wrap presents to raise funds to keep the Magic going here at Camelot.  Sign up at www.camelotforchildren.org and click Gift Wrap Booth. 

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown seeks individuals, groups, organizations to organize collections of items needed by our children.  Items needed include notebooks, binders, calculators, folders, backpacks, hygiene products, winter wear (warm jackets, scarves, gloves, hats), and sneakers.  Call Catherine Makoski, 484-834-8830, makoskic@cislv.org.

LEHIGH COUNTY CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES, Allentown needs large/small groups, organizations, and individuals to organize drives for items for newly opened winter shelter in our basement.  Items needed are blankets, coats, hats, gloves, new socks, toiletries (including toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and deodorant), printer paper and other office supplies.  Call Laura Rowe, 610-433-6421 x6101, lrowe@lehighchurches.org.

SPIRIT OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Fogelsville needs help with a Christmas Eve meal at Fogelsville Holiday Inn Conference Center for clients of local non-profit agencies. Volunteers (age 12+) are needed to set up, serve/clear tables, and clean up.  Volunteers needed to bake desserts and drop off in disposable containers.  People to wrap gifts are needed Dec.  22 beginning at 4pm; must bring own scissors and tape.  Donations of gift wrap and gifts for children always needed!  Call Ed 610-530-4623.

THE SALVATION ARMY FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SERVICES, Allentown is offering gift wrap service at Barnes and Nobel, Lehigh Valley Mall and needs volunteers for Dec. 20 4pm-8pm.  All donations given for this service go directly toward helping kids within our foster care/adoption program.  Great opportunity for families or high school community service projects!  Call Jan Musser-Geier, 610-821-7706, jan.mussergeier@use.salvationarmy.org.

WESTMINSTER VILLAGE, Allentown needs volunteers who enjoy baking to help our health center residents bake cookies in our Multi-Purpose Room on Fri., Dec. 19 at 2pm. Call Emily Whitmire, 610-782-8333, ewhitmire@presbyterianseniorliving.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, November 30, 2014

HORIZON HOUSE is looking for individuals, groups, and organizations to sponsor collections of items for men and women for the holidays.  For more info call:  Robbins Bower Site, Allentown-610-791-7878-Amy.Rudisill@hhinc.org; Shore 1, Allentown-610-433-1862-Tracey.Rockovitz@hhinc.org; or Trestle House Site, Whitehall-610-264-5045-Tracey.Rockovitz@hhinc.org.

LEHIGH COUNTY HUMAN SOCIETY, Allentown needs individuals, groups, or organizations to sponsor collections of food and supplies for dogs and cats.  Visit website for a list:  www.thelehighcountyhumansociety.org/Donations.html.  Call 610-797-1205, lchsemail@gmail.com.

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville has several volunteer opportunities available with their first annual Winter Light Spectacular on Wednesdays through Saturdays now through January 10.  Create memories and have fun!  Special activities are scheduled for Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.  Volunteers will receive a free one day Winter Light Spectacular ticket for each time of volunteering.  For more info, call Alan Raisman, 610-799-4171 x224, araisman@lvzoo.org.

MIRACLE LEAGUE OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Schnecksville is looking for volunteers for Gift Wrap Booth at Barnes & Noble in the Lehigh Valley Mall.  Several shifts are available from Nov. 29 through Dec. 23.  Use this link to sign up:  www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f44a5a72eabfc1-barnes.  Contact Kyle O'Neill, 610-769-2096, volunteers@bethlehemsopa.org.

PHOEBE RICHLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER, Richlandtown is looking for volunteers to coordinate collections for Christmas gifts for residents:  bite size candies, sweatshirts:  zipper or pullover, small stuffed animals, sun catchers, warm shawls, music CD's, large print word find books, etc.  For more details, call Suzanne Sabo, 267-371-4506, ssabo@phoebe.org.

VICTORY HOUSE OF THE LEHIGH VALEY, Bethlehem is in need of volunteers to coordinate collections of large and x-large long johns for the homeless men in our shelter.  With the colder weather, these items are desperately needed.  Call Jim Hogg, 610-691-3373 x14, jhogg@victoryhouselv.org.

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