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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, February 7, 2016

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown is recruiting for Special Events Volunteers to help plan several fund-raising events that take place throughout the year.  Should be able to attend monthly meetings in the evening, have computer skills, planning skills, and organizational skills.  Helping to implement all phases of the plan, setting the event, running the event, and clean up are all a huge part of this position.  Call Deb Post, 610-861-7555 x39, dpost@cancersupportglv.org.

CENTER FOR VISION LOSS, Allentown is looking for volunteers to be "Annie's Angels" to do home visits, read mail, and provide companionship.  Volunteers to drive customers to doctor appointments, shopping, or center activities are also needed.  Hours are flexible and are determined by need.  Training will be provided.  Call Rita Lang, 610-433-6018, rita.lang@centerforvisionloss.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville is looking for individuals (14+ years) or groups to volunteer in Education, Administration, Guest Services, Horticulture, and Maintenance.  Flexible scheduling allows for volunteering at your pace.  They ask for a commitment of time, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude.  In return they offer a really wild time with the benefits of expanding your knowledge while providing a rewarding experience in a warm and sometimes fuzzy environment.   Call Timmi Fiske, 610-799-4171, tfiske@lvzoo.org.

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown is looking for volunteers (18+ years) to do grocery shopping for homebound seniors and adults with disabilities.  Choose the area of Lehigh County that works best for you.  Flexible scheduling based on client's needs.  A 40 minute orientation required.  Choose from upcoming dates Wed. 2/10 @1pm; Mon. 2/15 @1pm; Fri. 2/26 @10:30 am or schedule one convenient to you.  Call Lindsay Fly, 610-841-7132, lfly@mealsonwheelslc.org.

ST. LUKE'S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK, Bethlehem is looking for people interested in making an impact and helping brighten the day of their patients, staff, and visitors.  Make a difference by volunteering for the Bethlehem Campus Information Desk, OR Waiting Rooms, Volunteer Escort Service, or as a Patient Advocate.  Call 484-526-4600 or visit www.slhn.org/volunteerNOW to learn more!

TEACH RWANDA, Easton needs a videographer to organize their photos and video clips into a short video that can be used to promote their organization.  If you enjoy piecing together photos and editing long videos into short promo pieces, this is an ideal opportunity.  Call Shauna Hamilton, 610-417-1993, smhill814@gmail.com.

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, INC., Orefield needs hardy winter volunteers to care for the animals and help with 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.

THE PERFECT FIT, Allentown is looking for fashion-savvy volunteers to help low-income women choose appropriate and professional outfits.  Should love working with people; have patience, enthusiasm, and a love of fashion and how it can positively impact and empower women.  Other duties include sorting, tagging clothing donations, and keeping boutique organized and appealing.  Light lifting required, must be able to stand for approx. 3 hours, and be knowledgeable about current style and business casual clothing trends.  Call Heidi Lennick, 610-871-5060, manager@theperfectfit.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, January 31, 2016

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, james@communitybikeworks.org.

LEHIGH COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Allentown has several volunteer opportunities available.  A Volunteer Coordinator is needed; most work can be done by a computer from home.  A Training Coordinator is needed for sports training for coaches and athletes.  A Competition Coordinator is needed to plan, organize program competitions, and offer statewide opportunities.  All must attend a monthly meeting from September to June.  Call Harry Schwartz, 814-574-4924, lehighcountyso@hotmail.com.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK, Allentown is looking for Gift Shop Volunteers to join their happy and dynamic volunteer group.  Make new friends, enjoy a 20% discount, and receive a complimentary meal when you volunteer.  Volunteers interface with patients, guests, and staff.  Volunteers are needed on a regular basis and substitutes are appreciated after training.  Gift shops are open 7 days a week.  Call Karla Bachl, 610-402-8897, karla_m.bachl@lvhn.org.

MEALS ON WHEELS of LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown needs volunteers (18+ years) to deliver meals to homebound clients.  Drive a route or take meals in to clients.  Openings are available Monday through Friday on a weekly, monthly, or substitute basis.  Start time is 11am and routes take an hour to two hours to complete.  Trainings scheduled Thur. 2/11 @ 10:30 am, Mon. 2/22 @1:30 pm, and Wed. 2/24 @10:30 am.  Call Dawn Stillwagen, 610-398-2563, dstillwagen@mealsonwheelslc.org.

MILLER-KEYSTONE BLOOD CENTER needs Canteen Attendants (age 18+) at Bethlehem location.  Canteen attendants monitor blood donors after their donations, ensure donors are feeling well before leaving the site, and serve drinks/snacks to our donors.  Orientations will be held
Wed. Feb. 17 @10-12 and Wed. Mar. 23 @10-12.  Call Janice Brown, 610-691-5850, jbrown@giveapint.org.

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, johnsonp@northeastministry.com.

PHOEBE ALLENTOWN HEALTH CENTER, Allentown has several upcoming events for which volunteers' assistance is needed.  On February 9 a Men's Fat Tuesday Brunch is scheduled and volunteers are needed between 10am to 4pm.  Mark your calendar for these other events:  March 26 – Easter Egg Hunt; May 19 - Garden Party; May 27 – Health & Fitness Fair; June 3 – Kick off to Summer at the Rose Gardens; June 9 – Kidsfest.  Call Donna Henry, 610-794-5362, dhenry@phoebe.org.

THE SANCTUARY AT HAAFSVILLE, Fogelsville has cat care and dog care volunteer positions available.  Cat Care duties include feeding, watering, cleaning, playing, cuddling, and loving.  Dog care duties include feeding, watering, cleaning, playing, walking, grooming, petting and loving.   Training will be provided.  Call Linda Green, 484-788-8062, lgreen@thesancurarypa.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, January 24, 2016

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, shea.costantino@cancer.org.

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, jones.frank@penargylsd.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, mcolon@northamptoncounty.org.

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, janets@mealsonwheelspa.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, csweeney@spiritrustlutheranhomecare.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.

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, shfb-info@caclv.org.

 

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