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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, March 1, 2015

EASTERN PA DOWN SYNDROME CENTER, Allentown needs volunteers (15+ years) for the 3.21 Run for Down Syndrome on Saturday, April 18 in the Lehigh Parkway.  The unique 3.21 distance symbolizes the 3 copies of the 21st chromosome that causes Down Syndrome.  Sign up to assist with registration and start, man the refreshment table, or act as course guides.  Call Maria Floryshak, 610-402-0184, The EPDSC@gmail.com.

FEED THE CHILDREN, Bethlehem has an opportunity for one or two volunteers to serve as receptionist Monday to Friday 9am to noon at our Bethlehem distribution center.  Responsibilities include welcoming visitors, checking in volunteers, updating the volunteer database, and assisting the volunteer supervisor with other tasks.  Must be reliable, punctual, friendly, and willing to help staff to the best of their ability.  Computer skills preferred.  Must be able to sit/stand for long periods.  Call Kristen Mills, 610-419-9356 x4503, kristen.mills@feedthechildren.org.

INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK LV (ITNLehighValley), Bethlehem – Volunteer drivers needed to transport seniors age 60 and older and visually impaired adults in the Lehigh Valley.  Rides to medical appointments make up 91% of our rides.  You choose when, where, and how often you would like to drive.  Our greatest need is in the Bethlehem area.  Call us at 610-419-1645. 

KIRKLAND VILLAGE, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers willing to help our residents with grocery shopping on Tuesdays, 2-3:30pm and/or Thursdays 2-3:30pm.  Volunteers would help load/unload the bus of groceries and help some by taking their groceries to their apartment doors.  An interview and orientation are required.  Call Connie Cain, 610-691-4515, ccain@psl.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville offers many exciting volunteer opportunities throughout our season for ages 14 and up!  Join us at our Volunteer Fair on Saturday, March 7 from 4-6:30pm.  Call Timmi Fiske, 610-799-4171, tfiske@lvzoo.org.

PROJECT BLUEPRINT – the Volunteer Center is seeking racial ethnic volunteers for its diversity volunteer leadership program that develops and trains volunteers to serve on boards and committees of local non-profit agencies.   Six sessions scheduled for Tuesdays 5:30-8:30pm from April 14 through May 12th and June 2.  Application deadline is April 1st.  Applications and information available on our website www.volunteerlv.org.

SAUCON VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER, Hellertown needs volunteers for the Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 8 from 8am until 3pm.  Knowledge of golf would be helpful, but is not required.  Volunteers would sit at holes designated for prizes.  Call Erin Siegfried, 610-838-0722, erin@svcommctr.org.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Bethlehem is looking for a volunteer with marketing or graphic design experience to help design occasional flyers and brochures.  Design experience does not need to be extensive, but needs to have very good written communication and be able to work as part of a team.  Call Dana Lindsey, 267-221-7740, bso.dana@gmail.com.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, February 22, 2015

EQUI-LIBRIUM, INC., Nazareth provides services to children and adults with special needs using the movement of and relationship with the horse to improve physical, cognitive, and emotional function. Volunteers (age 14+) are needed to assist as horse leaders and side helpers.  Daytime and evening hours are available.  No horse experience necessary.  We ask that you volunteer 1 hour per week for a 10 week period.  Call Yvonne Darlington, 610-365-2266, volunteercoordinator@equi-librium.org.

GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION NETWORK, Allentown needs volunteers to provide clerical support to various departments. Tasks may include filing, data entry, pulling charts, copying and making phone calls. Various hours between 9am-4:30pm Monday through Friday are available and everyone must attend a 2 ½ hour orientation. Call JoAnn Frey, 610-776-3125, jfrey@gsrh.org.

GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Bethlehem - Help our non-walkers get to/from appointments and programs within our building.  Volunteers are needed to do in-house transporting for residents who are in wheelchairs.  Various hours between 9am-3pm Monday through Friday are available.  Contact Michael Colon, 610-746-5248, mcolon@northamptoncounty.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville is looking for committed volunteers to serve as docents by enriching people's knowledge about conservation while being surrounded by wildlife.  Many Smart FUN docent-guided guest engagement experiences are offered throughout the year.  Complete a Docent Application, undergo phone screening, do 2 day mandatory training.  A fee of $16 includes background check and a t-shirt.  Call Timmi Fiske, 610-799-4171 x248, tfiske@lvzoo.org.

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown is looking for volunteers (18+ years) to do grocery shopping for seniors who are homebound and adults with disabilities who can cook, but can't get to the store themselves.  Choose what area of Lehigh County works best for you.  Flexible scheduling based on client's needs for grocery shopping (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly).  Background check at our expense.  Orientations - Fri. 2/27 at 10:30am and Wed. 3/4 at 1pm.  Call Lindsay Fly, 610-841-7132, lfly@mealsonwheelslc.org.

MILLER-KEYSTONE BLOOD CENTER needs Canteen Attendants (age 18+) in our Bethlehem or Allentown locations.  Canteen Attendants monitor blood donors after their donation, ensure donors are feeling well before leaving our site, and serve drinks and snacks to our donors.  Times are Bethlehem - Monday 5:30-8:30pm and Saturday 10am-1pm; for Allentown - Thursday 5:30-8:30pm and Saturday 7am-10am.  Orientation and training provided.  Call Janice Brown, 610-691-5850, jbrown@giveapint.org.

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield needs volunteers at our ranch where animals help people and people help animals.  Even though it's winter, our animals still need caregivers and our grounds need 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 SALVATION ARMY FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SERVICES, Allentown – Looking to make a difference in the life of others? Do you have a heart for helping kids in need? Join our Children's Services Committee and help plan our Annual Rock N'Run 4 Kids 5K on May 16! Committee meets monthly on a weekday evening 6-8PM. Call Jan Musser Geier, 610-821-7706, jan.mussergeier@use.salvationarmy.org

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, February 15, 2015

AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM, Allentown is seeking volunteers to help as museum admission attendants or store cashiers for Allentown's newest museum.  Come join the museum family of volunteers!  Training available that is easy and fun!  Call Liz Hahn, 610-432-4200 x11, director@americaonwheels.org.

GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Bethlehem - Help our non-walkers get to/from appointments and programs within our building by way of in-house transporting for residents who are in wheelchairs and/or help with daily activities.  Flexible hours between 9am-3pm Monday through Friday.  Contact Michael Colon, 610-746-5248, mcolon@northamptoncounty.org.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY – Our ReStore is in need of outgoing, friendly individuals (age 15+) to assist on our sales floor and donation center.  Times needed are Wed. to Sat. between 10am-2pm or 2-6pm.  Ideally volunteer will commit to a time once per week, if possible.  Register online www.habitatlvrestore.org and attend a1 hr. training before starting.  Next training is 2/20/15. 

MARY'S SHELTER CAY GALGON CENTER, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers (age 16+) to babysit while our mothers go back to school/work until their day care has been approved or the babies are over six weeks old.  Individuals working directly with the young women and babies require Criminal and Child Abuse Clearances.  Call Christine Duddy, 610-867-9546, Christine@marysshelter.org.

PEDIATRIC CANCER FOUNDATION OF THE LV., INC, Bethlehem has many volunteer opportunities and times available for their 6th Annual Run/Walk to Live to Spread the Gold on Sat. March 28th at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay from 6am-1pm.  Funds raised ensure the continuation of free programs that enable us to provide for children with cancer and their families.  Call Lisa Kappes, 610-297-7292, lisa@pcflv.org.

PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY THERAPY DOGS, INC., Kutztown has local volunteer opportunities for all breeds of dogs to become "Therapy Dogs" and visit nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and other facilities throughout the Lehigh Valley.  Therapy dogs must have basic obedience training and obey basic commands, even when excited.  They should be sociable, love meeting new people, get along well with other dogs, be gentle and polite, and under owner's control at all times.  Call Helene Skopek-Krygier, 570-814-6078, poycdogs@yahoo.com.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Bethlehem – We are a year-round program that holds sport competitions and trainings throughout the year.  Everyone working here is a volunteer and there is never a charge for our athletes to participate.  We are looking for experienced gymnastics volunteers for Thursday evenings for an hour.  Practices are held at Parkettes in Allentown.  Call Dana Lindsey, 267-221-7740, volunteers@bethlehemsopa.org.

TEACH RWANDA, Easton educates Rwandan teachers using International best practices, and we supply learning materials for classrooms in Rwanda.  We are seeking Board Members who have an interest or background in non-profit tax preparation, fund raising, marketing, and finances or law.  Anyone with high energy and great ideas to help us move forward is welcome.  Call Janet Brown, 484-542-7442, jbrown@teachrwanda.org.

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