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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, January 25, 2015

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.

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 CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Allentown – LCCC of Career Pathways and Literacy is looking for tutors for their GED and ESL programs.  A Bachelor's Degree is required for tutoring as well as a commitment of at least 3 hours per week.  Days and times are flexible.  We could use tutors mornings, afternoons, and evenings.  Tutor orientations - Tues. Feb 3rd at 6pm and Wed. Feb. 4th at 1pm.  Call Allison Ludlow, 610-799-1216, volunteertutor@lccc.edu.

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.  Ability to 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. 1/30 at 10:30am and Wed. 2/4 at 1pm.  Call Lindsay Fly, 610-841-7132, lfly@mealsonwheelslc.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.

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Allentown needs dependable volunteers who enjoy delivering exceptional customer service!  Duties include welcoming patients and registering them for services.  Flexible shifts Monday through Friday.  Training provided.  Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413, bfogel@shh.org.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Bethlehem – Help coach one of the following sports – roller skating, ice skating, soccer, bocce, volleyball, cross country skiing, basketball, golf, bowling, softball, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, power lifting, snow shoeing, aquatics (swimming).  Volunteers should have a caring heart, enjoy having fun, and be comfortable working one-on-one with a special needs athlete.  Call Dana Lindsey, 610-264-3616, volunteers@bethlehemsopa.org.  ________________________________________________________________

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, January 18, 2015

AMERICA ON WHEELS, Allentown needs volunteers to be Gift Shop/Admission Assistants (handling register required) on Saturdays 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm and Sundays noon-4pm.  Assist customers with merchandise and take admissions.  Training provided.  Call Liz Hahn, 610-432-4200 x10, fund_development@americaonwheels.org.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Greater Lehigh Valley needs volunteers (age 21+) to step up to the "wheel" and drive cancer patients to scheduled treatments. "Road to Recovery" drivers must have a valid driver's license, a good driving record, a reliable vehicle and proof of insurance, complete a background check and driver check, and attend a brief orientation.  Call Jennifer Washney,

570-562-9749 x320, Jennifer.washney@cancer.org.

EPISCOPAL HOUSE OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, INC., Allentown is looking for board members who have experience in either marketing or fund raising to help us as we embark on a capital projects campaign.  Experience in Media or Public Relations would be helpful.  Call Miki Weaver, 610-821-0311, mweaver@episcopalhouse.com.

KIRKLAND VILLAGE, Bethlehem needs volunteers on the 4th and 5th Wednesday of the month from 10am-12noon and on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12noon-2pm to transport our wheelchair residents to/from the Beauty Shop located in our building.  A background check will be given at our expense.  An orientation session will be provided.  Call Connie Cain, 610-691-4515, ccain@psl.org.

MARY'S SHELTER CAY CALGON 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.

MEALS ON WHEELS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Bethlehem needs drivers and grocery shoppers for homebound clients in the Cherryville and Slate Belt areas.  Drivers use their own vehicle to deliver meals.  Runners take the meal from the car to the client.  Time frame is 10:30am-12:30pm.  Shoppers must be 18 years to shop alone, or 14 if accompanied by a parent/guardian.  Call Janet Soos, 610-691-1030, janets@mealsonwheelspa.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.

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.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, January 11, 2015

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOMES, Fountain Hill & Allentown needs volunteers (age 16+) NOW for transporting our residents to and from in-house programs and appointments.  Hours are varied and so are the days Monday through Friday any hours you can give between 8am and 4pm.  Being a transporter is a very important job at Cedarbrook.  Training given during orientation.  To set up an appointment, call Kerry Magliane 610-336-5684, kerrymagliane@lehighcounty.org.

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

GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION NETWORK, Allentown is recruiting volunteers for the hospital gift shop, Volunteer Ambassadors, inpatient pediatric, and personal assistants for residents.  Dates and times are flexible between 8am-5pm; some weekends available.  Background checks for adults and 2 step TB test required.  Call JoAnn Frey, 610-776-3125, jfrey@gsrh.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.

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to our clients on routes throughout Lehigh County. Volunteers work in teams of two: choose to be either a driver (using your own vehicle) or a visitor who rides along and takes meals into each client's home. Monday through Friday from 11AM to approximately 1PM. Training scheduled to accommodate volunteers' availability. Minimum age 17, unless accompanied by parent. Contact Dawn Stillwagen, 610-398-2563, dstillwagen@mealsonwheelslc.org.

MILLER-KEYSTONE BLOOD CENTER, Bethlehem has volunteer opportunities available for 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 as needed based on volunteer's schedule.  Call Janice Brown, 610-691-5850, jbrown@giveapint.org.

SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION needs volunteers to assist clients in Lehigh and Northampton counties.  Volunteers improve the quality of life and promote independence by helping elderly and disabled clients with various caregiving services that include transportation, grocery shopping, chores, light housekeeping, etc. If you can spare just 2 hours a month, you can make a difference.  We offer mileage reimbursement and flexible schedules.  To learn how you can help, call Lynn Marie Heiney, 610-867-2177, ShareCare8@aol.com.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Bethlehem is in need of a Swim Coach (age 15+) that is familiar with American Sign Language.  We have several athletes that communicate through sign language.  This volunteer must be able to swim well and know sign language.  Practices are held on Tuesdays in the evening.  Call Dana Lindsey, 610-264-3616, volunteers@bethlehemsopa.org.

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