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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, October 19, 2014

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

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES proudly announces its 12th Annual Turkey Trot 5kRun, a competitive and fun walk, scheduled for Saturday, November 29.  Since this race has grown significantly, volunteers play a key role in assuring the success of the race.  Volunteers are needed Nov. 28 and 29.  Some of the roles include helping with registration, being a race marshal, handing out post-race refreshments, t-shirt handout and many more.  Call Melanie Depcinski, 610-882-0450 x13,

LIBERTY BELL MUSEUM, Allentown is looking for help for our Pip VIP event on November 20, 2014 from 5-8 p.m.  We need people to help serve food (simple appetizers) and man the kitchen (put food on plates ready to be served).  Free parking is available.  Deadline for volunteer inquiry is November 10th.  Call Sara Jane Brace, 610-435-4232,

LEHIGH COUNTY CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES, Allentown needs large/small groups, organizations, and individuals to organize drives for items for their winter shelter that will be opening November 1st in our basement.  Collection items needed are blankets, coats, hats, gloves, new socks, toiletries (including toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, printer paper and other office supplies.  Call Laura Rowe, 610-433-6421 x6101,

LEHIGH VALLEY SCORE, Bethlehem seeks experienced business professionals to offer in-person and online counseling and advice to start ups and in-business owners of small businesses and non-profit organizations.  Orientation and training provided.  Call Mitzi Colella, 610-266-3000,

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville has several volunteer opportunities available.  Help is needed with our ZOOrific Silent Auction on 10/25/, 10/26, 11/1, and 11/2.  Duties include set up help from 8-10am, and from 10am-5pm welcome guests, answer questions, and break down Silent Auction.  Call Alan Raisman, 610-799-4171-x224,

PHOEBE HOME NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER, Allentown – Our residents love to sing and enjoy listening to music!  We are always looking for volunteers to spend time with our residents and share their musical abilities.  We have a piano in every dining room, but we would welcome any type of instrument.  Please consider sharing your talents with us.  Training is provided during orientation.  Call Donna Henry, 610-794-5362,

SALVATION ARMY CHILDREN'S SERVICES, Allentown is seeking volunteers (age 14+) to assist with "Fit for Family:  Zumba, Insanity and Yoga-Thon" event on Saturday, November 22nd.  Opportunities include greeters, refreshment assistants, registration helpers, set up/breakdown assistants, and kids craft helpers.  Shifts are 11am-1pm, 12:15-3pm, 1-4pm, and 3:30-5:30pm.  Call Jan Musser Geier, 610-821-7706,



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, October 12, 2014

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,

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is looking for a volunteer (age 18+) to deliver our Cancer Support Community calendars to locations in Allentown and Bethlehem.  Our calendars are delivered every two months.  Next delivery is the end of November.  Must have a valid driver's license and be able to lift 15-20 lbs.  Call Alex, 610-861-7555,

EXECUTIVE SERVICE CORPS OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY (ESCLV) is looking for retired and career professional management consultants to volunteer their expertise to non-profits in the Lehigh Valley.  Call Bill Cosgrove, 610-504-6199,

HOLIDAY HOPE CHESTS is a great project for large or small groups, clubs, classes, families, and individuals coordinated by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley.  Volunteers are needed to donate shoeboxes filled with age appropriate items for Lehigh Valley's less fortunate children.  To participate, to and fill out a Holiday Hope Chest Donation Registration form.   Filled shoeboxes may be dropped off at 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem from 12 noon-7pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday December 2, 3, & 4 or 10am-3pm ONLY on Friday, 12/5. 

INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK LV (ITNLehighValley), Bethlehem needs volunteer drivers to transport seniors age 60 and older and visually impaired adults in the Lehigh Valley.  91% of our rides are to medical appointments.  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.

LEHIGH COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS, INC. DBA LEHIGH VALLEY ACTIVE LIFE, Allentown needs computer instructors (age 16+) to teach Windows 7 or 8 and iPad and iPhone classes weekdays during daytime hours.  Classes are 1.5 hour sessions twice a week for 8 sessions.  Instructors for an open computer lab to assist with software questions/problems on Windows 7/8 and iPad/iPhones weekly are also needed.  Call Diane Nolan, 610-437-3700,

RACE FOR ADAM FOUNDATION, Allentown is looking for volunteers (age 16+) to collect donations and sell merchandise at Melt – Level 3 at the Promenade shops on Thursday, October 16th from 6-10pm for our Adam's Family Benefit Concert with James Supra and Sarah Ayers Quartet to raise money for Childhood Alzheimers.  One hour shifts may be scheduled.  Call Matthew Tobias, 610-351-8118,

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,


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, October 5, 2014

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOME, Fountain Hill & Allentown is looking for people who can play board games, and visit with our residents to brighten their days. We have Residents that would enjoy having you come in and spend some time just talking and keeping them company. Make a difference in their life, come and share some of your time with them. Any time will be greatly appreciated! Call Kerry Magliani, 610-336-5684,

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,

LEHIGH COUNTY CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES, Allentown urges everyone to help end hunger by participating in their 31st Annual CROP Hunger Walk scheduled for Sunday, October 12.  Volunteers (age 16+) are needed to assist with registration and crowd control from 12pm to 3pm.  Tasks include guiding walkers to the registration table and to the starting line, working at the registration table, and answering walkers' questions.  Please wear a red shirt, comfortable shoes, and a big smile! Call Laura Rowe, 610-433-6421,

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville has several volunteer opportunities available.  Help is needed with our  ZOOrific Silent Auction on 10/11, 10/12, 10/18, 10/19, 10/25/10/26, 11/1, and 11/2.  Duties include set up help from 8-10am, and from 10am-5pm welcome guests, answer questions, and break down Silent Auction.  Call Alan Raisman, 610-799-4171-x224,

SACRED HEART HOSPICE, Allentown needs volunteers to call families of our deceased patients and check on their well-being on a periodic basis; particular need to call families in Berks County area.  Training (usually is excess of 10 hours) and specific bereavement training is provided.  Volunteer must have excellent listening skills and the ability to empathize.  A phone script is provided.  Volunteers to help with bereavement support in the office are needed also.  Call Lynn Schiavone, 484-664-2704,

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,

SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Bethlehem needs volunteers (age 16+) for Haunted Woods every Saturday in October from 6-10pm.  Various opportunities available:  directing traffic, dressing up to scare people, and leading people to the entrance.  100% of proceeds go towards Bethlehem Special Olympics.  Call Dana Lindsey, 610-264-3616,

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield needs volunteers on Sunday, October19th from 1-5pm to help with an "Open House for the Animals" as part of The Open Gate Farm Tour.  People are needed to help with set up/take down, do parking, run bake sale and raffle, and handle the animals.  Horse volunteers must be experienced. Live music, educational talks, and donkey cart rides will provide entertainment for all.  Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122,

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