Current Volunteer Opportunities
YOUTH & ADULT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, March 9, 2014
CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN, INC., Allentown needs volunteers to help set up the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds for our fundraiser, The Shindig. Volunteers will set up tables and chairs for this concert/party Friday, March 14th from noon-5pm. Call Barbara Vogelgesang, 610-791-5683, email@example.com.
DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR, INC., Easton is in need of volunteers for the National Canal Museum in Hugh Moore Park during the upcoming 2014 visitor season. Volunteer opportunities exist for guides in the museum and as attendants at the newly renovated Welcome Center. Volunteers should be available Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., or Sun. from June 7th –Labor Day weekend from 11am -4:30pm. Training will be held in May. Contact Dennis Scholl, 610-923-3548 x225, firstname.lastname@example.org.
EPISCOPAL HOUSE OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, INC., Allentown is holding a shoe drive fund raising event. We need volunteers (individuals, businesses or community groups) to collect gently used shoes for us now through May 31st. All shoes will be accepted: adult, children, flip flops, boots, heels, work shoes, and even athletic shoes. A collection box and flier will be provided. Contact Kathy Ochs, 610-821-0311, email@example.com.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, March 2, 2014
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMPEER PROGRAM OF FAMILY ANSWERS, Allentown is looking for volunteers who want to improve people's quality of life through friendship. We match volunteers with clients who live with chronic mental illness. Be a friend, listen to one another, go for walks, watch a video, or do a craft, etc. Must be 18+ years of age, pass criminal background and child abuse checks, have a valid driver's license, and provide 3 personal references. Call Vicky Conte, 610-435-9651 x109, email@example.com.
DA VINCI SCIENCE CENTER, Allentown needs adult volunteers for Floor Exhibits. These volunteers should be enthusiastic, curious, and comfortable speaking with individuals/groups of all ages, and working on the floor for up to four straight hours. Training provided. Hours are 9:30am-5pm Monday through Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday; must perform at least 36 hours over a 3 month period. Call Jen Pors, 484-664-1002, Jen@davincisciencecenter.org.
GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION NETWORK, Allentown needs volunteers to provide clerical support to requesting departments. Tasks may include filing, data entry, copying, and making phone calls. Varying shifts during 8AM – 4Pm Monday through Friday. Minimum age 14. Contact JoAnn Frey, 610-776-3125, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOEBE RICHLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER, Richlandtown is seeking patient and compassionate volunteers to be "Care Companions". These volunteers pass water and ice, make beds, open mail, water plants, and offer some TLC to those who need it. Volunteers help our aids by answering call bells for things such as opening curtains, turning on TVs, picking up dropped objects. These volunteers work closely with the residents, and nursing staff. Training will be provided on site. Minimum age 13 or completed 7th grade. Contact Suzanne Sabo, (267) 371-4504, email@example.com.
SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Allentown invites you to join us for our "Go for the Gold" event and come observe the workings of our Volunteer Department during the week of Monday, March 24th through Friday, March 28th. Refreshments, complimentary lunch, free parking and a welcome packet on volunteering will be provided. Please RSVP, call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAUCON VALLEY CONSERVANCY, Bethlehem is seeking volunteers to help with our Annual Saucon Valley History Day on Saturday, April 26 to facilitate activities, such as a plant sale, craft show, yard sale and refreshments, as well as information tables promoting our history. Contact Priscilla deLeon 610-216-0566, SVConservancy@aol.com.
THE GRESS MOUNTAN RANCH, Orefield has several volunteer opportunities available at our ranch. Even though it's winter, our animals still need caregivers and our grounds need maintenance. Administratively we need a grant writer, story writer, board members, and an administrative assistant. On-site training will be provided. Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, email@example.com.
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, February 16, 2014
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Greater Lehigh Valley needs volunteers to step up to the "wheel" and drive cancer patients to get scheduled treatments. "Road to Recovery" drivers must have a valid driver's license, be 21+ years of age, have a good driving record, a reliable vehicle and proof of insurance, complete a background check and driver check, and attend a brief orientation. Contact Jennifer Washney, 570-562-9749 x320, Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown has a need for Adult (18-21) Volunteer School-Based Coordinators for after school programs throughout the Lehigh Valley. Supervise match meetings between high school students/elementary aged children and college students/middle school aged children. Training provided and TBD. Background checks are part of screening. Call Ann Hogan, 610-391-1827, email@example.com.
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. Contact James Williams, 610-434-1140, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR, INC., Easton needs docents for our National Canal Museum to interpret exhibits during June-October. Volunteers interpret canal life, the coal and iron industries and other aspects of 19th century life as related to D&L canals. Volunteers also needed for the new Hugh Moore Park Welcome Center. These volunteers handle boat ticket sales and answer general questions about the park and its history. Call Dennis Scholl, 610-923-3548 x225, email@example.com.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown – Our ReStore at 1053 Grape St., Whitehall continues to welcome new volunteers as cashiers, sales assistants, and donation assistants. Minimum age is 15. Contact Sandy Harlan, 610-776-7499, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES is seeking volunteers to help with our annual Community Day on April 5 to facilitate games and activities at all our historic sites, as well as run information tables promoting Historic Bethlehem. Minimum age 14. Contact Melanie Depcinski, 610-691-6055x16, email@example.com.
PEDIATRIC CANCER FOUNDATION OF THE LV, INC., Bethlehem has many types of volunteer opportunities and times available for their 5th Annual Run/Walk to Live to Spread the Gold on April 12th 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. For more information, contact Lisa Kappes, 610-297-7292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem needs volunteers to assist clients in Lehigh and Northampton counties. Volunteers improve the quality of life and promote independence by helping their elderly and disabled clients with various caregiving services that include transportation, grocery shopping, chores, light housekeeping, etc. If you can spare just two hours a month, you can make a difference in the life of a member of our community. We offer mileage reimbursement and flexible schedules. To learn how you can help, call Lynn Marie Heiney, 610-867-2177, ShareCare8@aol.com.
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