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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, November 16, 2014

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.

CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN, INC., Bethlehem asks you to help wrap things up at Outlets at the Sands on the weekends in December and the weekdays leading up to Christmas.  Shifts are about 4 hours.  Many dates and shifts available.  Invite your family, friends, etc. to make this a fun time while you wrap presents to raise funds to keep the Magic going here at Camelot.  Call Kristen Bond, 610-791-5683, kristenb@camelotforchildren.org.

FAMILY CONNECTION OF EASTON is looking for volunteers to assist with a "Cookie with Santa" night at Paxinosa Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 5:30-8:30pm.  Volunteers are also needed to sponsor drives for toys, drives for non-perishable food items to be used in our Backpack Pals program in the Easton Area School District, and to adopt-a-family.  Call Carolyn Serva, 610-250-2551 x24075, servac@eastonsd.org.

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES is holding its 12th Annual Turkey Trot 5kRun, a competitive and fun walk, on Saturday, November 29.  Volunteers play a key role in assuring the success of the race, and are needed Nov. 28 and 29.  Some of the roles include helping with registration, being a race marshal, handing out post-race refreshments, t-shirts, and many more.  Call Melanie Depcinski, 610-882-0450 x13, mdepcinski@historicbethlehem.org.

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 www.volunteerlv.org 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. 

LIBERTY BELL MUSEUM, Allentown needs volunteers to help at our Pip the Mouse VIP event on November 20, from 5-8 p.m.  People are needed to help serve food (simple appetizers) and man the kitchen (put food on plates ready to be served).  Free parking is available.  Call Sara Jane Brace, 610-435-4232, sarajane.brace@libertybellmuseum.org.

MARY'S SHELTER, Bethlehem is looking for individuals, groups, etc. to adopt a family for the holidays.  A gifts wish list can be provided.  Deadline is November 30th.  Call Christine Duddy, 610-867-9546, Christine@marysshelter.org.

MIRACLE LEAGUE OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Schnecksville needs people willing to coordinate drives for gift items of $20 or less for the families we serve.  A list of the children's gift ideas can be found on our website www.miracleleaguelv.org under the Upcoming Events section.  Call Kyle O'Neill, 610-769-2096, kyle@miracleleaguelv.org.

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Allentown is in need of an organist for Saturday Mass at 4pm and/or Sunday Mass at 10am.  If you love to play the organ, call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413, bfogel@shh.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, November 9, 2014

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Bethlehem is looking for male volunteer callers to make Santa Calls on Dec. 1, 2, 3, and 4 from 6-8pm each night.  Get in the holiday spirit in our holiday decorated office while we serve cookies and hot chocolate, and provide Santa hats and jingle bells.  Try to come a bit early for instructions.  Deadline for volunteer inquiry is Nov. 17.  Call Catharine Lee, 610-921-2329 x3017, Catharine.lee@cancer.org.

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown is seeking volunteers (age 18+) to mentor a Little Brother or Little Sister at two schools in Allentown.  Roosevelt Elementary needs Big Brothers/Sisters in a lunch program during 11am-1pm. Jefferson Elementary needs mentors for a breakfast program every Wednesday from 8-8:45am.   Volunteers spend time together doing what they enjoy:  playing games, reading, painting/drawing, chatting, etc.  For more info and requirements, call Maria, 610-391-1827, mocasio@bbbslv.org.

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers (age 17+) to help paint the interior of our new location in Allentown.  Make it fun!  Bring a group of friends or your family.  Join us on December 1-5 and December 8-12 from 9am-9pm.  No training needed.  Call Deb Post, 610-861-7555 x39, Dpost@cancersupportglv.org.

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown seeks individuals, groups, organizations to organize collections of items needed by our children.  Items needed include notebooks, binders, calculators, folders, backpacks, hygiene products, winter wear (warm jackets, scarves, gloves, hats), and sneakers.  Call Catherine Makoski, 484-834-8830, makoskic@cislv.org.

FORKS YMCA EDUCATION CENTER, Easton is looking for individuals, families, groups, or organizations to sponsor drives for the following:  Thanksgiving Food Basket items- drop off during the week of Nov. 24;  hats, gloves, and coats are needed by Nov. 21, and Christmas gifts for children – drop off Dec. 15-19 (7:3-0am-6:30pm).  Call Brenda Pickard, 610-250-7193, brendapickard@greatervalleyymca.org.

GIRLS ON THE RUN OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown needs Running Buddies (age 18+) to run alongside our Fall program participants in their 5K celebration event.  Running Buddies help their girl get through the run and have lots of fun!  Registration is $15.  Date of event is Saturday, December 13th from 8am-to 10:30am (approximately).  Call Liz Fones, 610-682-1446, fonese@diakon.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville has several volunteer opportunities available with their first annual Winter Light Spectacular on Wednesdays through Saturdays from November 14 through January 10.  Create memories and have fun!  Special activities are scheduled for Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.  Volunteers will receive a free one day Winter Light Spectacular ticket for each time of volunteering.  For more info, call Alan Raisman, 610-799-4171 x224, araisman@lvzoo.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, November 2, 2014

CARE & SHARE THRIFT SHOPPES, Souderton is looking for volunteers to work in shoppe or workroom to sort, organize, price, restock and sell merchandise 9am-5pm Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and 9am-8pm Thursdays and Fridays.  Volunteers especially needed for Sat., Thurs., and Fri. evenings.  Call Sue Miller, 215-723-0315 x113, smiller@careandshareshoppes.org.

DAVINCI SCIENCE CENTER, Allentown seeks retirees, professionals, and college students with experience in science, technology, engineering, or math, to provide skills-based mentoring to Allentown youth through exciting programs. Opportunities can occur at any time and range from leading nature hikes with the zoo, to assisting a child with their science fair project. Sign-up at MentorAllentown.org today! For more information call Darryl Alexander, 484-664-1002, Ext. 113, Darryl@davincisciencecenter.org.

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES – Spread the spirit of the season by assisting at our sites, caroling in costume, greeting out of town visitors, or decorating our historic buildings.  We will be decorating the week of Nov. 17th, and will be accepting donations of white Christmas lights at the Kemerer Museum.   Volunteers are needed every day of the week from 12-5pm.  Historic sites include Moravian Museum of Bethlehem Gemeinhaus, Burnside Plantation, Single Sisters' House, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 1750 Smithy, and Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center.  Call Melanie Depcinski, 610-882-0450 x13, mdepcinski@historicbethlehem.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES, Bethlehem needs volunteers to help with the Christmas City Classis 5-Miler and Candy Cane 5K on Sat., Dec. 13 beginning at 9:00am.  Tasks include giving out supplies to runners and helping at the finish line.  Race starts and ends at the YMCA Bethlehem, 430 E. Broad St.  Respond by Dec. 9.  Call Rick Weaver, 610-787-0717, rw262@yahoo.com.

LIBERTY BELL MUSEUM, Allentown is looking for help for our Pip the Mouse Breakfast on Sat., Dec. 6 from 7:30am-12pm.  Volunteers will seat people, set places as people finish eating, and help to prepare and serve food such as pancakes, eggs, and sausage.  Deadline to sign up is Mon., Nov. 17.  Call Sara Jane Brace, 610-435-4232, sarajane.brace@libertybellmuseum.org.

MEALS ON WHEELS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Bethlehem seeks volunteers (large/small groups or individuals) to organize collections of the following items for their clients:  bath towels, lap robes, shawls, blankets, stamps, note cards, toiletries, men's socks, ladies' slipper socks, as well as gift cards to department stores.  Deadline for collections is Dec. 3.  Call Monica McCandless, 610-691-1030, monica@mealsonwheelspa.org.

SALVATION ARMY CHILDREN'S SERVICES, Allentown seeks volunteer help with Foster Family Christmas Party on Sat., Dec. 13 from 11am-1pm in Coopersburg.  Volunteers are also needed on Fri., Dec. 12 for set up and on the morning of the party 12/13.  Donations of holiday food baskets made up with goodies (crackers, jams/jellies, cookies, and other non-perishables) would gratefully be accepted.  Call Jan Musser Geier, 610-821-7706, jan.mussergeier@use.salvationarmy.org.

VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE, Allentown needs volunteers (organizations and individuals) to sponsor drives to collect items that would make our clients' holidays a bit brighter.  Items needed would be gift cards to local businesses/stores/restaurants, journals and pens, art supplies, personal hygiene and beauty products, sports memorabilia, tickets to local movie theaters and sports/entertainment events, and individually wrapped/bagged candy.  Call Christina Schoemaker or Mary Link, 610-820-0166, mlink@valleyyouthhouse.org.

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