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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, October 4, 2015

AMERICA ON WHEELS, Allentown needs volunteers (age 16+) for Gift Shop/Admissions Assistant (handling cash register required) and Museum Tour Guides to meet/greet visitors and share the museum's story. Training will be provided.  Gift Shop/Admissions Assistant needed weekdays and weekends 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm.  Hours for tour guides vary.  Call Liz Hahn, 610-432-4200 x10,

CENTER FOR CAREER PATHWAYS & LITERACY, Allentown is hosting a volunteer tutor orientation for people interested in tutoring adult education students in math, science, language arts, and social studies in order for students to obtain their GED.  Orientation will take place 1pm Wed. Oct. 7 and 6pm Thur. Oct. 8.  Contact Allison Ludlow, 610-799-1216,

FAMILIES FIRST, Pen Argyl needs Facilitators for high school students 9th through 12th grades.  Facilitators meet with a group of students once a month (7:40am-9:20am at Pen Argyl High School) to encourage higher education or vocational careers by selecting guest speakers and/or sharing their own experiences.  Limited training sessions provided.  Call Frank Jones, 610-863-3688,

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES proudly announces its 13th Annual Turkey Trot 5kRun, a competitive and fun walk, scheduled for Saturday, November 28.  Since this race has grown significantly, volunteers play a key role in assuring the success of the race.  Volunteers are needed Nov. 27 and 28.  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,

LEHIGH COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Allentown has several volunteer opportunities:  Competition Coordinator, Newsletter Coordinator, Training Coordinator, and Volunteer Coordinator.  Must attend monthly management team meetings during fall, winter, and spring.  Training provided at convenience of volunteer.  To discuss the role of any these positions, call Harry Schwartz, 814-574-4924,

NORTHEAST MINISTRY, Bethlehem is in great need of tutors for their After School Homework Club held Monday through Thursday from 3-5:30pm during the school year.  Tutors assist with homework, provide reading support, and work on basic math skills.  Tutors are needed daily, and can participate as often as the program meets.  Call Paula Johnson, 610-691-3355,

SIXTH STREET SHELTER, Allentown is looking for volunteers with FBI & Child Abuse Clearances to come in for 4-5 hours every Thursday from 10am-3pm, while the Family resource Center Coordinator takes parents to Career Link/Workforce for resume building and job search training.  Call Jonathan Copeland, 610-435-1490,

THE SALVATION ARMY CHILDREN'S SERVICES, Allentown is looking for volunteers to join the Children's Service Committee!  The CSC plans their largest annual fundraising event, The Rock N' Run 4 Kids, coordinates awareness events, cultivates relationships with for-profit organizations & much more! It is one evening a month for 1 ½ hour commitment.  Call Jan Musser Geier, 610-821-7706,


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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, September 20, 2015

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS is looking for volunteers every Saturday in October from 6-10pm for Haunted Woods.  Tasks include directing traffic, dressing up to scare people, and leading people to the woods entrance.  100% of proceeds go towards Bethlehem Special Olympics.  Sign up at or contact Dana Lindsey,

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOMES – Fountain Hill & Allentown need volunteers to help residents in wheel chairs get to in-house programs and the beauty shop.  Be a VIP…brighten the lives of our residents and enrich yours!  Call Kerry Magliane, 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,

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 1, 2, & 3, or 10am-3pm ONLY on Friday, 12/4.

MILLER-KEYSTONE BLOOD CENTER needs Canteen Attendants (age 18+) in our Bethlehem and Allentown locations.  Canteen attendants monitor blood donations after their donations, ensure donors are feeling well before leaving the site, and serve drinks/snacks to our donors.  Times:  Bethlehem-Wed. and Thurs. 5:30-8:30pm; Allentown –Thurs. 5:30-8:30pm, and Sat. 7-10am.   Call Janice Brown, 610-691-5850,

MIRACLE LEAGUE OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Schnecksville is gearing up for fall baseball games and needs volunteers to help children with special needs play baseball on Friday night at 7pm and run bases, swing a bat, and play catch in the outfield.  No prior experience working with special needs children required.  Call Jerilyn Kronstadt, 610-769-2096,

VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers to coordinate drives for empty shoe boxes to be used for our annual "Holiday Hope Chests" program.   Save those empty boxes from "back to school shopping," and put them to good use!   Shoe boxes may be dropped off at our address 2121 City Line Rd, Bethlehem between 8:30am-4:30PM Monday to Friday.  Call Sandie Kelly, 610-807-0336,


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, September 13, 2015

DAVINCI SCIENCE CENTER, Allentown seeks enthusiastic, curious people to be Exhibit Floor Volunteers.   Volunteers engage visitors in hands-on-exhibits and exciting science experiments.  Should be comfortable speaking with individuals/groups and be able to be on exhibit floor for up to four consecutive hours.  An initial training orientation and required quarterly training provided.  PA Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse Clearances required.  Call Jen Pors, 484-664-1002,

DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR, INC., Easton needs docents.  Volunteers will receive resource materials and appropriate costumes, which you are responsible to clean.  Training necessary.   General site history and one lesson site will be covered each session.  Call Dennis Scholl, 610-923-3548 x225 or 610-984-4753,

LEHIGH COUNTY CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES, Allentown Help end hunger by participating in the Annual CROP Hunger Walk on Sun., Oct. 11.  Volunteers (age 16+) are needed to assist with registration and crowd control from 12pm-3pm by guiding walkers to the registration table and to the starting line, working at the registration table, and answering walkers' questions.  Please wear a blue shirt, comfortable shoes, and a big smile!  Call Laura Rowe, 610-433-6421 x6101,

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

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown is looking for volunteers (18+ years) to do grocery shopping for homebound seniors and adults with disabilities.  Choose the area of Lehigh County that works best for you.  Flexible scheduling based on client's needs (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly).  Background checks at our expense.   A 40 minute orientation required.  Please choose from upcoming dates Tues. 9/22@10:30am, Wed. 9/30@1pm, or call to schedule a one-on-one that fits your schedule.  Call Lindsay Fly, 610-841-7132,

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Allentown needs reliable, friendly volunteers for Hospital Gift Shop.  Duties include light stocking, customer assistance, and completing sales.  Weekdays, evenings, and weekend shifts available.  Training will be provided.  Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413,

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield is hosting an Open Gate Farm Tour on Sun., Oct. 18 from 1-5pm.  Volunteers 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, Petting Zoo, and horse/pony/donkey cart rides will provide entertainment for all.  Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122,

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