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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, July 26, 2015

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS is looking for a volunteer Public Relations Coordinator to be responsible for communications that establish and promote favorable internal and external relationships, as well as   informing the media and the general population about special events and what the Bethlehem Special Olympics is all about.  Should have excellent organization and communication skills, be familiar with local media organizations, and have the ability to work cooperatively with other volunteers.  Call Dana Lindsey, 267-221-7740, bso.dana@gmail.com.

GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth is in the process of beautifying its nursing units and is seeking creative individuals or groups to paint murals for the residents.  Call Michael Colon, 610-746-5248, mcolon@northamptoncounty.org.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY is seeking committed volunteers to join the Special Event Committee for the 2015 Toast to Hope (our signature fundraiser).  Volunteers will help with procurement of donations for the Silent Auction, process and run check-out, acquire restaurant sponsors, and process/run on-site fundraising (jewelry raffle and Lego Build contest).  Must attend monthly meetings in person or via conference call on third Thurs. of month with additional meetings and projects scheduled for marketing/planning.  Email Melissa Siegfried, Melissa@habitatlv.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY ACTIVE LIFE, Allentown needs volunteers (18+ years) to teach computer classes, especially iPod/iPad on an ongoing basis and also to help in the open computer lab on Wed. from 1-4pm.  Computer classes are ongoing during day or evening hours.  Call Diane Nolan, 610-437-3700, dndod@aol.com.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK MARATHON FOR VIA needs volunteers (12+ years) for race day on Sun. Sept. 13 between 6am-1:30pm.  Shift times vary depending on location.  Volunteers are needed to be course marshals, staff water stations, or distribute food to the runners at the finish line for this marathon that takes place through the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton.   Call Karen DeLuca, 484-239-4030, volunteers@vianet.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville – Run Wild at the Zoo, an annual 10K and 5K run and a 1 Mile Family Fun Walk, will take place Sunday, August 16.  Volunteers are needed to help with registration, direct runners on the course, and help distribute water after the runners cross the finish line.  Call Timmi Fiske, 610-799-4171 x248, tfiske@lvzoo.org.

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.  Choose the area of Lehigh County that works best for you.  Flexible scheduling based on client's needs for grocery shopping (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly).  Background checks at our expense.   A 40 minute orientation required.  Please choose from upcoming dates Wed. 7/29-1pm, Fri. 8/7-1pm, Wed. 8/12-10:30am, or Tues. 8/25-1pm, or call to schedule a one-on-one that fits your schedule.  Call Lindsay Fly, 610-841-7132, lfly@mealsonwheelslc.org.

THE COCO FOUNDATION, Bethlehem needs volunteers on Sat. Sept. 19 for its Annual Tee Time for Coco Golf Tournament at Willow Brook Golf Course, Catasauqua.  Help with set-up and clean-up (multiple jobs), registration, food/beverage carts, and raffle/prize table.  Volunteers are needed throughout the day to work flexible shifts between 8am-8pm.  Sign up for specific time at www.thecocofoundation.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, July 19, 2015

ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem is looking for friendly and energetic volunteers for Musikfest, July/August 2015.  The festival runs from 8/7-8/16.  Opportunities are available as ticket sellers, soda and alcohol beverage service, EcoSquad, stage hands, Street Team, etc.  We ask volunteers to do several shifts totaling 18 hours.  Visit our website www.musikfest.org/volunteers or call Hillary Harper, 610-332-1370, hharper@artsquest.org.

KIDSPEACE, Orefield needs volunteers (age 13+) to help at Annual KidsPeace Soccer Invitational on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23.  Help with traffic control, concession stands, field-marshaling, raffle, and awards.  Volunteers receive a free t-shirt and meal vouchers.  Call Gino Stano, 610-799-8071, gina.stano@kidspeace.org.

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.  Flexible scheduling based on client's needs(weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly).  Background checks at our expense.   A 40 minute orientation required:  choose from  upcoming dates Wed. 7/29-1pm, Fri. 8/7-1pm, Wed. 8/12-10:30am, Fri. 8/21-10:30am , or Tues. 8/25-1pm, or schedule a one-on-one.  Call Lindsay Fly, 610-841-7132, lfly@mealsonwheelslc.org.

NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE CENTER FOR ADULT LITERACY & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, Fowler Southside Center needs volunteers to tutor adult basic education, GED Test preparation, and English as a Second Language.  Tutor once or twice a week, mornings or evenings Monday – Thursday.  Orientation Workshop held in early August; seating is limited, and pre-registration is required.  Completion of a free, brief online introductory course required prior to orientation.  Call Kathy Rector, 610-332-6424, tutoringinfo@northampton.edu.

PHOEBE HOME NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER, Allentown – Come and join us for a fun-filled family evening at our Annual Peach Festival on Wednesday, August 12.  Volunteer opportunities are available between 2pm-9pm for families and groups to help our residents get outdoors to enjoy the fun, games, and music of the Allentown Band.  We need assistance with set-up, clean-up, assisting residents, help with games, and serving food.  Must register with Volunteer Office before 8/7.  Call Donna Henry, 610-794-5362, dhenry@phoebe.org.

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Allentown – Reliable, friendly volunteers are needed for our Gift Shop.  Duties include light stocking, customer assistance, and completing sales.  Weekdays, evenings, and weekend shifts available; training provided.  Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413, bfogel@shh.org.

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Allentown needs volunteers to pack Sunshine Boxes every first Tuesday of the month from 8:30am-1pm.  We pack 1,995 boxes each month which are then distributed to 6 counties.  Duties include packing boxes on an assembly line, loading pallets, making boxes, breaking down cardboard, and sweeping.  Large groups are encouraged.  Call Janet Meyer, 610-434-0875, jmeyer@caclv.org.

SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION needs volunteers at Musikfest to hand out moist towelettes at the porta-potties from 6:30-9:30pm from Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 10.  All volunteers will receive a t-shirt.  Call Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177, sharecare8@aol.com.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, July 12, 2015

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS is looking for someone to organize and help create our monthly newsletter that goes out to all athletes and volunteers.   Specific experience is not necessary as long as you are well-organized, dependable, have good written skills, and are a quick learner of programs.  Contact Dana Lindsey, 267-221-7740, bso.dana@gmail.com.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown needs volunteers to help with registration, packet pick-up, finish line, race course, and Country Fair at the Corner Store Run at Lehigh University on August 22.  Three shifts available from 6:30am-10:30am, 7:30am-11:30am, or 6:30am-11:30am.  Volunteers under 18 years must have parent sign online waiver; less than 12 years must have adult with them at all times.  Register online at http://www.cornerstorerun.com/volunteer.  Call 610-391-1827.

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOME, Allentown will be having a Car Show in our parking lot for our residents.  Volunteers (age 16+) are needed to escort/push residents in wheelchairs to/from the Car Show.  Wheelchair and escort training will be given at the event to be held Wed. July 29, 5:30-8:30pm with a rain date of Thurs. July 30.  Please help our residents enjoy this Car Show!  Call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, kerrymagliane@lehighcounty.org.

DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR, Easton needs volunteers to become guides and volunteers to work as gift shop attendants at the National Canal Museum in Hugh Moore Park, Easton, for the upcoming visitor season.  The museum is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday.  Call Dennis Scholl, 610-923-3548 x225, dennis@delawareandlehigh.org.

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES – Join us as a volunteer (14+ years) for the "sweetest" festival, our Annual Blueberry Festival!  Many opportunities available (e.g. parking & entrance attendants, volunteer & entertainers check-in, beverage & food, family tours & activities, and runners).  Help is needed Sat. 7/18 and Sun. 7/19 for shifts 9:30am-1pm, 12:30-4pm, and 3:30-7:30pm.  Call Melanie Depcinski, 610-882-0450 x13, mdepcinski@historicbethlehem.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY ACTIVE LIFE, Allentown is looking for a volunteer to do some landscaping work - trim hedges, plant flowers, pull weeds around our facility and make it beautiful and inviting to senior citizens.  Must be able to do moderate lifting and bending.  Call Rick Daugherty, 610-437-3700, rick@lvactivelife.org.

NORTHEAST MINISTRY, Bethlehem has several volunteer opportunities:  Pick up food donations from local businesses and deliver them to our food bank:  Food assistants to stock shelves, bag food items, move products between storage and distribution rooms, etc. ;  Delivery assistants to help unload delivery trucks, open boxes, and breakdown boxes, etc.  Call Paula Johnson, 610-691-3355, johnsonp@northeastministry.com.

PHOEBE HOME NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER, Allentown – Come and join us for a fun-filled family evening at our Annual Peach Festival on Wednesday, August 12th.  Volunteer opportunities are available between 2pm-9pm for families and groups to help our residents get outdoors to enjoy the fun, games, and music of the Allentown Band.  We need assistance with set-up, clean-up, assisting residents, help with games, and serving food.  Must register with Volunteer Office before 8/7.  Call Donna Henry, 610-794-5362, dhenry@phoebe.org.

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