Current Volunteer Opportunities
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, November 22, 2015
CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN, INC., Allentown – The holidays will be here before you know it! Consider helping to wrap gifts with your friends and family at the Lehigh Valley Mall Gift Wrap Booth or the Outlets at the Sands. Shifts are about 4 hours daily. Proceeds benefit Camelot for Children. Sign up at www.camelotforchildren.org. Call Kristen Bond, 610-791-5683, Kristenb@camelotforchildren.org.
CENTER FOR CAREER PATHWAYS & LITERACY, LCCC Allentown is hosting a volunteer tutor orientation for people interested in working with adult students in GED and ESL programs. Tutors help students pass the GED in subjects of Math, Language Arts, and more. Tutors must have a Bachelor's Degree in any field and tutor for 3 hours a week. Times are flexible. Orientations are Wed. 12/9 at 1pm and Thur. 12/10 at 6pm. Call Allison Ludlow, 610-799-1216, firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, INC., Allentown is looking for volunteers to coordinate a drive for new warm outfits or coats to put under a child's tree this year. This agency serves the valley's poorest children and families with an average family income of $13,000 for a family of four. To begin a coat drive, call Amanda Buss, 610-437-6000 x2112, email@example.com.
EASTON AREA NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS needs volunteers to adopt a family in the Easton area connected to their center through their low-income assistance programs. Volunteers will receive a "Wish List" and are asked to respond to it as they are able. Deadline for drop off of items is 12/19. Call Emigh (Amy) Allison, 610-906-0427, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORAVIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Nazareth is looking for volunteers to help with the annual Christmas in Nazareth All Day Event on Sat. 12/12 from 11am-6pm. Walking tours, carriage rides, vendors, and Santa at the Nazareth Library will be featured. Volunteers will help take care of guests, provide them with information, help with exhibits, and help in the gift shop. Call Megan VanRavenswaay, 610-759-5070, email@example.com.
SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem needs volunteers who have a certified therapy dog to visit a person who is disabled or elderly. Visits take place once or twice a month. This allows for a deep friendship to form between the handlers, the dogs, and the people they visit. Volunteers must go through an orientation. All dogs must be certified as therapy dogs. Call Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield is in need of volunteers to coordinate drives to help feed our animals by donating their holiday meals consisting of lettuce of all kinds, produce, vegetables, juices (OJ, apple, and cranberry). To help make the medicine go down, we can use a lot of canned pumpkin and vanilla pudding. Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, email@example.com.
TOUCHSTONE THEATRE, Bethlehem is seeking volunteers to fill the positions of Usher and Café Assistant during Thur. 12/3 – Sun. 12/20 for their annual high-spirited, vaudevillian variety show "Christmas City Follies XVI." Volunteers needed for performances Thurs, Fri., and Sat. at 6:45pm and Sun. at 12:45pm. Please inquire by 11/30. Call Amber Finn, 610-867-1689, Amber@touchstone.org.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, November 15, 2015
ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION needs large group or individual volunteers as soon as possible to help empty the pantry to get it ready for incoming food from Thanks for Giving Food Drive. Call Deirdre Federico, 610-740-5500 x22, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem has several volunteer opportunities available with Christkindlmarkt that runs Fri. 11/20 to Sun. 12/20. Volunteers are asked to help for at least fifteen hours. New volunteers receive a Christkindlmarkt fleece; returning volunteers receive 2 entrance tickets to the festival. Training scheduled for 11/17. Call Hillary Harper, 610-332-1370, email@example.com.
BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS is looking for a volunteer to serve as Recording Secretary to create and distribute meeting agendas and minutes electronically, maintain mailing lists and files, and coordinate mailings to athletes and volunteers. Also needed is a volunteer Training Coordinator to be responsible for all sports training for coaches and athletes, oversees reservation of training facilities, practice and game schedules, and ensures availability of uniforms and equipment. Call Dana Lindsey, 267-221-7740, firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown seeks volunteers to coordinate collections of supplies for students: toiletries and hygiene products, coats, gloves, hats, tissues, hand sanitizer, school items, gift cards to purchase professional clothes for interviews, first aid supplies, art supplies, and bulk boxes of granola bars and uniform items. Call Judy Belaires, 484-834-8836, email@example.com.
GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth needs Christmas Carolers Tues Dec 22 for their annual gift delivery with Santa Claus. Carolers join Santa and a keyboardist in going around to the different nursing units to sing for our residents while Santa places gifts around the tree. Gift delivery is scheduled from 10am-2pm with lunch provided for volunteers. Individual carolers or groups/clubs are welcome. Call Michael Colon, 610-746-5248, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES is looking for volunteers to ensure the success of their 13th Annual Turkey Trot, a competitive and fun walk. Volunteers are needed 11/ 27 and 11/28 to help with registration, be race marshal, handle post-race refreshments, handout t-shirts, and much more. Call Melanie Depcinski, 610-882-0450 x13, email@example.com.
LEHIGH COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Allentown has several volunteer opportunities: Competition Coordinator, Newsletter Coordinator, Training Coordinators, Volunteer Coordinator, and Artistic Gymnastic Coach. Monthly management team meeting during fall, winter, and spring must be attended. Training provided. Call Harry Schwartz, 814-574-4924, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Allentown needs reliable, friendly volunteers for the Hospital 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, email@example.com.
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Nazareth is in need of volunteers to help sort donations so items can be distributed to those in need. Help is needed 7am-2:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and 7am-12pm on Fridays. Volunteers will be trained upon arrival at their first shift. Call Maria Arcelay, 484-287-4015, firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, November 8, 2015
HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES is in need of seasonal gallery volunteers for the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and 1810 Goundie House. Volunteer Musical performers are also needed. Volunteers needed 11/16 to 1/10. Hours– Kemerer & Moravian Museums: 11am-5pm, Goundie House: 5-7pm. Training will be provided. Call Melanie Depcinski, 610-882-0450 x13, email@example.com.
HOLIDAY HOPE CHESTS needs volunteers to donate shoeboxes filled with age appropriate items for Lehigh Valley's underprivileged children. This a great project for large or small groups, clubs, classes, families, and individuals coordinated by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley. To participate, go to www.volunteerlv.org and fill out a Holiday Hope Chest Donation Registration form. Drop off filled shoeboxes at 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem from 12 noon-7pm Tues.12/1, Wed. 12/2, Thurs., 12/3, or Fri. 12/4 from 10am-3pm ONLY.
INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK LV (ITNLehighValley), Bethlehem is looking for volunteers to drive seniors age 60 and over and visually impaired adults anywhere they would like to go in the Lehigh Valley on Thanksgiving Day and other days. Use your own vehicle. Training will be provided. Inquire by 11/16 to Karen Schiavone, 610-419-1645, Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville has several volunteer opportunities available with their Annual Winter Light Spectacular on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11/14-1/3. Special activities scheduled for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Volunteers receive a free Winter Light Spectacular ticket for each time of volunteering. Call Timmi Fiske, 610-799-4171 x248, email@example.com.
MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEHIGH COUNTY, Allentown needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound clients by either driving a route or taking meals in to the clients. Help on a weekly, monthly, or substitute basis Monday through Friday 11am to approx. 12:30/1pm. Training provided Wed. 11/11 at 1:30pm and Mon. 11/ 23 at 10:30am. Call Dawn Stillwagen, 610-398-2563, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOEBE ALLENTOWN HEALTH CENTER will be holding Thanksgiving Day activities for their residents and needs volunteers to assist. There will be a Thanksgiving Parade from 10am to noon and a Thanksgiving Day Bingo from 1:30 to 4pm. Call by Wed. 11/ 25 – Donna Henry, 610-794-5362, email@example.com.
THIRD STREET ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN, INC., Easton needs help on Thurs. 11/19 from 10-2pm to decorate the Simon Mansion for the holidays. Call by Tues. 11/17. Also on Saturday. 11/18 during the Peace Candle lighting; various times 10am-1pm, 5-7pm to hand out candy canes and help visitors. Call by Wed. 11/15. Contact Brooke Mitman, 610-258-7261 x234, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WESTMINSTER VILLAGE, Allentown is looking for volunteers to assist the Community Life Department with a Thanksgiving Day Party. Deadline to sign up is 11/19th. Call Emily Whitmire, 610-782-8333, email@example.com.
VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem has several Holiday Volunteer Opportunities available. Visit our website www.volunteerlv.org for more details.
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