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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, October 26, 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 inquire is Nov. 17.  Call Catharine Lee, 610-921-2329 x3017, Catharine.lee@cancer.org.

CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN, Allentown needs volunteers to help wrap gifts at the Lehigh Valley Mall from Dec. 5 to Dec. 24.   Booth is located on 2nd floor outside of Boscov's.   All proceeds benefit Camelot for Children, Inc.  To sign up, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0945ada62aa5fc1-gift

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, rita.lang@centerforvisionloss.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.

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, go 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. 

KIDSPEACE, Orefield is seeking local businesses and civic groups to secure gifts for the KidsPeace Angel Tree Program.  Each group takes on any number of gift tags that highlight an individual child and 4 wish list items of $20-$25 each.  These gifts would have to be dropped off by Dec. 10.  Call Patrick Slattery, 610-799-8326, kpadvancement@kidspeace.org.

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield needs animal caregivers to take care of small/large, and some exotic permanent residents – feed, water, ground maintenance of their living quarters, grooming, and brushing.  Schedule a 2 hr. orientation with hands-on training.  Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, gressranch@gmail.com.

WESTMINSTER VILLAGE, Allentown needs volunteers who enjoy baking to help our health center residents bake cookies in our Multi-Purpose Room on Tues, Dec. 9 at 2pm or Fri., Dec. 19 at 2pm. Call Emily Whitmire, 610-782-8333, ewhitmire@presbyterianseniorliving.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, October 19, 2014

AMERICA ON WHEELS, Allentown needs volunteers for Gift Shop/Admission Assistants (handling register required) on Saturdays 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm and Sundays noon-4pm.  Help customers with merchandise and take admissions.  Training provided.  Call Liz Hahn, 610-432-4200 x10, fund_development@americaonwheels.org.

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES proudly announces its 12th Annual Turkey Trot 5kRun, a competitive and fun walk, scheduled for Saturday, November 29.  Since this race has grown significantly, volunteers play a key role in assuring the success of the race.  Volunteers are needed Nov. 28 and 29.  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, mdepcinski@historicbethlehem.org.

LIBERTY BELL MUSEUM, Allentown is looking for help for our Pip VIP event on November 20, 2014 from 5-8 p.m.  We need people to help serve food (simple appetizers) and man the kitchen (put food on plates ready to be served).  Free parking is available.  Deadline for volunteer inquiry is November 10th.  Call Sara Jane Brace, 610-435-4232, sarajane.brace@libertybellmuseum.org.

LEHIGH COUNTY CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES, Allentown needs large/small groups, organizations, and individuals to organize drives for items for their winter shelter that will be opening November 1st in our basement.  Collection items needed are blankets, coats, hats, gloves, new socks, toiletries (including toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, printer paper and other office supplies.  Call Laura Rowe, 610-433-6421 x6101, lrowe@lehighchurches.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY SCORE, Bethlehem seeks experienced business professionals to offer in-person and online counseling and advice to start ups and in-business owners of small businesses and non-profit organizations.  Orientation and training provided.  Call Mitzi Colella, 610-266-3000, mcolella@lvscore.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville has several volunteer opportunities available.  Help is needed with our ZOOrific Silent Auction on 10/25/, 10/26, 11/1, and 11/2.  Duties include set up help from 8-10am, and from 10am-5pm welcome guests, answer questions, and break down Silent Auction.  Call Alan Raisman, 610-799-4171-x224, araisman@lvzoo.org.

PHOEBE HOME NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER, Allentown – Our residents love to sing and enjoy listening to music!  We are always looking for volunteers to spend time with our residents and share their musical abilities.  We have a piano in every dining room, but we would welcome any type of instrument.  Please consider sharing your talents with us.  Training is provided during orientation.  Call Donna Henry, 610-794-5362, dhenry@phoebe.org.

SALVATION ARMY CHILDREN'S SERVICES, Allentown is seeking volunteers (age 14+) to assist with "Fit for Family:  Zumba, Insanity and Yoga-Thon" event on Saturday, November 22nd.  Opportunities include greeters, refreshment assistants, registration helpers, set up/breakdown assistants, and kids craft helpers.  Shifts are 11am-1pm, 12:15-3pm, 1-4pm, and 3:30-5:30pm.  Call Jan Musser Geier, 610-821-7706, Jan.mussergeier@use.salvationarmy.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, October 12, 2014

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Greater Lehigh Valley needs volunteers (age 21+) to step up to the "wheel" and drive cancer patients to scheduled treatments. "Road to Recovery" drivers must have a valid driver's license, a good driving record, a reliable vehicle and proof of insurance, complete a background check and driver check, and attend a brief orientation.  Call Jennifer Washney,

570-562-9749 x320, Jennifer.washney@cancer.org.

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is looking for a volunteer (age 18+) to deliver our Cancer Support Community calendars to locations in Allentown and Bethlehem.  Our calendars are delivered every two months.  Next delivery is the end of November.  Must have a valid driver's license and be able to lift 15-20 lbs.  Call Alex, 610-861-7555, info@cancersupportglv.org.

EXECUTIVE SERVICE CORPS OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY (ESCLV) is looking for retired and career professional management consultants to volunteer their expertise to non-profits in the Lehigh Valley.  Call Bill Cosgrove, 610-504-6199, esclv@ptd.net.

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. 

INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK LV (ITNLehighValley), Bethlehem needs volunteer drivers to transport seniors age 60 and older and visually impaired adults in the Lehigh Valley.  91% of our rides are to medical appointments.  You choose when, where, and how often you would like to drive.  Our greatest need is in the Bethlehem area.  Call us at 610-419-1645.

LEHIGH COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS, INC. DBA LEHIGH VALLEY ACTIVE LIFE, Allentown needs computer instructors (age 16+) to teach Windows 7 or 8 and iPad and iPhone classes weekdays during daytime hours.  Classes are 1.5 hour sessions twice a week for 8 sessions.  Instructors for an open computer lab to assist with software questions/problems on Windows 7/8 and iPad/iPhones weekly are also needed.  Call Diane Nolan, 610-437-3700, dndod@aol.com.

RACE FOR ADAM FOUNDATION, Allentown is looking for volunteers (age 16+) to collect donations and sell merchandise at Melt – Level 3 at the Promenade shops on Thursday, October 16th from 6-10pm for our Adam's Family Benefit Concert with James Supra and Sarah Ayers Quartet to raise money for Childhood Alzheimers.  One hour shifts may be scheduled.  Call Matthew Tobias, 610-351-8118, info@raceforadam.org.

SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION needs volunteers to assist clients in Lehigh and Northampton counties.  Volunteers improve the quality of life and promote independence by helping elderly and disabled clients with various caregiving services that include transportation, grocery shopping, chores, light housekeeping, etc. If you can spare just 2 hours a month, you can make a difference.  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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