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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, August 24, 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.

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.

MILLER-KEYSTONE BLOOD CENTER, Bethlehem has volunteer opportunities available for Canteen Attendants (age 18+) in our Bethlehem or Allentown locations.  Canteen Attendants monitor blood donors after their donation, ensure donors are feeling well before leaving our site, and serve drinks and snacks to our donors.  Times are Bethlehem – Monday 5:30-8:30pm and Saturday 10am-1pm; for Allentown – Thursday 5:30-8:30pm and Saturday 7am-10am.  Orientation and training provided as needed based on volunteer's schedule.  Call Janice Brown, 610-691-5850, jbrown@giveapint.org.

MIRACLE LEAGUE OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Schnecksville seeks people (age 13+) who want to share their love of baseball with special needs kids.  Our baseball season runs from May-October with games on Wednesdays 6-8pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4:30pm.  Our game schedule may be found on www.miracleleaguelv.org.  Call Melissa Borland, 484-707-5746, Melissa@miracleleaguelv.org.

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Allentown is looking for friendly, dependable adult volunteers to help in their busy Gift Shop.  Tasks include light stocking, assisting customers, and ringing up sales.  Hours are flexible, and training will be provided.  Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413, bfogel@shh.org.

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Allentown is holding a six week program "Cooking Matters" that empowers low-income families to shop and prepare healthy meals on a budget.  Volunteers are needed to be Chef Instructors, Nutrition Instructors, and Class Assistants.  These are two hour, hands-on classes that vary in topics which give participants the tools to sustain healthier lives.  Call Ainsley Benner, 610-434-0875, abenner@caclv.org.

THE COCO FOUNDATION, Bethlehem needs volunteers for its annual Tee time for Coco Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 20th at Willow Brook Golf Course, Catasauqua.  People are needed for set-up, registration, to watch competitive holes, and for clean-up.  Volunteers are needed throughout the day to work flexible shifts between 8am-8pm.  Call Lisa Walker, 570-954-8024, lisa@thecocofoundation.org.

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield needs volunteers on Sunday, October 19th from 1-5pm to help with an "Open House for the Animals" as part of The Open Gate Farm Tour.  People 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, and donkey cart rides will provide entertainment for all.  Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, gressranch@gmail.com.  

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, August 17, 2014

DELAWARE AND LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR, Easton seeks field trip docents for 4th-grade field trips focusing on 19th-century canal life in Freemansburg weekdays 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept 29 through Oct 17. Docents will be responsible for providing lessons based on the life of a lock tender's family. Students are from Bethlehem schools. Costumes provided. Training date: 7-8 pm August 27, and 6-7 pm Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24, Dress rehearsal 9-11 am Sept. 26.  Call Dennis Scholl, 610-923-3548 x225, dennis@delawareandlehigh.org.

HORSES & HORIZONS THERAPEUTIC LEARNING CENTER, New Ringold is looking for reliable volunteers (age 14+) to be horse leaders or side walkers during lessons.  Prior horse experience helpful but not required; training provided.  Information and required forms are available on our website www.horsesandhorizons.org.  Volunteer Monday and/or Wednesday evenings between 4:45-8:00pm.   Mandatory training, call for dates. Call Kasie Seymour, 610-349-6157, kasie.seymour@gmail.com.

LEHIGH COUNTY CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES, Allentown urges everyone to do their part to end hunger by participating in their 31st Annual CROP Hunger Walk scheduled for Sunday, October 12.  Volunteers (age 16+) are needed to assist with registration and crowd control from 12pm to 3pm.  Tasks include guiding walkers to the registration table and to the starting line, working at the registration table, and answering walkers' questions.  Please wear a red shirt, comfortable shoes, and a big smile! Call Laura Rowe, 610-433-6421, lrowe@lehighchurches.org.

LEHIGH COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Allentown needs volunteers to serve on their fund-raising committee and their public relations committee.  Representation from corporations/businesses and their employees is sought to serve on committees and/or assist as coaches for various sport programs.  Volunteers are also needed for sponsorships, donations, and prizes for the 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk to be held Sunday, September 14 at Whitehall Parkway.  Contact Harry Schwartz at lehighcountyso@hotmail.com.

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.

ST. LUKE'S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK, Bethlehem Campus – Want to make a difference for our patients, visitors, and staff?  Join the Volunteer Escort Service or become a Greeter!  Not only do you have the opportunity to make a difference, but get exercise while walking throughout our hospital!  Not able to do much walking?  Join our Gift Shop team or help staff with various projects!  To learn how you can make a difference, call Jeanne Ramirez, 484-526-4600, Jeanne.Ramirez@sluhn.org.

TEACH RWANDA, Easton is looking for a volunteer with accounting experience to conduct an annual audit and file non-profit tax forms.  Call Jan Brown, 484-542-7442, JBrown@TEACHRwanda.org.

THE MORAVIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Nazareth is looking for volunteers (age 16+) for our "Second Saturday" clean-up program! Help us with basic landscaping work: prune bushes, pick up sticks, plant flowers, etc., on the historic Ephrata Tract in downtown Nazareth, PA.  Dates-Days-Times: 8-11am on September 13 and/or October 11.  Call Megan vanRavenswaay, 610-759-5070, info@moravianhistoricalsociety.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, August 10, 2014

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, james@communitybikeworks.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.

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.  ITNLV's greatest need is in the Bethlehem area.  Call 610-419-1645.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK MARATHON FOR VIA needs volunteers (12+ years) for race day on Saturday, September 6 from 6am-5pm and Sunday, September 7 from 6am-3pm, with various shifts.   Many volunteer opportunities available, e.g. cheer on runners, staff water stations, and help keep runners on course.  Community groups and/or companies looking for team building opportunities are welcome!  Call Karen DeLuca, 484-239-4030, volunteers@vianet.org.

PROJECT BLUEPRINT ALUMNI REUNION, Re-Connect with fellow alumni at the reunion scheduled for October 21st, 2014 at the NEW PPL Center, Club Level from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  All past participants are encouraged to attend.  Call Sandie Kelly 610-807-0336, skelly@volunteerlv.org.  

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