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YOUTH & ADULT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, April 20, 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.  Contact James Williams, 610-434-1140, james@communitybikeworks.org.
 
DA VINCI SCIENCE CENTER, Allentown will be opening a new exciting traveling exhibit "Space, A Journey to Our Future".  Volunteers are needed to be Adult Floor Educators for this special exhibit, as well as on our main exhibit floor.  Volunteers should be able to commit to one four hour shift a week.  All volunteers must have Child Abuse Clearances and Background Check, and attend a mandatory safety training and orientation.  Contact Jen Pors, 484-664-1002, jen@davincisciencecenter.org.
 
LUTHERAN HOME CARE & HOSPICE, Orefield needs volunteers for Camp Evergreen, a bereavement camp for children ages 8-16 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Through arts & crafts, physical activity, games, songs and discussion, campers will learn new, healthy ways to cope with strong feelings that often emerge after significant loss. 5-9PM July 25; 8AM-9PM July 26-27. Contact Cathy Sweeney, 484-664-2700, csweeney@lutheranhomecare.org
 
MORAVIAN HALL SQUARE, Nazareth is in need of several volunteers to assist in our lovely gift shop. If you enjoy people and beautiful surroundings we encourage you to apply. Two or three hour shifts, 11AM – 4:30PM Monday through Saturday. Contact Laurie Brunstetter, 610-746-1334, laurieb@moravian.com.
 
PHOEBE RICHLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER, Richlandtown has several volunteer needs:  assistants for Ice Cream Socials every Tuesday from 2-4pm; in-house transporters to push resident wheelchairs to
Rehab Monday, Tuesday, or Friday from 1-3pm, and on 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9am-noon; and someone to do nail polishes 1-2 hours any day of the week.  Call Suzanne Sabo, 267-371-4504, ssabo@phoebe.org.
 
SAUCON VALLEY CONSERVANCY, Bethlehem is seeking volunteers to help with our Annual Saucon Valley History Day, Saturday, April 26 to facilitate activities such as plant sale, craft show, yard sale and refreshments, as well as information tables promoting our history. Call Priscilla DeLeon, 610-216-0566, svconservancy@aol.com.
 
THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield, "where animals help people and people help animals" needs volunteers for our Ranch Camp for kids entering 3rd through 9th grades. Activities include horsemanship, donkey cart rides, needle-felting, story-telling and more!  Learn the care the feeding of farm animals of all sizes. Contact Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, gressranch@gmail.com.
 
THE SALVATION ARMY FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SERVICES, Allentown is seeking volunteers for our Rock N' Run 4 Kids 5k & Kid's Fun Run May 17th to support foster care services. All kinds of volunteer opportunities are available. This family event held in beautiful Coca-Cola Park is a great way to spend a few hours to support a great cause! Minimum age 14. Contact Florence Rhue, 610-821-7706, Florence_rhue@use.salvationarmy.org
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, April 13, 2014
 
CENTER FOR CAREER PATHWAYS & LITERACY, Allentown has volunteer tutoring opportunities available at their LCCC Allentown campus.  We need tutors for English as a Second Language and for students working on their literacy skills or studying for the new GED 2012 test.  Volunteers must attend training and developmental opportunities we provide.  Should have a bachelor's degree or working towards one and be able to donate 3 hours per week.  Contact Gloria Lowell, 610-799-1216, glowell@lccc.edu.
 
DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR, INC., Easton needs volunteers for the upcoming visitor season at the National Canal Museum in Hugh Moore Park.  Volunteer opportunities exist for guides in the museum and as attendants at the newly renovated Welcome Center.  Volunteers should be available Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., or Sun. from June 7th –Labor Day weekend from 11am -4:30pm.  Training will be held in May.  Contact Dennis Scholl, 610-923-3548 x225, dennis@delawareandlehigh.org.
 
EASTERN PA DOWN SYNDROME CENTER, Allentown is asking for volunteers age 16 and up to help with our First Annual 3.21 Run on Saturday, April 19th from 8am-noon in the Lehigh Parkway.  Assistance is needed at registration, water stations, set up, clean up, parking, and greeters.  This is a run/walk event.  We need energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to get our runners started and to keep them going!  Contact Michael Carney, 610-402-0184, michaelbcarney@hotmail.com.
 
EPISCOPAL HOUSE OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, INC., Allentown is holding a shoe drive fund raising event.  We need volunteers (individuals, businesses or community groups) to collect gently used shoes for us now through May 31st.  All shoes will be accepted:  adult, children, flip flops, boots, heels, work shoes, and even athletic shoes.  A collection box and flier will be provided.  Contact Miki Weaver, 610-821-0311, mweaver@episcopalhouse.com.
 
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.  Contact Bill Cosgrove, 610-504-6199, esclv@ptd.net.
 
MIRACLE LEAGUE OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Schnecksville seeks people 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.miracleleaglelv.org.  Contact Melissa Borland, 484-707-5746, Melissa@miracleleaguelv.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.
 
THE COCO FOUNDATION, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers to help with MayDayz event on Sunday, May 4 at Bethlehem Rose Gardens from 12-5pm.  Opportunities include set up/take down, put up signs, clean up, help with carnival style games and arts and crafts stations, and sell raffle tickets.  Have fun and help a good cause.  Proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research and Coco Foundation.  Call Tina Eichlin, 484-695-8923, tina@thecocofoundation.org.
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Sunday, April 6, 2014
 
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown has a need for Adult (18-21) Volunteer School-Based Coordinators for after school programs throughout the Lehigh Valley.  Supervise match meetings between high school students/elementary aged children and college students/middle school aged children.  Training provided and TBD.  Background checks are part of screening.  Call Ann Hogan, 610-391-1827, ahogan@bbbslv.org.
 
HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES is welcoming applications from individual volunteers or groups who would be able to assist with grounds clean up at the Kemmerer Museum of Decorative Arts and the historic Burnside Plantation.  Help us keep our grounds beautiful and prepare for warmer weather!  Volunteers must be able to handle light yard work such as raking, pulling weeds, and removing brush.  Contact Melanie Depcinski, 610-691-6055 x16, mdepcinski@historicbethlehem.org.
 
KIDSPEACE, Orefield needs volunteers for the KidsPeace 5K Family Fun Mud Run on Saturday April 26th. Volunteers are needed to work concession stands, direct traffic and parking, man water stations, cheer, motivate and help participants at obstacles, and coordinate the bag drop area.  Flexible times are available between 9:30am to approximately 3pm.  Contact Gina Stano, 610-799-8071, gina.stano@kidspeace.org.
 
MORAVIAN HALL SQUARE, Nazareth has a volunteer opportunity available for people 14 years or older to enable our residents to attend Sunday Worship Service.  Help transport residents from our Health & Wellness Center neighborhood to our Chapel, and back to their neighborhood.  Time needed is Sundays from 2pm-3:30pm.  Training provided after application and interview process.  Call Laurie Brunstetter, 610-746-1334, laurieb@moravian.com.
 
PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY THERAPY DOGS, Allentown is in need of therapy dogs to do monthly visits at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown on the 2nd Wednesday of each month starting at 7pm.  Must be registered therapy dog team with our organization.  Contact Helene Skopek-Krygier, 570-814-6078, poycdogs@yahoo.com.
 
PROJECT BLUEPRINT –the Volunteer Center is seeking racial ethnic volunteers for its upcoming minority volunteer leadership program which develops and trains volunteers to serve on boards and committees of local non-profit boards.  Seven session program covers topics which relate to board membership and leadership skills is scheduled for consecutive Tuesdays starting April 22 from 5:30-8:30PM. Application deadline is April 8th.   Applications and information are available on our website www.volunteerlv.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.
 
THE SALVATION ARMY FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SERVICES, Allentown seeks an energetic individual wanting to make a visible difference in the lives of foster children and families in the Lehigh Valley.
Become an active member of Children's Services Foster Care & Adoption Committee.  Tasks involved with this position are teamwork, brainstorming, event planning, collaborating, and attending monthly meetings.  This position has flexibility and much of the work can be done in your own home.  Contact Florence Rhue, 610-821-7706, Florence_rhue@use.salvationarmy.org.

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