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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 9th

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION invites volunteers to a Christmas Gift Wrapping Party on Saturday, December 15.  You will be wrapping gifts for men at the Allentown Rescue Mission.  This is a great way to get in the Holiday Spirit and have some fun, as we wrap the day away!  Donations of gift wrap would be greatly appreciated.  Sign up:  http://signup.com/go/hOTfzxZ.

COMMUNITY BIKE WORKS, Allentown is looking for volunteers to teach the class in their Earn-a-Bike program.  This program teaches students (ages 9-17) basic bike mechanics and safety over a 12-week course.  Mentors aid students as they fix their bike and learn communication and teamwork skills.  Upon completion of the course, students earn their refurbished bike and a new helmet.  No mechanic experience is necessary.  Call Hannah Miller, 610-434-1140, Hannah@communitybikeworks.org 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS 4 KIDS, Allentown is looking for a data entry volunteer to input their handwritten registration forms into an Excel spreadsheet.  There are approximately 1,000 names, addresses, and phone numbers to be entered.  This task is to be done in the volunteer’s home on volunteer’s computer at their convenience but must be completed by January 30.  Call Clay Smith, 610-762-8054, clay@cp4kids.org.

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES is looking for volunteers to serve as Gallery Guides at the Kemmerer Museum of Decorative Arts Gallery.  Guides keep a watchful eye over the exhibits, answer visitors’ questions, and should be knowledgeable about the museum and exhibits.  Must be able to commit to two (2-4 hour) shifts per month for at least six months.  Training will be provided.  Call Kristen Walsh, 610-691-6055, kwalsh@historicbethlehem.org.

PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY THERAPY DOGS, INC., Kutztown seeks volunteers with therapy dogs to visit residents of various nursing homes throughout the Lehigh Valley area.  Bringing smiles to people’s faces is their pleasure.  Therapy dog teams must be registered PoYC tested teams.  For more info, call Helene Skopek-Krygier, 570-814-6078, poycdog@yahoo.com.

SPIRIT 2018, Fogelsville is looking for volunteers to help with the 26th Annual Spirit Dinner for the less fortunate of the Lehigh Valley.   Volunteers are needed from 8:15am-3:30pm on Monday, December 24 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Fogelsville.  Upon arriving, check-in at the Volunteer Table in the Sam Adams Brewhouse to let them know that you’ve arrived; then a team member will let you know the area you can join to volunteer.  Sign up for a volunteer shift of your choice at www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d49a8ad22abf58-spirit1.

THE SALVATION ARMY, Lehigh Valley needs Red Kettle Bell Ringers at various locations in the Allentown and Bethlehem area.  Two or four-hour shifts available at your convenience Monday through Saturday now through December 24.  Indoor and outdoor  locations available at various locations.     Call Deirdre Govan, 610-432-0128 x220, Deirdre.govan@use.salvationarmy.org.

VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE, Bethlehem is in desperate need of 250 volunteers to help create a joyous holiday season by adopting a youth to buy a gift for in their Holiday Gift Drive.  See youth profiles and gift suggestions on www.roonga.com/vyh_lv.  All gifts should be wrapped, labeled with the youth’s name and ID# or a print out of the youth profile, and dropped off by December 10 between 8:30am-4:30pm.  Help us create a joyous holiday season.  Call Mary Link, 610-820-0166 x1319, mlink@vyh.org.

Contact the Volunteer Center to receive a directory listing agencies in need of volunteers at 610-807-0336 or e-mail:  vc@volunteerlv.org
Visit our website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities.

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