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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WEEK OF JUNE 23RD

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION, Allentown needs a weekly gardener volunteer to donate, plant flowers, and weed their Gateway Center entrance.  This person should be a self-starter who will bring all needed tools, maintain trees/shrubs, and weed on a weekly basis.  A volunteer is also needed to stain their gazebo.  They also need a volunteer to remodel a bathroom; donation of all supplies is a major plus.  Call Rosaria Stoops, 610-740-5500, rstoops@armpa.org.

CENTER FOR VISION LOSS, Allentown needs volunteers to assist clients with visual impairment during a weekly walk at the Lehigh Valley Mall from 9-10:30am every Wednesday.  Training provided but must have own transportation to get to the Mall.  Current FBI Criminal Background Check is required.   Call Rita Lang, 610-433-6018 x225, rita.lang@centerforvisionloss.org.

COMMUNITY BIKE WORKS, Allentown needs 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 James Williams, 610-434-1140, james@communitybikeworks.org.

EQUI-LIBRIUM, INC, (EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES & THERAPIES), Nazareth needs volunteers (ages 14+) to help during five different weeks of half-day Horse Camp.  Camp dates are August 19-23 (students ages 4-7); July 15-19 and August 12-16 (ages 8-12); August 5-9 (ages 13+).  Training to be a side helper or activity helper will be provided; training sessions are 12:30-3:30pm on 7/13, or 8/3.  Call Yvonne Darlington, 610-365-2266, volunteercoordinator@equi-librium.org.

GREATER VALLEY YMCA, Easton is looking for volunteers (adult supervision for ages 15-17) to help with their Annual Firecracker 4-Miler Race from 6-11:30am on Thursday, July 4.  Proceeds support youth program scholarships at the Easton/Phillipsburg Branch of Greater Valley YMCA.  Various race-related duties:  finish line support, registration, fundraising, food table, course marshal, water stations, etc.  Call Julie Novick, 610-438-6065, julienovick@gv-ymca.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS GROUP, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers for their Sunshine for Seniors Program, a program for low income seniors/individuals who are no longer physically capable nor can afford to hire anyone to do minor yard work.  Bring sunshine into their lives by volunteering to:  rake leaves/clean yards, trim bushes, plant flowers/vegetables, minor painting, or other odds-n-ends to help the outdoor space of the homeowner.  Call Kevin Cope, 484-274-3245, info@lvbg.org.

MUSEUM OF INDIAN CULTURE, Allentown is hosting their annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival on 8/17 and 8/18.  Volunteers are needed to help with set-up from 11am-4pm on Sat. 8/3 and Sun. 8/4; clean-up from 6-9pm on Sun. 8/18. Opportunities for 8/17 and 8/18 consist of helping with children’s activities, food stands, hospitality, and social media coordinator.  For more details, call Pat Rivera, 610-797-2121,

UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers for Healthy Aging VISTA  to support the “Take A Senior Out” program and grow awareness about social isolation and the impact it has on health/well-being of older adults.  The VISTA member will develop a schedule of activities and coordinate resources for participants and volunteers; work on recruitment and training for volunteers; build relationships; and help identify funding resources.  Call Jennifer Nicolosi, 610-807-5741, jennifern@unitedwayglv.org.

ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers (adult supervision for age 14-15) to join the best music festival in North America – Musikfest!  Join your friends, family, and coworkers and support your community.  ArtsQuest has a job for everyone from beer tapping to keeping the festival grounds clean, and much more!  Sign up at www.artsquest.org/volunteer  or call Courtney at 610-332-1354 for a paper application.

EASTERN PA DOWN SYNDROME CENTER, Trexlertown is hosting an event at Eight Oaks Craft Distillers on Thursday, July 11 from 12pm-9pm.  Volunteers (adult supervision for ages 14-17) are needed to help at the raffle tables, kids crafts, and outdoor games area.  Four-hour time slots are available from 12-4pm and/or 4-8pm.  Call Kerri DiDario, 610-402-0188, epdsckerri@gmail.com.

GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth needs a volunteer to play either the piano or organ for their weekly Friday worship service from 2-3pm.  Someone who could commit to most of the Friday afternoons through August is preferred.  Beginning in September, the schedule could be reduced to twice a month.  Call Jennie Repsher, 610-829-3823, jrepsher@northamptoncounty.org.

GREATER VALLEY YMCA, Easton is looking for volunteers (adult supervision for ages 15-17) to help with their Annual Firecracker 4-Miler Race from 6-11:30am on Thursday, July 4.  Proceeds support youth program scholarships at the Easton/Phillipsburg Branch of Greater Valley YMCA.  Various race-related duties:  finish line support, registration, fundraising, food table, course marshal, water stations, etc.  Call Julie Novick, 610-438-6065, julienovick@gv-ymca.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville is looking for dedicated volunteers (adult supervision 10-12 years) for the 2019 season.  Volunteers may assist with positions including interactive exhibits, conservation activity stations, special events, memberships, marketing, and grounds departments.  Call Julia Seeley, 610-799-4171 x248, jseeley@lvzoo.org.

MORAVIAN HALL SQUARE, Nazareth runs independently facilitated activities and needs volunteers for a Poker Night every Wednesday at 6-8pm on Bethany and Morningstar Neighborhoods and a Macramé Instructor for a weekly Friday class from 2-3pm.  Call Pam Kleckner, 610-746-1120, pamk@moravian.com.

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Nazareth needs volunteers for their Free Fridays (when member agencies shop at their food bank at no cost to them).  Usually up to 10 volunteers are needed from 12:30-2:30pm.  Volunteers must be comfortable lifting to 50 lbs., bending, and walking for the entire time.  Call Idaliz Burgos, 484-287-4015, iburgos@caclv.org.

THE DAVINCI DISCOVERY CENTER, Allentown is looking for two to three skilled carpenters to volunteer to build a small set of stairs with a railing and platform for fun, new activities coming soon to the Center.  This should be a five to ten days project (approximately) with the possibility of beginning the week of June 24th.  References will be required.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Call Joan Amaya, 484-664-1002 x129, joan@davincisciencecenter.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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