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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WEEK OF JUNE 9TH

CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN, Allentown needs volunteers (14+ years) to be Camp Buddies from 8am-3pm for a six-week summer camp from Monday, June 24 to August 2.   Volunteers are paired with Camelot children and their siblings to have a great time enjoying the playground, games, crafts, and weekly field trips to a variety of different locations.  Call Emily Knudson, 610-791-5683, emilyk@camelotforchildren.org.

CEDARBROOK SENIOR CARE AND REHAB, Allentown is looking for volunteers from 5-7pm for their Annual Car Show, Tuesday, June 18 (rain date 6/25).  Help is needed to escort residents (push wheelchairs when necessary) out of their building and around the visitor parking lot to see the show cars and rock out to the DJ playing the oldies.  Your help enables residents to enjoy this show, music, and the outdoors.  Call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, kerrymagliane@lehighcounty.org.

MORAVIAN HALL SQUARE, Nazareth is looking for volunteers (14+ years) to help from 7am-8pm with a Rock-a-Thon celebrating June 21, the longest day of the year.  Twelve (12) rocking chairs will be placed on Moravian Hall’s front porch with the goal of keeping them rocking all day long.  Volunteers are needed to help in the Food Court, participate in rocking (1 hour at least), sponsor a rocker ($5 per hour suggested),or join the Support Squad assisting with various duties.  Call Laurie Brunstetter, 610-746-1334, laurieb@moravian.com.

OLD FREEMANSBURG ASSOCIATION received a grant to continue restoration work on the historic Lockhouse #44 on the Lehigh Canal, Freemansburg.  Volunteers (16+ years) are needed to demolish current flooring on first floor, replace floor joists, and lay a new subfloor, repair plaster on first floor walls, and paint first floor walls.  Carpentry experience is preferred; tools and water will be supplied.  Long pants and sturdy shoes are a must.  Call Lynn Rogers, 610-393-0625, ldr1017@gmail.com.

PHOEBE ALLENTOWN NURSING HOME has summer volunteer opportunities available for youth ages 13 (or finished 7th grade) to 18 to complete their community service hours and have a good time doing it.  Take residents for “walks” around campus, help with bingo games, do manicures, one-on-one visits, or help transport residents for summer picnics/musicals.  Orientation day is from 8:30am-4pm on Tuesday, June 18.  Call prior to orientation to receive necessary items- Joan Wickel, 610-794-5364, jwickel@phoebe.org.

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, INC., Orefield needs volunteers (18+ years) to be Ranch Camp Counselors for the week of June 24 from 8:45am-2:30PM.  Camp counselors will guide campers (2nd grade–12th grade) in activities that include:  horsemanship, donkey cart rides, alpaca-felting, scavenger hunts, learn about care/feeding of animals, shadow a real veterinarian, etc.  Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, gressranch@gmail.com.

THE SANCTUARY AT HAAFSVILLE, Breinigsville needs help to maintain the animal shelter grounds and buildings.  Tasks would include lawn mowing, weed and hedge trimming, grounds and parking lot maintenance, and general repair of fencing/building, etc.  Please join us in giving back to these wonderful animals by helping with facility’s needs. Call Linda Green, 484-285-5445, volunteer@thesanctuarypa.org.

THIRD STREET ALLIANCE, Easton is looking for volunteers to help revamp their courtyard on Wednesday, June 12 from 9am-noon.  This is a peaceful area that their residents, staff, and children like to visit.  Work involves return slate borders, weeding, cleaning, soil, plants, shrubs, bird feeders/house, and spruce up a bench.  Call Wendy Hughes, 610-438-9426, whughes@thirdstreetalliance.org.

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION needs volunteers to do or refer drywall contractor(s) who would donate time and materials to demo and repair 3 interior walls at their facility on Sunday, June 30 from 9am-5pm.  Wall 1 is an old plaster lathe wall that needs to be demo’d and sheetrock put up.  Walls 2 & 3 are in classroom/clinic area where sheetrock is in poor repair due to water damage.  Call Michael Mauro, 610-740-5500 x332, mikemauro@armpa.org.

ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers (adult supervision for age 14-17) 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.

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown has fun volunteer opportunities available at their Dragon Boat Festival from 7am-3pm on Saturday, June 15 at Evergreen Lake, Bath.  Be part of this special event by being parking attendants, setting-up and cleaning-up, selling raffle tickets and t-shirts, or marshalling boat launch or stand-by boating teams.  Call Nancy Petiet, 610-861-7555, npetiet@cancersupportglv.org. 

DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR, Easton needs Visitor Service Volunteers and National Canal Museum Docents/Guides for the 2019 season (June – December).  Service volunteers act as greeters or assist in the Gift Shop.  Guides help bring history to life for visitors.  Training and reading materials are provided.  Weekly/biweekly shifts from 11am-4:30pm Wednesdays through Sundays.   Minimum age is 16+ with adult for both positions.  Call Kelly Prentice, 484-895-5883, communications@delawareandlehigh.org.

GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth is looking for high school students (14+ years) to participate in a summertime Junior Volunteer Program.  Students generally assist in one of these areas:  resident transport, activity assistants, and one-on-one visits.  Hours Monday – Friday 9am-3pm with a commitment of at least one day a week required.  Orientation sessions are June 13 & 20.  Call Jennie Repsher, 610-829-3823, jrepsher@northamptoncounty.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.  They are currently in need of teams to visit residents at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown from 6:30-7:30pm on Thursdays and residents of Country Meadows, Allentown on Wednesdays from 6-6:45pm.  Therapy dog teams must be registered PoYC tested teams.  For more info, call Helene Skopek-Krygier, 570-814-6078, poycdogs@yahoo.com.

SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem provides free volunteer services to elderly/disabled persons such as transportation, shopping, visitations, and therapy dog visits.  They currently need volunteers to be friendly visitors to visit home-bound people in Lehigh and Northampton County.  Insurance and training will be provided.  Call Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177, sharecare8@aol.com.

VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is recruiting high school students entering 10th,, 11th, or 12th grade for their goLEAD Leadership Program which will take place from 9am-3pm on Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19.  This program helps participants develop critical leadership skills while preparing a capstone service project.  Applications may be found on www.volunteerlv.org and must be submitted by June 24.  Call 610-807-0336, vc@volunteerlv.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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