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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WEEK OF MAY 12th

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.

CENTER FOR CAREER PATHWAYS AND LITRACY – LCCC, Allentown is looking for volunteer tutors for its adult literacy program to work one-on-one or in small groups.  Volunteers will work with adults looking to improve their skills in various subjects including ESL.  Tutoring times are flexible dependent upon your schedule.  Resources and materials will be provided.  Qualifications include bachelor’s degree in any field, commitment of 3 hours per week, and attainment of clearances.  Call Olga Jaeger, 610-799-1946, volunteertutor@lccc.edu.

COOKING MATTERS PROGRAM-SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK needs volunteers (18+ years) to help with six-week nutrition education program at various sites throughout the Lehigh Valley area.  Teach kids, teens, adults, parents, and families how to cook and instill skills/knowledge to prepare, cook and execute healthy/affordable meals.  Must commit to 3 hours a week for 6 weeks.  Training consists of 2 hours online and 1 hour in person.  All supplies and curriculum provided.  Call Laura Scarpino, 484-287-4015, lscarpino@caclv.org.

FLINT HILL FARM EDUCATIONAL CENTER, Coopersburg is hosting an Open House on Saturday, May 18 and needs volunteers from 8:30am-4pm.  Help with pony rides, horse drawn hayrides, food, tours, games, special educational programs, woods walk, face painting, horseshoe painting, etc.   Minimum age is 11 years with adult.  Call Kathy Fields, 610-838-2928, kathy@flinthill-farm.org.

GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth is looking for high school students (14+ years) to participate in 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.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY, Bethlehem seeks volunteers who have a passion for history to work the admissions desk, give tours, or act as gallery guides.  Computer skills are helpful, but not necessary.  Training is available.  Must be enthusiastic, outgoing, and enjoy working with the public.  Call Deedee Riffle, 610-694-6637, driffle@nmih.org.

SIXTH STREET SHELTER, Allentown Please join us for a picnic and spring-cleaning day at the Shelter on May 18th, beginning at 10:00 AM. Some of the projects include: Painting, Cleaning, Organizing and Gardening- we’ll organize into teams when you arrive on site. Please let us know if you have a special skill or area of interest. We are also in need of some supplies for the picnic. If you’d like to sign up to donate food, paper supplies or other, let us know. Call Heather Pritchard, 610-435-1490, hpritchard@caclv.org.

WESTMINSTER VILLAGE, Allentown needs Grocery Shopping Helpers every Wednesday from 9:00am-11:30am or every Friday 12:30pm-2:30pm. The Grocery Shopping Helper would help a resident shop for items at the store and would be able to go on the transportation bus with the residents. Some residents do have hearing and visual impairments. Required: Background Check, Volunteer Application, and 2 Step PPD. Call Heather Reaser, 610-782-8333, hreaser@psl.org.

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS is looking for volunteers for their 8th Invitational Swim Meet from 8am-4:30pm on Saturday May 11 at Liberty High School.  Many volunteers are needed to enable this to be an annual event.  Full day volunteers sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4bafaa22a5f85-2019.  If you can do at least a 4-hour shift, do not sign up on Sign up Genius, but contact Dana Lindsey at bso.dana@gmail.com with your time.

BOUTIQUE AT THE RINK, Bethlehem is an organization of Lehigh Valley volunteers dedicated to supporting cancer services in the community through the annual sale of new and gently used items.  Volunteers are needed to sort donated items now through May 17 on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9am-7pm; Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays; & Saturdays from 9am-1pm. Sorter volunteers can show up at the Rink during times listed; no prior paperwork needed.  Volunteers are also needed for Sale Days May 28-June 1.  Contact Jen Gibbs,610-861-7555,  jgibbs@cancersupportglv.org.

GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION NETWORK, Allentown provides volunteer opportunities for adults and youth, minimum age of 14.  Day, evening, and weekend schedules available.  Programs for community service, church group service arrangements, college/high school senior projects are offered.  Assist pediatrics, gift shop, clients, patients/residents, as well as office staff in a variety of positions throughout all facilities.  Call JoAnn Frey, 610-776-3125, jfrey@gsrh.org.

STRIVE YOUTH, Allentown will be holding an Entrepreneurship Day at Allen High School from 8:15am-6pm on Saturday, June 1.  This program gives teens in grades 8-12 from around the Valley to gain the tools for succeeding as entrepreneurs.  Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, registration, getting students from one activity to another, giving out lunches, after lunch clean-up, and break-down, etc.  The following shifts are available:  8:15am-11:30am, 11:30am-2:30pm, and 2:30-6pm.  Complete form at https://forms.gle/otFn9rjUEhSgHv6N8.

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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