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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 6th

 

ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION is looking for volunteers to work on reading skills with kindergartners in classrooms across the city.  Next training session is Tuesday, October 29 from 2-3pm at Jackson Elementary Childhood Center, 517 N. 15 St.  Park on street or shopping center lot nearby.  Background clearances required and directions on how to obtain them will be distributed.  Call Vicki, 484-765-4121, newhardv@allentownsd.org.

ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem invites you to join the fun at their Oktoberfest held October 11-13!   Volunteer opportunities include beer tappers, ID checkers, mug sellers, dachshund race assistants, craft assistants, and helpers at the 5k.  Call 610-332-1354 or sign up at www.artsquest.org/volunteer

CENTER FOR VISION LOSS, Whitehall needs volunteers to assist clients with visual impairment during a weekly walk at the Lehigh Valley Mall every Wednesday from 9-10:30am.  All volunteers will be trained in sighted guide procedures.  All volunteers must use their own transportation to the Mall and have a current FBI Criminal Background Clearance.  Call Rita Lang, 610-433-6018 x225, rita.lang@centerforvisionloss.org.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS 4 KIDS, Allentown is looking for a volunteer intern for assistance with their website http://www.cp4kids.org/.  Intern will work on modifications to the site, updates as needed, and related activity.  Call Clay Smith, 610-762-8054, clay122@rcn.com.

GUARDIANSHIP SUPPORT AGENCY, INC., Allentown needs individuals/groups/or families to spend time with people who are residing in assisted living facilities or skilled nursing facilities.  Activities could include playing cards, board games, sitting outside, or just chatting since many of our clients do not have regular/consistent visitors.  Call Kristen Pesarcik, 610-351-2013, guardianship@ptd.net.

INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem invites you to experience the satisfaction of helping a senior age in place or a sight-impaired adult remain independent by volunteering to drive to medical appointments, grocery stores, church services, etc.  Must have your own vehicle, clean driving record, and love seniors.  Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton drivers needed weekdays and weekends.  No minimum hours required.  Call Lois Favier, 610-419-1645, lois.favier@itnlehighvalley.org.

KELLYN FOUNDATION, Tatamy needs volunteers for their Lehigh Valley VegStock on Saturday, October 12 from 11am-5pm at Llantrisant Retreat & Wellness Center in Tatamy.  This is a Healthy Harvest Festival with vendors, crafters, musicians, entertainment, games, food, speakers with tips on healthy living, and more.  Volunteers are needed on Friday, October 11 for set up.  On the day of the event, volunteers will help staff informational tables, sell raffle tickets, act as parking attendants, assist with presentation set up, etc.  For more information:  www.lvvegstock.org.  Contact Amanda at lvvegstock@kelllyn.org.

THE SALVATION ARMY, Allentown is seeking volunteers willing to help process applications for families seeking Christmas assistance.  Volunteers will receive and review required documentation and identification, help applicants complete a simple application required to receive toys, gifts, and food for the holiday season.  Minimum of 3 volunteer hours on days selected:  9am-3pm on Monday Oct. 21; Tuesday Oct. 22; Thursday Oct. 24; and Friday Oct.25; 9am-8pm on Wednesday Oct. 23.  Call Deirdre Govan, 610-432-0128 x220, Deirdre.govan@use.salvationarmy.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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