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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1ST

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION needs volunteers with mason/brickwork experience to help restore an exposed wall in their DeSales Clinic and Classroom area within the Mission.  They are looking for a skilled mason to donate time and effort to repoint this wall back to its former glory.  Call Michael Mauro, 610-740-5500 x332, mikemauro@armpa.org.

ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION seeks Volunteer Readers to read to kindergartners in schools across the city.  The first training session is scheduled for Thursday, September 26 from 2-3pm at Jackson Elementary Childhood Center, 517 N. 15th St, Allentown.  Parking is on the street.  Background clearances required and directions to obtain them will be distributed.  Call Vicki, 484-765-4121, newhardv@allentownsd.org.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Lehigh Valley is looking for Patient Services Volunteer Recruiters to help recruit volunteer drivers for Lehigh and Northampton counties.  Can work remotely or from ACS office, Bethlehem.  Hours are flexible, can volunteer a few hours a week or month.  Need administrative skills, communications, marketing, and volunteer management, recruitment experience a plus.  Orientation provided.  Call 1-800-227-2345, jennifer.washney@cancer.org.

AMERICAN RED CROSS, Bethlehem seeks volunteers for the “SOUND THE ALARM” Campaign on Saturday, September 28.  Meet at the Bethlehem Fire Dept., 2412 Easton Ave. no later than 8:30am.  Lunch provided at end of event.  Install free smoke alarms and share fire safety tips.  Everything provided-equipment, supplies, training, even breakfast and lunch.  No experience needed.  Volunteers must be 13 years or older.  Pre-registration requested to ensure enough food & supplies.  Register at https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=vms_public_form&form_id=6497  or email Ned.Bloom@redcross.org.

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES is looking for volunteers for the Annual Apple Days Festival at Burnside Plantation on Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8 from 9:30am-4:30pm.  Shifts are 9:30am-1pm and/or 12:30-4pm both days.  Volunteers receive an Apple Days t-shirt, free admission to the festival, and a free slice of apple pie or scoop of ice cream.  Register at https://historicbethlehem.org/events/apple-days/become-a-volunteer-at-apple-days/.

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville seeks volunteers (18+ years) to help at Annual Brew at the Zoo event on Saturday, September 7 from 11:15am-4:15pm.  Volunteers will help with stations including beverage stations, guest check-in, VIP area, and more.  Call Julia Seeley, 610-799-4171 x248, jseeley@lvzoo.org.

MEALS ON WHEELS OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown is looking for people to connect with their community by volunteering as a substitute driver or visitor on one of 85 routes.  Flexible scheduling; volunteer once a week, once a month, or whenever available!  Meals are delivered to clients Monday through Friday from 10-11:30am or 10:45am-12:15pm depending on route selected.  Call Dawn Stillwagen, 610-841-7011, dawns@mowglv.org.

ST. LUKE’S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK, MARATHON FOR VIA, Lehigh Valley is seeking volunteers for their annual marathon on Saturday, 9/7 (9am-5pm) and Sunday, 9/8 (5:30am-1:30pm). The Marathon starts in Allentown, goes through Bethlehem, and ends in Easton.   Volunteers help with registration, packet pick-up, hand out water to runners, and course marshal spots (cheering on runners) along the route.  Shift times vary depending on day/location.  Register to volunteer at www.viamarathon.org/. Questions: 484-239-4030.

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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