May 17, 2020 | Youth & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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AMERICAN RED CROSS LEHIGH VALLEY-BUCKS CHAPTER needs volunteers who can work from home for a variety of positions including: Information & Planning Support, Mass Care Team Shelter Surveys Reviewer, Disaster Mental Health Team Members, Disaster Spiritual Care Team Members, Disaster Health Services Team Members, Recovery Team Fiscal Reviewers, Volunteer Engagement Team Members, (ARMED FORCES) Hero Care Network Team Members, and more. Whatever fits your schedule and availability. Call Ned Bloom, 484-403-4718, ned.bloom@redcross.org.

 

GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION NETWORK is spearheading a social media effort – dubbed #PicturesForPatients – that encourages kids and adults to draw, color or paint pictures for Good Shepherd’s adult and pediatric patients and long-term care residents in Allentown and Bethlehem. The goal is to increase positivity and uplift others in this time of uncertainty – plus, give an added boost to the doctors, nurses, therapists and other health-care professionals as they walk through the halls or into rooms. Here are instructions on how you can send pictures: https://www.goodshepherdrehab.org/news/pictures-for-patients/

 

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK is calling all artists, young & old, to help cheer up hospitalize patients who are not permitted visitors by creating (nondenominational) inspirational get-well cards and letters. You can also make encouragement or thank you cards for the hardworking staff & clinical workers. Please mail your cards and letters to: LVHN, Volunteer Services, PO Box 689, Allentown, PA 18105

 

SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem needs volunteers to help with taking people to their vital appointments starting in May. All volunteers will have to attend on-line orientation, provide criminal background check, and provide proof of insurance. Cloth masks & hand sanitizer provided to volunteers. All clients will sit in back seat and wear a mask as well. Call Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177, sharecare8@aol.com

 

SIXTH STREET SHELTER, Allentown hasbeen at full capacity with all our families staying in since mid-March. Many of them have experienced their well-earned progress put on hold with no end in sight. The families could use a lift in spirits! Help us let them know they’re not alone by writing an inspiring message to a homeless family. To be assigned to a family to write a message to, contact Heather Pritchard, 610-435-1490, hpritchard@caclv.org.

 

ST. LUKE’S UNIVERISITY HEALTH NETWORK is looking for volunteers to sew face masks for hospital patients and staff. For instructions go to https://bit.ly/SLUHNDonations. Click on the Donate Personal Protective Equipment link. There is information on how to make a reusable mask and where to drop off completed masks.

 

VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY has created a Covid-19 webpage to house information on volunteering in all forms for local nonprofits. Updates are made to www.volunteerlv.org/covid-19 as they are sent into us. Visit us often to see how you can help!

 
For more volunteer opportunities please visit https://www.volunteerlv.org/