June 21, 2020 | Youth & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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ALLENTOWN AREA FOOD PANTRY needs volunteers Monday, Thursday and Friday, and an occasional Tuesday. Volunteers will pack groceries 12PM -2/2:30pm into 2 bags each for the number of clients who have come that day. Everyone must wear a mask. Call Vanessa, 610-821-1332, aaefb1978@gmail.com.


EASTON AREA COMMUNITY CENTER is looking for volunteers (min age 18) for their summer camp program. Interested individuals should enjoy working with children aged 5 to 16 years old. You will be assisting with arts and crafts activities as well as outdoor sports activities. Volunteers are needed from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday from June 29 thru Aug. 7. Call Madeline Lozowski, mvleacc@ptd.net.


NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES,Bethlehem is seeking volunteers who will commit to a recurring daily, weekly or monthly schedule to help prepare and package hot meals for weekday curbside lunches. Hours are 9:30am – 12 noon. Call Marc Rittle, 610-691-5602 ext.205, jmrittle@newbethanyministries.org.


SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem needs many 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 is seeking volunteers to assist with weeding and other beautifying projects for our playground and gardens. Please bring a mask with you for entering the building to receive a temperature check and sign a waiver before working. Up to 4 volunteers from up to 3 different households can be accepted on Wednesdays, 8:30am-4:30pm. Call Heather Pritchard, 610-435-1490, hpritchard@caclv.org


THE LITERACY CENTER, Allentown is looking for virtual volunteers to assist with online GED and ESL classes beginning in June. Opportunities available for in-class assistants, study group leaders, and one-on-one tutors. Training provided! Prior teaching experience preferred and experience with virtual conferencing programs such as Zoom and Google Classroom a plus. Volunteer shifts range from occasional, to weekly, to multiple days a week. Reliable internet connection and computer with audio/video capabilities required. Call Kristen Walsh, 610-435-0680, kwalsh@theliteracycenter-lv.org.


WHITEHALL-COPLAY HUNGER INITIATIVE needs 8 volunteers (min age 16 with parent) every Wednesday 12 noon -1 pm starting on June 17 at our pantry at St John’s Lutheran Church, Whitehall, to unload the food from our truck from Second Harvest Food Bank and then reload our truck for our Coplay food distribution. We have an efficient production line. You do need to wear a face mask. Call Shari Noctor, 610-730-8067, Shari@sharinoctor.com.


VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is recruiting high school students entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade for their goLEAD Youth Leadership Program which will take place from 9am-3pm on Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17. This program helps participants develop critical leadership skills via a virtual series while preparing a capstone service project. Applications may be found on www.volunteerlv.org/go-LEAD and must be submitted by June 26.


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