November 22, 2020 | Youth & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN – A Volunteer Ombudsman is a community neighbor specially trained to find answers and resolve simple problems older adults experience in the long-term care system. Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers who enjoy visiting with others and have 3-4 hours a month available. After completing training, an Ombudsman advocates and educates residents and their families and encourages self-resolution. Contact Jennifer Arciere, 484-619-3337,


HOLIDAY HOPE CHESTS need volunteers to donate wrapped shoeboxes filled with age appropriate items for Lehigh Valley’s children in need. Suggested gift lists are provided on our website. This program, coordinated by the Volunteer Center, is a great project for large/small groups, clubs, classes, families, and individuals. To participate, go to and fill out a 2020 Donor Pledge Form.


LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville is looking for volunteers to help make our annual Winter Lights Spectacular event more fun starting November 13th and running to January 2nd. Shifts 5:30PM-10PM for Wednesday and Thursday, and 4:30-10PM for Friday through Sunday. Volunteers will assist with our concession stands, crafts booth, activities booths, attending fire pits, photo booth station, and more. Minimum age:13. Contact Katie Lerch, 610-799-4171 ext. 241,


MEALS ON WHEELS OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY needs individuals to grocery shop for seniors who are unable to go to the store due to disability or concerns of COVID-19. Shoppers receive a grocery list and assigned grocery store and purchase the items on the list. Then, the individuals drop the groceries off at the client’s home. At times, the client may need assistance putting the groceries in cabinets, refrigerator, etc. Facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer and other supplies to keep you and the client safe from infection provided. Contact Bethany Gray, 610-691-6708,


SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Nazareth needs help with preparing letters and cards for a mailing.
Duties include handwriting names and addresses on envelopes and folding letters and stuffing envelopes 8:30AM – 4:00PM Monday through Friday at our office. Day and shift length is flexible! Contact Cara Przybylowicz, 484-893-1129,


ST. LUKE’S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK needs Lobby Greeters every day of the week from 8AM-12PM,12-4PM or 4 – 7 PM. Assist staff with greeting and checking in both patients and visitors while providing a warm, welcoming environment! This volunteer opportunity is diverse and very active (walking) all while helping to make a difference in the lives of our patients and staff. Call 484-526-4600, or email  to learn more about this volunteer opportunity.


TRUTH FOR WOMEN, Bethlehem, owns and operates the Truth Home which is a therapeutic residential home for survivors of sex-trafficking. The home provides a safe place where motivated women can rebuild their lives and provides a warm, family setting for women in an intensive therapeutic environment. We are looking for a Part-time volunteer Grant Writer. Contact Carol Andersen, 570-977-0600,


WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE, Bethlehem needs volunteers to wrap, sort, and pack gifts for local children 11AM-2PM and 6-8PM Tuesdays; 10AM -1PM and 5-7PM Saturdays; 3-6PM Sundays beginning today until December 13th. For the distribution event on December 19th volunteers will be needed for shifts 9AM-5PM. Minimum age 16; with parent is 14. Contact Enid Jackson, 610-457-3611,


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