January 10, 2021 | Youth & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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AMERICAN RED CROSS PA RIVERS CHAPTER has a virtual volunteer opportunity to make follow-up calls to military members and/or families to determine if their needs are met, providing other follow-up actions needed for complete and timely client service. Time commitment: 2 days/week; 2-3 hours each day; approximately 15 calls per shift. Requires internet & database skills, training and background check. Contact Ann Borysowski, 484-403-4718, ann.borysowski@redcross.org.

 

CENTER FOR CAREER PATHWAYS AND LITERACY, Allentown is looking for virtual tutors for our Adult Literacy program. Tutor via Zoom with individuals or groups in areas of math, reading, writing, social studies & science. Virtual tutors are also needed to assist English as a Second Language students with reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Flexible schedules and all materials are provided. Minimum age 22: bachelor’s degree & clearances required. Contact Olga Jaeger, 610-799-1946, ojaeger@lccc.edu.

 

INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK LEHIGH VALLEY provides 24/7 door through door ride service for seniors age 60 and over and visually impaired adults to any destination in the Lehigh Valley. In order to provide this service, we need volunteer drivers to help us with the increasing demand for rides. All rides in Lehigh Valley only. Drive when and where you want. No minimum hours required. Must have own vehicle and clean driving record.  Contact Jessie Shappell, 610-419-1645, jessie.shappell@itnlehighvalley.org.

 

MILLER KEYSTONE BLOOD CENTER is currently looking for reliable volunteers to prescreen donors at our Donor Center in Allentown 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays; in Easton 7:30-11 a.m. on Mondays or 7-10 a.m. on Saturdays. This opportunity consists of asking donors 3-4 questions that are COVID-19 related and taking a forehead temperature. This is an ongoing weekly or biweekly opportunity. You must be over 18 years of age and out of high school. Sorry but we cannot accommodate community service hours requests. Contact Kathy Hoy, 610-691-5850, khoy@giveapint.org.

 

ST. LUKE’S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK, Easton is looking for volunteers to spend time socializing with patients emphasizing the special care provided to all patients at St. Luke’s! Join our Patient Advocates team today to see how making a difference in the lives of others can be your passion, too. Contact Karen Hein, 484-526-4600, volunteers@sluhn.org.

 

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield needs 2 volunteers per day to assist with feeding and watering the animals, and groups no bigger than 5 to help with grounds maintenance, composting, cleaning stalls. Minimum age 14 or with parent supervision is 10. Volunteers are required to wear masks and to social distance. To arrange a day/time, call Kathryn Gress at 610-398-2122, gressranch@gmail.com.

 

THE WHOLE LIFE CENTER, Easton, needs a volunteer 10 or 10:30 a.m. to approximately 1or 2 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and every other Wednesday at our pantry location in Easton. Volunteer will supervise, assign, and coordinate with volunteers, and assist the Director with a variety of administrative work. It would be a plus to be able to drive a box truck to pick-up food from Sam’s Club, help unload, weigh and on different days deliver the food to other organizations in the Easton area. Contact Donna Lavin, 610-746-6405, donna@wholelifectr.org.

 

UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY needs volunteers to make weekly friendly visitation calls to seniors enrolled at a senior center or assisted living as part of our initiative to reduce social isolation during the COVID-19 Pandemic. To make these phone calls, you need to go through a background check facilitated by SeniorCorps. Contact Jonathon Vargas, 610-597-6409, jonathanv@unitedwayglv.org.

 

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