Updated June 10, 2018 | Youth  & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

 

CEDARBROOK SENIOR CARE AND REHAB, Allentown has volunteer opportunities for youth (age 13+): Gardening Helper – water/weed the gardens; Resident Visitor – spend time visiting with a resident outdoors, weather permitting, or inside on a bad weather day. Volunteer for a two or three hour shift between 9:30am-3pm. Training provided. To schedule an interview, call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, kerrymagliane@lehighcounty.org.

 

COMMUNITY BIKE WORKS, Allentown is looking for volunteers to teach the class in their Earn-a-Bike program. This program teaches students (ages 9-17) basic bike mechanics and safety over a 12 week course. Mentors aid students as they fix their bike and learn communication and teamwork skills. Upon completion of the course, students earn their refurbished bike and a new helmet. No mechanic experience is necessary. Call Hannah Miller, 610-434-1140, Hannah@communitybikeworks.org.

 

COMMUNITY HOPE/HOPE FOR VETERANS, Allentown needs volunteers to help reorganize their clothing and storage rooms at Mosser Family Village Center on Saturday, June 23. Tasks include putting up wooden shelves, sorting donations, etc. Register to volunteer at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4baea92fa1f94-mosser

 

EASTERN PA DOWN SYNDROME CENTR, Trexlertown is supporting the “I Can Shine Bike Camp” at Easton High School from July 16-20. Volunteers are needed to be “spotters” for individuals with various disabilities as they learn how to ride a conventional 2-wheel bike. Various shifts available between 8am-4pm. Must be able to attend a 45 minute orientation at 4pm on Sunday, July 15. Register at https://icanshine.org/ican-bike-lehigh-valley-pa/   For more info, call John Dietrick, 484-544-8220, ICanshineLV@gmail.com.

 

INDEPENDENT SENIOR TRANSPORTATION NETWORK LV, Bethlehem has a rewarding volunteer opportunity as a driver. Meet new people, make new friends, and provide seniors with a lifeline to medical appointments, grocery stores, or to visit a loved one. Choose the times, days, and areas you wish to drive. Must have own vehicle and clean driving record. All rides in Lehigh Valley area only. Call Lois Favier, 610-419-1645, lois.favier@itnlehighvalley.org.

 

SACRED HEART HOME CARE & HOSPICE, Allentown needs volunteers to help with Camp Evergreen, a children’s bereavement camp, held at Camp Fowler in Orefield from 5-11:30pm July 28-Juy 29.  Children aged 6-16 learn to express themselves and their feelings after the death of a loved one. Arts & crafts, physical activities, games, song and discussion help campers learn new healthy ways to cope with the strong feelings that often emerge after a significant loss. Volunteers will be trained and must complete a police and child abuse check. Call 1-877-438-3511.

 

VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE, Allentown is looking for volunteers to help move contents of The Holiday Inn at 9th & Hamilton to storage facilities of Valley Youth House. These items will be used to furnish apartments for homeless young people served by VTH. Volunteering will require physical labor and volunteers will be required to wear work clothes and covered shoes. Call Emily Conners, 610-820-0166 x1318, econners@valleyyouthhouse.org.

 

VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is recruiting high school students entering 10th grade for their goLEAD Leadership Program which will take place from 9am-3pm on Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20. This program helps participants develop critical leadership skills while preparing a capstone service project. Applications may be found on www.volunteerlv.org and must be submitted by June 22. Call 610-807-0336, vc@volunteerlv.org.

 

 

VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY – Check our website www.volunteerlv.org for more holiday volunteer opportunities.  Our website is updated regularly.