Updated September 2nd, 2018 | Youth  & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

 

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem needs volunteers to assist with their 11th Annual Wings of Hope Butterfly Release benefiting local cancer patients from 9am-1pm on Saturday, September 8 at Cedar Crest College. Motivated people are needed to spread the word about this Celebration of Life event, where community members can honor and/or remember loved ones. Call Kathy Moyer, 610-861-7555, kmoyer@cancersupportglv.org.

 

CENTER FOR CAREER PATHWAYS AND LITERACY, Allentown is looking for volunteer tutors for its adult literacy program. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with adults looking to obtain their GED. Tutors also needed for English as a Second Language. Tutoring times are flexible. Resources and materials will be provided. Training scheduled for September 11 at 10am and September 13 at 6pm. Call Olga Jaeger, 610-799-1946, ojaeger@lccc.edu.

 

COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE OF LEHIGH VALLEY, SBR PROGRAM – Slate Belt Rising needs volunteers from 11am-5pm on September 30 for their “The Slate Belt Bash” in Portland, PA. The event consists of a road rally scavenger hunt, games, food vendors, and live entertainment. Volunteers are needed to supervise games and for clean-up. Game supervision volunteers must have a child abuse clearance, which they will help volunteers get free of charge. Call Stephen Reider, 484-523-0900, sreider@caclv.org.

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS 4 KIDS, Allentown needs a volunteerwith graphic design skills to create their bi-monthly newsletter. Content will be furnished but needs appealing design. Their initial publication will be in mid-December. Call Clay Smith, 610-762-8054, clay@cp4kids.org.

 

EQUI-LIBRIUM, Nazareth needs volunteers (age 14+) to be horse leaders and side helpers to assist during horseback riding and cart driving lessons for children and adults with special needs. Volunteers will be assigned to the same participant for one hour once a week for 11 weekly sessions. Volunteers are also needed for Special Events and doing work around the farm or in the office. All volunteers must attend training from 12:30-3:30 on September 8, October 6th. Call Yvonne Darlington, 610-365-2266, volunteercoordinator@equi-librium.org.

 

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES is looking for groups of adults to assist with set up on Friday, September 7 at the Burnside Plantation for their Annual Apple Days Festival. Bring gloves, weed whackers, and leaf blowers. Two shifts available 9am-noon and 1-4pm. Lunch served from noon to 1pm for all volunteers. Car pool if possible as parking is limited; call for parking instructions. Call Kristen Walsh, 610-691-6055, kwalsh@historicbethlehem.org.

 

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK MARATHON FOR VIA, Lehigh Valley is seeking volunteers (age 12+) on Sunday, September 9 to be course marshals along the race route through the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. Times vary between 6am-1:30pm. Course Marshals make sure the runners stay on course and CHEER them on. Call Karen DeLuca, 484-239-4030, volunteers@vianet.org.

 

WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY, Emmaus needs volunteers to help with clearing unwanted vegetation at their Thomas Darling Preserve, Blakeslee, on September 8th to make way for other native species to take root. Volunteers should be prepared for strenuous physical activity, wear thick long pants and have sturdy work boots, and bring sunscreen, bug and tick repellent. Meet at 9am at Wawa at 296 PA 940, Blakeslee to caravan to worksite. Lunch will be provided. Call Heather Pritchard, 610-965-4397, hpritchard@wildlandspa.org.

 

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