Updated September 30th, 2018 | Youth  & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley


ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION‘s Spaghetti Dinner is October 20th at Asbury Church. Sign up to volunteer online with this link: http://signup.com/go/pHao5j. We also need donations of your home-made baked goodies and donations of canned sodas, waters and juice, too. Contact Rosaria at 610-740-5500 x348 rstoopes@armpa.org.
ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION training session for the volunteer reading program is scheduled for Friday, October 5, from 2:00-3:00pm at Jackson Elementary Childhood Center located at 517 North 15th Street in Allentown. Parking is on the street. Background clearances will need to be obtained to read in the schools and directions to obtain them will be distributed. Reading to kindergartners in 60 classrooms in 14 schools across the city is the focus. Contact Vicki, 484-765-4121, newhardv@allentownsd.org.
ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem Oktoberfest (Oct 5-7 & Oct 12-14) is a free festival that features brew samples, authentic German food and beer, live music and schuhplattlers, as well as attractions like the exciting Beer-Lympics competition, the popular dachshund races, Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k, local artisans and more. Minimum age 21. Volunteer opportunities include: Beer pourers, ID checkers, retail assistants, mug sellers & more! Sign up at artsquest.org/volunteer or call Courtney Angle, 610-332-1354, cangle@artsquest.org
ITNLEHIGHVALLEY – Help a senior age in place and remain independent by volunteering to drive to medical appointments, grocery stores, church services, etc. Minimum age 24. Must have your own vehicle, clean driving record, and love seniors. Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton drivers needed weekdays and week-ends. All rides in Lehigh Valley only. No minimum hours required. Call Lois Favier, 610-419-1645, lois.favier@itnlehighvalley.org.
ITTY BITTY KITTY, INC., Allentown is having their Annual Fall Purse Bingo Fundraiser on Sunday, October 7 at Alburtis Community Center. They need volunteers (age 18+) between 9am-5pm to help with Set Up, Food & Beverage Sales, Raffle Basket and 50/50 Ticket Sales, assisting during the bingo by selling extra boards and verifying bingo, and Clean Up. Call Kathi Kuzo, 610-973-7400, ittybittykitty@bdog.org.
LILY’S HOPE FOUNDATION needs volunteers for their 5K Run, Walk or Stroll on Saturday, October 13 for event set up/take down, water distribution, finish line assistance, food stands. Please join us for a fun Saturday morning at Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Breinigsville, PA. Breakfast and Snacks will be provided for all participants. DJ Koolie Kirk will be at the event with great music to keep us motivated and excited. Contact: 267-776-HOPE, Info@LilysHopeFoundation.org.
THE CHILDREN’S HOME OF EASTON is partnering with The Northampton Historical Society with a wine auction to benefit both organizations Saturday October 6th at the State Theater in Easton. We are looking for mature adults to help with registration, coat check, wine pouring for tasting and “runners” for the silent auction. Hours needed are 5pm to 10-10:30PM. Contact Jamie Bickert, 610-258-2831, jamieb@thechildrenshome.org.
THE SALVATION ARMY, ALLENTOWN CORPS is seeking volunteers to help with sign-ups during the Christmas Assistance application process. You will help clients complete applications, collect the proper identification and record information for client tracking. Spanish speaking a plus. Help needed
8:30AM – 3:00PM, Oct 23 – Oct 26. Contact Deirdre Govan, 610-432-0128, deirdre.govan@use.salvationarmy.org


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