Updated June 16, 2019 | Youth & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION, Allentown needs a weekly gardener volunteer to donate, plant flowers, and weed their Gateway Center entrance. This person should be a self-starter who will bring all needed tools, maintain trees/shrubs, and weed on a weekly basis. A volunteer is also needed to stain their gazebo. They also need a volunteer to remodel a bathroom; donation of all supplies is a major plus. Call Rosaria Stoops, 610-740-5500, rstoops@armpa.org.


CENTER FOR VISION LOSS, Allentown needs volunteers to assist clients with visual impairment during a weekly walk at the Lehigh Valley Mall from 9-10:30am every Wednesday. Training provided but must have own transportation to get to the Mall. Current FBI Criminal Background Check is required.   Call Rita Lang, 610-433-6018 x225, rita.lang@centerforvisionloss.org.


COMMUNITY BIKE WORKS, Allentown needs 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 James Williams, 610-434-1140, james@communitybikeworks.org


EQUI-LIBRIUM, INC, (EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES & THERAPIES), Nazareth needs volunteers (ages 14+) to help during five different weeks of half-day Horse Camp. Camp dates are June 24-28 and August 19-23 (students ages 4-7); July 15-19 and August 12-16 (ages 8-12); August 5-9 (ages 13+). Training to be a side helper or activity helper will be provided; training sessions are 12:30-3:30pm on 7/13, or 8/3. Call Yvonne Darlington, 610-365-2266, volunteercoordinator@equi-librium.org.


GREATER VALLEY YMCA, Easton is looking for volunteers (adult supervision for ages 15-17) to help with their Annual Firecracker 4-Miler Race from 6-11:30am on Thursday, July 4. Proceeds support youth program scholarships at the Easton/Phillipsburg Branch of Greater Valley YMCA. Various race-related duties: finish line support, registration, fundraising, food table, course marshal, water stations, etc. Call Julie Novick, 610-438-6065, julienovick@gv-ymca.org.


LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS GROUP, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers for their Sunshine for Seniors Program, a program for low income seniors/individuals who are no longer physically capable nor can afford to hire anyone to do minor yard work. Bring sunshine into their lives by volunteering to: rake leaves/clean yards, trim bushes, plant flowers/vegetables, minor painting, or other odds-n-ends to help the outdoor space of the homeowner. Call Kevin Cope, 484-274-3245, info@lvbg.org.


MUSEUM OF INDIAN CULTURE, Allentown is hosting their annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival on 8/17 and 8/18. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up from 11am-4pm on Sat. 8/3 and Sun. 8/4; clean-up from 6-9pm on Sun. 8/18. Opportunities for 8/17 and 8/18 consist of helping with children’s activities, food stands, hospitality, and social media coordinator. For more details, call Pat Rivera, 610-797-2121, info@museumofindianculture.org.


UNITED WAY OF THE GREATR LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers for Healthy Aging VISTA to support the “Take A Senior Out” program and grow awareness about social isolation and the impact it has on health/well-being of older adults. The VISTA member will develop a schedule of activities and coordinate resources for participants and volunteers; work on recruitment and training for volunteers; build relationships; and help identify funding resources. Call Jennifer Nicolosi, 610-807-5741, jennifern@unitedwayglv.org.



Visit our website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities.