July 5, 2020 | Youth & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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ALLENTOWN AREA ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY needs volunteers Monday, Thursday and Friday, and an occasional Tuesday. Volunteers will pack groceries 12PM -2/2:30pm into 2 bags each for the number of clients who have come that day. Everyone must wear a mask. Call Vanessa, 610-821-1332, aaefb1978@gmail.com.


EASTON AREA COMMUNITY CENTER is looking for volunteers (min age 18) for their summer camp program. Interested individuals should enjoy working with children aged 5 to 16 years old. You will be assisting with arts and crafts activities as well as outdoor sports activities. Volunteers are needed from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday from June 29 thru Aug. 7. Call Madeline Lozowski, mvleacc@ptd.net.


GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth Be the reason someone smiles today! There are over 500 residents living at Gracedale who could sure use a pick-me-up! Why not spend a few minutes of your day sharing happy (non-religious) thoughts and well wishes with the men & women in our facility who have not been able to receive visitors or participate in group programs. Our dedicated staff would also enjoy some notes of thanks and will be able to distribute your cards, letters or handmade drawings to the residents. Both youth and adults are encouraged to help stimulate their imagination and bring smiles to the faces of all who view your handiwork! You can mail your items to Gracedale Nursing Home, attn: Jennie Repsher, 2 Gracedale Ave, Nazareth, PA 18064


NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES,Bethlehem is seeking volunteers who will commit to a recurring daily, weekly or monthly schedule to help prepare and package hot meals for weekday curbside lunches. Hours are 9:30am – 12 noon. Call Marc Rittle, 610-691-5602 ext.205, jmrittle@newbethanyministries.org.


SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem needs many volunteers to help with taking people to their vital appointments starting in May. All volunteers will have to attend on-line orientation, provide criminal background check, and provide proof of insurance. Cloth masks & hand sanitizer provided to volunteers. All clients will sit in back seat and wear a mask as well. Call Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177, sharecare8@aol.com


THE LITERACY CENTER, Allentown is looking for virtual volunteers to assist with online GED and ESL classes beginning in June. Opportunities available for in-class assistants, study group leaders, and one-on-one tutors. Training provided! Prior teaching experience preferred and experience with virtual conferencing programs such as Zoom and Google Classroom a plus. Volunteer shifts range from occasional, to weekly, to multiple days a week. Reliable internet connection and computer with audio/video capabilities required. Call Kristen Walsh, 610-435-0680, kwalsh@theliteracycenter-lv.org.


THE SANCTUARY AT HAAFSVILLE, Breinigsville provides a nurturing environment for rescued cats & dogs in need of fur-ever homes. Skills-Based volunteers are needed to join our Grant Writing Committee to either write the grants or research & follow up with grants focused in one or more areas: Corporate Relations, Medical Costs, Facility & Operations, Transport, General Grant opportunities, and more. Contact us at grants@thesanctuarypa.org


VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY is continuing to support our community nonprofits.  In response toCovid-19 we have created a webpage to post information on volunteer needs as well as specific support of supplies for the nonprofit organizations. The site is updated regularly by the nonprofits.  Please visit  www.volunteerlv.org/covid-19 to see how you can help!


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