July 26, 2020 | Youth & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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ANTINANCO EARTH ARTS SCHOOL, Bath is seeking local volunteers, youth groups, high school and undergrad students to participate in the tree planting event on September 27, from 10AM – 6PM, where we will be planting 25 American Chestnut trees at The Lee and Virginia Graver Arboretum of Muhlenberg College in Bath, PA. The project includes educational presentations by environmental and reforestation experts, and the distribution of educational materials on environmental literacy, sustainability, reforestation, and tree planting. In addition, a field course to high school and undergrad students will be offered. Community service certificates are available upon request. Event details here: https://www.antinanco.org/american-chestnut-tree-planting2020. Contact Lauren Roderick, 1-917-685-1223, lroderick@antinanco.org.


AMERICAN RED CROSS PA RIVERS CHAPTER is recruiting Shelter Service Associates to fill temporary positions before, during and/or after a disaster event this hurricane/wildfire season who would complete tasks necessary for operations in day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter, including willingness to work in a COVID-19 shelter. Training, consecutive day shifts plus other communication & physical requirements. Call Ann Borysowski, 484-403-4718, ann.borysowski@redcross.org.


CEDARBROOK SENIOR CARE AND REHAB, Fountain Hill & Allentown is looking to the community to help brighten the day of residents who have been unable to have visitors or social programming these past several months. Inspirational (non-religious) cards and letters, or drawings and painting created by youth or adults would be a welcomed addition to everyone’s day! Dedicated staff would also enjoy notes of thanks! Mail items to the attention of Kerry Magliane, Cedarbrook Senior Care & Rehab, 350 S. Cedarbrook Road, Allentown, PA 18104.


INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK LEHIGH VALLEY provides 24/7 door through door ride service for seniors age 60 and over and visually impaired adults to any destination in the Lehigh Valley. In order to provide this service, we need volunteer drivers to help us with the increasing demand for rides. All rides in Lehigh Valley only. Drive when and where you want. No minimum hours required. Must have own vehicle and clean driving record.   Contact Jessie Shappell, 610-419-1645, jessie.shappell@itnlehighvalley.org.


LEHIGH COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, Bethlehem is currently looking for volunteers to help care for 4 cats that will be up for adoption at PetSmart in Bethlehem. I am looking for 2 volunteers for each 8-10AM shift and 5-7PM shift. Volunteer for one or more shifts throughout the month of August. Each shift would feed, clean, scoop, and socialize with the cats. Min age 14 with adult supervision.
Contact Steph Skyroitis, 610-797-1205, steph@lehighhumane.org.


MUSEUM OF INDIAN CULTURE, Allentown is looking for volunteers to clean up the gardens at the Museum of Indian Culture and get it ready for a small Artifact show on 8/15. We would be able to accommodate helpers weekdays or weekends for this social distancing and fun way to connect with nature and get service hours! We are looking for help throughout the week Monday-Sunday 10-4. All ages and group sizes welcomed; under 16 must come with parents. Tools available but welcomed to bring your own. Contact Pat at 610-797-2121 or info@museumofindianculture.org.


TURNING POINT OF LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown is now accepting applications for our Board of Directors from people who are passionate about our mission and deeply committed to making a positive and lasting difference in the lives of the people we support. Please visit the Staff & Board page on our website to find the link to the Board Assessment: https://www.turningpointlv.org/home/staff-board/. Questions? Contact Andrea Search, 610-797-0530, ext. 229, andreas@turningpointlv.org.


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