August 9, 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.

 

FEED THE CHILDREN, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers to help sort our Avon product so it can be put into boxes for children and families in need. Masks will not be provided; you will need to bring your own. We will provide gloves. It is important to maintain social distancing rules. You must be able to stand for 3 hours at a time and will need to be able to lift 15-25 pounds. Please bring your own water/drinks, and no food will be allowed. Children 11-15 years of age can volunteer with parental supervision. You must go to https://feedthechildren.volunteerhub.com/ to register for the date(s) that you would like to attend. If you do not register through the link you are not registered for the event.

 

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.

 

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/