January 17, 2021 | Youth & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM, Allentown is looking for volunteers to help at the Admission’s Desk/Museum Store on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Duties include greeting visitors at the enclosed desk area and light register work. Training is provided. Orientation and initial interview are required. The Museum offers a friendly and safe environment which follows all CDC Guidelines while showing unique exhibits, educational programs and year-round events. Volunteer shifts are usually 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 1-3:30 p.m., and 12-3 p.m. on Sundays. Contact: Linda Merkel, 610-432-4200, director@americaonwheels.org.


BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS LEHIGH VALLEY is looking for compassionate and energetic volunteers to become ‘Bigs’ for youth ages seven (7) to sixteen (16) in Lehigh and Northampton County. Our matches typically meet twice a month and can participate in activities that they are most interested in. Orientation, interview, references, and clearances required, and a commitment to being matched with your Little for at least one year. Contact David DelaRosa, ddelarosa@bbbslv.org.


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY RESTORE, Whitehall is always in need of eager, willing, and excited volunteers to help with accepting donations, cleaning, organization, and customer service 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Contact Gina Loiacono, 610-776-7737, gina@habitatlv.org.


LEHIGH COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, Allentown is looking for Cat & Dog Lovers! Cat Care duties would include cleaning, feeding, and socializing the cats while they wait for their forever homes. Dogs need daily walks – different time slots are available Monday thru Sunday. Orientation will be held for all new volunteers! Contact Steph Skyroitis, 610-797-1205, steph@lehighhumane.org.


MEALS ON WHEELS OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY needs individuals to grocery shop for seniors who are unable to go to the store due to disability or health concerns of. Shoppers receive a grocery list and assigned grocery store and purchase the items on the list. Then, the individuals drop the groceries off at the client’s home. At times, the client may need assistance putting the groceries in cabinets, refrigerator, etc. Facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer and other supplies to keep you and the client safe from infection provided. Contact Bethany Gray, 610-691-6708, bethanyg@mowglv.org.


SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem needs many volunteers to help with taking non-Covid-19 clients to their vital appointments. All volunteers will have to attend on-line orientation, provide criminal background check and proof of insurance. KN95 facemasks & sanitizer wipes provided to volunteers. All clients will sit in back seat and wear a facemask as well. Call Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177, sharecare8@aol.com.
SIXTH STREET SHELTER, Allentown is seeking applications for Marketing & Development Internship positions for Spring 2021 and Summer 2021. Interns will be responsible for assisting across multiple program areas including communications, public relations, event coordination, fund development, and general administrative duties around the needs of the Development Department. Contact Cara Przybylowicz, 610-724-6447, cara@caclv.org.


THE LEHIGH CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES, Allentown needs individual or group mentors to assist those recently released from jail, for their first 90 days, when they enroll in The Lazarus House, to increase the likelihood of success and prevent recidivism. The mentor will meet them on “move in day” and help with acclimating to their new environment. They will help with figuring out bus schedules, apply for public assistance and employment services. The mentor should check in with their client once a week, in person or by phone. Contact Becky Latshaw, 610-433-6421 x6113, rlatshaw@lehighchurches.org.


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