October 10, 2021 | Current Volunteer Opportunities from Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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AIDSNET, Bethlehem needs community members & professionals (lawyer, CPA, clergy, physician, etc.) who live in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton or Schuylkill County to join our board of directors and help oversee our organization’s mission of building healthier communities by planning and funding HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention Services in those six counties. All meetings are held every other month at our Bethlehem office. Contact Vickey McKinzey-Gonzalez, 610-882-1119, executive.director@aidsnetpa.org.


ALLENTOWN EVANGELICAL WESLEYAN CHURCH needs strong volunteers (individuals or a group of 5) for food distribution on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8:30 to approximately 11:00 am. Face masks and gloves are required and are available. Training is provided. Volunteers must be able to lift 15-20 lbs. and do steps. Contact Sandra Balf, 610-462-8070, sandrabalf@yahoo.com.


AMERICAN RED CROSS PA RIVERS CHAPTER, Allentown is looking for volunteers to share Armed Forces information with military families who recently had a family member enlist, and acquire a working knowledge of local, state and federal resources aiding military members, families and veterans. Must have skills with a computer, telephone, and interviewing, be able to work with culturally diverse populations, and ability to work with or without supervision. Contact Grace Palmer, 570-202-5801, grace.palmer@redcross.org.


NAZARETH CENTER FOR THE ARTS needs volunteers (minimum age 14 with adult) for Northampton County Fall Festival for one-hour shifts 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 16, to greet people and assist with children’s mini pumpkin decorating activity. Contact Kathleen Reynolds, 901-229-0928, nazaretharts@gmail.com.


NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES, Bethlehem seeks volunteers to prepare for Luminaria Night 2021 from 3-5:30 p.m. on October 13, 14, 19, 20,21, 26, 27, 28. We need to assemble 10,000 luminaria kits. Each kit will consist of ten paper bags, ten candles, and one large Ziplock bag of sand. We will take individuals or groups. Minimum age 15 (or 12 with adult). Please contact Denise O’Connor at 610-691-5602 ext.201, doconnor@newbethanyministries.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.


THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH & WELFARE, Easton is looking for many volunteers to serve in many areas. Minimum age 16 (12-15 must have parent); younger than 12 can read to a dog or cat through our Friends of Fred Reading Program. You must be 18 or older to walk a dog on your own. Opportunities include dog walking and enrichment, cleaning and care, table attendant for offsite events, dog handler for offsite events, grounds and maintenance help, cat and dog foster, cat enrichment/grooming, transport. Contact Rosaria Stoops, 610-252-7722, cahwprogramsmanager@rcn.com.


THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield, needs volunteers on October 17th for our Open Gate Farm Tour to help with many areas, including set up before the event at 10AM, visitor parking, bake sale table, food & beverage tables, ‘gate keeper’ for animal stalls, and breakdown after the event at 5PM. Contact Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, gressranch@gmail.com.


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