October 24, 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. Website link – https://www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000R7utmEAB

BETHLEHEM EMERGENCY SHELTERING is currently looking for an experienced computer IT person who can set up our computers, network, and security. Time is flexible and at volunteer’s convenience. Contact Robert Rapp, 484-893-0818, masherrapp@gmail.com. Website link- https://www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000R8noSEAR

DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR needs volunteers for the D&L Heritage Half Marathon Run & Walk, which will take place along 13.1 miles of the gorgeous D&L Trail in Northampton and Lehigh counties on Sunday, November 7th. Shifts from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Minimum age 17 with adult. Contact Aurelia Rapp, 610-923-3548 x229, assistant@delawareandlehigh.org. Website link- https://www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000R90X0EAJ

NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES, Bethlehem seeks volunteers to prepare for Luminaria Night 2021 from 3-5:30 p.m. on October 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.  Website link- https://www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000R8GazEAF

NORTHEAST COMMUNITY CENTER, Bethlehem is seeking Spanish speaking tutors to assist students during our After-School Homework Club 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. Students range in age from 6 to 13 years old. All volunteers must complete background checks, wear face masks and be vaccinated for Covid-19. Contact Paula Johnson, 610-691-3355, johnsonp@neccbethlehem.org. Website link- https://www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000R905NEAR

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Nazareth, is packing Food Boxes each month for nearly 2,500 seniors in six counties. Many volunteers are needed to help assemble boxes, pack boxes with food and loading packages. Three-hour shifts occur between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on November 13 & 16, and December 18 & 21.  Minimum age 16 with parent. Masks & gloves are required for all volunteers. Contact Maison Allen, 484-893-1129, mallen@caclv.org. Website link- https://www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000R90AnEAJ

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. Website link- https://www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000R8JuREAV

THE SALVATION ARMY CHILDREN’S SERVICES is hosting our annual Christmas party for foster families on Saturday, December 11 at Swamp Mennonite Church in Quakertown. We are looking for imaginative volunteers to create a beautiful winter wonderland scene that we can use as a background for photos with Santa. The background should be able to accommodate families of various sizes and be able to be wiped or sprayed down with disinfectant between uses. Contact Emily Anthony, 610-821-7706, emily.anthony@use.salvationarmy.org. Website link- https://www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000R90TNEAZ

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