November 21, 2021 | Current Volunteer Opportunities from Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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HOLIDAY HOPE CHESTS needs volunteers to donate wrapped shoeboxes filled with age- appropriate items for Lehigh Valley’s children in need. Suggested gift lists are provided on our website. This program, coordinated by the Volunteer Center, is a great project for large/small groups, clubs, classes, families, and individuals. LAST CHANCE to participate, go to and fill out a 2021 Donor Pledge Form.


ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION needs adult volunteers to visit an Allentown School District kindergarten or first grade classroom for one hour per week to read with students and to assist with other literacy activities. Clearances and attendance at an orientation session required. Our next orientation will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6. To pre-register contact Vicki Newhard, 484-765-4121, Website link-


CEDARBROOK SENIOR CARE AND REHAB – Fountain Hill & Allentown is looking for volunteers to come on a weekly basis 10-11:45 a.m. or 1:45-3:35 p.m. to assist with games, coloring and/or craft activities with our residents. Adult volunteers must pass a PA criminal history clearance. Students can complete their community service hours. All volunteers must have completed their COVID 19 vaccine. Minimum age 13. Contact Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, Website link-


GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth is looking for gift wrappers for the nearly 500 gifts provided to our residents. Available shifts are 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 12/8, Thursday 12/9, and Friday 12/10 (if needed). Lunch will be provided. Volunteers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide a copy of their vaccine card. Contact Jennie Repsher, 610-829- 3686, Website link-


INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK LEHIGH VALLEY provides 24/7 door through door ride service for seniors aged 60 and over and visually impaired adults to any destination in the Lehigh Valley. 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,


LEHIGH VALLEY CHILDREN’S CENTER is planning a holiday party for our staff and their families on Saturday, December 11 at Lehigh University, Iacocca Hall. We may have up to 200 in attendance. We would like adults (individuals or groups) to play our holiday elves and conduct activities for the children. Shifts begin at 8 a.m. with set up and end at 3:30 p.m. with clean up. Contact Shawn Bariana, (610) 820-5333 ext. 205, Website link-


THE SALVATION ARMY, Allentown needs bell ringers for our Red Kettle Campaign at various locations – indoors or outdoors – in Allentown to help us raise the funds needed for year-round programs like our food pantry, holiday toys for families and sheltering for the homeless. 2, 4, and 6 hour shifts available Monday through Saturday from now through December 24th. Contact Deirdre Govan, 610-432-0129, Website link-


THE SALVATION ARMY CHILDREN’S SERVICES, Allentown is hosting our annual Christmas party for our foster families on Saturday, December 11. At the party, Santa will bring each child a special gift. If you would like to adopt a child and/or family (recommend $35 gift for a child, $25 gift card for foster parents), we can provide you with a wish list for each child. Wrapped gifts should be delivered to our office in Allentown by Thursday, December 9. Contact Emily Anthony, 610-


821-7706, Website link-

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