April 17, 2022 | Current Volunteer Opportunities from Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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America On Wheels, Allentown is seeking volunteers for our educational Task Force Committee. We are starting May 4th and meetings will be via ZOOM for 60 minutes for 6 months. This is to align educational programs and develop transition plans from elementary, to middle, high and college or technical school. Minimum age 21. Contact Linda Merkel, Executive Director, 610-432-4200 x11, director@americaonwheels.org. Website link- https://www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000QyoOQEAZ


Do you have a people friendly furry friend (dog/cat) who would love to visit others and be showered with affection, while bringing smiles and joy to our residents one day a week, for about 1 hour? Cedarbrook Senior Care & Rehab will interview animals and their owners and require pet health documents and Covid-19 vaccine cards for pet owner. Minimum age 13 with adult. Contact Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, kerrymagliane@lehighcounty.org. Website link- https://www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000R9bEPEAZ


Will you speak up for a child who needs you? Lehigh County Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers gather information about the circumstances of children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse and/or neglect. CASA volunteers are sworn officers of the court and visit the child, write reports, and advocate for the child’s best interests. Contact Erin Colón, 610-782- 3858, CASA@lehighcounty.org. Website link- https://www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C1P00000KQyVkUAL


The sun is finally out, and spring is here!! We invite you to come together and help beautify our neighborhood for our 2nd annual Earth Day community clean-up of the Marvine Pembroke Area. Meet at the Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem (1430 Fritz Dr, Bethlehem 18017) 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on April 23rd. Minimum age 16 or 6 with adult. Coordinated by Marvine Elementary Community School, contact Cesar Cordova, 484-821-7557, ccordova@basdschools.org. Website link- https://www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000QymV1EAJ


Support our foster closet in Emmaus with The Kindness Exchange. Minimum of 3 hours per month are required. Must be detail-oriented, organized, self-driven, reliable, and have sensitivity, compassion, and a pleasant personality while working with a vulnerable group of families and children. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance. Background checks required. Contact Jenae Holtzhafer, 484-232-9674, TKPVolunteers@gmail.com. Website link- https://www.volunteerlv.org/organization/0011P00000yd6iaQAA


Calling all gardeners!! We need someone to help spruce up our flower beds at the Comfort Cottage for a few hours, twice a month, and keep them looking good throughout the growing season. The Comfort Cottage is a program of The Salvation Army Children’s Services where children in foster care visit with their biological families. Days and times are flexible. Though not a big enough project for a group, it is suitable for a family unit. Minimum age 18 or 10 with adult. Contact Sue Burnside, 610-366- 1466, susan.burnside@use.salvationarmy.org. Website link- https://www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000R9kHQEAZ


Are you considering joining a nonprofit board, or are you currently on a nonprofit board and want to become a more informed participant? The Volunteer Center’s LEAD Now virtual program begins Mondays 4-5:30 p.m. April 25 and includes 5 different classes. For program description and registration information, visit our website at www.volunteerlv.org/LEAD-Now. Questions? Contact Karen Smith, 610- 807-0336, karen@volunteerlv.org.


Individuals with skills in marketing, finance, governance, and social media, as well as those who have access to grants through their companies or other philanthropic groups are encouraged to join the board of directors at Young People’s Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley. Time commitments include attendance at monthly board meetings (currently remote) Sept- June and some committee work in between. Minimum age is 25. Contact Susan Yoder, 215-913-3336, nominating@ypplv.org. Website link- https://www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C1P00000NvJScUAN

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