January 8, 2023 | Current Volunteer Opportunities from Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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Assist with literacy activities in a kindergarten or first grade classroom in the Allentown School District one hour per week or more. Clearances and attendance at an orientation session required. The next orientation of the 2022-23 school year will be held 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11 at Hays Elementary School. Pre-registration required at least one day before the orientation. Contact Vicki Newhard, 484-765-4121, newhardv@allentownsd.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000TyyFmEAJ


Have you ever wanted to be a mascot for a local organization? Do you already have mascot experience in your repertoire? Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is searching for enthusiastic volunteers to join a team of volunteers that help manage and perform as our mascot, Dela the Mule, for just a few hours or take on multiple days, during public events and for marketing purposes. Contact Anna Kristjansen, 610-923-3548, outreachcoordinator@delawareandlehigh.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000TyEKvEAN


Drivers are needed to transport families experiencing homelessness from congregations to a day center at 6 a.m. each day and then back to congregations at 6:00 p.m. for Family Promise of Lehigh Valley clients. The vehicle is a 15-passenger van, no special license required. Congregations are all within 30 minutes of the Day Center located at 1346 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown. Pick a day and shift you prefer. Clearances required. Contact Roslyn Kuba, 610-351-1368, director@fplehighvalley.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000U4IncEAF


Do you have basic data entry skills and are comfortable working in an office environment? Second Harvest Food Bank in Nazareth would benefit with your support for about 10 hours per week to assist with processing PA Senior Food Box Program applications and communicating their status to the people the program serves. Contact Andrew Phillippi, 484-287-4015, aphillippi@caclv.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000UtI0qEAF


Sights for Hope is in search of compassionate and energetic individuals to assist visually impaired clients during center-based and community-based programs. Our clients participate in life skills education, Support Groups, and social rec activities 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays. Minimum age 21. Courtesy and sighted guide training is required for all volunteers. Contact Rita Lang at 610-433-6018 ext. 225 or email rita@sightsforhope.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000UtORREA3


Who else provides programs and activities designed to help young people overcome the pressures and limitations of their environment? The Caring Place Youth Development Center in Allentown is looking for volunteers to conduct basic maintenance duties and repairs, clean our facility daily, fill in where needed. Shifts open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Contact Mary Griffin, 610- 433-5683, mgriffin@thecaringplace.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000UsjwwEAB


Help is needed to clean the Whitehall Historic Preservation Society museum displays and historic homestead. Dusting, mopping, vacuuming, and other tasks as needed 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 15. Other very flexible volunteer opportunities are available, too! Contact: Alice Lieberman 610-776-7280, WHPS@verizon.net. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000UtQaOEAV


Start the new year by coordinating a donation drive of food for student weekend meal packages as well as personal care items, paper products and diapers for food pantry clients. Wilson Area LINCS Family Center in Easton will be accepting donations in honor of MLK Day of Service throughout January. Contact Trina Brady for a list of needed items., 434-373-6200, LINCS@wilsonareasd.org.

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Visit our website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities or contact us at 610- 807-0336, vc@volunteerlv.org for more information.