January 22, 2023 | Current Volunteer Opportunities from Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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Join a Red Cross Disaster Action Team to answer the call when disaster strikes. Your local American Red Cross office is looking for volunteers in your area to provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly home fires, arranging for necessities such as food and shelter. This is a great way to give back to your community! Contact Danielle Dietze, 570-202-7951, danielle.dietze@redcross.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000UtZGtEAN


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


The K9 Kop Project is a 501c3 that provides funding for K9 units and educates the public on the needs of K9 Officers. We are looking for a Virtual Administrative Assistant to help for 1-2 hours weekly. Duties include making calls, email correspondence, assembly of packets/letters/marketing materials, maintaining contact lists, etc. Knowledge of Excel & PowerPoint a plus. Minimum age 21. Contact Vickie Richards, 443-851-3658, k9kopproject@gmail.com. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000R9QvrEAF


Our food pantry serves over 200 families per month and runs solely on the assistance of volunteers. Northeast Community Center in Bethlehem is seeking volunteers to assist with food distribution on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in our busy food pantry. Some heavy lifting is occasionally involved and knowledge of Spanish helpful but not required. Contact Paula Johnson, 610-691-3355, johnsonp@neccbethlehem.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000UtVJ8EAN


Who doesn’t love to shout BINGO!? The residents at Phoebe Allentown love playing Bingo but some of them need a little extra assistance with finding the correct numbers on their Bingo cards. This activity takes place 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Adults only. Contact Dorothy Pense, 610- 794-5366, dpense@phoebe.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000TywaSEAR


Drivers are needed to take seniors or disabled clients grocery shopping and/or to medical appointments. Mileage reimbursement available and excess automobile insurance provided by ShareCare Faith in Action. Must submit to a criminal background check and attend an orientation training. One to two rides a month makes a difference in someone’s life. Minimum age 21 or 18 with adult. Contact Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177, sharecare8@aol.com. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C1P00000Nd9RAUAZ


The Caring Place Youth Development Center provides programs and activities designed to help young people overcome the pressures and limitations of their environment. Tutors are needed for our after-school program any time between 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. to help students with their homework. (Grades K to 12th) Math, Reading, English, and reports. Contact Mary Griffin, 610-433-5683, mgriffin@thecaringplace.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000TzEueEAF


Stanley Llama and the pigs, goats, horses, ponies, alpacas, and other animals would love to meet you! The Gress Mountain Ranch in Orefield needs volunteers to assist with their daily feeding and watering. Small groups also needed to help with grounds maintenance, composting, and cleaning of stalls. Minimum age 14, or with parent supervision is 10. To arrange a day and time contact Kathryn Gress at 610-398-2122, gressranch@gmail.com. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000UtRuREAV

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.