January 29, 2023 | Current Volunteer Opportunities from Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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Make 2023 your year to help someone who needs lifesaving blood. American Red Cross is recruiting for Blood Donor Ambassadors who can help welcome and engage blood donors, explain the donation process as necessary, and assist with initial intake and hand-offs through the blood donation process. Minimum age 16. Contact Danielle Dietze, 570-202-7954, danielle.dietze@redcross.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000UtZHwEAN


The National Canal Museum (NCM) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with our children’s program, Kids on the Canal! Volunteers should enjoy doing crafts and demonstrating planned activities to kids visiting the museum every 3rd Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. from April to December. Tasks include setup/cleanup and interacting with kids and families as they visit. Training provided and clearances required. Contact Anna Kristjansen, 610-923-3548, outreachcoordinator@delawareandlehigh.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000UtVOTEA3


Tour guides at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts lead guests through the museum while presenting a lively and educational narrative about the changing styles of the decorative arts over more than three centuries. Tour guides answer visitors’ questions and help guests to step back in time as they learn about the exhibits. Training provided by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. Contact Charlotte Filiciotto, 610-882-0450, cfiliciotto@historicbethlehem.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000UtUfoEAF


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


The Caring Place Youth Development Center in Allentown provides programs and activities designed to help young people overcome the pressures and limitations of their environment. We are looking for volunteers who can greet visitors, answer phone calls, maintain a neat & friendly front desk area for our families, and help in the food bank on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Contact Mary Griffin, 610-433-5683, mgriffin@thecaringplace.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000UsjefEAB


A one-acre garden, called the Easton Urban Farm, supplies fresh produce, as well as flowers, each summer to underserved neighborhoods. Three times a week, we rely on volunteers to prepare rows, plant, weed, compost, water, pick and bundle and transport veggies to food pantries and senior centers in Easton. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to the same day/time every week. Clearances required. Orientation provided by The Easton Neighborhood Center on February 25. Work begins March

18. Minimum age 14 with adult. Contact Brenda Havens, 610-253-4253, bhavens50@gmail.com. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000Utf1CEAR


The Salvation Army, Allentown, is looking for volunteers to assist grammar school students in our after- school program with homework, reading support, and to assist with arts and crafts. If you have a special skill to share, such as cooking, sewing, or crocheting, we would be able to incorporate that into our program too! The program runs from 3:15-6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Clearances required. Minimum age 21. Contact Dierdre Govan, 610-432-0129, deirdre.govan@use.salvationarmy.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000Tz4D5EAJ


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.