February 4, 2024 | Current Volunteer Opportunities from Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering is partnering with the Bethlehem Area Public Library to provide information for people who are experiencing homelessness, risk of homelessness, or who need resources. Computer savvy volunteers will input guest info into a software database and search for appropriate resources any weekday, 9 a.m. to1 p.m. and relay information in written form and verbally. Contact Maria Shior, 484-602-5505, mshior@bes-inc.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0CVI00000S6cKF

Have fun while helping to inspire the future leaders of the Lehigh Valley. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley has started a new after school mentoring program called STEAM Club for elementary school students in Allentown to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts. Contact Kristen Wisdo, 610-829-9341, kwisdo@bbbslv.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0CVI00000TTvh42AD

If you enjoy meeting and interacting with people, come and help with sales and greeting visitors who come to the Farm Store at Flint Hill Farm Educational Center in Coopersburg. All proceeds from purchases support outreach programs allowing us to get closer to the goal of becoming a sustainable nonprofit. Orientation and training available. Contact Katherine, 610-838-2928, farm- coordinator@flinthillfarm-edcenter.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0CVI00000Iscdl

Calling all animal lovers! Volunteers are needed for cat care & socialization, dog walkers, small animal (rabbit & guinea pig) care, laundry, dishwashing & maintenance related duties at the Lehigh Valley Humane Society, Allentown. Minimum age 14. Contact Lee Ferguson, 610-797-1205 x307, lee@lehighhumane.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0CVI00000JwVtZ

Marvine Elementary School in Bethlehem receives a food donation every Friday to distribute to the community. We need help 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. to organize and monitor the food when the community begins to take the items, a watcher for the quantities being taken, sign up list, and

break down boxes. Minimum age 20 or 16 with adult. *Takes place OUTDOORS* Contact Luis, 610-865- 0012 ext. 16815, lvasquez@basdschools.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0CVI00000IFIUA2A5

Do you love learning and teaching about history? The Moravian Historical Society in Nazareth invites you to serve as a museum tour guide. Provide a welcoming atmosphere and serve as ambassadors for the organization as well as interpreting the museum’s exhibits, helping to give visitors a deeper understanding and appreciation of the history of the Moravians. Training provided. Contact Madeline, 610-759-5070, mgambino@moravianhistory.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0CVI00000SNKhE

Do you have a friendly dog that could share some of their love with others? Pleasure of Your Company Therapy Dog (POYC) teams will attend the monthly Shoprite employee wellness program at the Bethlehem store from 1 – 2 p.m. on the last Friday of the month. Therapy dog teams must be registered with POYC. Contact Helene, 570-814-6078, poycdogs@gmail.com. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0CVI00000THfu62AD

The safety of our community is one of our top initiatives and concerns. Unidos in Allentown needs a great deal of hands in helping create their Prevention 101 Harm Reduction Kits. Opportunities are available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and every other Saturday. Shifts open between 9 a.m. and 5p.m. Minimum age 10 with adult. Contact Yahaira Davis, 484-403-0811, unidosyd@gmail.com. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0CVI00000RxUDW

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.