June 9, 2024 | Current Volunteer Opportunities from Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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YLEAD is a leadership and service program for Lehigh Valley high school students (entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall) hosted by Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley. Participants in the program develop critical leadership skills while working to support nonprofit organizations through service projects. Open session is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. July 8-12. Application and payment options available on our website, http://www.volunteerlv.org/y-LEAD . Contact us at 610-807-0336 or youth@volunteerlv.org.

Sangria fest is back at Grange Park, Upper Macungie, on June 15. Hosted by ArtsQuest, Sangria Pourers (minimum age 21) and ticket scanners (minimum age 16) are needed 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to help make this community event a success. Extra duties within your area may be required. RAMP certification is not required. Contact Parker Ryan, 610-332-1343, pryan@artsquest.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/organization/0011a00000KYGZ3AAP

The Boys & Girls Club of Allentown seeks Summer Program Volunteers to help implement a diverse, safe, and fun variety of educational and recreational programs and activities for youth. Volunteers may work in different program areas as needed, including delivering educational and mentoring programs, and activities in the areas of arts, sports, fitness, and more. Minimum age 16 with adult. Contact Katherine, 610-432-9944, bgcajacksonk@gmail.com. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0CVI000010n31I

Be a buddy to a camper (ages 6-19) with special needs (or one of their siblings) during Camelot for Children’s summer camp 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday, June 17 to Jul 26, and have fun enriching their lives with outdoor activities while keeping them safe. Adults and youth 12 years or older are welcome to help enrich the lives of children with special needs at 2354 W Emmaus Ave, Allentown. Community Service Hours available. Contact Lisa Griesemer, 610-698-9156, lisag@camelotforchildren.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0CVI00000wAfKA2A0

The National Youth Bike Summit hosted by Community Bike Works is being held at Muhlenberg College from June 14 to June 16 and needs volunteers for a variety of shifts and tasks from assisting with registration, directing attendees to appropriate buildings, managing the bicycle check out/check in process to chaperoning a fun youth event. Contact Melanie, 610-533-4479, m.sanchezjones@gmail.com. Website link-www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0CVI00000zzbXZ2AY

Grace Community Foundation food pantry in Allentown distributes food every Friday, and the 3rd & 4th Saturday every month. Looking for small groups or individuals to bag & distribute groceries and clean- up. The hours are 8:45-11:15 a.m. each day. Community service hours available. Minimum age 12 with adult. Contact Patty, 484-788-4903, pmcnamara.gracefoodbank@gmail.com. Website www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0CVI00000w2RCR2A2

The Whitehall Historical Preservation Society needs volunteers to assist with basic maintenance projects both inside and outside (weather permitting). Painting, raking, weeding, cleaning, sign making, preparing for summer events, monitoring tours and other tasks as needed 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23. Contact Alice Lieberman, 610-776-7280, WHPS@verion.net. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0CVI000010mjX3

Looking for a fun and engaging activity with friends, why not become a Zoellner Arts Center volunteer usher? Hosting over 250 events a year including many student club activities, as well as campus and community events, volunteer for at least 5 events a season, mostly nights and weekends. There will be standing for extended periods of time (1-2hrs), and the ability to move freely up and down stairs is preferred. Contact Robin Perry, 610-758-5453, rbp220@lehigh.edu. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0CVI00000qJO91

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.