Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley




ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION, Allentown – Mission’s Meatball time is here! Volunteers are needed for the 15th Annual WAEB Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, October 14th at Asbury Church. Volunteers are also needed to donate home-made baked goods and donate cans of Coca-Cola products. Sign up at www.allentownrescuemission.org/events or call Deirdre Federico Snyder, 610-740-5500 x322, dfederico@armpa.org.


BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS is in need of a Public Relations Coordinator to be responsible for communications to establish and promote favorable internal/external relationships. Preferred qualifications include excellent organization/communication skills, familiarity with media organization in local area, and the ability to work cooperatively with volunteers. Flexible schedule. Must attend Management Team meetings on second Monday each month in the evenings. Call Dana Lindsey, 267-221-7740,  bso.dana@gmail.com.


INDEPENDENT SENIOR TRANSPORTATION NETWORK LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem has a rewarding volunteer opportunity as a driver. Meet new people, make new friends, and provide Lehigh Valley seniors with a lifeline to medical appointments, grocery stores, or to visit a loved one in a nursing home. Choose times, days, and areas in Lehigh Valley only. Must have own vehicle and clean driving record. Visit www.itnlehighvalley.org or call Karen Schiavone, 610-419-1645, info@itnlehighvalley.org.


MANITO LIFE CENTER, Allentown offers therapeutic riding to both children and adults with special needs and disabilities and needs volunteers to help with riding sessions. Volunteer roles include side walking, horse handling, grooming/tacking up, general horse care before/after session, and tack cleaning/prep before and after session. No experience needed; training provided. Call Alicia Pramik, 610-433-3707,  aliciapramik@gmail.com.


SENIOR CORPS RSVP of LEHIGH, NORTHAMPTON & CARBON COUNTIES is looking for Literacy Corps volunteers to work with individual students or small groups of students in helping them to be better readers. This weekly volunteer work will be under the direct supervision and guidance of the classroom teacher. Call Diane Schrameyer, 610-393-1165, dms1408@hotmail.com.


THE CARING PLACE, INC., Allentown needs volunteers for Special Programs: Making Thanksgiving Food Baskets for Needy Families from 10am-3pm on Saturday, November 18th; Wrapping Christmas Gifts in December, and Christmas Party on Thursday, December 14th. Also need volunteers to do maintenance and vacuuming/dusting. Call Mary Ellen Griffin, 610-433-5683.


THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield needs volunteers to help with animal care, ground maintenance, feeding, watering, and clean up for all animals (small, large, and some exotic). Also need volunteers from 1-5pm for the annual Open Gate Farm Tour on Sunday, October 15th. Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, gressranch@gmail.com.


VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE, Bethlehem provides counseling services to youth and their families and needs volunteers to assist in providing additional services in coordination with the VYH service provider.

Assistance is needed in connecting families to community resources, clerical duties, and data entry. Flexible hours are based on volunteer’s and the family’s availability. Call Nicolle Graaf, 610-820-0166, ngraaf@valleyyouthhouse.org.


Contact the Volunteer Center to receive a brochure listing agencies in need of volunteers at 610-807-0336 or e-mail: vc@volunteerlv.org. Visit our website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities.