Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley




AUTISM SOCIETY LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown needsa volunteer Fundraising Specialist to be Chairperson of the Fundraising Committee and lead effort to develop, implement, and fundraise based on board’s financial goals.  Duties include educate/train board members on fundraising, develop marketing plans, delegate tasks/roles, find grant opportunities, etc.  Call Miriam Ludwig, mlludwig@ptd.net, 610-751-6532.


DELAWARE & LEHIGH HERITAGE HALF MARATHON RUN/WALK, Northampton & Lehigh County has need for volunteers to monitor start/finish lines, staff water stations, direct participants at intersections, present awards, and cheer on participants throughout the course on Sunday, November 5th . Contact Loretta Susen, 610-923-3548 x221, Loretta@delawareandlehigh.org.


LEHIGH COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Allentown needs volunteers to serve on their Track and Field Committee.  This committee organizes the event in which 700 athletes participate.  Some duties are logistics, food, scheduling, transportation, etc.  Meetings are once a month (September through May) for an hour or two.  For more info, call Patty Feninez, 484-274-8544, specialolympicslehighcounty@ptd.net.


LEHIGH COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, Allentown needs volunteers to help with a Bowl-a-Thon at Hampton Lanes Bowling Alley, Northampton from 12pm-3:30pm on Sunday, November 19th.  Duties include check people in to tournament, help make baked goods, help run bake sale, and help with basket raffle.  This is a fundraiser event for the benefit of the Humane Society.  Call Shannon Lauchnor, 610-797-1205 x308, shannon@lehighhumane.org.


LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK seeks caring compassionate, and committed community volunteers to serve in following areas:  All Locations-errand runners, gift shop, emergency dept., in-patient pharmacy; 17th & Chew-Office and Recreational Activity; Muhlenberg – Sterile Processing and Hospitality; Cedar Crest-Children’s Surgery Center, Surgical Waiting, and Hospitality.  Apply at LVHN.org or call 610-969-2850.


LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville needs volunteers to help with their Winter Light Spectacular from 5:30-10pm every Wednesday through Sunday, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from November 10th to December 31st.  Volunteers help with games/activities, snack stands, costumed characters, parking, fire pits, admission, and more.  All opportunities are outdoors, so volunteers should dress weather appropriate!  Call Julia Bieski, 610-799-4171, jbieski@lvzoo.org.


MANITO LIFE CENTER, Allentown is looking for administrative help. Volunteers should be friendly, organized, and detail oriented. Days & hours are flexible, but evenings and weekends are our major need. Volunteers should be proficient in Microsoft Office programs. Contact Alicia Pramik, 610-433-3707, aliciapramik@gmail.com.


SOUTHSIDE ARTS DISTRICT, Bethlehem needs volunteers Saturday, October 28 to lead Trick or Treaters (along with their parent/guardian) to designated shops on 3rd & 4th streets Bethlehem for Trick or Treating! The Halloween Fun starts at 12pm – 4pm at the Greenway between 3rd & 4th streets and Adams and New Streets right by the Transbridge Bus stop. Volunteer T-shirt & Map will be provided. Contact Missy Hartney, 484-892-0395, missy@southsideartsdistrict.com.


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.