Updated January 13, 2019 | Youth  & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley


BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS needs additional Basketball volunteers (14+ years) on Monday nights. Practices are held Mondays 6:30-8pm at Northeast Middle School. Must know basics of basketball, commit to attending most practices, and become Class A volunteer by completing background check and a few online trainings. Call Dana Lindsey, 610-264-3616, volunteers@bethlehemsopa.org.


FORGOTTEN FELINES AND FIDOS, INC., Germansville is looking for cat lovers to help clean food bowls, wash linens, clean litter boxes, etc. for about 150 felines at their shelter house/barn. Volunteer any time you can spare between 9am-12 noon Sunday through Saturday (including holidays). Call Mary Ann Schaeffer, 610-737-6851, fffvolunteer@verizon.net.


GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth needs a volunteer piano player for Sunday Church Service from 10-11am on the first Sunday each month beginning March 3. Services generally last an hour and are held in their Chapel. Music is an important part of the church service and their residents are very appreciative of someone willing to share their talent. Call Jennie Repsher, 610-829-3686,  jrepsher@northamptoncounty.org


LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS GROUP has a volunteer opportunity for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 21 from 9am to noon. Come out and help them make a difference at their HOPE Clothing Room inside Emmanuel EC Church, Bethlehem. Adult volunteers are needed to erect a wooden shelf, organize a storage location, but youth can help to sort donations. Call Kevin Cope, 484-274-3245, info@lvbg.org.


LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK has several volunteer opportunities: LVH-17th & Chew St: Friendly visitor/activity helper for Transitional Skilled Unit, and Friendly visitor for Fleming Memory Center; LVH-Muhlenberg: Gift Shop and Radiology Patient Escort; LVH-Cedar Crest: Gift Shop, Volunteer Office Runner (errands/flowers), Sterile Processing, Inpatient Pharmacy, and No One Dies Alone; Bangor Health Center: Cancer/Infusion Support. Call Karla Bachl, 610-402-8897, Karla_M.Bachl@lvhn.org
MEALS ON WHEELS of the GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers to deliver meals and/or grocery shop for home-bound seniors and disabled individuals in the Lehigh Valley. Volunteers are needed M-F from 10am-12:30pm. Must use own car. Cal Keri Young, 610-691-1030, keriy@mowglv.org.


PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY THERAPY DOGS, INC., Kutztown seeks volunteers with therapy dogs to visit residents of various nursing homes throughout the Lehigh Valley area. Bringing smiles to people’s faces is their pleasure. Therapy dog teams must be registered PoYC tested teams. For more info, call Helene Skopek-Krygier, 570-814-6078,  poycdog@yahoo.com


VOLUNTEER CENTER of the LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers to attend their LEAD Now program.  This is a board service training program to introduce newcomers to nonprofit board service, provide helpful insights for current nonprofit board members, and create a network of potential board candidates for nonprofits.  LEAD Now is a six-part training program beginning Feb. 7 in Allentown.  Class details and registration may be found at https:///www.volunteerlv.org/LEAD-Now .  Registration is required and there is a fee to attend.


VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY – Check our website www.volunteerlv.org for more holiday volunteer opportunities.  Our website is updated regularly.