Updated February 10, 2019 | Youth & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley


CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY will be hosting a Volunteer Kick-off from 7-8PM on Feb 26 to jumpstart 2019 and help you gain an understanding of who we are, who we serve and why volunteers are so important to us. Meet other volunteers, ask questions and share ideas. Light refreshments will be provided.  Contact Nancy Petiet, 610-861-7555 x39, npetiet@cancersupportglv.org.


LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville is seeking volunteers (age 13+ or 10+ with adult) to assist with their annual “Wild-at-Heart” event from 10am-3pm on Saturday, Feb 16. Volunteers will manage stations including: craft/activity, food/beverage, basket raffle, and more. Help guests celebrate this “hoLOVEday.” Call Julia Bieski, 610-799-4171 x248, jbieski@lvzoo.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. Call Keri Young, 610-691-1030, keriy@mowglv.org.


PHOEBE Allentown Nursing Home needs a piano player on Thursday evenings 7pm for ½-3/4 hour from Sep to May to accompany the worship service at the Phoebe Apartments. Full or partial commitments welcomed. Call Eileen Mihocko, 610-794-5366, emihocko@phoebe.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.


SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Nazareth needs volunteers to be “Backpack Buddies.” Assemble packages of food and organize/load packages for kids-at-risk who receive a weekly package of food to get them through the weekend until Monday’s school breakfast. This activity takes place every 3rd Friday of every month from 8:30am-11:30am, with the next one being Feb 15. Call Idaliz Burgos, 484-287-4015, iburgos@caclv.org.


THE SALVATION ARMY CHILDREN’S SERVICES, Allentown is looking for “buddies” (18+ years) to join their upcoming round of HALO. The HALO Project is a 10-week outpatient intervention program starting on Feb 25 from 6-8pm for foster/adoptive kids and their families struggling with the impacts of childhood trauma. Background checks, training, and additional releases are required. More info found at https://salvationarmyhalo.org/ or call Jessica Jacobs, 610-821-7706, jessica.jacobs@use.salvationarmy.org.


TURNING POINT of LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown needs volunteers who are interested in helping those who have been impacted by Domestic Violence, who want to make a difference, and help expand the mission of Turning Point. Complete an application at   http://www.turningpointlv.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/ prior to 2/22 in order to be selected for their next Volunteer Orientation meeting from 6-7:30pm on 2/27. Call Andrea Search, 610-797-0530, andreas@turningpointlv.org.


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