October 20, 2019 | Youth & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION needsvolunteers to help kindergartners with reading skills. Next training session is Tuesday, October 29 from 2-3pm at Jackson Elementary Childhood Center, 517 N. 15 St. Park on street or shopping center lot nearby. Background clearances required and we will help in obtaining them. Call Vicki, 484-765-4121, newhardv@allentownsd.org.


BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown seeks volunteers to be mentors “Bigs” for children “Littles” in their After-School Mentoring Program. “Bigs” and “Littles” spend time on creative arts projects, recreation, health/nutrition, math games, and more; no math, computer, or tutoring skills needed. Volunteer on Thursdays from 3:30-5pm. All volunteers will complete an interview, need references, pass background checks, and receive training. Call Natalie Artinger, 610-432-8000, nartinger@bbbslv.org.


GREATER VALLEY YMCA, Bethlehem needs a volunteer Cook/Server for Community Supper Program for youths ages 18 and under. Primary responsibilities include proper preparation/cooking of all food items in a safe, timely manner maintaining high quality of food preparation. Meal prep and serving meals must be done in accordance with CACFP requirements. Must clean up after meals. Previous experience is preferred. Hours are 3:30-6:30pm Monday-Friday. Call Maribel Tandazo, 610-351-9622 x820, maribeltandazo@gv-ymca.org.


LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers to help with the first Annual Zombie 5K on Sunday, October 27 from 8am-noon. Help is needed with set-up, registration, water stations, and tear-down. Call Dawn Fernandez, 610-868-2971 x3154, dfernandez@charterarts.org.


NORTHEAST COMMUNITY CENTER, Bethlehem needs volunteer Tutors for their After-School Homework Club from 3-5pm Monday-Thursday. Volunteers assist children with homework, school projects, reading, math, and enrichment activities. Participate as little as one time per month or as often as program meets. Background checks are required. Call Paula Johnson, 610-691-3355, johnsonp@neccbethlehem.org.


SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Nazareth – Backpack Buddies, a kid-friendly nutrition program needs volunteers. Help assemble backpacks on Friday, October 25 from 8:30-11:30am. Tasks include assembling packages of food and organizing/loading packages. Volunteers should feel comfortable standing, bending, and lifting up to 30 lbs. Close-toed shoes are required. Call Idaliz Burgos, 484-287-4015, iburgos@caclv.org.


SIXTH STREET SHELTER, Allentown needsa volunteer to be a Front Desk Greeter. Greet visitors/residents and make sure they sign in; assist residents with completing necessity request forms or holiday wish lists; call residents to communicate when necessities are ready for pick-up or remind them of upcoming events; and assist Office Administrator with printing, filing, and other tasks as needed. Hours are 9:30am-2pm MWF, with flexibility on number of days. Call Heather Pritchard, 610-435-1490, hpritchard@caclv.org.


ST. LUKE’S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK, Bethlehem, Monroe, Quakertown, and Warren Campuses need Volunteer Escorts, Patient Advocates, and Hospice Volunteers Monday-Friday from 8am-12pm or 12-4pm. Spend time socializing with and providing comfort items to patients and provide a lending hand to their staff by performing various duties. Call Amanda Wefing, 484-526-4600, volunteer@sluhn.org.


Visit our website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities.