November 18, 2019 | Youth & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION is looking for volunteers to read to kindergartners (and some 1st graders) in classrooms across the city. Training is scheduled for Thursday, November 21 from 1:30-2:30pm at Jackson Elementary Childhood Center, 517 North 15th St. Street parking is available. All volunteers must obtain required background clearances; info on this provided at session. Call Vicki Newhard, 484-765-4121,


CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is hosting a Gift-Wrapping Event at Wind Creek Casino Outlets during the holiday shopping season and needs volunteers age 12+ to wrap gifts. All packages will be wrapped for a monetary donation that benefits the members of their community. Call Nancy Petiet, 610-861-7555,


HOLIDAY HOPE CHESTS need volunteers to donate wrapped shoeboxes filled with age appropriate items for Lehigh Valley’s children in need. Suggested gift lists are provided on our website. This program, coordinated by the Volunteer Center, is a great project for large/small groups, clubs, classes, families, and individuals. To participate, go to and fill out a 2019 Donor Pledge Form.


LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville has fun volunteer opportunities available for you to earn FREE passes to their Winter Light Spectacular. Volunteers help with costumed characters, holiday crafts and activities, fire pits, concession and hot chocolate stands, guest parking, and more! Each night you volunteer earns an Admission Ticket. Shifts are Wed/Thurs 5-9:30pm, Fri/Sat/Sun 4:30-9:30pm. Volunteers age 10-12 need adult supervision. Call Julia Seeley, 610-799-4171 x248,


NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES, Bethlehem – Help prepare for Luminaria Night 2019. Volunteers (age 18+ or 12-17 with adult) are needed for their final push to complete packing luminaria kits on Monday, November 18 and Tuesday, November 19 from 4-6pm. Call Marc Rittle, 610-691-5602 x205,


PHOEBE ALLENTOWN HEALTH CARE CENTER is seeking a volunteer on Mondays or Tuesdays to help seniors order their groceries online. Being proficient with a computer would be extremely helpful, but the ordering process is simple. Ordering usually takes 2-3 hours and the timing is flexible. Call Daniella Bruno, 610-794-6000,


SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Nazareth needs warehouse volunteers for their Free Fridays, when their member agencies shop (at no cost to them). Volunteers for Free Friday are needed every other Friday from 12:30-2:30pm. Volunteers must be comfortable lifting up to 50 lbs., bending, and walking for the entire time. Call Idaliz Burgos, 484-287-4015,


WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE, Bethlehem – Share your time and talents to wrap gifts for an Annual Children’s Christmas Party on Thursdays 5-8pm, Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm, and Sundays 2-6pm beginning November 14. Choose the date and number of hours convenient for you. Call to confirm your day and hours before arriving. Call Dr. Enid Jackson, 610-202-1273,


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