January 19, 2020 | Youth & Adult Volunteer Opportunities from the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

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CENTER FOR CAREEER PATHWAYS & LITERACY (LCCC), Allentown is looking for volunteer tutors (age 22+) for its adult literacy program. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with adults looking to improve their academic skills in various subjects in order to obtain their high school equivalency. Volunteers must have a bachelor’s degree in any field, be able to make a commitment of 3 hours per week, attain clearances, and have a flexible schedule. Call Olga Jaeger, 610-799-1216, ojaeger@lccc.edu .


CENTER FOR VISION LOSS, Whitehall needs volunteers to assist clients with visual impairment during a weekly walk at the Lehigh Valley Mall every Wednesday from 9-10:30am. All volunteers will be trained in sighted guide procedures. All volunteers must use their own transportation to the Mall and have a current FBI Criminal Background Clearance. Call Rita Lang, 610-433-6018 x225, rita.lang@centerforvisionloss.org.


FLINT HILL FARM EDUCATIONAL CENTER, Coopersburg needs a carpenter/plumber to connect new sink to existing water line and install propane gas Instaheat water heater to be connected to present gas connection. Call Kathy Fields, 610-838-2928, kathy@flinthill-farm.org.


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY, Bethlehem is looking for volunteers with education experience to lead guided tours for school groups. Curriculum and training provided. Tours are typically offered between 9am and 3pm Monday through Friday with busy months being March through May. Call Robert Kent, 610-694-6637, rkent@nmih.org.


SPIRITRUST LUTHERAN HOME CARE & HOSPICE, Allentown needs volunteers to make friendly visits to hospice clients in their own homes, nursing homes, and/or assisted living communities in Lehigh, Berks, and Northampton counties. Upon completion of training, volunteers set their own visit schedules. Some things volunteers do are read to clients, watch TV together, and talk; no medical/nursing skills are needed. Call Cathy Sweeney, 484-871-2802, csweeney@spiritrustlutheranhc.org.


THE PERFECT FIT FOR WORKING WOMEN, Allentown is looking for fashion-savvy volunteers to serve as volunteer retail and stock associates in their resale boutique. Volunteers will greet clients, customers, and donors; receive, sort, tag, and hang clothing donations; assist customers with selections, and perform light housekeeping duties, as necessary. Standing for several hours and light lifting are necessary. Shifts are flexible and available Monday-Friday. Call Heidi Lennick, 484-408-9607, boutique@ywcaallentown.org.


THE SALVATION ARMY FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SERVICES, Allentown is looking for 1-2 long-term volunteers (age 18+) to help on a weekly basis with various clerical duties. Training and support will be provided. Main duties include: filing confidential foster care documents, data entry, and answering phones. Strong computer and communication skills a plus! Minimum of one day per week is preferred; weekday (M-F) schedule is flexible; start asap. Background clearances are required. Call Jessica Jacobs, 610-821-7706, Jessica.jacobs@use.salvationarmy.org.


THE SANCTUARY AT HAAFSVILLE, Breinigsville has many wonderful dogs and cats who would love to spend some time in a real home before they are adopted by their “furever” family. Foster opportunities include short and long-term, emergency situations for power outages or disasters, and for animals recovering from surgery. They ask only that fosters provide dog/cat pet food, shelter, love, and be able to bring the animal for adoption days. Call Linda Green, 484-285-5445, lgreen@thesanctuarypa.org.

For more volunteer opportunities please visit https://www.volunteerlv.org/