Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley 
Take a few minutes to go from good intentions to good works: volunteering is the way to go and the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is here to help!   There are volunteer opportunities for adults and children in a variety of different settings.  Click your way to a volunteer project!  Find an opportunity in our searchable database , let us refer you to Lehigh Valley organizations with ongoing projects where you can coordinate your service to work with your schedule, or participate in our Seasons of Service .  The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley offers a variety projects and opportunities with agencies in the Lehigh Valley, working with all kinds of people for all kinds of causes!  These projects run throughout the week so you can find one that works with your schedule.  To receive a brochure listing agencies in need of volunteers, click on the link above, call 610-807-0336, or
email The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley.

American on Wheels, Allentown
Needs admissions/gift shop volunteers to greet visitors and handle the cash register.  Contact: Connie McDowell at 610-432-4200 x14.

American Cancer Society
Needs volunteers for its Daffodil Days fundraising event.  Volunteers are needed to sell daffodils at various sites in the Lehigh Valley and to deliver daffodils to businesses, schools and churches during the week of March 15.  Contact Rosemarie Murphy at 610-921-2329.

Care Net of the Lehigh Valley 
Care Net is seeking assistance in providing its clients with essentials.  The following items are needed for babies: diapers (newborn, sizes 4, 5, 6), baby wipes, baby wash, new feeding bottles (4 or 8-ounces), toddler care seats (new or less than seven years old), newborn onesies, newborn sleepers, crib sheets, cribs (under 10 years old, all parts and in very good condition only), pack-and-plays, baby formula with iron, socks (newborn-toddler sizes), paper towels and disinfectant spray.  To donate any of the above items, contact Sharon Grant, Care Net of the Lehigh Valley at 610-821-0943, x229 or email her at
sharon@carentlv.org.

Diakon Hospice, Saint John, Allentown
Seeking volunteers to offer companionship and emotional support to hospice patients.  Office volunteers assist with answering phones and monthly mailings.  Hospice care is a very compassionate care that provides comfort and support for patients and their families during the final stages of a terminal illness.  To register or for more information, call 610-391-2307.

Girls on the Run of Lehigh County
Seeking female volunteer mentor/coaches to coach the girls in third through fifth grades with life-skill lessons while training them to participate in a 5K race.  Program will run March 15 to March 27.  Days and times vary by site.  Training date is February 20.  Volunteers should be 18 years of age or older.  Contact Samantha Schneck at 610-682-1547 or email
schnecks@diakon.org.

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network 
Needs people to interact with patients in their therapeutic recreation departments and to help as receptionists, transporters and in pastoral care Monday through Friday, 8:00am-6:00pm.  Orientation and training provided.  Minimum age 14.  Contact: JoAnn Frey, 610-776-3125 or by email:
jfrey@gsrh.org.

Heartland Hospice
Recruiting volunteers to sit with terminally ill patients throughout the Lehigh Valley area and surrounding communities.  Hospice volunteer training is provided free of charge and can be suited to meet volunteers' schedules.  Fall classes are now forming.  Contact Janet Daly, volunteer coordinator, at 610-266-0134 for further information and to register for training.

Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown
Seeking volunteers for its front desk, or to assist with errands or to be a patient companion.  Volunteers are required to interview with the coordinator of volunteers and attend a free comprehensive training course.  Contact Kimberly Thompson at 610-969-0396.

Miller Keystone Blood Center
Looking for canteen attendants for its locations in the Lehigh Valley and also its mobile sites.  Morning, afternoon or evening hours are available and depend on location.  Baby-sitting openings are also available in Bethlehem.  Ongoing training available.  Contact Naomi Pratt at 610-691-5850.

National Canal Museum
Seeking volunteer guides ages 15 and older to help greet guests and explain exhibits 9:30-5:00 Sundays.  Contact Judy Cannavo, 610-559-6647,
judycannavo@yahoo.com.

Norwescap Food Bank
Seeking volunteers 13 and older to sort food and clothing weekdays between 9:00am-noon.  Training done on the job.  Contact: Patty Muschlitz, 908-454-4322,
muschlitzp@norwescap.org.

Phoebe Home Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Located in Allentown, the center needs volunteers to assist with bird-care needs, participate in a knitting, crocheting, needlepoint group, escort residents to off-site appointments, and transport residents to the in-home beauty parlor or barber shop.  All days and times are available for all programs.  Orientation and a tuberculosis skin test are required, provided free.  Volunteers should be 13 or older or have completed the seventh grade.   Phoebe also needs volunteers to help with Christmas parties for its 450 residents.  Supplies for parties such as table cloths, cup napkins, and plates are needed.   Contact Joan Wickel, 610-794-5362.

Sacred Heart Hospice
Hospice services are provided by a team of experienced health care professionals and volunteers who see patients and families in their homes or in nursing facilities. The focus is on comfort for the patient and family. Sacred Heart Hospice is looking for volunteers to provide care and support when a decision has been reached by the patient and family to pursue comfort care rather than seeking curative medical treatment. For more information about volunteering, please contact Lynn Schiavone, Volunteer Coordinator at Sacred Heart Hospice Care at (610) 871-5897.

The Salvation Army
Needs bell ringers for its kettles through December 24th.  Contact: Allentown, Meganne Murphy, 610-432-0129; Bethlehem, Jean Dlugose, 610-867-4681.

Second Harvest Food Bank
Receives many tons of food donations from organizations, congregations and schools and needs help evaluating these donations to assure that they are suitable for distribution to member agencies.  Volunteers must be over 14 and able to life.  Contact Ann McManus, 610-434-0875,
amcmanus@caclv.org.  Second Harvest also needs volunteers to pick fresh fruits and vegetables at local farms in Northampton, Lehigh and Monroe Counties during the spring and summer and/or transport items to Second Harvest.

Sharecare Faith in Action
 
Volunteers are needed to visit disabled and homebound aging.  Visits are flexible, two hours a month.  Contact Lynn Heiney at 610-867-2177 or by email at
sharecare8@aol.com.

Sixth Street Shelter, Allentown
Needs someone fluent in sign language to meet on a weekly basis with client and caseworker.  Volunteer would be responsible for interpretation between client and caseworker and would work closely with both parties to facilitate transition into a long-term housing program on Turner Street.  Contact Marsha Eichelberger at 610-435-1490,
meichelberger@caclv.org.

Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley
Located in Bethlehem, volunteers are needed with writing, communication and basic computer skills to assist with staff with ongoing in-house projects.  Hours are flexible 8:30am-4:30p Mondays through Fridays.  Call Sandie at 610-807-0336.

Warm Hearts 4 Cold Noses
 
A program of No Kill Lehigh Valley.  Volunteers are needed for Adopt-a-thons noon until 3:00pm the second Sunday of the month.  Adopt-a-thons are held at Petco, 3300 Lehigh St., Allentown.  Training is provided.  Contact
wh4cn@aol.com.

The Women of Temple Convenant of Peace and Bnai Abraham Synagogue
 
Both groups, located in Easton, along with several independent knitters, recently presented 61 lap blankets to Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg.  The knitters have donated 165 blankets to the hospital in the past three years.  New knitters are welcome.  For information, call Gwen Jacobs at 908-859-6509.