East Penn Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

BOUTIQUE AT THE RINK, Bethlehem, is right around the corner – now through June 4 and many volunteers are needed to make this annual fundraiser successful. Volunteers are needed for setup, donation drop-offs, sale days and break down. To learn specifics about various volunteer opportunities, Call Jen Gibbs at 610-861-7556 or email jgibbs@cancersupportglv.org.

GUARDIANSHIP SUPPORT AGENCY, Allentown, is looking for volunteers to provide companionship for individuals residing in nursing homes. Assistance is also needed with shopping for individuals who need a little extra help. Call Kristen Pesarcik at 610-351-2013 or email guardianship@ptd.net.

MUSEUM OF INDIAN CULTURE, Allentown, needs volunteers 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 to set up canopies and temporary fencing, clean grill and food stand for its annual American Indian Relic Show featuring artifact collections from over 50 professional collectors. Contact Pat Rivera at 610-797-2121 or email info@museumofindianculture.org.

PROJECT OF EASTON needs volunteers to serve as tutors for adult learners for a minimum of three hours per week on a one-on-one basis, in small groups or during classes. A bachelor’s degree is required. Call Dannah Hartman at 610-258-4361, ext. 25 or email dhartman@projecteaston.org.

RIPPLE COMMUNITY, INC., Allentown, seeks volunteers to organize and lead a 1 to 1/2 hour activity on a hobby or special interest (i.e., arts and crafts, jewelry making, crochet, painting, origami, bird house, woodworking, recycled plastic bag mats) with socially isolated or homeless people at the community center. Volunteer twice every month, between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on the day of your choice Wednesday to Saturday. Please provide all materials necessary for your activity. Call Marilyn Bender at 484-240-1231 or email mbender@ripplecomunityinc.org.

THE SALVATION ARMY CHILDREN’S SERVICES, Allentown, is raising awareness for National Foster Care Month with the seventh annual Rock N’ Run 4 Kids 10K, 5K and Kids Fun Run to be held May 12 at Coca-Cola Park. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available from setup and registration to face painting and selfie station attendants. There is something for all ages and everyone is welcome. Call Jessica Jacobs at 484-705-1500 or email Jessica.Jacobs@use.salvationarmy.org.

YOUTH EDUCATION IN THE ARTS, Allentown, is looking for volunteers to help recruit young people for its program, Cadets2 (C2), a weekend-only, regionally performing drum and bugle corps. Recruitment initiatives will include phone calls, emails and direct messages on social media as outreach to potential members. Volunteers with strong communication/writing skills, a musical background and/or experience with the marching arts and availability in the late afternoon/early evening are preferred. Contact Chelsey Wirth at 484-387-1156 or email cwirth@yea.org.

Contact the Volunteer Center to receive a directory listing agencies in need of volunteers at 610-807-0336 or email vc@volunteerlv.org. Visit the website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities.