Friday, October 12, 2018

October 2018 #4 - Community Service Opportunities






VOLUNTEER


CEDARBROOK SENIOR CARE AND REHAB, Allentown is having its Annual Holiday Bazaar on Friday, November 16th. Volunteers are needed 9:30-3:30 to assist residents with their shopping by escorting residents who are able to walk or pushing residents in wheelchairs, work at tables for bake sale/crafts, set up, clean up, etc. This is an amazing and fun day for everyone. You can sign up for the whole day or just a few hours. Minimum age 13 with adult. Call Kerry Magliane, (610) 336-5684, kerrymagliane@lehighcounty.org.


DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR, Easton needs help to get ready for our fall programming and preparing the boat and grounds for winter. Decorate the grounds and museum for fall events and Haunted Hugh Moore Park; prepare the flower beds for winter; staining wood; prepare exhibit room & displays, plus lots more. Call Aurelia Rapp, (610) 923-3548 x229, assistant@delawareandlehigh.org.
 
FEED THE CHILDREN, Bethlehem is currently accepting volunteer applications for our Teacher Store from dedicated and outgoing volunteers to help teachers shop for free school supplies and classroom furniture from 2:00-5:00 pm every Wednesday of the month, August through May. Check-in, check-out, assisting shoppers during open hours and restocking the store during the week. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 1:30 pm. Restocking of the store happens during the week from 9 am-12 pm. Call Beth Baier, 610-419-9356, beth.baier@feedthechildren.org.

THE GRESS MOUNTAIN RANCH, Orefield needs help from up to 50 volunteers for the Open Gate Farm Tour 10AM-5:30PM, on Sunday, October 21. Baked goods are needed for the bake sale and volunteers are needed to help with the food stands, raffle table, parking cars and other ranch activities. Minimum age 12 with adult supervision. Call Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122, GressRanch@gmail.com.



Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October #3 - More Community Service Opportunities


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VOLUNTEER


Lehigh Valley Zoo - Volunteers Needed!
Major upcoming events! We are currently seeking volunteers to help with our two largest events of the year!
  • Boo at the Zoo (10/20, 10/21, 10/27 and 10/28) 

  • Winter Light Spectacular starting 11/9!

Volunteers at Boo at the Zoo will help manage various trick or treating stations throughout the zoo and distribute treats to the children! Volunteers are encouraged to dress in costumes for this event! (As volunteers will be working directly with children, all costumes must be family friendly!)  The dates/times for volunteering at this event are:

•             Saturday, October 20th   (9:30am-3:30pm)
•             Sunday, October 21st  (9:30am-3:30pm)
•             Saturday, October 27th  (9:30am-3:30pm)
•             And Sunday, October 28th   (9:30am-3:30pm)

Volunteers at the Winter Light Spectacular will help at a variety of festive, holiday stations including:

•             Costumed Characters
•             Holiday Crafts/Activities
•             Concession Stands/Hot Chocolate Booths
•             Holiday Game Booths
•             AND MORE!

This year, the Winter Light Spectacular will begin on Friday, November 9th and continue until Sunday, December 30th! This is an evening event that runs from 5p-10p every Wed-Sun (Closed on Mon/Tues!)

Each night you volunteer you will receive a free admission ticket to the Winter Lights event! You can either use the tickets to return and enjoy the lights as a guest OR give them away as gifts to family/friends! 

If you are interested in helping with either of these special events, please contact me ASAP to be added to our volunteer schedule!

Julia Bieski
Event & Volunteer Manager
610.799.4171 x248


Clearview Elementary is hosting its annual Harvest Night and needs volunteers!   Here are the details about Harvest Night:

Friday, October 19, 6-8 pm: Set up from 6-8 in the Clearview multipurpose room (through the red doors in the back of the school)

Saturday, October 20, 4:30-8:30 pm: Harvest Night event in the Clearview multipurpose room, plus clean up

Contact info: Students can email Sue at suzipav@hotmail.com to sign up or get more info.


St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, PA - Is looking for volunteers to help with a community fundraising dinner and needs help with setting up, serving and cleanup. Thursday,  October 11th from 4-8pm, Please - email todfam5@rcn.com or text 610-762-2154 


Upward Sports Location:


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First Baptist Church                   
3235 Linden street
Bethlehem pa 18017


Is looking for volunteers to help with student activities and games

on the following dates:


October- 9,10,11 5:30-8pm

January- 5,12,19,26 all day Saturday

February-2,9,16,23 all day Saturday 

Contact info:  Martin Rosario
Director of Upward Sports 
Bethlehem Pa
610-739-0320


LHS GIRLS VOLLEYBALL -  is looking for volunteers for their "PINK OUT" activity please see flyer for more information:
                                                                                                        


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
 LHS GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
PINK OUT
THURSDAY, 10/10/18
MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM

Please contact if Becky Flynn at 610-417-9250 if interested

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

October 2018 - #2 Community Service Opportunities

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VOLUNTEER TODAY!

ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem Oktoberfest (Oct 5-7 & Oct 12-14) is a free festival that features brew samples, authentic German food and beer, live music and schuhplattlers, as well as attractions like the exciting Beer-Lympics competition, the popular dachshund races, Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k, local artisans and more. Minimum age 21. Volunteer opportunities include: Beer pourers, ID checkers, retail assistants, mug sellers & more! Sign up at artsquest.org/volunteer or call Courtney Angle, 610-332-1354, cangle@artsquest.org

LILY'S HOPE FOUNDATION needs volunteers for their 5K Run, Walk or Stroll on Saturday, October 13 for event set up/take down, water distribution, finish line assistance, food stands. Please join us for a fun Saturday morning at Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Breinigsville, PA. Breakfast and Snacks will be provided for all participants. DJ Koolie Kirk will be at the event with great music to keep us motivated and excited. Contact: 267-776-HOPE, Info@LilysHopeFoundation.org.


THE CHILDREN'S HOME OF EASTON is partnering with The Northampton Historical Society with a wine auction to benefit both organizations Saturday October 6th at the State Theater in Easton. We are looking for mature adults to help with registration, coat check, wine pouring for tasting and "runners" for the silent auction. Hours needed are 5pm to 10-10:30PM. Contact Jamie Bickert, 610-258-2831, jamieb@thechildrenshome.org.    


ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION's Spaghetti Dinner is October 20th at Asbury Church. Sign up to volunteer online with this link: http://signup.com/go/pHao5j. We also need donations of your home-made baked goodies and donations of canned sodas, waters and juice, too. Contact Rosaria at 610-740-5500 x348 rstoopes@armpa.org.

FREEMANSBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is looking for volunteers for their afterschool homework club starting October 17 through December 19th. Great opportunity if you like to help others to learn! Please see more information on the flyer below:

CONTACT: Destany LaBar
Community Building VISTA
Freemansburg Elementary School
610-866-6681 ext. 25998

The American Foundation for Suicide preventions walks needs volunteers! This event will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 9-3:00 pm.  Volunteers should arrive around 9am and from 2-3 to help tear down. Please contact Cari Cieszynski - ccieszyn@gmail.com
COME AND BE PART OF THIS EVENT!

Allentown YMCA is looking for Volunteer! 
Volunteers will help assemble hygiene kits for the Clean The World project at the Sands Hotel Casino in the Monroe Room on September 29, 2018, 9 to 1:30pm (split shifts available). It is a fun experience with light refreshments and music provided. Please contact Ms. Tami Unger @ tamiunger@gv-ymca.org

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS needs additional Basketball volunteers on Monday nights starting in January. Practices are held on Mondays from 6:30-8pm at Northeast Middle School. Volunteers only need to know the basics of basketball and be able to commit to attending most practices. Volunteers must complete their Class A Volunteer process which includes a background check (if over 18) and a few online trainings. Call Dana Lindsey, 610-264-3616, volunteers@bethlehemsopa.org.

QUI-LIBRIUM, Nazareth needs volunteers (age 14+) to be horse leaders and side helpers to assist during horseback riding and cart driving lessons for children and adults with special needs. Volunteers will be assigned to the same participant for one hour once a week for 11 weekly sessions. Volunteers are also needed for Special Events and doing work around the farm or in the office. All volunteers must attend training from 12:30-3:30pm on October 6th. Call Yvonne Darlington, 610-365-2266, volunteercoordinator@equi-librium.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville is open 7 days a week from 10am-4pm and is looking for volunteers
to help on weekdays (Mon.-Fri.). Volunteers help at a variety of interactive stations including Giraffe
Feedings, Lorikeet Landing, Goat, and Barn Yard Exhibit Team, and Kangaroo Tour Team. Call Julia
Bieski, 610-799-4171 x248, jbieski@lvzoo.org.


Calypso Elementary Family Bingo Night
ages: K-5 and families
Date/time: Fri. Nov. 9, from 6-8pm, One-time commitment.
Description:  
This event encourages families to spend a fun night together, in a safe environment
that is screen free!
Volunteers are needed to work the snacks table, registration sign-in table, and basket raffle table as well as "floaters" to refill bingo supplies and help with setup/cleanup.
Contact: Dr. Trisha Moller


Monday, September 17, 2018

September 2018 - October 2018- Community Service Opportunities

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Lincoln Elementary School - Community Schools Coordinator is Looking for Volunteers to help during monthly PTO meetings🙋Great volunteer hours for high school students who need hours!  The meetings typically run from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Below are the meeting dates for the year. 

October 3
November 7
December 5
January 9
February 6
March 6
April 3
May 1
July 3

PLEASE CONTACT:








FEED THE CHILDREN, Bethlehem is currently accepting volunteer applications for our Teacher Store. We are looking for dedicated and outgoing volunteers to help teachers shop for free school supplies and classroom furniture from 2:00-5:00 pm every Wednesday of the month, August through May. Check-in, check-out, assisting shoppers during open hours and restocking the store during the week. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 1:30 pm. Restocking of the store happens during the week from 9 am-12 pm. Call Beth Baier, 610-419-9356, beth.baier@feedthechildren.org.


GREATER VALLEY YMCA, Easton needs volunteers for general light duty weeding around the building and around the premises on Friday, October 26 from 2-4pm. Call Dayvon Grays, 610-438-6065, dayvongrays@gv-ymca.org.
HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES invites you to volunteer at their Annual Historic Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run in beautiful historic downtown Bethlehem on Friday, November 23 from 11:45am-3:15pm or 3:15-7pm. Volunteers will hand out t-shirts and bibs to participants. Call Kristen Walsh, 610-691-6055, kwalsh@historicbethlehem.org.

NORTHEAST MINISTRY, Bethlehem needs tutors to assist during their After School Homework Club. Children attend Monday-Thursday from 3-5pm and require assistance with homework, reading, writing, and school projects. All volunteers are required to complete background checks before starting their service. Call Paula Johnson, 610-691-3355, johnsonp@northeastministry.com.

Northwest Youth Athletic Association of Bethlehem(Northwest Little League) needs volunteers for an upcoming softball tournament.
Friday Oct 5th--field prep from about 5:30-7:30
Saturday and Sunday Oct. 6th and 7th-- snack stand and field maintenance between games. 

Please contact Ross Griffith at  griff23@rcn.com to sign up or if you have any questions.

COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE OF LEHIGH VALLEY, SBR PROGRAM - Slate Belt Rising needs volunteers from 11am-5pm on September 30 for their "The Slate Belt Bash" in Portland, PA. The event consists of a road rally scavenger hunt, games, food vendors, and live entertainment. Volunteers are needed to supervise games and for clean-up. Game supervision volunteers must have a child abuse clearance, which they will help volunteers get free of charge. Call Stephen Reider, 484-523-0900, sreider@caclv.org.

EQUI-LIBRIUM, Nazareth needs volunteers (age 14+) to be horse leaders and side helpers to assist during horseback riding and cart driving lessons for children and adults with special needs. Volunteers will be assigned to the same participant for one hour once a week for 11 weekly sessions. Volunteers are also needed for Special Events and doing work around the farm or in the office. All volunteers must attend training from 12:30-3:30 on September 8, October 6th. Call Yvonne Darlington, 610-365-2266, volunteercoordinator@equi-librium.org.

WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY, Emmaus needs volunteers to help with clearing unwanted vegetation at their Thomas Darling Preserve, Blakeslee, on September 8th to make way for other native species to take root. Volunteers should be prepared for strenuous physical activity, wear thick long pants and have sturdy work boots, and bring sunscreen, bug and tick repellent. Meet at 9am at Wawa at 296 PA 940, Blakeslee to caravan to the worksite. Lunch will be provided. Call Heather Pritchard, 610-965-4397, hpritchard@wildlandspa.org. 


DeSales University is hosting the Special Olympics Fall Sectionals!!! Volunteers are needed!!! Activity will be on Sunday, October 14, 2018. 
Volunteering for Special Olympics is an amazing opportunity to meet new people, gain new experiences, and help athletes and their families have the best competition day possible. 
The volunteer positions available for the day include: 
  • Sports Venue Volunteers (this would involve cheering on the athletes in the stands, working water stations, scorekeeping, assisting with court management/event flow, etc...), 
  • Non-Sports Venue Volunteers (this would include ensuring athletes get to where they need to go, and interacting with them during the victory dance 
  • Olympic-town, meals, award ceremonies, etc...), and Support Services Volunteers ( this includes assisting in medical, parking, security and food matters).  
Below are the instructions which provide a link to sign up for the event if you are interested in doing so. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact volunteerspecialO@desales.edu. 
Sign-up Instructions:

 NEW VOLUNTEERS: 
If you are a NEW volunteer, there is a two-step process to sign up and volunteer:
1. Register as a Volunteer for Special Olympics PA 
2. Select your job

Step 1 - Submit Volunteer Registration: 
2. Fill out and submit the Volunteer Application. (helpful hints below) 
    a. If your volunteer is part of a group that wants to stay together, they should identify themselves in the group box (DeSales Basketball Team, Insurance Group, Walmart)
    b. For question asking “Which Local Program” Please select: State Level – Event Volunteer
    c. ALL volunteers signing up to volunteer at EFS are CLASS B Volunteers 3. Hit: Submit Once submitted, you will be taken directly to the Volunteer Portal for Special Olympics and you can move directly to Step 2 below 

Step 2 - Selecting a Volunteer Job: 
1. Select: Event Sign Up 
2. Under “Select An Event” drop down select: 2018 Eastern Fall Sectional (EFS)
3. Select: Job listings that interests you and click on More Info on the right side of the job to view job description
4. Select: Sign Up Upon completion of signing up for a job, an email confirmation will be sent to you. You may review what you have signed up for by selecting “My Information” at the top of the page and viewing “My Calendar”.   

RETURNING VOLUNTEERS or AFTER YOU CREATE YOUR PROFILE & SIGN UP: 
1. Go to: https://vsys.specialolympicspa.org/ 2. Log In using your user name and password (if you forgot your password select “forgot password” to reset) 3. When logged back in, volunteers can:
    a. View your selected job 
    b. Add another job c. Change your selected job
If you have questions or problems registering or signing up, email: vsyshelp@specialolympicspa.org
here will be morning, afternoon, and all-day time slots! This is a great opportunity for all ages; there is a job for everyone!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Community Service Opportunities August-September 2018 II


👀 FHS Student - Volunteers are needed to help out with the VIA MARATHON on Sunday, September 9, 2018, from 6am - 12:00 pm. For more information please contact Mr. LaPorta, Freedom High School Principal at 610-867-5843 ext. 53901 or ext. 53902 or visit FHS Main Office.


CELTIC CULTURAL ALLIANCE, Bethlehem invites you to join the 800 new friends waiting to meet you at the Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival on September 28, 29, and 30. Many interesting positions ranging from Stage Hands, Ticket Sales, Supply, Runners, Merchandise Coordinators, to Beer Tappers and Wine Servers. Several positions for those who need to remain seated. Training dates are 9/11 and 9/20. Call Jayne Ann Recker, 610-868-9599, volunteers@celticfest.org.


FEED THE CHILDREN, Bethlehem has a National Day of Service (9/11) Volunteer Opportunity perfect for friends, families, clubs, youth/church groups, senior citizens, corporate team building groups, and individuals available from 5-8pm. Volunteers will pack boxes of food and personal care items to be distributed across the Northeastern United States. Call Beth Baier, 610-419-9356,


HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES is looking for volunteers at their newly launched Vintage Market Shop, a pop-up shop of farmhouse chic merchandise, in the 1810 Goundie House. Volunteers will monitor the space, greet guests, suggest purchases, answer questions, and help complete sales at cash wrap. For more info, call Kristen Walsh, 610-691-6055, kwalsh@historicbethlehem.org.


Monday, August 6, 2018

Community Service Opportunities - August - September 2018

EQUI-LIBRIUM, INC., Nazareth needs volunteers to help at their horse camps for children/youth with disabilities. Help with riding lessons (walking next to the horse assisting the rider) and help with horse-related crafts and activities (feeding, grooming, etc.). Mandatory training will be provided from 12:30-3:30pm on 8/11. Camps run 8:30am-12:30pm Monday through Friday 8/13-8/17. Call Yvonne Darlington, 610-365-2266, volunteercoordinator@equi-librium.org

HOLY FAMILY MANOR, Bethlehem needs volunteers for their Annual Golf Outing on August 19 at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course. Shifts may be as little as 2 hours or stay for the entire event (10am-7pm). Set up, Registration, Pot of Gold, Raffle, and Clean Up help is needed. Call Kristine Evina, 610-865-5595, kevina@cshhcs.org.

THE SALVATION ARMY OF GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown is looking for volunteers to coordinate, organize, and pack school supplies into backpacks to benefit children in need in grades 1-12 on Wednesday, August 15 from 10am-2pm. Volunteers are also needed for registration and distribution of these backpacks on Thursday, August 23 from 9:30am-2pm. Call Deirdre Govan, 610-432-0128 x220, Deirdre.govan@use.salvationarmy.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK needs volunteers for the following: Cedar Crest: Inpatient Pharmacy, Pastoral Care, Inpatient Rehab, Children's Surgery, Gift Shop, Intensive Care Waiting Room, Greeter Desk, and No One Dies Alone; Muhlenberg: Gift Shop, Ambulatory Surgical, Volunteer Office, Outpatient Rehab, Dental Clinic, Musicians to provide background music during lunch on Rehab Floor; 17TH Street: Transitional Skills Unit, Friendly Visitor for Fleming Memory Center clients, lead activities in Transitional Skills Unit. Call 610-969-2850 or email lynn.schaeffer@lvhn.orgruth.brown@lvhn.org, or Valerie.hutton@lvhn.org.

CELTIC CULTURAL ALLIANCE, Bethlehem invites you to join the 800 new friends waiting to meet you at the Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival on September 28, 29, and 30. Many interesting positions ranging from Stage Hands, Ticket Sales, Supply, Runners, Merchandise Coordinators, to Beer Tappers and Wine Servers. Several positions for those who need to remain seated. Training dates are 9/11 and 9/20. Call Jayne Ann Recker, 610-868-9599, volunteers@celticfest.org.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Community Service Opportunities July - August 2018


Broughal Middle School - CISLV Afterschool Coordinator needs volunteers as summer help on Monday, August 6, 2018, from 9 am-2:00 pm. Please contact Mr. Alozie at (610) 866-5041 x40812


Parents as Teachers Program - Marvine Family Center - is looking for volunteers to help with their CARNIVAL on August 14 (rain date August 21) from 11:30 to 2:30. Volunteers are needed to set up, helping with games and cleaning up. Please contact Kristina Zayas at 610-849-9345 ext 16812.


Lincoln Elementary School - Welcome Back Carnival! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on Saturday, August 25, from 10:30-5:00 Attached is a shared Google Doc for Volunteer Sign-Ups. Please fill in your name under the time/category you are interested in.  Below each category is the requested time commitment.  If you can only commit to a portion of that time, that is perfectly fine!  Just note your availability next to your name.  Also, please feel free to sign-up for more than one time/category! Please click here to sign-up👉 Volunteer Sign-up Sheet