Parkland Press

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·Allentown Youth Soccer Club, Allentown, has volunteer opportunities including coach, assistant coach, team manager, registration assistants and administrative (sort copies and deliver flyers). Open board positions include registrar — collect and manage player data, communicate with coaches; travel league representative and recreational league representative — attend quarterly league meetings and report back to board and coaches.

Contact Louis Holzman at 610-674-2870 or louisholzmannutrition@gmail.com.

·ArtsQuest, Bethlehem, is celebrating celebrate its 35th anniversary of Musikfest, Aug. 3-12. A volunteer-driven festival benefiting the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities, positions for include: soda booth, beer servers, ticket booth assistants, retail assistants, set up and tear down, and more. Sign up atartsquest.org/volunteer.

·Flint Hill Farm Educational Center Inc., Coopersburg, is looking for a camp counselor in training, age 16 and older to work weekdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers, age 14 and older, are needed for Saturday work team 7:30 a.m. to noon. Training will be provided.

Contact Kathleen Fields at 610-838-2928 or Kathy@flinthill-farm.org.

·Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville, has volunteer opportunities for youth age 13 and older. Typical shift is 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tasks include: kangaroo walkabout, giraffe feeding deck, goats and barn yard, penguin bracelets, games, crafts, activities and more. Join the Lehigh Valley Zoo Volunteer Group on Facebook.

For information, contact Julia Bieski at 610-799-4171, ext. 248 or jbieski@lvzoo.org.

·Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, is looking for several high school students to assist with Hands-On-History Camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for kids ages 8 to 12 scheduled June 18 to 22 and June 25 to 29 to set up and clean each day and help group leaders with activities. Volunteers should be able to attend either one or both full weeks. Volunteers, 18 years of age and older, are required to obtain background checks. Contact info@moravianhistoricalsociety.org and include a short paragraph about why you are interested in this opportunity.

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·Phoebe Nursing Home, Allentown, has a summer junior volunteer program which enables youth, age 13 and older, to earn community service hours while helping residents at summer picnics, outdoor walks, manicures, bingo, games, music and more. Opportunities span days (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), evenings and weekends. Training date is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19.

Contact Joan Wickel at 610-794-5364 or jwickel@phoebe.org.

·Salvation Army Children’s Services, Allentown, is looking for a small group of volunteers to help prep paper files to be digitized. Ideally group would be four to six people who are accurate at tracking names and precise at lining up papers. This could be an ongoing project, maybe one day a week for two to three hours for a month or two. Supervision and instructions will be provided.

Contact Jessica Jacobs at 484-705-1500 or Jessica.Jacobs@USE.SalvationArmy.org.

·Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, United Way Day of Caring volunteers will receive T-shirts to wear while they are volunteering June 21. Four volunteers are needed to report to the Cancer Support Community location in Allentown to sort and organize Day of Caring T-shirts 9 a.m. to noon June 11, 12 or 13.

Contact Sandie Kelly at 610-807-0336 or skelly@volunteerlv.org.

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