November 27, 2022 | Current Volunteer Opportunities from Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley | The Valley Ledger

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Help us bring extra smiles to children this holiday season by purchasing gifts for children in the community. All Holiday Hope Chests donated go to our regional nonprofit partners who support youth in the community through their programs and services. This program, coordinated by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, is a great project for large/small groups, clubs, classes, families, and individuals. To participate, go to and fill out a 2022 Donor Pledge Form.


American Cancer Society has scheduled the annual Relay For Life Lehigh Valley event on Saturday, June 3rd from 2-10 p.m. at The Promenade Shops, Saucon Valley. Our monthly Planning Committee (second Tuesday, 7-8 p.m.) is in need of help with: Social Media (this is a remote volunteer position), Luminaria Lead/ Team, Kids Tent Lead, and Communication Lead. Contact Kristina High, 610-882-5774, [email protected]. Website link-


Welcome visitors to the Kemerer Museum and provide information about museum tour opportunities while keeping a watchful eye over the exhibits. Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites greeters also share general information about the exhibits and help answer visitor questions. Request at least 2 shifts per month, generally 3-4 hours, 11a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday during Christmas season. Minimum age 16. Contact Charlotte Filiciotto, 610) 882-0450, [email protected]. Website link-


Assemble Luminaria kits consisting of candles, sand, and paper bags for New Bethany Ministries at Center Valley Parkway in Center Valley for various weekdays and Saturdays through December 10. This is a great opportunity for employee, social, or faith-based and other community groups to volunteer together. Adult supervision required for volunteers under 16. Contact Tim Burke, 610-6915602, [email protected]. Website link-


Drivers are needed to take seniors or disabled clients grocery shopping and/or to medical appointments. Mileage reimbursement available and excess automobile insurance provided by ShareCare Faith in Action. Must submit to a criminal background check and attend an orientation training. One to two rides a month makes a difference in someone’s life. Minimum age 21 or 18 with adult. Contact Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177, [email protected]. Website link-


Stanley Llama and the pigs, goats, horses, ponies, alpacas, and other animals would love to meet you! The Gress Mountain Ranch in Orefield needs volunteers to assist with their daily feeding and watering. Small groups also needed to help with grounds maintenance, composting, and cleaning of stalls. Minimum age 14, or with parent supervision is 10. To arrange a day and time contact Kathryn Gress at 610-398-2122, [email protected]. Website link-


Interested in blessing a child or family this Christmas? We have two fun opportunities. Purchase and stuff a stocking with gifts for a specific child in our foster care system or give our foster and adoptive families something they can do together as a family. Contact Emily Anthony at The Salvation Army Foster Care & Adoption Services and we will match you, 610-821-7706, [email protected]. Website link-


Did you know that 90% of brain development happens before age 5? Join the Lehigh Valley’s Talk, Read, Sing campaign and help us spread the message that talking, reading and singing with children ages 0-5 builds language skills and gets them ready for school. Join United Way of the Greater LV as we create connections at the places in our community our families trust most – childcare centers, grocery stores, salons, libraries, laundromats and more! Contact Reyanna Keglovitz, 610-807-5729, [email protected]. Website link-

Visit our website for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities or contact us at 610- 807-0336, [email protected] for more information.




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