The Morning Call (Sunday)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

- Contact the Volunteer Center to receive a directory of Lehigh Valley nonprofits in need of volunteers at 610-807-0336 or e-mail: vc@volunteerl­v.org. Go to www. volunteerl­v.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunit­ies.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS LEHIGH VALLEY

needs compassion­ate and energetic volunteers to become “Bigs” for youth ages 7 to 16 in Lehigh and Northampto­n counties. Our matches typically meet twice a month and can participat­e in activities that they are most interested in. Orientatio­n, interview, references and clearances required, and a commitment to being matched with your Little for at least one year. Contact David DelaRosa, ddelarosa@ bbbslv.org.

CEDARBROOK SENIOR CARE AND REHAB, Fountain Hill & Allentown is looking to the community to help brighten the day of residents who have been unable to have visitors or social programmin­g these past several months. Inspiratio­nal (nonreligio­us) cards and letters created by youth or adults would be a welcomed addition to everyone’s day. Dedicated staff would also enjoy notes of thanks. Mail items to the attention of Kerry Magliane, Cedarbrook Senior Care & Rehab, 350 S. Cedarbrook Road, Allentown, PA 18104. HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES Help us celebrate a historic holiday season Thursday through Sunday through Dec. 30. Shifts are 2-5 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Volunteers are needed for the family-friendly outdoor activities to help with greeting guests, informatio­n and directions, store assistants, crafts and activities, gallery watcher, cottage and parking attendants. Call Keith Sten, 610-691-6055, ksten@historicbe­thlehem.org. HOLIDAY HOPE CHESTS need volunteers to donate wrapped shoeboxes filled with age-appropriat­e items for Lehigh Valley’s children in need. Suggested gift lists are provided on our website. This program, coordinate­d by the Volunteer Center, is a great project for large/small groups, clubs, classes, families and individual­s. To participat­e, go to www.volunteerl­v.org/holiday-hope-chests and fill out a 2020 Donor Pledge Form. Opportunit­y to collect and wrap empty shoeboxes, too. INDEPENDEN­T TRANSPORTA­TION NETWORK LEHIGH VALLEY provides 24/7 door-through-door ride service for seniors 60 and over and visually impaired adults to any destinatio­n in the Lehigh Valley. In order to provide this service, we need volunteer drivers to help us with the increasing demand for rides. All rides in Lehigh Valley only. Drive when and where you want. No minimum hours required. Must have own vehicle and clean driving record. Contact Jessie Shappell, 610-419-1645, jessie.shappell@ itnlehighv­alley.org.

MILLER KEYSTONE BLOOD CENTER, Easton, is seeking reliable volunteers to prescreen donors at our Donor Centers in Easton 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on select Saturdays. This opportunit­y consists of asking donors questions that are COVID-19 related and taking a forehead temperatur­e. This is an ongoing opportunit­y. You must be over 18 years of age. Sorry but we cannot accommodat­e community service hours requests. Contact Kathy Hoy, 610-691-5850, khoy@ giveapint.org.

NORTHEAST COMMUNITY CENTER, Bethlehem, needs tutors at the center for their virtual support program 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday to assist children with assignment­s, homework, school projects, reading and math and can participat­e as little as one time per week or as often as the program meets. Background checks and face masks are required along with a daily temperatur­e check. Contact Jackie Jimenez, 610-691-3355, jimenezj@neccbethle­hem.org. THE WHOLE LIFE CENTER, Easton, needs a volunteer 10 or 10:30 a.m. to about 1-2 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and every other Wednesday at our pantry location in Easton. Volunteer will supervise, assign and coordinate with daily volunteers, and assist the director with a variety of administra­tive work. It would be a plus to be able to drive a box truck to pick up food from Sam’s Club, help unload, weigh and on different days deliver the food to other organizati­ons in the Easton area. Contact Donna Lavin, 610-746-6405, donna@wholelifec­tr.org.

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