Salisbury Press

Friday, September 20, 2019

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville, needs volunteers to help at its 12th Annual Run Wild 5K/10K for animal conservation. Volunteers are needed 6:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Volunteers will be helping with stations such as registration, check-in, water/snack stands, timing and awards, course guides and trail safety and more. Call Julia Seeley at 610-799-4171 or email jseeley@lvzoo.org.

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Allentown, is gearing up for its Great Allentown Fair’s “Buck and a Can Night” Aug. 27. Ten volunteers are needed for two shifts (4-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m.); two volunteers per gate for a total of five gates. The first shift should report at Main Gate between 3:30-3:45 p.m. to check in; second shift should report to assigned gates. Volunteers receive a free admission pass for any night of the fair and a parking pass for the hospital deck to be used on Aug. 27. Contact Dannah Hartman at dhartman@caclv.org.

ST. LUKE’S UNIVERSY HEALTH NETWORK, Bethlehem, Quakertown and Warren campuses need volunteer escorts, patient advocates and hospice volunteers 8 a.m. to noon or noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Spend time socializing with and providing comfort items to patients and lending a hand to staff. This opportunity is diverse and very active. Call Amanda Wefing at 484-526-4600 or email volunteers@sluhn.org.

THE SALVATION ARMY of the Greater Lehigh Valley needs volunteers for its “Stuff the Bus” campaign 8:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 3 at Walmart locations in Allentown, Easton and Whitehall. Volunteers will encourage shoppers to purchase extra school items for a child and then collect those items as shoppers leave the store. For many families who struggle every day just for basic needs, school supplies can be hard to come by. Call Deirdre Govan at 610-432-0128, ext. 220 or email Deirdre.govan@use.salvationarmy.org.

Contact the Volunteer Center to receive a directory listing agencies in need of volunteers at 610-807-0336.