Category Archives: Volunteer Opportunities

Feed the Children

Feed the Children is a national organization that exists to end childhood hunger. The organization connects donors, experts, partners, leaders and communities to attack the problem from all angles. Popular volunteer opportunities include food distributions, box brigade, artist program events, and teacher stores.

 

Feed the Children Pennsylvania
Distribution Center & Teacher Store
47 S. Commerce Way | Bethlehem, PA 18017
610-419-9356 x4503 | VolunteerPA@feedthechildren.org

For more information and to sign up, visit the Feed the Children website.


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Citizens Climate Lobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization working to create the political will for a livable world. This chapter is one of more than 400 chapters in the U.S. and globally!

Our Lehigh Valley chapter is very active. Volunteer opportunities include: steering, outreach, media, endorsements, and lobbying. We are a member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and an active participant in the Chamber’s Energy & Environment Committee.

The chapter meets the Tuesday AFTER the second Saturday of each month in room 525 of the Northampton Community College Fowler Center, 11 E 3rd Street, Bethlehem, 18015
6 pm: potluck supper, welcome & introductions
6:30 pm: business meeting

To learn more and sign up, visit the Citizens Climate Lobby Chapter website.


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Meals on Wheels

For 46 years, Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County has depended upon thousands of volunteers who support us by delivering meals, grocery shopping, assisting at events, helping out in the office, or educating the public about our vital service.

Join this remarkable group of people by volunteering your time whenever you are available. Whether you are able to help monthly, weekly, or more often, we can find an opportunity that fits into your schedule.

To learn more, visit the Meals on Wheels website.


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St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm

St. Luke’s University Health Network has partnered with the Rodale Institute to develop an organic produce farm located at Anderson Campus. The farm is used to provide locally grown organic produce throughout our network. Produce from the farm will be utilized in our network cafeterias and served to patients, employees, and visitors. Excess produce will be sold to staff members and the community allowing these individuals to make healthy eating choices in their own homes, contributing to healthier lifestyles. The St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm allows the network to raise community awareness about the importance of healthy eating and the impact of food choices on overall health and well-being.

Join us on the farm as we weed to harvest the farm fresh produce that services all 7 of the hospitals in the St. Luke’s network.  After we weed stay for a tour of the farm!

To volunteer for Weeding Wednesdays please contact Farmer Lynn at lynn.trizna@rodaleinstitute.org.

For more information, visit the website.


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Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Volunteers are the strength of the D&L, doing everything from maintaining the trails to greeting visitors at the Canal Museum. Volunteers help us define our community-based mission while allowing them to showcase their talents. Our dedicated volunteers are an essential part in the D&L accomplishments and completion of projects to preserve our local history, which would otherwise not be possible.  Involving the community is very important to our work and what makes it so meaningful.

If you would like learn more or to become a volunteer, visit the website and submit the online form or download & complete the form and mail it.

For more information and questions, please contact Terri Monserrat at 610-923-3548 x224 or terri@delawareandlehigh.org.


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The Monocacy Farm Project

The Monocacy Farm Project utilizes land and resources at Monocacy Manor in Bethlehem, Pa., in the Franciscan tradition to model stewardship and care of the earth, foster community involvement, provide educational opportunities and serve the needs of the poor.

Monocacy Farm provides opportunities for volunteers and interns to gain hands-on farming and gardening experience throughout each growing season. Flexible hours can be scheduled Monday through Saturday each week beginning April 15 and extending through October 31. Every effort will be made to provide each volunteer and intern exposure to as many facets of organic farming and gardening as their time permits. Following general orientation and completion of introductory-level projects, work assignments will, wherever possible, be tailored to each individual’s areas of interest. On-site workshops and demonstrations will be provided periodically to augment technical learning.

Individuals interested in finding out more about volunteer opportunities and unpaid internships may contact Bob Drake via e-mail at bdrake@schoolsistersosf.org or by phone at 610-867-8494.

For more information about the project, visit the website.


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Sixth Street Shelter

Volunteers can work one-on-one with residents and their children. They work with the Family Resource Center, cover the reception area, tutor our residents, organize our basement or food pantry, and help clean up around the Shelter. There are three volunteer options: adult volunteer, student volunteer, and community service volunteer.

To learn more, visit the Sixth Street Shelter website.

To volunteer, fill out the adultstudent, or community service forms.


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Hamilton Park Community Garden

Established 2004 on a neglected lot in Allentown’s West End section, Hamilton Park Community Garden consists almost entirely of flowering organic perennials. HPCG’s mission is to provide an extraordinary oasis of flowers for everyone to enjoy. 

There are many different ways to help this garden survive, including weeding, pruning, transplanting to optimize visual effect, mulching, adjusting stair steps and stones, suggesting website improvements, garden design suggestions, cultivating supporters and donors, applying your organizational ability to recruit volunteers to form a club, scheduling… All count and everyone is welcome.

Visit the Hamilton Park Community Garden Website to learn more.

To sign up to volunteer, enter your contact information here.

 


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Bethlehem Food Co-op

The Bethlehem Food Co-op plans to open a community owned and operated grocery store in downtown Bethlehem to offer healthy, affordable, locally-focused food and informational workshops in a convenient neighborhood location.

They are searching for volunteers to help with financial planning, design or graphics, writing, blogging, photography, legal counsel, insurance, recipe submissions or tasting, bookkeeping, note-taking, hosting Committee Meetings, tabling at Fairs, Farm Markets, and other Community Events, canvassing for membership drive, grant writing, web development, construction, painting, babysitting, fundraising, carpooling to meetings, and teaching classes. 
To learn more or sign up, please visit Bethlehem Food Co-op’s website

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Pool Wildlife Sanctuary Maintenance Volunteer

 Wildlands Conservancy is currently seeking Maintenance Volunteers for our Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Emmaus, PA. The Sanctuary includes 77 acres of woodlands and open space, plus several buildings. The main office of Wildlands Conservancy is located in a roughly 200 year-old farmhouse on the Sanctuary, as is a much newer education center, a 200 year-old barn, and several smaller buildings and structures. We are seeking skilled, experienced volunteers to help us with small-to-medium sized repairs and maintenance activities. The ability to complete very basic power tool and farm equipment maintenance would be helpful. The total weekly/monthly hours volunteered are optional, but commitment to a regular schedule is requested.

 

For full description and application:

http://www.wildlandspa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PWS-maintenance-volunteer.pdf

 

For more information, contact:

Carl Martin, Director of Property Stewardship

610.965.4397 ext 121

cmartin@wildlandspa.org


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